Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 317 322 376
Rank change year-on-year +5 +54 +69
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 299 395 590
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.73% 0.67%
As % of the General category 1.73% 1.99% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 251 365
10th Percentile £312 £280 £250
25th Percentile £386 £375 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £538
90th Percentile £632 £650 £621
UK median daily rate £500 £486 £443
% change year-on-year +2.83% +9.89% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 49
10th Percentile £15.63 £15.00 £13.20
25th Percentile £27.25 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.82 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +97.20% -4.92% -30.43%
75th Percentile £57.50 £38.33 £38.75
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.75 £46.05
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £23.16 £24.25
% change year-on-year +94.30% -4.49% -30.71%

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 17,270 19,856 34,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.43% 36.87% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,846 13,345 23,688
10th Percentile £313 £280 £305
25th Percentile £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £613 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £481 £484
% change year-on-year +4.00% -0.67% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 630 842
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £12.25
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.90% - -2.33%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £41.50
90th Percentile £52.93 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £20.86
% change year-on-year +11.63% +3.09% -0.69%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +26 123 £500 -1.48% 71
East of England -5 46 £500 - 34
Midlands +50 38 £431 +4.55% 26
East Midlands +43 30 £440 -12.00% 11
South East -3 26 £525 +14.75% 67
North of England +34 25 £500 +8.11% 47
North West +2 16 £500 +8.11% 30
West Midlands +28 7 £419 +210.19% 15
Yorkshire +39 5 £550 - 14
North East - 4 £303 - 3
South West +66 3 £680 - 14
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 76 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (16.72%) Project Management
3 45 (15.05%) Finance
4 44 (14.72%) Analytics
5 40 (13.38%) SAP
6 38 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (11.37%) Manufacturing
7 34 (11.37%) Azure
8 33 (11.04%) Python
9 31 (10.37%) SQL
10 29 (9.70%) Degree
11 27 (9.03%) JIRA
11 27 (9.03%) Change Management
12 26 (8.70%) Life Science
12 26 (8.70%) DevOps
12 26 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (8.36%) Data Science
14 24 (8.03%) Migration
14 24 (8.03%) FMCG
15 22 (7.36%) Retail
15 22 (7.36%) Validation
16 21 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (7.02%) Microsoft
16 21 (7.02%) Windows
17 19 (6.35%) Marketing
18 18 (6.02%) Data Management
18 18 (6.02%) R
18 18 (6.02%) Salesforce.com
18 18 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
19 17 (5.69%) Tableau

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 14 (4.68%) SAS
2 9 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.68%) Jupyter
4 6 (2.01%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.67%) Apache
6 4 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.34%) Anypoint
6 4 (1.34%) Confluence
6 4 (1.34%) WordPress
7 3 (1.00%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.67%) CMS
8 2 (0.67%) nginx
8 2 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.33%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) Pipeline Pilot
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (1.34%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.34%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.34%) SAP PP
3 3 (1.00%) SAP MM
3 3 (1.00%) SAP PM
3 3 (1.00%) SAP QM
3 3 (1.00%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.00%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.67%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.67%) SAP PLM
4 2 (0.67%) TrackWise
4 2 (0.67%) Workfront
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.33%) iTrent
5 1 (0.33%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.33%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.37%) Azure
2 15 (5.02%) AWS
3 14 (4.68%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (4.35%) Power Platform
5 9 (3.01%) GitHub
6 6 (2.01%) PaaS
7 5 (1.67%) GCP
8 4 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.34%) IaaS
8 4 (1.34%) Veeva
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.00%) SaaS
10 2 (0.67%) Logic Apps
10 2 (0.67%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.33%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.67%) Firewall
2 4 (1.34%) DNS
2 4 (1.34%) HTTP
2 4 (1.34%) WAN
3 3 (1.00%) LAN
3 3 (1.00%) Skype
3 3 (1.00%) VPN
4 2 (0.67%) DHCP
4 2 (0.67%) Network Security
4 2 (0.67%) PBX
4 2 (0.67%) SD-WAN
4 2 (0.67%) SMTP
4 2 (0.67%) VoIP
5 1 (0.33%) MPLS
5 1 (0.33%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.33%) VLAN
5 1 (0.33%) Wireless
5 1 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.69%) Tableau
2 13 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.68%) Big Data
3 11 (3.68%) Power BI
4 9 (3.01%) Spotfire
5 7 (2.34%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.34%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.67%) Electronic Patient Records
6 5 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.67%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.67%) Qlik Sense
7 4 (1.34%) MySQL
7 4 (1.34%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.00%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.67%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.67%) Data Vault
9 2 (0.67%) MS Access
9 2 (0.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 27 (9.03%) JIRA
2 13 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.34%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.01%) ERwin
6 5 (1.67%) ER Studio
6 5 (1.67%) Maven
7 4 (1.34%) Hudson
8 3 (1.00%) git-flow
8 3 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.67%) JUnit
9 2 (0.67%) XMLSpy
10 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.33%) LSMW
10 1 (0.33%) MSI
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.33%) Selenium
10 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (15.05%) Finance
2 34 (11.37%) Manufacturing
3 22 (7.36%) Retail
4 19 (6.35%) Marketing
5 8 (2.68%) Law
6 6 (2.01%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.67%) Legal
8 4 (1.34%) Public Sector
9 3 (1.00%) French Language
9 3 (1.00%) German Language
9 3 (1.00%) Italian Language
9 3 (1.00%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.67%) Banking
10 2 (0.67%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (16.05%) Project Manager
2 40 (13.38%) Analyst
3 30 (10.03%) Architect
4 25 (8.36%) Developer
5 24 (8.03%) Business Analyst
6 15 (5.02%) Consultant
7 12 (4.01%) Programmer
8 11 (3.68%) IT Manager
9 10 (3.34%) Change Manager
9 10 (3.34%) Data Analyst
9 10 (3.34%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.68%) Data Engineer
10 8 (2.68%) IT Project Manager
10 8 (2.68%) Software Engineer
11 7 (2.34%) .NET Software Engineer
11 7 (2.34%) C# Software Engineer
11 7 (2.34%) Data Architect
11 7 (2.34%) Senior Manager
12 6 (2.01%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.68%) .NET
2 13 (4.35%) REST
3 12 (4.01%) React
4 9 (3.01%) XML
5 8 (2.68%) NumPy
5 8 (2.68%) Pandas
6 7 (2.34%) PySpark
7 6 (2.01%) JSON
7 6 (2.01%) TensorFlow
8 5 (1.67%) JDBC
8 5 (1.67%) Leaflet
8 5 (1.67%) Node.js
8 5 (1.67%) OpenLayers
8 5 (1.67%) Swagger
8 5 (1.67%) Web Services
9 4 (1.34%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.34%) CSS
9 4 (1.34%) HTML
9 4 (1.34%) MFC
9 4 (1.34%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 26 (8.70%) Life Science
2 24 (8.03%) FMCG
3 15 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.35%) Biotechnology
5 12 (4.01%) User Experience
6 8 (2.68%) Virtual Team
7 7 (2.34%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.34%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.01%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.67%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.34%) LIMS
10 4 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.00%) NHS
12 2 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.67%) Pharmacovigilance
12 2 (0.67%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.67%) Robotics
12 2 (0.67%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.02%) Windows
2 13 (4.35%) Linux
3 10 (3.34%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.34%) Unix
5 3 (1.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.67%) AIX
6 2 (0.67%) Android
6 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (16.72%) Project Management
3 44 (14.72%) Analytics
4 38 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (9.03%) Change Management
6 26 (8.70%) DevOps
7 25 (8.36%) Data Science
8 24 (8.03%) Migration
9 22 (7.36%) Validation
10 21 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (6.02%) Data Management
11 18 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (5.69%) CRM
13 16 (5.35%) Computer Science
13 16 (5.35%) Project Delivery
13 16 (5.35%) Visualisation
14 15 (5.02%) Business Analysis
15 14 (4.68%) Data Modelling
15 14 (4.68%) Scrum
16 13 (4.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.04%) Python
2 31 (10.37%) SQL
3 18 (6.02%) R
4 15 (5.02%) C#
5 14 (4.68%) Java
5 14 (4.68%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.68%) C++
7 6 (2.01%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.67%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.00%) C
9 3 (1.00%) PHP
9 3 (1.00%) Scala
9 3 (1.00%) VBA
10 2 (0.67%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.33%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.33%) ES6
11 1 (0.33%) Go
11 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (9.70%) Degree
2 11 (3.68%) PMP
3 8 (2.68%) PhD
3 8 (2.68%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.67%) CGEIT
5 2 (0.67%) CISA
5 2 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.67%) CRISC
5 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.33%) ACCA
6 1 (0.33%) CCNA
6 1 (0.33%) CIMA
6 1 (0.33%) CISM
6 1 (0.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.35%) QA
2 12 (4.01%) GxP
2 12 (4.01%) PMO
3 10 (3.34%) CDISC
3 10 (3.34%) GDPR
4 7 (2.34%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.34%) GMP
5 4 (1.34%) COBIT
6 3 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.67%) Good Clinical Practice
7 2 (0.67%) GRC
7 2 (0.67%) SLA
8 1 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.33%) DICOM
8 1 (0.33%) GAMP
8 1 (0.33%) GLP
8 1 (0.33%) HL7
8 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.33%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 9 (3.01%) Active Directory
1 9 (3.01%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) IAG
2 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (4.01%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.01%) Terraform
3 2 (0.67%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.67%) SCCM
4 1 (0.33%) Ansible
4 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.33%) PingFederate
4 1 (0.33%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (13.38%) SAP
2 21 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.02%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (3.34%) Adobe
5 9 (3.01%) Oracle
6 7 (2.34%) Alteryx
6 7 (2.34%) Dataiku
7 6 (2.01%) MuleSoft
8 5 (1.67%) Ariba
8 5 (1.67%) Workday
9 4 (1.34%) Google
9 4 (1.34%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.00%) Cadence
10 3 (1.00%) Cisco
10 3 (1.00%) Concur
10 3 (1.00%) HP
10 3 (1.00%) Informatica
10 3 (1.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 2 (0.67%) Citrix
11 2 (0.67%) GoldenSource