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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 571 572 542
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -30
Contract jobs citing GMP 36 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.019% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.84% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 4
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£425 £430 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% -11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £313 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £313 £463
% change year-on-year
+38.40% -32.43%
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
4307 4200 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.95% 7.98% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2677 2562 2186
Average daily rate £403 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 202 112
Average hourly rate £20.09 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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
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 12 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 22 May 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 -2 34 £425 -1.10% 9
North West 0 21 £433 - 2
Cheshire 0 12 £433 - 2
London -2 10 £425 -5.55%
Manchester - 9 - -
Macclesfield - 5 £425 -
Uxbridge - 3 £425 -
South East -16 2 - - 5
Berkshire - 2 - -
Brentford - 2 £425 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 56 (87.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 42 (65.63%) Validation
3 32 (50.00%) GxP
4 29 (45.31%) Manufacturing
5 24 (37.50%) GAMP
6 21 (32.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 19 (29.69%) QA
8 18 (28.13%) Project Management
9 17 (26.56%) Process Management
10 16 (25.00%) PMI
10 16 (25.00%) PMI Certification
10 16 (25.00%) Informatics
10 16 (25.00%) QMS
11 15 (23.44%) Quality Management
12 10 (15.63%) ERP
13 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 9 (14.06%) LIMS
14 8 (12.50%) Test Scripting
15 7 (10.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
16 6 (9.38%) Finance
17 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
17 5 (7.81%) SCADA
17 5 (7.81%) Wonderware
17 5 (7.81%) GCP
17 5 (7.81%) GLP
17 5 (7.81%) Data Protection
18 4 (6.25%) Biotechnology
18 4 (6.25%) Life Science

GMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.56%) MS Project
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
General
1 56 (87.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 29 (45.31%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.38%) Finance
4 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Architect
2 16 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (21.88%) Consultant
4 11 (17.19%) Project Manager
5 10 (15.63%) Validation Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Validation Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Functional Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Risk Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Compliance Consultant
9 2 (3.13%) Validation Specialist
9 2 (3.13%) SharePoint Specialist
9 2 (3.13%) Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Trainer
9 2 (3.13%) Systems Developer
9 2 (3.13%) SharePoint Developer
10 1 (1.56%) Test Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) Delivery Manager
10 1 (1.56%) IT Business Analyst
10 1 (1.56%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) PMI
1 16 (25.00%) Informatics
2 9 (14.06%) LIMS
3 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.81%) SCADA
4 4 (6.25%) Biotechnology
4 4 (6.25%) Life Science
5 3 (4.69%) FMCG
6 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.13%) Data Conversion
6 2 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (3.13%) PDA
6 2 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.13%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.56%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.56%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) Windows
1 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (65.63%) Validation
2 18 (28.13%) Project Management
3 17 (26.56%) Process Management
4 16 (25.00%) QMS
5 15 (23.44%) Quality Management
6 10 (15.63%) ERP
7 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (7.81%) Data Protection
12 3 (4.69%) Information Management
12 3 (4.69%) GAP Analysis
12 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (4.69%) Data Privacy
12 3 (4.69%) Software Licensing
13 2 (3.13%) Line Management
13 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
13 2 (3.13%) Data Reconciliation
13 2 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (50.00%) GxP
2 24 (37.50%) GAMP
3 21 (32.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 19 (29.69%) QA
5 7 (10.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (7.81%) GCP
6 5 (7.81%) GLP
7 2 (3.13%) COBIT
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Wonderware
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.56%) SAP
3 1 (1.56%) Cognizant
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Quanta Consultancy Services
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Cheshire
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago