Period
to 27 January 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 January 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 328 406 434
Rank change year-on-year +78 +28 -29
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 474 545 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.61% 0.55%
As % of the General category 1.98% 1.53% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 313 275
England median daily rate £484 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £276 £238 £255
90th Percentile £650 £611 £625
UK median daily rate £483 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +13.53% -5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 53
England median hourly rate £20.50 £26.83 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.58% -0.65% -12.90%
10th Percentile £15.12 £13.25 £14.00
90th Percentile £36.40 £47.75 £58.80
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £28.58 £27.00
% change year-on-year -27.38% +5.83% -12.90%

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 23,948 35,713 38,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.86% 39.77% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,569 23,705 26,073
England median daily rate £488 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £276 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 981 991
England median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.66
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £21.85
% change year-on-year - +0.71% +4.10%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 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 +54 174 £500 +12.99% 79
East of England +35 121 £475 +7.04% 67
South East +32 94 £445 +7.55% 64
North of England +63 56 £475 +63.79% 59
North West +62 53 £475 +18.01% 45
Midlands +53 25 £500 +21.21% 27
East Midlands +33 19 £513 +76.72% 12
West Midlands +41 6 £475 +11.76% 15
Yorkshire +26 3 - - 9
South West +16 2 - - 21
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 100 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (17.30%) SAP
3 80 (16.88%) Project Management
4 79 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (14.77%) Analytics
6 64 (13.50%) Finance
7 62 (13.08%) Degree
8 60 (12.66%) Manufacturing
9 56 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 55 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (11.60%) Microsoft
11 52 (10.97%) Change Management
12 45 (9.49%) Migration
12 45 (9.49%) SQL
13 42 (8.86%) Validation
13 42 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
14 41 (8.65%) Azure
15 39 (8.23%) Life Science
16 34 (7.17%) ERP
17 33 (6.96%) Project Delivery
18 32 (6.75%) Data Modelling
19 31 (6.54%) Scrum
20 29 (6.12%) AWS
21 28 (5.91%) Power Platform
21 28 (5.91%) Power BI
21 28 (5.91%) Windows
21 28 (5.91%) ITIL
22 27 (5.70%) GxP
22 27 (5.70%) Marketing
22 27 (5.70%) Data Analysis

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 14 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.53%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.90%) Confluence
4 8 (1.69%) CMS
5 7 (1.48%) IIS
6 6 (1.27%) SAS
7 4 (0.84%) Anypoint
7 4 (0.84%) Drupal
7 4 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.21%) Apache
9 1 (0.21%) Documentum
9 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.95%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.42%) Sketch
8 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.21%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.21%) InVision
8 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.21%) SPSS
8 1 (0.21%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (2.95%) SAP ERP
2 11 (2.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (1.48%) SAP HR
4 5 (1.05%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.84%) SAP EWM
5 4 (0.84%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.84%) SAP Payroll
5 4 (0.84%) SAP WM
6 3 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.63%) Line 500
7 2 (0.42%) assyst
7 2 (0.42%) SAP IBP
7 2 (0.42%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.42%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.42%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.42%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.65%) Azure
2 29 (6.12%) AWS
3 28 (5.91%) Power Platform
4 20 (4.22%) Office 365
5 14 (2.95%) Veeva
6 11 (2.32%) GitHub
7 7 (1.48%) SuccessFactors
8 6 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (1.27%) Serverless
9 5 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.05%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.05%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.84%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.84%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.84%) GCP
10 4 (0.84%) IaaS
10 4 (0.84%) PaaS
11 3 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.90%) LAN
2 7 (1.48%) Skype
3 4 (0.84%) HTTP
3 4 (0.84%) RFID
4 3 (0.63%) Network Security
4 3 (0.63%) SSL
4 3 (0.63%) VPN
4 3 (0.63%) WAN
5 2 (0.42%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (0.42%) DNS
5 2 (0.42%) Firewall
5 2 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.21%) DHCP
6 1 (0.21%) Intranet
6 1 (0.21%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.21%) SMTP
6 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.91%) Power BI
2 24 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (4.43%) SQL Server
4 17 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.16%) MySQL
6 13 (2.74%) Big Data
6 13 (2.74%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.90%) Star Schema
8 7 (1.48%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.84%) HDInsight
9 4 (0.84%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.84%) QlikView
10 3 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.63%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (0.63%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.42%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 23 (4.85%) JIRA
2 13 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.27%) ER Studio
5 4 (0.84%) Gradle
5 4 (0.84%) JUnit
5 4 (0.84%) Maven
5 4 (0.84%) Mockito
5 4 (0.84%) Selenium
5 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.63%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.63%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.63%) Protractor
6 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.42%) Subversion
7 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.21%) JMeter
8 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 64 (13.50%) Finance
2 60 (12.66%) Manufacturing
3 27 (5.70%) Marketing
4 12 (2.53%) Retail
5 9 (1.90%) Law
5 9 (1.90%) Legal
6 7 (1.48%) Publishing
7 5 (1.05%) Brand Awareness
8 4 (0.84%) Advertising
9 3 (0.63%) French Language
9 3 (0.63%) Local Government
9 3 (0.63%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.42%) Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.21%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (18.35%) Analyst
2 70 (14.77%) Project Manager
3 43 (9.07%) Consultant
4 40 (8.44%) Developer
5 37 (7.81%) Architect
6 33 (6.96%) Business Analyst
7 20 (4.22%) IT Manager
8 19 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (3.80%) SAP Consultant
10 17 (3.59%) Data Analyst
10 17 (3.59%) SAP Manager
11 13 (2.74%) IT Project Manager
12 11 (2.32%) Service Manager
13 10 (2.11%) IT Analyst
13 10 (2.11%) SAP Project Manager
14 9 (1.90%) Data Architect
14 9 (1.90%) Data Manager
14 9 (1.90%) DevOps Engineer
15 8 (1.69%) Change Manager
15 8 (1.69%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.38%) XML
2 14 (2.95%) Web Services
3 12 (2.53%) HTML
4 10 (2.11%) .NET
5 9 (1.90%) HTML5
6 8 (1.69%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.69%) CSS
6 8 (1.69%) Spring Boot
7 7 (1.48%) CSS3
8 6 (1.27%) jQuery
8 6 (1.27%) REST
8 6 (1.27%) SOAP
8 6 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (0.84%) JavaBeans
9 4 (0.84%) Kafka
9 4 (0.84%) React
9 4 (0.84%) Spring
10 3 (0.63%) EDI
10 3 (0.63%) JMS
10 3 (0.63%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 79 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.23%) Life Science
3 25 (5.27%) User Experience
4 17 (3.59%) NHS
5 15 (3.16%) Data Structures
5 15 (3.16%) FMCG
6 12 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.32%) LIMS
8 8 (1.69%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.84%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.84%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.84%) Robotics
9 4 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.63%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.91%) Windows
2 19 (4.01%) Windows 10
3 14 (2.95%) Linux
4 13 (2.74%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.84%) Android
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (16.88%) Project Management
3 70 (14.77%) Analytics
4 56 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
6 52 (10.97%) Change Management
7 45 (9.49%) Migration
8 42 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
8 42 (8.86%) Validation
9 34 (7.17%) ERP
10 33 (6.96%) Project Delivery
11 32 (6.75%) Data Modelling
12 31 (6.54%) Scrum
13 28 (5.91%) ITIL
14 27 (5.70%) Data Analysis
15 26 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (5.06%) DevOps
17 23 (4.85%) Data Science
18 22 (4.64%) Process Improvement
19 21 (4.43%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.49%) SQL
2 25 (5.27%) Python
3 19 (4.01%) Java
4 13 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.74%) R
5 12 (2.53%) C
5 12 (2.53%) C#
6 6 (1.27%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.84%) Java 8
7 4 (0.84%) Ruby
7 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.63%) C++
9 2 (0.42%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.42%) Perl
9 2 (0.42%) PHP
9 2 (0.42%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.21%) ABAP
10 1 (0.21%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 62 (13.08%) Degree
2 9 (1.90%) PhD
3 7 (1.48%) PMP
4 6 (1.27%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.05%) MCP
5 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.05%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.84%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.84%) ISEB
6 4 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.84%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.63%) MCSA
8 2 (0.42%) CIPD
8 2 (0.42%) CISSP
8 2 (0.42%) GCUX
8 2 (0.42%) GIAC
8 2 (0.42%) LPIC
8 2 (0.42%) RHCA
8 2 (0.42%) RHCE
8 2 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.70%) GxP
2 18 (3.80%) QA
3 12 (2.53%) GDPR
4 10 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 10 (2.11%) PMO
5 8 (1.69%) GAMP
5 8 (1.69%) SLA
6 4 (0.84%) SNOMED CT
7 2 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.42%) GMP
7 2 (0.42%) HL7
7 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.21%) COBIT
8 1 (0.21%) COSHH
8 1 (0.21%) GLP
8 1 (0.21%) Good Clinical Practice
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.21%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 10 (2.11%) Docker
2 5 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.84%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.05%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.84%) Ansible
4 3 (0.63%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.63%) Puppet
4 3 (0.63%) SCCM
4 3 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.42%) Rsyslog
5 2 (0.42%) Terraform
5 2 (0.42%) VictorOps
6 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.21%) SCOM
6 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.21%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 82 (17.30%) SAP
2 55 (11.60%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.01%) Tableau
4 15 (3.16%) Oracle
5 10 (2.11%) LabWare
6 9 (1.90%) Sage
7 8 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
7 8 (1.69%) VMware
8 7 (1.48%) Google
8 7 (1.48%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.27%) Apple
9 6 (1.27%) Citrix
9 6 (1.27%) HP
9 6 (1.27%) IDERA
9 6 (1.27%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.05%) Adobe
10 5 (1.05%) Cognos
10 5 (1.05%) SnapLogic
11 3 (0.63%) Hotjar
11 3 (0.63%) Yahoo!