The table below looks at the statistics for GxP 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 GxP over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GxP
Rank 228 239 240
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing GxP 15 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.89% 1.35% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £440 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £484 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £433 £438
% change year-on-year
-7.51% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
GxP
England

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
794 666 881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.56% 7.62% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 292 345
Average daily rate £360 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 67
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

GxP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

GxP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GxP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

GxP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

GxP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GxP across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

GxP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

GxP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

GxP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

GxP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Surrey - 6 £400 -
Middlesex +1 2 £575 +30.68%
Hampshire - 1 £600 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
GxP
England

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing GxP 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 GxP.

1 13 (65.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (50.00%) Validation
3 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (25.00%) QA
4 5 (25.00%) SAP
5 4 (20.00%) GAMP
5 4 (20.00%) GCP
5 4 (20.00%) GMP
6 3 (15.00%) ERP
6 3 (15.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) Data Privacy
7 2 (10.00%) SaaS
7 2 (10.00%) Life Science
7 2 (10.00%) German Language
7 2 (10.00%) Information Security
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) SQL
8 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
8 1 (5.00%) ITIL
8 1 (5.00%) ETL
8 1 (5.00%) SAS
8 1 (5.00%) LAN
8 1 (5.00%) WAN
8 1 (5.00%) Informatica

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing GxP 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 GxP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP SD
1 1 (5.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
1 1 (5.00%) SAP QM
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
1 1 (5.00%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) LSMW
General
1 13 (65.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.00%) German Language
4 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Tester
1 3 (15.00%) QA Tester
2 2 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Compliance Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Quality Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (5.00%) SAP QM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Life Science
2 1 (5.00%) LIMS
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
2 1 (5.00%) SCADA
2 1 (5.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (5.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (15.00%) ERP
2 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (10.00%) Data Privacy
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Data Management
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (20.00%) GAMP
2 4 (20.00%) GCP
2 4 (20.00%) GMP
3 3 (15.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Informatica