Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 726 799 769
Rank change year-on-year +73 -30 +41
Contract jobs citing GxP 68 54 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.084% 0.058% 0.080%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.82% 0.53% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 39
England median daily rate £504 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.47% +1.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £372 £253 £356
90th Percentile £625 £569 £532
UK median daily rate £500 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +15.61% +1.76% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
England median hourly rate £59.00 £24.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.83% -52.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £56.50 £17.50 £43.30
90th Percentile £61.50 £36.00 £58.80
UK median hourly rate £59.00 £24.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +145.83% -52.00% -13.04%

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 8,335 10,244 10,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.26% 11.07% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,161 6,587 7,130
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £235 £261 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 347 313
England median hourly rate £21.42 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.82% +12.50% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.59
90th Percentile £56.00 £50.16 £48.09
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £21.73 £21.70
% change year-on-year -1.45% +0.14% -9.58%

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 16 September 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
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 16 September 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
South East +28 26 £475 -9.52% 2
London +51 17 £500 +6.95% 3
East of England +26 17 £600 +29.73% 1
North of England +17 6 £588 +113.64% 1
North West +11 6 £588 +80.77%
GxP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 43 (63.24%) Pharmaceutical
2 23 (33.82%) Validation
3 15 (22.06%) Risk Management
3 15 (22.06%) Change Management
3 15 (22.06%) Data Science
4 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (19.12%) Business Analysis
5 13 (19.12%) Project Management
5 13 (19.12%) SAP
6 11 (16.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (16.18%) ERP
6 11 (16.18%) Analytics
7 10 (14.71%) AWS
7 10 (14.71%) Life Science
7 10 (14.71%) Service Management
8 9 (13.24%) Finance
8 9 (13.24%) Manufacturing
8 9 (13.24%) Python
8 9 (13.24%) SQL
8 9 (13.24%) Degree
8 9 (13.24%) Computer Science
8 9 (13.24%) PMO
8 9 (13.24%) Flask
9 8 (11.76%) Business Process Analysis
9 8 (11.76%) Machine Learning
9 8 (11.76%) Documentum
9 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
10 7 (10.29%) Statistics
10 7 (10.29%) Operations Research
10 7 (10.29%) Regression Testing

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 8 (11.76%) Documentum
2 7 (10.29%) Jupyter
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (8.82%) TrackWise
2 2 (2.94%) assyst
2 2 (2.94%) NetSuite
2 2 (2.94%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.47%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.47%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.47%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) AWS
2 3 (4.41%) Azure
2 3 (4.41%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (4.41%) IaaS
2 3 (4.41%) SaaS
3 2 (2.94%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) SSL
1 2 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.41%) Big Data
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (1.47%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 43 (63.24%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.82%) Legal
4 2 (2.94%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Avionics
5 1 (1.47%) French Language
5 1 (1.47%) German Language
5 1 (1.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Analyst
2 12 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 7 (10.29%) Business Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Data Scientist
3 7 (10.29%) IT Manager
4 6 (8.82%) Compliance Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Data Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 4 (5.88%) Service Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Risk Manager
7 3 (4.41%) SAP Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.94%) IT Services Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) Flask
2 7 (10.29%) Pandas
3 6 (8.82%) Web Services
4 5 (7.35%) AngularJS
4 5 (7.35%) REST
5 3 (4.41%) .NET
5 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 3 (4.41%) Entity Framework
5 3 (4.41%) jQuery
5 3 (4.41%) Vue.js
5 3 (4.41%) XML
6 2 (2.94%) BAPI
6 2 (2.94%) Django
6 2 (2.94%) HTML
6 2 (2.94%) LDAP
6 2 (2.94%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (2.94%) React
6 2 (2.94%) Spring
7 1 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Life Science
2 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.82%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.41%) User Experience
6 1 (1.47%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) LIMS
6 1 (1.47%) Pharmacovigilance
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) Validation
2 15 (22.06%) Change Management
2 15 (22.06%) Data Science
2 15 (22.06%) Risk Management
3 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (19.12%) Business Analysis
4 13 (19.12%) Project Management
5 11 (16.18%) Analytics
5 11 (16.18%) ERP
6 10 (14.71%) Service Management
7 9 (13.24%) Computer Science
8 8 (11.76%) Business Process Analysis
8 8 (11.76%) Machine Learning
8 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.29%) Mathematics
9 7 (10.29%) Microservices
9 7 (10.29%) Project Delivery
9 7 (10.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 7 (10.29%) Scrum
9 7 (10.29%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) Python
1 9 (13.24%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) R
3 5 (7.35%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.41%) ABAP
4 3 (4.41%) C#
5 2 (2.94%) Java
5 2 (2.94%) Lua
5 2 (2.94%) Scala
6 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Degree
2 5 (7.35%) PhD
3 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.94%) PMP
4 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.47%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (13.24%) PMO
3 6 (8.82%) GAMP
4 5 (7.35%) QA
5 4 (5.88%) SLA
6 2 (2.94%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (2.94%) GDPR
7 1 (1.47%) COBIT
7 1 (1.47%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.94%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) SAP
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.88%) Workday
4 3 (4.41%) HP
5 2 (2.94%) Ariba
5 2 (2.94%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.94%) Google
5 2 (2.94%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.47%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle
6 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.47%) Talend