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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 115 108 115
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 16 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.74% 0.58%
As % of the General category 1.51% 2.13% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £215 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £346 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £43.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.00%
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
1061 984 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.17% 34.75% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 494 447
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 66
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +84.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.44 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £42.80 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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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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 +3 7 £575 +85.48% 2
Manchester -12 3 £400 +60.00% 9
Merseyside -4 2 £218 - 4
Lancashire - - - - 1
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 11 (29.73%) Project Management
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
3 7 (18.92%) SAP
4 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
4 6 (16.22%) Manufacturing
4 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.81%) GxP
5 4 (10.81%) UNIX
5 4 (10.81%) Migration
5 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
5 4 (10.81%) Banking
5 4 (10.81%) Project Planning
5 4 (10.81%) Degree
5 4 (10.81%) SAP EWM
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.11%) Windows
6 3 (8.11%) Java
6 3 (8.11%) .NET
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle
6 3 (8.11%) GMP
6 3 (8.11%) Mainframe
6 3 (8.11%) Validation
7 2 (5.41%) Service Management
7 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (5.41%) NHS
7 2 (5.41%) SAN
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL
7 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
7 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
7 2 (5.41%) ERP

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) SAP EWM
2 2 (5.41%) Maximo
2 2 (5.41%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) Intranet
2 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.70%) Wireless
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
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 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.81%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Project Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Developer
2 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (10.81%) SAP Manager
3 3 (8.11%) SAP Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Quality Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Project Coordinator
5 1 (2.70%) SAP Business Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.70%) Spring
2 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.70%) WPF
2 1 (2.70%) JPA
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.70%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (2.70%) SignalR
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.41%) NHS
2 2 (5.41%) Life Science
3 1 (2.70%) FMCG
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) PMI
3 1 (2.70%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) UNIX
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Project Management
2 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
2 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
3 4 (10.81%) Project Planning
3 4 (10.81%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL
5 2 (5.41%) ERP
5 2 (5.41%) Service Management
5 2 (5.41%) Analytics
5 2 (5.41%) Data Privacy
5 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.70%) Line Management
6 1 (2.70%) Network Management
6 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Test Management
6 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) C
2 2 (5.41%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) GxP
2 3 (8.11%) GMP
3 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (5.41%) QA
4 1 (2.70%) GCP
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) SAP
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Business Objects
3 2 (5.41%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Ariba
4 1 (2.70%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.70%) Informatica
4 1 (2.70%) JDA
4 1 (2.70%) Aruba
4 1 (2.70%) RedPrairie
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
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