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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 54 71 58
Rank change year-on-year +17 -13 +12
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 93 48 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.71% 2.42% 3.40%
As % of the General category 6.32% 4.97% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 31 30
10th Percentile £317 £313 £311
25th Percentile £431 £363 £416
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +4.90% -2.91% +8.99%
75th Percentile £606 £570 £584
90th Percentile £713 £588 £638
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +10.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
10th Percentile - £33.80 £15.25
25th Percentile £24.00 £44.00 £19.04
Median hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £24.66
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +86.54% +4.94%
75th Percentile £49.50 £50.00 £56.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £61.00 £62.85
England median hourly rate £49.00 £45.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +8.89% +80.00% +6.38%

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 1,471 966 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 58.70% 48.62% 46.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 460 544
10th Percentile £189 £153 £200
25th Percentile £350 £267 £324
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £582 £535 £519
90th Percentile £675 £613 £588
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 200 83
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.60
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.50 £14.38
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year - -6.06% +3.13%
75th Percentile £40.00 £25.50 £34.65
90th Percentile £56.00 £48.88 £57.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire +5 46 £513 +1.23% 19
Hertfordshire +16 42 £585 +11.43% 25
Bedfordshire -9 4 £375 -21.05%
Essex -9 1 - - 1
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 42 (45.16%) Agile
2 28 (30.11%) Degree
3 26 (27.96%) Python
4 24 (25.81%) Computer Science
5 21 (22.58%) DevOps
6 20 (21.51%) C++
6 20 (21.51%) Software Engineering
7 18 (19.35%) JIRA
8 17 (18.28%) Kubernetes
8 17 (18.28%) Data Science
9 16 (17.20%) Social Skills
9 16 (17.20%) DataOps
9 16 (17.20%) Apache Spark
9 16 (17.20%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (17.20%) Go
9 16 (17.20%) Kafka
9 16 (17.20%) Scala
9 16 (17.20%) Azure
9 16 (17.20%) PhD
10 15 (16.13%) Infrastructure as Code
10 15 (16.13%) MLOps
10 15 (16.13%) Data Engineering
11 14 (15.05%) Project Management
11 14 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (12.90%) Change Management
12 12 (12.90%) Use Case
12 12 (12.90%) Data Governance
12 12 (12.90%) Cloud Native
13 11 (11.83%) Cloud Operations
13 11 (11.83%) Azure DevOps

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 16 (17.20%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.30%) SAS
3 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.08%) Site Server
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.08%) Camtasia
4 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.08%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (1.08%) Sage X3
2 1 (1.08%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.08%) SAP MDM
2 1 (1.08%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.20%) Azure
2 11 (11.83%) Azure DevOps
3 9 (9.68%) AWS
3 9 (9.68%) GCP
4 5 (5.38%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (4.30%) Slack
6 3 (3.23%) Veeva
7 2 (2.15%) SaaS
8 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.08%) Collibra
8 1 (1.08%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.08%) PowerApps
8 1 (1.08%) Serverless
8 1 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) DHCP
1 2 (2.15%) DNS
1 2 (2.15%) Firewall
1 2 (2.15%) Intranet
1 2 (2.15%) WebEx
1 2 (2.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.20%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.38%) Data Lake
2 5 (5.38%) Presto
3 4 (4.30%) Parquet
3 4 (4.30%) Spotfire
4 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.15%) Metadata
5 1 (1.08%) AllegroGraph
5 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.08%) MySQL
5 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.08%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.08%) Tableau
5 1 (1.08%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 18 (19.35%) JIRA
2 11 (11.83%) CircleCI
2 11 (11.83%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.23%) Subversion
4 1 (1.08%) GitLab
General
1 16 (17.20%) Social Skills
2 11 (11.83%) Publishing
3 9 (9.68%) Manufacturing
4 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.60%) Finance
5 7 (7.53%) Legal
6 4 (4.30%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (4.30%) Marketing
7 3 (3.23%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (2.15%) Back Office
8 2 (2.15%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.08%) French Language
9 1 (1.08%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (15.05%) Data Engineer
2 13 (13.98%) Analyst
3 9 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.53%) Developer
4 7 (7.53%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) .NET Software Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Architect
6 4 (4.30%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) DataOps Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Python Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Senior Data Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Senior DevOps
6 4 (4.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Software Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) IT Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Quantitative Developer
7 3 (3.23%) R Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.20%) Kafka
2 5 (5.38%) .NET
2 5 (5.38%) .NET Core
2 5 (5.38%) .NET Framework
2 5 (5.38%) WPF
3 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (4.30%) CSS
3 4 (4.30%) Entity Framework
3 4 (4.30%) HTML
3 4 (4.30%) JWT
3 4 (4.30%) OAuth
3 4 (4.30%) OAuth2
3 4 (4.30%) RESTful
3 4 (4.30%) Shiny
3 4 (4.30%) Web Services
4 3 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.23%) CSS3
4 3 (3.23%) HTML5
4 3 (3.23%) Node.js
4 3 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Cloud Native
2 11 (11.83%) Biotechnology
3 7 (7.53%) Life Science
4 5 (5.38%) Data Fabric
4 5 (5.38%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (5.38%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.30%) User Experience
6 3 (3.23%) W3C
7 2 (2.15%) IoT
7 2 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.15%) Social Media
8 1 (1.08%) CMDB
8 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.08%) Learning Management System
8 1 (1.08%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (1.08%) Semantic Web
8 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.08%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Windows
2 3 (3.23%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.16%) Agile
2 24 (25.81%) Computer Science
3 21 (22.58%) DevOps
4 20 (21.51%) Software Engineering
5 17 (18.28%) Data Science
6 16 (17.20%) DataOps
7 15 (16.13%) Data Engineering
7 15 (16.13%) Infrastructure as Code
7 15 (16.13%) MLOps
8 14 (15.05%) Project Management
8 14 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (12.90%) Change Management
9 12 (12.90%) Data Governance
9 12 (12.90%) Use Case
10 11 (11.83%) Cloud Operations
10 11 (11.83%) Data Ingestion
10 11 (11.83%) Open Source
11 9 (9.68%) Data Architecture
11 9 (9.68%) Decision-Making
11 9 (9.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.96%) Python
2 20 (21.51%) C++
3 16 (17.20%) Go
3 16 (17.20%) Scala
4 11 (11.83%) C#
5 10 (10.75%) Java
6 6 (6.45%) R
6 6 (6.45%) SQL
7 4 (4.30%) C
7 4 (4.30%) VBA
8 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (30.11%) Degree
2 16 (17.20%) PhD
3 9 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.30%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.08%) ACCA
5 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) GxP
2 4 (4.30%) NEBOSH
3 3 (3.23%) PMO
3 3 (3.23%) WAI
4 2 (2.15%) CDISC
4 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.15%) QA
4 2 (2.15%) SLA
5 1 (1.08%) GDPR
5 1 (1.08%) GMP
5 1 (1.08%) Good Clinical Practice
5 1 (1.08%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (18.28%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.15%) Terraform
2 2 (2.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.53%) SAP
3 6 (6.45%) Adobe
4 3 (3.23%) Workday
5 2 (2.15%) Cisco
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle
5 2 (2.15%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.15%) Tealium
6 1 (1.08%) Google
6 1 (1.08%) Informatica
6 1 (1.08%) Sage
6 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com