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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 317 263 327
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +64
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 307 335 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.70% 0.52%
As % of the General category 1.55% 1.70% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 179 108
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £489 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+30.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 20
Average hourly rate £39.75 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.86% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £17.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £52.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+85.13% -26.00%

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
19845 19654 18048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.89% 40.81% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12710 12215 10738
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 £275 £275 £270
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 439 589 676
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 -51 291 £400 - 121
London -24 150 £351 -12.18% 50
South East -5 82 £525 +26.50% 24
Brentford -2 37 £350 -6.66%
Hampshire +8 30 £550 +89.65% 3
Southampton +13 27 £550 +89.65% 2
Surrey +10 26 £513 +7.89% 3
City of London 0 22 £325 -23.52% 8
North West -6 18 £438 +40.78% 10
East of England +2 15 £373 -0.66% 12
Berkshire -9 13 £293 -13.25% 6
Cheshire +5 9 £450 +45.16% 5
Maidenhead +9 8 £287 -11.84% 2
Hertfordshire +2 8 £473 +46.51% 3
Middlesex -10 8 £350 -34.88% 1
Macclesfield +8 7 - -
Manchester +1 5 £413 - 3
Cambridge -4 4 £200 -46.66% 6
West Midlands -4 4 £438 +40.56%
Yorkshire -9 4 £450 +87.50% 9
Wales -11 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -12 4 £200 -46.66% 8
East Midlands +14 3 £250 -28.57% 5
Scotland -8 3 £413 +32.00% 2
West Sussex - 3 £375 - 1
Nottinghamshire -2 2 - - 2
Slough -5 2 £375 +100.84% 1
Nottingham -5 2 - - 2
Coventry - 2 £413 -
Hoddesdon - 2 - -

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 204 (32.08%) SAP
2 130 (20.44%) Manufacturing
3 95 (14.94%) Finance
4 88 (13.84%) Project Management
5 72 (11.32%) Validation
6 66 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
7 59 (9.28%) FMCG
8 54 (8.49%) SAP BW
9 53 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (8.02%) Degree
10 51 (8.02%) Change Management
11 47 (7.39%) ERP
12 46 (7.23%) Oracle
13 40 (6.29%) GAMP
14 39 (6.13%) SQL
14 39 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
15 37 (5.82%) Migration
15 37 (5.82%) Marketing
15 37 (5.82%) PRINCE2
15 37 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
15 37 (5.82%) SAP Certification
16 36 (5.66%) GxP
17 35 (5.50%) Windows
17 35 (5.50%) MS Excel
17 35 (5.50%) Time Management
18 34 (5.35%) Microsoft
19 30 (4.72%) SharePoint
20 29 (4.56%) Six Sigma
21 28 (4.40%) SAP FI
21 28 (4.40%) ITIL

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 30 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.93%) SAS
3 7 (1.10%) NetWeaver
3 7 (1.10%) CMS
4 5 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (0.79%) Lync
5 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.63%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.47%) Drupal
6 3 (0.47%) Kentico
6 3 (0.47%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Mule
8 1 (0.16%) Confluence
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.16%) Documentum
8 1 (0.16%) Apache
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.93%) MS Office
3 20 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (2.52%) MS Project
5 12 (1.89%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (4.40%) SAP FI
2 20 (3.14%) SAP SRM
3 17 (2.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 17 (2.67%) SAP CO
4 13 (2.04%) SAP WM
5 9 (1.42%) SAP FI-AP
5 9 (1.42%) SAP SD
5 9 (1.42%) SAP QM
6 8 (1.26%) SAP APO
7 6 (0.94%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.94%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.79%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.79%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.63%) SAP Payroll
9 4 (0.63%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.47%) Cerner Millennium
10 3 (0.47%) SAP EWM
10 3 (0.47%) Workday HCM
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.20%) SaaS
2 3 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.10%) WAN
2 6 (0.94%) Firewall
3 5 (0.79%) SAN
3 5 (0.79%) Internet
4 3 (0.47%) ADSL
4 3 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.31%) Intranet
5 2 (0.31%) LAN
5 2 (0.31%) FTP
6 1 (0.16%) Network Security
6 1 (0.16%) HTTP
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.16%) VPN
6 1 (0.16%) SMTP
6 1 (0.16%) VoIP
6 1 (0.16%) Broadband
6 1 (0.16%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.16%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.49%) SAP BW
2 24 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.89%) QlikView
6 9 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.26%) MS Access
7 8 (1.26%) Spotfire
8 6 (0.94%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.94%) SAP HANA
9 4 (0.63%) PowerCenter
9 4 (0.63%) DB2
9 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.47%) Base SAS
10 3 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
10 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.31%) Text Mining
11 2 (0.31%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.10%) LSMW
2 4 (0.63%) Maven
3 3 (0.47%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.16%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.16%) JUnit
4 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.16%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.16%) ERwin
4 1 (0.16%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.16%) NUnit
4 1 (0.16%) JIRA
General
1 130 (20.44%) Manufacturing
2 95 (14.94%) Finance
3 37 (5.82%) Marketing
4 17 (2.67%) Legal
5 13 (2.04%) Retail
6 7 (1.10%) Banking
7 5 (0.79%) Back Office
8 4 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.63%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.47%) Publishing
9 3 (0.47%) Electronics
9 3 (0.47%) Billing
10 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.31%) Advertising
10 2 (0.31%) Czech Language
10 2 (0.31%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 135 (21.23%) Consultant
2 112 (17.61%) Analyst
3 108 (16.98%) SAP Consultant
4 99 (15.57%) Project Manager
5 61 (9.59%) Business Analyst
6 36 (5.66%) Developer
6 36 (5.66%) Architect
7 26 (4.09%) SAP Manager
8 24 (3.77%) Functional Consultant
9 23 (3.62%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 17 (2.67%) Programmer
11 14 (2.20%) SAP SRM Consultant
12 13 (2.04%) Business Manager
12 13 (2.04%) SAS Programmer
12 13 (2.04%) Programme Manager
13 12 (1.89%) SAP Project Manager
13 12 (1.89%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
13 12 (1.89%) Validation Consultant
14 11 (1.73%) Data Analyst
15 9 (1.42%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.77%) .NET
2 22 (3.46%) XML
3 15 (2.36%) Web Services
4 13 (2.04%) .NET Framework
5 12 (1.89%) CSS
6 11 (1.73%) Mason
6 11 (1.73%) ASP.NET
7 10 (1.57%) jQuery
8 7 (1.10%) HTML
8 7 (1.10%) SOAP
9 6 (0.94%) EDI
9 6 (0.94%) REST
10 5 (0.79%) JMS
10 5 (0.79%) BAPI
11 4 (0.63%) Spring
11 4 (0.63%) SAP Basis
11 4 (0.63%) XSLT
11 4 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (0.63%) JPA
11 4 (0.63%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (9.28%) FMCG
3 22 (3.46%) Life Science
4 17 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.67%) NHS
5 15 (2.36%) LIMS
6 14 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.04%) Informatics
8 12 (1.89%) Pharmacovigilance
9 7 (1.10%) E-Learning
10 5 (0.79%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.79%) HACMP
10 5 (0.79%) SCADA
10 5 (0.79%) Statistics
11 4 (0.63%) Biotechnology
11 4 (0.63%) Biometrics
12 3 (0.47%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.47%) User Experience
12 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.50%) Windows
2 14 (2.20%) UNIX
3 11 (1.73%) Linux
4 8 (1.26%) AIX
4 8 (1.26%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.47%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.31%) Android
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.16%) Solaris
7 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (13.84%) Project Management
2 72 (11.32%) Validation
3 53 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 51 (8.02%) Change Management
5 47 (7.39%) ERP
6 39 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (5.82%) Migration
7 37 (5.82%) PRINCE2
7 37 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (5.50%) Time Management
9 29 (4.56%) Six Sigma
10 28 (4.40%) ITIL
10 28 (4.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 27 (4.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 27 (4.25%) Lean Six Sigma
12 26 (4.09%) Data Modelling
12 26 (4.09%) Analytics
13 25 (3.93%) CRM
14 23 (3.62%) Change Control
15 21 (3.30%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (6.13%) SQL
2 17 (2.67%) Java
3 15 (2.36%) C#
4 9 (1.42%) ABAP
5 6 (0.94%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.79%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.63%) C
7 4 (0.63%) VBA
7 4 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.47%) R
8 3 (0.47%) VB
9 2 (0.31%) PHP
9 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.31%) SAS Macro
9 2 (0.31%) SPARQL
9 2 (0.31%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.16%) Perl
10 1 (0.16%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 51 (8.02%) Degree
2 37 (5.82%) SAP Certification
3 14 (2.20%) PMP
3 14 (2.20%) PMI Certification
4 7 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.63%) ACCA
6 3 (0.47%) CCA
6 3 (0.47%) CIMA
7 2 (0.31%) MOS
7 2 (0.31%) MBA
7 2 (0.31%) PhD
7 2 (0.31%) MCP
7 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.16%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (0.16%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.16%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.29%) GAMP
2 36 (5.66%) GxP
3 28 (4.40%) QA
4 22 (3.46%) GMP
5 16 (2.52%) CDISC
5 16 (2.52%) SLA
6 14 (2.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 12 (1.89%) COBIT
8 8 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.63%) GCP
10 3 (0.47%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
11 2 (0.31%) HL7
12 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (1.26%) Active Directory
1 8 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.94%) VMware ESX
2 6 (0.94%) PowerHA
2 6 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.16%) SRDF
3 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.16%) SCCM
3 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 204 (32.08%) SAP
2 46 (7.23%) Oracle
3 34 (5.35%) Microsoft
4 27 (4.25%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (2.67%) Business Objects
6 12 (1.89%) Informatica
7 10 (1.57%) IBM
8 9 (1.42%) Teradata
8 9 (1.42%) VMware
9 8 (1.26%) EMC
10 7 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
11 6 (0.94%) HP
12 5 (0.79%) Adobe
12 5 (0.79%) NetApp
13 4 (0.63%) JD Edwards
13 4 (0.63%) Cerner
13 4 (0.63%) Tableau
14 3 (0.47%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.47%) Hyperion
14 3 (0.47%) Siebel
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London
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