Period
to 28 May 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 28 May 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 300 378 436
Rank change year-on-year +78 +58 -45
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 318 542 494
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.65% 0.54%
As % of the General category 2.00% 1.64% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 369 261
Median daily rate £490 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% -4.49%
10th Percentile £300 £261 £231
90th Percentile £637 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% -5.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 44 57
Median hourly rate £22.82 £23.25 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.85% -36.30% +22.69%
10th Percentile £14.55 £12.65 £14.00
90th Percentile £60.50 £45.33 £51.10
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year - -35.62% +17.74%

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 15,897 33,026 37,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.94% 39.81% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,163 21,688 24,893
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £297 £310 £288
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £495 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.54% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 865 997
Median hourly rate £26.00 £23.00 £22.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +1.55% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.46 £22.92 £21.90
% change year-on-year +15.47% +4.63% -0.45%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +70 100 £500 +11.11% 32
South East +93 81 £475 +15.15% 30
East of England +22 76 £534 +12.37% 30
North of England +80 36 £375 -9.09% 20
North West +53 34 £375 -16.43% 13
Midlands +80 19 £425 -19.05% 11
East Midlands +50 12 £413 -21.43% 7
West Midlands +63 7 £425 - 4
Yorkshire +50 2 - - 3
South West - 1 £350 - 7
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 77 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.09%) Project Management
3 45 (14.15%) Microsoft
4 43 (13.52%) Analytics
5 41 (12.89%) Finance
6 38 (11.95%) SQL
7 37 (11.64%) SAP
8 33 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
8 33 (10.38%) Degree
8 33 (10.38%) Azure
9 32 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (9.75%) Manufacturing
11 30 (9.43%) Change Management
11 30 (9.43%) Life Science
11 30 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
12 26 (8.18%) Scrum
12 26 (8.18%) Python
12 26 (8.18%) AWS
12 26 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (7.86%) Power Platform
13 25 (7.86%) Power BI
14 24 (7.55%) Visualisation
15 22 (6.92%) Data Modelling
16 21 (6.60%) CRM
16 21 (6.60%) Migration
16 21 (6.60%) Project Delivery
16 21 (6.60%) Data Science
17 20 (6.29%) Office 365
17 20 (6.29%) Validation
17 20 (6.29%) Windows

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 10 (3.14%) Apache Spark
2 9 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.52%) CMS
4 6 (1.89%) Anypoint
4 6 (1.89%) Confluence
5 5 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.26%) Apache
7 3 (0.94%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.94%) SAS
7 3 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.63%) IIS
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.31%) Drupal
9 1 (0.31%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.89%) Adobe XD
3 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.57%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (1.26%) InVision
4 4 (1.26%) Sketch
5 3 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.63%) Figma
7 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.83%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.94%) Line 500
4 3 (0.94%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.94%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.94%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.94%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.94%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.94%) Sprinklr
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.63%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.63%) SAP EWM
5 2 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.63%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.31%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.31%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.38%) Azure
2 26 (8.18%) AWS
3 25 (7.86%) Power Platform
4 20 (6.29%) Office 365
5 14 (4.40%) GitHub
6 10 (3.14%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (3.14%) Veeva
7 7 (2.20%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.89%) Amazon EMR
8 6 (1.89%) SaaS
8 6 (1.89%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.94%) IaaS
10 3 (0.94%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.94%) PaaS
10 3 (0.94%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.77%) LAN
1 12 (3.77%) Skype
2 7 (2.20%) WAN
3 6 (1.89%) DHCP
4 5 (1.57%) DNS
4 5 (1.57%) Firewall
5 4 (1.26%) VPN
6 3 (0.94%) BGP
6 3 (0.94%) EIGRP
6 3 (0.94%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.94%) Frame Relay
6 3 (0.94%) FTP
6 3 (0.94%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.94%) IPsec
6 3 (0.94%) MPLS
6 3 (0.94%) OSPF
6 3 (0.94%) SNMP
6 3 (0.94%) SSH
6 3 (0.94%) WAAS
6 3 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.86%) Power BI
2 18 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.46%) Big Data
3 11 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.52%) Data Lake
4 8 (2.52%) MySQL
5 6 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.57%) Apache Hive
6 5 (1.57%) Qlik Sense
6 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.26%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.94%) DTS
8 3 (0.94%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (0.94%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.63%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.63%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (5.66%) JIRA
2 10 (3.14%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.89%) Balsamiq
3 6 (1.89%) Bitbucket
3 6 (1.89%) ER Studio
4 5 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.57%) Maven
5 4 (1.26%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.26%) Selenium
6 3 (0.94%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.94%) JUnit
6 3 (0.94%) Protractor
7 2 (0.63%) Gradle
7 2 (0.63%) Hudson
7 2 (0.63%) Mockito
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (12.89%) Finance
2 31 (9.75%) Manufacturing
3 18 (5.66%) Marketing
4 11 (3.46%) Legal
5 10 (3.14%) Retail
6 6 (1.89%) Law
7 5 (1.57%) German Language
8 4 (1.26%) French Language
8 4 (1.26%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (1.26%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.94%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.94%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.94%) Russian Language
9 3 (0.94%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.63%) Back Office
10 2 (0.63%) Local Government
11 1 (0.31%) Electronics
11 1 (0.31%) Military
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (23.90%) Analyst
2 36 (11.32%) Business Analyst
3 30 (9.43%) Project Manager
4 27 (8.49%) Consultant
5 21 (6.60%) Developer
6 16 (5.03%) IT Manager
7 15 (4.72%) Architect
8 13 (4.09%) Data Analyst
9 10 (3.14%) Data Scientist
9 10 (3.14%) SAP Consultant
10 9 (2.83%) Designer
10 9 (2.83%) IT Project Manager
11 8 (2.52%) IT Analyst
11 8 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.52%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.20%) Business IT Analyst
12 7 (2.20%) Data Engineer
12 7 (2.20%) Release Manager
12 7 (2.20%) Service Analyst
12 7 (2.20%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.46%) XML
2 8 (2.52%) AngularJS
2 8 (2.52%) CSS
2 8 (2.52%) HTML
3 7 (2.20%) REST
3 7 (2.20%) Spring Boot
3 7 (2.20%) Web Services
4 6 (1.89%) .NET
4 6 (1.89%) SOAP
5 5 (1.57%) JSON
5 5 (1.57%) Keras
5 5 (1.57%) TensorFlow
6 4 (1.26%) JavaBeans
7 3 (0.94%) Natural Language Processing
7 3 (0.94%) React
7 3 (0.94%) Spring
7 3 (0.94%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.63%) SAP Fiori
8 2 (0.63%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
1 30 (9.43%) Life Science
2 19 (5.97%) User Experience
3 12 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.14%) NHS
5 7 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.57%) Biotechnology
8 4 (1.26%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.26%) LIMS
8 4 (1.26%) Pharmacovigilance
8 4 (1.26%) PMI
9 3 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.94%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.63%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.63%) FMCG
10 2 (0.63%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.63%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.29%) Windows
2 15 (4.72%) Windows 10
3 11 (3.46%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.57%) Android
6 3 (0.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.09%) Project Management
3 43 (13.52%) Analytics
4 33 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (9.43%) Change Management
7 26 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (8.18%) Scrum
8 24 (7.55%) Visualisation
9 22 (6.92%) Data Modelling
10 21 (6.60%) CRM
10 21 (6.60%) Data Science
10 21 (6.60%) Migration
10 21 (6.60%) Project Delivery
11 20 (6.29%) Business Analysis
11 20 (6.29%) Validation
12 19 (5.97%) Machine Learning
13 16 (5.03%) Data Analysis
13 16 (5.03%) Data Visualisation
14 15 (4.72%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.95%) SQL
2 26 (8.18%) Python
3 14 (4.40%) Java
4 10 (3.14%) R
5 7 (2.20%) C
5 7 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.89%) C#
6 6 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.57%) C++
8 3 (0.94%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.94%) VBA
9 2 (0.63%) Java 8
9 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.31%) Groovy
10 1 (0.31%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (10.38%) Degree
2 7 (2.20%) PMI Certification
2 7 (2.20%) PMP
3 6 (1.89%) CISSP
3 6 (1.89%) PhD
4 5 (1.57%) CISM
4 5 (1.57%) MCP
4 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.26%) DBS Check
5 4 (1.26%) IIBA
6 3 (0.94%) CCIE
6 3 (0.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 3 (0.94%) CCNP
6 3 (0.94%) CISA
6 3 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.94%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.94%) MCSA
6 3 (0.94%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.63%) ISEB
7 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.35%) GxP
2 10 (3.14%) GDPR
2 10 (3.14%) QA
3 7 (2.20%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.89%) PMO
5 5 (1.57%) CDISC
6 4 (1.26%) GAMP
6 4 (1.26%) HL7
7 3 (0.94%) GMP
7 3 (0.94%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.94%) SLA
8 2 (0.63%) Good Clinical Practice
9 1 (0.31%) DICOM
9 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 6 (1.89%) Docker
2 5 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (0.94%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (0.94%) Terraform
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.31%) Ansible
3 1 (0.31%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.31%) SCCM
3 1 (0.31%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 45 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.64%) SAP
3 13 (4.09%) Adobe
4 12 (3.77%) Oracle
4 12 (3.77%) ServiceNow
4 12 (3.77%) Tableau
5 11 (3.46%) Talend
6 7 (2.20%) MuleSoft
7 6 (1.89%) Citrix
7 6 (1.89%) Sage
7 6 (1.89%) SnapLogic
7 6 (1.89%) VMware
7 6 (1.89%) Workday
8 5 (1.57%) Cisco
9 4 (1.26%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (1.26%) Sparx
10 3 (0.94%) CrowdStrike
10 3 (0.94%) Cvent
10 3 (0.94%) Okta
10 3 (0.94%) Palo Alto