The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 67 73 87
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.40% 0.16%
As % of the General category 0.70% 0.87% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £438 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +14.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -35.18%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
285 461 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.09% 46.47% 46.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 193 150
Average daily rate £400 £350 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £502 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +107.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £27.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £42.75 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Reading region.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Reading region.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Pharmaceutical
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Bioinformatics
2 2 (50.00%) Informatics
2 2 (50.00%) Chemistry
2 2 (50.00%) Biology
2 2 (50.00%) Life Science
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (25.00%) PMP
3 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) CAPM
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Informatics
1 2 (50.00%) Chemistry
1 2 (50.00%) Biology
1 2 (50.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Bioinformatics
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CAPM
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) PeopleSoft