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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 574 584 542
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -42
Contract jobs citing GMP 38 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.019% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.88% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% -1.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £313 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £313 £431
% change year-on-year
+38.40% -27.53%
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
4323 4268 3533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.74% 7.94% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2630 2585 2105
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 191 128
Average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £11.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £46.61 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +36.58%

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 6 May 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 6 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 +11 38 £425 -1.10% 8
North West +5 23 £425 -
Cheshire +8 14 £425 -
London -3 9 £425 -5.55% 3
Macclesfield - 9 £425 -
Manchester - 9 - -
South East -8 5 £575 +84.00% 4
Uxbridge - 3 £425 -
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Brentford - 2 £425 -
Hampshire - 2 £575 -
Southampton - 2 £575 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Chertsey - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 55 (90.16%) Pharmaceutical
2 41 (67.21%) Validation
3 32 (52.46%) GxP
4 26 (42.62%) Manufacturing
5 23 (37.70%) GAMP
6 21 (34.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 18 (29.51%) Project Management
7 18 (29.51%) QA
8 17 (27.87%) Process Management
9 16 (26.23%) PMI
9 16 (26.23%) PMI Certification
9 16 (26.23%) Informatics
9 16 (26.23%) QMS
10 15 (24.59%) Quality Management
11 10 (16.39%) ERP
12 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 9 (14.75%) LIMS
13 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (9.84%) Finance
15 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
15 5 (8.20%) Risk Assessment
15 5 (8.20%) SCADA
15 5 (8.20%) Wonderware
15 5 (8.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (8.20%) GCP
15 5 (8.20%) GLP
15 5 (8.20%) Data Protection
15 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
16 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
16 4 (6.56%) Degree

GMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (3.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Maximo
2 1 (1.64%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
General
1 55 (90.16%) Pharmaceutical
2 26 (42.62%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.84%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Architect
2 16 (26.23%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (22.95%) Consultant
4 11 (18.03%) Project Manager
5 10 (16.39%) Validation Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Functional Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Validation Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Risk Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Compliance Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Specialist
9 2 (3.28%) Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Systems Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Validation Specialist
10 1 (1.64%) Delivery Manager
10 1 (1.64%) Test Engineer
10 1 (1.64%) Business Analyst
10 1 (1.64%) IT Business Analyst
10 1 (1.64%) Project Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) PMI
1 16 (26.23%) Informatics
2 9 (14.75%) LIMS
3 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.20%) SCADA
4 3 (4.92%) Biotechnology
4 3 (4.92%) Life Science
4 3 (4.92%) FMCG
5 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.64%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
1 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (67.21%) Validation
2 18 (29.51%) Project Management
3 17 (27.87%) Process Management
4 16 (26.23%) QMS
5 15 (24.59%) Quality Management
6 10 (16.39%) ERP
7 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.20%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (8.20%) Data Protection
9 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
10 3 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.92%) Information Management
10 3 (4.92%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (4.92%) Data Privacy
10 3 (4.92%) Software Licensing
11 2 (3.28%) Line Management
11 2 (3.28%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2
11 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (26.23%) PMI Certification
2 4 (6.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (52.46%) GxP
2 23 (37.70%) GAMP
3 21 (34.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 18 (29.51%) QA
5 5 (8.20%) GCP
5 5 (8.20%) GLP
5 5 (8.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (3.28%) COBIT
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Wonderware
2 2 (3.28%) IBM
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.64%) SAP
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