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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 411 300 284
Rank change year-on-year
-111 -16
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 249 395 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.73% 0.74%
As % of the General category 1.25% 1.87% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 203 197
Median daily rate £461 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.26% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £414 £373
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 28
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.54 £16.50 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.95 £47.75 £50.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+41.11% +7.14%

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
19861 21177 20359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.95% 39.02% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13228 13263 12865
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 533 556
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.44 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -108 235 £463 +7.55% 94
London -62 86 £460 -4.16% 39
North West -59 56 £500 +24.84% 11
Cheshire -21 51 £500 +25.00% 6
Macclesfield 0 29 £350 -17.64%
East of England +27 27 £425 +54.54% 9
South East -75 25 £425 -15.00% 24
West Midlands +4 17 £310 -11.42% 4
Hertfordshire +23 15 £425 - 4
Coventry +10 14 - -
East Midlands +20 13 £556 +58.92% 2
Cambridgeshire +15 11 - - 6
Cambridge +8 11 - - 4
Berkshire -18 11 £414 +50.45% 10
Northampton - 11 £563 -
Northamptonshire - 11 £563 - 1
Brentford -1 8 £475 -1.04% 2
South West -7 6 £513 +7.89% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £290 -
Scotland -11 4 - - 5
Surrey -28 4 £575 +6.97% 7
Welwyn - 4 - -
City of London +26 3 £389 -8.52% 9
Buckinghamshire +15 3 £455 - 3
Northern Ireland +7 3 £350 -
Maidenhead -4 3 £354 +38.72% 5
Middlesex -11 3 £431 +15.00%
Docklands, London - 3 £430 -
Wokingham - 3 £408 -
County Antrim - 3 £350 -

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 180 (31.47%) SAP
2 129 (22.55%) Finance
3 114 (19.93%) Project Management
4 89 (15.56%) Manufacturing
5 78 (13.64%) Oracle
6 74 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (12.06%) SQL
7 69 (12.06%) Degree
8 65 (11.36%) Change Management
9 63 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
10 54 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
10 54 (9.44%) Microsoft
11 52 (9.09%) Java
12 50 (8.74%) Management Information System
13 47 (8.22%) Migration
13 47 (8.22%) MS Excel
14 46 (8.04%) ITIL
15 44 (7.69%) JavaScript
15 44 (7.69%) Life Science
16 42 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
17 40 (6.99%) Validation
17 40 (6.99%) Business Analysis
18 39 (6.82%) Analytics
19 37 (6.47%) FMCG
19 37 (6.47%) Web Services
19 37 (6.47%) Data Modelling
20 35 (6.12%) CRM
20 35 (6.12%) Retail
21 34 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
21 34 (5.94%) ERP

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 22 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.50%) CMS
3 18 (3.15%) WebLogic
4 16 (2.80%) IIS
5 15 (2.62%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.40%) Apache
6 8 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.87%) iPlanet
8 5 (0.87%) MQSeries
8 5 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (0.87%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (0.52%) Liferay
10 3 (0.52%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.52%) SAS
11 2 (0.35%) Confluence
11 2 (0.35%) Mule
11 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 47 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.37%) MS Office
3 22 (3.85%) MS Project
4 13 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (2.10%) SAP SD
2 10 (1.75%) SAP MM
3 8 (1.40%) SAP FI
4 7 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.22%) SAP CRM
4 7 (1.22%) SAP PP
5 6 (1.05%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (1.05%) SAP CO
5 6 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.87%) BusinessWare
6 5 (0.87%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.87%) SAP PP-PI
6 5 (0.87%) SAP QM
6 5 (0.87%) SAP R/3
7 4 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.70%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 4 (0.70%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.70%) SAP MDM
7 4 (0.70%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.62%) SaaS
1 15 (2.62%) Veeva
2 8 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (0.87%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.52%) IaaS
5 3 (0.52%) PaaS
6 2 (0.35%) 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 9 (1.57%) LDAP
2 7 (1.22%) Firewall
2 7 (1.22%) HTTP
3 6 (1.05%) Internet
3 6 (1.05%) Intranet
4 5 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.70%) LAN
6 3 (0.52%) VoIP
6 3 (0.52%) WAN
7 2 (0.35%) DHCP
7 2 (0.35%) DNS
7 2 (0.35%) FTP
7 2 (0.35%) Network Security
7 2 (0.35%) WebEx
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (5.59%) SQL Server
3 25 (4.37%) BusinessObjects
4 22 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.45%) SAP BW
6 12 (2.10%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.75%) SAP Data Services
8 9 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.40%) Data Mining
10 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.22%) SAP BI
11 6 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (1.05%) MySQL
11 6 (1.05%) SAP HANA
12 5 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.87%) DB2
12 5 (0.87%) DB2 UDB
12 5 (0.87%) QlikView
12 5 (0.87%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (2.10%) JIRA
2 10 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (1.57%) SoapUI
4 7 (1.22%) ERwin
5 6 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.05%) Maven
6 5 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.87%) JUnit
6 5 (0.87%) Selenium
7 4 (0.70%) LSMW
8 3 (0.52%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.52%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.52%) JMeter
8 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.35%) GitLab
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.35%) Subversion
9 2 (0.35%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.17%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 129 (22.55%) Finance
2 89 (15.56%) Manufacturing
3 35 (6.12%) Retail
4 28 (4.90%) Marketing
5 21 (3.67%) Banking
6 11 (1.92%) Billing
6 11 (1.92%) Legal
7 10 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.70%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.70%) German Language
9 3 (0.52%) Swedish Language
10 2 (0.35%) Automotive
10 2 (0.35%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 117 (20.45%) Consultant
2 82 (14.34%) Analyst
3 73 (12.76%) Project Manager
4 71 (12.41%) SAP Consultant
5 68 (11.89%) Developer
6 53 (9.27%) Business Analyst
7 51 (8.92%) Architect
8 21 (3.67%) IT Manager
9 17 (2.97%) Functional Consultant
9 17 (2.97%) SAP Manager
10 15 (2.62%) IT Project Manager
10 15 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (2.45%) Process Analyst
11 14 (2.45%) Senior Manager
11 14 (2.45%) ServiceNow Developer
12 13 (2.27%) Oracle Consultant
13 12 (2.10%) Change Manager
13 12 (2.10%) Programme Manager
13 12 (2.10%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.10%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.47%) Web Services
2 34 (5.94%) HTML
3 33 (5.77%) XML
4 32 (5.59%) CSS
5 25 (4.37%) .NET
6 20 (3.50%) AngularJS
7 18 (3.15%) Spring
8 15 (2.62%) REST
9 14 (2.45%) HTML5
10 11 (1.92%) SOAP
11 9 (1.57%) Java EE
11 9 (1.57%) Middleware
11 9 (1.57%) XSL
12 8 (1.40%) Angular 2
13 6 (1.05%) JPA
13 6 (1.05%) JTA
13 6 (1.05%) XSD
14 5 (0.87%) JMS
14 5 (0.87%) MSMQ
15 4 (0.70%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (8.74%) Management Information System
3 44 (7.69%) Life Science
4 37 (6.47%) FMCG
5 26 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.85%) Data Integration
7 15 (2.62%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.27%) NHS
9 10 (1.75%) PMI
10 8 (1.40%) Pharmacovigilance
10 8 (1.40%) User Experience
11 7 (1.22%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.05%) Chemistry
12 6 (1.05%) Informatics
12 6 (1.05%) LIMS
12 6 (1.05%) Minimum Viable Product
13 5 (0.87%) AS400
13 5 (0.87%) Biometrics
13 5 (0.87%) Data Extraction
13 5 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.59%) Linux
1 32 (5.59%) Windows
2 10 (1.75%) AIX
2 10 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (1.57%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.87%) Solaris
6 5 (0.87%) Unix
6 5 (0.87%) zOS
7 3 (0.52%) CentOS
7 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.17%) Android
9 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (19.93%) Project Management
2 74 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (11.36%) Change Management
4 54 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (8.22%) Migration
6 46 (8.04%) ITIL
7 42 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (6.99%) Business Analysis
8 40 (6.99%) Validation
9 39 (6.82%) Analytics
10 37 (6.47%) Data Modelling
11 35 (6.12%) CRM
12 34 (5.94%) ERP
12 34 (5.94%) Service Management
13 33 (5.77%) ETL
14 32 (5.59%) PRINCE2
15 31 (5.42%) ITSM
16 30 (5.24%) Scrum
17 24 (4.20%) Programme Management
17 24 (4.20%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (12.06%) SQL
2 52 (9.09%) Java
3 44 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 17 (2.97%) PL/SQL
5 9 (1.57%) C#
5 9 (1.57%) TypeScript
6 8 (1.40%) ABAP
7 3 (0.52%) C
7 3 (0.52%) PHP
7 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.52%) VBA
8 2 (0.35%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.35%) Python
8 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.35%) VB
8 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.17%) Ruby
9 1 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 69 (12.06%) Degree
2 22 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 20 (3.50%) PMP
4 14 (2.45%) SAP Certification
5 10 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.40%) CISM
6 8 (1.40%) CISSP
7 6 (1.05%) CISA
8 5 (0.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (0.87%) CCNA
8 5 (0.87%) CCSP
8 5 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.70%) PhD
10 3 (0.52%) APMP
10 3 (0.52%) IISP
10 3 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.52%) MBA
10 3 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.37%) GxP
2 19 (3.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 16 (2.80%) GMP
4 15 (2.62%) QA
5 11 (1.92%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.40%) SLA
7 6 (1.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.70%) GCP
8 4 (0.70%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.52%) GLP
10 2 (0.35%) GAMP
10 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.17%) ISO13485
11 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.87%) ClearTrust
3 5 (0.87%) Docker
4 2 (0.35%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.87%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.52%) Puppet
3 3 (0.52%) 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%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.17%) OPNET
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 180 (31.47%) SAP
2 78 (13.64%) Oracle
3 54 (9.44%) Microsoft
4 31 (5.42%) Salesforce.com
5 25 (4.37%) ServiceNow
6 19 (3.32%) VMware
7 11 (1.92%) Informatica
8 10 (1.75%) Talend
9 8 (1.40%) IBM
9 8 (1.40%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.22%) Adobe
10 7 (1.22%) Hyperion
11 6 (1.05%) CA
11 6 (1.05%) HP
11 6 (1.05%) JD Edwards
12 5 (0.87%) BEA
12 5 (0.87%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.87%) Vitria
13 4 (0.70%) Cisco
13 4 (0.70%) hybris
United Kingdom
UnitedHealth Group Careers
Posted: 10 hours ago
United Kingdom
UnitedHealth Group Careers
Posted: 10 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £20 - £27 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough
Churchill Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Aerotek
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Sentinel IT LLP
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £99 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £29 - £41 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis IT
Salary: Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Churchill Frank International
Posted: 8 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Rate: Unspecified Plus company benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 8 days ago
Northwich
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 9 days ago
Buckinghamshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £10 - £20 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Wigan
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 23 days ago