Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 411 367 416
Rank change year-on-year -44 +49 -67
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 539 599 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.66% 0.54%
As % of the General category 1.55% 1.65% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 293 253
England median daily rate £436 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +2.74% +9.50%
10th Percentile £238 £261 £221
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £431 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -4.17% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 47 25
England median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -19.35% +33.33%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.70 £20.03
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £68.15
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £26.90 £31.00
% change year-on-year +13.38% -13.23% +33.33%

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 34,852 36,364 35,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.98% 39.87% 36.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,212 24,346 24,011
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 806 902
England median hourly rate £23.58 £26.47 £23.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.94% +12.21% +3.33%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.09 £11.21
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.13 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £23.34 £26.50 £23.72
% change year-on-year -11.92% +11.74% -0.15%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -32 232 £468 +3.89% 53
South East -6 141 £420 -6.67% 57
East of England +25 83 £425 -2.30% 70
North of England -34 55 £375 -10.71% 54
North West -32 29 £375 -10.71% 33
Yorkshire -5 22 £368 +33.64% 12
Midlands -40 21 £400 -17.95% 31
East Midlands -7 18 £400 -24.88% 14
North East +5 4 £375 -31.82% 9
West Midlands -42 3 £400 -13.98% 17
South West -22 2 £525 +16.67% 11
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 (22.45%) Project Management
2 120 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (17.25%) SAP
4 88 (16.33%) Finance
5 82 (15.21%) Analytics
6 79 (14.66%) Degree
7 71 (13.17%) Microsoft
8 62 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
9 60 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
10 57 (10.58%) ERP
11 56 (10.39%) Validation
11 56 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
12 54 (10.02%) Life Science
13 48 (8.91%) Change Management
13 48 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
14 47 (8.72%) Business Analysis
15 44 (8.16%) Scrum
16 43 (7.98%) Windows
17 41 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 40 (7.42%) Manufacturing
19 39 (7.24%) GxP
19 39 (7.24%) Matrix Organization
20 38 (7.05%) Computer Science
21 37 (6.86%) SDLC
22 33 (6.12%) SQL
23 32 (5.94%) Java
23 32 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
24 31 (5.75%) FMCG
25 30 (5.57%) Marketing
25 30 (5.57%) Quality Management

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 29 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.53%) CMS
3 13 (2.41%) SAS
4 12 (2.23%) Drupal
5 7 (1.30%) Confluence
5 7 (1.30%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.11%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.37%) Apache
8 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.37%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.37%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.37%) IIS
8 2 (0.37%) Jetty
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 48 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.93%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.74%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.56%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.56%) SPSS
8 2 (0.37%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.19%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (2.97%) SAP ERP
2 7 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.30%) Workday HCM
3 4 (0.74%) SAP EWM
3 4 (0.74%) SAP MDM
3 4 (0.74%) SAP MM
3 4 (0.74%) SAP WM
4 3 (0.56%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.56%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.56%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.56%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.37%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.37%) JDE World
5 2 (0.37%) Social Studio
5 2 (0.37%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.19%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.27%) Office 365
2 20 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.41%) SaaS
5 8 (1.48%) PaaS
6 7 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.11%) GitHub
8 5 (0.93%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.74%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.74%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (0.74%) Veeva
10 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.56%) IaaS
10 3 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.37%) G Suite
11 2 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.19%) Force.com
12 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.41%) Firewall
2 9 (1.67%) DNS
3 6 (1.11%) LAN
3 6 (1.11%) Skype
3 6 (1.11%) VPN
3 6 (1.11%) WAN
3 6 (1.11%) WebEx
4 5 (0.93%) DHCP
4 5 (0.93%) SMTP
4 5 (0.93%) VoIP
5 4 (0.74%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.56%) DKIM
6 3 (0.56%) DMARC
6 3 (0.56%) Intranet
6 3 (0.56%) PBX
6 3 (0.56%) RFID
6 3 (0.56%) SSL
6 3 (0.56%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.37%) Internet
7 2 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (3.15%) BusinessObjects
3 15 (2.78%) Big Data
3 15 (2.78%) SAP HANA
4 14 (2.60%) Power BI
5 13 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.04%) SAP BW
7 10 (1.86%) Data Lake
7 10 (1.86%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.86%) Spotfire
8 9 (1.67%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.48%) QlikView
9 8 (1.48%) SQL Server
10 7 (1.30%) Amazon Aurora
10 7 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (1.30%) MySQL
11 6 (1.11%) Qlik Sense
11 6 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (2.78%) JIRA
2 11 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.93%) GitLab
3 5 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.74%) Ant
4 4 (0.74%) Maven
5 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.37%) Grunt
5 2 (0.37%) gulp
5 2 (0.37%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.37%) Hudson
5 2 (0.37%) JHipster
5 2 (0.37%) Protractor
5 2 (0.37%) Selenium
5 2 (0.37%) Subversion
5 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.19%) Mocha
6 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
General
1 88 (16.33%) Finance
2 40 (7.42%) Manufacturing
3 30 (5.57%) Marketing
4 21 (3.90%) Legal
5 17 (3.15%) Retail
6 11 (2.04%) French Language
6 11 (2.04%) Law
7 9 (1.67%) Italian Language
8 8 (1.48%) Spanish Language
9 6 (1.11%) German Language
10 5 (0.93%) Publishing
11 4 (0.74%) Advertising
11 4 (0.74%) Banking
11 4 (0.74%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.56%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
12 3 (0.56%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.37%) Back Office
13 2 (0.37%) Billing
13 2 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 126 (23.38%) Analyst
2 77 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 51 (9.46%) Consultant
4 45 (8.35%) Business Analyst
5 44 (8.16%) Developer
6 32 (5.94%) Data Analyst
7 25 (4.64%) IT Manager
8 23 (4.27%) Architect
9 20 (3.71%) IT Analyst
10 18 (3.34%) SAP Consultant
11 17 (3.15%) Senior Manager
11 17 (3.15%) Service Analyst
12 16 (2.97%) Support Engineer
13 15 (2.78%) IT Project Manager
14 14 (2.60%) Java Developer
15 13 (2.41%) Senior Project Manager
16 11 (2.04%) Business Manager
16 11 (2.04%) Security Consultant
16 11 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
17 10 (1.86%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.45%) Web Services
2 16 (2.97%) Spring
3 15 (2.78%) REST
4 14 (2.60%) HTML
5 12 (2.23%) CSS
5 12 (2.23%) XML
6 10 (1.86%) .NET
7 9 (1.67%) Spring Boot
8 8 (1.48%) jQuery
8 8 (1.48%) Spring MVC
8 8 (1.48%) XSLT
9 7 (1.30%) Hibernate
9 7 (1.30%) Spring Batch
9 7 (1.30%) Spring Security
10 6 (1.11%) EDI
11 5 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.74%) Apache Camel
12 4 (0.74%) J2EE
12 4 (0.74%) SOAP
13 3 (0.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (10.02%) Life Science
3 38 (7.05%) Computer Science
4 31 (5.75%) FMCG
5 29 (5.38%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.90%) User Experience
7 16 (2.97%) Virtual Team
8 14 (2.60%) LIMS
9 13 (2.41%) Mobile App
10 12 (2.23%) NHS
11 10 (1.86%) Social Media
12 9 (1.67%) PMI
12 9 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.30%) Biotechnology
14 6 (1.11%) CESG
14 6 (1.11%) Data Centre
14 6 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (1.11%) Taxonomies
15 5 (0.93%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.93%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.98%) Windows
2 17 (3.15%) Linux
3 15 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.67%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.30%) Unix
5 7 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.74%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.37%) Android
9 2 (0.37%) CentOS
9 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (22.45%) Project Management
2 120 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (15.21%) Analytics
4 60 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
5 57 (10.58%) ERP
6 56 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (10.39%) Validation
7 48 (8.91%) Change Management
8 47 (8.72%) Business Analysis
9 44 (8.16%) Scrum
10 41 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (7.24%) Matrix Organization
12 37 (6.86%) SDLC
13 30 (5.57%) Quality Management
14 28 (5.19%) ITIL
14 28 (5.19%) PRINCE2
15 26 (4.82%) Data Management
15 26 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 25 (4.64%) Visualisation
17 24 (4.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.12%) SQL
2 32 (5.94%) Java
3 16 (2.97%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.41%) Python
5 12 (2.23%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.67%) Java 8
7 8 (1.48%) R
8 7 (1.30%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.30%) C#
8 7 (1.30%) Perl
8 7 (1.30%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.93%) U-SQL
10 4 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.56%) C
11 3 (0.56%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.56%) VBA
12 2 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.37%) ES6
12 2 (0.37%) RPG
12 2 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 79 (14.66%) Degree
2 14 (2.60%) PMI Certification
3 13 (2.41%) Master's Degree
3 13 (2.41%) PMP
4 9 (1.67%) CISA
5 8 (1.48%) CISM
5 8 (1.48%) CISSP
6 7 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.30%) ISEB
7 6 (1.11%) APMP
7 6 (1.11%) CSSLP
7 6 (1.11%) MBA
8 4 (0.74%) CRISC
8 4 (0.74%) SAP Certification
9 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.56%) MCP
9 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.24%) GxP
2 26 (4.82%) PMO
3 21 (3.90%) GMP
3 21 (3.90%) QA
4 16 (2.97%) SLA
5 15 (2.78%) Data Quality
6 14 (2.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 11 (2.04%) CDISC
8 10 (1.86%) GAMP
9 8 (1.48%) GDPR
10 7 (1.30%) GCP
10 7 (1.30%) GLP
10 7 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.93%) ISO 13485
12 3 (0.56%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.37%) COBIT
13 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.19%) COSHH
14 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 24 (4.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.74%) Docker
2 4 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.19%) KVM
5 1 (0.19%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 7 (1.30%) HP ALM
2 3 (0.56%) Ansible
2 3 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.37%) SCCM
3 2 (0.37%) WSUS
4 1 (0.19%) QRadar
4 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 93 (17.25%) SAP
2 71 (13.17%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.38%) Oracle
4 20 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (2.97%) Workday
6 14 (2.60%) Cognos
6 14 (2.60%) Tableau
7 13 (2.41%) JD Edwards
8 11 (2.04%) Google
9 9 (1.67%) Cisco
9 9 (1.67%) VMware
10 8 (1.48%) Apple
10 8 (1.48%) Remedy
11 7 (1.30%) HP
11 7 (1.30%) Talend
12 6 (1.11%) Escenic
12 6 (1.11%) Hyperion
12 6 (1.11%) Informatica
13 5 (0.93%) Adobe
13 5 (0.93%) Ariba