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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 329 328 347
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 303 275 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the General category 1.40% 1.28% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 157 96
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£400 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £271 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 27
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.40 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.15% +49.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.10 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-37.33% +50.00%

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
21698 21506 22170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.70% 41.59% 42.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13824 13675 13030
Average daily rate £430 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 555 788
Average hourly rate £22.69 £21.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% -10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +1 287 £400 -4.76% 222
London +13 144 £400 -13.51% 69
South East -24 72 £400 -5.88% 47
East of England +10 35 £300 +25.00% 24
Surrey +2 33 £400 +6.66% 14
Hertfordshire +13 26 £280 +34.93% 5
City of London +22 19 £320 -36.00% 21
Berkshire +10 18 £375 +15.38% 13
Brentford +4 13 £463 -14.19%
North West -9 13 £400 +60.00% 21
Hampshire -18 9 £525 +43.83% 8
Chertsey - 8 £400 -
Maidenhead - 8 £295 - 2
Scotland -4 7 £315 +1.77% 2
Uxbridge +5 6 £341 -14.68%
Cambridgeshire -13 6 £375 - 8
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £550 +42.85% 8
Cheshire +7 5 £513 +68.03% 7
Cambridge +2 5 - - 5
East Midlands +2 5 £550 +48.64% 15
Basingstoke +1 5 - - 1
Inverness +2 4 £308 -0.64%
Highlands +1 4 £308 -0.64%
Yorkshire -15 4 £450 +12.50% 14
Slough - 4 £375 - 3
Stevenage - 4 £250 -
Weybridge - 4 £525 -
Hoddesdon 0 3 - -
Manchester -15 3 £400 +60.00% 7
South West -30 3 £575 +28.49% 21

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 188 (29.28%) SAP
2 114 (17.76%) Manufacturing
3 96 (14.95%) Project Management
4 84 (13.08%) Finance
5 71 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
6 60 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 59 (9.19%) Degree
8 54 (8.41%) Change Management
8 54 (8.41%) Validation
9 51 (7.94%) SQL
10 50 (7.79%) Oracle
10 50 (7.79%) ERP
11 49 (7.63%) Migration
12 48 (7.48%) Microsoft
13 47 (7.32%) MS Excel
14 43 (6.70%) Windows
14 43 (6.70%) Marketing
15 42 (6.54%) FMCG
16 39 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
16 39 (6.07%) PRINCE2
17 38 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
18 34 (5.30%) Data Migration
18 34 (5.30%) MS Office
19 32 (4.98%) Salesforce.com
19 32 (4.98%) MS PowerPoint
20 31 (4.83%) Six Sigma
20 31 (4.83%) GxP
21 30 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
22 29 (4.52%) SAP Certification
23 28 (4.36%) Data Modelling

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 26 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.43%) SAS
3 15 (2.34%) CMS
4 10 (1.56%) MS Project Server
5 7 (1.09%) Drupal
6 5 (0.78%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.78%) NetWeaver
6 5 (0.78%) Documentum
7 4 (0.62%) Kentico
8 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.31%) IIS
9 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.31%) Apache
9 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.31%) Node.js
9 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.16%) Confluence
10 1 (0.16%) Lync
Applications
1 47 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.30%) MS Office
3 32 (4.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (4.21%) MS Project
5 11 (1.71%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.31%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (2.34%) SAP SRM
2 14 (2.18%) SAP FI
3 13 (2.02%) SAP QM
4 10 (1.56%) SAP CO
4 10 (1.56%) SAP ERP
5 9 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (1.09%) SAP FI-AP
6 7 (1.09%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.93%) SAP PM
7 6 (0.93%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.78%) SAP EWM
8 5 (0.78%) SAP PP
8 5 (0.78%) SAP WM
8 5 (0.78%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 4 (0.62%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.62%) SAP APO
9 4 (0.62%) Workday HCM
10 3 (0.47%) Cerner Millennium
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.49%) SaaS
2 3 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.16%) Force.com
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.40%) Firewall
2 8 (1.25%) WAN
3 7 (1.09%) SAN
4 5 (0.78%) Internet
5 3 (0.47%) Intranet
5 3 (0.47%) ADSL
5 3 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.31%) LAN
6 2 (0.31%) SMTP
6 2 (0.31%) FTP
6 2 (0.31%) HTTP
7 1 (0.16%) MVNO
7 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.16%) Wireless
7 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.16%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.43%) SAP BW
3 16 (2.49%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.56%) QlikView
5 9 (1.40%) PowerCenter
5 9 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.40%) MS Access
6 8 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.25%) Spotfire
7 7 (1.09%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.62%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.47%) Big Data
10 3 (0.47%) Base SAS
10 3 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
10 3 (0.47%) DB2
10 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.93%) LSMW
2 4 (0.62%) Rational Rose
3 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.31%) Maven
4 2 (0.31%) Subversion
4 2 (0.31%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.31%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.16%) Mocha
5 1 (0.16%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.16%) ERwin
5 1 (0.16%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.16%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.16%) JUnit
5 1 (0.16%) JIRA
5 1 (0.16%) NUnit
General
1 114 (17.76%) Manufacturing
2 84 (13.08%) Finance
3 43 (6.70%) Marketing
4 15 (2.34%) Retail
5 12 (1.87%) Legal
6 10 (1.56%) German Language
7 7 (1.09%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.09%) Banking
8 6 (0.93%) Billing
8 6 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.93%) Back Office
9 4 (0.62%) Advertising
9 4 (0.62%) Publishing
10 3 (0.47%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.31%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.16%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 133 (20.72%) Analyst
2 108 (16.82%) Consultant
3 99 (15.42%) Project Manager
4 74 (11.53%) SAP Consultant
5 56 (8.72%) Business Analyst
6 44 (6.85%) Developer
6 44 (6.85%) Architect
7 23 (3.58%) SAP Manager
8 19 (2.96%) Programmer
8 19 (2.96%) Functional Consultant
9 17 (2.65%) Data Analyst
10 16 (2.49%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 15 (2.34%) IT Project Manager
11 15 (2.34%) Enterprise Architect
12 14 (2.18%) Programme Manager
12 14 (2.18%) Support Analyst
13 13 (2.02%) SAS Programmer
14 12 (1.87%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
15 11 (1.71%) Applications Support
15 11 (1.71%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.43%) .NET
2 19 (2.96%) HTML
3 14 (2.18%) XML
4 12 (1.87%) Mason
5 9 (1.40%) CSS
5 9 (1.40%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.09%) jQuery
6 7 (1.09%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.93%) BAPI
7 6 (0.93%) XSLT
7 6 (0.93%) Web Services
7 6 (0.93%) Middleware
8 5 (0.78%) HTML5
8 5 (0.78%) SOAP
9 4 (0.62%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.62%) EDI
9 4 (0.62%) WSDL
9 4 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (0.62%) CSS3
10 3 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 71 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.54%) FMCG
3 23 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.96%) NHS
5 18 (2.80%) Life Science
6 16 (2.49%) Pharmacovigilance
6 16 (2.49%) Informatics
7 15 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.71%) E-Learning
9 9 (1.40%) User Experience
9 9 (1.40%) Social Media
10 8 (1.25%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.09%) LIMS
12 6 (0.93%) Statistics
12 6 (0.93%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.78%) SCADA
13 5 (0.78%) HACMP
14 4 (0.62%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.47%) iPad
15 3 (0.47%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 43 (6.70%) Windows
2 14 (2.18%) UNIX
2 14 (2.18%) Linux
3 10 (1.56%) Windows 7
4 5 (0.78%) AIX
5 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.47%) CentOS
6 3 (0.47%) Android
6 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (14.95%) Project Management
2 60 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (8.41%) Change Management
3 54 (8.41%) Validation
4 50 (7.79%) ERP
5 49 (7.63%) Migration
6 39 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (6.07%) PRINCE2
7 38 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 34 (5.30%) Data Migration
9 31 (4.83%) Six Sigma
10 30 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (4.36%) Data Modelling
11 28 (4.36%) ITIL
11 28 (4.36%) Lean Six Sigma
12 27 (4.21%) Service Management
13 25 (3.89%) Project Planning
13 25 (3.89%) Data Management
13 25 (3.89%) Procure-to-pay
14 23 (3.58%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 51 (7.94%) SQL
2 16 (2.49%) Java
3 15 (2.34%) JavaScript
4 11 (1.71%) C#
4 11 (1.71%) VBA
5 7 (1.09%) C
6 6 (0.93%) PL/SQL
7 5 (0.78%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.62%) VB
9 3 (0.47%) R
9 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.47%) Python
9 3 (0.47%) VBScript
10 2 (0.31%) XPath
10 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.31%) PHP
10 2 (0.31%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.31%) SPARQL
10 2 (0.31%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (9.19%) Degree
2 29 (4.52%) SAP Certification
3 11 (1.71%) PMI Certification
4 10 (1.56%) PMP
5 5 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.62%) CCA
7 3 (0.47%) ACCA
7 3 (0.47%) MCP
7 3 (0.47%) MOS
8 2 (0.31%) CAPM
8 2 (0.31%) PhD
8 2 (0.31%) HND
8 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.31%) CIMA
8 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.31%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) CBAP
9 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.16%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.83%) GxP
2 27 (4.21%) QA
3 17 (2.65%) GMP
4 14 (2.18%) GAMP
4 14 (2.18%) SLA
4 14 (2.18%) CDISC
5 10 (1.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (1.56%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.25%) GCP
7 7 (1.09%) COBIT
8 6 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
10 2 (0.31%) HL7
11 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.78%) PowerHA
3 5 (0.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.62%) SCCM
3 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 188 (29.28%) SAP
2 50 (7.79%) Oracle
3 48 (7.48%) Microsoft
4 32 (4.98%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (2.65%) Business Objects
6 12 (1.87%) Informatica
7 11 (1.71%) HP
7 11 (1.71%) PeopleSoft
8 10 (1.56%) IBM
9 7 (1.09%) Google
9 7 (1.09%) VMware
10 6 (0.93%) EMC
11 5 (0.78%) Adobe
11 5 (0.78%) Open Text
12 4 (0.62%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.62%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.62%) NetApp
12 4 (0.62%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.62%) Confirmit
12 4 (0.62%) Tableau
Nottinghamshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Roc Search
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Lawrence Harvey Group - Pharmaceuticals
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottinghamshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cornwall
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottinghamshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to 38 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to 38 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Ayrshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago