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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 559 548 533
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing GMP 24 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.010% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.60% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 4
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£550 £298 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.87% -0.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +136.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +136.11%

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
3977 3718 3214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.79% 7.72% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2364 2202 1807
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 138 221
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £10.93 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 5 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 30 January 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 0 23 £550 +84.87% 3
London 0 7 £403 +25.78% 1
Staffordshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (78.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 20 (71.43%) Validation
3 14 (50.00%) QMS
3 14 (50.00%) GAMP
3 14 (50.00%) GxP
4 13 (46.43%) Quality Management
5 10 (35.71%) QA
6 9 (32.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (25.00%) LIMS
7 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
9 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 3 (10.71%) GCP
11 3 (10.71%) GAP Analysis
11 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (10.71%) Change Control
11 3 (10.71%) SaaS
12 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
12 2 (7.14%) Learning Management System
12 2 (7.14%) Line Management
12 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
12 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
12 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
12 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
12 2 (7.14%) Degree
12 2 (7.14%) COBIT
12 2 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (7.14%) Freedom of Information Act

GMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
General
1 22 (78.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Consultant
1 10 (35.71%) Validation Consultant
2 8 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Validation Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Project Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) LIMS
2 2 (7.14%) Learning Management System
2 2 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (7.14%) Freedom of Information Act
2 2 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Chemistry
3 1 (3.57%) FMCG
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Validation
2 14 (50.00%) QMS
3 13 (46.43%) Quality Management
4 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.71%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (10.71%) Change Control
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
7 2 (7.14%) Line Management
7 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.14%) Information Management
7 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (7.14%) TQM
7 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) GAMP
1 14 (50.00%) GxP
2 10 (35.71%) QA
3 9 (32.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (10.71%) GCP
5 2 (7.14%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) IBM
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
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