The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 118 106 97
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 4 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.18% 0.56%
As % of the General category 0.56% 0.55% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Average daily rate £463 £438 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +21.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £513 £388
% change year-on-year
-19.51% +32.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £34.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-27.73% +85.13%
Pharmaceutical
England

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

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
711 732 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.86% 33.14% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 386 374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.13 £11.00 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Pharmaceutical
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 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
Birmingham -1 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £463 - 1
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Spring
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) Struts
3 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) Sage
4 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (7.14%) MPLS

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.14%) Force.com
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) MPLS
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 2 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Change Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Trainer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
1 2 (14.29%) Spring
1 2 (14.29%) Struts
2 1 (7.14%) Mason
2 1 (7.14%) Visualforce
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Apex Code
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Avaya
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Sage
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com