Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 411 391 423
Rank change year-on-year -20 +32 -65
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 568 552 522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.59% 0.55%
As % of the General category 1.63% 1.48% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 289 262
England median daily rate £425 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.80% +9.44%
10th Percentile £222 £263 £220
90th Percentile £618 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 47 22
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -12.20% +11.82%
10th Percentile £13.70 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.80 £41.68
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.68% +3.33%

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 34,804 37,257 34,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.21% 39.50% 36.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,285 24,938 23,406
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 811 855
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.44 £24.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.23% +8.18% -2.24%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.30 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.25 £45.57
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -9.62% +6.12% -2.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +29 251 £450 - 75
South East -22 134 £405 -13.37% 62
East of England +25 103 £423 -3.21% 44
North of England -19 55 £325 -23.08% 40
North West -38 29 £375 -11.24% 23
Yorkshire +12 24 £290 -10.77% 10
Midlands -28 19 £345 -33.01% 26
East Midlands -1 12 £290 -49.12% 14
West Midlands -26 6 £425 -8.60% 12
North East -13 2 £273 -50.45% 7
South West -33 1 - - 12
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 121 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (19.72%) Project Management
3 99 (17.43%) SAP
4 86 (15.14%) Finance
5 82 (14.44%) Microsoft
5 82 (14.44%) Degree
6 79 (13.91%) Analytics
7 77 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
8 73 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
9 71 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 59 (10.39%) ERP
11 56 (9.86%) Life Science
12 53 (9.33%) Microsoft Excel
13 47 (8.27%) SQL
13 47 (8.27%) Business Analysis
14 46 (8.10%) Scrum
15 45 (7.92%) Change Management
16 44 (7.75%) Validation
17 41 (7.22%) Windows
18 39 (6.87%) Oracle
18 39 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
19 38 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
20 37 (6.51%) SDLC
21 36 (6.34%) Computer Science
21 36 (6.34%) Manufacturing
22 34 (5.99%) Java
23 32 (5.63%) Data Modelling
23 32 (5.63%) GxP
23 32 (5.63%) Management Information System
24 31 (5.46%) User Acceptance Testing

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 25 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.70%) CMS
3 12 (2.11%) Confluence
4 10 (1.76%) Drupal
5 9 (1.58%) SAS
6 6 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.06%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.88%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.35%) Apache
10 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.35%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.35%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.35%) IIS
10 2 (0.35%) Jetty
10 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.18%) Documentum
11 1 (0.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 53 (9.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (4.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.70%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.53%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.18%) InDesign
9 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.18%) Revit
9 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.11%) SAP ERP
2 9 (1.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (1.23%) SAP MM
3 7 (1.23%) Workday HCM
4 4 (0.70%) SAP MDM
4 4 (0.70%) TrackWise
5 3 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.53%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.53%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.53%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.35%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.35%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.35%) SAP GTS
6 2 (0.35%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.35%) Sprinklr
7 1 (0.18%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.23%) Office 365
3 17 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.76%) GitHub
5 7 (1.23%) SaaS
6 5 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (0.88%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.88%) Data Lake Analytics
7 4 (0.70%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.53%) IaaS
8 3 (0.53%) PaaS
8 3 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.53%) Veeva
9 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.35%) G Suite
9 2 (0.35%) npm
9 2 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.11%) Firewall
2 8 (1.41%) DNS
2 8 (1.41%) LAN
2 8 (1.41%) VPN
3 7 (1.23%) WAN
4 6 (1.06%) DHCP
4 6 (1.06%) Skype
5 5 (0.88%) SSL
5 5 (0.88%) VoIP
5 5 (0.88%) WebEx
6 4 (0.70%) Intranet
7 3 (0.53%) Internet
7 3 (0.53%) PBX
7 3 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (0.35%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.35%) Profibus
8 2 (0.35%) SMTP
8 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.35%) VLAN
8 2 (0.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (2.82%) Power BI
3 15 (2.64%) SQL Server
4 14 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.29%) SAP BW
5 13 (2.29%) SAP HANA
6 12 (2.11%) Big Data
6 12 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (2.11%) MySQL
7 11 (1.94%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.76%) Data Lake
8 10 (1.76%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.58%) QlikView
9 9 (1.58%) Spotfire
10 8 (1.41%) Amazon Aurora
10 8 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
10 8 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.23%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.06%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 22 (3.87%) JIRA
2 16 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.41%) Maven
4 7 (1.23%) Protractor
5 6 (1.06%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.06%) GitLab
6 5 (0.88%) Jasmine
6 5 (0.88%) Toad
6 5 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.70%) JHipster
7 4 (0.70%) PowerDesigner
7 4 (0.70%) XMLSpy
8 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.53%) Grunt
8 3 (0.53%) gulp
8 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.35%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.35%) Hudson
9 2 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.35%) Mockito
General
1 86 (15.14%) Finance
2 36 (6.34%) Manufacturing
3 27 (4.75%) Marketing
4 18 (3.17%) Retail
5 17 (2.99%) French Language
6 16 (2.82%) Law
6 16 (2.82%) Legal
7 13 (2.29%) Italian Language
7 13 (2.29%) Spanish Language
8 10 (1.76%) German Language
9 8 (1.41%) Dutch Language
9 8 (1.41%) Portuguese Language
9 8 (1.41%) Publishing
9 8 (1.41%) Russian Language
10 7 (1.23%) Banking
11 4 (0.70%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 129 (22.71%) Analyst
2 73 (12.85%) Developer
3 68 (11.97%) Project Manager
4 63 (11.09%) Consultant
5 43 (7.57%) Business Analyst
6 28 (4.93%) Data Analyst
6 28 (4.93%) IT Manager
7 22 (3.87%) Architect
7 22 (3.87%) Service Analyst
8 17 (2.99%) IT Project Manager
8 17 (2.99%) SAP Consultant
9 16 (2.82%) Senior Manager
10 15 (2.64%) Senior Developer
11 14 (2.46%) Support Engineer
12 13 (2.29%) IT Analyst
12 13 (2.29%) Java Developer
13 11 (1.94%) Security Consultant
13 11 (1.94%) Senior Project Manager
13 11 (1.94%) Validation Consultant
14 10 (1.76%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.23%) Web Services
2 22 (3.87%) XML
3 20 (3.52%) HTML
4 19 (3.35%) REST
4 19 (3.35%) Spring
5 13 (2.29%) CSS
5 13 (2.29%) Spring Boot
6 12 (2.11%) .NET
6 12 (2.11%) AngularJS
7 10 (1.76%) XSLT
8 9 (1.58%) jQuery
9 8 (1.41%) Spring MVC
10 7 (1.23%) JSON
10 7 (1.23%) LDAP
10 7 (1.23%) SOAP
10 7 (1.23%) Spring Batch
10 7 (1.23%) Spring Security
11 6 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (0.88%) Apache Camel
12 5 (0.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (9.86%) Life Science
3 32 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 30 (5.28%) FMCG
5 25 (4.40%) User Experience
6 17 (2.99%) Virtual Team
7 12 (2.11%) Biotechnology
7 12 (2.11%) LIMS
8 11 (1.94%) NHS
9 10 (1.76%) PMI
9 10 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.76%) Social Media
10 9 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.23%) Pharmacovigilance
12 6 (1.06%) AS400
12 6 (1.06%) CESG
12 6 (1.06%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.06%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.22%) Windows
2 20 (3.52%) Linux
3 14 (2.46%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.76%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.58%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.23%) Unix
7 4 (0.70%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.53%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.35%) Android
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.18%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (19.72%) Project Management
3 79 (13.91%) Analytics
4 77 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
5 73 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (10.39%) ERP
7 47 (8.27%) Business Analysis
8 46 (8.10%) Scrum
9 45 (7.92%) Change Management
10 44 (7.75%) Validation
11 39 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (6.51%) SDLC
13 36 (6.34%) Computer Science
14 32 (5.63%) Data Modelling
15 31 (5.46%) User Acceptance Testing
16 29 (5.11%) Matrix Organization
16 29 (5.11%) Risk Management
17 28 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
17 28 (4.93%) Quality Management
18 25 (4.40%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.27%) SQL
2 34 (5.99%) Java
3 23 (4.05%) JavaScript
4 21 (3.70%) Python
5 11 (1.94%) C#
5 11 (1.94%) Java 8
5 11 (1.94%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.41%) R
6 8 (1.41%) TypeScript
7 7 (1.23%) Perl
7 7 (1.23%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.06%) C
9 5 (0.88%) MATLAB
9 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.88%) U-SQL
9 5 (0.88%) VBA
10 4 (0.70%) ES6
11 3 (0.53%) Go
11 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (14.44%) Degree
2 14 (2.46%) PMI Certification
3 13 (2.29%) PMP
4 10 (1.76%) Master's Degree
5 9 (1.58%) CISA
6 8 (1.41%) CISM
6 8 (1.41%) CISSP
6 8 (1.41%) ISEB
7 7 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.06%) APMP
8 6 (1.06%) CSSLP
9 5 (0.88%) MBA
10 4 (0.70%) CRISC
11 3 (0.53%) ACCA
11 3 (0.53%) CIMA
11 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.53%) MCP
11 3 (0.53%) PhD
12 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.63%) GxP
2 28 (4.93%) PMO
3 27 (4.75%) Data Quality
4 25 (4.40%) QA
5 18 (3.17%) SLA
6 14 (2.46%) GMP
7 9 (1.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 8 (1.41%) GDPR
9 7 (1.23%) CDISC
10 6 (1.06%) GAMP
10 6 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.53%) GLP
11 3 (0.53%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.35%) COBIT
12 2 (0.35%) GCP
13 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 25 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.94%) Docker
3 4 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.35%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) KVM
6 1 (0.18%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 12 (2.11%) Ansible
2 7 (1.23%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.88%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.53%) SCCM
5 2 (0.35%) Kibana
5 2 (0.35%) logstash
5 2 (0.35%) SCOM
5 2 (0.35%) WSUS
6 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.18%) QRadar
6 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 99 (17.43%) SAP
2 82 (14.44%) Microsoft
3 39 (6.87%) Oracle
4 25 (4.40%) Workday
5 18 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (3.17%) Tableau
6 15 (2.64%) Remedy
7 14 (2.46%) Cognos
8 13 (2.29%) JD Edwards
9 11 (1.94%) Google
10 10 (1.76%) Informatica
10 10 (1.76%) LabWare
10 10 (1.76%) VMware
11 9 (1.58%) Apple
12 8 (1.41%) Cisco
12 8 (1.41%) Talend
13 7 (1.23%) HP
14 6 (1.06%) Escenic
14 6 (1.06%) Hyperion
15 5 (0.88%) MicroStrategy