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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 571 586 559
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -27
Contract jobs citing GMP 29 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.024% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.66% 0.30% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 5
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£425 £395 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 £463
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -35.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £29.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year
-40.17% -

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
4379 4271 3725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.81% 7.93% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2770 2651 2255
Average daily rate £420 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 192 131
Average hourly rate £21.07 £20.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.79% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £12.50 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.20 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +7.76%

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 June 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 16 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 June 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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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 +4 27 £425 +7.59% 11
London -7 12 £425 +0.59%
North West -11 9 £450 - 5
Manchester - 6 £300 -
Cheshire -7 3 £450 - 5
South East -26 3 £475 +58.33% 3
Surrey - 2 £475 -
Uxbridge - 2 £425 -
Brentford - 2 £425 -
Berkshire -1 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £425 -
East of England - 1 £425 -
Chertsey - 1 £475 -
Macclesfield - 1 £450 - 1
Ware - 1 £425 -
Slough - 1 - -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 54 (87.10%) Pharmaceutical
2 34 (54.84%) Validation
3 32 (51.61%) Manufacturing
4 29 (46.77%) GxP
5 20 (32.26%) Project Management
6 19 (30.65%) GAMP
7 18 (29.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 16 (25.81%) PMI
8 16 (25.81%) PMI Certification
8 16 (25.81%) Process Management
8 16 (25.81%) Informatics
9 14 (22.58%) QA
10 13 (20.97%) ERP
11 12 (19.35%) Quality Management
12 10 (16.13%) QMS
13 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
13 9 (14.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (12.90%) GCP
14 8 (12.90%) Finance
15 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (11.29%) SCADA
16 6 (9.68%) LIMS
16 6 (9.68%) GLP
16 6 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
16 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
16 6 (9.68%) Data Protection
16 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 5 (8.06%) Wonderware
18 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2
18 4 (6.45%) Data Privacy

GMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Project
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP PM
1 1 (1.61%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
General
1 54 (87.10%) Pharmaceutical
2 32 (51.61%) Manufacturing
3 8 (12.90%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.61%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Architect
2 16 (25.81%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (17.74%) Consultant
4 9 (14.52%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.29%) Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Validation Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Risk Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Functional Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Validation Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Compliance Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Compliance Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Quality Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Trainer
9 1 (1.61%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.61%) Programme Manager
9 1 (1.61%) Senior Manager
9 1 (1.61%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (1.61%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) Senior Programme Manager
9 1 (1.61%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) PMI
1 16 (25.81%) Informatics
2 7 (11.29%) SCADA
3 6 (9.68%) LIMS
3 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.45%) Biotechnology
4 4 (6.45%) Life Science
4 4 (6.45%) FMCG
5 3 (4.84%) Data Conversion
6 2 (3.23%) PDA
6 2 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Windows
1 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (54.84%) Validation
2 20 (32.26%) Project Management
3 16 (25.81%) Process Management
4 13 (20.97%) ERP
5 12 (19.35%) Quality Management
6 10 (16.13%) QMS
7 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
8 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (9.68%) Data Protection
10 4 (6.45%) Data Privacy
10 4 (6.45%) Software Licensing
10 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2
11 3 (4.84%) Regression Testing
11 3 (4.84%) GAP Analysis
11 3 (4.84%) Information Security
11 3 (4.84%) Integration Testing
11 3 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) C
1 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (46.77%) GxP
2 19 (30.65%) GAMP
3 18 (29.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 14 (22.58%) QA
5 9 (14.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (12.90%) GCP
7 6 (9.68%) GLP
8 2 (3.23%) ISO 9001
9 1 (1.61%) COBIT
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Wonderware
2 3 (4.84%) SAP
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) Cognizant
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