The table below looks at the statistics for GMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GMP over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 257 232 226
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs citing GMP 8 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.081% 0.033% 0.075%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.94% 0.47% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate
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£575 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £313 £331
% change year-on-year
+40.80% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.00
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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 South East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
847 636 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.60% 7.03% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 339 289
Average daily rate £380 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £180 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 42 44
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.50 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.60% +96.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

GMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

GMP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GMP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

GMP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

GMP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

GMP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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Top 27 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing GMP 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 GMP.

1 13 (92.86%) GAMP
1 13 (92.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 11 (78.57%) Validation
3 10 (71.43%) GxP
4 9 (64.29%) LIMS
4 9 (64.29%) Quality Management
4 9 (64.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 9 (64.29%) QMS
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
5 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (14.29%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (7.14%) TQM
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Change Control
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Learning Management System
6 1 (7.14%) MS Office

GMP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing GMP 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 GMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 13 (92.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Project Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Validation Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Validation Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) LIMS
2 1 (7.14%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Validation
2 9 (64.29%) Quality Management
2 9 (64.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 9 (64.29%) QMS
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Coaching
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) TQM
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (92.86%) GAMP
2 10 (71.43%) GxP
3 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft