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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank 574 587 558
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -29
Contract jobs citing GxP 46 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.044% 0.041%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.01% 0.56% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 4
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£475 £351 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.52% -19.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £255 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £402 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £417 £351 £365
% change year-on-year
+18.97% -3.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00

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
4536 4306 3858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.98% 7.88% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2609 2300
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 £250 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 197 146
Average hourly rate £21.54 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.68% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GxP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

GxP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GxP
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 GxP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 -12 37 £475 +35.52% 3
South East +3 22 £455 +29.81% 2
London +9 13 £478 - 1
Berkshire - 11 £340 -
Surrey +3 9 £505 -
Scotland - 9 £308 -
Maidenhead - 7 £340 -
Inverness - 6 £308 -
Highlands - 6 £308 -
Chertsey - 2 £508 -
Staines - 2 £495 -
Brentford - 2 £463 -
City of London - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 72 (71.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 45 (44.55%) Manufacturing
3 39 (38.61%) Validation
4 30 (29.70%) Project Management
5 29 (28.71%) SAP
6 27 (26.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 26 (25.74%) GMP
8 21 (20.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 19 (18.81%) PMI Certification
9 19 (18.81%) ERP
10 18 (17.82%) GAMP
11 17 (16.83%) Document Management
12 16 (15.84%) Process Management
12 16 (15.84%) Informatics
12 16 (15.84%) PMI
13 15 (14.85%) Test Scripting
14 13 (12.87%) Change Control
15 12 (11.88%) Quality Management
15 12 (11.88%) Finance
16 11 (10.89%) Performance Testing
17 10 (9.90%) Test Strategy
17 10 (9.90%) FMCG
17 10 (9.90%) SDLC
18 9 (8.91%) HP Quality Center
18 9 (8.91%) User Acceptance Testing
18 9 (8.91%) Risk Management
19 8 (7.92%) QA
19 8 (7.92%) Degree
19 8 (7.92%) Six Sigma
19 8 (7.92%) Data Privacy

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) SAP GRC
2 2 (1.98%) SAP EWM
2 2 (1.98%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.98%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.99%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.99%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.99%) SAP QM
3 1 (0.99%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.96%) NAS
2 2 (1.98%) SAN
General
1 72 (71.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 45 (44.55%) Manufacturing
3 12 (11.88%) Finance
4 3 (2.97%) Legal
5 2 (1.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20 (19.80%) Architect
2 19 (18.81%) Consultant
3 16 (15.84%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (13.86%) Project Manager
5 12 (11.88%) Analyst
6 9 (8.91%) Compliance Consultant
7 8 (7.92%) Risk Consultant
8 7 (6.93%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (4.95%) Author
9 5 (4.95%) Security Consultant
10 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (3.96%) SAP Manager
10 4 (3.96%) Validation Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Compliance Analyst
11 3 (2.97%) Chief Architect
11 3 (2.97%) Quality Manager
11 3 (2.97%) SAP Security Consultant
11 3 (2.97%) Business Manager
11 3 (2.97%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) .NET
1 4 (3.96%) Middleware
2 3 (2.97%) Web Services
2 3 (2.97%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.99%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) Informatics
1 16 (15.84%) PMI
2 10 (9.90%) FMCG
3 7 (6.93%) LIMS
3 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.96%) Chemistry
4 4 (3.96%) Life Science
5 3 (2.97%) Pharmacovigilance
5 3 (2.97%) PKI
6 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.94%) UNIX
2 3 (2.97%) Windows
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (38.61%) Validation
2 30 (29.70%) Project Management
3 19 (18.81%) ERP
4 17 (16.83%) Document Management
5 16 (15.84%) Process Management
6 15 (14.85%) Test Scripting
7 13 (12.87%) Change Control
8 12 (11.88%) Quality Management
9 11 (10.89%) Performance Testing
10 10 (9.90%) Test Strategy
10 10 (9.90%) SDLC
11 9 (8.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (8.91%) Risk Management
12 8 (7.92%) Six Sigma
12 8 (7.92%) Data Privacy
13 7 (6.93%) SAP Security
13 7 (6.93%) Migration
14 6 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (5.94%) Change Management
14 6 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.95%) ABAP
2 4 (3.96%) SQL
3 3 (2.97%) C
4 2 (1.98%) VB
4 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (18.81%) PMI Certification
2 8 (7.92%) Degree
3 3 (2.97%) CISSP
3 3 (2.97%) PMP
4 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (26.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 26 (25.74%) GMP
3 21 (20.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 18 (17.82%) GAMP
5 8 (7.92%) QA
6 4 (3.96%) GCP
7 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.98%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.98%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 29 (28.71%) SAP
2 7 (6.93%) HP
3 4 (3.96%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle
5 2 (1.98%) NetApp
5 2 (1.98%) NetIQ
5 2 (1.98%) Varonis
6 1 (0.99%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.99%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.99%) Cognos
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