The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 295 285 287
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 343 307 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.60% 0.59%
As % of the General category 1.62% 1.39% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 173 138
Average daily rate
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£376 £455 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% +15.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £305 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £600 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
-17.22% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 26
Average hourly rate £18.75 £36.25 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.27% +70.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.38 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £37.50 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +61.11%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21136 22038 25856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.70% 43.10% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13049 13493 15396
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 632 727
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 +17 329 £375 -18.47% 245
London -18 146 £400 -15.78% 86
South East +3 95 £375 -25.00% 53
Berkshire +30 36 £375 -18.91% 11
East of England -15 32 £275 -13.38% 16
Brentford +8 27 £425 -19.04% 1
North West +14 25 £450 +34.32% 24
Hertfordshire +8 23 £265 -16.53% 3
Surrey +7 22 £488 +21.87% 24
City of London +19 19 £300 -38.46% 13
Buckinghamshire - 16 £213 - 1
Maidenhead - 15 £210 -
Middlesex -4 14 £330 -37.44% 2
Cheshire +11 13 £413 +5.43% 6
Welwyn Garden City +5 13 £238 -10.28%
High Wycombe - 11 £160 -
Cambridgeshire -10 9 £310 -50.40% 7
Manchester +1 8 £313 -3.84% 8
Cambridge -11 8 £310 -50.40% 3
Macclesfield +6 7 £525 +52.17% 2
Canary Wharf +25 5 - -
West Yorkshire +10 5 £220 -43.22% 2
Yorkshire +6 5 £220 -43.22% 5
Leeds - 5 £220 -
Uxbridge - 5 £360 -
Bracknell +7 4 £381 - 2
East Midlands -7 4 £513 +127.77% 13
West Midlands -8 4 £450 +5.88% 27
Scotland -22 4 £381 - 7
Epsom - 4 - -

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 226 (31.48%) SAP
2 126 (17.55%) Project Management
3 123 (17.13%) Manufacturing
4 90 (12.53%) Finance
5 79 (11.00%) SQL
6 74 (10.31%) Change Management
7 67 (9.33%) ERP
8 62 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 61 (8.50%) Oracle
10 58 (8.08%) MS Excel
10 58 (8.08%) Microsoft
11 57 (7.94%) Migration
12 52 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
13 50 (6.96%) ITIL
14 47 (6.55%) Analytics
15 46 (6.41%) Data Migration
15 46 (6.41%) HTML
15 46 (6.41%) Data Management
16 45 (6.27%) FMCG
16 45 (6.27%) Degree
17 44 (6.13%) Marketing
17 44 (6.13%) Windows
18 41 (5.71%) PRINCE2
18 41 (5.71%) MS Office
18 41 (5.71%) CRM
19 40 (5.57%) Time Management
20 38 (5.29%) MS Project
20 38 (5.29%) Validation
21 36 (5.01%) SharePoint
22 35 (4.87%) Service Management

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 36 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 32 (4.46%) SAS
3 20 (2.79%) CMS
4 12 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.53%) Drupal
6 8 (1.11%) MS Project Server
6 8 (1.11%) IIS
7 7 (0.97%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.97%) Documentum
8 5 (0.70%) Apache
8 5 (0.70%) nginx
9 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.42%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.28%) WordPress
10 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.28%) Lync
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.28%) Node.js
11 1 (0.14%) Kentico
Applications
1 58 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.71%) MS Office
3 38 (5.29%) MS Project
4 27 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.95%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.11%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 24 (3.34%) SAP SRM
2 14 (1.95%) SAP QM
3 12 (1.67%) SAP CO
3 12 (1.67%) SAP SD
3 12 (1.67%) SAP ERP
4 11 (1.53%) SAP FI
4 11 (1.53%) SAP PM
5 10 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (1.39%) Google Analytics
6 8 (1.11%) SAP MM
7 7 (0.97%) SAP PP
8 6 (0.84%) SAP APO
8 6 (0.84%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.84%) SAP EWM
8 6 (0.84%) Workday HCM
9 5 (0.70%) SiteCatalyst
9 5 (0.70%) SAP FI-AP
9 5 (0.70%) WebTrends
10 4 (0.56%) TrackWise
10 4 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) PaaS
2 1 (0.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) Force.com
2 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.81%) Firewall
2 9 (1.25%) LAN
3 7 (0.97%) WAN
4 6 (0.84%) SAN
4 6 (0.84%) Intranet
5 4 (0.56%) Internet
5 4 (0.56%) Wireless
6 3 (0.42%) SMS
6 3 (0.42%) HTTP
6 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.42%) RFID
7 2 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.28%) Extranet
8 1 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.14%) VPN
8 1 (0.14%) DNS
8 1 (0.14%) WLAN
8 1 (0.14%) SMTP
8 1 (0.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.18%) SAP BW
2 23 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 21 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (2.79%) Oracle Database
5 18 (2.51%) QlikView
6 14 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.81%) Spotfire
7 13 (1.81%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.39%) Big Data
10 9 (1.25%) DataStage
11 8 (1.11%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.97%) MS Access
12 7 (0.97%) PowerCenter
12 7 (0.97%) Data Mart
12 7 (0.97%) BusinessObjects XI
13 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.84%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.56%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 11 (1.53%) PowerDesigner
2 6 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (0.84%) LSMW
3 5 (0.70%) Subversion
4 3 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.14%) Mocha
6 1 (0.14%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.14%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.14%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 123 (17.13%) Manufacturing
2 90 (12.53%) Finance
3 44 (6.13%) Marketing
4 23 (3.20%) Retail
5 21 (2.92%) Legal
6 17 (2.37%) German Language
7 15 (2.09%) Publishing
8 11 (1.53%) Banking
8 11 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.84%) Billing
10 4 (0.56%) Advertising
10 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.56%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.56%) French Language
11 2 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.28%) Electronics
11 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 147 (20.47%) Analyst
2 122 (16.99%) Consultant
3 102 (14.21%) Project Manager
4 90 (12.53%) SAP Consultant
5 65 (9.05%) Developer
6 50 (6.96%) Architect
7 41 (5.71%) Business Analyst
8 29 (4.04%) Support Analyst
9 25 (3.48%) Programmer
9 25 (3.48%) SAP Manager
10 24 (3.34%) Data Analyst
11 22 (3.06%) Service Manager
12 21 (2.92%) IT Project Manager
12 21 (2.92%) Functional Consultant
13 19 (2.65%) Applications Support
13 19 (2.65%) SAP SRM Consultant
14 18 (2.51%) Delivery Manager
14 18 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
15 17 (2.37%) Data Architect
15 17 (2.37%) SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.41%) HTML
2 23 (3.20%) .NET
3 15 (2.09%) ASP.NET
3 15 (2.09%) CSS
3 15 (2.09%) BAPI
4 14 (1.95%) XML
5 12 (1.67%) Web Services
6 11 (1.53%) HTML5
7 10 (1.39%) jQuery
7 10 (1.39%) CSS3
7 10 (1.39%) Middleware
8 8 (1.11%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.84%) SOAP
10 5 (0.70%) COM
10 5 (0.70%) Backbone.js
11 4 (0.56%) Application Packaging
12 3 (0.42%) JSON
12 3 (0.42%) XSLT
12 3 (0.42%) Flash
12 3 (0.42%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.27%) FMCG
2 34 (4.74%) NHS
3 33 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.76%) Life Science
5 19 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.65%) Informatics
5 19 (2.65%) Social Media
6 17 (2.37%) Pharmacovigilance
7 15 (2.09%) iPad
8 14 (1.95%) Data Integration
8 14 (1.95%) Visualisation
9 9 (1.25%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.97%) Statistics
10 7 (0.97%) E-Learning
11 6 (0.84%) EPoS
11 6 (0.84%) Chemistry
11 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.70%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.70%) LIMS
13 4 (0.56%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.13%) Windows
2 22 (3.06%) UNIX
3 9 (1.25%) Linux
3 9 (1.25%) CentOS
3 9 (1.25%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.11%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.56%) Android
6 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (17.55%) Project Management
2 74 (10.31%) Change Management
3 67 (9.33%) ERP
4 62 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 57 (7.94%) Migration
6 52 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
7 50 (6.96%) ITIL
8 47 (6.55%) Analytics
9 46 (6.41%) Data Management
9 46 (6.41%) Data Migration
10 41 (5.71%) PRINCE2
10 41 (5.71%) CRM
11 40 (5.57%) Time Management
12 38 (5.29%) Validation
13 35 (4.87%) Service Management
13 35 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
14 33 (4.60%) Content Management
15 32 (4.46%) Data Modelling
16 31 (4.32%) Six Sigma
17 28 (3.90%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 79 (11.00%) SQL
2 29 (4.04%) JavaScript
3 17 (2.37%) C#
4 15 (2.09%) Java
5 14 (1.95%) PL/SQL
6 12 (1.67%) Python
7 10 (1.39%) VBA
8 5 (0.70%) VB
8 5 (0.70%) MUMPS
8 5 (0.70%) C
9 4 (0.56%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.56%) VBScript
9 4 (0.56%) R
10 3 (0.42%) Scala
10 3 (0.42%) C++
10 3 (0.42%) PHP
11 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.28%) PowerHouse
11 2 (0.28%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (6.27%) Degree
2 19 (2.65%) PMI Certification
3 18 (2.51%) PMP
4 11 (1.53%) SAP Certification
5 9 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.70%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.56%) IIBA
8 4 (0.56%) PhD
8 4 (0.56%) ISEB
9 2 (0.28%) HND
9 2 (0.28%) CAPM
10 1 (0.14%) CBAP
10 1 (0.14%) APMP
10 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.14%) MCP
10 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.46%) GxP
2 24 (3.34%) QA
3 18 (2.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (2.37%) CDISC
4 17 (2.37%) Data Quality
4 17 (2.37%) GMP
5 10 (1.39%) SLA
6 6 (0.84%) GCP
6 6 (0.84%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (0.70%) HL7
8 4 (0.56%) GLP
8 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.42%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.28%) GAMP
10 2 (0.28%) RosettaNet
10 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (0.97%) Puppet
2 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (0.42%) SCCM
2 3 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.14%) Legato
4 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 226 (31.48%) SAP
2 61 (8.50%) Oracle
3 58 (8.08%) Microsoft
4 34 (4.74%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (2.92%) Business Objects
6 19 (2.65%) IBM
7 18 (2.51%) Google
8 15 (2.09%) Cognos
9 12 (1.67%) Cisco
9 12 (1.67%) HP
10 11 (1.53%) PeopleSoft
10 11 (1.53%) Informatica
11 9 (1.25%) Splunk
12 8 (1.11%) Hyperion
12 8 (1.11%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.97%) Axway
13 7 (0.97%) Remedy
13 7 (0.97%) Confirmit
14 6 (0.84%) Open Text
14 6 (0.84%) JD Edwards
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £17.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 15 minutes ago
West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary per rota, 6 months fixed term
Posted: 23 minutes ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Berkshire
Pharma Division
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: From £15 to £20 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Shropshire
Med Team Primary Care Services Ltd
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
North West
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sussex
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago