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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 391 323 317
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -6
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 278 387 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.67% 0.65%
As % of the General category 1.46% 1.67% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 167 206
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 22
Median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £9.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £45.00 £41.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £24.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+36.73% +28.94%

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
19026 23180 22159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.61% 39.89% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12700 14667 13428
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £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 495 644 521
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -57 260 £450 +12.50% 73
London -46 97 £475 +11.43% 26
South East -16 49 £425 +6.25% 11
West Midlands +21 47 £438 +0.28% 6
Coventry +21 38 £585 - 4
North West -48 30 £300 -15.13% 2
Cheshire -30 25 £275 -26.66% 2
Berkshire +18 20 £380 +12.59% 1
Surrey -19 16 £575 +43.75% 6
East of England -1 15 £258 -34.60% 15
Scotland +19 14 £350 -12.50% 2
Macclesfield 0 14 £250 -33.33% 1
Hertfordshire +7 11 £228 -54.50% 1
Maidenhead -3 10 £425 -4.76%
Edinburgh - 7 £350 -
Middlesex +1 6 £350 -20.45%
Uxbridge -4 6 £425 -2.85%
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £228 -
Inverness - 5 £280 -
Highlands - 5 £280 -
City of London +16 4 £375 +8.77% 4
South West +9 4 £469 +26.75%
Yorkshire +3 4 - - 5
Birmingham -5 4 £475 - 1
Manchester -18 4 £325 -
Bracknell - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +25 3 £294 - 10
Hampshire +15 3 £550 +44.26% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 3 £233 -35.41%
High Wycombe +11 3 £233 -1.06%

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 172 (30.77%) SAP
2 130 (23.26%) Finance
3 94 (16.82%) Retail
4 78 (13.95%) Manufacturing
5 77 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (12.88%) Validation
7 71 (12.70%) Project Management
8 69 (12.34%) SQL
9 62 (11.09%) SAP Implementation
10 53 (9.48%) Oracle
10 53 (9.48%) ITIL
11 52 (9.30%) JavaScript
12 48 (8.59%) Migration
12 48 (8.59%) HTML
13 47 (8.41%) Microsoft
14 46 (8.23%) Business Analysis
15 45 (8.05%) CSS
16 43 (7.69%) ERP
17 42 (7.51%) Procure-to-Pay
18 41 (7.33%) Analytics
18 41 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
19 40 (7.16%) GxP
19 40 (7.16%) FMCG
20 37 (6.62%) HTML5
21 36 (6.44%) Change Management
21 36 (6.44%) Management Information System
22 35 (6.26%) User Acceptance Testing
23 34 (6.08%) SDLC
23 34 (6.08%) Java
23 34 (6.08%) Degree

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 24 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.94%) CMS
3 14 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.07%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.89%) Drupal
5 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.72%) Documentum
6 4 (0.72%) IIS
6 4 (0.72%) LiveCycle
7 3 (0.54%) Apache
7 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.54%) SAS
7 3 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.54%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.36%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.36%) WordPress
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 32 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.55%) MS Office
3 11 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (1.97%) MS Project
3 11 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.18%) InDesign
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 20 (3.58%) SAP SD
2 18 (3.22%) SAP MDM
3 12 (2.15%) SAP MM
4 9 (1.61%) SAP FI
4 9 (1.61%) SAP SCM
4 9 (1.61%) SAP SRM
5 8 (1.43%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.43%) SAP ERP
5 8 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (1.25%) SAP FSCM
7 6 (1.07%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (1.07%) SAP GRC
8 5 (0.89%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.89%) SAP Retail
9 4 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.72%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.72%) SAP QM
9 4 (0.72%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.79%) SaaS
2 7 (1.25%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.25%) Veeva
3 5 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.89%) Office 365
4 4 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.36%) IaaS
5 2 (0.36%) PaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.25%) HTTP
2 6 (1.07%) Firewall
2 6 (1.07%) LDAP
2 6 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.72%) DNS
3 4 (0.72%) Internet
4 3 (0.54%) DHCP
4 3 (0.54%) SAN
4 3 (0.54%) VoIP
4 3 (0.54%) WebEx
5 2 (0.36%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (0.36%) FTP
5 2 (0.36%) IMAP
5 2 (0.36%) Network Security
5 2 (0.36%) Wireless
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.18%) Intranet
6 1 (0.18%) LAN
6 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (3.94%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.22%) SQL Server
4 10 (1.79%) Data Mart
4 10 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.79%) SAP BW
5 9 (1.61%) SAP Data Services
6 7 (1.25%) PowerCenter
6 7 (1.25%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.07%) SAP BI
8 5 (0.89%) Essbase
8 5 (0.89%) FileMaker
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (0.89%) QlikView
8 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.72%) SAP HANA
9 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.15%) JIRA
2 7 (1.25%) ERwin
3 6 (1.07%) LSMW
4 5 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.72%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.54%) Maven
6 3 (0.54%) Selenium
6 3 (0.54%) Subversion
6 3 (0.54%) webpack
7 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.36%) Hudson
7 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.36%) JUnit
7 2 (0.36%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.18%) JBehave
8 1 (0.18%) Mockito
8 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.18%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 130 (23.26%) Finance
2 94 (16.82%) Retail
3 78 (13.95%) Manufacturing
4 25 (4.47%) Marketing
5 18 (3.22%) Banking
6 10 (1.79%) Billing
7 8 (1.43%) Legal
8 7 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.07%) Publishing
10 5 (0.89%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.89%) Law
11 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.54%) Swedish Language
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
13 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.36%) French Language
13 2 (0.36%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Advertising
14 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 111 (19.86%) Consultant
2 104 (18.60%) Analyst
3 77 (13.77%) Developer
4 59 (10.55%) Business Analyst
4 59 (10.55%) SAP Consultant
5 51 (9.12%) Project Manager
6 26 (4.65%) IT Manager
7 20 (3.58%) Architect
8 19 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
9 18 (3.22%) SAP Manager
10 17 (3.04%) IT Project Manager
10 17 (3.04%) Process Analyst
10 17 (3.04%) Senior Business Analyst
11 16 (2.86%) Functional Consultant
11 16 (2.86%) ServiceNow Developer
12 15 (2.68%) Compliance Consultant
13 13 (2.33%) Business Process Analyst
13 13 (2.33%) Programme Manager
13 13 (2.33%) Senior Manager
14 12 (2.15%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.59%) HTML
2 45 (8.05%) CSS
3 37 (6.62%) HTML5
4 21 (3.76%) .NET
4 21 (3.76%) XML
5 17 (3.04%) AngularJS
6 15 (2.68%) REST
7 13 (2.33%) Spring
8 10 (1.79%) Angular 2
9 9 (1.61%) CSS3
10 7 (1.25%) Web Services
11 6 (1.07%) jQuery
11 6 (1.07%) React
12 5 (0.89%) Middleware
12 5 (0.89%) SOAP
12 5 (0.89%) Spring Boot
13 4 (0.72%) J2EE
13 4 (0.72%) JSON
13 4 (0.72%) MDX
13 4 (0.72%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.16%) FMCG
2 36 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 33 (5.90%) Life Science
4 30 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.04%) Data Extraction
6 14 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.50%) NHS
7 13 (2.33%) LIMS
8 11 (1.97%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.97%) Data Integration
9 9 (1.61%) Learning Management System
10 7 (1.25%) Informatics
10 7 (1.25%) Pharmacovigilance
10 7 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.89%) PMI
11 5 (0.89%) User Experience
12 4 (0.72%) Data Conversion
13 3 (0.54%) Replication
13 3 (0.54%) Visualisation
14 2 (0.36%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.04%) Windows
2 10 (1.79%) Linux
3 6 (1.07%) Unix
4 5 (0.89%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.54%) AIX
7 2 (0.36%) CentOS
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (12.88%) Validation
3 71 (12.70%) Project Management
4 62 (11.09%) SAP Implementation
5 53 (9.48%) ITIL
6 48 (8.59%) Migration
7 46 (8.23%) Business Analysis
8 43 (7.69%) ERP
9 42 (7.51%) Procure-to-Pay
10 41 (7.33%) Analytics
10 41 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (6.44%) Change Management
12 35 (6.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 34 (6.08%) SDLC
14 33 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (5.19%) Data Management
15 29 (5.19%) Order to Cash
16 28 (5.01%) Scrum
17 27 (4.83%) Service Management
18 25 (4.47%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 69 (12.34%) SQL
2 52 (9.30%) JavaScript
3 34 (6.08%) Java
4 15 (2.68%) C#
5 14 (2.50%) PHP
6 11 (1.97%) TypeScript
7 10 (1.79%) C
8 8 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.89%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.72%) ABAP
11 3 (0.54%) ES6
11 3 (0.54%) VB
12 2 (0.36%) C++
12 2 (0.36%) ECMAScript
12 2 (0.36%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.36%) VBScript
12 2 (0.36%) XQuery
13 1 (0.18%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.18%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 34 (6.08%) Degree
2 14 (2.50%) PMP
3 12 (2.15%) SAP Certification
4 10 (1.79%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.89%) APMP
7 5 (0.89%) CISA
7 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.72%) CCNA
8 4 (0.72%) CCNP
8 4 (0.72%) MCITP
8 4 (0.72%) MCSE
9 3 (0.54%) CRISC
10 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.16%) GxP
2 25 (4.47%) GMP
2 25 (4.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 22 (3.94%) QA
4 20 (3.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 20 (3.58%) Data Quality
5 17 (3.04%) GAMP
6 16 (2.86%) GCP
7 4 (0.72%) ISO13485
7 4 (0.72%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.72%) SLA
8 3 (0.54%) COBIT
9 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.36%) GLP
9 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.36%) P3O
10 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.18%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.18%) MISRA
10 1 (0.18%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.54%) XenApp
3 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.54%) vRealize
3 2 (0.36%) Puppet
3 2 (0.36%) SCCM
3 2 (0.36%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.18%) OPNET
4 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 172 (30.77%) SAP
2 53 (9.48%) Oracle
3 47 (8.41%) Microsoft
4 27 (4.83%) ServiceNow
5 13 (2.33%) Adobe
5 13 (2.33%) Hyperion
5 13 (2.33%) Informatica
6 11 (1.97%) HP
7 10 (1.79%) Saba
7 10 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.61%) VMware
9 8 (1.43%) Google
10 7 (1.25%) Cisco
11 5 (0.89%) Citrix
11 5 (0.89%) Talend
12 4 (0.72%) hybris
13 3 (0.54%) CA
13 3 (0.54%) Riverbed
13 3 (0.54%) Tableau
13 3 (0.54%) Veeam
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