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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank 535 563 555
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -8
Contract jobs citing GxP 58 36 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.064% 0.019%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.34% 0.81% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £435 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £435 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
4335 4433 3700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.76% 7.86% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2586 2689 2180
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 183 155
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.72% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.71 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £52.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

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 17 April 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
Top 13 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 17 April 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 +18 56 £450 +7.14% 6
South East -6 21 £550 +96.42% 2
North West - 20 £420 -
London +3 14 £480 +27.15% 4
Cheshire - 13 £420 -
Macclesfield - 10 £425 -
Berkshire +10 8 £403 +43.75% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
High Wycombe - 3 - -
Amersham - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
City of London - - - -

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 60 (69.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 35 (40.70%) Validation
3 31 (36.05%) GMP
4 24 (27.91%) Project Management
5 23 (26.74%) Manufacturing
6 18 (20.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (19.77%) PMI Certification
7 17 (19.77%) GAMP
8 16 (18.60%) PMI
8 16 (18.60%) Process Management
9 15 (17.44%) Informatics
9 15 (17.44%) SAP
10 14 (16.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 13 (15.12%) LIMS
12 11 (12.79%) Quality Management
12 11 (12.79%) QMS
12 11 (12.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (11.63%) PLM
13 10 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (10.47%) Oracle
15 8 (9.30%) Degree
15 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (8.14%) Scrum
16 7 (8.14%) Life Science
16 7 (8.14%) ABAP
16 7 (8.14%) ITIL
16 7 (8.14%) SAP Security
17 6 (6.98%) Finance
18 5 (5.81%) Change Management
18 5 (5.81%) SAP FI/CO

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (3.49%) Lync
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.65%) MS Office
3 2 (2.33%) MS Project
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) SAP FI
1 5 (5.81%) SAP FI/CO
1 5 (5.81%) SAP CO
2 3 (3.49%) SAP GRC
2 3 (3.49%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.16%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.16%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.16%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) NAS
2 1 (1.16%) LAN
2 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (69.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 23 (26.74%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.98%) Finance
4 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 3 (3.49%) Banking
5 2 (2.33%) French Language
6 1 (1.16%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.16%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (27.91%) Project Manager
2 18 (20.93%) Consultant
3 16 (18.60%) Architect
4 15 (17.44%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (11.63%) SAP Consultant
6 6 (6.98%) Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.81%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 5 (5.81%) Validation Consultant
8 3 (3.49%) IT Support
8 3 (3.49%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.49%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Quality Manager
8 3 (3.49%) SAP Security Consultant
9 2 (2.33%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.33%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) .NET
2 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.65%) Web Services
3 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.16%) CSS
4 1 (1.16%) jQuery
4 1 (1.16%) CAML
4 1 (1.16%) XML
4 1 (1.16%) XSLT
4 1 (1.16%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) PMI
2 15 (17.44%) Informatics
3 13 (15.12%) LIMS
4 7 (8.14%) Life Science
5 5 (5.81%) FMCG
5 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.49%) Pharmacovigilance
6 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.49%) PKI
7 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.16%) Chemistry
8 1 (1.16%) E-Learning
8 1 (1.16%) NHS
8 1 (1.16%) Learning Management System
8 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) Windows
2 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (40.70%) Validation
2 24 (27.91%) Project Management
3 16 (18.60%) Process Management
4 11 (12.79%) Quality Management
4 11 (12.79%) QMS
4 11 (12.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 10 (11.63%) PLM
5 10 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.14%) Scrum
7 7 (8.14%) ITIL
7 7 (8.14%) SAP Security
8 5 (5.81%) Change Control
8 5 (5.81%) Change Management
9 3 (3.49%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.49%) Business Analysis
9 3 (3.49%) IT Governance
9 3 (3.49%) CAPA
9 3 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) ABAP
2 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.49%) C
3 2 (2.33%) VB
4 1 (1.16%) C#
4 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (19.77%) PMI Certification
2 8 (9.30%) Degree
3 3 (3.49%) CISSP
4 2 (2.33%) MBA
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (36.05%) GMP
2 18 (20.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 17 (19.77%) GAMP
4 14 (16.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (4.65%) QA
6 3 (3.49%) SLA
7 1 (1.16%) GCP
7 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) SAP
2 9 (10.47%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.33%) Citrix
4 2 (2.33%) NetApp
4 2 (2.33%) NetIQ
4 2 (2.33%) Varonis
5 1 (1.16%) Nintex
5 1 (1.16%) Infoflex
5 1 (1.16%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.16%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.16%) HP
5 1 (1.16%) Cognos
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