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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank 580 588 572
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing GxP 45 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.050% 0.030%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.98% 0.63% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £263 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £590 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 £438
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00

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
4608 4429 3890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.87% 7.96% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2838 2684 2283
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 198 163
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 28 August 2015.

GxP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GxP
Top 17 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 28 August 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 -4 34 £478 +9.14% 3
South East -11 19 £520 -0.95% 1
London +26 14 £476 -18.58% 2
Scotland - 10 £354 -
Berkshire +2 7 £446 - 1
Surrey +2 7 £520 -
Highlands - 6 £308 -
Inverness - 6 £308 -
Maidenhead +8 4 £446 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Brentford - 2 £463 - 1
Chertsey - 2 £508 -
Middlesex +4 1 - -
City of London +4 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 69 (70.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 43 (43.88%) Manufacturing
3 34 (34.69%) Validation
3 34 (34.69%) SAP
4 31 (31.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (26.53%) Project Management
6 23 (23.47%) ERP
7 20 (20.41%) GMP
8 18 (18.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 17 (17.35%) Document Management
10 16 (16.33%) GAMP
11 15 (15.31%) Test Scripting
12 13 (13.27%) PMI Certification
12 13 (13.27%) Change Control
13 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (12.24%) Finance
14 11 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (11.22%) Performance Testing
14 11 (11.22%) Informatics
14 11 (11.22%) QA
14 11 (11.22%) Process Management
14 11 (11.22%) PMI
15 10 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (10.20%) UNIX
15 10 (10.20%) Migration
15 10 (10.20%) SDLC
15 10 (10.20%) Test Strategy
15 10 (10.20%) FMCG
16 9 (9.18%) HP Quality Center
16 9 (9.18%) Data Centre

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (4.08%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.04%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) SAP GRC
2 2 (2.04%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.04%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.02%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.02%) SAP WM
3 1 (1.02%) SAP QM
3 1 (1.02%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) NAS
2 2 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
General
1 69 (70.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 43 (43.88%) Manufacturing
3 12 (12.24%) Finance
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.43%) Consultant
2 15 (15.31%) Architect
3 12 (12.24%) Analyst
4 11 (11.22%) Project Manager
4 11 (11.22%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (10.20%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (9.18%) Compliance Consultant
7 8 (8.16%) Risk Consultant
8 5 (5.10%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 5 (5.10%) Security Consultant
8 5 (5.10%) Author
9 4 (4.08%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.08%) Validation Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Compliance Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) SAP Manager
10 3 (3.06%) Chief Architect
10 3 (3.06%) SAP Security Consultant
10 3 (3.06%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) SAP Basis
2 4 (4.08%) J2EE
2 4 (4.08%) Middleware
3 3 (3.06%) Web Services
4 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.04%) .NET
4 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.02%) HTML
5 1 (1.02%) CSS
5 1 (1.02%) SVG
5 1 (1.02%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.22%) PMI
2 11 (11.22%) Informatics
3 10 (10.20%) FMCG
4 9 (9.18%) Data Centre
5 6 (6.12%) Life Science
6 5 (5.10%) LIMS
7 4 (4.08%) Chemistry
8 3 (3.06%) Pharmacovigilance
8 3 (3.06%) PKI
9 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.20%) UNIX
2 3 (3.06%) Windows
3 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.69%) Validation
2 26 (26.53%) Project Management
3 23 (23.47%) ERP
4 17 (17.35%) Document Management
5 15 (15.31%) Test Scripting
6 13 (13.27%) Change Control
7 11 (11.22%) Performance Testing
7 11 (11.22%) Process Management
7 11 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (10.20%) Migration
8 10 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (10.20%) Test Strategy
8 10 (10.20%) SDLC
9 9 (9.18%) Quality Management
9 9 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (9.18%) Risk Management
10 8 (8.16%) Six Sigma
10 8 (8.16%) Data Privacy
11 7 (7.14%) SAP Security
11 7 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.16%) SQL
2 5 (5.10%) Java
3 4 (4.08%) ABAP
4 3 (3.06%) C
5 2 (2.04%) VB
5 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (13.27%) PMI Certification
2 9 (9.18%) Degree
3 3 (3.06%) CISSP
4 2 (2.04%) PMP
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (31.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 20 (20.41%) GMP
3 18 (18.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 16 (16.33%) GAMP
5 11 (11.22%) QA
6 5 (5.10%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.04%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (9.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.04%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 34 (34.69%) SAP
2 7 (7.14%) HP
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle
3 5 (5.10%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.04%) NetApp
4 2 (2.04%) NetIQ
4 2 (2.04%) Varonis
5 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
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