Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 787 780 789
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -6
Contract jobs citing GxP 64 86 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.088% 0.077%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.53% 0.78% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 34 24
England median daily rate £406 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.78% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £278 £261 £346
90th Percentile £525 £600 £536
UK median daily rate £402 £444 £448
% change year-on-year -9.35% -0.84% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
England median hourly rate £50.00 - £50.00
10th Percentile £43.30 - £28.38
90th Percentile £58.80 - £56.98
UK median hourly rate £45.31 - £45.00

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 12027 11068 12149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.67% 11.30% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7917 7283 7811
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £236
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 384 426
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +5.40% +11.10%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.00 £11.59
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.18 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% +16.88%

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GxP in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GxP in England

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GxP in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GxP in England

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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 22 November 2017. 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 -38 28 £370 -10.84% 3
South East +4 22 £500 -2.44% 1
Midlands - 5 - - 1
North of England +72 4 £350 -26.32%
North West +15 4 £350 -26.32%
East Midlands - 3 - -
South West +3 2 - -
East of England -14 2 £425 -10.53%
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
GxP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GxP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for GxP.

1 25 (39.06%) Pharmaceutical
2 21 (32.81%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (28.13%) Validation
5 17 (26.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (25.00%) Project Management
7 15 (23.44%) FMCG
8 14 (21.88%) Network Segmentation
9 12 (18.75%) SAP
9 12 (18.75%) Workflow
10 11 (17.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (15.63%) SQL
11 10 (15.63%) Manufacturing
11 10 (15.63%) Process Improvement
11 10 (15.63%) Data Quality
12 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (14.06%) Data Modelling
12 9 (14.06%) ETL
12 9 (14.06%) GAP Analysis
13 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
13 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 8 (12.50%) Migration
13 8 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
13 8 (12.50%) Data Conversion
13 8 (12.50%) Data Extraction
13 8 (12.50%) Data Mapping
13 8 (12.50%) Use Case
13 8 (12.50%) Business Analysis
13 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (12.50%) Analytics

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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 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.94%) SAP APO
1 7 (10.94%) SAP MM
2 5 (7.81%) SAP MDM
3 4 (6.25%) TrackWise
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.38%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (6.25%) SAP BW
5 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.13%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) LSMW
2 2 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 25 (39.06%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (15.63%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.81%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Finance
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (48.44%) Analyst
2 23 (35.94%) Business Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Project Manager
3 10 (15.63%) Security Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Data Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Operations Business Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) SAP Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) SAP Data Analyst
5 3 (4.69%) Architect
5 3 (4.69%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (4.69%) LIMS Manager
5 3 (4.69%) LIMS Project Manager
5 3 (4.69%) SAP Functional Analyst
5 3 (4.69%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.13%) Consultant
6 2 (3.13%) Operational Security Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) SAP Manager
6 2 (3.13%) SAP Project Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) Ajax
1 2 (3.13%) XML
1 2 (3.13%) XSL
1 2 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.81%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (23.44%) FMCG
3 6 (9.38%) AS400
3 6 (9.38%) CCTV
3 6 (9.38%) Data Structures
3 6 (9.38%) Life Science
4 5 (7.81%) LIMS
4 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.13%) Learning Management System
6 2 (3.13%) PMI
7 1 (1.56%) CMDB
7 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Unix
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Validation
2 17 (26.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (25.00%) Project Management
4 14 (21.88%) Network Segmentation
5 12 (18.75%) Workflow
6 10 (15.63%) Process Improvement
7 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (14.06%) Data Modelling
7 9 (14.06%) ETL
7 9 (14.06%) GAP Analysis
8 8 (12.50%) Analytics
8 8 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 8 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
8 8 (12.50%) Data Conversion
8 8 (12.50%) Data Extraction
8 8 (12.50%) Data Mapping
8 8 (12.50%) Migration
8 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.13%) C#
3 2 (3.13%) C++
3 2 (3.13%) Java
3 2 (3.13%) Perl
3 2 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) PMI Certification
2 5 (7.81%) PMP
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (15.63%) Data Quality
3 5 (7.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 5 (7.81%) GAMP
4 2 (3.13%) CDISC
4 2 (3.13%) GDPR
4 2 (3.13%) HL7
4 2 (3.13%) PMBOK
4 2 (3.13%) PMO
5 1 (1.56%) GMP
5 1 (1.56%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) SAP
2 5 (7.81%) LabWare
2 5 (7.81%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) Informatica
5 1 (1.56%) Acronis
5 1 (1.56%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.56%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.56%) DocuSign
5 1 (1.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.56%) Remedy
5 1 (1.56%) VMware