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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 377 306 306
Rank change year-on-year
-71 0
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 282 390 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.70% 0.68%
As % of the General category 1.35% 1.81% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 208 180
Average daily rate £460 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £468 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 22
Average hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £16.25 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £20.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+65.00% -50.00%

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
20945 21565 21144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.49% 38.72% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13798 13297 13134
Average daily rate £450 £434 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.74% +2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 535 576
Average hourly rate £26.25 £22.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.68 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -86 272 £463 +2.77% 103
London -34 88 £458 -0.27% 36
North West -40 59 £500 +22.54% 15
Cheshire -19 57 £500 +24.68% 9
South East -57 56 £413 -23.25% 17
Macclesfield -1 37 £500 +17.64% 1
East of England +18 25 £425 +88.88% 11
Berkshire +3 21 £400 +6.66% 2
Surrey -19 17 £556 +1.13% 4
West Midlands +2 15 £310 -11.42% 6
Hertfordshire +13 13 £425 - 2
Coventry +9 13 - - 1
East Midlands +13 11 £563 +32.35% 3
Brentford 0 10 £466 +9.70% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 9 - - 8
Cambridge +1 9 - - 7
Maidenhead +4 8 £360 +13.83% 1
Middlesex -2 8 £413 +1.85%
South West +9 7 £513 +9.15% 4
Northamptonshire - 7 £563 - 1
Northampton - 7 £563 - 1
City of London +29 4 £428 +3.63% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £455 +184.37% 3
Nottingham +1 4 - - 1
Alderley Edge 0 4 £510 - 1
Nottinghamshire 0 4 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £358 -
Docklands, London - 4 £413 -
High Wycombe +2 3 £455 +184.37%
Slough +2 3 £400 +66.66%

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 198 (33.39%) SAP
2 113 (19.06%) Finance
3 109 (18.38%) Project Management
4 94 (15.85%) Manufacturing
5 74 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (12.31%) Degree
7 70 (11.80%) Oracle
8 64 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
9 59 (9.95%) SQL
10 56 (9.44%) Microsoft
10 56 (9.44%) Change Management
11 51 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
11 51 (8.60%) Life Science
12 50 (8.43%) Java
13 47 (7.93%) Management Information System
14 46 (7.76%) Migration
14 46 (7.76%) ITIL
15 45 (7.59%) MS Excel
15 45 (7.59%) Validation
16 44 (7.42%) FMCG
17 41 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
17 41 (6.91%) JavaScript
17 41 (6.91%) Business Analysis
18 39 (6.58%) Data Modelling
19 37 (6.24%) Web Services
19 37 (6.24%) ERP
20 36 (6.07%) CRM
20 36 (6.07%) SQL Server
21 35 (5.90%) ETL
21 35 (5.90%) Analytics

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 19 (3.20%) CMS
2 18 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.04%) WebLogic
3 16 (2.70%) IIS
4 13 (2.19%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.35%) Apache
5 8 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.01%) SAS
6 6 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.84%) iPlanet
7 5 (0.84%) LiveCycle
7 5 (0.84%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.84%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.84%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (0.51%) Documentum
9 3 (0.51%) Liferay
10 2 (0.34%) Confluence
10 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 45 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.05%) MS Office
3 22 (3.71%) MS Project
4 15 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (3.04%) SAP MM
2 12 (2.02%) SAP SD
3 10 (1.69%) SAP FI
4 8 (1.35%) SAP CO
4 8 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (1.18%) SAP CRM
5 7 (1.18%) SAP PP
6 6 (1.01%) SAP R/3
7 5 (0.84%) BusinessWare
7 5 (0.84%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.84%) SAP PP-PI
7 5 (0.84%) SAP QM
8 4 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.67%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.67%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.67%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.51%) SAP EWM
9 3 (0.51%) SAP FI-AP
9 3 (0.51%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.36%) SaaS
1 14 (2.36%) Veeva
2 7 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (0.84%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.51%) IaaS
5 3 (0.51%) PaaS
6 2 (0.34%) Taleo
7 1 (0.17%) Boomi
7 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.17%) Force.com
7 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.35%) Firewall
1 8 (1.35%) Internet
1 8 (1.35%) LDAP
2 6 (1.01%) HTTP
3 5 (0.84%) Intranet
4 4 (0.67%) LAN
4 4 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.67%) VoIP
5 3 (0.51%) WAN
6 2 (0.34%) DHCP
6 2 (0.34%) DNS
6 2 (0.34%) Network Security
6 2 (0.34%) WebEx
7 1 (0.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (3.04%) SAP BW
5 14 (2.36%) SAP Data Services
6 13 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.69%) QlikView
8 9 (1.52%) Data Mining
8 9 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.01%) MySQL
10 6 (1.01%) SAP BI
10 6 (1.01%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.84%) DB2
11 5 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.84%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
2 9 (1.52%) JIRA
2 9 (1.52%) LSMW
3 7 (1.18%) SoapUI
4 6 (1.01%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.01%) Maven
5 5 (0.84%) ERwin
5 5 (0.84%) Selenium
5 5 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.67%) JUnit
7 3 (0.51%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.51%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.51%) JMeter
8 2 (0.34%) GitLab
8 2 (0.34%) Subversion
8 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.17%) TestDirector
General
1 113 (19.06%) Finance
2 94 (15.85%) Manufacturing
3 33 (5.56%) Marketing
4 29 (4.89%) Retail
5 23 (3.88%) Banking
6 17 (2.87%) Legal
7 10 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.18%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.18%) Billing
9 4 (0.67%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.67%) German Language
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (23.10%) Consultant
2 86 (14.50%) SAP Consultant
3 81 (13.66%) Analyst
4 67 (11.30%) Project Manager
5 65 (10.96%) Developer
6 55 (9.27%) Architect
7 50 (8.43%) Business Analyst
8 18 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (2.70%) Functional Consultant
10 15 (2.53%) SAP Manager
11 14 (2.36%) IT Manager
11 14 (2.36%) Programme Manager
11 14 (2.36%) SAP MM Consultant
11 14 (2.36%) ServiceNow Developer
12 12 (2.02%) Change Manager
12 12 (2.02%) Data Consultant
12 12 (2.02%) SAP Data Consultant
12 12 (2.02%) Senior Manager
13 11 (1.85%) Validation Consultant
14 10 (1.69%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.24%) Web Services
2 34 (5.73%) HTML
3 31 (5.23%) XML
4 30 (5.06%) CSS
5 25 (4.22%) .NET
6 17 (2.87%) AngularJS
7 15 (2.53%) HTML5
8 14 (2.36%) Spring
9 11 (1.85%) REST
10 9 (1.52%) Java EE
10 9 (1.52%) Middleware
10 9 (1.52%) SOAP
11 6 (1.01%) XSL
12 5 (0.84%) JPA
12 5 (0.84%) JTA
12 5 (0.84%) MSMQ
13 4 (0.67%) BAPI
13 4 (0.67%) Entity Framework
13 4 (0.67%) JMS
13 4 (0.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (8.60%) Life Science
3 47 (7.93%) Management Information System
4 44 (7.42%) FMCG
5 27 (4.55%) Data Integration
6 26 (4.38%) Computer Science
7 18 (3.04%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.36%) NHS
9 12 (2.02%) PMI
10 11 (1.85%) Pharmacovigilance
11 9 (1.52%) User Experience
12 7 (1.18%) Informatics
12 7 (1.18%) Visualisation
13 6 (1.01%) Chemistry
13 6 (1.01%) e-Learning
13 6 (1.01%) Minimum Viable Product
14 5 (0.84%) AS400
14 5 (0.84%) Biometrics
14 5 (0.84%) Biotechnology
14 5 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (5.73%) Windows
2 32 (5.40%) Linux
3 10 (1.69%) AIX
3 10 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.35%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.84%) Solaris
6 5 (0.84%) Unix
6 5 (0.84%) zOS
7 3 (0.51%) CentOS
7 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Android
8 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (18.38%) Project Management
2 74 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (9.44%) Change Management
4 51 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
5 46 (7.76%) ITIL
5 46 (7.76%) Migration
6 45 (7.59%) Validation
7 41 (6.91%) Business Analysis
7 41 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (6.58%) Data Modelling
9 37 (6.24%) ERP
10 36 (6.07%) CRM
11 35 (5.90%) Analytics
11 35 (5.90%) ETL
12 34 (5.73%) PRINCE2
12 34 (5.73%) Service Management
13 30 (5.06%) ITSM
14 27 (4.55%) Scrum
15 25 (4.22%) Data Migration
16 24 (4.05%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 59 (9.95%) SQL
2 50 (8.43%) Java
3 41 (6.91%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.19%) PL/SQL
5 10 (1.69%) ABAP
5 10 (1.69%) C#
6 7 (1.18%) TypeScript
7 5 (0.84%) C
8 3 (0.51%) Python
8 3 (0.51%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.51%) VBA
9 2 (0.34%) PHP
9 2 (0.34%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.34%) R
9 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.17%) C++
10 1 (0.17%) Perl
10 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (12.31%) Degree
2 19 (3.20%) PMI Certification
2 19 (3.20%) SAP Certification
3 15 (2.53%) PMP
4 9 (1.52%) CISM
4 9 (1.52%) CISSP
5 8 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.18%) CISA
7 5 (0.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (0.84%) CCSP
7 5 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.67%) IISP
8 4 (0.67%) PhD
9 3 (0.51%) CCA
9 3 (0.51%) CRISC
9 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.51%) MBA
9 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.88%) GxP
2 22 (3.71%) GMP
3 20 (3.37%) QA
4 16 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (2.02%) SLA
6 9 (1.52%) GAMP
7 6 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 6 (1.01%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.67%) GCP
8 4 (0.67%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.51%) GLP
10 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.17%) COBIT
11 1 (0.17%) ISO13485
11 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.84%) ClearTrust
3 5 (0.84%) Docker
4 2 (0.34%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.84%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.51%) Puppet
3 3 (0.51%) vRealize
4 2 (0.34%) Ansible
4 2 (0.34%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.34%) Cacti
4 2 (0.34%) Nagios
4 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 198 (33.39%) SAP
2 70 (11.80%) Oracle
3 56 (9.44%) Microsoft
4 31 (5.23%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (4.05%) ServiceNow
6 19 (3.20%) VMware
7 10 (1.69%) Informatica
7 10 (1.69%) Talend
8 9 (1.52%) Adobe
8 9 (1.52%) IBM
9 8 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.01%) JD Edwards
11 5 (0.84%) BEA
11 5 (0.84%) CA
11 5 (0.84%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.84%) Hyperion
11 5 (0.84%) Vitria
12 4 (0.67%) Apple
12 4 (0.67%) hybris
12 4 (0.67%) Tableau
Larne, County Antrim
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £1 - 99 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £NEG(DOE)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £170 - £190 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 days ago
Cardiff
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £NEG(DOE)
Posted: 9 days ago
Wales
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 15 days ago
England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day + Please quote
Posted: 17 days ago
England
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Alderley Edge
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £470.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 22 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 24 days ago
Berkshire
Huxley
Rate: DOE
Posted: 24 days ago