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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
Rank 355 346 331
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 257 314 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.61% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.52% 1.60% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 152 195
Median daily rate £433 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £525
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 8
Median hourly rate £32.00 £24.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -42.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.98 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.50 £46.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £25.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+23.00% -41.17%

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
16896 19649 20413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.14% 38.39% 38.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11104 12657 12804
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 514 431
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £21.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +33.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.34 £53.40 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -12 250 £441 +3.82% 95
London +13 122 £453 +0.55% 33
South East -32 45 £429 +7.18% 22
East of England +9 26 £445 +3.48% 12
North West -1 19 £448 -0.55% 17
Berkshire -4 19 £475 +18.75% 7
Cheshire +7 15 £448 -5.78% 7
Macclesfield 0 14 £450 -10.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +16 13 £450 - 3
Cambridge +22 12 £450 - 2
Yorkshire +28 10 £175 - 2
City of London +4 10 £425 +7.93% 7
Maidenhead -8 10 £475 +18.75% 2
West Midlands +14 9 £450 -2.70% 3
Bedfordshire +6 8 £445 -
Surrey -11 8 £381 -29.06% 5
Coventry - 8 £488 - 1
Hampshire +14 7 £458 -8.40%
West Yorkshire +18 6 - - 1
Uxbridge +10 6 £459 +33.45%
Leeds +7 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £225 -27.41% 3
Bedford - 5 £425 -
Hertfordshire -10 4 £363 -15.69% 8
Scotland +19 3 £233 -48.33%
Midlands +3 3 £450 -35.71%
Brentford -3 3 £388 -13.88% 4
South West -5 3 £350 -5.40% 4
North East - 3 - -
Durham - 3 - -

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 179 (32.49%) SAP
2 126 (22.87%) Finance
3 89 (16.15%) Manufacturing
4 87 (15.79%) Retail
5 80 (14.52%) Project Management
6 69 (12.52%) GxP
7 66 (11.98%) Validation
7 66 (11.98%) Life Science
8 64 (11.62%) ERP
9 59 (10.71%) SAP Implementation
10 54 (9.80%) Microsoft
11 52 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (8.71%) JavaScript
13 47 (8.53%) GMP
14 45 (8.17%) SQL
15 44 (7.99%) ITIL
16 42 (7.62%) HTML
16 42 (7.62%) FMCG
17 40 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
18 39 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
19 36 (6.53%) Service Management
19 36 (6.53%) Degree
20 35 (6.35%) MS Excel
21 34 (6.17%) CSS
22 33 (5.99%) Web Development
23 32 (5.81%) Quality Management
24 31 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
25 30 (5.44%) Coaching
25 30 (5.44%) HTML5
26 28 (5.08%) ITSM

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 27 (4.90%) CMS
2 15 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.63%) SAS
4 8 (1.45%) Confluence
4 8 (1.45%) Documentum
4 8 (1.45%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.09%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.54%) Drupal
8 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.36%) IIS
8 2 (0.36%) Liferay
8 2 (0.36%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.18%) MTS
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.90%) MS Office
3 17 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.18%) MS Project
5 9 (1.63%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.54%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.54%) Revit
7 3 (0.54%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.18%) InDesign
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (3.99%) SAP FI
2 20 (3.63%) SAP CO
2 20 (3.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 17 (3.09%) SAP FSCM
4 14 (2.54%) SAP MDM
4 14 (2.54%) SAP SD
5 13 (2.36%) SAP MDG
6 12 (2.18%) SAP MM
7 11 (2.00%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 11 (2.00%) SAP SCM
8 10 (1.81%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
9 9 (1.63%) SAP APO
9 9 (1.63%) SAP MDG-BP
9 9 (1.63%) SAP MDG-F
9 9 (1.63%) SAP MDG-S
10 8 (1.45%) SAP ERP
10 8 (1.45%) SAP PP
11 7 (1.27%) TrackWise
12 5 (0.91%) SAP CAR
13 4 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.81%) Veeva
2 9 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.63%) SaaS
3 6 (1.09%) Office 365
4 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.54%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.36%) GitHub
6 2 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.63%) LAN
2 8 (1.45%) Firewall
3 6 (1.09%) DNS
3 6 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.73%) SAN
5 3 (0.54%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (0.54%) Skype
5 3 (0.54%) WAN
6 2 (0.36%) IMAP
6 2 (0.36%) Intranet
6 2 (0.36%) VLAN
6 2 (0.36%) VoIP
6 2 (0.36%) Wireless
6 2 (0.36%) WLAN
7 1 (0.18%) DMZ
7 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.18%) Network Security
7 1 (0.18%) RFID
7 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.54%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.36%) SAP BW
4 11 (2.00%) Big Data
5 8 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.45%) SAP HANA
6 6 (1.09%) PowerCenter
6 6 (1.09%) Spotfire
7 5 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.91%) MySQL
7 5 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.73%) Electronic Patient Records
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.54%) Data Mart
9 3 (0.54%) QlikView
9 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (3.63%) JIRA
2 8 (1.45%) Subversion
3 5 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.73%) Selenium
5 3 (0.54%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.54%) Calabash
5 3 (0.54%) Capybara
5 3 (0.54%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.54%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.18%) ERwin
7 1 (0.18%) Grunt
7 1 (0.18%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.18%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.18%) MSTest
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.18%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.18%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 126 (22.87%) Finance
2 89 (16.15%) Manufacturing
3 87 (15.79%) Retail
4 20 (3.63%) Banking
4 20 (3.63%) Marketing
5 15 (2.72%) Publishing
6 8 (1.45%) French Language
7 7 (1.27%) Legal
8 6 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.91%) German Language
10 4 (0.73%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.54%) Advertising
11 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.54%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.54%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.54%) Russian Language
11 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.36%) Automotive
12 2 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 100 (18.15%) Analyst
2 94 (17.06%) Consultant
3 79 (14.34%) Project Manager
4 69 (12.52%) Developer
5 54 (9.80%) SAP Consultant
6 29 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 23 (4.17%) ServiceNow Developer
8 22 (3.99%) Architect
9 21 (3.81%) Compliance Consultant
10 19 (3.45%) Data Analyst
11 18 (3.27%) IT Manager
12 16 (2.90%) Risk Consultant
13 15 (2.72%) Senior Manager
14 14 (2.54%) IT Project Manager
14 14 (2.54%) Senior Project Manager
15 13 (2.36%) IT Analyst
15 13 (2.36%) IT Consultant
15 13 (2.36%) SAP Manager
16 12 (2.18%) IT Risk Consultant
16 12 (2.18%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.62%) HTML
2 34 (6.17%) CSS
3 30 (5.44%) HTML5
4 17 (3.09%) XML
5 11 (2.00%) Web Services
6 8 (1.45%) .NET
6 8 (1.45%) Middleware
6 8 (1.45%) RESTful
7 5 (0.91%) EDI
7 5 (0.91%) J2EE
8 4 (0.73%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.73%) CSS3
8 4 (0.73%) REST
8 4 (0.73%) XHTML
9 3 (0.54%) Django
9 3 (0.54%) EJB
9 3 (0.54%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.54%) JSP
9 3 (0.54%) MDX
9 3 (0.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.98%) Life Science
2 42 (7.62%) FMCG
3 40 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.54%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.36%) NHS
7 9 (1.63%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.63%) User Experience
8 8 (1.45%) LIMS
9 7 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.27%) Pharmacovigilance
10 6 (1.09%) Biotechnology
10 6 (1.09%) Linked Data
10 6 (1.09%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.73%) CMDB
12 4 (0.73%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.73%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.73%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.54%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.36%) Windows
2 9 (1.63%) Android
3 8 (1.45%) Apple iOS
3 8 (1.45%) Linux
3 8 (1.45%) Unix
4 5 (0.91%) Windows 10
4 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.73%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.73%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Fedora
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) SUSE
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (14.52%) Project Management
2 66 (11.98%) Validation
3 64 (11.62%) ERP
4 59 (10.71%) SAP Implementation
5 52 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (7.99%) ITIL
7 39 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (6.53%) Service Management
9 33 (5.99%) Web Development
10 32 (5.81%) Quality Management
11 31 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (5.44%) Coaching
13 28 (5.08%) ITSM
13 28 (5.08%) Migration
14 27 (4.90%) Procure-to-Pay
15 25 (4.54%) Analytics
15 25 (4.54%) ETL
16 23 (4.17%) Change Management
16 23 (4.17%) Data Analysis
16 23 (4.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (8.71%) JavaScript
2 45 (8.17%) SQL
3 24 (4.36%) Java
4 11 (2.00%) Python
5 8 (1.45%) PHP
5 8 (1.45%) VBA
6 6 (1.09%) C#
6 6 (1.09%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.09%) SPARQL
7 5 (0.91%) TypeScript
8 4 (0.73%) C
8 4 (0.73%) C++
8 4 (0.73%) Perl
8 4 (0.73%) Ruby
9 3 (0.54%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.54%) R
9 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.36%) ABAP
10 2 (0.36%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (6.53%) Degree
2 7 (1.27%) PMP
3 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.91%) APMP
4 5 (0.91%) MCSE
4 5 (0.91%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.91%) SAP Certification
5 4 (0.73%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.54%) ISEB
6 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (0.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (0.36%) CCNA
7 2 (0.36%) CCNP
7 2 (0.36%) MCSA
7 2 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (12.52%) GxP
2 47 (8.53%) GMP
3 28 (5.08%) GAMP
4 21 (3.81%) GCP
5 20 (3.63%) QA
6 18 (3.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 12 (2.18%) Data Quality
7 12 (2.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (1.63%) PMO
9 5 (0.91%) SLA
10 3 (0.54%) COBIT
10 3 (0.54%) GLP
10 3 (0.54%) HL7
11 2 (0.36%) CDISC
11 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.18%) MISRA
12 1 (0.18%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.73%) XenApp
3 3 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.36%) NFS
5 1 (0.18%) Docker
5 1 (0.18%) GPFS
5 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) Varnish
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.18%) zsh
Systems Management
1 9 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.73%) Puppet
2 4 (0.73%) SCCM
3 3 (0.54%) Salt
3 3 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.18%) Nessus
5 1 (0.18%) SCSM
5 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 179 (32.49%) SAP
2 54 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.36%) ServiceNow
4 16 (2.90%) Oracle
5 11 (2.00%) Capita
6 10 (1.81%) HP
7 9 (1.63%) Informatica
7 9 (1.63%) VMware
8 8 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.27%) Citrix
9 7 (1.27%) Hyperion
9 7 (1.27%) Tableau
10 6 (1.09%) Apple
11 5 (0.91%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.91%) Google
11 5 (0.91%) Talend
12 4 (0.73%) Adobe
12 4 (0.73%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.73%) Cisco
13 3 (0.54%) IBM
North
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 4 days ago
United Kingdom
ERSG
Posted: 20 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £275.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £13 - £18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ware, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Posted: 11 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
FDM Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Ware, Hertfordshire
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
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Posted: 5 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
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Middlesex
Aston Carter
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Rate: competitive
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Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £24 - £26 per hour
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UK
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Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Computer People
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Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
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