The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GxP
Rank 566 548 572
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +24
Contract jobs citing GxP 24 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.043% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.56% 0.57% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
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£351 £378 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.15% -13.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £330 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.21% -24.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4293 3828 4393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.85% 7.51% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2598 2277 2327
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 152 249
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.33 £42.50 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -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 24 July 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 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 24 July 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 -6 24 £351 -17.52% 2
South East -9 9 £351 -7.15% 1
Surrey -6 4 - -
East of England -18 3 £271 -
London +1 2 - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Hengoed - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 34 (61.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 21 (38.18%) Validation
3 14 (25.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (20.00%) SAP
5 10 (18.18%) Service Management
5 10 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 10 (18.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (18.18%) QA
6 8 (14.55%) QMS
6 8 (14.55%) Project Management
6 8 (14.55%) Data Privacy
7 7 (12.73%) ERP
7 7 (12.73%) ITIL
7 7 (12.73%) German Language
8 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
8 6 (10.91%) Finance
8 6 (10.91%) Change Control
9 4 (7.27%) Document Management
9 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.27%) Quality Management
9 4 (7.27%) Change Management
9 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.27%) Business Objects
9 4 (7.27%) MS Project
9 4 (7.27%) Remedy
9 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
9 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (5.45%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
10 3 (5.45%) Six Sigma

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Project
2 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) TrackWise
2 2 (3.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.82%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Intranet
1 1 (1.82%) LAN
1 1 (1.82%) WAN
1 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) DataStage
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) Spotfire
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
General
1 34 (61.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 7 (12.73%) German Language
4 6 (10.91%) Finance
5 3 (5.45%) Legal
6 1 (1.82%) Publishing
6 1 (1.82%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.82%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 8 (14.55%) Quality Manager
3 7 (12.73%) Validation Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) Compliance Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Service Manager
6 4 (7.27%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) QA Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Coordinator
7 3 (5.45%) Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Tester
7 3 (5.45%) Programme Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Process Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (5.45%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.64%) ERP Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (3.64%) IT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.64%) Data Extraction
2 2 (3.64%) Informatics
3 1 (1.82%) PMI
3 1 (1.82%) LIMS
3 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Life Science
3 1 (1.82%) Pharmacovigilance
3 1 (1.82%) SCADA
3 1 (1.82%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Validation
2 10 (18.18%) Service Management
3 8 (14.55%) QMS
3 8 (14.55%) Project Management
3 8 (14.55%) Data Privacy
4 7 (12.73%) ERP
4 7 (12.73%) ITIL
5 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
5 6 (10.91%) Change Control
6 4 (7.27%) Document Management
6 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.27%) Quality Management
6 4 (7.27%) Change Management
6 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.45%) Test Strategy
7 3 (5.45%) Six Sigma
7 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (18.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 10 (18.18%) QA
3 3 (5.45%) GAMP
3 3 (5.45%) GCP
3 3 (5.45%) GMP
4 1 (1.82%) SLA
4 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) SAP
2 4 (7.27%) Business Objects
2 4 (7.27%) Remedy
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) Axway
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.82%) IBM
4 1 (1.82%) Agilent