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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 200 161 162
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +1
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 60 86 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.96% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.90% 2.74% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 54 41
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£453 £383 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.30% -23.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £190 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £529 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
- -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -42.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.90 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £29.35 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £20.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -25.00%
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
3161 3137 3003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.59% 35.15% 35.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1674 1444
Average daily rate £400 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 112 152
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.11
% change year-on-year
- -2.61%

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 7 July 2015.

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
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 7 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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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 -4 24 £535 +9.74% 13
Berkshire +9 23 £275 -26.66% 9
Middlesex +1 5 £375 -
West Sussex - 4 - - 12
Hampshire +2 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £330 -5.71% 1
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 52 (26.00%) Project Management
1 52 (26.00%) GAMP
2 38 (19.00%) Finance
3 36 (18.00%) Manufacturing
4 29 (14.50%) SAP
5 27 (13.50%) GxP
6 25 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (11.00%) Validation
7 22 (11.00%) Life Science
8 21 (10.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 19 (9.50%) LIMS
10 18 (9.00%) Management Information System
11 17 (8.50%) Change Management
11 17 (8.50%) ERP
12 14 (7.00%) PRINCE2
12 14 (7.00%) FMCG
13 13 (6.50%) SDLC
13 13 (6.50%) SharePoint
13 13 (6.50%) ITIL
13 13 (6.50%) Migration
13 13 (6.50%) Degree
14 12 (6.00%) Business Analysis
15 11 (5.50%) Risk Management
15 11 (5.50%) GMP
16 10 (5.00%) SQL Server
16 10 (5.00%) Information Security
16 10 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (4.50%) jQuery
17 9 (4.50%) CSS
18 8 (4.00%) Windows

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 13 (6.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.50%) Lync
3 2 (1.00%) CMS
3 2 (1.00%) WordPress
3 2 (1.00%) ExpressionEngine
3 2 (1.00%) Confluence
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.00%) MS Office
4 3 (1.50%) MS Project
4 3 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) BPCS
1 2 (1.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 2 (1.00%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.00%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.00%) SAP FI-GL
2 1 (0.50%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.50%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.50%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.50%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.50%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.50%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.50%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
1 2 (1.00%) Veeva
2 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.50%) Force.com
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.00%) Firewall
2 3 (1.50%) NAS
2 3 (1.50%) VoIP
2 3 (1.50%) SAN
3 1 (0.50%) LAN
3 1 (0.50%) WAN
3 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.50%) Wireless
3 1 (0.50%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.00%) MS Access
3 5 (2.50%) QlikView
4 3 (1.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.50%) Xcelsius
6 1 (0.50%) Big Data
6 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.00%) JIRA
General
1 38 (19.00%) Finance
2 36 (18.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.00%) Marketing
4 4 (2.00%) Legal
5 3 (1.50%) Retail
6 2 (1.00%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.00%) French Language
7 1 (0.50%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
7 1 (0.50%) Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (32.00%) Analyst
2 36 (18.00%) Business Analyst
3 28 (14.00%) Project Manager
4 24 (12.00%) Change Manager
5 23 (11.50%) Business Manager
6 15 (7.50%) Business Change Manager
7 13 (6.50%) Developer
8 12 (6.00%) Architect
9 10 (5.00%) Information Analyst
10 8 (4.00%) Security Analyst
11 7 (3.50%) Consultant
11 7 (3.50%) Information Security Analyst
11 7 (3.50%) SAP Manager
12 6 (3.00%) SharePoint Developer
12 6 (3.00%) Relationships Manager
12 6 (3.00%) Research Analyst
12 6 (3.00%) Development Analyst
13 5 (2.50%) IT Architect
13 5 (2.50%) Programme Manager
14 4 (2.00%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.50%) CSS
1 9 (4.50%) jQuery
2 7 (3.50%) Web Services
2 7 (3.50%) .NET
2 7 (3.50%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.00%) XML
3 6 (3.00%) Middleware
4 4 (2.00%) HTML
5 3 (1.50%) LAMP
6 2 (1.00%) HTML5
6 2 (1.00%) CSS3
7 1 (0.50%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.50%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.50%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (11.00%) Life Science
3 19 (9.50%) LIMS
4 18 (9.00%) Management Information System
5 14 (7.00%) FMCG
6 5 (2.50%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.50%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.50%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.50%) Pharmacovigilance
7 3 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.50%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.00%) iSeries
8 2 (1.00%) PKI
8 2 (1.00%) Chemistry
8 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.50%) User Experience
9 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.00%) Windows
2 5 (2.50%) UNIX
3 3 (1.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.50%) Android
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.00%) Project Management
2 22 (11.00%) Validation
3 21 (10.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 17 (8.50%) Change Management
4 17 (8.50%) ERP
5 14 (7.00%) PRINCE2
6 13 (6.50%) ITIL
6 13 (6.50%) Migration
6 13 (6.50%) SDLC
7 12 (6.00%) Business Analysis
8 11 (5.50%) Risk Management
9 10 (5.00%) Information Security
9 10 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.00%) Time Management
10 8 (4.00%) Market Research
11 7 (3.50%) Financial Modelling
11 7 (3.50%) Quality Management
12 6 (3.00%) PRINCE
12 6 (3.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.50%) C#
1 7 (3.50%) SQL
2 6 (3.00%) C
3 4 (2.00%) VBA
4 3 (1.50%) PHP
4 3 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.00%) Java
6 1 (0.50%) Perl
6 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.50%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 13 (6.50%) Degree
2 5 (2.50%) PMP
2 5 (2.50%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.00%) CCNA
4 2 (1.00%) CISSP
4 2 (1.00%) CISM
5 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.50%) PhD
5 1 (0.50%) CCNP
5 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (26.00%) GAMP
2 27 (13.50%) GxP
3 11 (5.50%) GMP
4 7 (3.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 7 (3.50%) QA
5 4 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.50%) GCP
7 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.50%) COBIT
8 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.50%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 29 (14.50%) SAP
2 6 (3.00%) Cisco
2 6 (3.00%) HP
3 5 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.50%) Oracle
4 4 (2.00%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.00%) JD Edwards
5 3 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.50%) BT
6 2 (1.00%) Software AG
6 2 (1.00%) Manugistics
6 2 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.00%) Cognos
6 2 (1.00%) Siebel
6 2 (1.00%) Google
7 1 (0.50%) Hitwise
7 1 (0.50%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.50%) Varonis
7 1 (0.50%) Sun
7 1 (0.50%) Citrix
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