Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 246 359 404
Rank change year-on-year +113 +45 -31
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 260 545 556
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.02% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the General category 2.42% 1.75% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 346 305
Median daily rate £500 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% -3.33%
10th Percentile £306 £294 £244
90th Percentile £645 £650 £637
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 62
Median hourly rate £31.00 £23.75 £30.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.53% -22.61% +30.59%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.65 £14.33
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.75 £51.23
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £23.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year +38.95% -21.49% +16.80%

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 10,746 31,196 37,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.34% 38.90% 40.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,025 20,264 25,093
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £721 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £478 £475
% change year-on-year +4.71% +0.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 867 998
Median hourly rate £31.39 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.51% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.80 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.25 £22.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +34.44% +5.49% -5.28%

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 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 +127 107 £500 +5.26% 46
East of England +34 58 £500 +5.26% 42
Midlands +111 31 £425 -19.05% 23
South East +109 30 £500 +11.11% 35
East Midlands +76 26 £425 -19.05% 12
North of England +70 17 £500 -4.76% 44
North West +51 16 £500 -6.98% 24
South West +122 6 £338 -6.90% 21
West Midlands +73 5 £425 -52.78% 11
Yorkshire +71 1 - - 13
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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 47 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (17.69%) Microsoft
3 45 (17.31%) SAP
3 45 (17.31%) Azure
4 42 (16.15%) Analytics
5 35 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (13.08%) SQL
7 33 (12.69%) Project Management
8 30 (11.54%) Manufacturing
9 26 (10.00%) Finance
10 24 (9.23%) Life Science
10 24 (9.23%) Data Science
11 23 (8.85%) Python
12 21 (8.08%) Migration
12 21 (8.08%) Degree
13 20 (7.69%) DevOps
14 19 (7.31%) Power BI
14 19 (7.31%) Power Platform
14 19 (7.31%) Validation
14 19 (7.31%) CRM
14 19 (7.31%) GxP
14 19 (7.31%) Oracle
15 18 (6.92%) Windows
15 18 (6.92%) ETL
16 17 (6.54%) Data Modelling
16 17 (6.54%) Office 365
16 17 (6.54%) AWS
17 16 (6.15%) Marketing
17 16 (6.15%) SQL Server

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 11 (4.23%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.92%) JBoss
2 5 (1.92%) NetWeaver
2 5 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.54%) Apache
3 4 (1.54%) SAS
3 4 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.15%) Anypoint
4 3 (1.15%) CMS
5 2 (0.77%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) Documentum
6 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.38%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.38%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.15%) Adobe XD
5 3 (1.15%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.77%) Figma
6 2 (0.77%) Sketch
7 1 (0.38%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.38%) InVision
7 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.62%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (2.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.54%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.15%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.77%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.77%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.38%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.38%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.38%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.38%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.38%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.31%) Azure
2 19 (7.31%) Power Platform
3 17 (6.54%) AWS
3 17 (6.54%) Office 365
4 16 (6.15%) Veeva
5 13 (5.00%) SaaS
6 9 (3.46%) PaaS
6 9 (3.46%) PowerApps
7 8 (3.08%) Amazon S3
7 8 (3.08%) IaaS
8 7 (2.69%) Amazon EMR
8 7 (2.69%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (2.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.92%) Logic Apps
11 3 (1.15%) GitHub
12 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.23%) Skype
2 8 (3.08%) DHCP
2 8 (3.08%) DNS
2 8 (3.08%) Firewall
2 8 (3.08%) WAN
3 7 (2.69%) MPLS
3 7 (2.69%) Wireless
4 6 (2.31%) VPN
5 5 (1.92%) PBX
5 5 (1.92%) VoIP
6 2 (0.77%) HTTP
6 2 (0.77%) LAN
6 2 (0.77%) SAN
7 1 (0.38%) BGP
7 1 (0.38%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.38%) OSPF
7 1 (0.38%) SNMP
7 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.31%) Power BI
2 16 (6.15%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (3.46%) MySQL
6 7 (2.69%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (2.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.69%) Big Data
6 7 (2.69%) Cosmos DB
6 7 (2.69%) Data Lake
6 7 (2.69%) SAP HANA
7 6 (2.31%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.92%) DB2
8 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.54%) Electronic Patient Records
9 4 (1.54%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.15%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.15%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (3.85%) JIRA
2 7 (2.69%) ER Studio
2 7 (2.69%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.54%) ERwin
3 4 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.15%) Balsamiq
4 3 (1.15%) Maven
4 3 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.77%) Appium
5 2 (0.77%) Hudson
5 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.38%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.38%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.38%) Selenium
6 1 (0.38%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.38%) Subversion
6 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (11.54%) Manufacturing
2 26 (10.00%) Finance
3 16 (6.15%) Marketing
4 12 (4.62%) Legal
4 12 (4.62%) Retail
5 6 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.54%) Advertising
6 4 (1.54%) French Language
6 4 (1.54%) German Language
6 4 (1.54%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (1.54%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.15%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.15%) Electronics
7 3 (1.15%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.15%) Law
7 3 (1.15%) Publishing
7 3 (1.15%) Russian Language
7 3 (1.15%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (16.54%) Analyst
2 31 (11.92%) Architect
3 29 (11.15%) Project Manager
4 23 (8.85%) Business Analyst
5 19 (7.31%) IT Manager
6 17 (6.54%) Consultant
7 14 (5.38%) IT Project Manager
8 12 (4.62%) Developer
9 9 (3.46%) Data Engineer
9 9 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.08%) Data Scientist
10 8 (3.08%) Designer
10 8 (3.08%) Information Architect
11 7 (2.69%) CRM Manager
11 7 (2.69%) CRM Project Manager
11 7 (2.69%) Data Analyst
11 7 (2.69%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (2.31%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.31%) Security Analyst
12 6 (2.31%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.62%) JSON
2 10 (3.85%) XML
3 8 (3.08%) CSS
4 7 (2.69%) HTML
5 5 (1.92%) .NET
5 5 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.92%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.92%) Middleware
5 5 (1.92%) SAP Basis
6 4 (1.54%) JDBC
6 4 (1.54%) REST
6 4 (1.54%) Web Services
7 3 (1.15%) Keras
7 3 (1.15%) RESTful
7 3 (1.15%) Shiny
7 3 (1.15%) TensorFlow
8 2 (0.77%) CSS3
8 2 (0.77%) HTML5
8 2 (0.77%) React
8 2 (0.77%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.23%) Life Science
2 15 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.77%) FMCG
3 11 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.08%) User Experience
5 7 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.69%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.69%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.92%) PKI
7 5 (1.92%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.54%) Biotechnology
8 4 (1.54%) LIMS
8 4 (1.54%) NHS
8 4 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.15%) PMI
9 3 (1.15%) Social Media
9 3 (1.15%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.92%) Windows
2 10 (3.85%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.69%) Unix
4 5 (1.92%) Linux
4 5 (1.92%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.54%) AIX
5 4 (1.54%) Android
5 4 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (16.15%) Analytics
3 35 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (12.69%) Project Management
5 24 (9.23%) Data Science
6 21 (8.08%) Migration
7 20 (7.69%) DevOps
8 19 (7.31%) CRM
8 19 (7.31%) Validation
9 18 (6.92%) ETL
10 17 (6.54%) Data Modelling
11 14 (5.38%) Artificial Intelligence
11 14 (5.38%) Change Management
11 14 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (5.38%) Project Delivery
12 12 (4.62%) Business Analysis
13 11 (4.23%) Machine Learning
13 11 (4.23%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (3.85%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.08%) SQL
2 23 (8.85%) Python
3 11 (4.23%) R
4 9 (3.46%) Java
4 9 (3.46%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.31%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.15%) C
7 2 (0.77%) BeanShell
7 2 (0.77%) C++
7 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.77%) VBA
8 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.38%) Scala
8 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (8.08%) Degree
2 6 (2.31%) CISM
2 6 (2.31%) CISSP
3 4 (1.54%) CISA
4 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.15%) PhD
4 3 (1.15%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.15%) PMP
5 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.77%) CRISC
5 2 (0.77%) MCSA
5 2 (0.77%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) ACCA
6 1 (0.38%) CCIE
6 1 (0.38%) CCNP
6 1 (0.38%) CPIM
6 1 (0.38%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.31%) GxP
2 13 (5.00%) GDPR
3 12 (4.62%) QA
4 9 (3.46%) PMO
5 6 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.92%) COBIT
6 5 (1.92%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.92%) GMP
6 5 (1.92%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.15%) DICOM
7 3 (1.15%) GAMP
7 3 (1.15%) HL7
7 3 (1.15%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.77%) CDISC
9 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.38%) ITGC
9 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.46%) Docker
3 2 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.38%) Terraform
2 1 (0.38%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 46 (17.69%) Microsoft
2 45 (17.31%) SAP
3 19 (7.31%) Oracle
4 12 (4.62%) Talend
5 11 (4.23%) ServiceNow
6 9 (3.46%) Cisco
7 8 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.69%) Citrix
8 7 (2.69%) Tableau
9 6 (2.31%) Workday
10 5 (1.92%) Ariba
11 4 (1.54%) Adobe
11 4 (1.54%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (1.54%) MuleSoft
12 3 (1.15%) Cvent
12 3 (1.15%) HP
12 3 (1.15%) Informatica
12 3 (1.15%) VMware
13 2 (0.77%) Cadence
13 2 (0.77%) Software AG