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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank 241 239 227
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing GxP 16 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.078% 0.072%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.04% 1.01% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
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£475 £351 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.52% -7.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £351 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £351 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+32.66% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
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
783 695 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.55% 7.76% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 368 269
Average daily rate £400 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £186 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £482 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 29
Average hourly rate £21.07 £21.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.21 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.35 £31.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.54 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +10.81%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 8 £535 - 2
Berkshire - 7 £317 - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
GxP
England

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 27 (71.05%) Pharmaceutical
2 17 (44.74%) GAMP
3 14 (36.84%) Validation
4 10 (26.32%) SAP
5 9 (23.68%) GMP
5 9 (23.68%) LIMS
5 9 (23.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (18.42%) Quality Management
6 7 (18.42%) Manufacturing
6 7 (18.42%) SAP Security
6 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (15.79%) QMS
7 6 (15.79%) Project Management
7 6 (15.79%) HP
8 5 (13.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Degree
8 5 (13.16%) Migration
8 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.53%) QA
9 4 (10.53%) Change Control
9 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
9 4 (10.53%) Middleware
9 4 (10.53%) UNIX
10 3 (7.89%) C
10 3 (7.89%) SQL
10 3 (7.89%) ABAP
10 3 (7.89%) Web Services
10 3 (7.89%) CISSP

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) SAN
1 2 (5.26%) NAS
General
1 27 (71.05%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (18.42%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Project Manager
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Consultant
3 5 (13.16%) Security Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Chief Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Quality Manager
5 3 (7.89%) SAP Security Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Compliance Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Process Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Business Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Change Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Project Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Middleware
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) LIMS
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) Pharmacovigilance
3 3 (7.89%) PKI
4 2 (5.26%) Chemistry
4 2 (5.26%) FMCG
5 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.63%) Life Science
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Validation
2 7 (18.42%) Quality Management
2 7 (18.42%) SAP Security
2 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (15.79%) QMS
3 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 5 (13.16%) Migration
4 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Change Control
6 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Process Improvement
6 3 (7.89%) CAPA
6 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.89%) ERP
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.63%) Time Management
8 1 (2.63%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) C
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
1 3 (7.89%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (44.74%) GAMP
2 9 (23.68%) GMP
2 9 (23.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (13.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (10.53%) QA
5 3 (7.89%) GCP
6 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) SAP
2 6 (15.79%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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