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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 281 278 345
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +67
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 392 388 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.69% 0.48%
As % of the General category 1.81% 1.77% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 195 112
Average daily rate
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£488 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.38% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.65 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +75.00%

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
21659 21953 20759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.75% 38.94% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13328 13587 12480
Average daily rate £435 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 599 664
Average hourly rate £22.35 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -9 371 £488 +20.44% 146
South East +31 130 £525 +19.31% 36
London -79 115 £488 +14.70% 33
North West +58 85 £420 +5.00% 27
Cheshire +39 65 £408 +2.00% 18
Hampshire +40 55 £550 +100.00% 1
Southampton - 49 £575 -
Macclesfield +3 40 £425 +6.25% 9
Surrey +8 32 £538 +11.68% 7
Brentford -1 20 £360 -0.68% 1
Berkshire +13 18 £355 -33.95% 13
Manchester +11 18 £563 - 5
City of London +5 14 £425 +11.84% 4
Middlesex +3 14 £350 -20.40% 1
East of England -9 13 £225 -32.33% 21
Alderley Edge 0 11 - - 1
Slough +4 8 £240 +28.53% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 7 £225 -50.00% 7
Maidenhead +12 6 £316 -28.12% 5
West Midlands -13 6 £390 -8.23% 7
Yorkshire -16 6 £375 +57.89% 13
Scotland +4 5 £444 +133.55% 3
Cambridge 0 5 £225 -50.00% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £160 -50.00%
High Wycombe -8 5 £160 -48.38%
Hertfordshire -11 5 - - 5
East Midlands 0 4 £400 -15.78% 1
South West +5 3 £455 - 3
West Yorkshire -12 3 £375 +57.89% 10
Leeds -17 3 £375 +57.89% 7

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 223 (32.94%) SAP
2 157 (23.19%) Manufacturing
3 135 (19.94%) Project Management
4 105 (15.51%) Finance
5 89 (13.15%) FMCG
6 79 (11.67%) Validation
7 72 (10.64%) GAMP
8 66 (9.75%) ERP
9 60 (8.86%) Change Management
9 60 (8.86%) GxP
9 60 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
10 57 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 51 (7.53%) SAP BW
12 46 (6.79%) GMP
13 44 (6.50%) Time Management
14 43 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (5.91%) Oracle
15 40 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (5.47%) SQL
17 36 (5.32%) Life Science
18 35 (5.17%) ITIL
19 33 (4.87%) PRINCE2
19 33 (4.87%) MS Excel
19 33 (4.87%) Degree
20 32 (4.73%) PMI Certification
20 32 (4.73%) QA
21 29 (4.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 28 (4.14%) Migration
22 28 (4.14%) SharePoint
22 28 (4.14%) SAP FI

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.77%) SAS
3 8 (1.18%) Lync
4 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.59%) CMS
5 3 (0.44%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.30%) Confluence
6 2 (0.30%) Apache
6 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.30%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.30%) Documentum
7 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.15%) JBoss
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.15%) Mule
7 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.10%) MS Office
3 14 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.92%) MS Project
5 7 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (4.14%) SAP FI
2 22 (3.25%) SAP WM
3 18 (2.66%) SAP CO
4 17 (2.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 16 (2.36%) SAP SD
5 16 (2.36%) SAP SRM
6 13 (1.92%) SAP APO
7 11 (1.62%) SAP QM
8 9 (1.33%) SAP MM
9 8 (1.18%) SAP CRM
9 8 (1.18%) SAP FI-AP
10 7 (1.03%) SAP PP
10 7 (1.03%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.74%) SAP HR
11 5 (0.74%) SAP EHS
11 5 (0.74%) SAP BPC
12 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.59%) SAP Payroll
12 4 (0.59%) SAP MDM
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.89%) Veeva
2 3 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.30%) Force.com
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.03%) Firewall
2 5 (0.74%) LAN
3 4 (0.59%) WAN
4 3 (0.44%) VoIP
5 2 (0.30%) SAN
5 2 (0.30%) Internet
5 2 (0.30%) Network Security
6 1 (0.15%) NAS
6 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.15%) Wireless
6 1 (0.15%) 2G
6 1 (0.15%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.15%) ADSL
6 1 (0.15%) Broadband
6 1 (0.15%) DHCP
6 1 (0.15%) FTP
6 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.53%) SAP BW
2 22 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.81%) QlikView
4 11 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.89%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (0.59%) SAP BI
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.44%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.44%) MySQL
8 3 (0.44%) MS Access
9 2 (0.30%) DB2
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.30%) DataStage
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.30%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.30%) Big Data
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (1.48%) LSMW
2 4 (0.59%) Maven
2 4 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.44%) Subversion
3 3 (0.44%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.44%) NetBeans
4 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.30%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.30%) JDeveloper
4 2 (0.30%) JIRA
5 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.15%) ProC
5 1 (0.15%) JUnit
General
1 157 (23.19%) Manufacturing
2 105 (15.51%) Finance
3 25 (3.69%) Marketing
4 21 (3.10%) Legal
5 14 (2.07%) Retail
6 13 (1.92%) Banking
7 7 (1.03%) Billing
7 7 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.74%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.59%) French Language
9 4 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.44%) Publishing
10 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.30%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.15%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Back Office
12 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 153 (22.60%) Consultant
2 128 (18.91%) SAP Consultant
3 117 (17.28%) Project Manager
4 109 (16.10%) Analyst
5 64 (9.45%) Business Analyst
6 59 (8.71%) Architect
7 42 (6.20%) Developer
8 30 (4.43%) SAP Manager
9 27 (3.99%) Business Manager
9 27 (3.99%) Change Manager
10 26 (3.84%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (2.95%) Functional Consultant
12 18 (2.66%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 15 (2.22%) Business Change Manager
14 14 (2.07%) SAP WM Consultant
14 14 (2.07%) SAP SRM Consultant
15 12 (1.77%) Support Analyst
16 11 (1.62%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
16 11 (1.62%) SAP Project Manager
17 10 (1.48%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.81%) .NET
1 19 (2.81%) XML
2 13 (1.92%) Web Services
3 11 (1.62%) .NET Framework
4 10 (1.48%) jQuery
4 10 (1.48%) CSS
4 10 (1.48%) EDI
5 9 (1.33%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.03%) HTML
6 7 (1.03%) BAPI
7 5 (0.74%) SOAP
7 5 (0.74%) REST
8 4 (0.59%) HTML5
8 4 (0.59%) Mason
8 4 (0.59%) JPA
8 4 (0.59%) SAP PI
8 4 (0.59%) J2EE
8 4 (0.59%) JMS
8 4 (0.59%) Middleware
8 4 (0.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.15%) FMCG
2 60 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.32%) Life Science
4 25 (3.69%) LIMS
5 22 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.10%) NHS
7 18 (2.66%) PMI
7 18 (2.66%) Informatics
8 11 (1.62%) User Experience
9 9 (1.33%) Pharmacovigilance
9 9 (1.33%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.18%) Visualisation
10 8 (1.18%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.89%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.74%) SCADA
12 5 (0.74%) Biotechnology
12 5 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.74%) Clustering
13 4 (0.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 20 (2.95%) Windows
2 10 (1.48%) UNIX
3 7 (1.03%) Linux
4 5 (0.74%) Windows XP
5 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.44%) Solaris
6 3 (0.44%) AIX
7 2 (0.30%) HPUX
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.30%) Android
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (19.94%) Project Management
2 79 (11.67%) Validation
3 66 (9.75%) ERP
4 60 (8.86%) Change Management
5 57 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 44 (6.50%) Time Management
7 43 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
8 40 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (5.17%) ITIL
10 33 (4.87%) PRINCE2
11 29 (4.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 28 (4.14%) Migration
13 26 (3.84%) CRM
14 24 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (3.40%) Service Delivery
15 23 (3.40%) Business Analysis
16 21 (3.10%) Process Management
17 20 (2.95%) Quality Management
18 19 (2.81%) QMS
19 17 (2.51%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 37 (5.47%) SQL
2 26 (3.84%) Java
3 17 (2.51%) ABAP
4 13 (1.92%) C#
5 7 (1.03%) C
6 5 (0.74%) PL/SQL
6 5 (0.74%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.59%) Apex Code
8 3 (0.44%) VBA
8 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.44%) SAS Macro
8 3 (0.44%) Groovy
9 2 (0.30%) Python
9 2 (0.30%) Perl
9 2 (0.30%) PHP
9 2 (0.30%) R
9 2 (0.30%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.15%) VB
10 1 (0.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (4.87%) Degree
2 32 (4.73%) PMI Certification
3 25 (3.69%) SAP Certification
4 17 (2.51%) PMP
5 11 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.59%) CCNA
8 3 (0.44%) CIMA
8 3 (0.44%) ACCA
9 2 (0.30%) CISM
9 2 (0.30%) MBA
9 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.30%) CCA
9 2 (0.30%) CISSP
9 2 (0.30%) CCIE
9 2 (0.30%) CCNP
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.15%) SAS Certification
10 1 (0.15%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (10.64%) GAMP
2 60 (8.86%) GxP
3 46 (6.79%) GMP
4 32 (4.73%) QA
5 27 (3.99%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 18 (2.66%) SLA
6 18 (2.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (1.33%) CDISC
8 8 (1.18%) COBIT
9 5 (0.74%) GCP
10 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.15%) DICOM
System Software
1 13 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.15%) SRDF
3 1 (0.15%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.15%) HDFS
3 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.15%) SCCM
3 1 (0.15%) Ambari
3 1 (0.15%) Oozie
3 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 223 (32.94%) SAP
2 40 (5.91%) Oracle
3 26 (3.84%) Microsoft
4 20 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (2.07%) Informatica
6 9 (1.33%) JD Edwards
7 8 (1.18%) Cisco
7 8 (1.18%) IBM
7 8 (1.18%) Teradata
8 7 (1.03%) Business Objects
8 7 (1.03%) HP
9 6 (0.89%) VMware
10 5 (0.74%) BT
10 5 (0.74%) Wonderware
11 4 (0.59%) NetApp
11 4 (0.59%) FatWire
11 4 (0.59%) Ab Initio
12 3 (0.44%) EMC
12 3 (0.44%) Citrix
12 3 (0.44%) Cognos
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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