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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP)
Rank 605 579 572
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -7
Contract jobs citing GAMP 13 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.013% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.29% 0.18% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
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£355 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £308 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £375 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £329 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -3.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £44.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 -

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
4465 3817 4407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.67% 7.26% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2799 2317 2545
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 142 235
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.09%

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 21 October 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 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 21 October 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 7 £300 -8.74%
England -26 6 £410 +2.50% 1
London -8 3 £450 +12.50% 1
South East - 2 £505 -
Hampshire - 1 £600 -
Southampton - 1 £600 -
Wokingham - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East of England - - - -

GAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 14 (82.35%) Validation
2 9 (52.94%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 8 (47.06%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (47.06%) Change Management
3 8 (47.06%) Manufacturing
3 8 (47.06%) SCADA
4 7 (41.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (41.18%) Firmware
5 6 (35.29%) GxP
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) Six Sigma
8 3 (17.65%) GMP
8 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
8 3 (17.65%) Benchmarking
8 3 (17.65%) LIMS
8 3 (17.65%) ERP
8 3 (17.65%) SAP
8 3 (17.65%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (17.65%) Statistics
8 3 (17.65%) Lean Six Sigma
8 3 (17.65%) PDCA
8 3 (17.65%) Product Management
8 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (11.76%) Data Privacy
9 2 (11.76%) MS Office
9 2 (11.76%) GCP
9 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 2 (11.76%) Information Security
10 1 (5.88%) Document Management

GAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
General
1 8 (47.06%) Manufacturing
2 7 (41.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Validation Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Quality Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Computer Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Validation Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Project Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) SCADA
2 3 (17.65%) LIMS
2 3 (17.65%) Statistics
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Validation
2 8 (47.06%) Risk Assessment
2 8 (47.06%) Change Management
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (23.53%) Six Sigma
5 3 (17.65%) Benchmarking
5 3 (17.65%) ERP
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (17.65%) Product Management
5 3 (17.65%) PDCA
6 2 (11.76%) Data Privacy
6 2 (11.76%) Information Security
7 1 (5.88%) Document Management
7 1 (5.88%) System Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.88%) TQM
7 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 6 (35.29%) GxP
3 3 (17.65%) GMP
4 2 (11.76%) GCP
5 1 (5.88%) SLA
5 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards