Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 415 379 358
Rank change year-on-year -36 -21 +18
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 499 526 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.60% 0.66%
As % of the General category 1.41% 1.61% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 281 325
England median daily rate £435 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -1.23%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £250
90th Percentile £638 £588 £555
UK median daily rate £430 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 37 37
England median hourly rate £29.00 £31.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +26.53% -27.93%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.70 £50.50 £45.80
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.45% +24.00% -26.46%

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 35,280 32,714 38,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.47% 37.07% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,588 21,738 25,183
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 827 856 1,042
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +15.74%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +21.20%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in England

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in England

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in England over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in England

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pharmaceutical in England

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in England over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor 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 18 February 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
London -67 193 £430 -4.44% 61
South East +7 139 £444 -1.39% 61
East of England +4 67 £420 +3.38% 44
North of England +25 58 £425 +21.43% 40
North West +22 56 £425 +9.68% 26
Midlands -31 21 £565 +18.95% 26
East Midlands +5 11 £575 +76.92% 19
West Midlands -36 10 £465 -2.11% 7
North East +42 1 £550 - 1
Yorkshire -13 1 £325 +85.71% 13
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 111 (22.24%) SAP
2 104 (20.84%) Finance
3 84 (16.83%) Project Management
4 78 (15.63%) Manufacturing
5 75 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (11.82%) Analytics
8 56 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
9 53 (10.62%) SQL
9 53 (10.62%) Degree
10 52 (10.42%) FMCG
11 49 (9.82%) Validation
12 47 (9.42%) Microsoft
13 45 (9.02%) Microsoft Excel
14 42 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
15 41 (8.22%) Change Management
16 40 (8.02%) ERP
17 39 (7.82%) Data Modelling
18 38 (7.62%) Migration
18 38 (7.62%) Life Science
19 35 (7.01%) GxP
20 34 (6.81%) Data Management
21 33 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
21 33 (6.61%) ITIL
22 30 (6.01%) PRINCE2
22 30 (6.01%) Oracle
23 29 (5.81%) Business Analysis
23 29 (5.81%) PMO
24 28 (5.61%) Data Analysis
24 28 (5.61%) Windows

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 20 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.61%) CMS
2 13 (2.61%) SAS
3 9 (1.80%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.00%) Moodle
5 4 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (0.80%) Drupal
5 4 (0.80%) Luigi
5 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.60%) Confluence
6 3 (0.60%) Documentum
6 3 (0.60%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.40%) Apache
7 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.40%) WordPress
8 1 (0.20%) Liferay
Applications
1 45 (9.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (2.81%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.80%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.80%) Pipeline Pilot
8 3 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.60%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.40%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.40%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.40%) Stata
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.20%) InDesign
10 1 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (3.41%) SAP CO
1 17 (3.41%) SAP FI
1 17 (3.41%) SAP FI/CO
2 14 (2.81%) SAP SD
3 10 (2.00%) SAP APO
3 10 (2.00%) SAP FSCM
4 8 (1.60%) SAP MM
5 6 (1.20%) SAP MDM
6 5 (1.00%) HFM
7 4 (0.80%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.60%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.60%) TrackWise
9 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.40%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Clinical
9 2 (0.40%) SAP CAR
9 2 (0.40%) SAP POS DM
9 2 (0.40%) SAP Retail
10 1 (0.20%) SAP MDG
10 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.80%) Veeva
3 8 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.60%) SaaS
4 6 (1.20%) Office 365
4 6 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (1.00%) Serverless
6 4 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.80%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.40%) PaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.20%) IaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.20%) DNS
1 6 (1.20%) Firewall
2 4 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (0.80%) SSH
2 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.80%) VPN
3 3 (0.60%) Intranet
4 2 (0.40%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (0.40%) DDNS
4 2 (0.40%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.40%) LAN
4 2 (0.40%) Skype
4 2 (0.40%) SMS
4 2 (0.40%) WAN
5 1 (0.20%) 802.11
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (0.20%) Network Security
5 1 (0.20%) Wireless
5 1 (0.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (3.41%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.01%) SAP BW
4 15 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.61%) QlikView
6 11 (2.20%) Spotfire
7 10 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (2.00%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.60%) Big Data
8 8 (1.60%) Data Mining
8 8 (1.60%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.60%) SAP Data Services
9 7 (1.40%) Electronic Patient Records
10 6 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 6 (1.20%) Power BI
10 6 (1.20%) PowerCenter
10 6 (1.20%) SAP HANA
10 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (2.20%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.00%) Subversion
3 9 (1.80%) JIRA
4 7 (1.40%) LSMW
5 3 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.40%) gulp
6 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.40%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.20%) ERwin
7 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.20%) Maven
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.20%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.20%) Toad
7 1 (0.20%) Travis CI
General
1 104 (20.84%) Finance
2 78 (15.63%) Manufacturing
3 21 (4.21%) Marketing
4 20 (4.01%) Retail
5 17 (3.41%) Banking
6 9 (1.80%) Legal
7 8 (1.60%) French Language
7 8 (1.60%) German Language
7 8 (1.60%) Portuguese Language
7 8 (1.60%) Spanish Language
8 7 (1.40%) Dutch Language
8 7 (1.40%) Italian Language
8 7 (1.40%) Publishing
9 6 (1.20%) Russian Language
9 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.00%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.00%) Billing
11 4 (0.80%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.80%) Law
12 3 (0.60%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 133 (26.65%) Analyst
2 53 (10.62%) Business Analyst
3 52 (10.42%) Consultant
4 49 (9.82%) Project Manager
5 39 (7.82%) Architect
6 34 (6.81%) Developer
7 28 (5.61%) SAP Analyst
8 27 (5.41%) Data Analyst
9 24 (4.81%) SAP Consultant
10 23 (4.61%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (3.41%) Senior Business Analyst
12 15 (3.01%) SAP Business Analyst
12 15 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (2.61%) Administrator
14 12 (2.40%) Business Manager
15 11 (2.20%) SAP Manager
15 11 (2.20%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
15 11 (2.20%) Support Analyst
15 11 (2.20%) Validation Consultant
16 10 (2.00%) SAP Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.20%) .NET
1 11 (2.20%) XML
2 8 (1.60%) Node.js
3 7 (1.40%) AngularJS
3 7 (1.40%) HTML
4 6 (1.20%) CSS
5 5 (1.00%) EDI
5 5 (1.00%) jQuery
5 5 (1.00%) Middleware
5 5 (1.00%) RESTful
5 5 (1.00%) Web Services
6 4 (0.80%) CSS3
6 4 (0.80%) HTML5
6 4 (0.80%) IDoc
6 4 (0.80%) JSON
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.80%) REST
6 4 (0.80%) Visualforce
7 3 (0.60%) Ajax
7 3 (0.60%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (10.42%) FMCG
3 38 (7.62%) Life Science
4 25 (5.01%) Management Information System
5 24 (4.81%) Virtual Team
6 16 (3.21%) User Experience
7 14 (2.81%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.80%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.80%) PMI
9 8 (1.60%) Learning Management System
9 8 (1.60%) Social Media
10 7 (1.40%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.40%) Graphic Design
11 6 (1.20%) e-Learning
11 6 (1.20%) LIMS
12 5 (1.00%) AS400
12 5 (1.00%) SCADA
12 5 (1.00%) VLE
13 4 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.80%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.61%) Windows
2 21 (4.21%) Linux
3 11 (2.20%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.80%) Windows 10
4 9 (1.80%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.20%) Unix
6 4 (0.80%) VMS
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.40%) Android
8 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (16.83%) Project Management
2 61 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (11.82%) Analytics
4 56 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
5 49 (9.82%) Validation
6 42 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 41 (8.22%) Change Management
8 40 (8.02%) ERP
9 39 (7.82%) Data Modelling
10 38 (7.62%) Migration
11 34 (6.81%) Data Management
12 33 (6.61%) ITIL
12 33 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (6.01%) PRINCE2
14 29 (5.81%) Business Analysis
15 28 (5.61%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (5.61%) Data Analysis
16 25 (5.01%) ETL
16 25 (5.01%) Six Sigma
17 24 (4.81%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 53 (10.62%) SQL
2 21 (4.21%) Java
3 15 (3.01%) Python
4 11 (2.20%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.20%) Perl
5 10 (2.00%) PHP
5 10 (2.00%) R
6 9 (1.80%) C#
6 9 (1.80%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.60%) C++
7 8 (1.60%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.60%) Ruby
8 7 (1.40%) C
9 5 (1.00%) Apex Code
9 5 (1.00%) Scala
10 4 (0.80%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.80%) VBA
11 3 (0.60%) ABAP
11 3 (0.60%) Go
11 3 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (10.62%) Degree
2 22 (4.41%) PMI Certification
3 15 (3.01%) SAP Certification
4 14 (2.81%) PMP
5 9 (1.80%) ISEB
6 7 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.00%) CBAP
8 4 (0.80%) CISSP
8 4 (0.80%) PhD
9 3 (0.60%) ACCA
9 3 (0.60%) CISA
9 3 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.60%) MBA
9 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.60%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) CISM
10 2 (0.40%) GIAC
10 2 (0.40%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.40%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.01%) GxP
2 29 (5.81%) PMO
3 28 (5.61%) Data Quality
4 21 (4.21%) GMP
5 19 (3.81%) QA
6 17 (3.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 17 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (2.20%) CDISC
8 8 (1.60%) GDPR
9 5 (1.00%) GAMP
9 5 (1.00%) GCP
10 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.80%) SLA
11 3 (0.60%) COBIT
11 3 (0.60%) HL7
11 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.40%) EMIR
12 2 (0.40%) GLP
12 2 (0.40%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.40%) HDFS
4 1 (0.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.00%) Ansible
2 4 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.80%) Puppet
3 2 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.40%) Kibana
3 2 (0.40%) logstash
4 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 111 (22.24%) SAP
2 47 (9.42%) Microsoft
3 30 (6.01%) Oracle
4 16 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (2.81%) Cognos
5 14 (2.81%) Tableau
6 12 (2.40%) ServiceNow
7 11 (2.20%) Adobe
7 11 (2.20%) Informatica
8 8 (1.60%) Hyperion
9 7 (1.40%) HP
9 7 (1.40%) Talend
10 5 (1.00%) Google
10 5 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.80%) Cisco
11 4 (0.80%) Netezza
11 4 (0.80%) RapidMiner
11 4 (0.80%) Remedy
12 3 (0.60%) Cegedim Rx
12 3 (0.60%) Concur