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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 317 295 318
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +23
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 333 323 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.61% 0.53%
As % of the General category 1.52% 1.44% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 187 125
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 22
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £11.63 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £41.65 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -38.05%

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
21857 22428 25626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.64% 42.56% 44.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13410 13869 15253
Average daily rate £428 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 595 733
Average hourly rate £21.37 £22.13 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% -11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.97 £47.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -17 313 £395 -12.22% 275
London -9 155 £423 -11.05% 107
South East -20 80 £378 -16.11% 55
Berkshire +25 28 £378 -16.11% 13
East of England -14 28 £300 -5.51% 24
North West +5 22 £450 +18.03% 20
Brentford +6 21 £450 -34.54%
Middlesex +5 21 £359 -36.92% 8
Hertfordshire -7 19 £268 -15.66% 6
Surrey -7 19 £419 +4.68% 23
City of London +3 12 £325 -31.57% 21
Manchester -4 10 £313 -3.84% 7
Maidenhead +5 9 £348 -22.77% 1
Cheshire +4 9 £450 +2.85% 7
Cambridgeshire -1 9 £343 -45.20% 11
Scotland -8 9 £363 - 6
Welwyn Garden City +4 8 £258 -2.73%
Cambridge -6 8 £343 -45.20% 6
Macclesfield - 6 £525 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £388 - 5
East Midlands +1 4 £625 +177.77% 16
High Wycombe - 4 £396 -
Bracknell - 4 £375 - 1
Epsom - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire +18 3 - - 7
West Yorkshire +3 3 £220 -43.22% 2
Yorkshire +1 3 £220 -43.22% 6
Slough 0 3 £413 -13.15%
Uxbridge -2 3 £425 +13.33%
Leeds - 3 £220 - 1

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 231 (32.35%) SAP
2 136 (19.05%) Manufacturing
3 123 (17.23%) Project Management
4 98 (13.73%) Finance
5 74 (10.36%) SQL
6 70 (9.80%) Change Management
7 64 (8.96%) ERP
8 63 (8.82%) MS Excel
9 62 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 59 (8.26%) Microsoft
11 57 (7.98%) Oracle
12 56 (7.84%) Migration
13 53 (7.42%) Analytics
14 50 (7.00%) Marketing
14 50 (7.00%) Windows
15 49 (6.86%) Degree
16 48 (6.72%) FMCG
17 45 (6.30%) PRINCE2
17 45 (6.30%) ITIL
17 45 (6.30%) HTML
18 43 (6.02%) Validation
18 43 (6.02%) Data Migration
19 42 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
19 42 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
19 42 (5.88%) CRM
20 40 (5.60%) Data Management
21 39 (5.46%) Management Information System
22 38 (5.32%) MS Project
23 37 (5.18%) MS Office
23 37 (5.18%) SharePoint

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 37 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 30 (4.20%) SAS
3 20 (2.80%) CMS
4 12 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.12%) Drupal
5 8 (1.12%) MS Project Server
6 7 (0.98%) IIS
7 6 (0.84%) Documentum
8 5 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.70%) Apache
8 5 (0.70%) nginx
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.42%) Kentico
9 3 (0.42%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.28%) WordPress
10 2 (0.28%) Lync
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.28%) Node.js
10 2 (0.28%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 63 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 38 (5.32%) MS Project
3 37 (5.18%) MS Office
4 31 (4.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.98%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 24 (3.36%) SAP SRM
2 20 (2.80%) SAP QM
3 11 (1.54%) SAP PM
3 11 (1.54%) SAP SD
3 11 (1.54%) SAP ERP
4 10 (1.40%) Google Analytics
4 10 (1.40%) SAP FI
4 10 (1.40%) SAP CO
5 9 (1.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (1.12%) SAP EWM
6 8 (1.12%) Workday HCM
6 8 (1.12%) SAP MM
7 7 (0.98%) SAP PP
8 6 (0.84%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.70%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 5 (0.70%) WebTrends
9 5 (0.70%) SAP APO
9 5 (0.70%) SiteCatalyst
10 4 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.56%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.82%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.14%) PaaS
2 1 (0.14%) Force.com
2 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.96%) Firewall
2 9 (1.26%) LAN
2 9 (1.26%) WAN
3 7 (0.98%) SAN
4 5 (0.70%) Internet
5 4 (0.56%) Wireless
6 3 (0.42%) HTTP
6 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.42%) RFID
6 3 (0.42%) Intranet
7 2 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.28%) FTP
7 2 (0.28%) SMTP
8 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.14%) SMS
8 1 (0.14%) WLAN
8 1 (0.14%) VPN
8 1 (0.14%) DNS
8 1 (0.14%) Extranet
8 1 (0.14%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.06%) SAP BW
2 25 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.66%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.52%) Spotfire
4 18 (2.52%) QlikView
4 18 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.68%) Data Mining
6 10 (1.40%) Big Data
7 9 (1.26%) DataStage
8 8 (1.12%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.98%) MS Access
9 7 (0.98%) PowerCenter
10 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.56%) Base SAS
11 4 (0.56%) BusinessObjects XI
11 4 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.56%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 7 (0.98%) PowerDesigner
2 6 (0.84%) LSMW
3 5 (0.70%) Subversion
3 5 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.14%) NUnit
6 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.14%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.14%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.14%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.14%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.14%) Mocha
General
1 136 (19.05%) Manufacturing
2 98 (13.73%) Finance
3 50 (7.00%) Marketing
4 22 (3.08%) Retail
5 20 (2.80%) Legal
6 16 (2.24%) German Language
7 13 (1.82%) Banking
8 12 (1.68%) Publishing
9 10 (1.40%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.12%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.84%) Billing
12 4 (0.56%) French Language
12 4 (0.56%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.42%) Advertising
14 2 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.28%) Electronics
14 2 (0.28%) Automotive
14 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 153 (21.43%) Analyst
2 121 (16.95%) Consultant
3 91 (12.75%) Project Manager
4 90 (12.61%) SAP Consultant
5 61 (8.54%) Developer
6 48 (6.72%) Architect
7 44 (6.16%) Business Analyst
8 30 (4.20%) Support Analyst
8 30 (4.20%) SAP Manager
9 24 (3.36%) Programmer
9 24 (3.36%) Functional Consultant
10 23 (3.22%) Data Analyst
11 20 (2.80%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 18 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (2.38%) Service Manager
13 17 (2.38%) SAS Programmer
13 17 (2.38%) Applications Support
13 17 (2.38%) Programme Manager
14 16 (2.24%) IT Project Manager
15 15 (2.10%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.30%) HTML
2 28 (3.92%) .NET
3 16 (2.24%) XML
3 16 (2.24%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.10%) CSS
4 15 (2.10%) Web Services
5 14 (1.96%) BAPI
6 12 (1.68%) Middleware
7 10 (1.40%) .NET Framework
7 10 (1.40%) HTML5
8 9 (1.26%) SOAP
8 9 (1.26%) CSS3
9 8 (1.12%) jQuery
10 5 (0.70%) WSDL
10 5 (0.70%) COM
10 5 (0.70%) Backbone.js
11 4 (0.56%) Application Packaging
11 4 (0.56%) XSLT
12 3 (0.42%) Flash
12 3 (0.42%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.72%) FMCG
2 39 (5.46%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.34%) NHS
4 21 (2.94%) Life Science
5 19 (2.66%) Social Media
6 15 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.10%) Visualisation
7 14 (1.96%) Data Integration
7 14 (1.96%) iPad
7 14 (1.96%) Informatics
8 13 (1.82%) Pharmacovigilance
9 9 (1.26%) LIMS
10 8 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.84%) EPoS
11 6 (0.84%) E-Learning
12 4 (0.56%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.56%) Semantic Web
12 4 (0.56%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 50 (7.00%) Windows
2 25 (3.50%) UNIX
3 12 (1.68%) Linux
4 9 (1.26%) Windows 7
4 9 (1.26%) CentOS
5 8 (1.12%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.56%) Android
6 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.56%) AIX
7 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (17.23%) Project Management
2 70 (9.80%) Change Management
3 64 (8.96%) ERP
4 62 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (7.84%) Migration
6 53 (7.42%) Analytics
7 45 (6.30%) PRINCE2
7 45 (6.30%) ITIL
8 43 (6.02%) Validation
8 43 (6.02%) Data Migration
9 42 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 42 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 42 (5.88%) CRM
10 40 (5.60%) Data Management
11 36 (5.04%) Time Management
12 35 (4.90%) Six Sigma
13 34 (4.76%) Service Management
14 31 (4.34%) Data Modelling
15 29 (4.06%) Project Planning
16 28 (3.92%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (10.36%) SQL
2 26 (3.64%) JavaScript
3 19 (2.66%) C#
4 14 (1.96%) PL/SQL
5 12 (1.68%) Java
6 11 (1.54%) VBA
7 10 (1.40%) Python
8 7 (0.98%) C
9 5 (0.70%) MUMPS
10 4 (0.56%) R
10 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.56%) VBScript
10 4 (0.56%) VB
11 3 (0.42%) PHP
11 3 (0.42%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.28%) XPath
12 2 (0.28%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.28%) PowerHouse
12 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (6.86%) Degree
2 20 (2.80%) SAP Certification
2 20 (2.80%) PMI Certification
3 19 (2.66%) PMP
4 8 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.70%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.42%) IIBA
7 2 (0.28%) CAPM
7 2 (0.28%) HND
7 2 (0.28%) ISEB
7 2 (0.28%) PhD
8 1 (0.14%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.14%) ISSEP
8 1 (0.14%) ISSMP
8 1 (0.14%) MOS
8 1 (0.14%) MCITP
8 1 (0.14%) GIAC
8 1 (0.14%) CCA
8 1 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.34%) GxP
2 28 (3.92%) QA
3 16 (2.24%) GMP
4 15 (2.10%) CDISC
5 13 (1.82%) SLA
5 13 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (1.82%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.98%) GCP
6 7 (0.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (0.70%) GAMP
8 4 (0.56%) HL7
8 4 (0.56%) GLP
9 3 (0.42%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.28%) RosettaNet
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.28%) PowerHA
3 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) KVM
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.98%) Puppet
3 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (0.42%) SCCM
4 2 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 231 (32.35%) SAP
2 59 (8.26%) Microsoft
3 57 (7.98%) Oracle
4 36 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (2.94%) IBM
6 20 (2.80%) Business Objects
7 15 (2.10%) Google
7 15 (2.10%) Cognos
8 14 (1.96%) PeopleSoft
9 12 (1.68%) Cisco
10 11 (1.54%) HP
10 11 (1.54%) Informatica
11 9 (1.26%) TIBCO
11 9 (1.26%) Splunk
12 8 (1.12%) Hyperion
13 7 (0.98%) Open Text
13 7 (0.98%) Remedy
13 7 (0.98%) Axway
14 6 (0.84%) Confirmit
14 6 (0.84%) VMware
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 14 hours ago
Yorkshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum 6 months fixed term
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Midlands
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + travel expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago