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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP)
Rank 534 552 524
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -28
Contract jobs citing GAMP 37 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.014% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.95% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 2
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£550 £398 £519
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.27% -23.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £210 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £624
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £476 £650
% change year-on-year
+15.66% -26.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.50 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
+18.82% -

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
3911 3758 3278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.81% 7.69% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2326 2220 1845
Average daily rate £400 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 138 221
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 28 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAMP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

GAMP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 January 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 +14 36 £550 +19.56% 5
South East - 30 £550 -
Southampton - 26 £550 -
Hampshire - 26 £550 -
London +18 4 - - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
North West -1 1 - - 4
Inverness - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 4
North Wales - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Wirral - - - - 4
Wrexham - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

GAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 40 (76.92%) Pharmaceutical
2 30 (57.69%) Validation
3 21 (40.38%) Manufacturing
4 14 (26.92%) GMP
5 12 (23.08%) GxP
5 12 (23.08%) LIMS
6 9 (17.31%) Quality Management
6 9 (17.31%) Change Management
6 9 (17.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 9 (17.31%) QMS
7 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (13.46%) SCADA
8 7 (13.46%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (13.46%) Firmware
9 5 (9.62%) Project Management
9 5 (9.62%) Degree
9 5 (9.62%) QA
10 4 (7.69%) Financial Modelling
10 4 (7.69%) Market Research
10 4 (7.69%) COBIT
10 4 (7.69%) Six Sigma
10 4 (7.69%) Finance
11 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
11 3 (5.77%) Benchmarking
11 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
11 3 (5.77%) Siemens
11 3 (5.77%) MS Office
11 3 (5.77%) Statistics

GAMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
General
1 40 (76.92%) Pharmaceutical
2 21 (40.38%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.69%) Finance
4 2 (3.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Business Analyst
1 14 (26.92%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 7 (13.46%) Validation Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Computer Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Validation Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Validation Specialist
6 4 (7.69%) Research Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Development Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Change Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Administrator
9 1 (1.92%) Project Administrator
9 1 (1.92%) Team Leader
9 1 (1.92%) Delivery Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Senior Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) LIMS
2 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (13.46%) SCADA
4 3 (5.77%) Statistics
5 2 (3.85%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.92%) Chemistry
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Validation
2 9 (17.31%) Quality Management
2 9 (17.31%) Change Management
2 9 (17.31%) QMS
3 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (13.46%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (9.62%) Project Management
6 4 (7.69%) Financial Modelling
6 4 (7.69%) Market Research
6 4 (7.69%) Six Sigma
7 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.77%) Benchmarking
7 3 (5.77%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Product Management
7 3 (5.77%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (5.77%) PDCA
8 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.85%) Change Control
8 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) GMP
2 12 (23.08%) GxP
3 9 (17.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (9.62%) QA
5 4 (7.69%) COBIT
6 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.77%) Siemens
2 1 (1.92%) SAP
2 1 (1.92%) JD Edwards
2 1 (1.92%) HP