Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK > England
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 346 347 316
Rank change year-on-year +1 -31 +86
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 515 295 339
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.65% 0.76%
As % of the General category 1.29% 1.23% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 185 207
10th Percentile £338 £325 £285
25th Percentile £410 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 26
10th Percentile £30.90 £14.66 £14.63
25th Percentile £47.38 £19.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £23.16
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% +83.51% -3.50%
75th Percentile £59.88 £49.00 £44.08
90th Percentile £70.50 £55.40 £60.25
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £45.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year +8.89% +85.57% -

Pharmaceutical is in the General Skills 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 common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 39,880 24,017 22,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 56.73% 53.02% 50.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,919 16,229 14,910
10th Percentile £318 £300 £253
25th Percentile £431 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £602 £588
90th Percentile £756 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,296 948 910
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.36
25th Percentile £14.72 £14.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.32 £19.70
Median % change year-on-year -3.67% +13.30% +5.07%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.19 £38.73
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.08 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.95%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in England

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in England

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Pharmaceutical in England over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in England

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Pharmaceutical in England

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Pharmaceutical in England over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in England

Pharmaceutical
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 Pharmaceutical within the England region over the 6 months to 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -24 229 £506 +1.25% 70
East of England -1 73 £520 -0.95% 74
North of England -26 49 £440 -12.09% 63
North West -14 44 £423 -15.58% 43
South East -21 43 £475 -12.84% 55
Midlands -53 23 £500 +5.26% 24
East Midlands -30 12 £500 +5.26% 15
West Midlands -39 9 £675 +42.11% 9
South West -28 6 £415 -38.97% 31
Yorkshire -36 5 £600 +23.08% 10
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical.

1 184 (35.73%) Agile
2 81 (15.73%) Social Skills
3 75 (14.56%) DevOps
4 74 (14.37%) Project Management
5 72 (13.98%) Python
6 68 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
7 62 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 62 (12.04%) Azure
8 59 (11.46%) Validation
8 59 (11.46%) Analytics
9 57 (11.07%) Degree
10 56 (10.87%) Microsoft
11 53 (10.29%) GxP
12 51 (9.90%) Finance
13 49 (9.51%) Data Science
14 47 (9.13%) Life Science
15 46 (8.93%) AWS
16 43 (8.35%) Manufacturing
17 42 (8.16%) SQL
17 42 (8.16%) Veeva
18 41 (7.96%) SAP
19 38 (7.38%) Visualisation
20 37 (7.18%) Artificial Intelligence
20 37 (7.18%) Scrum
21 36 (6.99%) Machine Learning
22 34 (6.60%) Microsoft Excel
23 33 (6.41%) Change Management
24 32 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
24 32 (6.21%) QA
25 31 (6.02%) Power Platform

Pharmaceutical
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 13 (2.52%) SAS
2 8 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.36%) Confluence
4 6 (1.17%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.17%) CMS
4 6 (1.17%) Jupyter
5 5 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.19%) Documentum
7 1 (0.19%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (6.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Revit
6 1 (0.19%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (2.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.17%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.78%) SAP MDG
3 4 (0.78%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.58%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.39%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.39%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.19%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.19%) SAP PP-PI
6 1 (0.19%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 62 (12.04%) Azure
2 46 (8.93%) AWS
3 42 (8.16%) Veeva
4 31 (6.02%) Power Platform
5 18 (3.50%) GCP
6 11 (2.14%) Microsoft 365
6 11 (2.14%) SaaS
7 8 (1.55%) IaaS
7 8 (1.55%) PaaS
8 6 (1.17%) Amazon EMR
8 6 (1.17%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.17%) Serverless
9 4 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.78%) Azure Service Bus
10 3 (0.58%) Amazon Neptune
10 3 (0.58%) Azure App Service
10 3 (0.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.58%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.94%) Firewall
2 5 (0.97%) DNS
3 4 (0.78%) Wireless
4 3 (0.58%) DHCP
4 3 (0.58%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.58%) VPN
5 2 (0.39%) 5G
5 2 (0.39%) HTTP
5 2 (0.39%) Internet
5 2 (0.39%) Intranet
5 2 (0.39%) LTE
5 2 (0.39%) SMTP
5 2 (0.39%) WebEx
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.19%) Network Security
6 1 (0.19%) Profibus
6 1 (0.19%) SD-WAN
6 1 (0.19%) SNMP
6 1 (0.19%) SSH
6 1 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.02%) Power BI
2 28 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (4.85%) Tableau
4 22 (4.27%) Amazon Redshift
5 14 (2.72%) Big Data
6 13 (2.52%) SQL Server
7 10 (1.94%) MySQL
8 8 (1.55%) Data Lake
8 8 (1.55%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.36%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.97%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.97%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 5 (0.97%) DB2
12 4 (0.78%) Amazon Athena
12 4 (0.78%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
12 4 (0.78%) Metadata
12 4 (0.78%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 25 (4.85%) JIRA
2 23 (4.47%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.36%) Selenium
4 6 (1.17%) Balsamiq
4 6 (1.17%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.78%) CircleCI
6 4 (0.78%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.58%) JMeter
7 3 (0.58%) NeoLoad
7 3 (0.58%) Subversion
8 2 (0.39%) eggPlant
8 2 (0.39%) ERwin
8 2 (0.39%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.19%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.19%) Moq
9 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 81 (15.73%) Social Skills
2 68 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (9.90%) Finance
4 43 (8.35%) Manufacturing
5 27 (5.24%) Marketing
6 17 (3.30%) Retail
7 16 (3.11%) Influencing Skills
7 16 (3.11%) Legal
8 14 (2.72%) Presentation Skills
9 13 (2.52%) Automotive
10 9 (1.75%) Banking
11 8 (1.55%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (1.36%) French Language
12 7 (1.36%) Italian Language
12 7 (1.36%) Public Sector
13 5 (0.97%) Publishing
14 4 (0.78%) Organisational Skills
14 4 (0.78%) Russian Language
15 3 (0.58%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 93 (18.06%) Analyst
2 58 (11.26%) Developer
3 52 (10.10%) Business Analyst
4 49 (9.51%) Project Manager
5 36 (6.99%) Architect
6 23 (4.47%) Data Scientist
7 22 (4.27%) Regulatory Business Analyst
8 19 (3.69%) AWS Developer
9 17 (3.30%) Consultant
9 17 (3.30%) IT Manager
10 16 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (2.91%) Data Analyst
11 15 (2.91%) Data Architect
12 14 (2.72%) IT Project Manager
12 14 (2.72%) Python Developer
13 13 (2.52%) Programmer
13 13 (2.52%) React Developer
14 12 (2.33%) Programme Manager
15 11 (2.14%) DevOps Engineer
15 11 (2.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.24%) .NET
2 20 (3.88%) .NET Framework
2 20 (3.88%) React
3 19 (3.69%) CSS
4 17 (3.30%) Entity Framework
5 16 (3.11%) .NET Core
6 14 (2.72%) HTML
6 14 (2.72%) Sass
7 13 (2.52%) Django
8 10 (1.94%) WPF
9 8 (1.55%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.55%) Node.js
10 7 (1.36%) Kafka
10 7 (1.36%) RESTful
10 7 (1.36%) Web Services
11 6 (1.17%) JSON
11 6 (1.17%) Middleware
11 6 (1.17%) Pandas
11 6 (1.17%) Spring Boot
11 6 (1.17%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.13%) Life Science
2 30 (5.83%) Biotechnology
3 23 (4.47%) User Experience
4 19 (3.69%) FMCG
5 18 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.50%) NHS
6 15 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.14%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.94%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.17%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.17%) IoT
10 5 (0.97%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.97%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.97%) Social Media
11 4 (0.78%) LIMS
11 4 (0.78%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.30%) Windows
2 6 (1.17%) Linux
3 5 (0.97%) Windows 10
4 4 (0.78%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.19%) Android
6 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (35.73%) Agile
2 75 (14.56%) DevOps
3 74 (14.37%) Project Management
4 62 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 59 (11.46%) Analytics
5 59 (11.46%) Validation
6 49 (9.51%) Data Science
7 38 (7.38%) Visualisation
8 37 (7.18%) Artificial Intelligence
8 37 (7.18%) Scrum
9 36 (6.99%) Machine Learning
10 33 (6.41%) Change Management
11 32 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (6.02%) Requirements Gathering
13 30 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
13 30 (5.83%) Software Engineering
14 29 (5.63%) Decision-Making
15 28 (5.44%) Test Automation
16 26 (5.05%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (5.05%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 72 (13.98%) Python
2 42 (8.16%) SQL
3 30 (5.83%) C#
4 23 (4.47%) Java
5 16 (3.11%) R
5 16 (3.11%) TypeScript
6 13 (2.52%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.94%) C++
8 5 (0.97%) C
8 5 (0.97%) Go
8 5 (0.97%) Scala
9 4 (0.78%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.58%) Bash
10 3 (0.58%) VBA
11 2 (0.39%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.39%) ES6
11 2 (0.39%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.19%) PHP
12 1 (0.19%) Ruby
12 1 (0.19%) XAML
Qualifications
1 57 (11.07%) Degree
2 12 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.55%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.17%) CISM
4 6 (1.17%) PhD
4 6 (1.17%) PMP
5 5 (0.97%) CISSP
5 5 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.97%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.78%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.58%) ACCA
7 3 (0.58%) CISA
8 2 (0.39%) CGEIT
8 2 (0.39%) CIMA
8 2 (0.39%) CPIM
8 2 (0.39%) CRISC
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (10.29%) GxP
2 32 (6.21%) QA
3 24 (4.66%) Good Clinical Practice
4 22 (4.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 14 (2.72%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.55%) PMO
7 7 (1.36%) CDISC
8 6 (1.17%) ISO 13485
9 5 (0.97%) GDPR
9 5 (0.97%) NIST
10 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.58%) SLA
11 3 (0.58%) WAI
12 2 (0.39%) Accessibility
12 2 (0.39%) COBIT
12 2 (0.39%) GRC
12 2 (0.39%) HL7
12 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.19%) ISA99
13 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 28 (5.44%) Docker
2 13 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.19%) Firmware
4 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (3.11%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.91%) Terraform
3 5 (0.97%) Ansible
4 4 (0.78%) MIIS
5 3 (0.58%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.39%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.39%) SCCM
6 2 (0.39%) WSUS
7 1 (0.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.19%) CASB
7 1 (0.19%) Grafana
7 1 (0.19%) Istio
7 1 (0.19%) Kibana
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 56 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.96%) SAP
3 25 (4.85%) Oracle
4 16 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (2.33%) Google
6 9 (1.75%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.17%) Adobe
7 6 (1.17%) Ariba
7 6 (1.17%) Cisco
8 5 (0.97%) Cognos
8 5 (0.97%) IBM
8 5 (0.97%) Netezza
8 5 (0.97%) Siemens
8 5 (0.97%) Teradata
8 5 (0.97%) Workday
9 4 (0.78%) Cadence
9 4 (0.78%) Informatica
10 3 (0.58%) Databricks
10 3 (0.58%) Palo Alto
11 2 (0.39%) Sitecore