The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 154 182
Rank change year-on-year 0 +28  
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 8 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the General category 0.51% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Median daily rate £375 £414 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.36% +16.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £525
% change year-on-year -5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +26.00% -41.17%  

Pharmaceutical is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1559 1825 2679
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 50.75% 53.91% 52.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1488 2073
Median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 17
Median hourly rate £20.54 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.71% +25.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.61 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.86 £55.00 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in the City of London

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the City of London

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the City of London

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical 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 City of London region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
3 3 (23.08%) SAP CO
3 3 (23.08%) SAP Implementation
3 3 (23.08%) SAP FSCM
3 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 3 (23.08%) SAP FI
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (23.08%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
4 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) NUnit
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing

Pharmaceutical
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (7.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 3 (23.08%) SAP CO
1 3 (23.08%) SAP FI
1 3 (23.08%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (23.08%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) NUnit
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Services Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Service Manager
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Data Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Designer
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Medical Writer
2 1 (7.69%) Research Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) SAP CO Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Digital Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Tester
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
2 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
1 1 (7.69%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Biotechnology
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Life Science
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) SAP Implementation
1 3 (23.08%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Analytics
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) ETL Development
3 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Line Management
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) User Stories
3 1 (7.69%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft