The table below looks at the statistics for GMP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GMP over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
UK
Rank 584 621 595
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -26
Contract jobs citing GMP 17 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.029% 0.053%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.32% 0.25% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 15
Median daily rate £513 £430 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.18% -21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £425 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £793 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £430 £550
% change year-on-year
+30.81% -21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-49.33% -

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
5287 5932 6184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.62% 11.59% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3477 3780 3791
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 200 176
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.06 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.99 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

GMP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GMP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

GMP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GMP
Daily Rate Trend

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

GMP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GMP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GMP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

GMP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GMP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

GMP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GMP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GMP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

GMP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GMP
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GMP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 16 £513 +19.18% 3
London +29 11 £513 - 2
South East +18 4 £563 - 1
Berkshire +14 2 £250 -
Maidenhead -1 2 £250 -
North West +18 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £875 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - - 1
Blackpool - 1 - -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GMP.

1 47 (88.68%) Pharmaceutical
2 28 (52.83%) GxP
3 22 (41.51%) Manufacturing
4 21 (39.62%) Validation
4 21 (39.62%) GAMP
4 21 (39.62%) GCP
5 20 (37.74%) ERP
6 19 (35.85%) SAP
6 19 (35.85%) Coaching
7 13 (24.53%) Information Security
7 13 (24.53%) Quality Management
8 12 (22.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 12 (22.64%) FMCG
9 11 (20.75%) Capita
10 10 (18.87%) Change Control
11 9 (16.98%) Degree
11 9 (16.98%) Document Management
12 8 (15.09%) GAP Analysis
12 8 (15.09%) System Testing
12 8 (15.09%) QMS
13 7 (13.21%) Manual Testing
13 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
13 7 (13.21%) Automated Testing
13 7 (13.21%) Project Management
14 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
14 6 (11.32%) Finance
14 6 (11.32%) Life Science
14 6 (11.32%) Logistics
14 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (11.32%) Business Transformation

GMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
3 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) MS Project
4 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.89%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
1 1 (1.89%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.89%) SQLPlus
General
1 47 (88.68%) Pharmaceutical
2 22 (41.51%) Manufacturing
3 6 (11.32%) Finance
4 4 (7.55%) Marketing
5 2 (3.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (69.81%) Consultant
2 21 (39.62%) Compliance Consultant
3 16 (30.19%) Risk Consultant
4 12 (22.64%) IT Consultant
4 12 (22.64%) IT Risk Consultant
5 9 (16.98%) Validation Consultant
6 7 (13.21%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (11.32%) Project Manager
7 6 (11.32%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) Functional Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.77%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Logistics Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) QA Leader
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Functional Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Project Manager
10 1 (1.89%) Computer Systems Validation Consultant
10 1 (1.89%) Data Validation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) FMCG
2 6 (11.32%) Life Science
2 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) LIMS
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) Validation
2 20 (37.74%) ERP
3 19 (35.85%) Coaching
4 13 (24.53%) Information Security
4 13 (24.53%) Quality Management
5 10 (18.87%) Change Control
6 9 (16.98%) Document Management
7 8 (15.09%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (15.09%) QMS
7 8 (15.09%) System Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Automated Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Manual Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Project Management
8 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Business Transformation
9 6 (11.32%) Logistics
9 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Risk Management
10 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
11 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) PMP
3 1 (1.89%) HNC
3 1 (1.89%) HND
3 1 (1.89%) MBA
3 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (52.83%) GxP
2 21 (39.62%) GAMP
2 21 (39.62%) GCP
3 12 (22.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (9.43%) QA
5 4 (7.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (5.66%) GLP
7 1 (1.89%) SLA
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) SAP
2 11 (20.75%) Capita
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.77%) Rockwell
5 1 (1.89%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (1.89%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) Informatica
5 1 (1.89%) LabVantage
5 1 (1.89%) Minitab
5 1 (1.89%) Siemens
5 1 (1.89%) Wonderware
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