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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP)
Rank 573 596 563
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -33
Contract jobs citing GAMP 38 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.007% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.83% 0.093% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 1 6
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£350 £351 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% -9.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £351 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -22.11%
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
4560 4306 3867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.99% 7.88% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2946 2599 2309
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 £250 £230 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 196 150
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 July 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 18 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 July 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 +21 36 £350 -0.14% 8
North West - 21 £350 -
Warrington - 20 £350 -
Cheshire - 20 £350 -
South East -15 9 £379 +8.13% 1
Berkshire - 5 £379 -
Surrey -1 3 £475 - 1
Maidenhead - 3 £379 -
Derby - 3 £400 -
Derbyshire - 3 £400 -
London - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
Inverness +2 2 £323 -
Highlands 0 2 £323 -
Scotland -2 2 £323 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Chertsey - 1 £475 -
Middlesex - 1 £375 -

GAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 69 (89.61%) Pharmaceutical
2 25 (32.47%) Manufacturing
3 23 (29.87%) Validation
4 17 (22.08%) GxP
5 15 (19.48%) GMP
6 14 (18.18%) LIMS
7 12 (15.58%) QA
7 12 (15.58%) Project Management
8 10 (12.99%) Change Management
9 8 (10.39%) ERP
9 8 (10.39%) Life Science
10 7 (9.09%) SQLPlus
11 6 (7.79%) Finance
11 6 (7.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 6 (7.79%) SAP
11 6 (7.79%) HP
11 6 (7.79%) SCADA
12 5 (6.49%) Wonderware
12 5 (6.49%) Data Migration
12 5 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (6.49%) Migration
12 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (6.49%) Risk Assessment
13 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
13 4 (5.19%) Financial Modelling
13 4 (5.19%) Market Research
13 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 4 (5.19%) Biotechnology
13 4 (5.19%) Test Scripting

GAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.30%) SAP QM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQLPlus
General
1 69 (89.61%) Pharmaceutical
2 25 (32.47%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.79%) Finance
4 2 (2.60%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) Analyst
2 13 (16.88%) Implementation Engineer
3 12 (15.58%) Business Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Project Manager
4 9 (11.69%) Change Manager
5 8 (10.39%) Validation Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Research Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Development Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Compliance Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Validation Specialist
8 2 (2.60%) Business Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Business Change Manager
9 1 (1.30%) SAP Project Manager
9 1 (1.30%) Delivery Manager
9 1 (1.30%) Consultant
9 1 (1.30%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.30%) Applications Manager
9 1 (1.30%) SAP Manager
9 1 (1.30%) Project Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) LIMS
2 8 (10.39%) Life Science
3 6 (7.79%) SCADA
4 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.19%) Biotechnology
6 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.60%) FMCG
8 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) Validation
2 12 (15.58%) Project Management
3 10 (12.99%) Change Management
4 8 (10.39%) ERP
5 5 (6.49%) Data Migration
5 5 (6.49%) Migration
5 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.49%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.19%) Financial Modelling
6 4 (5.19%) Market Research
6 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (5.19%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.90%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.60%) QMS
8 2 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.30%) Change Control
9 1 (1.30%) Coaching
9 1 (1.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (2.60%) PMP
1 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.08%) GxP
2 15 (19.48%) GMP
3 12 (15.58%) QA
4 6 (7.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (3.90%) GCP
6 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.79%) SAP
1 6 (7.79%) HP
2 5 (6.49%) Wonderware
3 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards