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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 290 328 345
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +17
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 371 296 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.56% 0.49%
As % of the General category 1.67% 1.32% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 174 112
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£400 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 19
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £16.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £38.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-50.64% +36.28%

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
22265 22411 26110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.73% 42.43% 44.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13531 13915 15463
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 599 757
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 +37 348 £400 -11.11% 235
London +12 168 £425 -10.52% 83
South East +9 97 £395 -1.25% 51
East of England -10 35 £275 -13.38% 32
Surrey +7 34 £400 - 16
Hertfordshire +2 28 £273 -6.43% 7
Berkshire +26 25 £375 -7.97% 6
North West +13 21 £450 +38.46% 13
Middlesex +7 20 £355 -35.45%
Welwyn Garden City +3 12 £272 +2.45% 1
Cheshire +18 11 £450 - 1
Scotland -3 11 £363 - 5
City of London +10 10 £475 -2.56% 19
Maidenhead +8 10 £319 -29.16% 1
East Midlands +7 8 £550 +76.00% 12
Manchester -4 8 - - 7
Hampshire -10 8 £513 -2.38% 10
Nottinghamshire +16 7 £550 +76.00% 3
Macclesfield - 7 £525 -
Chertsey - 7 £400 - 5
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £355 -43.20% 16
Cambridge -8 6 £355 -43.20% 12
Basingstoke +8 5 - - 5
Uxbridge -4 5 £320 -14.66%
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £213 - 2
Stevenage - 4 £225 -
Epsom - 4 - -
Nottingham +21 3 £475 +52.00%
Slough - 3 £413 -
Kent -11 2 - - 4

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 228 (30.69%) SAP
2 138 (18.57%) Manufacturing
3 127 (17.09%) Project Management
4 104 (14.00%) Finance
5 74 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
6 73 (9.83%) Change Management
7 69 (9.29%) SQL
8 65 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 64 (8.61%) ERP
10 63 (8.48%) MS Excel
11 58 (7.81%) Microsoft
11 58 (7.81%) Marketing
12 57 (7.67%) Oracle
13 56 (7.54%) Migration
14 54 (7.27%) Degree
14 54 (7.27%) Analytics
15 51 (6.86%) Windows
16 48 (6.46%) PRINCE2
16 48 (6.46%) Salesforce.com
16 48 (6.46%) Validation
17 47 (6.33%) ITIL
18 46 (6.19%) CRM
18 46 (6.19%) FMCG
19 43 (5.79%) Data Migration
19 43 (5.79%) MS Project
19 43 (5.79%) HTML
20 42 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
20 42 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
20 42 (5.65%) Data Management
21 40 (5.38%) MS Office

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 34 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.77%) SAS
3 20 (2.69%) CMS
4 9 (1.21%) MS Project Server
5 8 (1.08%) Drupal
6 7 (0.94%) IIS
6 7 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.67%) nginx
7 5 (0.67%) Apache
7 5 (0.67%) Documentum
8 3 (0.40%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.40%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.40%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.40%) Kentico
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.27%) Node.js
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.27%) WordPress
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 63 (8.48%) MS Excel
2 43 (5.79%) MS Project
3 40 (5.38%) MS Office
4 37 (4.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.94%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.40%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 24 (3.23%) SAP SRM
2 20 (2.69%) SAP QM
3 11 (1.48%) SAP ERP
4 10 (1.35%) Google Analytics
4 10 (1.35%) SAP PM
5 8 (1.08%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.08%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.08%) SAP EWM
6 7 (0.94%) Workday HCM
6 7 (0.94%) SAP SD
6 7 (0.94%) SAP PP
6 7 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.81%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.81%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.67%) SiteCatalyst
8 5 (0.67%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 5 (0.67%) SAP APO
8 5 (0.67%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.54%) TrackWise
9 4 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.42%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) PaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.88%) Firewall
2 7 (0.94%) WAN
3 6 (0.81%) LAN
3 6 (0.81%) SAN
4 5 (0.67%) Internet
5 4 (0.54%) Wireless
6 3 (0.40%) Intranet
7 2 (0.27%) SMTP
7 2 (0.27%) FTP
7 2 (0.27%) HTTP
7 2 (0.27%) ADSL
8 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.13%) VPN
8 1 (0.13%) DNS
8 1 (0.13%) WLAN
8 1 (0.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.13%) MVNO
8 1 (0.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.90%) SAP BW
2 25 (3.36%) SQL Server
3 20 (2.69%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.42%) Spotfire
4 18 (2.42%) QlikView
5 16 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.62%) Data Mining
7 10 (1.35%) MS Access
7 10 (1.35%) Big Data
8 8 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.94%) PowerCenter
9 7 (0.94%) DataStage
10 6 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.67%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.67%) BusinessObjects XI
11 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.54%) Base SAS
12 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (0.94%) PowerDesigner
2 6 (0.81%) LSMW
3 5 (0.67%) Subversion
3 5 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.40%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.13%) Mocha
6 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.13%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.13%) NUnit
General
1 138 (18.57%) Manufacturing
2 104 (14.00%) Finance
3 58 (7.81%) Marketing
4 20 (2.69%) Retail
5 17 (2.29%) Legal
6 16 (2.15%) German Language
7 13 (1.75%) Publishing
7 13 (1.75%) Banking
8 10 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.81%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.81%) Billing
10 4 (0.54%) Electronics
10 4 (0.54%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.40%) French Language
11 3 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Automotive
12 2 (0.27%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 161 (21.67%) Analyst
2 121 (16.29%) Consultant
3 99 (13.32%) Project Manager
4 85 (11.44%) SAP Consultant
5 57 (7.67%) Developer
6 54 (7.27%) Business Analyst
7 51 (6.86%) Architect
8 30 (4.04%) Support Analyst
9 29 (3.90%) SAP Manager
10 22 (2.96%) IT Project Manager
11 21 (2.83%) Data Analyst
11 21 (2.83%) Programmer
11 21 (2.83%) Functional Consultant
12 19 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (2.29%) Applications Support
13 17 (2.29%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 16 (2.15%) Programme Manager
15 15 (2.02%) Service Manager
15 15 (2.02%) SAS Programmer
15 15 (2.02%) SAP QM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.79%) HTML
2 23 (3.10%) .NET
3 16 (2.15%) XML
4 15 (2.02%) CSS
5 14 (1.88%) BAPI
6 12 (1.62%) ASP.NET
7 10 (1.35%) Web Services
7 10 (1.35%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.21%) HTML5
8 9 (1.21%) CSS3
9 8 (1.08%) SOAP
10 7 (0.94%) Middleware
10 7 (0.94%) jQuery
11 6 (0.81%) Mason
12 5 (0.67%) Backbone.js
12 5 (0.67%) WSDL
12 5 (0.67%) XSLT
12 5 (0.67%) COM
13 4 (0.54%) Application Packaging
14 3 (0.40%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.19%) FMCG
3 39 (5.25%) Management Information System
4 32 (4.31%) NHS
5 24 (3.23%) Life Science
6 21 (2.83%) Social Media
7 15 (2.02%) Pharmacovigilance
7 15 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.88%) iPad
9 13 (1.75%) Informatics
10 12 (1.62%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.62%) User Experience
11 11 (1.48%) Data Integration
12 10 (1.35%) E-Learning
13 9 (1.21%) LIMS
14 7 (0.94%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.81%) EPoS
16 5 (0.67%) SCADA
16 5 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
17 4 (0.54%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 51 (6.86%) Windows
2 28 (3.77%) UNIX
3 15 (2.02%) Linux
4 11 (1.48%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.21%) CentOS
6 8 (1.08%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.54%) AIX
8 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.27%) Android
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (17.09%) Project Management
2 73 (9.83%) Change Management
3 65 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 64 (8.61%) ERP
5 56 (7.54%) Migration
6 54 (7.27%) Analytics
7 48 (6.46%) Validation
7 48 (6.46%) PRINCE2
8 47 (6.33%) ITIL
9 46 (6.19%) CRM
10 43 (5.79%) Data Migration
11 42 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (5.65%) Data Management
12 39 (5.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 38 (5.11%) Service Management
14 36 (4.85%) Time Management
15 35 (4.71%) Six Sigma
16 31 (4.17%) Data Modelling
16 31 (4.17%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 69 (9.29%) SQL
2 25 (3.36%) JavaScript
3 16 (2.15%) C#
4 13 (1.75%) Java
4 13 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 12 (1.62%) VBA
6 10 (1.35%) Python
7 7 (0.94%) C
8 5 (0.67%) MUMPS
8 5 (0.67%) VB
9 4 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.54%) VBScript
9 4 (0.54%) R
10 3 (0.40%) SPARQL
10 3 (0.40%) PHP
11 2 (0.27%) PowerHouse
11 2 (0.27%) XPath
11 2 (0.27%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.13%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 54 (7.27%) Degree
2 23 (3.10%) SAP Certification
2 23 (3.10%) PMI Certification
3 22 (2.96%) PMP
4 8 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.40%) MOS
7 3 (0.40%) MCP
8 2 (0.27%) HND
8 2 (0.27%) PhD
8 2 (0.27%) ISEB
8 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.27%) CAPM
9 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) IIBA
9 1 (0.13%) CBAP
9 1 (0.13%) APMP
9 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.13%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.31%) GxP
2 27 (3.63%) QA
3 15 (2.02%) GMP
3 15 (2.02%) CDISC
4 12 (1.62%) SLA
5 11 (1.48%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (0.94%) GCP
8 6 (0.81%) GAMP
9 5 (0.67%) HL7
10 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.40%) GLP
11 3 (0.40%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.27%) RosettaNet
13 1 (0.13%) COBIT
13 1 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
13 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (0.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.40%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.40%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.13%) KVM
3 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (0.94%) Puppet
2 3 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (0.40%) SCCM
2 3 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 228 (30.69%) SAP
2 58 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 57 (7.67%) Oracle
4 48 (6.46%) Salesforce.com
5 23 (3.10%) Business Objects
6 19 (2.56%) IBM
7 17 (2.29%) Google
8 15 (2.02%) Cognos
9 13 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
10 11 (1.48%) Informatica
11 10 (1.35%) Cisco
12 9 (1.21%) TIBCO
12 9 (1.21%) Splunk
13 8 (1.08%) Hyperion
13 8 (1.08%) HP
14 7 (0.94%) Open Text
14 7 (0.94%) Axway
15 6 (0.81%) VMware
15 6 (0.81%) JD Edwards
16 5 (0.67%) Remedy
Watford, Hertfordshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £37000 per annum + pension, cycle to work, buy-sell holiday
Posted: 17 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £16400 - £18000 per annum + pension, dental insurance, life cover
Posted: 19 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £16400 - £18000 per annum + pension, dental insurance
Posted: 20 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 21 hours ago
East London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pharma Division
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 3 days ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £290 - £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Apex International
Salary: Competitive Hourly Rate Offered
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago