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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 323 298 317
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +19
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 343 356 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.67% 0.53%
As % of the General category 1.55% 1.74% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 190 135
Average daily rate
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£400 £389 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -13.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
- -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 15
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.40 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -25.92%

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
22180 20430 21265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.72% 38.60% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14229 12729 12946
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 559 634
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.80 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -49 334 £400 +3.22% 140
London -49 134 £425 +6.25% 46
North West +56 98 £363 -9.37% 20
Cheshire +42 89 £375 -2.28% 11
South East -36 64 £408 +7.94% 37
Macclesfield +4 37 £450 +17.26% 1
Berkshire +13 25 £275 -26.66% 11
Brentford -2 24 £438 +9.37% 1
Surrey -8 24 £535 +9.74% 11
Warrington - 20 £350 -
City of London -15 16 £413 +43.47% 7
Alderley Edge - 16 - - 1
Slough - 13 £263 - 1
East of England -20 12 £330 +10.00% 6
Manchester -2 8 £325 +4.00% 7
West Midlands +2 6 £400 - 9
Middlesex -2 6 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire -24 6 £425 +55.82% 3
Nottinghamshire -5 5 £325 -31.57% 2
Nottingham -5 5 £325 -31.57% 2
East Midlands -6 5 £325 -18.75% 3
Yorkshire -22 5 £350 +59.09% 6
Chertsey - 5 £480 -
Uxbridge 0 4 £425 +13.33% 3
Maidenhead -3 4 £375 +97.36% 1
West Yorkshire -22 4 £350 +59.09% 4
Leeds -28 4 £350 +59.09% 2
West Sussex - 4 - - 10
Scotland - 4 £308 - 2
South West - 4 £433 - 11

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 203 (27.54%) SAP
2 166 (22.52%) Project Management
3 163 (22.12%) Manufacturing
4 131 (17.77%) Finance
5 92 (12.48%) FMCG
6 86 (11.67%) GAMP
7 85 (11.53%) ERP
8 83 (11.26%) Validation
9 69 (9.36%) GxP
10 64 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 55 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
12 54 (7.33%) GMP
13 53 (7.19%) Change Management
14 50 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (5.56%) SQL
16 40 (5.43%) PRINCE2
17 39 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
18 38 (5.16%) Migration
18 38 (5.16%) Degree
18 38 (5.16%) Life Science
19 37 (5.02%) Management Information System
20 36 (4.88%) Six Sigma
21 35 (4.75%) ITIL
22 34 (4.61%) SharePoint
22 34 (4.61%) PMI Certification
22 34 (4.61%) Analytics
23 33 (4.48%) Lean Six Sigma
24 30 (4.07%) Business Analysis
24 30 (4.07%) Oracle
24 30 (4.07%) Risk Management

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 34 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.09%) CMS
3 7 (0.95%) Lync
4 5 (0.68%) SAS
5 4 (0.54%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.54%) Confluence
5 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.41%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.27%) Drupal
7 2 (0.27%) WordPress
7 2 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.27%) Documentum
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.27%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.14%) Kentico
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.14%) JBoss
8 1 (0.14%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.85%) MS Office
3 15 (2.04%) MS Project
4 13 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.90%) SAP APO
2 13 (1.76%) SAP QM
3 11 (1.49%) SAP CO
3 11 (1.49%) SAP WM
3 11 (1.49%) SAP FI
3 11 (1.49%) SAP SD
4 10 (1.36%) SAP FI-AP
4 10 (1.36%) SAP MM
4 10 (1.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 10 (1.36%) SAP SRM
5 5 (0.68%) SAP PP
6 4 (0.54%) SAP EHS
7 3 (0.41%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.41%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.41%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.27%) BPCS
8 2 (0.27%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.68%) Veeva
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (0.54%) AWS CloudTrail
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.27%) SaaS
4 2 (0.27%) PaaS
4 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.09%) Firewall
2 4 (0.54%) LAN
2 4 (0.54%) SAN
2 4 (0.54%) NAS
3 3 (0.41%) DNS
3 3 (0.41%) WAN
4 2 (0.27%) VoIP
5 1 (0.14%) DHCP
5 1 (0.14%) VPN
5 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.14%) Wireless
5 1 (0.14%) 2G
5 1 (0.14%) VLAN
5 1 (0.14%) Network Security
5 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.39%) QlikView
3 21 (2.85%) SAP BW
4 15 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.95%) SQLPlus
7 6 (0.81%) MS Access
7 6 (0.81%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (0.68%) MySQL
8 5 (0.68%) Spotfire
9 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.41%) SAP BI
10 3 (0.41%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.27%) EDMS
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.27%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 8 (1.09%) LSMW
2 5 (0.68%) JIRA
3 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.41%) Subversion
3 3 (0.41%) NetBeans
3 3 (0.41%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.14%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.14%) ProC
5 1 (0.14%) JUnit
5 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 163 (22.12%) Manufacturing
2 131 (17.77%) Finance
3 26 (3.53%) Marketing
4 25 (3.39%) Legal
4 25 (3.39%) Banking
5 23 (3.12%) Retail
6 16 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.95%) Automotive
7 7 (0.95%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.81%) Billing
8 6 (0.81%) French Language
9 5 (0.68%) German Language
10 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.54%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.41%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.41%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) Law
12 2 (0.27%) Electronics
12 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.27%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 130 (17.64%) Analyst
2 125 (16.96%) Consultant
3 122 (16.55%) Project Manager
4 93 (12.62%) SAP Consultant
5 70 (9.50%) Architect
6 69 (9.36%) Business Analyst
7 54 (7.33%) Developer
8 31 (4.21%) SAP Manager
9 30 (4.07%) Business Manager
10 27 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
11 24 (3.26%) Change Manager
12 18 (2.44%) Functional Consultant
13 16 (2.17%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 15 (2.04%) Business Change Manager
15 13 (1.76%) Programme Manager
15 13 (1.76%) Implementation Engineer
16 12 (1.63%) Technical Architect
16 12 (1.63%) Senior Manager
16 12 (1.63%) Support Analyst
17 11 (1.49%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.53%) .NET
2 15 (2.04%) CSS
3 14 (1.90%) HTML
3 14 (1.90%) jQuery
4 13 (1.76%) ASP.NET
4 13 (1.76%) Web Services
4 13 (1.76%) XML
5 11 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.22%) HTML5
7 8 (1.09%) Middleware
8 6 (0.81%) EDI
9 5 (0.68%) LAMP
10 4 (0.54%) CSS3
11 3 (0.41%) SAP PI
11 3 (0.41%) BAPI
11 3 (0.41%) DOM
11 3 (0.41%) XSLT
11 3 (0.41%) Swing
11 3 (0.41%) Flask
12 2 (0.27%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 92 (12.48%) FMCG
2 55 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.16%) Life Science
4 37 (5.02%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.26%) LIMS
6 21 (2.85%) NHS
7 19 (2.58%) Data Centre
8 18 (2.44%) Informatics
9 17 (2.31%) PMI
10 15 (2.04%) User Experience
11 14 (1.90%) Visualisation
12 9 (1.22%) Biotechnology
13 7 (0.95%) Data Integration
13 7 (0.95%) SCADA
14 6 (0.81%) Mathematics
15 5 (0.68%) Computer Science
15 5 (0.68%) Clustering
15 5 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
17 3 (0.41%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 25 (3.39%) Windows
2 15 (2.04%) Linux
3 13 (1.76%) UNIX
4 6 (0.81%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.68%) Windows XP
5 5 (0.68%) Android
6 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.41%) AIX
8 2 (0.27%) HPUX
8 2 (0.27%) Solaris
8 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (22.52%) Project Management
2 85 (11.53%) ERP
3 83 (11.26%) Validation
4 64 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (7.19%) Change Management
6 50 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (5.43%) PRINCE2
8 39 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (5.16%) Migration
10 36 (4.88%) Six Sigma
11 35 (4.75%) ITIL
12 34 (4.61%) Analytics
13 33 (4.48%) Lean Six Sigma
14 30 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
14 30 (4.07%) Risk Management
14 30 (4.07%) Business Analysis
15 27 (3.66%) SDLC
16 26 (3.53%) Service Delivery
17 25 (3.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 23 (3.12%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.56%) SQL
2 20 (2.71%) Java
3 16 (2.17%) C#
4 14 (1.90%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.49%) ABAP
6 9 (1.22%) C
7 7 (0.95%) PHP
8 6 (0.81%) Python
9 4 (0.54%) VBA
9 4 (0.54%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.54%) R
10 3 (0.41%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.41%) Groovy
11 2 (0.27%) Perl
11 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) Ruby
12 1 (0.14%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.14%) C++
12 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (5.16%) Degree
2 34 (4.61%) PMI Certification
3 29 (3.93%) SAP Certification
4 20 (2.71%) PMP
5 10 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (1.22%) MBA
7 8 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.95%) Postgraduate
9 5 (0.68%) CCNA
9 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.41%) CCIE
10 3 (0.41%) CCNP
10 3 (0.41%) CISA
10 3 (0.41%) CRISC
11 2 (0.27%) CISM
11 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.27%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.27%) CCA
11 2 (0.27%) PhD
11 2 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (11.67%) GAMP
2 69 (9.36%) GxP
3 54 (7.33%) GMP
4 29 (3.93%) QA
5 28 (3.80%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 26 (3.53%) SLA
6 26 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (1.76%) GCP
8 6 (0.81%) GLP
9 4 (0.54%) CDISC
10 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.41%) COBIT
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 12 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.14%) XenApp
4 1 (0.14%) SRDF
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.14%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.81%) Puppet
3 4 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.27%) SCCM
4 2 (0.27%) SCOM
5 1 (0.14%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.14%) Ambari
5 1 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 203 (27.54%) SAP
2 30 (4.07%) Oracle
3 27 (3.66%) Microsoft
4 23 (3.12%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.76%) Informatica
6 11 (1.49%) HP
7 9 (1.22%) JD Edwards
7 9 (1.22%) VMware
8 8 (1.09%) Cisco
9 7 (0.95%) Teradata
10 6 (0.81%) Business Objects
10 6 (0.81%) Citrix
10 6 (0.81%) Saba
10 6 (0.81%) NetApp
11 5 (0.68%) BT
11 5 (0.68%) IBM
11 5 (0.68%) Wonderware
12 4 (0.54%) FatWire
12 4 (0.54%) Ab Initio
13 2 (0.27%) InterSystems
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