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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank 549 518 518
Rank change year-on-year
-31 0
Contract jobs citing GxP 34 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.073% 0.047%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.85% 0.94% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 12
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £210 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £465 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+96.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £36.75 £113.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £113.50 -
% change year-on-year
-67.62% -

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
3977 3718 3214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.79% 7.72% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2364 2202 1807
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 138 221
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £10.93 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GxP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

GxP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GxP
Top 8 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 30 January 2015. 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 -19 29 £500 +58.73% 5
London +1 13 £400 +21.21% 1
South East -9 9 £600 +114.28% 3
Wales -12 4 - - 1
North West - 4 £450 -
Cheshire - 3 £450 -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 36 (62.07%) Pharmaceutical
2 28 (48.28%) Validation
3 14 (24.14%) GMP
4 12 (20.69%) GAMP
5 11 (18.97%) Manufacturing
6 10 (17.24%) Quality Management
6 10 (17.24%) Project Management
6 10 (17.24%) QMS
7 9 (15.52%) LIMS
7 9 (15.52%) SAP
8 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (13.79%) Life Science
8 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (12.07%) Degree
9 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (12.07%) PLM
9 7 (12.07%) Scrum
9 7 (12.07%) Change Management
9 7 (12.07%) Finance
9 7 (12.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (10.34%) SAP FI
10 6 (10.34%) Oracle
11 5 (8.62%) ABAP
11 5 (8.62%) ITIL
11 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
11 5 (8.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 5 (8.62%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (8.62%) Business Analysis
11 5 (8.62%) SAP CO
11 5 (8.62%) QA

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (5.17%) Lync
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) SAS
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS Office
3 3 (5.17%) MS Project
4 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) SAP FI
2 5 (8.62%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (8.62%) SAP CO
3 3 (5.17%) SAP R/3
4 2 (3.45%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.72%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.72%) SAP APO
5 1 (1.72%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.72%) SAP CRM
5 1 (1.72%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) RTP
1 1 (1.72%) LAN
1 1 (1.72%) WAN
1 1 (1.72%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.72%) LSMW
1 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (62.07%) Pharmaceutical
2 11 (18.97%) Manufacturing
3 7 (12.07%) Finance
4 3 (5.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.72%) French Language
5 1 (1.72%) German Language
5 1 (1.72%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Project Manager
2 12 (20.69%) Consultant
3 8 (13.79%) SAP Consultant
4 6 (10.34%) Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Validation Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Architect
7 3 (5.17%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (5.17%) IT Support
8 2 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Supply Chain Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Quality Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Senior SAP Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) PMO Assistant
8 2 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.45%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.72%) CSS
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) XML
2 1 (1.72%) XSLT
2 1 (1.72%) jQuery
2 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.72%) BAPI
2 1 (1.72%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) LIMS
2 8 (13.79%) Life Science
3 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.45%) Informatics
5 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.45%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (1.72%) PMI
6 1 (1.72%) NHS
6 1 (1.72%) PDA
6 1 (1.72%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.72%) AS400
6 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.72%) User Experience
6 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.72%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.72%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.72%) FMCG
6 1 (1.72%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) Validation
2 10 (17.24%) Quality Management
2 10 (17.24%) Project Management
2 10 (17.24%) QMS
3 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.07%) PLM
4 7 (12.07%) Scrum
4 7 (12.07%) Change Management
5 5 (8.62%) ITIL
5 5 (8.62%) Business Analysis
5 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (6.90%) ERP
7 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.17%) IT Governance
7 3 (5.17%) Migration
8 2 (3.45%) Data Entry
8 2 (3.45%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) ABAP
2 3 (5.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.72%) C
3 1 (1.72%) C#
3 1 (1.72%) Java
3 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) MBA
2 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.72%) PMP
3 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.14%) GMP
2 12 (20.69%) GAMP
3 7 (12.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (8.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (8.62%) QA
5 4 (6.90%) SLA
6 3 (5.17%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) SAP
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) Informatica
5 1 (1.72%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.72%) Siebel
5 1 (1.72%) Infoflex
5 1 (1.72%) Nintex
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