The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for GxP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GxP over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

GxP
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 111 108
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3  
Contract jobs citing GxP 5 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 0.38% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.13% 2.90% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £500 £309 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.94% -2.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +36.98% -14.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 -

GxP is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 235 310 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 12.86% 13.01% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 143 114
Median daily rate £413 £380 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +6.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing GxP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for GxP in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GxP in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for GxP in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GxP in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Slough - 2 £500 -
GxP
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GxP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for GxP.

1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (33.33%) Life Science
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) PMP
2 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 2 (33.33%) LIMS
2 2 (33.33%) LabWare
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) TrackWise
3 1 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (16.67%) ERP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) TrackWise
General
1 3 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) LIMS Manager
2 1 (16.67%) LIMS Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Life Science
1 2 (33.33%) LIMS
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 2 (33.33%) PMP
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) LabWare
1 2 (33.33%) SAP