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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 413 331 325
Rank change year-on-year
-82 -6
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 259 376 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.66% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.32% 1.64% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 171 182
Median daily rate £438 £390 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £309 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 25
Median hourly rate £41.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £9.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+155.55% +12.50%

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
19611 22892 21145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.43% 40.11% 38.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13011 14667 13055
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 570 554
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.47 £41.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.67 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.55% +3.02%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -80 241 £450 +12.50% 88
London -18 113 £450 +2.85% 37
South East -14 44 £417 -2.00% 23
North West -70 35 £350 -3.44% 6
Cheshire -31 31 £350 -6.66% 4
Berkshire -12 19 £358 +30.09% 3
East of England +26 18 £288 -12.87% 11
Macclesfield 0 18 £350 -7.89%
East Midlands +6 13 £550 +35.38% 2
Cambridgeshire +23 12 £265 -21.48% 7
Cambridge +20 11 £265 -21.48% 5
Brentford +1 11 £195 -58.94% 3
Northampton +4 9 £550 +12.82%
Northamptonshire 0 9 £550 +12.82%
Hampshire +7 7 £550 - 1
Scotland +5 7 £350 +13.82% 3
Middlesex -2 7 £363 -10.76%
Surrey -31 7 £445 -8.24% 3
Southampton - 7 £550 -
South West +6 6 £190 -51.28% 3
City of London +38 5 £363 +11.53% 2
Hertfordshire +16 5 £288 -32.35% 2
Maidenhead 0 5 £288 -19.58% 1
Uxbridge -3 5 £340 -24.44%
West Midlands -24 5 £398 -9.14% 2
Edinburgh - 5 £350 - 1
Nottinghamshire -4 4 £320 -0.15% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £288 -
Wales +18 3 £185 -42.18%
South Wales +10 3 £185 -42.18%

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 178 (32.90%) SAP
2 132 (24.40%) Finance
3 91 (16.82%) Project Management
4 81 (14.97%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (14.60%) Manufacturing
6 72 (13.31%) Oracle
7 67 (12.38%) Validation
8 65 (12.01%) SQL
9 58 (10.72%) Management Information System
10 57 (10.54%) Degree
11 56 (10.35%) Business Analysis
12 54 (9.98%) Change Management
13 49 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
14 46 (8.50%) Java
14 46 (8.50%) ERP
14 46 (8.50%) Migration
14 46 (8.50%) FMCG
15 45 (8.32%) Retail
16 44 (8.13%) JavaScript
17 43 (7.95%) ITIL
17 43 (7.95%) Microsoft
18 42 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
19 39 (7.21%) MS Excel
20 38 (7.02%) Life Science
20 38 (7.02%) Analytics
21 37 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
22 34 (6.28%) HTML
23 33 (6.10%) CSS
24 32 (5.91%) CRM
24 32 (5.91%) Data Modelling

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 18 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.77%) Tomcat
2 15 (2.77%) WebLogic
3 12 (2.22%) CMS
4 11 (2.03%) IIS
5 7 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.11%) Apache
7 5 (0.92%) LiveCycle
8 4 (0.74%) iPlanet
8 4 (0.74%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.37%) Confluence
10 2 (0.37%) Liferay
10 2 (0.37%) Mule
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.37%) SAS
10 2 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.07%) MS Office
3 16 (2.96%) MS Project
4 9 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (2.03%) SAP SRM
2 10 (1.85%) SAP SD
3 8 (1.48%) SAP MDM
3 8 (1.48%) SAP MM
4 7 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.29%) SAP ERP
4 7 (1.29%) SAP FI
4 7 (1.29%) SAP PP
4 7 (1.29%) SAP QM
5 6 (1.11%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 6 (1.11%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.92%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.92%) SAP GRC
6 5 (0.92%) SAP PP-PI
7 4 (0.74%) BusinessWare
7 4 (0.74%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.74%) SAP R/3
8 3 (0.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.40%) Veeva
2 10 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.66%) SaaS
4 5 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (0.92%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 5 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.55%) IaaS
5 3 (0.55%) PaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Boomi
6 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.66%) LDAP
2 8 (1.48%) HTTP
3 5 (0.92%) Firewall
3 5 (0.92%) Intranet
4 4 (0.74%) Internet
5 3 (0.55%) Network Security
6 2 (0.37%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (0.37%) FTP
6 2 (0.37%) LAN
6 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.37%) VoIP
6 2 (0.37%) WAN
6 2 (0.37%) WebEx
6 2 (0.37%) Wireless
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.18%) DHCP
7 1 (0.18%) DNS
7 1 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 22 (4.07%) SQL Server
4 16 (2.96%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.85%) SAP Data Services
7 9 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
7 9 (1.66%) SAP BW
8 8 (1.48%) Data Mart
9 7 (1.29%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.29%) SAP BI
9 7 (1.29%) Star Schema
10 6 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.11%) MySQL
11 5 (0.92%) FileMaker
11 5 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.92%) PowerCenter
11 5 (0.92%) QlikView
11 5 (0.92%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.92%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (2.59%) Talend Open Studio
2 13 (2.40%) JIRA
3 11 (2.03%) ERwin
4 6 (1.11%) LSMW
5 5 (0.92%) Maven
5 5 (0.92%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.74%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.74%) JUnit
6 4 (0.74%) Selenium
7 3 (0.55%) webpack
8 2 (0.37%) JMeter
8 2 (0.37%) Subversion
8 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.37%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.18%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.18%) Hudson
9 1 (0.18%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
General
1 132 (24.40%) Finance
2 79 (14.60%) Manufacturing
3 45 (8.32%) Retail
4 19 (3.51%) Marketing
5 14 (2.59%) Banking
6 11 (2.03%) Legal
7 10 (1.85%) Billing
8 8 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.55%) German Language
9 3 (0.55%) Publishing
9 3 (0.55%) Swedish Language
10 2 (0.37%) Automotive
10 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 114 (21.07%) Consultant
2 94 (17.38%) Analyst
3 71 (13.12%) Developer
4 67 (12.38%) SAP Consultant
5 60 (11.09%) Business Analyst
6 52 (9.61%) Project Manager
7 41 (7.58%) Architect
8 26 (4.81%) IT Manager
9 21 (3.88%) SAP Manager
10 19 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (3.14%) IT Project Manager
11 17 (3.14%) Senior Business Analyst
12 15 (2.77%) Process Analyst
13 14 (2.59%) Senior Manager
14 13 (2.40%) Lead Business Analyst
14 13 (2.40%) Oracle Consultant
14 13 (2.40%) Programme Manager
15 12 (2.22%) Business Process Analyst
15 12 (2.22%) Functional Consultant
15 12 (2.22%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.28%) HTML
2 33 (6.10%) CSS
3 27 (4.99%) XML
4 23 (4.25%) HTML5
5 22 (4.07%) Web Services
6 21 (3.88%) AngularJS
7 20 (3.70%) .NET
8 18 (3.33%) REST
8 18 (3.33%) Spring
9 10 (1.85%) Angular 2
10 8 (1.48%) SOAP
11 7 (1.29%) Middleware
11 7 (1.29%) XSL
12 6 (1.11%) CSS3
12 6 (1.11%) Java EE
12 6 (1.11%) XSD
13 5 (0.92%) JPA
13 5 (0.92%) JTA
13 5 (0.92%) React
13 5 (0.92%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.72%) Management Information System
2 46 (8.50%) FMCG
3 38 (7.02%) Life Science
4 37 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.62%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.33%) Data Integration
7 12 (2.22%) Data Centre
8 11 (2.03%) LIMS
8 11 (2.03%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.85%) NHS
10 9 (1.66%) Data Extraction
11 8 (1.48%) Pharmacovigilance
11 8 (1.48%) User Experience
12 6 (1.11%) Informatics
12 6 (1.11%) Learning Management System
12 6 (1.11%) PMI
13 5 (0.92%) AS400
13 5 (0.92%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.74%) Data Conversion
14 4 (0.74%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.81%) Windows
2 25 (4.62%) Linux
3 9 (1.66%) AIX
4 8 (1.48%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.11%) Unix
6 6 (1.11%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.74%) Solaris
8 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.74%) zOS
9 3 (0.55%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Android
10 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (16.82%) Project Management
2 81 (14.97%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (12.38%) Validation
4 56 (10.35%) Business Analysis
5 54 (9.98%) Change Management
6 49 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
7 46 (8.50%) ERP
7 46 (8.50%) Migration
8 43 (7.95%) ITIL
9 42 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (7.02%) Analytics
11 32 (5.91%) CRM
11 32 (5.91%) Data Modelling
11 32 (5.91%) Scrum
12 29 (5.36%) SDLC
13 28 (5.18%) ETL
13 28 (5.18%) Procure-to-Pay
13 28 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (4.81%) Service Management
15 25 (4.62%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 65 (12.01%) SQL
2 46 (8.50%) Java
3 44 (8.13%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.40%) PL/SQL
5 11 (2.03%) TypeScript
6 10 (1.85%) C#
6 10 (1.85%) PHP
7 9 (1.66%) C
8 6 (1.11%) ABAP
9 4 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.55%) ES6
11 2 (0.37%) ECMAScript
11 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.37%) VB
11 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.37%) VBScript
12 1 (0.18%) C++
12 1 (0.18%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.18%) Python
12 1 (0.18%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 57 (10.54%) Degree
2 14 (2.59%) SAP Certification
3 13 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (2.03%) PMI Certification
4 11 (2.03%) PMP
5 8 (1.48%) CISA
6 7 (1.29%) CISM
6 7 (1.29%) CISSP
7 5 (0.92%) APMP
7 5 (0.92%) CCNA
7 5 (0.92%) CCNP
8 4 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (0.74%) CCSP
8 4 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.55%) CRISC
9 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.37%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.37%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.36%) GxP
2 26 (4.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 20 (3.70%) QA
4 17 (3.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 15 (2.77%) Data Quality
6 14 (2.59%) GMP
7 10 (1.85%) GCP
8 7 (1.29%) GAMP
9 5 (0.92%) SLA
10 4 (0.74%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.55%) GLP
12 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
13 1 (0.18%) ISO27002
System Software
1 12 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.92%) Docker
4 4 (0.74%) ClearTrust
5 2 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.74%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.55%) Puppet
3 3 (0.55%) vRealize
4 2 (0.37%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.37%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.18%) OPNET
5 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 178 (32.90%) SAP
2 72 (13.31%) Oracle
3 43 (7.95%) Microsoft
4 26 (4.81%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (4.07%) ServiceNow
6 14 (2.59%) Talend
7 13 (2.40%) VMware
8 12 (2.22%) Hyperion
8 12 (2.22%) Informatica
9 11 (2.03%) Adobe
10 7 (1.29%) Saba
11 6 (1.11%) CA
11 6 (1.11%) Cisco
11 6 (1.11%) HP
11 6 (1.11%) JD Edwards
12 5 (0.92%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.74%) BEA
13 4 (0.74%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.74%) IBM
13 4 (0.74%) Vitria
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £240.00 - £290.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Modis International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Yoh
Rate: £70 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £475 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £35 to £37 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Haverhill, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330.00 - £363.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
North London
Yoh
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Practicus Ltd
Posted: Yesterday