The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 327 338 364
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +26
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 335 259 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.49% 0.44%
As % of the General category 1.49% 1.18% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 153 94
Average daily rate
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£411 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £401
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 20
Average hourly rate £23.25 £37.40 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.83% +66.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £15.10 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £38.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-39.61% +133.33%

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
22515 21985 24123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.57% 41.91% 44.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14065 13876 14323
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £272 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 583 735
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.96 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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 +15 317 £418 +4.37% 206
London +29 169 £425 -8.10% 64
South East -16 79 £400 +3.22% 45
East of England +9 34 £293 +23.15% 25
Hertfordshire -4 26 £280 +16.66% 5
Surrey -12 26 £400 +6.66% 7
Brentford +5 20 £500 -11.11% 1
Berkshire +21 19 £413 +28.90% 11
Middlesex +1 16 £363 -25.10% 1
Welwyn Garden City +4 13 £271 -
North West -7 12 £450 +80.00% 20
City of London +3 10 £475 -2.56% 19
Scotland +2 9 £300 -3.06% 6
Highlands +1 8 £300 -3.06% 3
Inverness +1 8 £300 -3.06% 3
Hampshire -11 8 £513 +40.41% 4
Uxbridge +1 7 £400 -5.88% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £388 +64.89% 6
Chertsey - 7 £400 -
Cheshire +6 6 £488 +78.89% 10
Cambridge +5 6 £400 +70.21% 5
Basingstoke +7 5 - -
Maidenhead +4 5 £340 -24.44% 2
Nottinghamshire +3 5 £550 +48.64% 6
East Midlands -1 5 £550 +48.64% 12
Slough - 4 £394 -
Manchester -1 3 - - 5
Kent -6 3 - - 8
Oxford - 3 £525 - 1
Stevenage - 3 £429 -

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical.

1 207 (30.13%) SAP
2 121 (17.61%) Manufacturing
3 112 (16.30%) Project Management
4 94 (13.68%) Finance
5 73 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
6 68 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 62 (9.02%) Change Management
8 61 (8.88%) SQL
9 60 (8.73%) ERP
10 56 (8.15%) Migration
11 55 (8.01%) Marketing
11 55 (8.01%) Degree
12 53 (7.71%) Oracle
13 51 (7.42%) Windows
14 50 (7.28%) Microsoft
15 49 (7.13%) Validation
16 48 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
16 48 (6.99%) Salesforce.com
17 47 (6.84%) MS Excel
18 45 (6.55%) PRINCE2
19 43 (6.26%) FMCG
20 41 (5.97%) Data Migration
20 41 (5.97%) Analytics
21 40 (5.82%) CRM
22 39 (5.68%) HTML
23 38 (5.53%) Continuous Improvement
24 37 (5.39%) ITIL
25 36 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
25 36 (5.24%) Six Sigma
25 36 (5.24%) Data Management

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.35%) CMS
3 22 (3.20%) SAS
4 10 (1.46%) Drupal
5 9 (1.31%) MS Project Server
6 7 (1.02%) IIS
7 5 (0.73%) Documentum
7 5 (0.73%) NetWeaver
7 5 (0.73%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.58%) Kentico
9 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.29%) Node.js
9 2 (0.29%) WordPress
9 2 (0.29%) nginx
9 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.29%) Apache
10 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 35 (5.09%) MS Office
4 32 (4.66%) MS Project
5 11 (1.60%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.02%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.44%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 21 (3.06%) SAP QM
2 14 (2.04%) SAP SRM
3 10 (1.46%) SAP ERP
3 10 (1.46%) SAP PM
4 9 (1.31%) Google Analytics
5 8 (1.16%) SAP SD
5 8 (1.16%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.16%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.16%) SAP EWM
6 7 (1.02%) Workday HCM
6 7 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.87%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.87%) SAP PP
7 6 (0.87%) SAP FI-AP
8 5 (0.73%) SiteCatalyst
8 5 (0.73%) SAP APO
8 5 (0.73%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.73%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 4 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.58%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.62%) SaaS
2 1 (0.15%) PaaS
2 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.60%) Firewall
2 8 (1.16%) SAN
3 7 (1.02%) WAN
3 7 (1.02%) Internet
4 3 (0.44%) Intranet
5 2 (0.29%) ADSL
5 2 (0.29%) SMTP
5 2 (0.29%) FTP
5 2 (0.29%) HTTP
5 2 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.15%) MVNO
6 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.15%) Wireless
6 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.15%) VPN
6 1 (0.15%) DNS
6 1 (0.15%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.91%) SAP BW
3 19 (2.77%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.47%) QlikView
5 13 (1.89%) Spotfire
5 13 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.75%) Data Mining
7 11 (1.60%) MS Access
7 11 (1.60%) PowerCenter
8 9 (1.31%) Big Data
9 8 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.02%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
12 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.58%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.58%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.44%) DB2
13 3 (0.44%) Text Mining
13 3 (0.44%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 8 (1.16%) LSMW
2 5 (0.73%) Subversion
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.29%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.29%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (0.29%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) Mocha
5 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.15%) JIRA
5 1 (0.15%) NUnit
5 1 (0.15%) ERwin
5 1 (0.15%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
General
1 121 (17.61%) Manufacturing
2 94 (13.68%) Finance
3 55 (8.01%) Marketing
4 18 (2.62%) Legal
5 16 (2.33%) Retail
6 13 (1.89%) German Language
7 12 (1.75%) Publishing
8 9 (1.31%) Banking
9 6 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.87%) Billing
10 5 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.73%) Back Office
11 4 (0.58%) Advertising
12 3 (0.44%) Electronics
12 3 (0.44%) French Language
13 2 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.29%) Automotive
14 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 149 (21.69%) Analyst
2 111 (16.16%) Consultant
3 102 (14.85%) Project Manager
4 76 (11.06%) SAP Consultant
5 50 (7.28%) Business Analyst
6 47 (6.84%) Developer
7 46 (6.70%) Architect
8 28 (4.08%) Support Analyst
9 21 (3.06%) IT Project Manager
9 21 (3.06%) SAP Manager
10 20 (2.91%) Functional Consultant
11 19 (2.77%) Data Analyst
12 17 (2.47%) Programmer
13 16 (2.33%) Applications Support
13 16 (2.33%) SAP QM Consultant
13 16 (2.33%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 14 (2.04%) Programme Manager
15 13 (1.89%) Enterprise Architect
16 12 (1.75%) Solutions Architect
17 11 (1.60%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.68%) HTML
2 23 (3.35%) .NET
3 15 (2.18%) CSS
4 13 (1.89%) BAPI
5 12 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 11 (1.60%) XML
7 10 (1.46%) Web Services
7 10 (1.46%) .NET Framework
7 10 (1.46%) Mason
7 10 (1.46%) HTML5
8 9 (1.31%) CSS3
9 8 (1.16%) jQuery
10 7 (1.02%) Middleware
11 6 (0.87%) XSLT
12 5 (0.73%) SOAP
12 5 (0.73%) WSDL
12 5 (0.73%) Backbone.js
13 4 (0.58%) Application Packaging
14 3 (0.44%) SAP Basis
14 3 (0.44%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.26%) FMCG
3 32 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.77%) Life Science
5 18 (2.62%) NHS
6 16 (2.33%) Informatics
6 16 (2.33%) Social Media
7 14 (2.04%) iPad
7 14 (2.04%) Pharmacovigilance
8 13 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.89%) User Experience
9 11 (1.60%) Visualisation
9 11 (1.60%) Data Integration
9 11 (1.60%) E-Learning
10 8 (1.16%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.02%) LIMS
12 6 (0.87%) EPoS
12 6 (0.87%) Statistics
13 5 (0.73%) HACMP
13 5 (0.73%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.42%) Windows
2 24 (3.49%) UNIX
3 15 (2.18%) Linux
4 13 (1.89%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.73%) AIX
6 4 (0.58%) CentOS
7 3 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.29%) Android
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (16.30%) Project Management
2 68 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 62 (9.02%) Change Management
4 60 (8.73%) ERP
5 56 (8.15%) Migration
6 49 (7.13%) Validation
7 48 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (6.55%) PRINCE2
9 41 (5.97%) Data Migration
9 41 (5.97%) Analytics
10 40 (5.82%) CRM
11 38 (5.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 37 (5.39%) ITIL
13 36 (5.24%) Six Sigma
13 36 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (5.24%) Data Management
14 32 (4.66%) Data Modelling
15 30 (4.37%) Service Management
15 30 (4.37%) Project Planning
15 30 (4.37%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 61 (8.88%) SQL
2 24 (3.49%) JavaScript
3 15 (2.18%) C#
4 13 (1.89%) Java
5 12 (1.75%) VBA
6 11 (1.60%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.31%) C
8 5 (0.73%) VB
9 4 (0.58%) VBScript
9 4 (0.58%) Python
9 4 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.58%) PHP
10 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.44%) SPARQL
10 3 (0.44%) R
11 2 (0.29%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.29%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.29%) XPath
11 2 (0.29%) MUMPS
12 1 (0.15%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 55 (8.01%) Degree
2 27 (3.93%) SAP Certification
3 22 (3.20%) PMI Certification
4 21 (3.06%) PMP
5 8 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.44%) MCP
7 3 (0.44%) MOS
7 3 (0.44%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.29%) CAPM
8 2 (0.29%) HND
8 2 (0.29%) PhD
8 2 (0.29%) CCA
8 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.29%) ACCA
9 1 (0.15%) CISM
9 1 (0.15%) CIMA
9 1 (0.15%) GIAC
9 1 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.37%) QA
2 28 (4.08%) GxP
3 15 (2.18%) CDISC
4 14 (2.04%) SLA
5 13 (1.89%) GMP
6 11 (1.60%) Data Quality
7 10 (1.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 9 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (1.16%) GCP
10 7 (1.02%) GAMP
11 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.58%) COBIT
12 3 (0.44%) HL7
13 2 (0.29%) SNOMED CT
13 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.73%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.73%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.15%) KVM
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.58%) SCCM
3 2 (0.29%) Puppet
3 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 207 (30.13%) SAP
2 53 (7.71%) Oracle
3 50 (7.28%) Microsoft
4 48 (6.99%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (2.62%) Business Objects
6 16 (2.33%) Google
7 15 (2.18%) PeopleSoft
8 14 (2.04%) Informatica
9 12 (1.75%) HP
10 11 (1.60%) IBM
11 10 (1.46%) Cognos
12 8 (1.16%) VMware
13 7 (1.02%) Open Text
14 6 (0.87%) EMC
14 6 (0.87%) TIBCO
15 5 (0.73%) NetApp
15 5 (0.73%) Hyperion
15 5 (0.73%) Adobe
15 5 (0.73%) Cisco
16 4 (0.58%) JD Edwards
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Volt
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Volt
Posted: 23 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: Yesterday
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Vadis People
Rate: £0 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £395 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Group - Pharmaceuticals
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Pharma Division
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £7.50 - £9.98 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago