The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 112 116 111
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 22 10 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.38% 0.95%
As % of the General category 2.38% 1.11% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £321 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.75 - £53.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 - £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 - £70.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £36.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-43.44% +46.46%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
925 903 1127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.21% 34.39% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 428 635
Average daily rate £400 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 53 54
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.89 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.01% -23.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £44.90 £41.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +6 12 £413 +5.43% 12
Manchester +1 6 £313 -3.84% 5
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Pharmaceutical also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Pharmaceutical.

1 10 (31.25%) Manufacturing
2 7 (21.88%) SAP
3 5 (15.63%) ERP
3 5 (15.63%) Life Science
3 5 (15.63%) SAP ERP
3 5 (15.63%) SAP EWM
4 4 (12.50%) RedPrairie
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
4 4 (12.50%) Finance
4 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) Wireless
5 3 (9.38%) XML
5 3 (9.38%) LAN
5 3 (9.38%) JDA
5 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 3 (9.38%) Resource Management
5 3 (9.38%) Logistics
5 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
6 2 (6.25%) Data Privacy
6 2 (6.25%) Banking
6 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
6 2 (6.25%) Data Management
6 2 (6.25%) QA
6 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.25%) QlikView
6 2 (6.25%) Time Management
6 2 (6.25%) GxP

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Pharmaceutical also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Pharmaceutical. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) SAP ERP
1 5 (15.63%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Wireless
1 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) QlikView
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
General
1 10 (31.25%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Law
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Project Manager
1 6 (18.75%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Implementation Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (9.38%) SAP Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) SAP Implementation Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Compliance Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Web Applications Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Web Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Quality Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Life Science
2 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.25%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) ERP
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.38%) Resource Management
3 3 (9.38%) Logistics
4 2 (6.25%) Data Privacy
4 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
4 2 (6.25%) Data Management
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) Time Management
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
4 2 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) ITSM
5 1 (3.13%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
1 2 (6.25%) GxP
1 2 (6.25%) GMP
1 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.13%) GLP
2 1 (3.13%) GCP
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) SAP
2 4 (12.50%) RedPrairie
3 3 (9.38%) JDA
4 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
4 2 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Cognizant
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £11 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Pharma Division
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £11.50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: From 10.00 per hr
Posted: 7 days ago
Cumbria
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: From 10.00 per hr
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Macclesfield
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £14 - 20 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £17 - 36 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £20 - 30 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £30 - 50 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago