The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
Rank 370 345 342
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -3
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 230 308 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.62% 0.55%
As % of the General category 1.40% 1.60% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 157 169
Median daily rate £445 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £254 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £548 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+18.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 19
Median hourly rate £29.50 £28.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% -22.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £40.50 £48.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-43.43% +3.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
16410 19254 19570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.68% 38.60% 38.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10773 12210 12741
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 504 451
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.31 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £33.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +34.00%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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 -35 223 £450 +12.50% 67
London -33 100 £442 -1.88% 24
South East -16 52 £450 +12.50% 26
East of England -5 23 £445 +16.72% 2
North West +7 19 £450 +26.76% 2
Berkshire -7 19 £488 +21.87% 13
Surrey +13 18 £463 -13.95% 4
Cheshire +10 15 £463 +30.28% 1
West Midlands +5 14 £450 -2.70% 3
Coventry +1 13 - -
Macclesfield -4 11 £488 +43.38% 1
Bedfordshire +13 10 £460 -
Maidenhead -4 10 £370 -7.50% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 9 £488 +59.83% 2
Cambridge -1 7 £488 +59.83% 1
Yorkshire +15 6 £175 - 4
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £295 +5.35% 1
City of London -4 6 £475 +20.63% 7
Hampshire +18 5 £198 -60.50% 3
South West +17 5 £300 -11.11% 2
Wiltshire +5 5 £300 -11.11% 1
Uxbridge +1 5 - -
West Yorkshire +13 4 - - 2
Leeds +5 4 - - 2
Bedford - 4 - -
Woking - 4 £450 -
Wales +6 3 £449 -
Bracknell +5 3 £525 +1.20% 3
Haverhill - 3 £350 -
Suffolk - 3 £350 -

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical.

1 151 (28.76%) SAP
2 123 (23.43%) Finance
3 95 (18.10%) Retail
4 84 (16.00%) Manufacturing
5 78 (14.86%) Project Management
6 65 (12.38%) Validation
7 63 (12.00%) GxP
7 63 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (11.62%) SAP Implementation
9 58 (11.05%) Microsoft
10 54 (10.29%) ERP
11 51 (9.71%) Life Science
12 50 (9.52%) SQL
13 49 (9.33%) GMP
14 48 (9.14%) JavaScript
15 46 (8.76%) HTML
15 46 (8.76%) ITIL
16 39 (7.43%) FMCG
17 38 (7.24%) MS Excel
18 37 (7.05%) CSS
19 35 (6.67%) Migration
19 35 (6.67%) Service Management
19 35 (6.67%) Degree
20 33 (6.29%) Web Development
20 33 (6.29%) Quality Management
20 33 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
21 32 (6.10%) CMS
21 32 (6.10%) GAMP
22 31 (5.90%) MS Office
23 30 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management

Pharmaceutical
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 32 (6.10%) CMS
2 21 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.52%) SAS
3 8 (1.52%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.33%) Documentum
4 7 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.14%) Drupal
6 5 (0.95%) Confluence
7 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.38%) IIS
8 2 (0.38%) Liferay
8 2 (0.38%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Moodle
9 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.90%) MS Office
3 17 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.10%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.52%) MS Project
6 5 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.38%) InDesign
7 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.38%) Revit
8 1 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (3.43%) SAP MDM
2 15 (2.86%) SAP MM
3 13 (2.48%) SAP SD
4 11 (2.10%) SAP SCM
5 10 (1.90%) SAP FI
6 9 (1.71%) SAP CO
6 9 (1.71%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (1.52%) SAP ERP
8 6 (1.14%) SAP FSCM
9 4 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.76%) SAP APO
9 4 (0.76%) SAP GRC
9 4 (0.76%) SAP PM
9 4 (0.76%) SAP PP
9 4 (0.76%) SAP QM
10 3 (0.57%) SAP Retail
10 3 (0.57%) TrackWise
11 2 (0.38%) Bankmaster
11 2 (0.38%) HFM
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.90%) SaaS
1 10 (1.90%) Veeva
2 6 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.14%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.95%) Office 365
4 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.38%) GitHub
5 2 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.71%) Firewall
1 9 (1.71%) LAN
2 8 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.14%) DNS
3 6 (1.14%) SAN
4 3 (0.57%) DHCP
4 3 (0.57%) IP Telephony
4 3 (0.57%) Skype
4 3 (0.57%) VoIP
4 3 (0.57%) WAN
5 2 (0.38%) IMAP
5 2 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.38%) VLAN
5 2 (0.38%) WebEx
5 2 (0.38%) Wireless
5 2 (0.38%) WLAN
6 1 (0.19%) DMZ
6 1 (0.19%) HTTP
6 1 (0.19%) Internet
6 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.52%) Big Data
3 8 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.33%) SAP BW
5 6 (1.14%) MS Access
5 6 (1.14%) SAP HANA
6 5 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.95%) MySQL
6 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.95%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.76%) PowerCenter
7 4 (0.76%) Spotfire
7 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.57%) QlikView
8 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.05%) JIRA
2 10 (1.90%) Subversion
3 4 (0.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.76%) Selenium
4 3 (0.57%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.57%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.57%) LSMW
4 3 (0.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.38%) Calabash
5 2 (0.38%) Capybara
5 2 (0.38%) Maven
5 2 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.38%) TortoiseSVN
5 2 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.19%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.19%) JBehave
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 123 (23.43%) Finance
2 95 (18.10%) Retail
3 84 (16.00%) Manufacturing
4 27 (5.14%) Marketing
5 17 (3.24%) Banking
6 10 (1.90%) Publishing
6 10 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.33%) French Language
8 6 (1.14%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.76%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.76%) German Language
10 4 (0.76%) Law
11 3 (0.57%) Advertising
11 3 (0.57%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.57%) Legal
11 3 (0.57%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.57%) Russian Language
11 3 (0.57%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 104 (19.81%) Analyst
2 73 (13.90%) Developer
3 72 (13.71%) Consultant
4 71 (13.52%) Project Manager
5 37 (7.05%) Business Analyst
6 32 (6.10%) SAP Consultant
7 25 (4.76%) ServiceNow Developer
8 23 (4.38%) Compliance Consultant
9 19 (3.62%) Architect
10 18 (3.43%) Risk Consultant
11 17 (3.24%) Data Analyst
12 15 (2.86%) IT Consultant
13 14 (2.67%) IT Manager
13 14 (2.67%) IT Risk Consultant
14 13 (2.48%) Senior Manager
15 12 (2.29%) SAP Manager
15 12 (2.29%) Workstream Lead
16 11 (2.10%) Senior Analyst
16 11 (2.10%) Senior Project Manager
17 10 (1.90%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.76%) HTML
2 37 (7.05%) CSS
3 30 (5.71%) HTML5
4 18 (3.43%) .NET
5 16 (3.05%) XML
6 10 (1.90%) Web Services
7 9 (1.71%) RESTful
8 6 (1.14%) J2EE
9 5 (0.95%) CSS3
9 5 (0.95%) Middleware
9 5 (0.95%) REST
10 4 (0.76%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.76%) jQuery
10 4 (0.76%) XHTML
11 3 (0.57%) EJB
11 3 (0.57%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.57%) JSON
11 3 (0.57%) JSP
11 3 (0.57%) MDX
11 3 (0.57%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.71%) Life Science
2 39 (7.43%) FMCG
3 33 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.62%) Data Centre
6 17 (3.24%) LIMS
7 11 (2.10%) Data Extraction
8 9 (1.71%) NHS
9 8 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.33%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.95%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.95%) User Experience
11 5 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.95%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.76%) CMDB
12 4 (0.76%) Learning Management System
12 4 (0.76%) Pharmacovigilance
12 4 (0.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.95%) Windows
2 9 (1.71%) Linux
3 8 (1.52%) Unix
4 7 (1.33%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.14%) Android
5 6 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.57%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) Fedora
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) SUSE
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (14.86%) Project Management
2 65 (12.38%) Validation
3 63 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (11.62%) SAP Implementation
5 54 (10.29%) ERP
6 46 (8.76%) ITIL
7 35 (6.67%) Migration
7 35 (6.67%) Service Management
8 33 (6.29%) Quality Management
8 33 (6.29%) Web Development
9 30 (5.71%) ITSM
9 30 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (5.52%) Procure-to-Pay
11 27 (5.14%) Data Management
12 25 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (4.76%) PRINCE2
13 24 (4.57%) Analytics
13 24 (4.57%) Data Analysis
13 24 (4.57%) ETL
14 23 (4.38%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 50 (9.52%) SQL
2 48 (9.14%) JavaScript
3 26 (4.95%) Java
4 13 (2.48%) C#
5 10 (1.90%) PHP
6 9 (1.71%) Python
7 7 (1.33%) VBA
8 5 (0.95%) C
8 5 (0.95%) C++
9 4 (0.76%) Objective-C
9 4 (0.76%) Perl
9 4 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.57%) Ruby
10 3 (0.57%) SPARQL
11 2 (0.38%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (0.38%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (0.38%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.38%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (6.67%) Degree
2 10 (1.90%) PMP
3 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.33%) MCSE
5 6 (1.14%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.95%) APMP
6 5 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.76%) MCITP
7 4 (0.76%) SAP Certification
7 4 (0.76%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.38%) CCNA
9 2 (0.38%) CCNP
9 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (12.00%) GxP
2 49 (9.33%) GMP
3 32 (6.10%) GAMP
4 24 (4.57%) GCP
5 19 (3.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 18 (3.43%) QA
7 14 (2.67%) Data Quality
7 14 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.76%) COBIT
8 4 (0.76%) ISO13485
9 3 (0.57%) GLP
9 3 (0.57%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.57%) SLA
10 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.38%) P3O
11 1 (0.19%) CDISC
11 1 (0.19%) MISRA
11 1 (0.19%) MISRA C
System Software
1 12 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.14%) XenApp
3 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.38%) NFS
4 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) Docker
5 1 (0.19%) GPFS
5 1 (0.19%) Varnish
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.19%) zsh
Systems Management
1 4 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (0.76%) Puppet
1 4 (0.76%) SCCM
2 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.57%) Salt
3 1 (0.19%) Casper Suite
3 1 (0.19%) SCSM
3 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 151 (28.76%) SAP
2 58 (11.05%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.76%) ServiceNow
4 17 (3.24%) Oracle
5 11 (2.10%) Capita
5 11 (2.10%) VMware
6 10 (1.90%) HP
7 9 (1.71%) Citrix
7 9 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.33%) Adobe
8 7 (1.33%) Google
8 7 (1.33%) Hyperion
8 7 (1.33%) Informatica
8 7 (1.33%) Tableau
9 5 (0.95%) IBM
10 4 (0.76%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.76%) Cisco
10 4 (0.76%) Saba
10 4 (0.76%) Workday
11 3 (0.57%) HEAT Software
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