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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 588 636 632
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -4
Contract jobs citing GMP 40 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.016% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.81% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
Median daily rate £475 - £505
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £505
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
4914 5587 5320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 10.06% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3198 3432 3417
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 214 231
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 2 December 2016.

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
Top 17 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 2 December 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 trends)
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 +42 40 £475 - 3
South East +40 15 £485 - 1
Surrey +28 12 £600 -
London +4 9 £475 -
North West +8 4 £425 -
West Midlands - 4 £475 -
Birmingham - 4 £475 -
Cheshire +10 2 £425 -
Berkshire - 2 £370 - 1
Manchester - 2 £425 -
Maidenhead - 2 £370 - 1
Chester - 2 £425 -
East of England +8 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Haverhill - 1 - -
Chertsey - 1 £600 -
Oldham - 1 £300 -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 44 (84.62%) Pharmaceutical
2 29 (55.77%) GxP
3 23 (44.23%) GCP
3 23 (44.23%) Validation
4 22 (42.31%) GAMP
5 21 (40.38%) ERP
5 21 (40.38%) SAP
5 21 (40.38%) Manufacturing
6 20 (38.46%) Coaching
7 15 (28.85%) Information Security
8 11 (21.15%) FMCG
8 11 (21.15%) Capita
9 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (13.46%) Degree
10 7 (13.46%) Business Transformation
10 7 (13.46%) Project Management
10 7 (13.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 6 (11.54%) Finance
11 6 (11.54%) Quality Management
11 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
11 6 (11.54%) LIMS
11 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
12 5 (9.62%) QA
12 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
12 5 (9.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
12 5 (9.62%) Migration
13 4 (7.69%) Logistics
13 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
13 4 (7.69%) GLP

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 (1.92%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.92%) BPCS
2 1 (1.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (1.92%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) LSMW
1 1 (1.92%) PVCS
General
1 44 (84.62%) Pharmaceutical
2 21 (40.38%) Manufacturing
3 6 (11.54%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (61.54%) Consultant
2 23 (44.23%) Compliance Consultant
3 17 (32.69%) Risk Consultant
4 13 (25.00%) IT Consultant
4 13 (25.00%) IT Risk Consultant
5 7 (13.46%) SAP Consultant
5 7 (13.46%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.69%) QA Leader
7 3 (5.77%) Validation Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) IT Manager
8 2 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Logistics Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Functional Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) UAT Lead
9 1 (1.92%) Implementation Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Implementation Project Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) FMCG
2 6 (11.54%) LIMS
2 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Data Extraction
3 4 (7.69%) Life Science
4 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.92%) AS400
5 1 (1.92%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.92%) iSeries
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Validation
2 21 (40.38%) ERP
3 20 (38.46%) Coaching
4 15 (28.85%) Information Security
5 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Business Transformation
6 7 (13.46%) Project Management
7 6 (11.54%) Quality Management
7 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
8 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
8 5 (9.62%) Migration
9 4 (7.69%) Change Control
9 4 (7.69%) IT Audit
9 4 (7.69%) Logistics
9 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
10 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (5.77%) SDLC
10 3 (5.77%) System Testing
11 2 (3.85%) Manual Testing
11 2 (3.85%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) C#
2 1 (1.92%) RPG
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (1.92%) HNC
3 1 (1.92%) MBA
3 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (55.77%) GxP
2 23 (44.23%) GCP
3 22 (42.31%) GAMP
4 7 (13.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (9.62%) QA
5 5 (9.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (7.69%) GLP
7 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.92%) ISO13485
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) SAP
2 11 (21.15%) Capita
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.92%) HP
4 1 (1.92%) LabVantage
4 1 (1.92%) Rockwell
4 1 (1.92%) Siemens
4 1 (1.92%) Wonderware
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