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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 622 643 618
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -25
Contract jobs citing GMP 12 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.036% 0.030%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.24% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 6
Median daily rate £350 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £20.75

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
4968 5507 5432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.32% 9.44% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3192 3444 3338
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £384
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 215 215
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £59.74 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

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 27 August 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 10 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 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 8 £350 -12.50% 2
London +10 4 £413 -0.90%
Scotland - 4 £350 -
Edinburgh - 3 £350 -
North West +12 2 £350 +16.66%
Cheshire +9 1 £350 -22.22%
Manchester -4 1 - -
Inverness - 1 £280 -
Chester - 1 £350 -
Highlands - 1 £280 -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 14 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 14 (66.67%) Validation
2 7 (33.33%) Project Management
2 7 (33.33%) GxP
3 5 (23.81%) GCP
3 5 (23.81%) LIMS
4 4 (19.05%) ERP
4 4 (19.05%) Finance
4 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
4 4 (19.05%) System Testing
4 4 (19.05%) FMCG
5 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 3 (14.29%) QA
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) SAP
5 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 3 (14.29%) GLP
5 3 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (14.29%) Change Control
5 3 (14.29%) Data Privacy
5 3 (14.29%) Software Licensing
5 3 (14.29%) IT Audit
5 3 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
6 2 (9.52%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) Coaching
6 2 (9.52%) Business Transformation
6 2 (9.52%) CRM
6 2 (9.52%) Management Information System

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 (4.76%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) BPCS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) LSMW
1 1 (4.76%) PVCS
General
1 14 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Compliance Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Project Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) HR Manager
4 2 (9.52%) ICT Manager
4 2 (9.52%) ICT Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) IT Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) IT Risk Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Public Sector Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) QA Leader
4 2 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.76%) IT Assistant
5 1 (4.76%) Project Change Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Writer
5 1 (4.76%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) LIMS
2 4 (19.05%) FMCG
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Data Extraction
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) AS400
4 1 (4.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Validation
2 7 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) ERP
3 4 (19.05%) System Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Change Control
4 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Data Privacy
4 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 3 (14.29%) IT Audit
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 3 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
4 3 (14.29%) Software Licensing
5 2 (9.52%) Business Transformation
5 2 (9.52%) Coaching
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C#
1 1 (4.76%) RPG
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) APMP
1 1 (4.76%) CISA
1 1 (4.76%) CRISC
1 1 (4.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) GxP
2 5 (23.81%) GCP
3 3 (14.29%) GLP
3 3 (14.29%) QA
3 3 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (9.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (9.52%) GAMP
5 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
5 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (4.76%) ISO13485
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft