Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GCP over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 832 863
Rank change year-on-year -14 +31 -8
Contract jobs citing GCP 14 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.015% 0.007% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.055% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 10
England median daily rate £325 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -37.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £278
90th Percentile £569 £275 £602
UK median daily rate £325 £250 £400
% change year-on-year +30.00% -37.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

GCP is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 10,253 10,893 11,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.91% 12.06% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,597 7,183 7,246
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.16%
10th Percentile £259 £263 £231
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.00% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 317 395
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -17.06% +11.90%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.30 £48.09 £46.55
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.90 £23.78
% change year-on-year -1.83% -7.91% +10.35%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GCP in England

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GCP in England

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCP in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GCP in England

GCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GCP in England

GCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCP within the England region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. 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
London - 6 £313 - 67
South East - 4 £563 - 9
East of England -11 1 £463 +85.00% 6
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GCP 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 England region with a requirement for GCP.

1 10 (71.43%) Quality Management
1 10 (71.43%) QMS
2 8 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (57.14%) Process Improvement
2 8 (57.14%) Data Management
3 7 (50.00%) Validation
4 6 (42.86%) ETL
5 5 (35.71%) SAS
5 5 (35.71%) GxP
5 5 (35.71%) GMP
5 5 (35.71%) Project Planning
5 5 (35.71%) Life Science
5 5 (35.71%) Revenue Recognition
6 4 (28.57%) Traceability Matrix
6 4 (28.57%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (28.57%) Clinical Data Management
6 4 (28.57%) SaaS
6 4 (28.57%) PaaS
6 4 (28.57%) GLP
6 4 (28.57%) CAD
6 4 (28.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
7 3 (21.43%) LIMS
7 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
7 3 (21.43%) CAPA
7 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (21.43%) Content Management
7 3 (21.43%) Document Management

GCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 5 (35.71%) SAS
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (14.29%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) PaaS
1 4 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (14.29%) Publishing
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Implementation Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) IT Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) SAS Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Compliance Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Manager
4 1 (7.14%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Validation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Life Science
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) LIMS
3 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) QMS
1 10 (71.43%) Quality Management
2 8 (57.14%) Data Management
2 8 (57.14%) Process Improvement
3 7 (50.00%) Validation
4 6 (42.86%) ETL
5 5 (35.71%) Project Planning
5 5 (35.71%) Revenue Recognition
6 4 (28.57%) CAD
6 4 (28.57%) Clinical Data Management
6 4 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (28.57%) Traceability Matrix
7 3 (21.43%) CAPA
7 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
7 3 (21.43%) Content Management
7 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) Document Management
7 3 (21.43%) Release Management
7 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) R
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) GMP
1 5 (35.71%) GxP
2 4 (28.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (28.57%) GLP
3 1 (7.14%) GAMP
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) SAP