Period
to 20 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 77 59
Rank change year-on-year +35 -18 -5
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 28 15 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.75% 1.26% 2.81%
As % of the General category 10.37% 3.21% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 30
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £550 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +30.95% -6.67%
10th Percentile £268 £483 £231
90th Percentile £675 £595 £578
North West median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% -3.57% -
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +7.41% -3.57% -

Pharmaceutical is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 270 467 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 36.19% 39.15% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 287 423
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -0.31%
10th Percentile £252 £250 £258
90th Percentile £600 £580 £555
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 20
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.25 £19.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +37.50% -28.73%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.70 £11.29
90th Percentile £52.75 £42.70 £35.25
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £23.08 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.83% +9.88% +2.13%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Pharmaceutical as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in Cheshire

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in Cheshire

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in Cheshire

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pharmaceutical in Cheshire

Pharmaceutical
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +11 15 £481 -8.33% 2
Chester -4 4 £363 - 1
Runcorn - 2 - - 1
Pharmaceutical
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 8 (28.57%) Manufacturing
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) GxP
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
3 5 (17.86%) Requirements Management
3 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (14.29%) Analytics
4 4 (14.29%) Life Science
4 4 (14.29%) R
4 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) Change Management
5 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
5 3 (10.71%) SAP
5 3 (10.71%) XML
5 3 (10.71%) Python
5 3 (10.71%) PhD
5 3 (10.71%) SAS
5 3 (10.71%) Validation
5 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (10.71%) Open Source
5 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
5 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Apache Spark

Pharmaceutical
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) Apache Spark
1 3 (10.71%) SAS
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) SPSS
2 1 (3.57%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Line 500
2 1 (3.57%) SAP IBP
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Azure
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Power BI
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Publishing
4 1 (3.57%) Dutch Language
4 1 (3.57%) French Language
4 1 (3.57%) German Language
4 1 (3.57%) Italian Language
4 1 (3.57%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (3.57%) Russian Language
4 1 (3.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Data Scientist
3 3 (10.71%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Validation Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (7.14%) Programmer
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Sage Support
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Supply Chain Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.57%) EDI
2 1 (3.57%) JSON
2 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Life Science
3 1 (3.57%) Industry 4.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
2 5 (17.86%) Requirements Management
2 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (14.29%) Analytics
3 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
4 3 (10.71%) Data Science
4 3 (10.71%) Data Strategy
4 3 (10.71%) Machine Learning
4 3 (10.71%) Open Source
4 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (10.71%) Project Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Reproducible Research
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) R
3 3 (10.71%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) GxP
2 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) SAP
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Sage
2 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
2 2 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle