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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 321 317 310
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 370 331 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.59% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.58% 1.53% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 179 184
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £234 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £570 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.65 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.25 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+44.11% -10.52%

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
23472 21592 22115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.16% 38.65% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14896 13242 13716
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 526 583
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 0 346 £400 - 129
London -32 115 £425 - 42
North West +38 100 £357 -20.66% 20
South East -25 79 £440 +15.03% 19
Cheshire +37 77 £375 -16.66% 16
Macclesfield +4 41 £380 -27.61% 5
Surrey +18 38 £523 +7.17% 4
Alderley Edge - 22 £416 - 3
Brentford -1 15 £450 - 2
Buckinghamshire -3 15 £380 -1.93% 1
Manchester -14 15 £325 +4.00% 2
East of England -7 14 £500 +66.66% 19
South Wales - 13 £300 -
Cardiff - 13 £300 -
Wales - 13 £300 - 1
East Midlands -1 12 £494 -21.00% 7
Berkshire -17 12 £338 -10.29% 6
Uxbridge +14 11 £450 +5.88% 3
Yorkshire -21 9 £344 +54.49% 2
City of London +4 8 £343 -14.32% 11
Northamptonshire +3 7 £500 -20.00% 1
West Yorkshire -22 7 £350 +57.30% 2
Northampton - 7 £500 -
Slough +5 6 £263 -36.36% 1
Merseyside -3 6 £275 -
Cambridgeshire -5 6 - - 14
Cambridge -7 6 - - 12
Middlesex -11 6 £440 +21.37%
Warrington -12 6 £350 +55.55%
Scotland -14 6 £354 -2.41% 1

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 200 (25.91%) SAP
2 168 (21.76%) Project Management
3 155 (20.08%) Manufacturing
4 148 (19.17%) Finance
5 97 (12.56%) ERP
6 82 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 77 (9.97%) FMCG
9 68 (8.81%) GxP
10 66 (8.55%) Validation
11 64 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
12 57 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
13 56 (7.25%) SQL
14 53 (6.87%) GAMP
15 50 (6.48%) Change Management
16 49 (6.35%) Management Information System
17 48 (6.22%) Risk Management
17 48 (6.22%) Degree
18 46 (5.96%) Microsoft
19 44 (5.70%) GMP
20 43 (5.57%) PRINCE2
20 43 (5.57%) Business Analysis
20 43 (5.57%) Migration
21 42 (5.44%) SQL Server
22 41 (5.31%) Six Sigma
22 41 (5.31%) Life Science
23 40 (5.18%) .NET
24 39 (5.05%) Oracle
25 38 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
26 37 (4.79%) ITIL

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 27 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.68%) CMS
3 7 (0.91%) SAS
4 6 (0.78%) Lync
5 5 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (0.65%) NetWeaver
5 5 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.52%) Drupal
7 3 (0.39%) Confluence
7 3 (0.39%) JBoss
7 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.39%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.26%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.26%) IIS
8 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.26%) MQSeries
Applications
1 30 (3.89%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.11%) MS Office
3 21 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (2.07%) MS Project
5 13 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) InDesign
9 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (1.55%) SAP APO
1 12 (1.55%) SAP QM
2 11 (1.42%) SAP FI
3 9 (1.17%) SAP SD
3 9 (1.17%) SAP FI-AP
4 8 (1.04%) SAP MM
4 8 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (1.04%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.78%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.52%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.52%) SAP FSCM
7 3 (0.39%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.39%) SAP EHS
7 3 (0.39%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.39%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.26%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.26%) BusinessWare
8 2 (0.26%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.26%) BPCS
8 2 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.17%) Veeva
3 8 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
3 8 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 8 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 8 (1.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 8 (1.04%) AWS CloudTrail
3 8 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
3 8 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.04%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.78%) SaaS
5 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.26%) PaaS
6 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.26%) iPaaS
6 2 (0.26%) Office 365
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.30%) HTTP
2 9 (1.17%) Firewall
2 9 (1.17%) WAN
3 7 (0.91%) LAN
4 5 (0.65%) SAN
5 4 (0.52%) VoIP
6 3 (0.39%) NAS
7 2 (0.26%) DNS
8 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.13%) MPLS
8 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.13%) VPN
8 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.13%) Wireless
8 1 (0.13%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.13%) VLAN
8 1 (0.13%) IMAP
8 1 (0.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.40%) QlikView
3 31 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.42%) SAP BW
4 11 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.04%) MS Access
6 8 (1.04%) SQLPlus
6 8 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.78%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (0.65%) MySQL
8 5 (0.65%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.65%) Spotfire
9 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.39%) Big Data
10 3 (0.39%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.39%) DB2
10 3 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (0.91%) LSMW
2 5 (0.65%) JIRA
2 5 (0.65%) PowerDesigner
3 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.39%) Subversion
3 3 (0.39%) NetBeans
3 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.26%) Gradle
4 2 (0.26%) Maven
4 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.26%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.26%) ERwin
5 1 (0.13%) ProC
5 1 (0.13%) Xcode
5 1 (0.13%) JUnit
5 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 155 (20.08%) Manufacturing
2 148 (19.17%) Finance
3 34 (4.40%) Banking
4 26 (3.37%) Marketing
5 25 (3.24%) Retail
6 22 (2.85%) Legal
7 12 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.30%) Automotive
9 7 (0.91%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.65%) Dutch Language
11 5 (0.65%) French Language
11 5 (0.65%) German Language
12 4 (0.52%) Billing
12 4 (0.52%) Law
13 2 (0.26%) Back Office
13 2 (0.26%) Publishing
13 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.26%) Local Government
14 1 (0.13%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 139 (18.01%) Analyst
2 136 (17.62%) Project Manager
3 115 (14.90%) Consultant
4 75 (9.72%) Architect
5 74 (9.59%) Business Analyst
6 71 (9.20%) SAP Consultant
7 67 (8.68%) Developer
8 27 (3.50%) SAP Manager
9 22 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (2.72%) IT Project Manager
11 17 (2.20%) Service Manager
12 14 (1.81%) Business Manager
12 14 (1.81%) QlikView Developer
13 13 (1.68%) Implementation Engineer
13 13 (1.68%) Risk Consultant
13 13 (1.68%) Compliance Consultant
13 13 (1.68%) .NET Developer
14 12 (1.55%) Information Analyst
14 12 (1.55%) Senior Manager
14 12 (1.55%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.18%) .NET
2 31 (4.02%) HTML
3 24 (3.11%) CSS
4 20 (2.59%) Web Services
5 19 (2.46%) XML
5 19 (2.46%) ASP.NET
6 14 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (1.55%) WCF
8 11 (1.42%) HTML5
8 11 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 11 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 10 (1.30%) SOAP
10 8 (1.04%) jQuery
11 7 (0.91%) EDI
11 7 (0.91%) Middleware
12 5 (0.65%) LAMP
12 5 (0.65%) Swing
12 5 (0.65%) CSS3
13 4 (0.52%) J2EE
13 4 (0.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.97%) FMCG
2 57 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (6.35%) Management Information System
4 41 (5.31%) Life Science
5 26 (3.37%) NHS
6 20 (2.59%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.94%) Informatics
8 12 (1.55%) PMI
8 12 (1.55%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.30%) LIMS
10 9 (1.17%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.04%) SCADA
12 7 (0.91%) Biotechnology
12 7 (0.91%) User Experience
13 5 (0.65%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.65%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.65%) Chemistry
14 4 (0.52%) Pharmacovigilance
14 4 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (3.76%) Windows
2 21 (2.72%) Linux
3 14 (1.81%) UNIX
4 8 (1.04%) Windows 7
5 7 (0.91%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.78%) Android
7 5 (0.65%) AIX
8 4 (0.52%) Solaris
9 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.26%) zOS
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.26%) HPUX
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (21.76%) Project Management
2 97 (12.56%) ERP
3 82 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 66 (8.55%) Validation
6 64 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
7 50 (6.48%) Change Management
8 48 (6.22%) Risk Management
9 43 (5.57%) Migration
9 43 (5.57%) PRINCE2
9 43 (5.57%) Business Analysis
10 41 (5.31%) Six Sigma
11 37 (4.79%) ITIL
12 36 (4.66%) Analytics
13 32 (4.15%) Lean Six Sigma
14 29 (3.76%) Service Delivery
15 28 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 27 (3.50%) Data Modelling
16 27 (3.50%) Scrum
16 27 (3.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 56 (7.25%) SQL
2 33 (4.27%) Java
3 28 (3.63%) JavaScript
4 21 (2.72%) C#
5 9 (1.17%) C
6 8 (1.04%) ABAP
6 8 (1.04%) PHP
7 6 (0.78%) VBA
7 6 (0.78%) Python
8 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.65%) Groovy
9 4 (0.52%) R
10 3 (0.39%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.26%) VB
11 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.13%) C++
12 1 (0.13%) Perl
12 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 48 (6.22%) Degree
2 32 (4.15%) PMI Certification
3 24 (3.11%) SAP Certification
4 23 (2.98%) PMP
5 10 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.04%) MBA
7 7 (0.91%) Postgraduate
8 6 (0.78%) CISA
8 6 (0.78%) CRISC
9 5 (0.65%) CCNA
9 5 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.65%) CISSP
10 4 (0.52%) CCNP
10 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.52%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.52%) CISM
10 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.39%) APMP
11 3 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (8.81%) GxP
2 53 (6.87%) GAMP
3 44 (5.70%) GMP
4 38 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (3.63%) QA
6 22 (2.85%) SLA
7 16 (2.07%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 13 (1.68%) GCP
9 6 (0.78%) GLP
10 5 (0.65%) CDISC
11 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.39%) HL7
12 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.26%) COBIT
14 1 (0.13%) DICOM
System Software
1 9 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.26%) ClearTrust
3 2 (0.26%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
4 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (1.30%) Puppet
2 8 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.26%) SCCM
3 2 (0.26%) SCOM
3 2 (0.26%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.13%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.13%) Ambari
4 1 (0.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 200 (25.91%) SAP
2 46 (5.96%) Microsoft
3 39 (5.05%) Oracle
4 32 (4.15%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (2.85%) Informatica
6 12 (1.55%) Remedy
7 11 (1.42%) Saba
8 10 (1.30%) Teradata
8 10 (1.30%) Cisco
9 8 (1.04%) IBM
9 8 (1.04%) HP
10 7 (0.91%) VMware
11 6 (0.78%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.78%) NetApp
12 5 (0.65%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.65%) Sybase
12 5 (0.65%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.52%) Google
13 4 (0.52%) Wonderware
13 4 (0.52%) BT
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