Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 73 135
Rank change year-on-year +20 +62 +17
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 70 120 58
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.07% 2.93% 1.31%
As % of the General category 9.42% 8.50% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 86 35
Median daily rate £525 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £366 £293
90th Percentile £638 £650 £590
England median daily rate £480 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Median hourly rate £22.82 £18.00 £24.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.78% -27.09% +64.58%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.78 £16.00
90th Percentile £64.20 £53.90 £43.95
England median hourly rate £22.82 £23.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -2.89% -35.62% +22.69%

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 743 1,411 1,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.63% 34.41% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 834 926
Median daily rate £425 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £208 £313 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 70 127
Median hourly rate £19.65 £20.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% +12.68% -42.74%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.96 £12.10
90th Percentile £58.55 £50.13 £45.10
Median hourly rate £26.00 £23.00 £22.57
% change year-on-year +13.04% +1.91% +4.98%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 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
Cambridgeshire -4 38 £550 - 12
Hertfordshire +18 25 £425 -5.56% 10
Bedfordshire +22 4 £538 - 1
Essex +31 2 £638 +47.40% 4
Suffolk - 1 £350 - 1
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.43%) Degree
3 14 (20.00%) Project Management
4 11 (15.71%) Analytics
5 10 (14.29%) Change Management
6 9 (12.86%) GxP
7 8 (11.43%) Adobe
7 8 (11.43%) Windows
7 8 (11.43%) Talend
7 8 (11.43%) Life Science
7 8 (11.43%) AWS
8 7 (10.00%) Azure
8 7 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 7 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 7 (10.00%) ETL
8 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (10.00%) JIRA
9 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.57%) SAP
9 6 (8.57%) SQL
9 6 (8.57%) GitHub
9 6 (8.57%) Bitbucket
9 6 (8.57%) Jenkins
9 6 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (8.57%) User Experience
9 6 (8.57%) Visualisation
9 6 (8.57%) Release Management
9 6 (8.57%) ER Studio
10 5 (7.14%) Adobe XD

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 4 (5.71%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.43%) Confluence
3 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Adobe XD
1 5 (7.14%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (4.29%) InVision
2 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.86%) Figma
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.86%) Sketch
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (1.43%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.43%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.43%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) AWS
2 7 (10.00%) Azure
3 6 (8.57%) GitHub
4 5 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (7.14%) Office 365
4 5 (7.14%) Power Platform
5 4 (5.71%) Amazon S3
6 3 (4.29%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (4.29%) PowerApps
6 3 (4.29%) SaaS
7 1 (1.43%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.43%) GCP
7 1 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) DHCP
1 3 (4.29%) DNS
1 3 (4.29%) Skype
1 3 (4.29%) VPN
1 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
1 5 (7.14%) Power BI
2 4 (5.71%) Apache Hive
3 3 (4.29%) Big Data
3 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.29%) Spotfire
4 2 (2.86%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.43%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.43%) MySQL
5 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.43%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.43%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.43%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) JIRA
2 6 (8.57%) Bitbucket
2 6 (8.57%) ER Studio
2 6 (8.57%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.14%) Balsamiq
4 3 (4.29%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.43%) ERwin
5 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.43%) tSQLt
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
1 5 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.29%) Legal
3 2 (2.86%) Law
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.71%) Analyst
2 7 (10.00%) Release Manager
3 6 (8.57%) Architect
3 6 (8.57%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Designer
4 5 (7.14%) Developer
4 5 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.14%) UX Designer
5 4 (5.71%) Data Modeller
5 4 (5.71%) IT Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Team Leader
5 4 (5.71%) User Experience Researcher
6 3 (4.29%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Designer
6 3 (4.29%) Senior User Experience Researcher
6 3 (4.29%) Senior UX Designer
6 3 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.86%) Information Scientist
7 2 (2.86%) IoT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) CSS
1 3 (4.29%) HTML
2 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.86%) React
2 2 (2.86%) Shiny
3 1 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.43%) Keras
3 1 (1.43%) REST
3 1 (1.43%) scikit-learn
3 1 (1.43%) SOAP
3 1 (1.43%) TensorFlow
3 1 (1.43%) Velocity
3 1 (1.43%) WCF
3 1 (1.43%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) XML
3 1 (1.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Life Science
2 6 (8.57%) User Experience
3 4 (5.71%) Biotechnology
3 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.29%) LIMS
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 2 (2.86%) PMI
6 1 (1.43%) CMDB
6 1 (1.43%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Windows
2 7 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.29%) Android
5 2 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.00%) Project Management
3 11 (15.71%) Analytics
4 10 (14.29%) Change Management
5 7 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 7 (10.00%) ETL
6 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (8.57%) Release Management
6 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.57%) Visualisation
7 5 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (7.14%) Capacity Management
7 5 (7.14%) Data Engineering
7 5 (7.14%) Data Management
7 5 (7.14%) Scrum
7 5 (7.14%) UML
7 5 (7.14%) Wireframes
8 4 (5.71%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.71%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) Python
2 5 (7.14%) R
3 3 (4.29%) C
3 3 (4.29%) C++
3 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.86%) Java
4 2 (2.86%) VBA
5 1 (1.43%) C#
5 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (4.29%) PhD
2 3 (4.29%) PMI Certification
2 3 (4.29%) PMP
2 3 (4.29%) Postgraduate
3 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.43%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.43%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) GxP
2 4 (5.71%) CDISC
2 4 (5.71%) HL7
2 4 (5.71%) QA
3 3 (4.29%) GDPR
4 2 (2.86%) ISO 13485
5 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.43%) DICOM
5 1 (1.43%) GAMP
5 1 (1.43%) GMP
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Adobe
1 8 (11.43%) Talend
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.57%) SAP
4 5 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 4 (5.71%) Sparx
6 3 (4.29%) CrowdStrike
6 3 (4.29%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (4.29%) Okta
7 2 (2.86%) Apple
7 2 (2.86%) Citrix
7 2 (2.86%) VMware
8 1 (1.43%) Ariba
8 1 (1.43%) IDERA
8 1 (1.43%) Informatica
8 1 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.43%) Tableau
8 1 (1.43%) Workday