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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 118 115 99
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.043% 0.12%
As % of the General category 0.89% 0.13% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
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£350 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -9.47%
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
784 768 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.76% 32.86% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 323 230
Average daily rate £385 £375 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £517 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 71 59
Average hourly rate £29.82 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 2015. 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
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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 - 2 £350 -
Staffordshire -9 1 £301 -
Warwickshire - 1 £430 -
Coventry - 1 £350 - 2
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (25.00%) NHS
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Law
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) SAP APO
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) SAP FI
3 1 (8.33%) SAP BI
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) DTV
3 1 (8.33%) CCA
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Sage
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) AIX
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP APO
1 1 (8.33%) SAP FI
1 1 (8.33%) SAP CO
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SAP BI
1 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) WPF Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
2 1 (8.33%) FMCG
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) MVVM
3 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCA
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy
2 1 (8.33%) Sage
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle