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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GxP
Rank 582 545 523
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -22
Contract jobs citing GxP 26 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.046% 0.040%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.62% 0.64% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £497 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -1.23%
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
4206 3775 3662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.60% 7.30% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2620 2277 2115
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 126 241
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -25 24 £350 -12.50% 1
London +28 11 £388 -18.42%
North West -6 4 £210 +20.00%
South East -40 4 £600 +23.96% 1
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Bridgend - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Woking - - - -
York - - - -

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 32 (56.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 22 (38.60%) Validation
3 12 (21.05%) Project Management
4 11 (19.30%) SAP
5 10 (17.54%) Manufacturing
6 9 (15.79%) QA
6 9 (15.79%) Change Management
7 8 (14.04%) GAMP
7 8 (14.04%) GMP
8 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.28%) PLM
8 7 (12.28%) Scrum
8 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.28%) ERP
8 7 (12.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 6 (10.53%) Oracle
9 6 (10.53%) Life Science
10 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
10 5 (8.77%) Quality Management
10 5 (8.77%) Finance
10 5 (8.77%) ABAP
10 5 (8.77%) GCP
10 5 (8.77%) Service Management
10 5 (8.77%) Test Scripting
10 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (7.02%) Data Privacy
11 4 (7.02%) SAP FI
11 4 (7.02%) LIMS

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) SAS
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Project
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) SAP FI
2 3 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (5.26%) SAP CO
2 3 (5.26%) SAP R/3
3 2 (3.51%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.75%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.75%) SAP QM
4 1 (1.75%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.75%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.75%) SAP APO
4 1 (1.75%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) RTP
1 1 (1.75%) Firewall
1 1 (1.75%) LAN
1 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.75%) NonStop SQL
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) LSMW
General
1 32 (56.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (17.54%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.77%) Finance
4 4 (7.02%) German Language
5 3 (5.26%) Banking
6 2 (3.51%) French Language
7 1 (1.75%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.75%) Czech Language
7 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Project Manager
2 11 (19.30%) Consultant
3 8 (14.04%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Validation Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Quality Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Architect
4 4 (7.02%) Compliance Manager
5 3 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) QA Tester
5 3 (5.26%) Tester
5 3 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (3.51%) Supply Chain Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Senior SAP Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) PMO Assistant
7 1 (1.75%) SAP Data Consultant
7 1 (1.75%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) BAPI
1 1 (1.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Life Science
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) LIMS
4 3 (5.26%) Informatics
4 3 (5.26%) Pharmacovigilance
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.75%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.75%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.75%) PDA
6 1 (1.75%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) AS400
6 1 (1.75%) NHS
6 1 (1.75%) PMI
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
6 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Validation
2 12 (21.05%) Project Management
3 9 (15.79%) Change Management
4 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.28%) PLM
4 7 (12.28%) Scrum
4 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (12.28%) ERP
4 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
5 5 (8.77%) Quality Management
5 5 (8.77%) Service Management
5 5 (8.77%) Test Scripting
6 4 (7.02%) Data Privacy
6 4 (7.02%) QMS
7 3 (5.26%) Requirements Management
7 3 (5.26%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.26%) Migration
7 3 (5.26%) Information Security
7 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) ABAP
2 3 (5.26%) C
3 2 (3.51%) SQL
4 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) PMP
3 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 8 (14.04%) GAMP
2 8 (14.04%) GMP
3 7 (12.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (10.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (8.77%) GCP
6 1 (1.75%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) SAP
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (1.75%) Infoflex
3 1 (1.75%) Remedy
3 1 (1.75%) Informatica
3 1 (1.75%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.75%) HP
3 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.75%) Siebel
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