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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GxP
Rank 582 566 580
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs citing GxP 31 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.035% 0.049%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.70% 0.46% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 9
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£400 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £278 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £484 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £440 £438
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00

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
4454 3908 4498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.74% 7.52% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2703 2296 2483
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 160 237
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 September 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 15 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 September 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 -17 28 £400 -9.09% 1
South East +3 15 £500 +13.63%
Surrey - 6 £400 -
London -4 5 £443 +47.50% 1
Middlesex -1 2 £575 +30.68%
East of England -27 2 £258 -
Hampshire - 1 £600 -
Southampton - 1 £600 -
Stirling - - - -
Woking - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Scotland - - - -

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 25 (44.64%) Validation
3 17 (30.36%) Manufacturing
4 14 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 12 (21.43%) SAP
6 10 (17.86%) Project Management
6 10 (17.86%) QA
7 9 (16.07%) Service Management
8 8 (14.29%) German Language
9 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.50%) ERP
10 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.71%) GAMP
10 6 (10.71%) GCP
10 6 (10.71%) GMP
10 6 (10.71%) Change Management
11 5 (8.93%) MS Project
11 5 (8.93%) ITIL
11 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (8.93%) SaaS
11 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (7.14%) Data Privacy
12 4 (7.14%) QMS
12 4 (7.14%) Life Science
12 4 (7.14%) Information Security
12 4 (7.14%) Business Objects
12 4 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (7.14%) Quality Management
13 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
13 3 (5.36%) LIMS

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) SAS
2 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) TrackWise
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.57%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.79%) SAP EWM
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.79%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.79%) SAP APO
3 1 (1.79%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.79%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.79%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.79%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) LAN
2 1 (1.79%) WAN
2 1 (1.79%) Intranet
2 1 (1.79%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.79%) DataStage
1 1 (1.79%) NonStop SQL
1 1 (1.79%) Spotfire
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) LSMW
General
1 32 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 17 (30.36%) Manufacturing
3 8 (14.29%) German Language
4 3 (5.36%) Finance
5 1 (1.79%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.79%) Publishing
5 1 (1.79%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 7 (12.50%) Validation Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) Quality Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Architect
4 5 (8.93%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Compliance Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Developer
6 3 (5.36%) QA Tester
6 3 (5.36%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (5.36%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Tester
7 2 (3.57%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
1 1 (1.79%) COM
1 1 (1.79%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Life Science
3 3 (5.36%) LIMS
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Informatics
4 2 (3.57%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.79%) FMCG
5 1 (1.79%) User Experience
5 1 (1.79%) PMI
5 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.79%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.79%) AS400
5 1 (1.79%) PDA
5 1 (1.79%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Validation
2 10 (17.86%) Project Management
3 9 (16.07%) Service Management
4 7 (12.50%) ERP
4 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
5 6 (10.71%) Change Management
6 5 (8.93%) ITIL
6 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.14%) Information Security
7 4 (7.14%) Quality Management
7 4 (7.14%) QMS
7 4 (7.14%) Data Privacy
8 3 (5.36%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.57%) CRM
9 2 (3.57%) Migration
9 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.57%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) C
2 2 (3.57%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) ABAP
3 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 10 (17.86%) QA
3 6 (10.71%) GAMP
3 6 (10.71%) GCP
3 6 (10.71%) GMP
4 4 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (3.57%) SLA
6 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 12207
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) SAP
2 4 (7.14%) Business Objects
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) Informatica
4 1 (1.79%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.79%) Remedy
4 1 (1.79%) Agilent
4 1 (1.79%) Axway
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) IBM