Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 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.

GxP
UK > England
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 800 789
Rank change year-on-year -16 -11 +16
Contract jobs citing GxP 61 60 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.064% 0.063% 0.087%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.60% 0.50% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 32
England median daily rate £471 £401 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.48% -13.27% +3.35%
10th Percentile £251 £278 £266
90th Percentile £613 £528 £600
UK median daily rate £471 £400 £456
% change year-on-year +17.81% -12.33% +7.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
England median hourly rate £28.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £45.31 -
% change year-on-year -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 10,094 11,990 10,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.59% 12.62% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,464 7,927 7,171
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £230
90th Percentile £625 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 318 385
England median hourly rate £20.24 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% -6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.86 £10.77
90th Percentile £48.25 £51.30 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £20.16 £20.80 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.10% -7.56% -

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 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
North of England +1 18 £275 -42.11% 4
London -18 18 £538 +45.27% 1
South East -19 15 £411 -14.32% 1
North West +1 10 £288 -39.47% 4
East of England +2 9 £575 +44.65% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £250 -
GxP
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 33 (54.10%) Pharmaceutical
2 17 (27.87%) Validation
3 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.23%) Project Management
4 11 (18.03%) Quality Management
4 11 (18.03%) Legal
4 11 (18.03%) Business Analysis
5 10 (16.39%) Waterfall
5 10 (16.39%) SharePoint
6 9 (14.75%) Windows
6 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.75%) Active Directory
6 9 (14.75%) Degree
6 9 (14.75%) Finance
6 9 (14.75%) Office 365
6 9 (14.75%) Acronis
6 9 (14.75%) Windows 10
6 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
7 8 (13.11%) PMO
7 8 (13.11%) Analytics
7 8 (13.11%) Time Management
7 8 (13.11%) QMS
7 8 (13.11%) Marketing
7 8 (13.11%) Life Science
7 8 (13.11%) QA
7 8 (13.11%) GMP
7 8 (13.11%) ERP
7 8 (13.11%) MS Access
7 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (13.11%) SAP

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 10 (16.39%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.48%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (8.20%) CMS
4 3 (4.92%) Drupal
5 2 (3.28%) Documentum
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) TrackWise
2 3 (4.92%) Social Studio
2 3 (4.92%) Sprinklr
3 2 (3.28%) SAP CO
3 2 (3.28%) SAP FI
3 2 (3.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.64%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.64%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Office 365
2 3 (4.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.28%) Veeva
4 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) LAN
1 1 (1.64%) WAN
1 1 (1.64%) Wireless
1 1 (1.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) MS Access
2 2 (3.28%) EDMS
2 2 (3.28%) Power BI
3 1 (1.64%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
General
1 33 (54.10%) Pharmaceutical
2 11 (18.03%) Legal
3 9 (14.75%) Finance
4 8 (13.11%) Marketing
5 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.64%) Billing
6 1 (1.64%) French Language
6 1 (1.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Consultant
2 14 (22.95%) Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Project Manager
3 11 (18.03%) Validation Consultant
4 9 (14.75%) Support Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Data Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) IT Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Compliance Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Digital Project Manager
9 2 (3.28%) SAP CO Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) SAP FI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) CSS
1 5 (8.20%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) COM
2 2 (3.28%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.64%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Life Science
2 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.48%) Virtual Team
3 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) FMCG
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.64%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) Windows
1 9 (14.75%) Windows 10
1 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Validation
2 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.23%) Project Management
3 11 (18.03%) Business Analysis
3 11 (18.03%) Quality Management
4 10 (16.39%) Waterfall
5 8 (13.11%) Analytics
5 8 (13.11%) ERP
5 8 (13.11%) QMS
5 8 (13.11%) Time Management
6 7 (11.48%) Analytical Thinking
6 7 (11.48%) PRINCE2
6 7 (11.48%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (9.84%) Content Management
7 6 (9.84%) Matrix Organization
7 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
7 6 (9.84%) Regulatory Compliance
7 6 (9.84%) Risk Management
7 6 (9.84%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) C#
1 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) APMP
2 5 (8.20%) ISEB
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) GMP
1 8 (13.11%) PMO
1 8 (13.11%) QA
2 5 (8.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (3.28%) GAMP
3 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.64%) GLP
System Software
1 9 (14.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Acronis
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) SAP
3 5 (8.20%) ServiceNow
4 4 (6.56%) Oracle
5 3 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.28%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.28%) OpenText
6 2 (3.28%) Siebel
7 1 (1.64%) Apple
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco
7 1 (1.64%) Concur
7 1 (1.64%) Google
7 1 (1.64%) Infor
7 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.64%) Talend
7 1 (1.64%) VMware