The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 392 325 321
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -4
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 276 361 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.64% 0.66%
As % of the General category 1.40% 1.63% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 184 190
Median daily rate £450 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £293 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 22
Median hourly rate £23.50 £20.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.25% +1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.25 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.25 £20.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+137.34% +1.21%

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
19674 22201 20810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.67% 39.56% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13091 14264 13055
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 538 565
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -54 259 £450 +12.50% 89
London -13 108 £450 +5.88% 40
North West -58 52 £438 +20.68% 8
Cheshire -29 47 £500 +33.33% 4
South East -25 35 £425 -1.44% 15
East of England +33 28 £288 -12.87% 13
Macclesfield 0 27 £350 -22.22%
Cambridge +28 19 £265 -3.63% 6
Cambridgeshire +28 19 £265 -3.63% 6
East Midlands +16 17 £550 +69.23% 3
Berkshire -12 15 £348 +26.45% 7
Northampton - 14 £550 -
Northamptonshire - 14 £550 -
Brentford +1 13 £458 +7.64% 4
West Midlands -14 12 £300 -25.00% 2
Coventry +1 10 - -
Hertfordshire +11 8 £288 -32.35% 6
City of London +43 6 £350 -17.64% 5
Hampshire +16 6 £563 - 3
Southampton - 6 £563 -
Uxbridge +5 5 £280 -34.11% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £288 -
Surrey -28 4 £373 -30.69% 1
Wales +16 3 £185 -42.18% 1
South Wales +13 3 £185 -42.18% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 3 £436 +32.04% 1
South West +8 3 £170 -64.21% 2
Cardiff +5 3 £185 -42.18% 1
Maidenhead -2 3 £251 -33.35% 2
Nottingham -3 3 £189 -41.84% 2

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 183 (32.39%) SAP
2 135 (23.89%) Finance
3 102 (18.05%) Project Management
4 84 (14.87%) Manufacturing
5 80 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (13.45%) Oracle
7 66 (11.68%) Degree
8 64 (11.33%) SQL
9 59 (10.44%) Change Management
10 57 (10.09%) Validation
11 56 (9.91%) Management Information System
12 51 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (9.03%) Business Analysis
13 48 (8.50%) Java
14 47 (8.32%) JavaScript
14 47 (8.32%) ITIL
15 45 (7.96%) ERP
15 45 (7.96%) Microsoft
15 45 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
16 44 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 43 (7.61%) Analytics
18 41 (7.26%) Life Science
18 41 (7.26%) Migration
18 41 (7.26%) MS Excel
19 40 (7.08%) Retail
20 34 (6.02%) HTML
20 34 (6.02%) Web Services
20 34 (6.02%) FMCG
21 33 (5.84%) CSS
22 32 (5.66%) CRM

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (3.19%) CMS
1 18 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.83%) Tomcat
2 16 (2.83%) WebLogic
3 13 (2.30%) IIS
4 8 (1.42%) Apache
5 7 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.88%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.71%) iPlanet
7 4 (0.71%) LiveCycle
7 4 (0.71%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.35%) Confluence
9 2 (0.35%) Liferay
9 2 (0.35%) Mule
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.60%) MS Office
3 21 (3.72%) MS Project
4 12 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.59%) SAP SD
1 9 (1.59%) SAP SRM
2 7 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (1.24%) SAP FI
2 7 (1.24%) SAP MDM
3 6 (1.06%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 6 (1.06%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (1.06%) SAP ERP
3 6 (1.06%) SAP MM
3 6 (1.06%) SAP PP
3 6 (1.06%) SAP QM
4 5 (0.88%) Hyperion Planning
4 5 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.88%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.88%) SAP GRC
4 5 (0.88%) SAP PP-PI
5 4 (0.71%) BusinessWare
5 4 (0.71%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.71%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.83%) Veeva
2 13 (2.30%) SaaS
3 11 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (0.88%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (0.53%) IaaS
5 3 (0.53%) PaaS
5 3 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.18%) Boomi
6 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.77%) LDAP
2 8 (1.42%) HTTP
3 7 (1.24%) Firewall
4 6 (1.06%) Intranet
5 5 (0.88%) Internet
6 4 (0.71%) LAN
6 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.53%) Network Security
7 3 (0.53%) WAN
8 2 (0.35%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (0.35%) FTP
8 2 (0.35%) VoIP
8 2 (0.35%) Wireless
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.18%) DHCP
9 1 (0.18%) DNS
9 1 (0.18%) SAN
9 1 (0.18%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (4.42%) Oracle Database
3 24 (4.25%) SQL Server
4 19 (3.36%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.59%) SAP BW
7 8 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (1.24%) Data Mart
8 7 (1.24%) Data Mining
8 7 (1.24%) SAP BI
8 7 (1.24%) SAP Data Services
9 6 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (1.06%) MySQL
9 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.06%) SAP HANA
9 6 (1.06%) Star Schema
10 5 (0.88%) FileMaker
10 5 (0.88%) PowerCenter
10 5 (0.88%) QlikView
10 5 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (2.30%) Talend Open Studio
2 12 (2.12%) JIRA
3 10 (1.77%) ERwin
4 6 (1.06%) SoapUI
5 5 (0.88%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.88%) Maven
6 4 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.71%) JUnit
6 4 (0.71%) Selenium
7 3 (0.53%) LSMW
7 3 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.35%) GitLab
8 2 (0.35%) JMeter
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.35%) Subversion
8 2 (0.35%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.35%) webpack
9 1 (0.18%) Grunt
9 1 (0.18%) gulp
9 1 (0.18%) Protractor
General
1 135 (23.89%) Finance
2 84 (14.87%) Manufacturing
3 40 (7.08%) Retail
4 25 (4.42%) Marketing
5 17 (3.01%) Banking
6 14 (2.48%) Legal
7 10 (1.77%) Billing
7 10 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.71%) German Language
9 3 (0.53%) Publishing
9 3 (0.53%) Swedish Language
10 2 (0.35%) Automotive
10 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.35%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 111 (19.65%) Consultant
2 88 (15.58%) Analyst
3 73 (12.92%) Developer
4 65 (11.50%) Project Manager
4 65 (11.50%) SAP Consultant
5 53 (9.38%) Business Analyst
6 44 (7.79%) Architect
7 28 (4.96%) IT Manager
8 20 (3.54%) SAP Manager
9 18 (3.19%) IT Project Manager
9 18 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (2.83%) Senior Business Analyst
11 15 (2.65%) Process Analyst
12 14 (2.48%) Functional Consultant
12 14 (2.48%) Programme Manager
12 14 (2.48%) Senior Manager
13 13 (2.30%) Coordinator
13 13 (2.30%) Lead Business Analyst
13 13 (2.30%) Oracle Consultant
13 13 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.02%) HTML
1 34 (6.02%) Web Services
2 33 (5.84%) CSS
3 30 (5.31%) XML
4 26 (4.60%) .NET
5 22 (3.89%) AngularJS
6 21 (3.72%) HTML5
7 19 (3.36%) Spring
8 17 (3.01%) REST
9 10 (1.77%) Angular 2
10 9 (1.59%) SOAP
11 8 (1.42%) Middleware
12 7 (1.24%) XSL
13 6 (1.06%) Java EE
14 5 (0.88%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.88%) CSS3
14 5 (0.88%) JPA
14 5 (0.88%) JTA
14 5 (0.88%) Spring Boot
14 5 (0.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.91%) Management Information System
2 45 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (7.26%) Life Science
4 34 (6.02%) FMCG
5 26 (4.60%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.19%) Data Integration
7 12 (2.12%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.12%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.77%) NHS
9 9 (1.59%) Pharmacovigilance
9 9 (1.59%) PMI
10 8 (1.42%) User Experience
11 6 (1.06%) Informatics
11 6 (1.06%) LIMS
11 6 (1.06%) Minimum Viable Product
12 5 (0.88%) Chemistry
12 5 (0.88%) Data Extraction
12 5 (0.88%) Learning Management System
12 5 (0.88%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.71%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.31%) Linux
2 28 (4.96%) Windows
3 10 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.59%) AIX
5 8 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.06%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.88%) Unix
8 4 (0.71%) Solaris
8 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.71%) zOS
9 3 (0.53%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Android
10 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (18.05%) Project Management
2 80 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (10.44%) Change Management
4 57 (10.09%) Validation
5 51 (9.03%) Business Analysis
5 51 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
6 47 (8.32%) ITIL
7 45 (7.96%) ERP
8 44 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (7.61%) Analytics
10 41 (7.26%) Migration
11 32 (5.66%) CRM
12 31 (5.49%) Scrum
13 29 (5.13%) Data Modelling
13 29 (5.13%) Service Management
14 28 (4.96%) ITSM
15 27 (4.78%) ETL
15 27 (4.78%) SDLC
16 26 (4.60%) Programme Management
16 26 (4.60%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 64 (11.33%) SQL
2 48 (8.50%) Java
3 47 (8.32%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.48%) PL/SQL
5 12 (2.12%) C#
6 11 (1.95%) TypeScript
7 8 (1.42%) C
8 7 (1.24%) PHP
9 6 (1.06%) ABAP
10 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.35%) ES6
11 2 (0.35%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.35%) Python
11 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.35%) VB
11 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.35%) VBScript
12 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.18%) R
12 1 (0.18%) sed
Qualifications
1 66 (11.68%) Degree
2 17 (3.01%) PMI Certification
3 16 (2.83%) SAP Certification
4 14 (2.48%) PMP
5 13 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.42%) CISA
7 7 (1.24%) CISM
7 7 (1.24%) CISSP
8 5 (0.88%) APMP
8 5 (0.88%) CCNA
8 5 (0.88%) CCNP
8 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (0.71%) CCSP
10 3 (0.53%) ISEB
10 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.53%) MBA
10 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 23 (4.07%) GxP
3 19 (3.36%) QA
4 17 (3.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 12 (2.12%) Data Quality
5 12 (2.12%) GMP
6 7 (1.24%) GCP
6 7 (1.24%) SLA
7 4 (0.71%) GAMP
7 4 (0.71%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.35%) GLP
10 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.18%) ISO13485
10 1 (0.18%) ISO27002
System Software
1 13 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.88%) Docker
4 4 (0.71%) ClearTrust
5 2 (0.35%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.53%) Puppet
3 3 (0.53%) vRealize
4 2 (0.35%) Ansible
4 2 (0.35%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.35%) Cacti
4 2 (0.35%) Nagios
4 2 (0.35%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.18%) OPNET
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 183 (32.39%) SAP
2 76 (13.45%) Oracle
3 45 (7.96%) Microsoft
4 29 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (4.78%) ServiceNow
6 18 (3.19%) VMware
7 13 (2.30%) Talend
8 11 (1.95%) Hyperion
9 10 (1.77%) Informatica
10 8 (1.42%) Adobe
10 8 (1.42%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.06%) CA
11 6 (1.06%) Cisco
11 6 (1.06%) HP
11 6 (1.06%) IBM
11 6 (1.06%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.71%) BEA
12 4 (0.71%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.71%) OpenText
12 4 (0.71%) Vitria
Middlesex
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Rate: £270 - £290 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham
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Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
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Rate: £650 - £675 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Wymondham, Norfolk
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Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
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Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Rate: £301 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
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Rate: £550 - £575 per day
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