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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP)
Rank 593 573 581
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing GAMP 13 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.29% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
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£600 £388 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.83% +16.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.61% +35.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4465 3864 4570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.89% 7.33% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2707 2272 2485
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 162 250
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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 29 August 2014.

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 19 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 29 August 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
Scotland - 7 - -
England -18 6 £600 +54.83% 2
South East -14 4 £475 +5.61% 1
Hampshire - 1 £600 -
Southampton - 1 £600 -
Wokingham - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

GAMP
Top 28 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) Validation
2 8 (61.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (53.85%) Change Management
3 7 (53.85%) Manufacturing
3 7 (53.85%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (53.85%) SCADA
4 6 (46.15%) Firmware
5 5 (38.46%) GxP
5 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
6 3 (23.08%) Six Sigma
6 3 (23.08%) Benchmarking
6 3 (23.08%) LIMS
6 3 (23.08%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (23.08%) Product Management
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (23.08%) PDCA
6 3 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Statistics
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Information Security
7 2 (15.38%) Data Privacy
7 2 (15.38%) GCP
7 2 (15.38%) GMP
7 2 (15.38%) SAP
7 2 (15.38%) ERP
8 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement

GAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

General
1 7 (53.85%) Manufacturing
2 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Validation Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Quality Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Computer Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Compliance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) SCADA
2 6 (46.15%) Firmware
3 3 (23.08%) LIMS
3 3 (23.08%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Validation
2 7 (53.85%) Change Management
2 7 (53.85%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) Six Sigma
3 3 (23.08%) Benchmarking
3 3 (23.08%) Lean Six Sigma
3 3 (23.08%) Product Management
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) PDCA
3 3 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) Data Privacy
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (38.46%) GxP
3 2 (15.38%) GCP
3 2 (15.38%) GMP
4 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
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