The table below looks at the statistics for GCP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GCP over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
Rank 652 620 614
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -6
Contract jobs citing GCP 6 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.020% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.22% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate £400 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 - £50.00

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
4955 5027 4973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.86% 9.00% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3144 3059 3021
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% +0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 162 222
Average hourly rate £25.50 £25.50 £19.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £47.33 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +52.63%

GCP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GCP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

GCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GCP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GCP within the UK.

GCP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GCP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GCP within the UK.

GCP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GCP
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 -34 6 £400 -3.03% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 2 - - 1
South East -21 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £425 -
High Wycombe +3 1 - -
Salisbury - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
South West - 1 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 - -

GCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCP 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 GCP.

1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) FMCG
2 2 (28.57%) Data Privacy
2 2 (28.57%) Software Licensing
2 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) GMP
2 2 (28.57%) GLP
2 2 (28.57%) GxP
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) IT Audit
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) MVNO
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) RANAP
3 1 (14.29%) Biology

GCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCP 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 GCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) 3GPP
1 1 (14.29%) ISUP
1 1 (14.29%) MGW
1 1 (14.29%) MVNO
1 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (14.29%) RANAP
1 1 (14.29%) Value-Added Service
1 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) Xcelsius
General
1 4 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Compliance Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Objects Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Clinical Research Associate
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) HR Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Research Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) FMCG
2 1 (14.29%) Biology
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Statistics
2 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Privacy
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) IT Audit
2 2 (28.57%) Software Licensing
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Inmon Methodology
3 1 (14.29%) Internal Audit
3 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) APMP
1 1 (14.29%) CISA
1 1 (14.29%) CRISC
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PMP
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) GLP
1 2 (28.57%) GMP
1 2 (28.57%) GxP
1 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
1 1 (14.29%) Google
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Tableau