The table below looks at the statistics for CDISC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CDISC over the 3 months to 6 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)
Rank 579 553 535
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -18
Contract jobs citing CDISC 3 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.075% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3984 3882 3231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.87% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2327 2288 1830
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 151 190
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.76 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.54 £40.60 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -16.25%

CDISC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CDISC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

CDISC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CDISC
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CDISC within the UK.

CDISC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CDISC
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CDISC within the UK.

CDISC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CDISC
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CDISC within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 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
England -29 3 - - 8
London - - - - 1
City of London - - - -

CDISC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CDISC 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 CDISC.

1 18 (100.00%) SAS
2 17 (94.44%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (27.78%) Data Analysis
3 5 (27.78%) Statistics
3 5 (27.78%) XML
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Data Management
6 2 (11.11%) PhD
6 2 (11.11%) R
6 2 (11.11%) Spotfire
6 2 (11.11%) Biostatistics
6 2 (11.11%) Windows
6 2 (11.11%) GCP
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) Biometrics
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
7 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
7 1 (5.56%) SQL
7 1 (5.56%) MS Office
7 1 (5.56%) SAS Macro
7 1 (5.56%) Time Management
7 1 (5.56%) VCP4
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) Life Science
7 1 (5.56%) Marketing

CDISC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CDISC 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 CDISC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Spotfire
General
1 17 (94.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Programmer
2 11 (61.11%) SAS Programmer
3 8 (44.44%) Statistical Programmer
4 2 (11.11%) Statistician
5 1 (5.56%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Clinical Statistician
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Statistics
2 2 (11.11%) Biometrics
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Data Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Data Management
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 2 (11.11%) Biostatistics
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) R
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) PhD
3 1 (5.56%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) GCP
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft