The table below looks at the statistics for GxP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GxP over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank 545 537 530
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing GxP 54 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.064% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.26% 0.81% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 6
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£450 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £356 £300
% change year-on-year
+26.31% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £62.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year
-82.40% -

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
4269 4089 3378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 7.88% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2520 2429 1949
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 171 164
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.59 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

GxP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GxP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

GxP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GxP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GxP within the UK.

GxP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GxP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GxP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

GxP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GxP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GxP within the UK.

GxP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GxP
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 GxP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +10 50 £450 +40.62% 8
South East -21 19 £550 +96.42% 2
North West - 19 £425 - 4
Cheshire - 14 £425 - 4
London -2 12 £425 +34.92% 1
Macclesfield - 10 £425 - 4
Berkshire -10 6 £403 +43.75% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Amersham - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
City of London - - - -

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GxP 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 GxP.

1 59 (71.95%) Pharmaceutical
2 33 (40.24%) Validation
3 29 (35.37%) GMP
4 24 (29.27%) Project Management
5 19 (23.17%) Manufacturing
6 16 (19.51%) GAMP
6 16 (19.51%) PMI Certification
7 15 (18.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (18.29%) Informatics
8 14 (17.07%) Process Management
8 14 (17.07%) PMI
9 13 (15.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 12 (14.63%) SAP
10 12 (14.63%) LIMS
11 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (13.41%) QMS
12 10 (12.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (12.20%) Quality Management
12 10 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (12.20%) PLM
13 9 (10.98%) Oracle
14 8 (9.76%) Degree
15 7 (8.54%) Life Science
15 7 (8.54%) Scrum
16 6 (7.32%) Change Management
17 5 (6.10%) SAP FI/CO
17 5 (6.10%) Finance
17 5 (6.10%) SAP CO
17 5 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
17 5 (6.10%) Business Analysis

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GxP 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 GxP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.66%) Lync
2 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.88%) MS Office
3 2 (2.44%) MS Project
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) SAP FI
1 5 (6.10%) SAP FI/CO
1 5 (6.10%) SAP CO
2 3 (3.66%) SAP GRC
2 3 (3.66%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.22%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.22%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.22%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) LAN
1 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (71.95%) Pharmaceutical
2 19 (23.17%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.10%) Finance
4 3 (3.66%) Legal
4 3 (3.66%) Banking
5 2 (2.44%) French Language
6 1 (1.22%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.22%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.22%) Marketing
6 1 (1.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Project Manager
2 15 (18.29%) Consultant
3 14 (17.07%) Architect
4 13 (15.85%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (10.98%) SAP Consultant
6 8 (9.76%) Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Validation Consultant
7 5 (6.10%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.66%) ScrumMaster
9 3 (3.66%) IT Support
9 3 (3.66%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) SAP Security Consultant
10 2 (2.44%) Business Manager
10 2 (2.44%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) .NET
2 2 (2.44%) Web Services
2 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.22%) jQuery
3 1 (1.22%) CAML
3 1 (1.22%) XML
3 1 (1.22%) XSLT
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Informatics
2 14 (17.07%) PMI
3 12 (14.63%) LIMS
4 7 (8.54%) Life Science
5 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.88%) Pharmacovigilance
6 4 (4.88%) FMCG
7 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.22%) Learning Management System
9 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.22%) E-Learning
9 1 (1.22%) PKI
9 1 (1.22%) NHS
9 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.22%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
2 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) Validation
2 24 (29.27%) Project Management
3 14 (17.07%) Process Management
4 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (13.41%) QMS
5 10 (12.20%) Quality Management
5 10 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (12.20%) PLM
5 10 (12.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (8.54%) Scrum
7 6 (7.32%) Change Management
8 5 (6.10%) ITIL
8 5 (6.10%) SAP Security
8 5 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.10%) Business Analysis
9 3 (3.66%) IT Governance
9 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.66%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (3.66%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.66%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.10%) ABAP
2 2 (2.44%) C
3 1 (1.22%) C#
3 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.22%) SQL
3 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (19.51%) PMI Certification
2 8 (9.76%) Degree
3 2 (2.44%) PMP
3 2 (2.44%) MBA
4 1 (1.22%) CISSP
4 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (35.37%) GMP
2 16 (19.51%) GAMP
3 15 (18.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (15.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (4.88%) QA
6 3 (3.66%) SLA
7 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) SAP
2 9 (10.98%) Oracle
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.44%) Citrix
5 1 (1.22%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.22%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.22%) Infoflex
5 1 (1.22%) Nintex
5 1 (1.22%) HP
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos
5 1 (1.22%) Siebel
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