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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GxP
Rank 612 581 594
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +13
Contract jobs citing GxP 35 55 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.098% 0.050%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.70% 1.08% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 8
Median daily rate £390 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £342 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £550 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £57.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 - £62.50

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
4983 5079 5017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.96% 9.09% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3166 3113 3037
Median daily rate £425 £405 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 166 224
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

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 4 May 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 20 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 4 May 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 -41 34 £390 -13.33% 8
South East -9 16 £390 -25.71% 2
Berkshire +12 13 £400 -0.62% 2
East of England +18 10 £338 +3.84% 1
Maidenhead +5 6 £270 -32.91% 1
London -16 6 £365 -23.95% 1
Cambridge - 6 - -
Cambridgeshire - 6 - -
Hertfordshire +9 3 £338 +3.84%
Brentford +7 2 - -
Slough - 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +8 1 - -
Stevenage -1 1 £250 -23.07%
Nottingham - 1 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Middlesex - 1 £380 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 28 (50.00%) Project Management
2 25 (44.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 20 (35.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 20 (35.71%) SAP
4 19 (33.93%) Finance
5 17 (30.36%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (26.79%) Validation
7 13 (23.21%) Degree
8 12 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (19.64%) Manufacturing
9 11 (19.64%) PMI Certification
9 11 (19.64%) FMCG
10 10 (17.86%) Quality Management
11 9 (16.07%) Change Management
11 9 (16.07%) Data Centre
12 8 (14.29%) SDLC
12 8 (14.29%) Legal
12 8 (14.29%) ERP
13 7 (12.50%) PRINCE2
13 7 (12.50%) MS Project
13 7 (12.50%) JD Edwards
13 7 (12.50%) PMP
13 7 (12.50%) QMS
13 7 (12.50%) Change Control
14 6 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
14 6 (10.71%) IaaS
14 6 (10.71%) Six Sigma
14 6 (10.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering

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 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Project
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
2 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.79%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.79%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) IaaS
2 5 (8.93%) SaaS
3 2 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) LAN
2 2 (3.57%) IP Telephony
2 2 (3.57%) WAN
2 2 (3.57%) Wireless
3 1 (1.79%) DHCP
3 1 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.79%) SAP HANA
General
1 25 (44.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 19 (33.93%) Finance
3 11 (19.64%) Manufacturing
4 8 (14.29%) Legal
5 4 (7.14%) Retail
6 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Consultant
1 12 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 6 (10.71%) Analyst
2 6 (10.71%) SAP Consultant
2 6 (10.71%) Technologist
3 5 (8.93%) SAP Security Consultant
3 5 (8.93%) Security Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Compliance Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Junior
4 4 (7.14%) Junior Project Manager
4 4 (7.14%) PMO Lead
4 4 (7.14%) Risk Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) SAP Manager
5 3 (5.36%) IT Manager
5 3 (5.36%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Validation Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Programme Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Project Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) SAP TM
2 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (19.64%) FMCG
3 9 (16.07%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.14%) Chemistry
4 4 (7.14%) PMI
5 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.57%) Pharmacovigilance
6 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.79%) AS400
7 1 (1.79%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.79%) LIMS
7 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Project Management
2 15 (26.79%) Validation
3 12 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (17.86%) Quality Management
5 9 (16.07%) Change Management
6 8 (14.29%) ERP
6 8 (14.29%) SDLC
7 7 (12.50%) Change Control
7 7 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 7 (12.50%) QMS
8 6 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (10.71%) Six Sigma
8 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 5 (8.93%) Data Privacy
9 5 (8.93%) IT Audit
9 5 (8.93%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (8.93%) SAP Security
9 5 (8.93%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) C
1 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Degree
2 11 (19.64%) PMI Certification
3 7 (12.50%) PMP
4 5 (8.93%) CISA
5 1 (1.79%) APMP
5 1 (1.79%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (10.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 5 (8.93%) QA
4 4 (7.14%) GMP
5 3 (5.36%) GAMP
6 2 (3.57%) COBIT
6 2 (3.57%) GCP
6 2 (3.57%) GLP
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) SAP
2 7 (12.50%) JD Edwards
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.57%) Axway
4 2 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) Adobe
5 1 (1.79%) IT2
5 1 (1.79%) Sun
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