The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 194 159 154
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -5
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 64 70 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.65% 0.82% 1.03%
As % of the General category 1.93% 2.35% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 47 33
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£418 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 20
Average hourly rate £34.25 £22.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.93% -11.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £14.50 £17.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £42.95 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.00%
Pharmaceutical
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3313 2974 3074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.68% 34.85% 37.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1835 1540 1355
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 112 203
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £23.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.95% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Pharmaceutical
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 Pharmaceutical within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 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 26 £513 +32.25% 10
Berkshire +4 19 £320 -1.69% 5
Hampshire -11 9 £550 +174.31% 2
West Sussex - 5 £375 - 2
Middlesex -20 3 £250 -52.38%
Buckinghamshire -27 1 £395 +13.01%
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 6
Thames Valley - - - -
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical.

1 32 (20.13%) Finance
2 31 (19.50%) SAP
3 28 (17.61%) Project Management
4 24 (15.09%) Degree
5 19 (11.95%) Marketing
5 19 (11.95%) MS Excel
6 18 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (10.69%) Validation
7 17 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (10.06%) GAMP
9 15 (9.43%) PRINCE2
10 14 (8.81%) ITIL
10 14 (8.81%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (8.81%) Manufacturing
11 13 (8.18%) GxP
11 13 (8.18%) Microsoft
11 13 (8.18%) MS Office
12 11 (6.92%) SaaS
13 10 (6.29%) Risk Management
13 10 (6.29%) SharePoint
13 10 (6.29%) GMP
14 9 (5.66%) Windows
14 9 (5.66%) Migration
14 9 (5.66%) Information Security
14 9 (5.66%) Computer Science
14 9 (5.66%) FMCG
14 9 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint
15 8 (5.03%) COBIT
15 8 (5.03%) QA

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.77%) CMS
3 5 (3.14%) Drupal
4 4 (2.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.63%) Confluence
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.63%) Kentico
5 1 (0.63%) Lync
5 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 19 (11.95%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.18%) MS Office
3 8 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.40%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.63%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.89%) SAP Payroll
2 3 (1.89%) TrackWise
3 2 (1.26%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.26%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (1.26%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.63%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.63%) BPCS
4 1 (0.63%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.63%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.63%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.63%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.63%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.63%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.63%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.63%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.92%) SaaS
2 3 (1.89%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.63%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.14%) Firewall
2 3 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (1.89%) LAN
2 3 (1.89%) WAN
3 1 (0.63%) VPN
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) VoIP
3 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (0.63%) Network Security
3 1 (0.63%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.52%) Spotfire
1 4 (2.52%) QlikView
2 2 (1.26%) MS Access
2 2 (1.26%) PowerCenter
2 2 (1.26%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.63%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 32 (20.13%) Finance
2 19 (11.95%) Marketing
3 14 (8.81%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.14%) Retail
5 3 (1.89%) Legal
6 2 (1.26%) Publishing
6 2 (1.26%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (25.79%) Analyst
2 39 (24.53%) Project Manager
3 12 (7.55%) Business Analyst
4 7 (4.40%) SAP Manager
5 6 (3.77%) Consultant
5 6 (3.77%) Programmer
5 6 (3.77%) Service Manager
5 6 (3.77%) Technical Writer
6 5 (3.14%) SAP Project Manager
6 5 (3.14%) Security Analyst
6 5 (3.14%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (3.14%) Data Analyst
6 5 (3.14%) Support Analyst
6 5 (3.14%) Programme Manager
6 5 (3.14%) Digital Project Manager
6 5 (3.14%) Validation Specialist
7 4 (2.52%) Business Manager
7 4 (2.52%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (2.52%) Trainer
7 4 (2.52%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.52%) HTML
1 4 (2.52%) jQuery
2 1 (0.63%) Mason
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.63%) Visualforce
2 1 (0.63%) .NET
2 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.63%) EDI
2 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.66%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.66%) FMCG
3 5 (3.14%) Life Science
3 5 (3.14%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.14%) E-Learning
3 5 (3.14%) Informatics
4 4 (2.52%) LIMS
5 3 (1.89%) Statistics
6 2 (1.26%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.26%) Social Media
6 2 (1.26%) iPad
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) Open Source
7 1 (0.63%) Wiki
7 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.63%) Economics
7 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.66%) Windows
2 2 (1.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.61%) Project Management
2 17 (10.69%) Validation
2 17 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (9.43%) PRINCE2
4 14 (8.81%) ITIL
5 10 (6.29%) Risk Management
6 9 (5.66%) Migration
6 9 (5.66%) Information Security
6 9 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (5.03%) Service Management
7 8 (5.03%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.40%) Change Management
8 7 (4.40%) E-Commerce
8 7 (4.40%) Data Analysis
8 7 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (4.40%) Procure-to-pay
9 6 (3.77%) Programme Management
9 6 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.77%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.03%) SQL
2 4 (2.52%) VBA
2 4 (2.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.63%) Apex Code
3 1 (0.63%) R
3 1 (0.63%) VB
3 1 (0.63%) C
3 1 (0.63%) C#
3 1 (0.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (15.09%) Degree
2 2 (1.26%) PMP
2 2 (1.26%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.26%) SAP Certification
2 2 (1.26%) CAPM
3 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.63%) PhD
3 1 (0.63%) CCA
3 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.06%) GAMP
2 13 (8.18%) GxP
3 10 (6.29%) GMP
4 8 (5.03%) COBIT
4 8 (5.03%) QA
5 6 (3.77%) Data Quality
6 4 (2.52%) CDISC
7 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (1.89%) GCP
7 3 (1.89%) SLA
8 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (19.50%) SAP
2 14 (8.81%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (8.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.77%) Oracle
5 4 (2.52%) Confirmit
5 4 (2.52%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.89%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.26%) Adobe
7 2 (1.26%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.26%) Informatica
8 1 (0.63%) JDA
8 1 (0.63%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.63%) Omniture
8 1 (0.63%) Google
8 1 (0.63%) HP
8 1 (0.63%) Ariba
8 1 (0.63%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.63%) Cisco
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