The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GxP
North West / Cheshire
Rank - - 64
Contract jobs citing GxP 0 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - - 1.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £400 £525
% change year-on-year +10.93% -23.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £53.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +381.81%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 45 94 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 8.36% 9.73% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 65 60
Median daily rate £308 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.45% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Median hourly rate £44.95 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +245.76% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

GxP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GxP in Cheshire

GxP
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for GxP.

1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Validation