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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 617 592 583
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -9
Contract jobs citing GMP 16 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.032% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.34% 0.41% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 1
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£400 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.75 -

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
4641 4444 3866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 7.96% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2845 2692 2265
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 203 164
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 17 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 4 September 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 -6 16 £400 +1.26% 12
South East -27 6 £408 -4.11% 1
Surrey +1 4 £475 - 1
North West -31 3 £450 -
Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Sheffield - 3 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Maidenhead +4 2 £340 -
London +2 2 £416 +5.37%
Berkshire -3 2 £340 -
Macclesfield - 2 £450 -
Cheshire - 2 £450 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chertsey - 1 £475 -
East of England - 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

GMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 44 (80.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 31 (56.36%) Manufacturing
3 25 (45.45%) Validation
4 19 (34.55%) GxP
4 19 (34.55%) Project Management
5 15 (27.27%) ERP
6 12 (21.82%) GAMP
7 11 (20.00%) QA
8 10 (18.18%) Informatics
8 10 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 10 (18.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 10 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (18.18%) PMI
8 10 (18.18%) PMI Certification
8 10 (18.18%) GCP
8 10 (18.18%) Process Management
8 10 (18.18%) Finance
9 7 (12.73%) SAP
10 6 (10.91%) GLP
10 6 (10.91%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (10.91%) Data Protection
10 6 (10.91%) SCADA
11 5 (9.09%) Quality Management
12 4 (7.27%) Regression Testing
12 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
12 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (7.27%) Wonderware
12 4 (7.27%) C
12 4 (7.27%) Integration Testing
12 4 (7.27%) Data Reconciliation

GMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (3.64%) MS Office
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) TrackWise
2 1 (1.82%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (5.45%) StarTeam
2 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (80.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 31 (56.36%) Manufacturing
3 10 (18.18%) Finance
4 3 (5.45%) Electronics
5 2 (3.64%) German Language
6 1 (1.82%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Architect
2 10 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (16.36%) Consultant
4 8 (14.55%) Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Risk Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Compliance Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Compliance Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Trainer
8 2 (3.64%) Quality Manager
8 2 (3.64%) C++ Developer
9 1 (1.82%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Senior Programme Manager
9 1 (1.82%) Risk Analyst
9 1 (1.82%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (1.82%) Senior Manager
9 1 (1.82%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) PMI
1 10 (18.18%) Informatics
2 6 (10.91%) SCADA
3 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.27%) Biotechnology
3 4 (7.27%) Life Science
3 4 (7.27%) Data Conversion
4 3 (5.45%) FMCG
5 2 (3.64%) PDA
5 2 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.82%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Windows
1 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) Validation
2 19 (34.55%) Project Management
3 15 (27.27%) ERP
4 10 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 10 (18.18%) Process Management
5 6 (10.91%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (10.91%) Data Protection
6 5 (9.09%) Quality Management
7 4 (7.27%) Regression Testing
7 4 (7.27%) Data Reconciliation
7 4 (7.27%) Data Privacy
7 4 (7.27%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.27%) Software Licensing
8 3 (5.45%) SDLC
8 3 (5.45%) QMS
8 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.45%) Information Security
9 2 (3.64%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) C
2 3 (5.45%) C++
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (34.55%) GxP
2 12 (21.82%) GAMP
3 11 (20.00%) QA
4 10 (18.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 10 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (18.18%) GCP
5 6 (10.91%) GLP
6 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) SAP
2 4 (7.27%) Wonderware
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
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