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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GxP
Rank 573 555 556
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing GxP 27 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.050% 0.029%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.63% 0.68% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £288 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £484 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £433
% change year-on-year
- -7.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 £65.35 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £65.35 -
% change year-on-year
-4.36% -

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
4307 3819 3803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.47% 7.38% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2695 2328 2206
Average daily rate £400 £420 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 136 231
Average hourly rate £21.99 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -7.89%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 -47 26 £400 -4.76% 1
London +11 11 £388 -3.12%
South East -27 8 £400 -17.35% 1
Surrey - 5 £400 - 1
North West +4 2 £210 +20.00%
Bridgend - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Woking - - - -
York - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 30 (54.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 19 (34.55%) Validation
3 12 (21.82%) Manufacturing
3 12 (21.82%) SAP
4 11 (20.00%) Project Management
5 10 (18.18%) Change Management
6 9 (16.36%) QA
7 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (14.55%) ERP
7 8 (14.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (14.55%) GAMP
8 7 (12.73%) GMP
8 7 (12.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (12.73%) PLM
8 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Scrum
9 6 (10.91%) Finance
9 6 (10.91%) Service Management
9 6 (10.91%) GCP
9 6 (10.91%) Oracle
9 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 5 (9.09%) ABAP
10 5 (9.09%) Business Analysis
10 5 (9.09%) Life Science
11 4 (7.27%) German Language
11 4 (7.27%) Information Security
11 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
11 4 (7.27%) Quality Management

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) SAP FI
2 3 (5.45%) SAP R/3
2 3 (5.45%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (5.45%) SAP CO
3 2 (3.64%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.82%) SAP EWM
4 1 (1.82%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.82%) SAP APO
4 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.82%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.82%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) Intranet
2 1 (1.82%) LAN
2 1 (1.82%) WAN
2 1 (1.82%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.82%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) LSMW
General
1 30 (54.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (21.82%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.91%) Finance
4 4 (7.27%) German Language
5 3 (5.45%) Banking
6 2 (3.64%) French Language
7 1 (1.82%) Back Office
7 1 (1.82%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.82%) Czech Language
7 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 11 (20.00%) Consultant
2 8 (14.55%) SAP Consultant
3 5 (9.09%) Architect
4 4 (7.27%) Compliance Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Quality Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Validation Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Tester
5 3 (5.45%) Programme Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (5.45%) ScrumMaster
5 3 (5.45%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) QA Tester
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Supply Chain Manager
6 2 (3.64%) PMO Assistant
6 2 (3.64%) Senior SAP Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Life Science
3 3 (5.45%) LIMS
3 3 (5.45%) Informatics
3 3 (5.45%) Pharmacovigilance
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
5 1 (1.82%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.82%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.82%) FMCG
5 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.82%) PMI
5 1 (1.82%) AS400
5 1 (1.82%) PDA
5 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.82%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) Validation
2 11 (20.00%) Project Management
3 10 (18.18%) Change Management
4 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (14.55%) ERP
5 7 (12.73%) PLM
5 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.91%) Scrum
6 6 (10.91%) Service Management
7 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 5 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 4 (7.27%) Information Security
8 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
8 4 (7.27%) Quality Management
8 4 (7.27%) Data Privacy
9 3 (5.45%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.45%) Data Entry
9 3 (5.45%) Requirements Management
10 2 (3.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) ABAP
2 3 (5.45%) C
3 2 (3.64%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) QA
2 8 (14.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 8 (14.55%) GAMP
3 7 (12.73%) GMP
3 7 (12.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (10.91%) GCP
5 1 (1.82%) SLA
5 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 12207
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) SAP
2 6 (10.91%) Oracle
3 1 (1.82%) Informatica
3 1 (1.82%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.82%) HP
3 1 (1.82%) Siebel
3 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.82%) Remedy
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Randstad Technologies
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