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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GxP
Rank 245 245 219
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs citing GxP 13 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.095% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.51% 1.02% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Average daily rate £310 £600 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.33% +114.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £550 £315
% change year-on-year
-43.63% +74.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £113.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.75 £113.50
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -67.62%
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
859 886 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.08% 9.35% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 439 338
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £208 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 43 27
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £12.47 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £55.00 £113.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GxP across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

GxP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £310 - 1
Surrey -4 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 - -
GxP
England

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 22 (70.97%) Pharmaceutical
2 19 (61.29%) Project Management
3 11 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (29.03%) Middleware
4 9 (29.03%) SAP
5 8 (25.81%) Degree
6 7 (22.58%) Manufacturing
7 6 (19.35%) Validation
7 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
7 6 (19.35%) GAMP
8 5 (16.13%) PMI Certification
8 5 (16.13%) ETL
8 5 (16.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (16.13%) Axway
9 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.90%) Quality Management
9 4 (12.90%) Change Management
9 4 (12.90%) B2B
9 4 (12.90%) ITIL
9 4 (12.90%) Informatica
9 4 (12.90%) webMethods
9 4 (12.90%) SOA
9 4 (12.90%) hybris
9 4 (12.90%) Issue Tracking
9 4 (12.90%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (12.90%) Chemistry
9 4 (12.90%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
9 4 (12.90%) QA

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (3.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 22 (70.97%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (22.58%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.68%) Legal
4 2 (6.45%) Finance
4 2 (6.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Project Manager
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Business Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Junior
3 6 (19.35%) Junior Project Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Applications Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Middleware Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Programme Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Validation Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Compliance Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) IT Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) IT Risk Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Junior Business Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Junior IT Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Junior IT Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Chemistry
3 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.68%) PMI
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Life Science
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.23%) Pharmacovigilance
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Project Management
2 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
2 6 (19.35%) Validation
3 5 (16.13%) ETL
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
4 4 (12.90%) B2B
4 4 (12.90%) Change Management
4 4 (12.90%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Quality Management
4 4 (12.90%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) SOA
4 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
5 3 (9.68%) ERP
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Time Management
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 5 (16.13%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) GAMP
2 5 (16.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (12.90%) QA
4 3 (9.68%) GMP
5 2 (6.45%) COBIT
5 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
5 2 (6.45%) GCP
6 1 (3.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) SAP
2 5 (16.13%) Axway
3 4 (12.90%) hybris
3 4 (12.90%) Informatica
3 4 (12.90%) webMethods
4 3 (9.68%) IBM
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) HP