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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 594 582 585
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing GMP 10 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.009% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.13% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£568 £329 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.62% +1.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £329 £323
% change year-on-year
+67.30% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.75 - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 - £31.50

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
4440 3949 4489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.65% 7.48% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2715 2340 2509
Average daily rate £400 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 147 242
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 September 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 7 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 September 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
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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 -15 10 £568 - 7
South East -7 6 £550 -
East of England - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 16 (69.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (52.17%) Manufacturing
3 7 (30.43%) QA
3 7 (30.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 6 (26.09%) GCP
4 6 (26.09%) GxP
5 5 (21.74%) Validation
5 5 (21.74%) QMS
5 5 (21.74%) FMCG
6 4 (17.39%) SaaS
6 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) Information Security
6 4 (17.39%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) Legal
6 4 (17.39%) Quality Management
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) GLP
7 3 (13.04%) GAMP
7 3 (13.04%) SAP
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) Change Control
7 3 (13.04%) Degree
8 2 (8.70%) Data Privacy
8 2 (8.70%) Marketing
8 2 (8.70%) Logistics
8 2 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (8.70%) HND
8 2 (8.70%) ERP
8 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
8 2 (8.70%) LIMS

GMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Intranet
General
1 16 (69.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (52.17%) Manufacturing
3 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 4 (17.39%) Legal
4 2 (8.70%) Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Validation Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Compliance Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Validation Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Support Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Compliance Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) FMCG
2 2 (8.70%) LIMS
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Validation
1 5 (21.74%) QMS
2 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (17.39%) Information Security
2 4 (17.39%) Quality Management
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (13.04%) Change Control
4 2 (8.70%) Logistics
4 2 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) ERP
4 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
4 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Privacy
5 1 (4.35%) Line Management
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) TQM
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (30.43%) QA
2 6 (26.09%) GxP
2 6 (26.09%) GCP
3 3 (13.04%) GLP
3 3 (13.04%) GAMP
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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