The table below looks at the statistics for GAMP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAMP over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP)
Rank 604 600 579
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs citing GAMP 27 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.022% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% 0.27% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
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£350 £600 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +54.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-26.35% +5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.70 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.70 - -

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
4701 4430 3889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.91% 7.96% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2894 2686 2283
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 198 163
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

GAMP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GAMP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GAMP
Daily Rate Trend

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

GAMP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GAMP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAMP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

GAMP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GAMP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

GAMP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GAMP
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAMP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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 -11 25 £350 -41.66% 7
North West - 13 £350 -
Warrington - 11 £350 -
Cheshire - 11 £350 -
South East -25 9 £498 +4.68%
Surrey +1 6 £498 -
Highlands +1 2 £323 -
Inverness +1 2 £323 -
Scotland -15 2 £323 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
London +2 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Chertsey - 1 £475 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

GAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GAMP 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 GAMP.

1 54 (87.10%) Pharmaceutical
2 22 (35.48%) Manufacturing
3 21 (33.87%) Validation
4 15 (24.19%) GxP
5 13 (20.97%) GMP
6 12 (19.35%) QA
7 10 (16.13%) ERP
8 8 (12.90%) SAP
8 8 (12.90%) SQLPlus
9 6 (9.68%) LIMS
9 6 (9.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 6 (9.68%) SCADA
9 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (9.68%) Life Science
10 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
10 5 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (8.06%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (8.06%) Finance
10 5 (8.06%) Change Management
10 5 (8.06%) Wonderware
10 5 (8.06%) Project Management
10 5 (8.06%) HP
11 4 (6.45%) GCP
11 4 (6.45%) Biotechnology
11 4 (6.45%) Test Scripting
12 3 (4.84%) Data Migration
12 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (4.84%) Migration
12 3 (4.84%) SQL

GAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GAMP 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 GAMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQLPlus
General
1 54 (87.10%) Pharmaceutical
2 22 (35.48%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.06%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Analyst
2 13 (20.97%) Implementation Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Validation Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Functional Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Change Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Compliance Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Business Manager
6 2 (3.23%) SAP Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Validation Specialist
7 1 (1.61%) Applications Manager
7 1 (1.61%) Compliance Manager
7 1 (1.61%) Research Analyst
7 1 (1.61%) IT Risk Analyst
7 1 (1.61%) Development Analyst
7 1 (1.61%) CRM Manager
7 1 (1.61%) SAP Project Manager
7 1 (1.61%) Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) LIMS
1 6 (9.68%) SCADA
1 6 (9.68%) Life Science
2 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.45%) Biotechnology
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) FMCG
6 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Validation
2 10 (16.13%) ERP
3 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.06%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (8.06%) Project Management
4 5 (8.06%) Change Management
5 4 (6.45%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.84%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.84%) Migration
6 3 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.61%) Change Control
8 1 (1.61%) SDLC
8 1 (1.61%) ITIL
8 1 (1.61%) CRM
8 1 (1.61%) Information Security
8 1 (1.61%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.61%) Logistics
8 1 (1.61%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) PMP
1 2 (3.23%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.61%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.19%) GxP
2 13 (20.97%) GMP
3 12 (19.35%) QA
4 6 (9.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (6.45%) GCP
6 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) SAP
2 5 (8.06%) HP
2 5 (8.06%) Wonderware
3 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com