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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 328 320 277
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -43
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 323 310 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.61% 0.69%
As % of the General category 1.64% 1.56% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 181 178
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 19
Average hourly rate £23.50 £42.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.70% +123.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.52 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £47.25 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £42.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-43.52% +129.72%

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
19637 19882 20049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.74% 38.87% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12629 12628 12317
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 441 625
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.69 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.21% +0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.03 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 311 £425 +6.25% 112
London -12 137 £450 +26.76% 40
South East +20 101 £400 -23.80% 25
Berkshire +34 37 £400 +36.63% 6
North West +8 35 £380 -24.00% 11
Cheshire +15 31 £385 -14.44% 5
Surrey -5 27 £538 +2.38% 9
East of England +7 15 £428 +25.27% 13
Maidenhead +6 14 £400 +39.61%
Macclesfield 0 14 £428 - 2
West Sussex +17 13 £175 -53.33% 1
Brentford 0 13 £463 +30.28%
Hertfordshire +15 12 £428 -9.52% 3
Middlesex +1 11 £413 +17.85%
East Midlands +1 9 £550 +120.00% 3
Slough +13 8 £400 +3.22% 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £295 - 2
City of London +32 6 £394 +14.13% 7
Nottinghamshire -2 6 - - 1
Nottingham -9 6 - - 1
South West +2 5 £338 -28.11% 4
Scotland 0 5 - -
Stevenage 0 4 £430 - 2
West Midlands -17 4 £463 +5.71% 4
Chester - 4 £475 -
Docklands, London +7 3 £365 -
Uxbridge +1 3 £350 +18.64%
Manchester -14 3 £450 -18.18% 5
Hampshire -18 3 £500 -9.09%
High Wycombe - 3 £280 - 2

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 179 (26.32%) SAP
2 110 (16.18%) Project Management
3 109 (16.03%) Manufacturing
4 93 (13.68%) Finance
5 85 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (11.18%) Microsoft
7 73 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
8 69 (10.15%) Oracle
9 65 (9.56%) SQL
10 64 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
10 64 (9.41%) Change Management
11 61 (8.97%) ITIL
11 61 (8.97%) FMCG
12 57 (8.38%) Degree
13 56 (8.24%) Validation
14 55 (8.09%) Life Science
15 54 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
16 51 (7.50%) PRINCE2
17 50 (7.35%) SQL Server
18 48 (7.06%) Migration
19 47 (6.91%) MS Excel
20 46 (6.76%) Web Services
21 44 (6.47%) Management Information System
22 43 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
23 41 (6.03%) Business Analysis
24 39 (5.74%) JavaScript
24 39 (5.74%) CRM
25 38 (5.59%) .NET
25 38 (5.59%) ERP
26 37 (5.44%) ETL

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.79%) CMS
3 14 (2.06%) WebLogic
4 13 (1.91%) IIS
5 9 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.18%) iPlanet
6 8 (1.18%) MQSeries
7 7 (1.03%) SAS
8 4 (0.59%) Documentum
8 4 (0.59%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.44%) LiveCycle
9 3 (0.44%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.29%) Apache
10 2 (0.29%) Confluence
10 2 (0.29%) eRoom
10 2 (0.29%) Jetty
Applications
1 47 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 30 (4.41%) MS Office
4 21 (3.09%) MS Project
5 16 (2.35%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 24 (3.53%) SAP MM
2 11 (1.62%) SAP R/3
3 9 (1.32%) SAP FI
4 8 (1.18%) BusinessWare
5 7 (1.03%) SAP CO
5 7 (1.03%) SAP CRM
5 7 (1.03%) SAP PP
5 7 (1.03%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.88%) Maximo
6 6 (0.88%) SAP APO
6 6 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.59%) SAP PP-PI
7 4 (0.59%) SAP QM
7 4 (0.59%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.44%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.76%) SaaS
2 10 (1.47%) Veeva
3 8 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (0.29%) Taleo
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.15%) Force.com
6 1 (0.15%) Office 365
6 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.91%) Firewall
1 13 (1.91%) HTTP
2 6 (0.88%) LAN
2 6 (0.88%) WAN
3 5 (0.74%) Internet
3 5 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.59%) DHCP
4 4 (0.59%) DNS
5 3 (0.44%) Intranet
5 3 (0.44%) LDAP
5 3 (0.44%) SAN
5 3 (0.44%) VoIP
6 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.29%) WebEx
7 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.15%) MPLS
7 1 (0.15%) Network Security
7 1 (0.15%) RS-232
7 1 (0.15%) VPN
7 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
2 50 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.68%) BusinessObjects
3 25 (3.68%) QlikView
4 19 (2.79%) SAP BW
5 14 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (1.76%) SAP Data Services
8 11 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.18%) Big Data
10 8 (1.18%) DB2
10 8 (1.18%) DB2 UDB
10 8 (1.18%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.74%) Spotfire
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.59%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (1.47%) JIRA
1 10 (1.47%) LSMW
2 6 (0.88%) ClearQuest
2 6 (0.88%) HP UFT
2 6 (0.88%) SoapUI
2 6 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.74%) PowerDesigner
4 4 (0.59%) Maven
5 3 (0.44%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.29%) ERwin
6 2 (0.29%) GitLab
6 2 (0.29%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.29%) Selenium
6 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.15%) JMeter
7 1 (0.15%) JUnit
7 1 (0.15%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.15%) Xcode
General
1 109 (16.03%) Manufacturing
2 93 (13.68%) Finance
3 37 (5.44%) Marketing
4 22 (3.24%) Banking
5 18 (2.65%) Retail
6 15 (2.21%) Legal
7 7 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.74%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.59%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) Automotive
11 3 (0.44%) French Language
11 3 (0.44%) German Language
11 3 (0.44%) Law
11 3 (0.44%) Publishing
12 2 (0.29%) Local Government
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (18.82%) Consultant
2 127 (18.68%) Analyst
3 76 (11.18%) Project Manager
4 74 (10.88%) SAP Consultant
5 71 (10.44%) Developer
6 63 (9.26%) Business Analyst
7 58 (8.53%) Architect
8 19 (2.79%) .NET Developer
9 17 (2.50%) Functional Consultant
9 17 (2.50%) SAP MM Consultant
10 16 (2.35%) Data Analyst
10 16 (2.35%) Data Consultant
11 15 (2.21%) IT Analyst
11 15 (2.21%) SAP Data Consultant
12 14 (2.06%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (1.91%) Data Migration Consultant
13 13 (1.91%) Migration Consultant
13 13 (1.91%) Programme Manager
13 13 (1.91%) SAP Migration Consultant
13 13 (1.91%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.76%) Web Services
2 38 (5.59%) .NET
3 36 (5.29%) XML
4 35 (5.15%) HTML
5 30 (4.41%) CSS
6 14 (2.06%) SOAP
6 14 (2.06%) WCF
7 12 (1.76%) ASP.NET
7 12 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 11 (1.62%) Middleware
9 10 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 8 (1.18%) MSMQ
11 7 (1.03%) Spring
12 5 (0.74%) D3.js
12 5 (0.74%) Java EE
12 5 (0.74%) MDX
13 4 (0.59%) HTML5
14 3 (0.44%) AngularJS
14 3 (0.44%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (8.97%) FMCG
3 55 (8.09%) Life Science
4 44 (6.47%) Management Information System
5 30 (4.41%) NHS
6 20 (2.94%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.35%) Visualisation
8 12 (1.76%) PMI
9 11 (1.62%) Data Integration
9 11 (1.62%) Pharmacovigilance
10 10 (1.47%) AS400
10 10 (1.47%) User Experience
11 6 (0.88%) CESG
11 6 (0.88%) Data Extraction
12 5 (0.74%) Biotechnology
12 5 (0.74%) Chemistry
12 5 (0.74%) e-Learning
12 5 (0.74%) LIMS
13 4 (0.59%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.44%) Windows
2 33 (4.85%) Linux
3 11 (1.62%) AIX
4 10 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.18%) Solaris
6 8 (1.18%) zOS
7 7 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.88%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.59%) Unix
11 1 (0.15%) Android
11 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (16.18%) Project Management
2 85 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
3 64 (9.41%) Change Management
4 61 (8.97%) ITIL
5 56 (8.24%) Validation
6 51 (7.50%) PRINCE2
7 48 (7.06%) Migration
8 43 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (6.03%) Business Analysis
10 39 (5.74%) CRM
11 38 (5.59%) ERP
12 37 (5.44%) ETL
13 32 (4.71%) Service Management
14 31 (4.56%) Data Modelling
15 29 (4.26%) Risk Management
16 28 (4.12%) Quality Management
16 28 (4.12%) Scrum
16 28 (4.12%) TOGAF
17 26 (3.82%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 65 (9.56%) SQL
2 39 (5.74%) JavaScript
3 33 (4.85%) Java
4 18 (2.65%) C#
5 12 (1.76%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.03%) ABAP
7 6 (0.88%) C
7 6 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.74%) VB
9 4 (0.59%) C++
10 3 (0.44%) VBA
11 2 (0.29%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.29%) Python
11 2 (0.29%) R
11 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.15%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.15%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.15%) sed
12 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (8.38%) Degree
2 36 (5.29%) PMI Certification
3 31 (4.56%) PMP
4 19 (2.79%) SAP Certification
5 16 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.62%) CISSP
7 10 (1.47%) CISM
8 8 (1.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 8 (1.18%) CCSP
9 7 (1.03%) CISA
10 5 (0.74%) CRISC
11 4 (0.59%) CCIE
11 4 (0.59%) IISP
11 4 (0.59%) ISEB
11 4 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.44%) CCA
12 3 (0.44%) CCNP
12 3 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.44%) MBA
12 3 (0.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.00%) GxP
2 24 (3.53%) QA
2 24 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 21 (3.09%) GAMP
4 18 (2.65%) Data Quality
4 18 (2.65%) GMP
5 15 (2.21%) SLA
6 9 (1.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.44%) COBIT
7 3 (0.44%) HL7
7 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.44%) ISO13485
8 2 (0.29%) GCP
9 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.15%) GAAP
9 1 (0.15%) GLP
9 1 (0.15%) MiFID
9 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 18 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.18%) ClearTrust
4 3 (0.44%) PowerHA
4 3 (0.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.18%) CA Single Sign-On
2 7 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.88%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.29%) Ansible
4 2 (0.29%) Cacti
4 2 (0.29%) Nagios
4 2 (0.29%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.15%) Puppet
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 179 (26.32%) SAP
2 76 (11.18%) Microsoft
3 69 (10.15%) Oracle
4 30 (4.41%) ServiceNow
5 26 (3.82%) Informatica
5 26 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (3.68%) IBM
7 16 (2.35%) VMware
8 15 (2.21%) Teradata
9 8 (1.18%) BEA
9 8 (1.18%) CA
9 8 (1.18%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.18%) Vitria
10 7 (1.03%) Apple
10 7 (1.03%) HP
10 7 (1.03%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.88%) Adobe
11 6 (0.88%) Axway
11 6 (0.88%) Remedy
11 6 (0.88%) Tableau
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