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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank 554 556 539
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing GxP 53 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.049% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.23% 0.62% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 4
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£453 £420 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% -9.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £280 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £469 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £403
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £62.50 -
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
4307 4200 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.95% 7.98% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2677 2562 2186
Average daily rate £403 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 202 112
Average hourly rate £20.09 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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 20 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 22 May 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 0 52 £453 +7.73% 8
South East +5 22 £490 - 8
North West - 17 £420 -
London -9 11 £500 +72.41%
Berkshire - 10 £392 - 6
Cheshire - 9 £420 -
Manchester - 8 - -
Surrey +10 6 £535 -
Macclesfield - 6 £425 -
Maidenhead - 5 £329 - 4
Brentford +2 4 £500 +96.07%
High Wycombe - 3 - -
Southampton - 3 £525 -
Hampshire - 3 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Staines - 2 £495 -
East of England +5 1 £325 -22.61%
Uxbridge +3 1 - -
Hertfordshire -3 1 £325 -22.61%
Stevenage - 1 £325 -

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 65 (76.47%) Pharmaceutical
2 37 (43.53%) Validation
3 32 (37.65%) GMP
4 25 (29.41%) Manufacturing
5 24 (28.24%) Project Management
6 18 (21.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (20.00%) PMI Certification
7 17 (20.00%) Process Management
8 16 (18.82%) Informatics
8 16 (18.82%) PMI
8 16 (18.82%) GAMP
8 16 (18.82%) SAP
9 15 (17.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 13 (15.29%) LIMS
10 13 (15.29%) Quality Management
11 11 (12.94%) QMS
11 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 9 (10.59%) Degree
13 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (8.24%) ITIL
13 7 (8.24%) Change Control
13 7 (8.24%) SAP Security
14 6 (7.06%) FMCG
14 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (7.06%) UNIX
14 6 (7.06%) Life Science
15 5 (5.88%) QA
15 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (5.88%) Change Management
15 5 (5.88%) Finance

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.53%) Lync
2 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS Office
3 2 (2.35%) MS Project
4 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) SAP GRC
2 2 (2.35%) SAP EWM
2 2 (2.35%) SAP SD
2 2 (2.35%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.35%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.35%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.18%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.18%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) NAS
2 2 (2.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (76.47%) Pharmaceutical
2 25 (29.41%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.88%) Finance
4 3 (3.53%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) French Language
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Architect
2 19 (22.35%) Project Manager
3 17 (20.00%) Consultant
4 16 (18.82%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (9.41%) SAP Consultant
6 6 (7.06%) Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Validation Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.53%) Chief Architect
9 3 (3.53%) SAP Security Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Quality Manager
9 3 (3.53%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Compliance Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) IT Support
9 3 (3.53%) Risk Consultant
10 2 (2.35%) SAP EWM Consultant
10 2 (2.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) .NET
2 4 (4.71%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.71%) Web Services
2 4 (4.71%) Middleware
3 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.18%) jQuery
4 1 (1.18%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.18%) CSS
4 1 (1.18%) XML
4 1 (1.18%) XSLT
4 1 (1.18%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Informatics
1 16 (18.82%) PMI
2 13 (15.29%) LIMS
3 6 (7.06%) FMCG
3 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.06%) Life Science
4 3 (3.53%) Pharmacovigilance
4 3 (3.53%) Chemistry
4 3 (3.53%) PKI
4 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
5 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.18%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) UNIX
2 5 (5.88%) Windows
3 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.53%) Validation
2 24 (28.24%) Project Management
3 17 (20.00%) Process Management
4 13 (15.29%) Quality Management
5 11 (12.94%) QMS
5 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.24%) ITIL
6 7 (8.24%) Change Control
6 7 (8.24%) SAP Security
7 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.88%) Change Management
7 5 (5.88%) ERP
7 5 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 4 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.71%) Performance Testing
8 4 (4.71%) PLM
9 3 (3.53%) Document Management
9 3 (3.53%) IT Governance
9 3 (3.53%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.88%) ABAP
2 3 (3.53%) C
2 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.35%) VB
4 1 (1.18%) C#
4 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 9 (10.59%) Degree
3 3 (3.53%) CISSP
4 2 (2.35%) MBA
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (37.65%) GMP
2 18 (21.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 16 (18.82%) GAMP
4 15 (17.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (5.88%) QA
6 3 (3.53%) SLA
7 1 (1.18%) GCP
7 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.35%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 16 (18.82%) SAP
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle
4 2 (2.35%) Varonis
4 2 (2.35%) NetApp
4 2 (2.35%) NetIQ
4 2 (2.35%) Citrix
5 1 (1.18%) Infoflex
5 1 (1.18%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.18%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.18%) HP
5 1 (1.18%) Cognos
5 1 (1.18%) Nintex
Berkshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Sussex
Optimus Search
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Optimus Search Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lucid Support Services Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Rate: £250.00 - £251.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Vadis People
Rate: up to £255 per day
Posted: 6 days ago