Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 355 417 367
Rank change year-on-year +62 -50 +72
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 536 536 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.57% 0.66%
As % of the General category 1.80% 1.41% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 282 295
England median daily rate £475 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £280 £238 £261
90th Percentile £650 £625 £603
UK median daily rate £475 £426 £450
% change year-on-year +11.44% -5.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 59 45
England median hourly rate £22.17 £32.50 £24.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.79% +35.30% -22.52%
10th Percentile £14.08 £14.20 £13.55
90th Percentile £38.95 £51.55 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.17 £30.50 £25.90
% change year-on-year -27.32% +17.76% -16.45%

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 29,712 37,916 39,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.38% 40.16% 43.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,344 25,081 26,611
England median daily rate £495 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £477 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.32% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 1,023 970
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.76 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.10% -3.29% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +9.42%

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 +33 196 £475 +1.60% 68
East of England +56 129 £475 +10.47% 65
South East +18 113 £493 +15.88% 38
North of England +53 69 £525 +44.83% 66
North West +38 58 £525 +47.37% 45
Midlands +54 23 £525 +31.25% 31
East Midlands +22 15 £513 +28.13% 12
West Midlands +31 8 £900 +111.76% 19
Yorkshire +16 6 £444 +20.75% 18
North East +14 5 £188 -50.00% 3
South West -6 2 £363 -30.95% 16
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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.

1 119 (22.20%) SAP
2 113 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (16.42%) Project Management
4 79 (14.74%) Finance
5 76 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
6 72 (13.43%) Analytics
7 69 (12.87%) Manufacturing
8 60 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
8 60 (11.19%) Degree
9 57 (10.63%) ERP
9 57 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (8.96%) Life Science
11 46 (8.58%) Change Management
11 46 (8.58%) Scrum
12 44 (8.21%) Migration
13 41 (7.65%) User Experience
14 39 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (7.28%) Validation
15 38 (7.09%) JavaScript
16 36 (6.72%) SQL
16 36 (6.72%) Azure
17 35 (6.53%) GxP
18 31 (5.78%) Project Delivery
19 30 (5.60%) Microsoft
20 29 (5.41%) Data Analysis
21 28 (5.22%) ITIL
21 28 (5.22%) PMO
22 27 (5.04%) Git (software)
22 27 (5.04%) NHS
22 27 (5.04%) JIRA

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 19 (3.54%) Confluence
1 19 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.68%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.31%) CMS
4 6 (1.12%) Drupal
4 6 (1.12%) IIS
5 5 (0.93%) Documentum
5 5 (0.93%) SAS
6 4 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.37%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.19%) Apache
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.49%) Photoshop
5 7 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.75%) InVision
6 4 (0.75%) Sketch
7 3 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.56%) UXPin
8 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.19%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 22 (4.10%) SAP ERP
2 13 (2.43%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (2.24%) SAP WM
4 11 (2.05%) SAP EWM
5 8 (1.49%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.49%) SAP HR
6 7 (1.31%) SAP CO
7 6 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (1.12%) TrackWise
8 4 (0.75%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.56%) SAP Payroll
10 2 (0.37%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.37%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.37%) SAP PP
10 2 (0.37%) SAP QM
11 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.19%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.72%) Azure
2 26 (4.85%) AWS
3 18 (3.36%) Veeva
4 13 (2.43%) GitHub
5 12 (2.24%) SuccessFactors
6 10 (1.87%) Power Platform
7 8 (1.49%) Google Analytics
7 8 (1.49%) Office 365
8 5 (0.93%) GCP
8 5 (0.93%) IaaS
8 5 (0.93%) npm
8 5 (0.93%) PaaS
9 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (0.56%) Serverless
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.05%) RFID
2 7 (1.31%) LAN
3 4 (0.75%) DNS
3 4 (0.75%) Firewall
3 4 (0.75%) HTTP
4 3 (0.56%) FTP
5 2 (0.37%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (0.37%) DHCP
5 2 (0.37%) Intranet
5 2 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.37%) Network Security
5 2 (0.37%) Skype
5 2 (0.37%) SSL
5 2 (0.37%) VLAN
5 2 (0.37%) WAN
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.19%) Profibus
6 1 (0.19%) SSH
6 1 (0.19%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.92%) MySQL
3 19 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (2.80%) Big Data
5 13 (2.43%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.87%) Power BI
7 8 (1.49%) Star Schema
8 7 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (1.31%) Qlik Sense
9 6 (1.12%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.12%) SAP BW
10 5 (0.93%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.75%) QlikView
12 3 (0.56%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.37%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.37%) Spotfire
13 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (5.04%) Git (software)
1 27 (5.04%) JIRA
2 14 (2.61%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.05%) Maven
4 7 (1.31%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.31%) Jasmine
4 7 (1.31%) Karma Test Runner
4 7 (1.31%) Protractor
5 6 (1.12%) ER Studio
5 6 (1.12%) JUnit
5 6 (1.12%) Mockito
6 4 (0.75%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.56%) Gradle
7 3 (0.56%) Grunt
7 3 (0.56%) gulp
7 3 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.56%) Subversion
7 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.37%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 79 (14.74%) Finance
2 69 (12.87%) Manufacturing
3 21 (3.92%) Marketing
4 15 (2.80%) Legal
5 12 (2.24%) Retail
6 11 (2.05%) Law
6 11 (2.05%) Publishing
7 6 (1.12%) French Language
8 5 (0.93%) Brand Awareness
8 5 (0.93%) German Language
8 5 (0.93%) Public Sector
9 4 (0.75%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.75%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.56%) Advertising
10 3 (0.56%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.56%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.37%) Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 109 (20.34%) Analyst
2 72 (13.43%) Project Manager
3 63 (11.75%) Developer
4 48 (8.96%) Consultant
5 46 (8.58%) Business Analyst
6 35 (6.53%) Architect
7 27 (5.04%) SAP Consultant
8 23 (4.29%) SAP Manager
9 20 (3.73%) Data Analyst
10 18 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (2.99%) Functional Consultant
11 16 (2.99%) IT Manager
12 15 (2.80%) IT Analyst
13 14 (2.61%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 13 (2.43%) IT Project Manager
15 11 (2.05%) Service Manager
16 10 (1.87%) SAP Project Manager
16 10 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
16 10 (1.87%) Technical Leader
17 9 (1.68%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.66%) HTML
2 21 (3.92%) CSS
3 20 (3.73%) Web Services
4 18 (3.36%) HTML5
5 17 (3.17%) .NET
5 17 (3.17%) CSS3
6 16 (2.99%) AngularJS
6 16 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 13 (2.43%) XML
8 12 (2.24%) REST
9 9 (1.68%) jQuery
10 8 (1.49%) JSON
11 7 (1.31%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.12%) Spring
12 6 (1.12%) Spring Boot
13 4 (0.75%) Apache Thrift
13 4 (0.75%) GraphQL
13 4 (0.75%) gRPC
13 4 (0.75%) Kafka
13 4 (0.75%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 76 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.96%) Life Science
3 41 (7.65%) User Experience
4 27 (5.04%) NHS
5 22 (4.10%) Data Structures
6 21 (3.92%) FMCG
7 15 (2.80%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.05%) LIMS
9 10 (1.87%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.12%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.93%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.93%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.75%) Reference Data
14 3 (0.56%) Biotechnology
14 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.56%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.17%) Windows
2 16 (2.99%) Linux
3 9 (1.68%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.12%) Android
5 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.37%) Unix
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (16.42%) Project Management
3 72 (13.43%) Analytics
4 60 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
5 57 (10.63%) ERP
5 57 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (8.58%) Change Management
6 46 (8.58%) Scrum
7 44 (8.21%) Migration
8 39 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (7.28%) Validation
9 31 (5.78%) Project Delivery
10 29 (5.41%) Data Analysis
11 28 (5.22%) ITIL
12 25 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (4.48%) Data Management
14 23 (4.29%) Data Modelling
14 23 (4.29%) Open Source
15 22 (4.10%) Data Analytics
16 21 (3.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (7.09%) JavaScript
2 36 (6.72%) SQL
3 23 (4.29%) Java
4 22 (4.10%) Python
5 15 (2.80%) C
6 13 (2.43%) C#
7 12 (2.24%) R
8 9 (1.68%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.68%) TypeScript
9 7 (1.31%) Java 8
10 6 (1.12%) C++
10 6 (1.12%) ES6
10 6 (1.12%) VB
11 4 (0.75%) PHP
11 4 (0.75%) Ruby
12 3 (0.56%) Perl
13 2 (0.37%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.37%) Scala
14 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.19%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 60 (11.19%) Degree
2 6 (1.12%) PhD
3 4 (0.75%) ACCA
3 4 (0.75%) CIMA
3 4 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (0.75%) MCP
3 4 (0.75%) MCSA
3 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (0.75%) PMI Certification
3 4 (0.75%) PMP
4 3 (0.56%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.56%) MBA
5 2 (0.37%) CCENT
5 2 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.37%) GCUX
5 2 (0.37%) GIAC
5 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.37%) RHCA
5 2 (0.37%) RHCE
5 2 (0.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.53%) GxP
2 28 (5.22%) PMO
3 22 (4.10%) QA
4 12 (2.24%) Data Quality
5 11 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (1.87%) GDPR
7 9 (1.68%) GAMP
8 7 (1.31%) SLA
9 6 (1.12%) GMP
10 3 (0.56%) SNOMED CT
11 2 (0.37%) Good Clinical Practice
11 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.19%) COBIT
12 1 (0.19%) COSHH
12 1 (0.19%) HL7
12 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.19%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 14 (2.61%) Docker
2 5 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.87%) Ansible
2 5 (0.93%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.75%) Puppet
4 3 (0.56%) Terraform
5 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.37%) Rsyslog
5 2 (0.37%) VictorOps
6 1 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 119 (22.20%) SAP
2 30 (5.60%) Microsoft
3 13 (2.43%) Oracle
4 11 (2.05%) Tableau
5 10 (1.87%) Google
5 10 (1.87%) LabWare
5 10 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.49%) Apple
6 8 (1.49%) Hotjar
6 8 (1.49%) HP
6 8 (1.49%) JD Edwards
7 6 (1.12%) Ariba
7 6 (1.12%) IDERA
7 6 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
7 6 (1.12%) Yahoo!
8 5 (0.93%) Cisco
8 5 (0.93%) Talend
9 4 (0.75%) Cognos
9 4 (0.75%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.75%) Workday