The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 100 66 133
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +67
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 60 100 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 2.52% 0.31%
As % of the General category 4.41% 6.97% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 1
Median daily rate £500 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% +3.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £440 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £20.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+65.00% -55.55%
Pharmaceutical
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1362 1435 998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.82% 36.11% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 754 547
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 62 49
Median hourly rate £22.02 £21.25 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% -32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £58.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.76%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the North West region.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the North West region.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Pharmaceutical
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -19 58 £500 +22.54% 7
Manchester -20 1 £190 -57.77% 5
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 42 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (41.76%) Finance
3 24 (26.37%) SAP
4 22 (24.18%) Project Management
5 14 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (15.38%) Analytics
6 13 (14.29%) Scrum
7 12 (13.19%) ETL
7 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
7 12 (13.19%) Java
7 12 (13.19%) Degree
8 10 (10.99%) Data Integration
8 10 (10.99%) Talend
8 10 (10.99%) Talend Open Studio
8 10 (10.99%) Visual Analytics
9 9 (9.89%) Business Analysis
9 9 (9.89%) SQL
9 9 (9.89%) Oracle
9 9 (9.89%) Tomcat
9 9 (9.89%) Programme Management
9 9 (9.89%) Change Management
10 8 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (8.79%) Life Science
10 8 (8.79%) User Stories
10 8 (8.79%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.69%) AngularJS
11 7 (7.69%) SaaS
11 7 (7.69%) HTML5
11 7 (7.69%) Supplier Management

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.89%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.49%) Apache
3 3 (3.30%) IIS
3 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) eRoom
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.59%) MS Office
3 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.20%) MS Project
4 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (2.20%) SAP MDM
3 1 (1.10%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) SaaS
2 5 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.49%) Amazon Kinesis
2 5 (5.49%) Amazon S3
2 5 (5.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (4.40%) Veeva
4 3 (3.30%) IaaS
4 3 (3.30%) PaaS
5 2 (2.20%) Taleo
6 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (5.49%) MySQL
2 5 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.49%) Star Schema
3 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.20%) QlikView
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.10%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.10%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (5.49%) ERwin
3 3 (3.30%) JIRA
4 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (41.76%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.10%) Legal
4 1 (1.10%) Swedish Language
4 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (23.08%) Analyst
2 20 (21.98%) Developer
3 16 (17.58%) Project Manager
4 15 (16.48%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) ETL Developer
5 7 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Consultant
6 6 (6.59%) Senior ETL Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Senior Manager
6 6 (6.59%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (5.49%) Data Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Database Developer
7 5 (5.49%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Talend Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Finance Manager
8 4 (4.40%) IT Finance Manager
8 4 (4.40%) IT Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Database Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 7 (7.69%) CSS
1 7 (7.69%) HTML
1 7 (7.69%) HTML5
2 4 (4.40%) REST
2 4 (4.40%) Spring
3 2 (2.20%) .NET
4 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.10%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.10%) MDX
4 1 (1.10%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.10%) WinForms
4 1 (1.10%) XML
4 1 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Data Integration
2 8 (8.79%) Life Science
3 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.40%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.30%) Informatics
5 3 (3.30%) NHS
6 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.10%) Social Media
7 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Windows
2 5 (5.49%) AIX
2 5 (5.49%) Linux
3 3 (3.30%) CentOS
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.18%) Project Management
3 14 (15.38%) Analytics
3 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 13 (14.29%) Scrum
5 12 (13.19%) ETL
6 10 (10.99%) Visual Analytics
7 9 (9.89%) Business Analysis
7 9 (9.89%) Change Management
7 9 (9.89%) Programme Management
8 8 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (8.79%) Mentoring
8 8 (8.79%) User Stories
9 7 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 7 (7.69%) Quality Management
9 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.69%) Supplier Management
9 7 (7.69%) TDD
10 6 (6.59%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) Java
2 9 (9.89%) SQL
3 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.49%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.10%) C#
5 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.10%) Python
5 1 (1.10%) Ruby
5 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (13.19%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.30%) CCNA
3 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.20%) MBA
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (3.30%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.30%) GAMP
2 3 (3.30%) GMP
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) Puppet
1 3 (3.30%) vRealize
2 2 (2.20%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 24 (26.37%) SAP
2 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.99%) Talend
4 9 (9.89%) Oracle
5 4 (4.40%) Hyperion
5 4 (4.40%) VMware
6 3 (3.30%) Cisco
6 3 (3.30%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (2.20%) BMC
7 2 (2.20%) Concur
7 2 (2.20%) Infor
7 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.20%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.10%) Ariba
8 1 (1.10%) CA
8 1 (1.10%) Cognos
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