Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 282 337 399
Rank change year-on-year +55 +62 +35
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 293 471 533
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.72% 0.59%
As % of the General category 2.09% 1.94% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 307 303
Median daily rate £475 £483 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +13.53% -3.19%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £228
90th Percentile £613 £650 £615
UK median daily rate £475 £483 £425
% change year-on-year -1.55% +13.53% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 40
Median hourly rate £47.50 £20.75 £28.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.92% -27.38% +5.83%
10th Percentile £17.40 £15.08 £13.93
90th Percentile £59.48 £45.63 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +126.19% -30.00% +11.11%

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 14,032 24,327 35,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.82% 36.99% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,592 16,320 24,216
Median daily rate £500 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 738 903
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -1.21% -4.68%
10th Percentile £12.51 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.28 £50.00 £48.10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -4.76%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +74 136 £500 - 47
Midlands +90 48 £431 -15.85% 38
East of England +11 46 £500 +5.26% 39
East Midlands +59 37 £425 -19.05% 27
South East +56 13 £300 -33.33% 69
North of England +51 13 £450 -5.26% 42
North West +23 12 £463 -3.39% 28
South West +93 8 £381 - 23
West Midlands +47 8 £419 -11.84% 10
North East - 1 £303 - 5
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 67 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (16.04%) Project Management
3 44 (15.02%) Analytics
4 42 (14.33%) Microsoft
4 42 (14.33%) SQL
4 42 (14.33%) Azure
5 40 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (12.97%) Python
7 36 (12.29%) Finance
8 34 (11.60%) SAP
9 33 (11.26%) Manufacturing
9 33 (11.26%) Data Science
10 30 (10.24%) Life Science
11 27 (9.22%) DevOps
12 26 (8.87%) JIRA
12 26 (8.87%) Marketing
13 24 (8.19%) CRM
13 24 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (8.19%) FMCG
14 22 (7.51%) Degree
14 22 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (7.51%) Project Delivery
15 21 (7.17%) R
15 21 (7.17%) GxP
16 20 (6.83%) Windows
17 19 (6.48%) Migration
17 19 (6.48%) Office 365
18 18 (6.14%) Validation
19 17 (5.80%) Retail
19 17 (5.80%) Power Platform

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 16 (5.46%) SAS
2 8 (2.73%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.39%) Jupyter
3 7 (2.39%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.05%) Apache
4 6 (2.05%) Confluence
4 6 (2.05%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.71%) JBoss
5 5 (1.71%) NetWeaver
6 4 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.02%) CMS
8 2 (0.68%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.68%) WordPress
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.34%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (3.75%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.34%) EPLAN
6 1 (0.34%) InVision
6 1 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (2.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.02%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.02%) SAP PM
4 3 (1.02%) SAP PP
4 3 (1.02%) SAP QM
4 3 (1.02%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.68%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.68%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.68%) Workfront
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.34%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.34%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.34%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 42 (14.33%) Azure
2 19 (6.48%) Office 365
3 17 (5.80%) Power Platform
4 10 (3.41%) PaaS
5 9 (3.07%) AWS
5 9 (3.07%) IaaS
5 9 (3.07%) SaaS
5 9 (3.07%) Veeva
6 6 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (2.05%) Logic Apps
6 6 (2.05%) PowerApps
7 5 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (1.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (1.37%) GitHub
9 3 (1.02%) GCP
10 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.34%) Akamai
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.73%) Firewall
1 8 (2.73%) WAN
2 7 (2.39%) Skype
3 6 (2.05%) DHCP
3 6 (2.05%) DNS
3 6 (2.05%) PBX
3 6 (2.05%) VPN
3 6 (2.05%) Wireless
4 5 (1.71%) MPLS
4 5 (1.71%) VoIP
5 3 (1.02%) LAN
6 2 (0.68%) SAN
6 2 (0.68%) SSL
7 1 (0.34%) Network Security
7 1 (0.34%) Profibus
7 1 (0.34%) SMTP
7 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.34%) VLAN
7 1 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
1 16 (5.46%) Power BI
1 16 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.12%) Tableau
3 10 (3.41%) Azure SQL Database
4 9 (3.07%) Big Data
4 9 (3.07%) MySQL
5 7 (2.39%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.39%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.39%) Spotfire
6 6 (2.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.05%) SAP HANA
7 5 (1.71%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (1.71%) DB2
7 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.37%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.02%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.02%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 26 (8.87%) JIRA
2 9 (3.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.71%) ER Studio
3 5 (1.71%) ERwin
3 5 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.02%) Appium
4 3 (1.02%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.02%) Maven
4 3 (1.02%) Selenium
5 2 (0.68%) Ant
5 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.68%) JUnit
5 2 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (0.68%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.68%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.34%) Protractor
6 1 (0.34%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
General
1 36 (12.29%) Finance
2 33 (11.26%) Manufacturing
3 26 (8.87%) Marketing
4 17 (5.80%) Retail
5 7 (2.39%) Advertising
5 7 (2.39%) Law
5 7 (2.39%) Legal
6 6 (2.05%) French Language
6 6 (2.05%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.71%) Banking
8 4 (1.37%) German Language
8 4 (1.37%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.37%) Publishing
8 4 (1.37%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.68%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.68%) Electronics
9 2 (0.68%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.68%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (15.02%) Analyst
1 44 (15.02%) Project Manager
2 33 (11.26%) Architect
3 26 (8.87%) Business Analyst
4 17 (5.80%) Developer
5 16 (5.46%) Consultant
5 16 (5.46%) IT Manager
6 13 (4.44%) Programmer
7 12 (4.10%) IT Project Manager
8 11 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.41%) Data Analyst
9 10 (3.41%) Data Engineer
10 9 (3.07%) Senior Manager
11 8 (2.73%) CRM Manager
11 8 (2.73%) CRM Project Manager
12 7 (2.39%) Information Architect
12 7 (2.39%) Senior Project Manager
13 6 (2.05%) Data Programmer
13 6 (2.05%) Programme Manager
13 6 (2.05%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.10%) XML
2 9 (3.07%) CSS
2 9 (3.07%) REST
3 8 (2.73%) HTML
3 8 (2.73%) NumPy
3 8 (2.73%) Pandas
4 7 (2.39%) .NET
4 7 (2.39%) JSON
4 7 (2.39%) Middleware
4 7 (2.39%) Node.js
4 7 (2.39%) Shiny
5 6 (2.05%) React
5 6 (2.05%) RESTful
6 5 (1.71%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.71%) PySpark
6 5 (1.71%) SAP Basis
7 4 (1.37%) Leaflet
7 4 (1.37%) OpenLayers
7 4 (1.37%) Swagger
8 3 (1.02%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.24%) Life Science
2 24 (8.19%) FMCG
3 22 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.44%) User Experience
5 12 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.41%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.73%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.39%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.39%) Virtual Team
9 6 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (2.05%) NHS
9 6 (2.05%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.71%) PKI
11 4 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.37%) Biotechnology
11 4 (1.37%) Social Media
12 3 (1.02%) LIMS
12 3 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.83%) Windows
2 16 (5.46%) Linux
3 9 (3.07%) Unix
3 9 (3.07%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.39%) Android
4 7 (2.39%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.05%) AIX
6 3 (1.02%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (16.04%) Project Management
3 44 (15.02%) Analytics
4 40 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (11.26%) Data Science
6 27 (9.22%) DevOps
7 24 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (8.19%) CRM
8 22 (7.51%) Project Delivery
9 19 (6.48%) Migration
10 18 (6.14%) Validation
11 16 (5.46%) Change Management
11 16 (5.46%) Data Management
11 16 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (4.78%) Computer Science
12 14 (4.78%) Data Modelling
12 14 (4.78%) Machine Learning
12 14 (4.78%) Visualisation
13 13 (4.44%) PRINCE2
13 13 (4.44%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (14.33%) SQL
2 38 (12.97%) Python
3 21 (7.17%) R
4 14 (4.78%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.75%) Java
6 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.37%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.02%) BeanShell
8 3 (1.02%) C
8 3 (1.02%) C++
8 3 (1.02%) VBA
9 2 (0.68%) C#
9 2 (0.68%) PHP
9 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.34%) ABAP
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) Go
10 1 (0.34%) Scala
10 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (7.51%) Degree
2 10 (3.41%) PhD
2 10 (3.41%) PMP
3 7 (2.39%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.37%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (1.02%) CISM
5 3 (1.02%) CISSP
6 2 (0.68%) MCSA
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.34%) ACCA
7 1 (0.34%) CCNP
7 1 (0.34%) CIMA
7 1 (0.34%) CISA
7 1 (0.34%) MBA
7 1 (0.34%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.17%) GxP
2 13 (4.44%) PMO
3 11 (3.75%) GDPR
3 11 (3.75%) QA
4 9 (3.07%) CDISC
5 7 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.71%) COBIT
6 5 (1.71%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.71%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.02%) Good Clinical Practice
8 2 (0.68%) GAMP
9 1 (0.34%) DICOM
9 1 (0.34%) HL7
9 1 (0.34%) ITGC
9 1 (0.34%) SLA
9 1 (0.34%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 12 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.75%) Docker
3 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) IAG
4 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (3.75%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.68%) Terraform
3 1 (0.34%) Ansible
3 1 (0.34%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) SCCM
3 1 (0.34%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 42 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.60%) SAP
3 15 (5.12%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (4.78%) Oracle
5 9 (3.07%) Adobe
6 8 (2.73%) Cisco
6 8 (2.73%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.39%) Alteryx
7 7 (2.39%) Dataiku
8 5 (1.71%) Citrix
8 5 (1.71%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.37%) HP
9 4 (1.37%) VMware
10 3 (1.02%) Ariba
10 3 (1.02%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.02%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 3 (1.02%) Software AG
10 3 (1.02%) Sun
10 3 (1.02%) Sybase