The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 139 137 123
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.092% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the General category 0.29% 0.60% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£455 £500 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.05% +28.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+41.89% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +79.48%
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 West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1042 1008 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.05% 32.84% 35.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 611 606
Average daily rate £413 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 33
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.25 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.59% -21.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.82 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.55% -18.63%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Pharmaceutical
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
Wiltshire - 2 £455 -
Devon - - - -
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (50.00%) Middleware
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (50.00%) DataPower
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) Mason
2 1 (25.00%) FMCG
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Customer Services Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) DataPower
2 1 (25.00%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com