Period
to 31 July 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 385 273 372
Rank change year-on-year -112 +99 +71
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 345 274 585
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.85% 0.70%
As % of the General category 1.12% 1.62% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 151 361
10th Percentile £320 £325 £256
25th Percentile £400 £406 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
75th Percentile £595 £575 £550
90th Percentile £638 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 52
10th Percentile £14.17 £15.00 £13.44
25th Percentile £21.50 £19.60 £15.19
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.00 £23.50
Median % change year-on-year +45.16% +31.91% -32.86%
75th Percentile £57.50 £47.38 £34.54
90th Percentile £65.00 £60.95 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% +34.04% -30.88%

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 30,687 16,941 43,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.31% 52.47% 52.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,690 11,421 28,546
10th Percentile £310 £275 £280
25th Percentile £408 £399 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.54% +4.21% +1.06%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,140 625 1,315
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.42 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.10 £20.70 £19.81
Median % change year-on-year -7.71% +4.49% +5.97%
75th Percentile £40.04 £40.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.28 £53.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.56 £19.33
% change year-on-year -5.17% +6.40% +7.36%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -90 162 £523 -0.48% 89
South East -52 47 £525 +7.14% 51
East of England -28 45 £500 -4.76% 33
North of England -47 29 £501 +0.10% 45
Midlands -47 22 £475 +11.76% 21
East Midlands -13 17 £475 +2.70% 9
North West -56 15 £500 +0.05% 33
Yorkshire -16 9 £550 - 4
West Midlands -39 5 £450 +5.88% 12
North East - 5 - - 8
South West -12 3 £375 +11.11% 13
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 86 (24.93%) Social Skills
2 62 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (15.65%) Project Management
4 50 (14.49%) Finance
5 47 (13.62%) SAP
6 43 (12.46%) Manufacturing
7 40 (11.59%) Degree
8 38 (11.01%) Azure
9 37 (10.72%) Python
10 36 (10.43%) Migration
10 36 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (9.86%) Analytics
12 33 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (9.57%) SQL
13 30 (8.70%) Validation
13 30 (8.70%) FMCG
13 30 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (7.83%) Life Science
15 25 (7.25%) Change Management
16 23 (6.67%) Microsoft
17 22 (6.38%) Software Engineering
17 22 (6.38%) AWS
17 22 (6.38%) Presentation Skills
18 21 (6.09%) Tableau
18 21 (6.09%) DevOps
18 21 (6.09%) Git (software)
18 21 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (6.09%) .NET
18 21 (6.09%) ERP
19 20 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel

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 8 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.74%) SAS
3 4 (1.16%) Anypoint
4 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.58%) CMS
4 2 (0.58%) Confluence
4 2 (0.58%) Jupyter
4 2 (0.58%) nginx
4 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.58%) WordPress
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.29%) Apache
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.29%) Drupal
5 1 (0.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.87%) InVision
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.87%) Sketch
4 2 (0.58%) Figma
5 1 (0.29%) Pipeline Pilot
5 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (4.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (2.03%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.87%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.87%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.87%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.58%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.58%) SAP PLM
5 2 (0.58%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.58%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.58%) Sprinklr
5 2 (0.58%) TrackWise
5 2 (0.58%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.29%) iTrent
6 1 (0.29%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.29%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.29%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.29%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.01%) Azure
2 22 (6.38%) AWS
3 15 (4.35%) Power Platform
4 11 (3.19%) Serverless
5 10 (2.90%) Microsoft 365
6 9 (2.61%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (2.61%) GCP
7 8 (2.32%) GitHub
8 6 (1.74%) SaaS
9 5 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.45%) PaaS
9 5 (1.45%) Veeva
10 4 (1.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.87%) IaaS
12 2 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.19%) Firewall
2 6 (1.74%) Network Security
3 5 (1.45%) DNS
4 4 (1.16%) HTTP
5 3 (0.87%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (0.87%) VPN
5 3 (0.87%) Wireless
6 2 (0.58%) BGP
6 2 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.58%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (0.58%) DHCP
6 2 (0.58%) LAN
6 2 (0.58%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.58%) OSPF
6 2 (0.58%) VoIP
6 2 (0.58%) WAN
7 1 (0.29%) MPLS
7 1 (0.29%) PBX
7 1 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.09%) Tableau
2 14 (4.06%) Power BI
3 12 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.61%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.61%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (2.03%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.03%) Redis
5 7 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.45%) Big Data
7 4 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (1.16%) Electronic Patient Records
7 4 (1.16%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.87%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.87%) Metadata
8 3 (0.87%) MS Access
8 3 (0.87%) MySQL
8 3 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.87%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.58%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 21 (6.09%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.35%) JIRA
3 11 (3.19%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (2.03%) Bitbucket
4 7 (2.03%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.16%) Hudson
5 4 (1.16%) Maven
6 3 (0.87%) git-flow
7 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.58%) JUnit
7 2 (0.58%) RStudio
8 1 (0.29%) ERwin
8 1 (0.29%) ESLint
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.29%) Postman
8 1 (0.29%) webpack
General
1 86 (24.93%) Social Skills
2 50 (14.49%) Finance
3 43 (12.46%) Manufacturing
4 36 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (6.38%) Presentation Skills
6 17 (4.93%) Retail
7 16 (4.64%) Marketing
8 15 (4.35%) Influencing Skills
9 10 (2.90%) Organisational Skills
10 7 (2.03%) Legal
11 6 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (1.74%) Law
12 4 (1.16%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.87%) Portuguese Language
13 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.58%) Advertising
14 2 (0.58%) Automotive
14 2 (0.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 1 (0.29%) Environmental Health
15 1 (0.29%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 49 (14.20%) Project Manager
2 42 (12.17%) Analyst
3 33 (9.57%) Developer
4 26 (7.54%) Architect
5 23 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 20 (5.80%) Consultant
7 16 (4.64%) Software Engineer
8 11 (3.19%) .NET Software Engineer
8 11 (3.19%) C# Software Engineer
8 11 (3.19%) IT Manager
8 11 (3.19%) IT Project Manager
8 11 (3.19%) Python Engineer
8 11 (3.19%) React Developer
9 9 (2.61%) Data Engineer
9 9 (2.61%) SAP Consultant
10 8 (2.32%) AWS Developer
10 8 (2.32%) Coordinator
10 8 (2.32%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (2.32%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (2.03%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.09%) .NET
2 16 (4.64%) React
3 13 (3.77%) REST
4 9 (2.61%) OAuth
5 8 (2.32%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.32%) JWT
5 8 (2.32%) WPF
6 7 (2.03%) Autofac
6 7 (2.03%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 7 (2.03%) Node.js
6 7 (2.03%) Serverless Framework
7 6 (1.74%) Web Services
7 6 (1.74%) XML
8 5 (1.45%) JDBC
8 5 (1.45%) JSON
8 5 (1.45%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.16%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.16%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.16%) Lambda Expressions
9 4 (1.16%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.70%) FMCG
2 27 (7.83%) Life Science
3 19 (5.51%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.93%) User Experience
5 14 (4.06%) Biotechnology
6 10 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.03%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.74%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.45%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.16%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.87%) Learning Management System
12 3 (0.87%) NHS
13 2 (0.58%) Clustering
13 2 (0.58%) Legacy Systems
13 2 (0.58%) LIMS
13 2 (0.58%) Pharmacovigilance
13 2 (0.58%) Robotics
13 2 (0.58%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.80%) Windows
2 8 (2.32%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.45%) Unix
3 5 (1.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.16%) Linux
5 3 (0.87%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.29%) AIX
7 1 (0.29%) Android
7 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (15.65%) Project Management
3 36 (10.43%) Migration
4 34 (9.86%) Analytics
5 33 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (8.70%) Validation
7 25 (7.25%) Change Management
8 22 (6.38%) Software Engineering
9 21 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (6.09%) DevOps
9 21 (6.09%) ERP
10 20 (5.80%) ITIL
11 18 (5.22%) Microservices
11 18 (5.22%) Visualisation
12 17 (4.93%) Risk Management
13 16 (4.64%) Project Delivery
14 15 (4.35%) Business Analysis
14 15 (4.35%) Information Security
14 15 (4.35%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.72%) Python
2 33 (9.57%) SQL
3 20 (5.80%) C#
4 18 (5.22%) Java
5 16 (4.64%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.32%) VBA
7 7 (2.03%) R
8 5 (1.45%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.16%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.16%) C++
9 4 (1.16%) Scala
10 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.58%) C
10 2 (0.58%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.29%) ABAP
11 1 (0.29%) ES6
11 1 (0.29%) PHP
11 1 (0.29%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 40 (11.59%) Degree
2 7 (2.03%) Master's Degree
3 6 (1.74%) CGEIT
3 6 (1.74%) CISA
3 6 (1.74%) CRISC
3 6 (1.74%) PMP
4 4 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.16%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.16%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.87%) CISSP
5 3 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (0.58%) CISM
6 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.93%) GxP
2 12 (3.48%) GMP
3 10 (2.90%) QA
4 8 (2.32%) COBIT
4 8 (2.32%) GDPR
4 8 (2.32%) PMO
5 6 (1.74%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.74%) GRC
6 5 (1.45%) Good Clinical Practice
7 4 (1.16%) Accessibility
7 4 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.16%) SLA
8 2 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.58%) CDISC
8 2 (0.58%) NEBOSH
8 2 (0.58%) NIST
9 1 (0.29%) HL7
9 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.29%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 19 (5.51%) Docker
2 10 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.58%) vSphere
4 1 (0.29%) Firmware
4 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.32%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.03%) Terraform
3 3 (0.87%) HP ALM
3 3 (0.87%) SCCM
4 1 (0.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.29%) Ansible
4 1 (0.29%) EnCase
4 1 (0.29%) PingFederate
4 1 (0.29%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (13.62%) SAP
2 23 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.93%) Google
4 15 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.61%) Oracle
6 7 (2.03%) Alteryx
6 7 (2.03%) Dataiku
6 7 (2.03%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.03%) Workday
7 6 (1.74%) Adobe
7 6 (1.74%) Cisco
7 6 (1.74%) Citrix
8 5 (1.45%) Cadence
8 5 (1.45%) Informatica
9 4 (1.16%) Ariba
9 4 (1.16%) Kronos
9 4 (1.16%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.87%) HP
10 3 (0.87%) Talend
11 2 (0.58%) Cerner