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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 578 533 584
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +51
Contract jobs citing GMP 9 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.023% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.31% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 2
Average daily rate £430 £394 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% +19.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £469 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £363 £330
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 - £25.00
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4414 3599 4540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.54% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2669 2121 2478
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 144 240
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £10.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.86 £55.00 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%

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 18 April 2014.

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 6 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -86 9 £430 +1.11% 9
East of England - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (85.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 11 (55.00%) Validation
3 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (25.00%) QA
3 5 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) GLP
3 5 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 5 (25.00%) GAMP
4 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) GxP
4 4 (20.00%) SAP
4 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (15.00%) Data Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 3 (15.00%) LIMS
6 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (10.00%) Apple
6 2 (10.00%) CRM
6 2 (10.00%) Legal
6 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (10.00%) Content Management
6 2 (10.00%) Document Management
6 2 (10.00%) Marketing
6 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (10.00%) QMS
6 2 (10.00%) iPad

GMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
General
1 17 (85.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (15.00%) Finance
4 2 (10.00%) Legal
4 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Validation Specialist
1 3 (15.00%) Author
1 3 (15.00%) Technical Author
1 3 (15.00%) Developer
1 3 (15.00%) Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Support Specialist
2 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Validation Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) SAP Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Quality Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) LIMS
3 2 (10.00%) iPad
4 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Validation
2 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 2 (10.00%) Content Management
5 2 (10.00%) Document Management
5 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (10.00%) QMS
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Use Case
6 1 (5.00%) Logistics
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
1 5 (25.00%) GLP
1 5 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 5 (25.00%) GAMP
2 4 (20.00%) GxP
3 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.00%) GCP
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Apple
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Cognizant
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