The table below looks at the statistics for GxP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GxP over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GxP
Rank 572 601 605
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +4
Contract jobs citing GxP 49 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.078% 0.050%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.01% 0.77% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 12
Median daily rate £450 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £445 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £310 £400
% change year-on-year
+49.19% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £62.50
% change year-on-year
- -64.00%

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
4870 5556 5266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 10.06% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3165 3421 3393
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 210 214
Median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.63%

GxP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GxP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

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 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 44 £475 +28.37%
South East +29 18 £550 +77.41%
Surrey +19 17 £550 +23.59%
London -4 15 £438 +18.24%
Wiltshire - 4 £288 -
South West - 4 £288 -
Wales - 3 £450 -
North West - 2 £475 -
Salisbury - 2 £288 -
Cambridge +9 1 - -
Brentford +9 1 - -
Berkshire +9 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - -
East of England +4 1 - -
Woking -11 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £475 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £475 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £475 -
Carlisle - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £475 -

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GxP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GxP.

1 67 (74.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 43 (47.78%) SAP
3 40 (44.44%) Validation
4 33 (36.67%) ERP
5 30 (33.33%) GAMP
6 29 (32.22%) GMP
7 23 (25.56%) GCP
8 22 (24.44%) Coaching
9 21 (23.33%) Manufacturing
10 20 (22.22%) Project Management
10 20 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (17.78%) Migration
12 14 (15.56%) Finance
12 14 (15.56%) Information Security
13 13 (14.44%) Data Extraction
13 13 (14.44%) FMCG
14 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (12.22%) Data Migration
15 11 (12.22%) Capita
15 11 (12.22%) Quality Management
16 10 (11.11%) SQL
17 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
17 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
17 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (10.00%) Degree
18 8 (8.89%) LSMW
18 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
18 8 (8.89%) QA
18 8 (8.89%) Business Transformation

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.11%) MS Project
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) SAP ERP
2 3 (3.33%) SAP SD
3 2 (2.22%) SAP APO
3 2 (2.22%) SAP FI
3 2 (2.22%) SAP MDM
3 2 (2.22%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.11%) SAP GRC
4 1 (1.11%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.11%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) SaaS
2 1 (1.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) DHCP
1 1 (1.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) SAP Data Services
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) GIS
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (8.89%) LSMW
General
1 67 (74.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 21 (23.33%) Manufacturing
3 14 (15.56%) Finance
4 1 (1.11%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 37 (41.11%) Consultant
2 23 (25.56%) Compliance Consultant
3 18 (20.00%) Analyst
3 18 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
4 17 (18.89%) Risk Consultant
5 16 (17.78%) Project Manager
6 13 (14.44%) IT Consultant
6 13 (14.44%) IT Risk Consultant
7 7 (7.78%) Data Consultant
7 7 (7.78%) SAP Data Consultant
8 6 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (4.44%) Compliance Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) IT Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) IT Risk Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) QA Leader
10 4 (4.44%) Risk Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Validation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) BAPI
2 1 (1.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Data Extraction
1 13 (14.44%) FMCG
2 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.78%) Data Conversion
3 7 (7.78%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.33%) Life Science
6 2 (2.22%) AS400
6 2 (2.22%) Biology
6 2 (2.22%) Biotechnology
6 2 (2.22%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.11%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) PMI
7 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.11%) Linux
1 1 (1.11%) Unix
1 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.44%) Validation
2 33 (36.67%) ERP
3 22 (24.44%) Coaching
4 20 (22.22%) Project Management
5 16 (17.78%) Migration
5 16 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (15.56%) Information Security
7 11 (12.22%) Data Migration
7 11 (12.22%) Quality Management
8 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.89%) Business Transformation
10 7 (7.78%) Data Mapping
10 7 (7.78%) ETL
11 6 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
11 6 (6.67%) Process Improvement
11 6 (6.67%) QMS
12 5 (5.56%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
12 5 (5.56%) Change Control
12 5 (5.56%) Regulatory Compliance
12 5 (5.56%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.11%) C
3 1 (1.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.33%) APMP
3 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.22%) PMP
3 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (33.33%) GAMP
2 29 (32.22%) GMP
3 23 (25.56%) GCP
4 20 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (8.89%) QA
6 7 (7.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 7 (7.78%) Data Quality
7 4 (4.44%) GLP
8 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (47.78%) SAP
2 11 (12.22%) Capita
3 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.22%) JD Edwards
4 2 (2.22%) Lotus
5 1 (1.11%) NGA Human Resources
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle
5 1 (1.11%) Saba
5 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.11%) Workday