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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 360 328 354
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +26
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 281 364 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.66% 0.54%
As % of the General category 1.57% 1.68% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 182 189
Median daily rate £450 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £235 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £355 £400
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 28
Median hourly rate £29.50 £32.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% +27.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £40.00 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +30.00%

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
17872 21623 21799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.85% 39.01% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11859 13669 13880
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 584 506
Median hourly rate £23.88 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.18% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £48.23 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £28.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -30 271 £450 +15.38% 89
London -27 108 £450 +5.26% 36
South East +13 66 £450 +16.88% 19
Surrey +18 31 £475 +18.75% 5
West Midlands +5 30 £550 +18.91% 1
North West -34 27 £475 +33.80% 11
Coventry +11 25 - -
East of England -11 24 £350 +15.70% 12
Cheshire -16 20 £500 +40.84% 3
Berkshire +6 15 £425 +30.76% 8
Macclesfield -2 11 £500 +40.84% 2
Hampshire +27 9 £198 -52.12% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 8 £400 +31.14% 8
Buckinghamshire +16 7 £299 +6.69%
Hertfordshire -18 7 £226 -3.31% 3
South West +14 6 £300 -11.11% 3
Cambridge +13 6 £400 +31.14% 5
Maidenhead +4 6 £403 +20.14% 2
Wiltshire +4 5 £300 -11.11% 1
Manchester +3 5 £363 +7.40% 2
Bedfordshire 0 5 £475 -
Welwyn Garden City -9 5 £226 -1.63%
Southampton +9 4 £575 +15.00%
High Wycombe +8 4 £233 -14.28%
Basingstoke +5 4 £158 - 3
Uxbridge +2 4 £463 +32.14% 1
Woking -15 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Wales - 4 £450 - 2
Bracknell +1 3 £525 +13.51% 3
City of London -1 3 £425 +13.48% 5

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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.

1 174 (30.96%) SAP
2 126 (22.42%) Finance
3 93 (16.55%) Validation
4 91 (16.19%) Retail
5 90 (16.01%) Manufacturing
6 80 (14.23%) Project Management
7 67 (11.92%) GxP
7 67 (11.92%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (10.85%) ERP
9 59 (10.50%) SAP Implementation
10 52 (9.25%) ITIL
11 51 (9.07%) Microsoft
11 51 (9.07%) Life Science
11 51 (9.07%) FMCG
12 50 (8.90%) SQL
13 47 (8.36%) HTML
13 47 (8.36%) JavaScript
14 44 (7.83%) GMP
15 40 (7.12%) CSS
16 38 (6.76%) Migration
17 37 (6.58%) Quality Management
18 36 (6.41%) GAMP
19 34 (6.05%) Data Management
19 34 (6.05%) Degree
19 34 (6.05%) Procure-to-Pay
20 32 (5.69%) Business Analysis
20 32 (5.69%) Service Management
20 32 (5.69%) CMS
21 31 (5.52%) ITSM
21 31 (5.52%) MS Excel

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 (5.69%) CMS
2 21 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.07%) Documentum
3 6 (1.07%) Drupal
3 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.07%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.89%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.71%) Confluence
6 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.53%) SAS
6 3 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.36%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.36%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.36%) WordPress
8 1 (0.18%) Liferay
8 1 (0.18%) Moodle
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.63%) MS Office
3 16 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.42%) MS Project
6 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.36%) InDesign
6 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.85%) SAP MDM
2 15 (2.67%) SAP SD
3 13 (2.31%) SAP MM
4 11 (1.96%) SAP FI
4 11 (1.96%) SAP SCM
5 10 (1.78%) SAP CO
5 10 (1.78%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (1.42%) SAP ERP
6 8 (1.42%) SAP SRM
7 7 (1.25%) SAP FSCM
8 6 (1.07%) SAP GRC
9 5 (0.89%) SAP QM
10 4 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.71%) SAP APO
10 4 (0.71%) SAP PM
10 4 (0.71%) TrackWise
11 3 (0.53%) OpenText VIM for SAP
11 3 (0.53%) SAP Retail
12 2 (0.36%) Bankmaster
12 2 (0.36%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.31%) SaaS
2 9 (1.60%) Veeva
3 8 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.25%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.71%) Office 365
5 4 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.36%) GitHub
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.78%) Firewall
2 8 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.07%) DNS
3 6 (1.07%) LAN
3 6 (1.07%) SAN
4 4 (0.71%) VoIP
5 3 (0.53%) DHCP
5 3 (0.53%) Skype
5 3 (0.53%) WebEx
5 3 (0.53%) Wireless
6 2 (0.36%) HTTP
6 2 (0.36%) IMAP
6 2 (0.36%) VLAN
6 2 (0.36%) WLAN
7 1 (0.18%) DMZ
7 1 (0.18%) Internet
7 1 (0.18%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.78%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.78%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.78%) SAP BW
4 8 (1.42%) Data Mart
5 7 (1.25%) Essbase
5 7 (1.25%) SAP Data Services
6 6 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (0.89%) FileMaker
7 5 (0.89%) PowerCenter
8 4 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (0.71%) MS Access
8 4 (0.71%) MySQL
8 4 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.53%) Big Data
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.53%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (2.31%) JIRA
2 8 (1.42%) Subversion
3 5 (0.89%) ERwin
3 5 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.71%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.71%) LSMW
5 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.53%) webpack
6 2 (0.36%) Maven
6 2 (0.36%) Selenium
6 2 (0.36%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.18%) Ant
7 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.18%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.18%) JMeter
7 1 (0.18%) JUnit
7 1 (0.18%) Rational Rose
General
1 126 (22.42%) Finance
2 91 (16.19%) Retail
3 90 (16.01%) Manufacturing
4 26 (4.63%) Marketing
5 16 (2.85%) Banking
6 9 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.42%) Publishing
8 5 (0.89%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.89%) French Language
8 5 (0.89%) Law
9 4 (0.71%) Dutch Language
9 4 (0.71%) German Language
9 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.71%) Legal
10 3 (0.53%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.53%) Russian Language
10 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.36%) Advertising
11 2 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 110 (19.57%) Analyst
2 89 (15.84%) Consultant
3 80 (14.23%) Developer
4 66 (11.74%) Project Manager
5 46 (8.19%) Business Analyst
6 42 (7.47%) SAP Consultant
7 25 (4.45%) Compliance Consultant
8 24 (4.27%) ServiceNow Developer
9 22 (3.91%) Architect
10 21 (3.74%) IT Manager
11 19 (3.38%) SAP Manager
12 18 (3.20%) IT Consultant
13 17 (3.02%) Risk Consultant
14 15 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (2.49%) IT Analyst
16 13 (2.31%) Data Analyst
16 13 (2.31%) IT Project Manager
16 13 (2.31%) IT Risk Consultant
17 12 (2.14%) Systems Analyst
17 12 (2.14%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.36%) HTML
2 40 (7.12%) CSS
3 31 (5.52%) HTML5
4 19 (3.38%) XML
5 17 (3.02%) .NET
6 11 (1.96%) Web Services
7 7 (1.25%) CSS3
7 7 (1.25%) RESTful
8 6 (1.07%) MDX
8 6 (1.07%) React
8 6 (1.07%) REST
9 5 (0.89%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.89%) J2EE
9 5 (0.89%) jQuery
9 5 (0.89%) JSON
9 5 (0.89%) Middleware
9 5 (0.89%) Redux
10 4 (0.71%) LESS
10 4 (0.71%) XHTML
11 3 (0.53%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.07%) FMCG
1 51 (9.07%) Life Science
2 30 (5.34%) Management Information System
3 28 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.20%) LIMS
5 15 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.67%) Data Extraction
6 11 (1.96%) NHS
7 9 (1.60%) Learning Management System
8 8 (1.42%) Data Integration
8 8 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.25%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.07%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.07%) Pharmacovigilance
10 6 (1.07%) User Experience
11 5 (0.89%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.89%) PMI
12 4 (0.71%) Biology
12 4 (0.71%) Chemistry
12 4 (0.71%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 21 (3.74%) Windows
2 10 (1.78%) Linux
3 7 (1.25%) Unix
4 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.36%) Android
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Fedora
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) SUSE
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (16.55%) Validation
2 80 (14.23%) Project Management
3 67 (11.92%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (10.85%) ERP
5 59 (10.50%) SAP Implementation
6 52 (9.25%) ITIL
7 38 (6.76%) Migration
8 37 (6.58%) Quality Management
9 34 (6.05%) Data Management
9 34 (6.05%) Procure-to-Pay
10 32 (5.69%) Business Analysis
10 32 (5.69%) Service Management
11 31 (5.52%) ITSM
12 30 (5.34%) Web Development
13 29 (5.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (4.80%) Change Management
15 26 (4.63%) Process Improvement
16 25 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (4.45%) PRINCE2
17 24 (4.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 50 (8.90%) SQL
2 47 (8.36%) JavaScript
3 23 (4.09%) Java
4 15 (2.67%) PHP
5 14 (2.49%) C#
6 10 (1.78%) C
7 7 (1.25%) VBA
8 5 (0.89%) C++
9 4 (0.71%) ES6
9 4 (0.71%) Objective-C
9 4 (0.71%) Python
10 3 (0.53%) Perl
10 3 (0.53%) SPARQL
11 2 (0.36%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.36%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (0.36%) ECMAScript
11 2 (0.36%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (6.05%) Degree
2 12 (2.14%) PMP
3 11 (1.96%) SAP Certification
4 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.25%) MCSE
5 7 (1.25%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.89%) APMP
6 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.71%) MCITP
8 3 (0.53%) CCNP
8 3 (0.53%) CISA
8 3 (0.53%) CRISC
8 3 (0.53%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.53%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.36%) CCNA
9 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (11.92%) GxP
2 44 (7.83%) GMP
3 36 (6.41%) GAMP
4 28 (4.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 25 (4.45%) GCP
6 21 (3.74%) QA
7 19 (3.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 18 (3.20%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.71%) COBIT
9 4 (0.71%) GLP
9 4 (0.71%) ISO13485
10 3 (0.53%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.36%) P3O
11 2 (0.36%) SLA
12 1 (0.18%) CDISC
12 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.18%) MISRA
12 1 (0.18%) MISRA C
System Software
1 11 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.89%) XenApp
4 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.36%) NFS
5 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) Docker
6 1 (0.18%) GPFS
6 1 (0.18%) Varnish
6 1 (0.18%) zsh
Systems Management
1 4 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (0.71%) Puppet
2 3 (0.53%) Salt
2 3 (0.53%) SCCM
3 1 (0.18%) SCSM
3 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 174 (30.96%) SAP
2 51 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.34%) ServiceNow
4 22 (3.91%) Oracle
5 11 (1.96%) Capita
5 11 (1.96%) Hyperion
5 11 (1.96%) Saba
6 10 (1.78%) Adobe
6 10 (1.78%) HP
7 9 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.42%) Google
8 8 (1.42%) Informatica
8 8 (1.42%) VMware
8 8 (1.42%) Workday
9 7 (1.25%) Citrix
10 5 (0.89%) Cisco
10 5 (0.89%) Talend
11 4 (0.71%) CA
11 4 (0.71%) IBM
11 4 (0.71%) Tableau
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