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 31 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 556 581 538
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -43
Contract jobs citing GMP 33 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.013% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.75% 0.17% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 8
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£440 £320 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -3.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £434 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £313 £331
% change year-on-year
+40.80% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.00

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
4371 4192 3426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.95% 7.87% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2594 2498 1970
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 175 163
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.71 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -4.05%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 +19 33 £440 +37.50% 10
North West - 20 £425 - 6
Cheshire - 14 £425 - 5
Macclesfield - 9 £425 - 4
Manchester - 6 - -
London +6 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £395 -
East of England - 1 £395 -
City of London - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 43 (89.58%) Pharmaceutical
2 31 (64.58%) Validation
3 29 (60.42%) GxP
4 21 (43.75%) GAMP
5 20 (41.67%) Manufacturing
6 18 (37.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 16 (33.33%) QMS
8 15 (31.25%) QA
8 15 (31.25%) Quality Management
9 14 (29.17%) Process Management
10 13 (27.08%) PMI
10 13 (27.08%) PMI Certification
10 13 (27.08%) Informatics
11 12 (25.00%) Project Management
12 9 (18.75%) LIMS
12 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (10.42%) Wonderware
14 5 (10.42%) ERP
14 5 (10.42%) SCADA
15 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
15 3 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
15 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
16 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
16 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
16 2 (4.17%) Intranet
16 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
16 2 (4.17%) IBM
16 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
16 2 (4.17%) Aerospace

GMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
General
1 43 (89.58%) Pharmaceutical
2 20 (41.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Architect
2 13 (27.08%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (22.92%) Project Manager
3 11 (22.92%) Consultant
4 10 (20.83%) Validation Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Validation Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Project Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Systems Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) AWS Architect
8 1 (2.08%) IT Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) PMI
1 13 (27.08%) Informatics
2 9 (18.75%) LIMS
3 5 (10.42%) SCADA
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.17%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (2.08%) Chemistry
5 1 (2.08%) FMCG
5 1 (2.08%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Validation
2 16 (33.33%) QMS
3 15 (31.25%) Quality Management
4 14 (29.17%) Process Management
5 12 (25.00%) Project Management
6 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.42%) ERP
9 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (4.17%) Line Management
10 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.17%) Coaching
10 2 (4.17%) Change Control
10 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
10 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
10 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
10 2 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (60.42%) GxP
2 21 (43.75%) GAMP
3 18 (37.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 15 (31.25%) QA
5 2 (4.17%) COBIT
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Wonderware
2 2 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Cognizant
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
Macclesfield
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £440.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Macclesfield
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Macclesfield
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £440.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Macclesfield
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 25 days ago