The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 296 302 292
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 349 297 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.58% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.65% 1.35% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 164 140
Average daily rate
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£388 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £304 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 26
Average hourly rate £20.50 £36.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.44% +61.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £11.38 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £36.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-43.44% +46.46%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21187 21967 25763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.76% 43.05% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13107 13431 15330
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £617 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 636 730
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.98 £43.92 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 335 £375 -16.66% 238
London +2 152 £400 -15.11% 84
South East +10 97 £375 -25.00% 55
Berkshire +25 36 £375 -16.66% 11
East of England -14 32 £300 +3.00% 20
Brentford +11 30 £425 -19.04% 1
North West +14 24 £450 +34.32% 15
Hertfordshire +11 22 £268 -8.06% 2
Surrey +8 22 £488 +21.87% 22
City of London +13 21 £300 -36.84% 14
Buckinghamshire - 17 £281 - 2
Maidenhead +9 15 £210 -36.36% 2
Middlesex +1 15 £365 -33.63% 2
Cheshire +14 13 £413 +5.43% 4
High Wycombe - 11 £160 -
Cambridgeshire -10 9 £310 -50.40% 8
Cambridge -11 8 £310 -50.40% 5
Macclesfield +5 7 £525 +52.17% 1
Manchester -2 7 £313 -3.84% 3
Canary Wharf +23 5 - -
West Yorkshire +9 5 £220 -43.22% 1
Yorkshire +9 5 £220 -43.22% 3
Leeds - 5 £220 -
Uxbridge - 5 £360 -
Bracknell +11 4 £381 - 2
East Midlands -3 4 £513 - 12
West Midlands -10 4 £450 +5.88% 22
Scotland -20 4 £381 +22.98% 8
Epsom - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire +12 2 - - 5

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 233 (32.09%) SAP
2 128 (17.63%) Project Management
3 127 (17.49%) Manufacturing
4 91 (12.53%) Finance
5 80 (11.02%) SQL
6 75 (10.33%) Change Management
7 70 (9.64%) ERP
8 63 (8.68%) Oracle
8 63 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 60 (8.26%) Migration
10 58 (7.99%) MS Excel
11 57 (7.85%) Microsoft
12 52 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
13 49 (6.75%) ITIL
13 49 (6.75%) Data Migration
14 47 (6.47%) FMCG
14 47 (6.47%) Analytics
14 47 (6.47%) HTML
14 47 (6.47%) Data Management
15 46 (6.34%) Degree
16 44 (6.06%) Windows
17 43 (5.92%) PRINCE2
17 43 (5.92%) MS Office
17 43 (5.92%) Marketing
18 40 (5.51%) Time Management
19 39 (5.37%) MS Project
19 39 (5.37%) CRM
19 39 (5.37%) Validation
20 36 (4.96%) SharePoint
21 35 (4.82%) Service Management

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 36 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.27%) SAS
3 20 (2.75%) CMS
4 12 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.52%) Drupal
6 8 (1.10%) MS Project Server
6 8 (1.10%) IIS
7 7 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.96%) Documentum
8 5 (0.69%) Apache
8 5 (0.69%) nginx
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.41%) Lync
9 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.28%) Node.js
10 2 (0.28%) WordPress
11 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 58 (7.99%) MS Excel
2 43 (5.92%) MS Office
3 39 (5.37%) MS Project
4 27 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.93%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.10%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 24 (3.31%) SAP SRM
2 15 (2.07%) SAP QM
3 13 (1.79%) SAP CO
3 13 (1.79%) SAP SD
4 12 (1.65%) SAP FI
4 12 (1.65%) SAP ERP
5 11 (1.52%) SAP PM
5 11 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (1.38%) Google Analytics
7 8 (1.10%) SAP MM
8 7 (0.96%) SAP PP
9 6 (0.83%) SAP APO
9 6 (0.83%) SAP FI-AP
9 6 (0.83%) SAP BPC
9 6 (0.83%) SAP EWM
9 6 (0.83%) Workday HCM
10 5 (0.69%) SiteCatalyst
10 5 (0.69%) WebTrends
11 4 (0.55%) SAP MDM
11 4 (0.55%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) PaaS
2 1 (0.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) Force.com
2 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.79%) Firewall
2 9 (1.24%) LAN
3 6 (0.83%) SAN
3 6 (0.83%) Intranet
3 6 (0.83%) WAN
4 4 (0.55%) Internet
5 3 (0.41%) RFID
5 3 (0.41%) SMS
5 3 (0.41%) HTTP
5 3 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.41%) Wireless
6 2 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.28%) VPN
6 2 (0.28%) Extranet
7 1 (0.14%) Broadband
7 1 (0.14%) SMTP
7 1 (0.14%) FTP
7 1 (0.14%) DNS
7 1 (0.14%) VoIP
7 1 (0.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.27%) SAP BW
2 22 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 20 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.48%) QlikView
5 15 (2.07%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.79%) Spotfire
8 12 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.38%) Big Data
10 9 (1.24%) DataStage
11 8 (1.10%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.96%) MS Access
12 7 (0.96%) PowerCenter
12 7 (0.96%) Data Mart
12 7 (0.96%) BusinessObjects XI
13 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.83%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.55%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 12 (1.65%) PowerDesigner
2 6 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.69%) LSMW
3 5 (0.69%) Subversion
4 3 (0.41%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.14%) Mocha
6 1 (0.14%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.14%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.14%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 127 (17.49%) Manufacturing
2 91 (12.53%) Finance
3 43 (5.92%) Marketing
4 23 (3.17%) Retail
5 21 (2.89%) Legal
6 17 (2.34%) German Language
7 15 (2.07%) Publishing
8 11 (1.52%) Banking
9 8 (1.10%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.69%) French Language
11 4 (0.55%) Japanese Language
11 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.55%) Advertising
11 4 (0.55%) Billing
12 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.28%) Electronics
12 2 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 147 (20.25%) Analyst
2 123 (16.94%) Consultant
3 103 (14.19%) Project Manager
4 90 (12.40%) SAP Consultant
5 65 (8.95%) Developer
6 50 (6.89%) Architect
7 42 (5.79%) Business Analyst
8 28 (3.86%) Support Analyst
9 26 (3.58%) SAP Manager
10 24 (3.31%) Programmer
11 23 (3.17%) Data Analyst
12 22 (3.03%) Service Manager
13 21 (2.89%) IT Project Manager
13 21 (2.89%) Functional Consultant
14 20 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
14 20 (2.75%) SAP SRM Consultant
15 19 (2.62%) Applications Support
16 18 (2.48%) Delivery Manager
17 17 (2.34%) SAP Functional Consultant
17 17 (2.34%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.47%) HTML
2 24 (3.31%) .NET
3 17 (2.34%) CSS
4 16 (2.20%) ASP.NET
5 15 (2.07%) BAPI
6 14 (1.93%) XML
7 13 (1.79%) HTML5
8 12 (1.65%) jQuery
8 12 (1.65%) CSS3
8 12 (1.65%) Web Services
9 9 (1.24%) Middleware
10 7 (0.96%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.83%) SOAP
12 5 (0.69%) COM
12 5 (0.69%) JSON
12 5 (0.69%) Backbone.js
13 4 (0.55%) REST
13 4 (0.55%) Application Packaging
13 4 (0.55%) Spring
13 4 (0.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.47%) FMCG
2 34 (4.68%) NHS
3 33 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.86%) Life Science
5 22 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.62%) Pharmacovigilance
6 19 (2.62%) Informatics
7 18 (2.48%) Social Media
8 15 (2.07%) iPad
9 14 (1.93%) Data Integration
9 14 (1.93%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.96%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.83%) Chemistry
11 6 (0.83%) E-Learning
11 6 (0.83%) Statistics
11 6 (0.83%) EPoS
12 5 (0.69%) LIMS
12 5 (0.69%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.55%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.06%) Windows
2 22 (3.03%) UNIX
3 9 (1.24%) Windows 7
3 9 (1.24%) Linux
3 9 (1.24%) CentOS
4 8 (1.10%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.55%) Android
6 4 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.28%) AIX
9 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (17.63%) Project Management
2 75 (10.33%) Change Management
3 70 (9.64%) ERP
4 63 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (8.26%) Migration
6 52 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
7 49 (6.75%) ITIL
7 49 (6.75%) Data Migration
8 47 (6.47%) Data Management
8 47 (6.47%) Analytics
9 43 (5.92%) PRINCE2
10 40 (5.51%) Time Management
11 39 (5.37%) CRM
11 39 (5.37%) Validation
12 35 (4.82%) Service Management
12 35 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
13 33 (4.55%) Six Sigma
13 33 (4.55%) Data Modelling
13 33 (4.55%) Content Management
14 29 (3.99%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 80 (11.02%) SQL
2 31 (4.27%) JavaScript
3 19 (2.62%) Java
4 16 (2.20%) C#
5 14 (1.93%) PL/SQL
6 12 (1.65%) Python
7 10 (1.38%) VBA
8 5 (0.69%) VB
8 5 (0.69%) MUMPS
8 5 (0.69%) C
9 4 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.55%) VBScript
10 3 (0.41%) Scala
10 3 (0.41%) R
10 3 (0.41%) C++
10 3 (0.41%) PHP
11 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.28%) PowerHouse
11 2 (0.28%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (6.34%) Degree
2 20 (2.75%) PMI Certification
3 19 (2.62%) PMP
4 12 (1.65%) SAP Certification
5 9 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.69%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.69%) ISEB
8 4 (0.55%) IIBA
8 4 (0.55%) PhD
9 2 (0.28%) CAPM
9 2 (0.28%) HND
10 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.14%) MCSE
10 1 (0.14%) MCSA
10 1 (0.14%) CCA
10 1 (0.14%) CISSP
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.68%) GxP
2 26 (3.58%) QA
3 20 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (2.48%) Data Quality
5 17 (2.34%) CDISC
5 17 (2.34%) GMP
6 11 (1.52%) SLA
7 6 (0.83%) GCP
7 6 (0.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.69%) HL7
9 4 (0.55%) GLP
9 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.41%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.28%) GAMP
11 2 (0.28%) RosettaNet
11 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (0.96%) Puppet
2 3 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (0.41%) SCCM
2 3 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.14%) Legato
4 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 233 (32.09%) SAP
2 63 (8.68%) Oracle
3 57 (7.85%) Microsoft
4 33 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (2.89%) Business Objects
6 19 (2.62%) IBM
7 18 (2.48%) Google
8 15 (2.07%) Cognos
9 12 (1.65%) Cisco
9 12 (1.65%) HP
10 11 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
10 11 (1.52%) Informatica
11 9 (1.24%) Splunk
12 8 (1.10%) Hyperion
12 8 (1.10%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.96%) Axway
13 7 (0.96%) Remedy
13 7 (0.96%) Open Text
13 7 (0.96%) Confirmit
14 6 (0.83%) JD Edwards
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Vadis People
Rate: £0
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: £20 - £25ph
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: £20 - £25ph
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: £15 - £20ph
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: £25 - £30ph
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Inverness-Shire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norfolk
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: From 28.00 per hr
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: From 28.00 per hr
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: Yesterday