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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank 543 528 519
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing GxP 33 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.076% 0.040%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.80% 0.96% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 11
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£550 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.60% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+74.60% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £113.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £113.50 -
% change year-on-year
-90.30% -

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
4108 3942 3275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.83% 7.84% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2409 2316 1845
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 142 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £21.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.16 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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 February 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 14 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 February 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 -25 27 £550 +77.41% 8
South East -33 11 £600 +114.28% 4
London -19 8 £265 -15.87% 1
North West - 8 £450 - 3
Cheshire - 7 £450 - 3
Macclesfield - 6 - - 2
Wales -7 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
City of London - - - -
Amersham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 41 (68.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 28 (46.67%) Validation
3 19 (31.67%) GMP
4 14 (23.33%) Project Management
4 14 (23.33%) GAMP
5 12 (20.00%) Quality Management
6 11 (18.33%) QMS
7 10 (16.67%) Manufacturing
8 9 (15.00%) LIMS
8 9 (15.00%) SAP
8 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (13.33%) PMI Certification
9 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (13.33%) Life Science
10 7 (11.67%) Degree
10 7 (11.67%) Informatics
10 7 (11.67%) Scrum
10 7 (11.67%) PLM
11 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (10.00%) Finance
11 6 (10.00%) Change Management
11 6 (10.00%) PMI
11 6 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (10.00%) Process Management
11 6 (10.00%) Oracle
11 6 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
12 5 (8.33%) ABAP
12 5 (8.33%) ITIL
12 5 (8.33%) SAP FI

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (5.00%) Lync
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS Project
4 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) SAP FI
1 5 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 5 (8.33%) SAP CO
2 3 (5.00%) SAP R/3
3 2 (3.33%) SAP EWM
4 1 (1.67%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.67%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) LAN
1 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (68.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.00%) Finance
4 3 (5.00%) Banking
5 2 (3.33%) French Language
6 1 (1.67%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Project Manager
2 12 (20.00%) Consultant
3 7 (11.67%) SAP Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Validation Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) IT Support
6 3 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.33%) Quality Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Supply Chain Manager
7 2 (3.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) SAP EWM Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) PMO Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.67%) jQuery
3 1 (1.67%) CAML
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.67%) CSS
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) LIMS
2 8 (13.33%) Life Science
3 7 (11.67%) Informatics
4 6 (10.00%) PMI
5 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.33%) Pharmacovigilance
6 2 (3.33%) FMCG
7 1 (1.67%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.67%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.67%) NHS
7 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.67%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) Validation
2 14 (23.33%) Project Management
3 12 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 11 (18.33%) QMS
5 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (11.67%) PLM
7 7 (11.67%) Scrum
8 6 (10.00%) Change Management
8 6 (10.00%) Process Management
8 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 5 (8.33%) ITIL
10 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.00%) IT Governance
11 3 (5.00%) ERP
11 3 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
12 2 (3.33%) Migration
12 2 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) ABAP
2 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.67%) C#
2 1 (1.67%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) PMI Certification
2 7 (11.67%) Degree
3 2 (3.33%) VCP4
3 2 (3.33%) MBA
3 2 (3.33%) PMP
4 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.67%) GMP
2 14 (23.33%) GAMP
3 6 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (6.67%) SLA
5 3 (5.00%) QA
6 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.67%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) SAP
2 6 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.33%) Citrix
4 2 (3.33%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.67%) Infoflex
5 1 (1.67%) Nintex
5 1 (1.67%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.67%) Cognos
5 1 (1.67%) Siebel
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