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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 639 590 607
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +17
Contract jobs citing GMP 9 37 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.068% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.73% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 4
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +38.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
- -40.17%

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
4921 5082 4920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.15% 9.36% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3127 3214 3011
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 165 233
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.55 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +1.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.64 £12.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £55.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% +9.52%

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 26 May 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 11 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 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 -35 9 £450 +5.88% 4
Manchester -18 4 £450 -
North West -39 4 £450 +4.04% 1
South West - 2 £675 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £425 -
East of England - 2 £425 -
South East -9 1 - - 2
Bristol - 1 £675 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 - -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 19 (79.17%) Validation
2 16 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (45.83%) Manufacturing
4 9 (37.50%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) Change Control
6 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.67%) GxP
7 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (12.50%) GLP
7 3 (12.50%) System Testing
7 3 (12.50%) FMCG
7 3 (12.50%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (8.33%) Data Privacy
8 2 (8.33%) Software Licensing
8 2 (8.33%) IT Audit
8 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.33%) Degree
8 2 (8.33%) GAMP
8 2 (8.33%) GCP
8 2 (8.33%) CRM
8 2 (8.33%) ERP
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (8.33%) Finance
9 1 (4.17%) CISA

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 16 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 11 (45.83%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Consultant
2 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Validation Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Compliance Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Computer Systems Validation Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
5 2 (8.33%) HR Manager
5 2 (8.33%) ICT Manager
5 2 (8.33%) ICT Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Public Sector Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Risk Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Systems Validation Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Project Change Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Transition Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Transition Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Validation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) FMCG
3 1 (4.17%) Chemistry
3 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Validation
2 9 (37.50%) Project Management
3 5 (20.83%) Change Control
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.50%) SDLC
5 3 (12.50%) System Testing
6 2 (8.33%) CRM
6 2 (8.33%) Data Privacy
6 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.33%) ERP
6 2 (8.33%) IT Audit
6 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Software Licensing
7 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Document Management
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) APMP
2 1 (4.17%) CISA
2 1 (4.17%) CRISC
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) GxP
2 3 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (12.50%) GLP
3 2 (8.33%) GAMP
3 2 (8.33%) GCP
3 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
Rochester, Kent
Optimus Search
Posted: 13 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Experis Engineering
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northwich
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 9 days ago
Wiltshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago