Period
to 12 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GxP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GxP over the 6 months to 12 December 2019 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.

GxP
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 692 804 813
Rank change year-on-year +112 +9 -37
Contract jobs citing GxP 63 59 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.086% 0.061% 0.065%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.82% 0.57% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 38
England median daily rate £515 £499 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +22.84% -12.22%
10th Percentile £363 £250 £297
90th Percentile £638 £615 £532
UK median daily rate £515 £499 £402
% change year-on-year +3.26% +23.99% -10.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
England median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -44.00% -
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £45.31
% change year-on-year -37.50% -38.20% -

GxP 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 7,645 10,335 12,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.47% 10.73% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,803 6,608 7,964
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £225 £256 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 356 319
England median hourly rate £22.80 £20.04 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -4.58% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.81 £10.72
90th Percentile £55.50 £48.75 £50.16
UK median hourly rate £21.46 £20.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year +7.29% -2.91% -9.12%

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GxP in England

GxP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GxP in England

GxP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GxP in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GxP in England

GxP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GxP in England

GxP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GxP in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GxP in England

GxP
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 GxP within the England region over the 6 months to 12 December 2019. 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
East of England +54 24 £588 -2.08% 5
London +98 16 £479 -10.93% 2
South East +46 12 £520 +26.44%
North of England +37 9 £575 +119.05% 3
North West +16 9 £575 +91.67% 3
West Midlands - 2 £338 - 2
Midlands - 2 £338 - 2
GxP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing GxP 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 GxP.

1 37 (58.73%) Pharmaceutical
2 20 (31.75%) Validation
3 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.63%) Change Management
5 11 (17.46%) SAP
6 10 (15.87%) Business Analysis
7 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 9 (14.29%) GAMP
7 9 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (14.29%) Analytics
7 9 (14.29%) Data Science
8 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
8 8 (12.70%) JIRA
8 8 (12.70%) AWS
8 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
8 8 (12.70%) SQL
8 8 (12.70%) Manufacturing
8 8 (12.70%) Finance
9 7 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 7 (11.11%) ERP
9 7 (11.11%) Python
9 7 (11.11%) Project Management
9 7 (11.11%) Hadoop
9 7 (11.11%) Test Management
9 7 (11.11%) Life Science
9 7 (11.11%) Mathematics
9 7 (11.11%) Statistics
9 7 (11.11%) Operations Research
9 7 (11.11%) Degree

GxP
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 7 (11.11%) Jupyter
2 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.76%) Documentum
4 2 (3.17%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) CMS
5 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.59%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) TrackWise
2 2 (3.17%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.59%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.59%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.59%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.59%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.59%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.59%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) AWS
2 4 (6.35%) Azure
3 3 (4.76%) Veeva
4 2 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.59%) Office 365
5 1 (1.59%) SaaS
5 1 (1.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) DHCP
1 1 (1.59%) DNS
1 1 (1.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (1.59%) Big Data
3 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) JIRA
2 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (58.73%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.35%) Legal
4 2 (3.17%) Law
4 2 (3.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) French Language
5 1 (1.59%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Project Manager
2 8 (12.70%) Analyst
3 7 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) Data Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Data Scientist
4 5 (7.94%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Consultant
5 4 (6.35%) IT Manager
5 4 (6.35%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 3 (4.76%) Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Compliance Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.17%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Computer Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.17%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.17%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) Flask
1 7 (11.11%) Pandas
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (3.17%) JSON
2 2 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (3.17%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) SAP PI
3 1 (1.59%) SAPUI5
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Life Science
2 6 (9.52%) Algorithms
3 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.17%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.59%) FMCG
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) Validation
2 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.63%) Change Management
4 10 (15.87%) Business Analysis
5 9 (14.29%) Analytics
5 9 (14.29%) Data Science
5 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
7 7 (11.11%) Business Process Analysis
7 7 (11.11%) ERP
7 7 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 7 (11.11%) Microservices
7 7 (11.11%) Operations Research
7 7 (11.11%) Project Management
7 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 7 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 7 (11.11%) Statistics
7 7 (11.11%) Test Management
8 6 (9.52%) Project Delivery
8 6 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) Python
2 7 (11.11%) R
3 2 (3.17%) C#
3 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) ABAP
4 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) PhD
3 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.17%) IIBA
3 2 (3.17%) Master's Degree
3 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.17%) PMP
3 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.59%) MCSA
4 1 (1.59%) MCSE
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.59%) NCDA
4 1 (1.59%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) GAMP
1 9 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (11.11%) PMO
3 5 (7.94%) Good Clinical Practice
4 4 (6.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (6.35%) GDPR
4 4 (6.35%) QA
5 2 (3.17%) GLP
5 2 (3.17%) SLA
6 1 (1.59%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.59%) SCCM
3 1 (1.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) SAP
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.76%) Ariba
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (3.17%) Cognizant
4 2 (3.17%) HP
4 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.59%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.59%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.59%) NetApp
5 1 (1.59%) Talend
5 1 (1.59%) Veritas
5 1 (1.59%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) Workday