The table below looks at the statistics for GAMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAMP over the 3 months to 21 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP)
Rank 123 114 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing GAMP 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.16% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.45% 2.99% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £329 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £468 £329 £370
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -11.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.50 £43.25 -
% change year-on-year
+16.76% -
GAMP
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
145 134 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.18% 5.33% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 60 61
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 11
Average hourly rate £15.77 £14.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +1.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

GAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GAMP across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

GAMP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

GAMP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

GAMP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

GAMP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

GAMP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

GAMP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAMP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Highlands 0 5 £320 -2.66%
GAMP
UK

GAMP
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing GAMP 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 GAMP.

1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (80.00%) Risk Assessment
2 8 (80.00%) Change Management
2 8 (80.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (70.00%) Firmware
3 7 (70.00%) SCADA
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (30.00%) PDCA
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (30.00%) Product Management
5 3 (30.00%) Statistics
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (30.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (30.00%) Benchmarking
6 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (20.00%) Siemens

GAMP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing GAMP 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 GAMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Validation Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) Computer Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) Quality Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) SCADA
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (80.00%) Risk Assessment
2 8 (80.00%) Change Management
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) PDCA
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) Six Sigma
4 3 (30.00%) Benchmarking
4 3 (30.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 3 (30.00%) Product Management
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Siemens