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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 47 107 122
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +15
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 116 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.00% 0.89% 0.33%
As % of the General category 8.39% 2.88% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 11 6
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£375 £450 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +34.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £444
% change year-on-year
- -15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -50.00%
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
1382 939 937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.71% 31.03% 34.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 532 436
Average daily rate £400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 52
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +48.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.34 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £39.00 £41.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 97 £375 -16.66% 20
Manchester -4 13 £325 +4.00% 3
Merseyside -11 5 £250 -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 57 (25.79%) Project Management
2 51 (23.08%) Manufacturing
3 41 (18.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (14.48%) Finance
6 26 (11.76%) SAP
6 26 (11.76%) GAMP
6 26 (11.76%) GMP
7 23 (10.41%) Process Management
8 21 (9.50%) GxP
9 17 (7.69%) QlikView
10 16 (7.24%) Informatics
10 16 (7.24%) Business Analysis
10 16 (7.24%) PMI
10 16 (7.24%) PMI Certification
11 15 (6.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 14 (6.33%) ERP
12 14 (6.33%) Validation
13 12 (5.43%) Scrum
13 12 (5.43%) Legal
13 12 (5.43%) Risk Management
13 12 (5.43%) Change Management
14 11 (4.98%) Workflow
14 11 (4.98%) Saba
14 11 (4.98%) Linux
14 11 (4.98%) .NET
14 11 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (4.52%) Java
15 10 (4.52%) CMS

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 10 (4.52%) CMS
2 7 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.26%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (2.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.90%) Lync
4 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.45%) SAS
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.90%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) SAP APO
2 2 (0.90%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.45%) TrackWise
3 1 (0.45%) SAP EHS
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.17%) Amazon SQS
2 7 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (3.17%) Amazon S3
2 7 (3.17%) Amazon EMR
2 7 (3.17%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (3.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 7 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 7 (3.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 7 (3.17%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.90%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) DNS
2 2 (0.90%) WAN
3 1 (0.45%) DHCP
3 1 (0.45%) VPN
3 1 (0.45%) LAN
3 1 (0.45%) SAN
3 1 (0.45%) Firewall
3 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.69%) QlikView
2 8 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.17%) SQLPlus
3 7 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (2.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.26%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.36%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.45%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 51 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 32 (14.48%) Finance
3 12 (5.43%) Legal
4 4 (1.81%) Banking
5 3 (1.36%) Retail
6 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 40 (18.10%) Architect
3 34 (15.38%) Analyst
4 22 (9.95%) Business Analyst
5 20 (9.05%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (7.24%) Developer
7 13 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
8 12 (5.43%) Consultant
9 11 (4.98%) IT Project Manager
10 9 (4.07%) SAP Manager
11 8 (3.62%) QlikView Developer
12 7 (3.17%) Coordinator
13 6 (2.71%) Project Coordinator
13 6 (2.71%) PMO Manager
13 6 (2.71%) AWS Engineer
14 5 (2.26%) Digital Project Manager
14 5 (2.26%) Operations Engineer
14 5 (2.26%) Systems Engineer
14 5 (2.26%) Business Manager
15 4 (1.81%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.98%) .NET
2 3 (1.36%) Flask
3 1 (0.45%) WPF
3 1 (0.45%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.24%) PMI
1 16 (7.24%) Informatics
2 10 (4.52%) FMCG
3 6 (2.71%) SCADA
4 5 (2.26%) Life Science
5 4 (1.81%) Data Conversion
5 4 (1.81%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.36%) Learning Management System
6 3 (1.36%) SCORM
7 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.45%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.45%) Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) SecurID
8 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.98%) Linux
2 7 (3.17%) Windows
3 2 (0.90%) HPUX
3 2 (0.90%) Solaris
3 2 (0.90%) UNIX
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (25.79%) Project Management
2 41 (18.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (10.41%) Process Management
5 16 (7.24%) Business Analysis
6 14 (6.33%) Validation
6 14 (6.33%) ERP
7 12 (5.43%) Change Management
7 12 (5.43%) Risk Management
7 12 (5.43%) Scrum
8 11 (4.98%) Workflow
8 11 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (4.52%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.52%) Problem Management
9 10 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (3.62%) ETL
11 7 (3.17%) Data Management
11 7 (3.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (3.17%) Analytics
11 7 (3.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.52%) Java
2 7 (3.17%) SQL
3 3 (1.36%) Python
3 3 (1.36%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.90%) C
5 1 (0.45%) C#
5 1 (0.45%) VB6
5 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (7.24%) PMI Certification
2 7 (3.17%) Degree
3 4 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.36%) CCIE
4 3 (1.36%) CCNP
5 1 (0.45%) CCNA
5 1 (0.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.76%) GAMP
1 26 (11.76%) GMP
2 21 (9.50%) GxP
3 15 (6.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 9 (4.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (2.71%) QA
6 3 (1.36%) SLA
7 1 (0.45%) CDISC
System Software
1 3 (1.36%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (4.07%) Puppet
2 7 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.90%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.90%) SCCM
3 2 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (11.76%) SAP
2 11 (4.98%) Saba
3 10 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.17%) Oracle
5 5 (2.26%) Wonderware
5 5 (2.26%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.26%) VMware
5 5 (2.26%) Informatica
6 4 (1.81%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.36%) NetApp
8 2 (0.90%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.90%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.45%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco
9 1 (0.45%) CheckPoint
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