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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 52 116 117
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +1
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 114 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.07% 0.62% 0.45%
As % of the General category 8.74% 1.85% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 6 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -20.00%
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
1304 1025 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.09% 33.44% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 579 442
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +10.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 53
Average hourly rate £15.98 £26.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.28% +48.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.55 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £45.00 £50.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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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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 +43 105 £363 -9.37% 14
Manchester -9 8 £413 +32.00% 7
Merseyside -17 1 £275 -
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 44 (25.43%) Project Management
2 40 (23.12%) Manufacturing
3 33 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (15.03%) Finance
4 26 (15.03%) GAMP
4 26 (15.03%) GMP
5 25 (14.45%) SAP
6 22 (12.72%) GxP
7 20 (11.56%) Process Management
7 20 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (9.25%) PMI
8 16 (9.25%) PMI Certification
8 16 (9.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 16 (9.25%) Informatics
9 15 (8.67%) Validation
10 13 (7.51%) ERP
11 12 (6.94%) QlikView
12 10 (5.78%) Risk Management
13 9 (5.20%) Legal
13 9 (5.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (4.62%) SharePoint
14 8 (4.62%) Linux
14 8 (4.62%) QA
14 8 (4.62%) Business Analysis
14 8 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
15 7 (4.05%) Problem Management
15 7 (4.05%) Change Management
15 7 (4.05%) Workflow
15 7 (4.05%) Scrum

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 8 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.31%) CMS
3 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.16%) Lync
3 2 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.58%) eRoom
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.16%) MS Office
3 2 (1.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) SAP APO
2 2 (1.16%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.58%) TrackWise
3 1 (0.58%) SAP EHS
3 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.31%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.31%) Amazon S3
2 4 (2.31%) Amazon EMR
2 4 (2.31%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 4 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 4 (2.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 4 (2.31%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.73%) DNS
2 1 (0.58%) SAN
2 1 (0.58%) Firewall
2 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.58%) NAS
2 1 (0.58%) LAN
2 1 (0.58%) DHCP
2 1 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.94%) QlikView
2 7 (4.05%) SQLPlus
3 5 (2.89%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.31%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.73%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.58%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 40 (23.12%) Manufacturing
2 26 (15.03%) Finance
3 9 (5.20%) Legal
4 3 (1.73%) Banking
4 3 (1.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (20.23%) Project Manager
2 33 (19.08%) Architect
3 22 (12.72%) Analyst
4 18 (10.40%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (7.51%) Implementation Engineer
6 11 (6.36%) Developer
6 11 (6.36%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.62%) Consultant
7 8 (4.62%) SAP Manager
8 6 (3.47%) PMO Manager
8 6 (3.47%) Coordinator
9 5 (2.89%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (2.89%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (2.89%) Business Manager
9 5 (2.89%) QlikView Developer
10 4 (2.31%) Agile Project Manager
10 4 (2.31%) Functional Analyst
10 4 (2.31%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (2.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 3 (1.73%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.31%) .NET
2 3 (1.73%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.25%) PMI
1 16 (9.25%) Informatics
2 6 (3.47%) FMCG
3 5 (2.89%) SCADA
4 4 (2.31%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.31%) Life Science
5 3 (1.73%) Data Conversion
6 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.16%) Biotechnology
6 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) SecurID
7 1 (0.58%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.62%) Linux
2 6 (3.47%) Windows
3 2 (1.16%) HPUX
3 2 (1.16%) Solaris
3 2 (1.16%) UNIX
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.43%) Project Management
2 33 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (11.56%) Process Management
4 15 (8.67%) Validation
5 13 (7.51%) ERP
6 10 (5.78%) Risk Management
7 8 (4.62%) Business Analysis
7 8 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (4.05%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.05%) Workflow
8 7 (4.05%) Scrum
8 7 (4.05%) Change Management
9 6 (3.47%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (2.89%) Service Management
10 5 (2.89%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (2.31%) Regression Testing
11 4 (2.31%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.89%) SQL
2 4 (2.31%) Java
3 3 (1.73%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.73%) Python
4 2 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (9.25%) PMI Certification
2 4 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.73%) CCIE
3 3 (1.73%) CCNP
3 3 (1.73%) Degree
4 1 (0.58%) HNC
4 1 (0.58%) MBA
4 1 (0.58%) CCNA
4 1 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.03%) GAMP
1 26 (15.03%) GMP
2 22 (12.72%) GxP
3 16 (9.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 9 (5.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (4.62%) QA
6 3 (1.73%) SLA
7 1 (0.58%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.47%) Puppet
2 4 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.16%) SCCM
3 2 (1.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (14.45%) SAP
2 6 (3.47%) Oracle
2 6 (3.47%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (3.47%) VMware
2 6 (3.47%) Saba
3 5 (2.89%) Wonderware
4 3 (1.73%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.73%) NetApp
5 2 (1.16%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.16%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.16%) Informatica
6 1 (0.58%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.58%) EMC
6 1 (0.58%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.58%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco
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