Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 406 256 369
Rank change year-on-year -150 +113 +65
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 385 267 536
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.98% 0.69%
As % of the General category 1.06% 1.84% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 143 319
10th Percentile £300 £301 £278
25th Percentile £405 £363 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +9.20%
75th Percentile £625 £558 £575
90th Percentile £688 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +0.05% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 16 34
10th Percentile £13.88 £14.25 £14.08
25th Percentile £25.25 £20.44 £15.25
Median hourly rate £49.00 £31.50 £22.17
Median % change year-on-year +55.56% +42.10% -31.79%
75th Percentile £62.50 £57.50 £31.63
90th Percentile £65.00 £61.75 £38.95
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £33.00 £22.17
% change year-on-year +48.48% +48.87% -27.32%

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 36,181 14,539 39,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.50% 53.40% 51.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,763 9,968 26,078
10th Percentile £307 £278 £263
25th Percentile £413 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,238 485 1,346
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.14
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +17.65% +3.89%
75th Percentile £41.96 £42.75 £39.69
90th Percentile £59.83 £51.66 £50.13
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year -13.64% +16.56% +7.86%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -112 211 £525 +5.00% 66
East of England -61 45 £455 -4.21% 46
South East -68 44 £425 -15.00% 39
Midlands -85 24 £475 +10.14% 23
East Midlands -46 17 £488 +14.71% 10
North of England -76 17 £515 +21.06% 45
North West -68 12 £513 +10.81% 26
West Midlands -70 7 £475 +11.76% 13
Yorkshire -44 4 £527 - 17
South West -62 4 £375 +7.14% 13
North East -10 1 - - 2
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 88 (22.86%) Social Skills
2 78 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (14.55%) Degree
4 55 (14.29%) Azure
4 55 (14.29%) Project Management
5 48 (12.47%) SQL
5 48 (12.47%) Finance
6 47 (12.21%) Python
7 39 (10.13%) Manufacturing
7 39 (10.13%) Analytics
7 39 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (8.83%) Validation
9 34 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (8.31%) SAP
10 32 (8.31%) Microsoft
11 31 (8.05%) FMCG
12 30 (7.79%) Data Modelling
13 28 (7.27%) Git (software)
13 28 (7.27%) Marketing
13 28 (7.27%) User Experience
14 27 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (6.75%) React
15 26 (6.75%) Data Analysis
15 26 (6.75%) AWS
16 25 (6.49%) Visualisation
17 24 (6.23%) Software Engineering
17 24 (6.23%) Life Science
17 24 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
17 24 (6.23%) Migration

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 10 (2.60%) CMS
2 6 (1.56%) SAS
3 3 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (0.78%) Confluence
3 3 (0.78%) Drupal
3 3 (0.78%) Jupyter
3 3 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.30%) InVision
3 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.30%) Sketch
4 3 (0.78%) Figma
4 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.26%) InDesign
6 1 (0.26%) Lectora
Business Applications
1 12 (3.12%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (2.08%) SAP CO
2 8 (2.08%) SAP FI
2 8 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.78%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.78%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.52%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 2 (0.52%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.52%) Sprinklr
4 2 (0.52%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.26%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 55 (14.29%) Azure
2 26 (6.75%) AWS
3 24 (6.23%) Power Platform
4 15 (3.90%) Serverless
5 12 (3.12%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (2.34%) SaaS
7 8 (2.08%) GCP
8 7 (1.82%) Veeva
9 6 (1.56%) Microsoft 365
10 3 (0.78%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.78%) Collibra
10 3 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.78%) PaaS
10 3 (0.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.52%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.52%) GitHub
11 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.34%) Firewall
1 9 (2.34%) Network Security
2 3 (0.78%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (0.52%) BGP
3 2 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.52%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (0.52%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.52%) OSPF
3 2 (0.52%) VPN
3 2 (0.52%) Wireless
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.26%) DNS
4 1 (0.26%) HTTP
4 1 (0.26%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) LAN
4 1 (0.26%) NaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.23%) Power BI
2 21 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (4.68%) Tableau
4 12 (3.12%) MongoDB
4 12 (3.12%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (2.08%) Redis
5 8 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.82%) MySQL
6 7 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.82%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.56%) Data Lake
7 6 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.56%) SAP BW
8 5 (1.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 5 (1.30%) Metadata
9 3 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.78%) Big Data
9 3 (0.78%) Delta Lake
9 3 (0.78%) Impala
Development Applications
1 28 (7.27%) Git (software)
2 18 (4.68%) Bitbucket
3 12 (3.12%) JIRA
4 10 (2.60%) Balsamiq
5 8 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.52%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.52%) ER Studio
8 2 (0.52%) ERwin
8 2 (0.52%) Postman
8 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.26%) JMeter
9 1 (0.26%) JUnit
9 1 (0.26%) Mockito
9 1 (0.26%) Selenium
9 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
General
1 88 (22.86%) Social Skills
2 48 (12.47%) Finance
3 39 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (10.13%) Manufacturing
4 28 (7.27%) Marketing
5 20 (5.19%) Retail
6 14 (3.64%) Presentation Skills
7 11 (2.86%) Influencing Skills
8 8 (2.08%) Legal
9 6 (1.56%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (1.56%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.30%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (1.30%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.78%) Automotive
11 3 (0.78%) Banking
12 2 (0.52%) Advertising
12 2 (0.52%) Electronics
12 2 (0.52%) French Language
12 2 (0.52%) Law
12 2 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (14.29%) Analyst
2 54 (14.03%) Developer
3 47 (12.21%) Project Manager
4 34 (8.83%) Architect
5 30 (7.79%) Business Analyst
6 21 (5.45%) React Developer
7 18 (4.68%) Consultant
7 18 (4.68%) Software Engineer
8 14 (3.64%) Python Engineer
9 12 (3.12%) Data Engineer
10 10 (2.60%) .NET Software Engineer
10 10 (2.60%) C# Software Engineer
10 10 (2.60%) Data Analyst
11 9 (2.34%) Technical Architect
12 8 (2.08%) AWS Developer
12 8 (2.08%) Data Scientist
12 8 (2.08%) Programme Manager
13 7 (1.82%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (1.82%) IT Manager
13 7 (1.82%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.75%) React
2 19 (4.94%) .NET
3 14 (3.64%) CSS
4 12 (3.12%) REST
5 11 (2.86%) .NET Framework
5 11 (2.86%) WPF
6 10 (2.60%) GatsbyJS
6 10 (2.60%) Sass
7 9 (2.34%) JWT
7 9 (2.34%) OAuth
8 8 (2.08%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.08%) Node.js
8 8 (2.08%) Serverless Framework
9 7 (1.82%) .NET Core
10 6 (1.56%) XML
11 5 (1.30%) Lambda Expressions
11 5 (1.30%) Spring Boot
12 4 (1.04%) Autofac
12 4 (1.04%) HTML
12 4 (1.04%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.05%) FMCG
2 28 (7.27%) User Experience
3 24 (6.23%) Life Science
4 16 (4.16%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (3.38%) Biotechnology
7 7 (1.82%) NHS
7 7 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.56%) Pharmacovigilance
9 5 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.30%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.78%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.78%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.52%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.52%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.52%) Tandem
12 2 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.90%) Windows
2 6 (1.56%) Unix
3 4 (1.04%) Linux
4 3 (0.78%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.26%) Android
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (14.29%) Project Management
3 39 (10.13%) Analytics
4 35 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (8.83%) Validation
6 30 (7.79%) Data Modelling
7 27 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (6.75%) Data Analysis
9 25 (6.49%) Visualisation
10 24 (6.23%) Migration
10 24 (6.23%) Software Engineering
11 23 (5.97%) Data Science
11 23 (5.97%) Decision-Making
12 22 (5.71%) Scrum
13 20 (5.19%) Computer Science
14 19 (4.94%) DevOps
14 19 (4.94%) ERP
14 19 (4.94%) Microservices
14 19 (4.94%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.47%) SQL
2 47 (12.21%) Python
3 20 (5.19%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.94%) Java
5 18 (4.68%) C#
6 11 (2.86%) TypeScript
7 9 (2.34%) R
8 8 (2.08%) VBA
9 6 (1.56%) C
9 6 (1.56%) C++
10 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.78%) Scala
10 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.52%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.52%) ES6
11 2 (0.52%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.26%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.26%) SHACL
Qualifications
1 56 (14.55%) Degree
2 12 (3.12%) PMP
3 11 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (2.60%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.04%) CGEIT
5 4 (1.04%) CISA
5 4 (1.04%) CRISC
5 4 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.04%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.52%) CISSP
7 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.52%) PhD
7 2 (0.52%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.26%) APMG
8 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.16%) GMP
1 16 (4.16%) QA
2 13 (3.38%) GxP
3 8 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.08%) PMO
4 6 (1.56%) Accessibility
5 4 (1.04%) COBIT
5 4 (1.04%) GRC
6 3 (0.78%) GLP
6 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.52%) Good Clinical Practice
7 2 (0.52%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.52%) NEBOSH
7 2 (0.52%) NIST
7 2 (0.52%) SLA
8 1 (0.26%) GDPR
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.26%) SOC 2
System Software
1 20 (5.19%) Docker
2 6 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.52%) HDFS
3 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.04%) Terraform
3 3 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.26%) Ansible
4 1 (0.26%) EnCase
4 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.26%) Kubeflow
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.26%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (8.31%) Microsoft
1 32 (8.31%) SAP
2 15 (3.90%) Google
3 10 (2.60%) Cadence
3 10 (2.60%) Cisco
4 8 (2.08%) Adobe
4 8 (2.08%) Oracle
5 7 (1.82%) Alteryx
5 7 (1.82%) Dataiku
6 6 (1.56%) Palo Alto
7 5 (1.30%) Databricks
7 5 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.30%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.04%) Kronos
8 4 (1.04%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.78%) Juniper
9 3 (0.78%) New Relic
9 3 (0.78%) Ping Identity
9 3 (0.78%) Splunk
9 3 (0.78%) Talend