Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 530 757 808
Rank change year-on-year +227 +51 -50
Contract jobs citing GxP 52 69 57
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.083% 0.062%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.26% 0.80% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 27
Median daily rate £500 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £295 £313
90th Percentile £550 £534 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £390 £425
% change year-on-year +28.21% -8.24% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £57.50 £50.20 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.54% +93.08% -38.82%
10th Percentile £56.25 £42.91 £17.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £59.49 £48.50
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £41.40 £26.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% +59.23% -38.82%

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 4,142 8,617 11,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 9.88% 10.39% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,464 5,360 7,218
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £250 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 325 323
Median hourly rate £27.46 £22.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.06% -1.51% +7.08%
10th Percentile £13.06 £10.75 £11.85
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.50 £52.45
Median hourly rate £26.48 £22.75 £22.85
% change year-on-year +16.40% -0.42% -0.46%

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GxP in England

GxP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GxP in England.

Daily rate trend for GxP in England

GxP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GxP in England over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GxP in England

GxP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GxP in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 28 May 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
South East +141 27 £519 +48.21% 2
East of England +63 14 £475 +16.92% 4
London +178 4 £440 +16.56%
North of England +81 3 £375 -11.76% 1
North West +42 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Midlands - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £475 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
GxP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 23 (44.23%) Validation
2 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 15 (28.85%) Regulatory Compliance
5 14 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 12 (23.08%) GLP
6 12 (23.08%) LIMS
6 12 (23.08%) AWS
7 11 (21.15%) SaaS
8 10 (19.23%) Web Services
9 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (17.31%) QA
9 9 (17.31%) DevOps
9 9 (17.31%) SDLC
10 8 (15.38%) Azure
11 7 (13.46%) PaaS
11 7 (13.46%) Oracle
11 7 (13.46%) IaaS
12 6 (11.54%) SQL
12 6 (11.54%) Manufacturing
13 5 (9.62%) Information Management
13 5 (9.62%) Degree
13 5 (9.62%) JIRA
13 5 (9.62%) Release Management
13 5 (9.62%) QMS
13 5 (9.62%) REST
13 5 (9.62%) GitHub
13 5 (9.62%) Bitbucket
13 5 (9.62%) XML

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 4 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.08%) AWS
2 11 (21.15%) SaaS
3 8 (15.38%) Azure
4 7 (13.46%) IaaS
4 7 (13.46%) PaaS
5 5 (9.62%) GitHub
6 4 (7.69%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (7.69%) Amazon S3
6 4 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (7.69%) Office 365
6 4 (7.69%) Trello
7 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (7.69%) Apache Hive
1 4 (7.69%) Big Data
2 2 (3.85%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.92%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.92%) ObjectStore
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Bitbucket
1 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.62%) JIRA
General
1 17 (32.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (11.54%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.69%) Public Sector
4 3 (5.77%) Finance
4 3 (5.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Administrator
2 10 (19.23%) LIMS Administrator
3 5 (9.62%) Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
3 5 (9.62%) Release Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (7.69%) Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
5 3 (5.77%) Applications Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.85%) Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) IT Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Support Specialist
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) Web Services
2 5 (9.62%) REST
2 5 (9.62%) SOAP
2 5 (9.62%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) LIMS
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Life Science
2 4 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Unix
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Validation
2 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (28.85%) Regulatory Compliance
4 9 (17.31%) DevOps
4 9 (17.31%) SDLC
5 5 (9.62%) Information Management
5 5 (9.62%) Project Delivery
5 5 (9.62%) QMS
5 5 (9.62%) Quality Management
5 5 (9.62%) Release Management
5 5 (9.62%) Scrum
5 5 (9.62%) Technical Leadership
6 4 (7.69%) Capacity Management
6 4 (7.69%) Decision-Making
6 4 (7.69%) ETL
6 4 (7.69%) ITIL
6 4 (7.69%) Project Management
6 4 (7.69%) SOA
6 4 (7.69%) The Twelve-Factor App
7 3 (5.77%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) DBS Check
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (3.85%) CISSP
3 2 (3.85%) IIBA
3 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.85%) PMP
4 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 12 (23.08%) GLP
3 9 (17.31%) QA
3 9 (17.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (7.69%) GDPR
5 3 (5.77%) GAMP
6 2 (3.85%) HIPAA
7 1 (1.92%) GMP
7 1 (1.92%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (1.92%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Talend
4 1 (1.92%) HP
4 1 (1.92%) SAP