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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP)
Rank 618 567 593
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +26
Contract jobs citing GAMP 8 38 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.074% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.79% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 28 4
Average daily rate £425 £550 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +38.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £550 £476
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +15.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £62.50 -

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
5046 4816 4435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 9.41% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3099 2958 2564
Average daily rate £425 £400 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 165 172
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

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
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 9 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 14 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -39 8 £425 -22.72% 2
North West -7 5 £425 -
Cheshire - 5 £425 -
South East -17 2 - - 2
Chester - 2 £425 -
London +1 1 - -
Surrey -7 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -

GAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 21 (87.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 13 (54.17%) Validation
3 10 (41.67%) Manufacturing
4 8 (33.33%) Quality Management
5 7 (29.17%) GMP
5 7 (29.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (25.00%) GxP
6 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 6 (25.00%) Degree
7 5 (20.83%) QA
8 4 (16.67%) Analytics
8 4 (16.67%) Logistics
8 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
8 4 (16.67%) .NET
9 3 (12.50%) SAP
9 3 (12.50%) C++
9 3 (12.50%) SQL
9 3 (12.50%) VB
9 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
9 3 (12.50%) Wonderware
9 3 (12.50%) SCADA
9 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Finance
9 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

GAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.17%) RS-232
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQLPlus
General
1 21 (87.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (41.67%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (8.33%) Legal
4 2 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Validation Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Quality Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Computer Systems Validation Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) IT Risk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) QA Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Risk Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Audit Manager
6 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.17%) SCADA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) SCADA Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.50%) SCADA
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) Pharmacovigilance
4 2 (8.33%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Validation
2 8 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 6 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) Analytics
4 4 (16.67%) Logistics
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) Information Management
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) Process Management
6 2 (8.33%) Records Management
6 2 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C++
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
1 3 (12.50%) VB
2 2 (8.33%) C
3 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (8.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (29.17%) GMP
2 6 (25.00%) GxP
3 5 (20.83%) QA
4 2 (8.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (8.33%) GCP
4 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.50%) SAP
1 3 (12.50%) Wonderware
2 2 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (4.17%) JD Edwards