The table below looks at the statistics for GMP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GMP over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 651 612 612
Rank change year-on-year
-39 0
Contract jobs citing GMP 13 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.062% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.26% 0.68% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 6
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £415 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +38.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -40.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+114.28% -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
4953 5142 4995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.86% 9.06% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3145 3148 3033
Average daily rate £425 £405 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 166 222
Average hourly rate £25.50 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
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 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

GMP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GMP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GMP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -28 11 £450 +5.88% 13
Manchester -11 4 £450 -
North West -28 4 £450 +5.88% 1
South West - 4 £675 -
Bristol - 3 £675 -
East of England - 2 £425 - 8
Hertfordshire - 2 £425 - 1
South East -18 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GMP 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 GMP.

1 26 (83.87%) Validation
2 22 (70.97%) Pharmaceutical
3 14 (45.16%) Manufacturing
4 9 (29.03%) Project Management
4 9 (29.03%) Change Control
5 7 (22.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (16.13%) GAMP
6 5 (16.13%) GxP
7 4 (12.90%) Quality Management
7 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (12.90%) QA
7 4 (12.90%) FMCG
8 3 (9.68%) System Testing
8 3 (9.68%) SDLC
8 3 (9.68%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (9.68%) GLP
8 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.45%) IT Audit
9 2 (6.45%) CRM
9 2 (6.45%) ERP
9 2 (6.45%) GCP
9 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
9 2 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
9 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
9 2 (6.45%) Data Privacy
9 2 (6.45%) Software Licensing
9 2 (6.45%) Degree

GMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GMP 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 GMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
General
1 22 (70.97%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (45.16%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Consultant
2 9 (29.03%) Validation Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Computer Systems Validation Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Validation Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Compliance Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
6 2 (6.45%) HR Manager
6 2 (6.45%) ICT Manager
6 2 (6.45%) ICT Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Public Sector Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) QA Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Change Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Change Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) QA Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Writer
7 1 (3.23%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.90%) FMCG
2 1 (3.23%) Chemistry
2 1 (3.23%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Validation
2 9 (29.03%) Change Control
2 9 (29.03%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Quality Management
3 4 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.68%) SDLC
4 3 (9.68%) System Testing
5 2 (6.45%) CRM
5 2 (6.45%) Data Privacy
5 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.45%) ERP
5 2 (6.45%) IT Audit
5 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.45%) QMS
5 2 (6.45%) Software Licensing
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) APMP
2 1 (3.23%) CISA
2 1 (3.23%) CRISC
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (16.13%) GAMP
2 5 (16.13%) GxP
3 4 (12.90%) QA
4 3 (9.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (9.68%) GLP
5 2 (6.45%) GCP
5 2 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
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