The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 558 560 582
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +22
Contract jobs citing GMP 14 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.012% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.34% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£348 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.80% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £575 -
% change year-on-year
-47.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 - £22.50
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4157 3819 4446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.83% 7.51% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2516 2272 2329
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 151 248
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -2.77%

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
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 22 July 2014.

GMP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GMP
Top 12 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 22 July 2014. 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 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 +4 14 £348 -33.80% 7
South East +1 8 £300 -47.82% 2
Surrey - 2 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 17 (73.91%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (34.78%) QA
3 7 (30.43%) Manufacturing
3 7 (30.43%) QMS
4 6 (26.09%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 6 (26.09%) Quality Management
4 6 (26.09%) Validation
5 4 (17.39%) SAP
5 4 (17.39%) GLP
6 3 (13.04%) GCP
6 3 (13.04%) GxP
6 3 (13.04%) LIMS
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Information Security
6 3 (13.04%) FMCG
7 2 (8.70%) HND
7 2 (8.70%) ERP
7 2 (8.70%) GAMP
7 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
7 2 (8.70%) Finance
7 2 (8.70%) Legal
7 2 (8.70%) Logistics
7 2 (8.70%) Marketing
7 2 (8.70%) Degree
7 2 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (8.70%) Change Control
7 2 (8.70%) Data Privacy
8 1 (4.35%) MS Office
8 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
8 1 (4.35%) Microsoft

GMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Intranet
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
General
1 17 (73.91%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (30.43%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Consultant
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
1 5 (21.74%) Validation Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) LIMS
1 3 (13.04%) FMCG
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) QMS
2 6 (26.09%) Quality Management
2 6 (26.09%) Validation
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Information Security
4 2 (8.70%) Logistics
4 2 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (8.70%) Change Control
4 2 (8.70%) Data Privacy
4 2 (8.70%) ERP
4 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) HND
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
2 6 (26.09%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (17.39%) GLP
4 3 (13.04%) GxP
4 3 (13.04%) GCP
5 2 (8.70%) GAMP
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
Chertsey, Surrey
Rushworths
Rate: package includes bonus, car/car allowance & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £11.50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £17 - 36 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago