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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
Rank 602 592 573
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -19
Contract jobs citing GCP 11 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.008% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.25% 0.095% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
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£425 £368 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% -22.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £368 £475
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -22.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
4350 4206 3725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.93% 7.95% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2780 2596 2259
Average daily rate £423 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 187 136
Average hourly rate £21.53 £20.17 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% +6.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £9.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.50 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +6.34%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GCP within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

GCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 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 7 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 -14 11 £425 +15.64% 5
London +2 8 £425 -
Surrey -1 2 £475 - 1
South East -15 2 £475 - 1
Brentford - 2 £425 -
Uxbridge - 2 £425 -
Ware - 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £425 -
Chertsey - 1 £475 -
City of London - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £425 -

GCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 13 (76.47%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 8 (47.06%) Validation
3 8 (47.06%) GMP
3 8 (47.06%) ERP
4 6 (35.29%) GLP
4 6 (35.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
6 4 (23.53%) Data Privacy
6 4 (23.53%) Software Licensing
6 4 (23.53%) Data Management
6 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
6 4 (23.53%) FMCG
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) SAS
6 4 (23.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) GxP
7 3 (17.65%) Information Security
7 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
7 3 (17.65%) SDLC
7 3 (17.65%) Workflow
8 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) Analytics
8 2 (11.76%) Marketing Analytics
8 2 (11.76%) Marketing
8 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
8 2 (11.76%) C

GCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) ProC
General
1 13 (76.47%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Consultant
1 4 (23.53%) Risk Consultant
1 4 (23.53%) Compliance Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Author
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Author
3 2 (11.76%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Quality Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SAS Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Campaign Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
2 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
3 4 (23.53%) FMCG
4 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
5 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (5.88%) PACS
6 1 (5.88%) Informatics
6 1 (5.88%) Biotechnology
6 1 (5.88%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ERP
1 8 (47.06%) Validation
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Data Management
2 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
2 4 (23.53%) Data Privacy
2 4 (23.53%) Software Licensing
3 3 (17.65%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) Workflow
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Marketing Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) GMP
2 6 (35.29%) GLP
2 6 (35.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (23.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (17.65%) GxP
5 2 (11.76%) GAMP
6 1 (5.88%) QA
6 1 (5.88%) CDISC
6 1 (5.88%) DICOM
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
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