Period
to 25 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 25 September 2021 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 98 37 73
Rank change year-on-year -61 +36 +65
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 40 58 127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.65% 4.97% 3.04%
As % of the General category 3.31% 10.49% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 78
10th Percentile £267 £239 £363
25th Percentile £363 £378 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £469 £494 £473
Median % change year-on-year -5.06% +4.50% +9.88%
75th Percentile £560 £578 £566
90th Percentile £594 £638 £638
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 12
10th Percentile £30.25 £22.50 £14.58
25th Percentile £44.00 £24.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate £46.25 £28.75 £16.75
Median % change year-on-year +60.87% +71.64% -44.17%
75th Percentile £50.00 £57.38 £30.44
90th Percentile £66.75 £70.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £47.75 £31.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +54.03% +29.17% -21.79%

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 the East of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,209 553 2,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 49.75% 47.39% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 315 1,198
10th Percentile £147 £203 £208
25th Percentile £263 £303 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year - -5.56% +2.86%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £525
90th Percentile £638 £588 £605
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 54 132
10th Percentile " £13.00 £10.15
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.25 £12.42
Median hourly rate £13.50 £33.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -59.09% +106.25% -5.88%
75th Percentile £23.75 £47.44 £39.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £56.38 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.94 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -15.82% +15.38% +8.33%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in the East of England

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the East of England

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the East of England

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the East of England

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the East of England

Pharmaceutical
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the East of England region over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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
Cambridgeshire -19 23 £513 +2.50% 31
Hertfordshire -47 12 £400 - 14
Bedfordshire -10 3 £475 -19.15%
Suffolk -10 2 - -
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) Python
3 7 (17.50%) .NET
3 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
3 7 (17.50%) AWS
3 7 (17.50%) Docker
3 7 (17.50%) Social Skills
4 6 (15.00%) DevOps
4 6 (15.00%) Degree
4 6 (15.00%) Biotechnology
4 6 (15.00%) C#
4 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
5 5 (12.50%) UML
5 5 (12.50%) WPF
5 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 5 (12.50%) System Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Microservices
5 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 5 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (12.50%) MVVM
5 5 (12.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 5 (12.50%) Change Control
5 5 (12.50%) Autofac
5 5 (12.50%) Lambda Expressions
6 4 (10.00%) Migration
6 4 (10.00%) Finance

Pharmaceutical
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) Lectora
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (5.00%) Sprinklr
3 1 (2.50%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.50%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (5.00%) Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Google Analytics
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (5.00%) Power Platform
2 2 (5.00%) Serverless
2 2 (5.00%) Veeva
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.50%) AWS Fargate
3 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) PaaS
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Tableau
2 2 (5.00%) Power BI
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (2.50%) MS Access
3 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.00%) ER Studio
General
1 7 (17.50%) Social Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Influencing Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.50%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Advertising
4 2 (5.00%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) AWS Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Python Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
3 5 (12.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.00%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Information Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 5 (12.50%) Autofac
2 5 (12.50%) Lambda Expressions
2 5 (12.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 5 (12.50%) WPF
3 1 (2.50%) CSS
3 1 (2.50%) Flask
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) MFC
3 1 (2.50%) React
3 1 (2.50%) SQLAlchemy
3 1 (2.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Biotechnology
2 3 (7.50%) Life Science
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) CMDB
3 1 (2.50%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.50%) FMCG
3 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
3 6 (15.00%) DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) Change Control
4 5 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Microservices
4 5 (12.50%) MVVM
4 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 5 (12.50%) System Testing
4 5 (12.50%) UML
4 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Analytics
6 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.50%) Data Science
6 3 (7.50%) Decision-Making
6 3 (7.50%) Project Delivery
6 3 (7.50%) Project Management
6 3 (7.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) Python
2 6 (15.00%) C#
3 4 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.50%) ACCA
3 1 (2.50%) CIMA
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCSA
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Actionable Recommendations
1 2 (5.00%) GxP
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) GMP
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 13485
2 1 (2.50%) NEBOSH
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) Firmware
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Adobe
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.50%) SAP
2 2 (5.00%) Google
2 2 (5.00%) IDERA
2 2 (5.00%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (5.00%) Omniture
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) Informatica
3 1 (2.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.50%) VMware