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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 390 343 323
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -20
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 274 361 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.62% 0.61%
As % of the General category 1.38% 1.54% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 153 190
Median daily rate £408 £390 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.48% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 15
Median hourly rate £36.00 £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £9.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +30.43%

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
19792 23517 21747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.48% 40.24% 38.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13148 14982 13392
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 633 534
Median hourly rate £20.25 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.95% +9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.05 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.80 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.80% +11.11%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -70 251 £425 +6.25% 70
London 0 119 £450 +5.26% 29
South East -25 45 £417 +4.12% 15
North West -66 30 £325 -8.06% 5
Cheshire -29 28 £250 -31.69% 3
East of England +20 19 £288 -12.87% 14
West Midlands -18 18 £354 -25.52% 2
Berkshire +9 17 £250 -26.47% 8
Coventry 0 16 - -
Macclesfield 0 16 £238 -37.50%
Scotland +20 13 £350 -1.06% 1
Brentford +2 12 £370 -17.77% 3
Cambridgeshire +28 11 £314 - 6
Surrey -29 11 £498 -4.32% 2
Cambridge +22 10 £314 - 6
Hertfordshire +15 7 £288 -32.35% 7
Hampshire +8 7 £550 - 1
Middlesex +4 7 £363 -17.61% 1
Uxbridge -2 7 £400 -11.11% 1
Southampton - 7 £550 -
City of London +36 6 £375 +9.42% 5
East Midlands -7 6 £550 +12.82% 2
South West +12 5 £190 -48.64% 1
Highlands +5 5 £280 -8.94%
Inverness +4 5 £280 -8.94%
Maidenhead -1 4 £268 -29.04% 4
Edinburgh - 4 £350 - 1
Wales +19 3 £185 -43.07% 1
Cardiff +15 3 £185 -43.07% 1
South Wales +13 3 £185 -43.07% 1

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 158 (30.38%) SAP
2 126 (24.23%) Finance
3 82 (15.77%) Project Management
4 76 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (14.42%) Manufacturing
6 71 (13.65%) SQL
7 66 (12.69%) Validation
8 60 (11.54%) Retail
9 56 (10.77%) Oracle
10 52 (10.00%) Business Analysis
11 49 (9.42%) Management Information System
12 48 (9.23%) JavaScript
13 44 (8.46%) ERP
13 44 (8.46%) Degree
14 43 (8.27%) ITIL
15 42 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (8.08%) Microsoft
16 41 (7.88%) HTML
16 41 (7.88%) Change Management
16 41 (7.88%) FMCG
17 40 (7.69%) Analytics
18 39 (7.50%) Migration
19 38 (7.31%) CSS
20 34 (6.54%) Java
20 34 (6.54%) SAP Implementation
21 33 (6.35%) MS Excel
21 33 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
22 32 (6.15%) Procure-to-Pay
23 31 (5.96%) HTML5
23 31 (5.96%) Analytical Skills

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 (3.46%) CMS
2 16 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.54%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.15%) IIS
5 5 (0.96%) Apache
5 5 (0.96%) LiveCycle
6 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.58%) SAS
7 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.38%) WordPress
8 1 (0.19%) Drupal
8 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.19%) Mule
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.00%) MS Office
3 10 (1.92%) MS Project
4 7 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.19%) InDesign
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.50%) SAP SD
2 10 (1.92%) SAP MDM
3 9 (1.73%) SAP MM
3 9 (1.73%) SAP SRM
4 7 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.35%) SAP ERP
5 6 (1.15%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (1.15%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.96%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 5 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.96%) SAP GRC
7 4 (0.77%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.77%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.77%) SAP FSCM
7 4 (0.77%) SAP QM
8 3 (0.58%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.58%) SAP FI-AP
8 3 (0.58%) TrackWise
9 2 (0.38%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.12%) SaaS
2 8 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
3 7 (1.35%) Veeva
4 4 (0.77%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (0.58%) IaaS
5 3 (0.58%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Boomi
6 1 (0.19%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.73%) HTTP
2 8 (1.54%) LDAP
3 5 (0.96%) Internet
4 4 (0.77%) Intranet
5 3 (0.58%) Firewall
5 3 (0.58%) SAN
5 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.58%) WebEx
6 2 (0.38%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (0.38%) DHCP
6 2 (0.38%) FTP
6 2 (0.38%) Network Security
6 2 (0.38%) VoIP
6 2 (0.38%) Wireless
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.19%) LAN
7 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 20 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (2.12%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (1.73%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.73%) SAP BW
6 8 (1.54%) Data Mart
7 7 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (1.35%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.35%) SAP BI
8 6 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.15%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.96%) Essbase
9 5 (0.96%) FileMaker
9 5 (0.96%) MySQL
9 5 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.96%) QlikView
9 5 (0.96%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.96%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (2.50%) JIRA
2 12 (2.31%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (1.73%) ERwin
4 7 (1.35%) LSMW
5 4 (0.77%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.77%) Subversion
6 3 (0.58%) Maven
6 3 (0.58%) Selenium
6 3 (0.58%) webpack
7 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.38%) Hudson
7 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.38%) JUnit
7 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.38%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.19%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.19%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.19%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 126 (24.23%) Finance
2 75 (14.42%) Manufacturing
3 60 (11.54%) Retail
4 22 (4.23%) Marketing
5 12 (2.31%) Banking
6 11 (2.12%) Legal
7 10 (1.92%) Billing
8 9 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.96%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.77%) Publishing
11 3 (0.58%) German Language
11 3 (0.58%) Swedish Language
12 2 (0.38%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Law
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 101 (19.42%) Analyst
1 101 (19.42%) Consultant
2 77 (14.81%) Developer
3 65 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 54 (10.38%) SAP Consultant
5 45 (8.65%) Project Manager
6 27 (5.19%) IT Manager
7 24 (4.62%) Architect
8 23 (4.42%) SAP Manager
9 19 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
10 17 (3.27%) IT Project Manager
10 17 (3.27%) Senior Business Analyst
11 15 (2.88%) Process Analyst
12 13 (2.50%) Business Process Analyst
12 13 (2.50%) Functional Consultant
12 13 (2.50%) Oracle Consultant
13 12 (2.31%) Programme Manager
13 12 (2.31%) Senior Manager
13 12 (2.31%) ServiceNow Developer
13 12 (2.31%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.88%) HTML
2 38 (7.31%) CSS
3 31 (5.96%) HTML5
4 23 (4.42%) .NET
5 22 (4.23%) XML
6 18 (3.46%) AngularJS
7 16 (3.08%) REST
8 13 (2.50%) Spring
9 10 (1.92%) Angular 2
9 10 (1.92%) Web Services
10 8 (1.54%) CSS3
11 7 (1.35%) Middleware
12 6 (1.15%) jQuery
12 6 (1.15%) React
13 5 (0.96%) SOAP
13 5 (0.96%) Spring Boot
14 4 (0.77%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.77%) Java EE
14 4 (0.77%) LESS
14 4 (0.77%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.42%) Management Information System
2 41 (7.88%) FMCG
3 31 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.58%) Life Science
5 26 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.46%) Data Integration
7 13 (2.50%) LIMS
8 12 (2.31%) Data Extraction
9 11 (2.12%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.92%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.73%) Informatics
11 9 (1.73%) Learning Management System
11 9 (1.73%) NHS
12 7 (1.35%) Pharmacovigilance
12 7 (1.35%) User Experience
13 5 (0.96%) Data Conversion
14 4 (0.77%) Blog
14 4 (0.77%) PMI
14 4 (0.77%) Replication
14 4 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.08%) Windows
2 11 (2.12%) Linux
3 6 (1.15%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.96%) AIX
4 5 (0.96%) Unix
4 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.58%) CentOS
6 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.19%) Android
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (15.77%) Project Management
2 76 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (12.69%) Validation
4 52 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 44 (8.46%) ERP
6 43 (8.27%) ITIL
7 42 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
8 41 (7.88%) Change Management
9 40 (7.69%) Analytics
10 39 (7.50%) Migration
11 34 (6.54%) SAP Implementation
12 33 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (6.15%) Procure-to-Pay
14 30 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
15 29 (5.58%) SDLC
16 28 (5.38%) Scrum
16 28 (5.38%) Service Management
17 27 (5.19%) ITSM
18 26 (5.00%) Data Modelling
18 26 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 71 (13.65%) SQL
2 48 (9.23%) JavaScript
3 34 (6.54%) Java
4 16 (3.08%) C#
5 11 (2.12%) TypeScript
6 10 (1.92%) PHP
7 9 (1.73%) C
8 8 (1.54%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.35%) ABAP
10 4 (0.77%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.58%) ES6
11 3 (0.58%) VB
12 2 (0.38%) ECMAScript
12 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.38%) VBScript
12 2 (0.38%) XQuery
13 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.19%) Ruby
13 1 (0.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 44 (8.46%) Degree
2 13 (2.50%) PMP
3 11 (2.12%) SAP Certification
4 9 (1.73%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.15%) APMP
6 6 (1.15%) CISA
7 4 (0.77%) CCNA
7 4 (0.77%) CCNP
7 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.58%) CRISC
8 3 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.38%) CCIE
9 2 (0.38%) ISEB
9 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.38%) MCITP
9 2 (0.38%) MCSE
9 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.58%) GxP
2 25 (4.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 21 (4.04%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 19 (3.65%) QA
5 17 (3.27%) Data Quality
6 14 (2.69%) GMP
7 10 (1.92%) GAMP
7 10 (1.92%) GCP
8 5 (0.96%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.77%) ISO13485
10 3 (0.58%) GLP
11 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.38%) P3O
11 2 (0.38%) SLA
12 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.19%) CDISC
12 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.19%) ISO27002
System Software
1 7 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.58%) Docker
2 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.38%) vSphere
3 2 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.58%) Puppet
2 3 (0.58%) vRealize
3 2 (0.38%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.38%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.19%) OPNET
4 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 158 (30.38%) SAP
2 56 (10.77%) Oracle
3 42 (8.08%) Microsoft
4 24 (4.62%) ServiceNow
5 16 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.50%) Adobe
7 12 (2.31%) Talend
8 11 (2.12%) Hyperion
8 11 (2.12%) Informatica
9 10 (1.92%) Saba
10 9 (1.73%) VMware
11 8 (1.54%) HP
12 6 (1.15%) Cisco
13 5 (0.96%) Google
14 4 (0.77%) hybris
15 3 (0.58%) OpenText
15 3 (0.58%) Riverbed
16 2 (0.38%) NetSuite
16 2 (0.38%) Tableau
16 2 (0.38%) Veeam
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