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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
UK
Rank 556 610 586
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -24
Contract jobs citing GMP 26 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.033% 0.041%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.61% 0.33% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 12
Median daily rate £425 £428 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £425 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £430 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £428 £550
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -22.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.45 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.60% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.45 -
% change year-on-year
-37.60% -

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
4285 5191 4752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.73% 10.22% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2785 3191 2925
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 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 202 183
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% +90.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.95 £60.98 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +75.00%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2017.

GMP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GMP
Top 13 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 21 January 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 +30 25 £425 -0.58% 3
South East +24 12 £370 - 2
London +20 9 £425 - 1
Surrey - 6 £875 - 1
Berkshire +19 4 £310 -
Maidenhead +1 4 £310 -
North West +26 2 £550 +29.41%
East of England -7 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £550 -
Haverhill - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 - -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 49 (87.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 31 (55.36%) GxP
3 24 (42.86%) Manufacturing
4 23 (41.07%) Validation
4 23 (41.07%) GAMP
4 23 (41.07%) GCP
5 22 (39.29%) ERP
6 21 (37.50%) SAP
6 21 (37.50%) Coaching
7 15 (26.79%) Information Security
8 14 (25.00%) FMCG
9 11 (19.64%) Capita
10 9 (16.07%) Degree
10 9 (16.07%) Quality Management
10 9 (16.07%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (14.29%) Change Control
11 8 (14.29%) Business Transformation
12 7 (12.50%) QA
12 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
12 7 (12.50%) Project Management
13 6 (10.71%) Finance
13 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
13 6 (10.71%) Logistics
14 5 (8.93%) Document Management
14 5 (8.93%) Life Science
14 5 (8.93%) System Testing
14 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
15 4 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (7.14%) LIMS

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 (1.79%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.79%) MS Project
4 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.79%) BPCS
2 1 (1.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
1 1 (1.79%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.79%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) PVCS
General
1 49 (87.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 24 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.71%) Finance
4 4 (7.14%) Marketing
5 2 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (60.71%) Consultant
2 23 (41.07%) Compliance Consultant
3 18 (32.14%) Risk Consultant
4 14 (25.00%) IT Consultant
4 14 (25.00%) IT Risk Consultant
5 8 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
6 7 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (10.71%) Project Manager
8 5 (8.93%) Validation Consultant
9 4 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 4 (7.14%) Functional Consultant
9 4 (7.14%) QA Leader
10 2 (3.57%) IT Manager
10 2 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Logistics Consultant
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Functional Consultant
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
10 2 (3.57%) UAT Lead
11 1 (1.79%) HR Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
1 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) FMCG
2 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.93%) Life Science
4 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.14%) Data Extraction
4 4 (7.14%) LIMS
5 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) AS400
6 1 (1.79%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.79%) iSeries
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.79%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Validation
2 22 (39.29%) ERP
3 21 (37.50%) Coaching
4 15 (26.79%) Information Security
5 9 (16.07%) Quality Management
6 8 (14.29%) Business Transformation
6 8 (14.29%) Change Control
6 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (12.50%) Project Management
8 6 (10.71%) Logistics
8 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 5 (8.93%) Document Management
9 5 (8.93%) System Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Data Migration
10 4 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (7.14%) Migration
10 4 (7.14%) QMS
10 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
11 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (5.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) C#
2 1 (1.79%) RPG
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) PMP
3 1 (1.79%) HNC
3 1 (1.79%) HND
3 1 (1.79%) MBA
3 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (55.36%) GxP
2 23 (41.07%) GAMP
2 23 (41.07%) GCP
3 9 (16.07%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 7 (12.50%) QA
5 4 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (5.36%) GLP
7 1 (1.79%) ISO13485
7 1 (1.79%) SLA
Vendors
1 21 (37.50%) SAP
2 11 (19.64%) Capita
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.79%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) Informatica
4 1 (1.79%) LabVantage
4 1 (1.79%) Minitab
4 1 (1.79%) Rockwell
4 1 (1.79%) Siemens
4 1 (1.79%) Wonderware