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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 120 123 106
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 24 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.29% 0.51%
As % of the General category 1.91% 0.95% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Average daily rate
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£550 £318 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.82% -24.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £260 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £413 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £375 £418
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -10.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £19.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+123.68% -14.60%
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
1256 846 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.61% 30.94% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 445 303
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £522 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 57 57
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +96.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £10.80 £6.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +11 13 £450 - 15
Manchester - 9 £675 - 11
Lancashire - - - - 2
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (27.03%) SAP
2 9 (24.32%) Project Management
3 8 (21.62%) GMP
3 8 (21.62%) GxP
4 7 (18.92%) ERP
4 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (18.92%) Validation
5 6 (16.22%) FMCG
5 6 (16.22%) Finance
5 6 (16.22%) Manufacturing
5 6 (16.22%) PMI
5 6 (16.22%) PMI Certification
6 5 (13.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (13.51%) Process Management
6 5 (13.51%) Informatics
7 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
8 3 (8.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.11%) QA
8 3 (8.11%) Degree
9 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
9 2 (5.41%) Biotechnology
9 2 (5.41%) Maximo
9 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
9 2 (5.41%) UNIX
9 2 (5.41%) ITIL
9 2 (5.41%) Oracle
9 2 (5.41%) NHS
9 2 (5.41%) IBM
10 1 (2.70%) Microsoft

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) eRoom
2 1 (2.70%) Lync
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Maximo
2 1 (2.70%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.70%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) DB2
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JDeveloper
1 1 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
1 6 (16.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Project Manager
1 7 (18.92%) SAP Manager
2 6 (16.22%) PMO Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Project Director
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Project Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) Business Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.70%) Spring
1 1 (2.70%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) PMI
1 6 (16.22%) FMCG
2 5 (13.51%) Informatics
3 2 (5.41%) Biotechnology
3 2 (5.41%) NHS
4 1 (2.70%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Life Science
4 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Project Management
2 7 (18.92%) ERP
2 7 (18.92%) Validation
2 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (13.51%) Process Management
4 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL
6 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.70%) QMS
7 1 (2.70%) SAP Security
7 1 (2.70%) Data Entry
7 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.70%) SOA
7 1 (2.70%) Change Management
7 1 (2.70%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) PMI Certification
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.70%) VCP4
3 1 (2.70%) MBA
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) GMP
1 8 (21.62%) GxP
2 5 (13.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (8.11%) QA
4 1 (2.70%) GAMP
4 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) IBM
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) EMC
3 1 (2.70%) Ariba
3 1 (2.70%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
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