The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)
Rank 570 566 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing CDISC 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.008% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.24% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4232 3676 4386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.03% 7.33% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2563 2216 2266
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 139 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%

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 10 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 11 July 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
England -4 9 £400 -15.78%
South East -13 3 - -
East of England - 2 £375 -
Cambridge - 2 £375 -
London - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
North East - - - -
City of London - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

CDISC
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) SAS
2 19 (90.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (42.86%) Data Management
4 6 (28.57%) Degree
5 5 (23.81%) Clinical Data Management
6 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
6 4 (19.05%) Base SAS
7 3 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (9.52%) Data Mapping
8 2 (9.52%) Spotfire
8 2 (9.52%) XML
8 2 (9.52%) Cognos
8 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
8 2 (9.52%) Biometrics
9 1 (4.76%) Workflow
9 1 (4.76%) Validation
9 1 (4.76%) GCP
9 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
9 1 (4.76%) PhD
9 1 (4.76%) SAS Macro
9 1 (4.76%) Statistics
9 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
9 1 (4.76%) Biotechnology
9 1 (4.76%) German Language
9 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis

CDISC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Base SAS
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) Spotfire
3 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
General
1 19 (90.48%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Programmer
2 14 (66.67%) SAS Programmer
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Programmer
4 5 (23.81%) Senior SAS Programmer
5 4 (19.05%) Senior SAS Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) SAS Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Clinical Data Manager
6 3 (14.29%) Data Manager
7 2 (9.52%) SAS Consultant
7 2 (9.52%) Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
8 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Clinical Data Manager
8 1 (4.76%) Statistical Programmer
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Statistical Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Biometrics
2 1 (4.76%) Statistics
2 1 (4.76%) Biotechnology
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Data Management
2 5 (23.81%) Clinical Data Management
3 2 (9.52%) Data Mapping
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Workflow
4 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GCP
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Cognos