The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 75 56 51
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.31% 0.58% 0.19%
As % of the General category 1.37% 2.05% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £460 - £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £42.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-43.52% +129.72%
Pharmaceutical
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

General Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
146 195 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.67% 28.10% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 116 125
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £225 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Average hourly rate £54.03 £16.25 £12.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+232.46% +28.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £11.00 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.50 £27.50 £22.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Wales region.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Wales region.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Pharmaceutical
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the Wales region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales -16 2 £460 - 1
Pharmaceutical
UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
1 13 (92.86%) Web Services
1 13 (92.86%) XML
1 13 (92.86%) Scrum
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (92.86%) WCF
2 12 (85.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 12 (85.71%) MVC
3 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET
3 11 (78.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 11 (78.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 10 (71.43%) CSS
4 10 (71.43%) SOAP
4 10 (71.43%) C#
4 10 (71.43%) HTML
4 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
4 10 (71.43%) HTTP
4 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
5 9 (64.29%) SQL
6 8 (57.14%) Unit Testing
6 8 (57.14%) TDD
7 7 (50.00%) NHS
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) .NET Developer
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Agile Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
1 13 (92.86%) WCF
1 13 (92.86%) Web Services
1 13 (92.86%) XML
2 12 (85.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET
3 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 10 (71.43%) CSS
4 10 (71.43%) HTML
4 10 (71.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (92.86%) Scrum
2 12 (85.71%) MVC
3 8 (57.14%) TDD
3 8 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
1 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle