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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 284 265 333
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +68
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 396 400 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.74% 0.48%
As % of the General category 1.84% 1.91% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 205 108
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.50 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -9.47%

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
21518 20957 20380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.08% 38.67% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13583 13266 12268
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 567 659
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.49 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -30 385 £425 +6.25% 134
London -27 146 £480 +20.00% 47
North West +67 110 £400 -5.88% 21
Cheshire +42 97 £400 - 15
South East -21 90 £480 +25.49% 34
Macclesfield +5 46 £425 +6.25% 7
Berkshire +17 27 £275 -22.53% 12
Surrey +6 25 £538 +10.25% 7
Brentford -3 24 £480 +20.00% 3
Alderley Edge 0 21 - -
Hampshire +16 20 £550 +100.00% 1
City of London +4 17 £425 +41.66% 9
Southampton - 17 £550 -
Slough - 13 £251 - 3
East of England -22 12 £275 -14.72% 16
Manchester +6 11 £450 - 2
Middlesex +4 11 £375 +9.48% 2
Maidenhead +5 9 £317 +66.84% 1
Warrington - 9 £350 - 3
Cambridgeshire -1 7 £325 +8.33% 2
West Midlands -3 7 £350 - 5
Cambridge -6 6 £325 +8.33% 1
Uxbridge -3 5 £425 +18.88% 3
High Wycombe -9 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 4 - -
West Yorkshire -16 4 £375 +57.89% 5
Leeds -18 4 £375 +57.89% 4
Yorkshire -21 4 £375 +57.89% 5
Nottingham -6 3 £350 -26.31%
East Midlands -9 3 £350 -26.31%

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 236 (32.42%) SAP
2 176 (24.18%) Manufacturing
3 147 (20.19%) Project Management
4 132 (18.13%) Finance
5 100 (13.74%) FMCG
6 89 (12.23%) Validation
7 80 (10.99%) GAMP
8 77 (10.58%) ERP
9 66 (9.07%) Change Management
10 65 (8.93%) GxP
11 58 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 57 (7.83%) GMP
13 55 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
14 51 (7.01%) SAP BW
15 43 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
16 41 (5.63%) SQL
17 40 (5.49%) Time Management
18 36 (4.95%) Life Science
19 34 (4.67%) QA
20 33 (4.53%) Analytics
20 33 (4.53%) PMI Certification
21 32 (4.40%) Oracle
21 32 (4.40%) PRINCE2
21 32 (4.40%) SharePoint
21 32 (4.40%) Six Sigma
21 32 (4.40%) Degree
22 31 (4.26%) Migration
22 31 (4.26%) Management Information System
22 31 (4.26%) SAP Certification

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 32 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.37%) SAS
3 8 (1.10%) Lync
4 4 (0.55%) Confluence
4 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (0.55%) CMS
5 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.41%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.27%) WordPress
6 2 (0.27%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.27%) Documentum
6 2 (0.27%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.14%) JBoss
7 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.16%) MS Office
3 13 (1.79%) MS Project
4 12 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (3.02%) SAP FI
2 18 (2.47%) SAP APO
2 18 (2.47%) SAP SD
2 18 (2.47%) SAP WM
2 18 (2.47%) SAP SRM
3 16 (2.20%) SAP CO
4 15 (2.06%) SAP FI/CO
5 13 (1.79%) SAP QM
6 10 (1.37%) SAP MM
7 9 (1.24%) SAP FI-AP
8 8 (1.10%) SAP CRM
9 7 (0.96%) SAP PP
10 5 (0.69%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.55%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.55%) SAP EHS
12 3 (0.41%) BPCS
12 3 (0.41%) SAP MDM
13 2 (0.27%) SAP GRC
13 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.41%) Veeva
3 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.24%) Firewall
2 5 (0.69%) LAN
3 4 (0.55%) WAN
3 4 (0.55%) SAN
4 3 (0.41%) VoIP
4 3 (0.41%) NAS
5 2 (0.27%) Network Security
5 2 (0.27%) VPN
5 2 (0.27%) DNS
6 1 (0.14%) Internet
6 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.14%) Wireless
6 1 (0.14%) 2G
6 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.14%) DHCP
6 1 (0.14%) FTP
6 1 (0.14%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.01%) SAP BW
2 26 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.30%) QlikView
4 14 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.24%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.82%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (0.69%) MySQL
8 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.55%) MS Access
8 4 (0.55%) SAP BI
9 3 (0.41%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.41%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.41%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.27%) Base SAS
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.27%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.27%) Big Data
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 9 (1.24%) LSMW
2 5 (0.69%) JIRA
3 3 (0.41%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.41%) Subversion
3 3 (0.41%) NetBeans
3 3 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.27%) Maven
4 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.14%) ProC
5 1 (0.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.14%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.14%) JUnit
5 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 176 (24.18%) Manufacturing
2 132 (18.13%) Finance
3 28 (3.85%) Legal
4 23 (3.16%) Marketing
5 22 (3.02%) Banking
6 19 (2.61%) Retail
7 13 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.10%) Billing
9 6 (0.82%) French Language
10 5 (0.69%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.55%) Automotive
12 3 (0.41%) Publishing
12 3 (0.41%) German Language
13 2 (0.27%) Electronics
13 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.14%) Law
14 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 165 (22.66%) Consultant
2 135 (18.54%) SAP Consultant
3 125 (17.17%) Project Manager
4 109 (14.97%) Analyst
5 67 (9.20%) Architect
6 57 (7.83%) Business Analyst
7 48 (6.59%) Developer
8 31 (4.26%) Business Manager
9 28 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (3.85%) SAP Manager
10 27 (3.71%) Change Manager
11 20 (2.75%) Functional Consultant
12 18 (2.47%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 15 (2.06%) Business Change Manager
13 15 (2.06%) SAP SRM Consultant
14 13 (1.79%) Senior Manager
14 13 (1.79%) SAP WM Consultant
15 12 (1.65%) Programmer
15 12 (1.65%) Support Analyst
16 11 (1.51%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.88%) .NET
2 16 (2.20%) XML
3 14 (1.92%) Web Services
4 13 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 12 (1.65%) CSS
6 11 (1.51%) HTML
6 11 (1.51%) .NET Framework
6 11 (1.51%) jQuery
7 8 (1.10%) EDI
7 8 (1.10%) Middleware
8 7 (0.96%) BAPI
9 6 (0.82%) HTML5
10 5 (0.69%) LAMP
11 4 (0.55%) SAP PI
11 4 (0.55%) CSS3
11 4 (0.55%) REST
11 4 (0.55%) SOAP
12 3 (0.41%) JMS
12 3 (0.41%) Swing
12 3 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 100 (13.74%) FMCG
2 55 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.95%) Life Science
4 31 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.57%) LIMS
6 23 (3.16%) NHS
7 18 (2.47%) PMI
7 18 (2.47%) Informatics
7 18 (2.47%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.51%) User Experience
9 10 (1.37%) Visualisation
10 9 (1.24%) Biotechnology
11 7 (0.96%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.96%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.82%) SCADA
12 6 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.69%) Clustering
13 5 (0.69%) Pharmacovigilance
13 5 (0.69%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.02%) Windows
2 14 (1.92%) UNIX
3 9 (1.24%) Linux
4 5 (0.69%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.41%) AIX
6 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.41%) Android
6 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.27%) HPUX
7 2 (0.27%) Solaris
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (20.19%) Project Management
2 89 (12.23%) Validation
3 77 (10.58%) ERP
4 66 (9.07%) Change Management
5 58 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (5.49%) Time Management
8 33 (4.53%) Analytics
9 32 (4.40%) PRINCE2
9 32 (4.40%) Six Sigma
10 31 (4.26%) Migration
11 29 (3.98%) ITIL
12 28 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 28 (3.85%) Lean Six Sigma
13 25 (3.43%) Quality Management
13 25 (3.43%) Business Analysis
13 25 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (3.30%) SDLC
14 24 (3.30%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.63%) SQL
2 20 (2.75%) Java
3 17 (2.34%) ABAP
4 15 (2.06%) C#
5 8 (1.10%) C
5 8 (1.10%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.96%) PHP
7 4 (0.55%) R
7 4 (0.55%) VBA
8 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.41%) Python
8 3 (0.41%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.41%) Apex Code
8 3 (0.41%) Groovy
9 2 (0.27%) SAS Macro
9 2 (0.27%) Perl
9 2 (0.27%) VB
10 1 (0.14%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (4.53%) PMI Certification
2 32 (4.40%) Degree
3 31 (4.26%) SAP Certification
4 18 (2.47%) PMP
5 9 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.82%) MBA
8 4 (0.55%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.55%) CCNA
9 3 (0.41%) CISA
9 3 (0.41%) CCIE
9 3 (0.41%) CCNP
9 3 (0.41%) CRISC
10 2 (0.27%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.27%) CISSP
10 2 (0.27%) CISM
10 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.14%) ACCA
11 1 (0.14%) CIMA
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (10.99%) GAMP
2 65 (8.93%) GxP
3 57 (7.83%) GMP
4 34 (4.67%) QA
5 30 (4.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 26 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (3.43%) SLA
8 10 (1.37%) GCP
9 8 (1.10%) CDISC
10 6 (0.82%) COBIT
11 5 (0.69%) GLP
12 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 13 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.14%) SRDF
4 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
3 1 (0.14%) Oozie
3 1 (0.14%) Ambari
3 1 (0.14%) SCCM
3 1 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 236 (32.42%) SAP
2 32 (4.40%) Oracle
3 26 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.79%) Informatica
6 9 (1.24%) JD Edwards
7 8 (1.10%) Cisco
8 7 (0.96%) Business Objects
8 7 (0.96%) HP
8 7 (0.96%) VMware
8 7 (0.96%) Teradata
9 5 (0.69%) BT
9 5 (0.69%) NetApp
9 5 (0.69%) IBM
9 5 (0.69%) Wonderware
10 4 (0.55%) Ab Initio
10 4 (0.55%) FatWire
10 4 (0.55%) Citrix
11 2 (0.27%) Saba
11 2 (0.27%) Google
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
First Point IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West
Pharma Division
Posted: 19 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TATA Consultancy Services
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
TATA Consultancy Services
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
TATA Consultancy Services
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ware, Hertfordshire
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £400 - £450 per week
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Posted: Yesterday
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Aerotek
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Speke, Liverpool
Radiant Info
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Thetford, Norfolk
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ware, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago