Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 413 348
Rank change year-on-year +17 -65 +33
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 567 542 702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.55% 0.68%
As % of the General category 1.51% 1.51% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 274 331
England median daily rate £450 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.39% +8.81% -
10th Percentile £257 £217 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £393
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.28% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 23 36
England median hourly rate £27.00 £29.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.47% +7.27% +25.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.80 £62.25 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -11.48% +1.67% +36.36%

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 37657 35791 41061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.70% 36.60% 39.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25252 24068 26748
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 867 1122
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.08% -1.71% +13.30%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.29 £11.90
90th Percentile £48.30 £47.00 £47.71
UK median hourly rate £25.31 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.24% - +13.64%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -8 243 £450 - 35
South East +27 139 £468 +3.89% 27
East of England +10 68 £435 +51.30% 14
North of England +57 58 £425 +23.64% 15
North West +20 54 £425 +23.64% 12
Midlands -3 41 £533 -3.18% 3
East Midlands +6 23 £565 +2.73%
West Midlands -9 17 £465 -2.11% 3
South West -12 4 £450 +50.00% 6
North East +63 3 £550 - 1
Yorkshire +18 1 £325 - 2
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 144 (25.40%) Finance
2 142 (25.04%) SAP
3 99 (17.46%) Project Management
4 86 (15.17%) Manufacturing
5 84 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
7 68 (11.99%) SQL
8 63 (11.11%) Retail
9 59 (10.41%) Degree
10 58 (10.23%) ERP
11 56 (9.88%) Analytics
12 44 (7.76%) Microsoft Excel
12 44 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
12 44 (7.76%) Microsoft
12 44 (7.76%) Life Science
13 38 (6.70%) Banking
13 38 (6.70%) FMCG
14 37 (6.53%) ITIL
15 35 (6.17%) Data Modelling
15 35 (6.17%) Oracle
16 34 (6.00%) Change Management
16 34 (6.00%) Migration
17 33 (5.82%) Scrum
17 33 (5.82%) Windows
18 32 (5.64%) Six Sigma
18 32 (5.64%) Data Management
18 32 (5.64%) User Acceptance Testing
18 32 (5.64%) Data Quality
19 31 (5.47%) Data Analysis
19 31 (5.47%) Linux

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 24 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.35%) SAS
3 16 (2.82%) CMS
4 10 (1.76%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.23%) Confluence
6 5 (0.88%) Documentum
6 5 (0.88%) Drupal
6 5 (0.88%) Moodle
6 5 (0.88%) MS Project Server
7 4 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.71%) IIS
7 4 (0.71%) Luigi
7 4 (0.71%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.35%) Apache
9 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.35%) WordPress
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 44 (7.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 19 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (1.59%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.71%) Pipeline Pilot
8 3 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.35%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.35%) Stata
10 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.18%) InDesign
10 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.18%) Simulink
10 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (4.94%) SAP CO
2 24 (4.23%) SAP FI
3 23 (4.06%) SAP FI/CO
4 14 (2.47%) SAP FSCM
5 12 (2.12%) SAP APO
6 9 (1.59%) SAP SD
7 6 (1.06%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.88%) SAP CAR
8 5 (0.88%) SAP MDM
8 5 (0.88%) SAP POS DM
8 5 (0.88%) SAP Retail
9 4 (0.71%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 4 (0.71%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.71%) SAP SRM
9 4 (0.71%) TrackWise
10 3 (0.53%) HFM
10 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.35%) Maximo
11 2 (0.35%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.41%) Veeva
4 6 (1.06%) Office 365
5 5 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.71%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.71%) SaaS
6 4 (0.71%) Serverless
7 3 (0.53%) CloudSense
7 3 (0.53%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.53%) IaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.35%) PaaS
9 1 (0.18%) G Suite
9 1 (0.18%) GitHub
9 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.59%) Firewall
2 7 (1.23%) Internet
3 6 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.88%) DNS
4 5 (0.88%) LAN
4 5 (0.88%) VPN
5 4 (0.71%) Intranet
5 4 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.71%) SSH
5 4 (0.71%) WAN
6 3 (0.53%) Network Security
6 3 (0.53%) Wireless
6 3 (0.53%) WLAN
7 2 (0.35%) BGP
7 2 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.35%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (0.35%) DHCP
7 2 (0.35%) Skype
7 2 (0.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.06%) SAP BW
4 13 (2.29%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.76%) Big Data
6 10 (1.76%) QlikView
7 9 (1.59%) PowerCenter
8 8 (1.41%) Data Mining
8 8 (1.41%) MS Access
8 8 (1.41%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.41%) SAP Data Services
8 8 (1.41%) SAP HANA
9 7 (1.23%) Electronic Patient Records
9 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.06%) Power BI
11 5 (0.88%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 5 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (3.17%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.29%) JIRA
3 10 (1.76%) Subversion
4 8 (1.41%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (1.23%) LSMW
5 7 (1.23%) Rational Rose
6 5 (0.88%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (0.71%) gulp
7 4 (0.71%) Maven
8 3 (0.53%) NUnit
8 3 (0.53%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.35%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.35%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (0.35%) Selenium
9 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.18%) ERwin
10 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
General
1 144 (25.40%) Finance
2 86 (15.17%) Manufacturing
3 63 (11.11%) Retail
4 38 (6.70%) Banking
5 30 (5.29%) Marketing
6 15 (2.65%) Legal
7 10 (1.76%) Portuguese Language
7 10 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.59%) French Language
8 9 (1.59%) Spanish Language
9 8 (1.41%) German Language
10 7 (1.23%) Aerospace
10 7 (1.23%) General Ledger
11 6 (1.06%) Dutch Language
11 6 (1.06%) Front Office
11 6 (1.06%) Italian Language
11 6 (1.06%) Publishing
12 4 (0.71%) Automotive
12 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.71%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 143 (25.22%) Analyst
2 70 (12.35%) Consultant
3 67 (11.82%) Project Manager
4 64 (11.29%) Developer
5 54 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 45 (7.94%) SAP Consultant
7 39 (6.88%) Architect
8 32 (5.64%) Data Analyst
9 27 (4.76%) SAP Analyst
9 27 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
10 23 (4.06%) SAP CO Consultant
11 19 (3.35%) Senior Business Analyst
12 18 (3.17%) SAP FI Consultant
12 18 (3.17%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
13 16 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.65%) Administrator
15 14 (2.47%) Functional Consultant
15 14 (2.47%) SAP Functional Consultant
15 14 (2.47%) Support Analyst
16 13 (2.29%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.88%) .NET
2 17 (3.00%) HTML
2 17 (3.00%) XML
3 14 (2.47%) AngularJS
3 14 (2.47%) CSS
4 11 (1.94%) HTML5
4 11 (1.94%) IDoc
5 10 (1.76%) SAP Fiori
6 9 (1.59%) REST
6 9 (1.59%) Web Services
7 8 (1.41%) jQuery
7 8 (1.41%) Node.js
8 6 (1.06%) CSS3
9 5 (0.88%) Middleware
9 5 (0.88%) RESTful
9 5 (0.88%) SAP ALE
9 5 (0.88%) Spring
10 4 (0.71%) JSON
10 4 (0.71%) Sass
10 4 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (7.76%) Life Science
3 38 (6.70%) FMCG
4 28 (4.94%) Virtual Team
5 23 (4.06%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.12%) Data Structures
7 12 (2.12%) User Experience
8 11 (1.94%) NHS
9 10 (1.76%) Learning Management System
10 9 (1.59%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.59%) LIMS
10 9 (1.59%) PMI
10 9 (1.59%) Social Media
11 8 (1.41%) e-Learning
11 8 (1.41%) Graphic Design
12 7 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.06%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.82%) Windows
2 31 (5.47%) Linux
3 10 (1.76%) Windows 10
3 10 (1.76%) Windows 7
3 10 (1.76%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.59%) Unix
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.35%) AIX
6 2 (0.35%) Android
6 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.35%) VMS
6 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (17.46%) Project Management
2 84 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (10.23%) ERP
4 56 (9.88%) Analytics
5 44 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
6 37 (6.53%) ITIL
7 35 (6.17%) Data Modelling
8 34 (6.00%) Change Management
8 34 (6.00%) Migration
9 33 (5.82%) Scrum
10 32 (5.64%) Data Management
10 32 (5.64%) Six Sigma
10 32 (5.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 31 (5.47%) Data Analysis
12 30 (5.29%) Business Analysis
12 30 (5.29%) ETL
13 28 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (4.76%) PRINCE2
14 27 (4.76%) Validation
15 21 (3.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 68 (11.99%) SQL
2 31 (5.47%) Java
3 23 (4.06%) Python
4 19 (3.35%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.17%) C#
6 14 (2.47%) C++
7 11 (1.94%) Perl
7 11 (1.94%) PHP
7 11 (1.94%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.76%) R
8 10 (1.76%) Ruby
9 9 (1.59%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.59%) Scala
10 7 (1.23%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.06%) C
11 6 (1.06%) VBA
12 3 (0.53%) ABAP
12 3 (0.53%) Go
12 3 (0.53%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 59 (10.41%) Degree
2 22 (3.88%) PMI Certification
3 17 (3.00%) PMP
4 15 (2.65%) SAP Certification
5 7 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 5 (0.88%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.88%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.71%) ISEB
7 4 (0.71%) PhD
7 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.71%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.53%) CISSP
8 3 (0.53%) MBA
9 2 (0.35%) CCDP
9 2 (0.35%) CCNP
9 2 (0.35%) CISA
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.64%) Data Quality
2 25 (4.41%) GxP
3 21 (3.70%) QA
4 19 (3.35%) PMO
4 19 (3.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.59%) GMP
5 9 (1.59%) SLA
6 8 (1.41%) GDPR
7 6 (1.06%) GAMP
8 5 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.71%) CDISC
9 4 (0.71%) HL7
9 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.53%) GCP
10 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.35%) COBIT
11 2 (0.35%) EMIR
12 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.18%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.88%) HDFS
3 3 (0.53%) Docker
3 3 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) IAG
5 1 (0.18%) NFS
5 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.18%) SRDF
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (1.41%) Ansible
2 6 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.06%) Puppet
3 4 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.18%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (0.18%) Kibana
5 1 (0.18%) logstash
5 1 (0.18%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.18%) SnapMirror
5 1 (0.18%) SnapVault
5 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 142 (25.04%) SAP
2 44 (7.76%) Microsoft
3 35 (6.17%) Oracle
4 15 (2.65%) Informatica
5 13 (2.29%) ServiceNow
6 12 (2.12%) Adobe
7 11 (1.94%) HP
7 11 (1.94%) Tableau
8 9 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.41%) Google
9 8 (1.41%) LabWare
9 8 (1.41%) Talend
10 7 (1.23%) Remedy
10 7 (1.23%) VMware
11 6 (1.06%) Casewise
11 6 (1.06%) Cisco
11 6 (1.06%) Cognos
11 6 (1.06%) Concur
11 6 (1.06%) MicroStrategy
12 5 (0.88%) Hyperion