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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK / England
Rank 347 347 294
Rank change year-on-year 0 -53  
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 243 286 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.59% 0.73%
As % of the General category 1.55% 1.55% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 137 207
Median daily rate £448 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £338 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £525
% change year-on-year -1.16% -18.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 8
Median hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.22% -47.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £15.97 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.75 £45.50 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +26.00% -41.17%  

Pharmaceutical is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15689 18407 18605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 38.03% 37.82% 39.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10303 12172 11724
Median daily rate £465 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 465 444
Median hourly rate £26.13 £27.38 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.58% +24.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 116 £450 -1.09% 30
South East -22 43 £402 +0.43% 15
East of England +2 22 £445 +4.70% 11
North West +1 21 £445 -11.00% 15
Yorkshire +18 11 £175 - 1
West Midlands +20 9 £550 +71.87% 1
Midlands +10 3 £450 -35.71%
South West -3 3 £350 -31.70% 1
North East - 3 - - 1
East Midlands -9 2 £325 -40.90% 3
Pharmaceutical
UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 152 (31.15%) SAP
2 113 (23.16%) Finance
3 79 (16.19%) Manufacturing
4 77 (15.78%) Project Management
5 62 (12.70%) ERP
6 60 (12.30%) GxP
6 60 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (11.48%) Retail
8 55 (11.27%) Life Science
8 55 (11.27%) Validation
9 46 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 45 (9.22%) JavaScript
11 44 (9.02%) FMCG
12 43 (8.81%) Microsoft
13 41 (8.40%) Degree
14 39 (7.99%) HTML
15 38 (7.79%) SQL
16 35 (7.17%) GMP
17 33 (6.76%) SAP Implementation
17 33 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
18 32 (6.56%) ITIL
19 31 (6.35%) CSS
20 30 (6.15%) MS Excel
20 30 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
20 30 (6.15%) Service Management
21 28 (5.74%) Quality Management
21 28 (5.74%) Web Development
22 27 (5.53%) Business Analysis
22 27 (5.53%) HTML5
23 26 (5.33%) Scrum

Pharmaceutical
Top Related 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 21 (4.30%) CMS
2 13 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.05%) SAS
4 9 (1.84%) Confluence
5 7 (1.43%) Documentum
5 7 (1.43%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.61%) Drupal
6 3 (0.61%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.41%) IIS
7 2 (0.41%) Liferay
7 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.20%) MTS
8 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.20%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.33%) MS Office
3 13 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.46%) MS Project
5 5 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.61%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.61%) Revit
6 3 (0.61%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.20%) InDesign
7 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (3.89%) SAP FI
2 17 (3.48%) SAP CO
2 17 (3.48%) SAP FI/CO
3 15 (3.07%) SAP FSCM
4 13 (2.66%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 11 (2.25%) SAP MM
6 10 (2.05%) SAP APO
7 8 (1.64%) SAP PP
7 8 (1.64%) SAP SD
8 6 (1.23%) SAP MDG
8 6 (1.23%) SAP MDM
9 5 (1.02%) SAP CAR
9 5 (1.02%) TrackWise
10 4 (0.82%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.82%) SAP GRC
11 3 (0.61%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.61%) SAP EHS
11 3 (0.61%) SAP PM
11 3 (0.61%) SAP POS DM
11 3 (0.61%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.84%) Veeva
3 8 (1.64%) SaaS
4 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.61%) Office 365
5 3 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.41%) GitHub
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.43%) Firewall
1 7 (1.43%) LAN
2 5 (1.02%) DNS
2 5 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.61%) IP Telephony
3 3 (0.61%) SAN
3 3 (0.61%) Skype
3 3 (0.61%) WAN
4 2 (0.41%) Intranet
4 2 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.41%) VLAN
4 2 (0.41%) Wireless
4 2 (0.41%) WLAN
5 1 (0.20%) DMZ
5 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.20%) RFID
5 1 (0.20%) SMTP
5 1 (0.20%) VoIP
5 1 (0.20%) VPN
5 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (2.25%) Big Data
2 11 (2.25%) SAP BW
2 11 (2.25%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.43%) SAP HANA
5 6 (1.23%) MySQL
5 6 (1.23%) Spotfire
6 5 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
7 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.61%) MS Access
8 3 (0.61%) PowerCenter
8 3 (0.61%) QlikView
8 3 (0.61%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (4.92%) JIRA
2 8 (1.64%) Subversion
3 6 (1.23%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.02%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.82%) Selenium
6 3 (0.61%) Calabash
6 3 (0.61%) Capybara
6 3 (0.61%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.61%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.20%) Grunt
8 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.20%) Maven
8 1 (0.20%) MSTest
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.20%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 113 (23.16%) Finance
2 79 (16.19%) Manufacturing
3 56 (11.48%) Retail
4 18 (3.69%) Marketing
5 16 (3.28%) Banking
6 13 (2.66%) Publishing
7 7 (1.43%) French Language
7 7 (1.43%) Legal
8 5 (1.02%) German Language
8 5 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.61%) Advertising
10 3 (0.61%) Billing
10 3 (0.61%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.61%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.61%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.61%) Russian Language
10 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.41%) Automotive
11 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (19.67%) Analyst
2 82 (16.80%) Consultant
3 72 (14.75%) Project Manager
4 67 (13.73%) Developer
5 50 (10.25%) SAP Consultant
6 36 (7.38%) Business Analyst
7 28 (5.74%) Architect
8 18 (3.69%) Data Analyst
8 18 (3.69%) ServiceNow Developer
9 15 (3.07%) Compliance Consultant
9 15 (3.07%) IT Analyst
9 15 (3.07%) IT Manager
10 13 (2.66%) Risk Consultant
10 13 (2.66%) SAP Manager
10 13 (2.66%) SAP MM Consultant
11 12 (2.46%) IT Project Manager
11 12 (2.46%) Senior Manager
12 11 (2.25%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 11 (2.25%) Senior Project Manager
13 10 (2.05%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.99%) HTML
2 31 (6.35%) CSS
3 27 (5.53%) HTML5
4 16 (3.28%) XML
5 11 (2.25%) Web Services
6 9 (1.84%) RESTful
7 8 (1.64%) Middleware
8 6 (1.23%) .NET
8 6 (1.23%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.02%) CSS3
9 5 (1.02%) EDI
9 5 (1.02%) J2EE
9 5 (1.02%) REST
10 4 (0.82%) Hibernate
10 4 (0.82%) Spring
11 3 (0.61%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.61%) Django
11 3 (0.61%) JSON
11 3 (0.61%) MDX
11 3 (0.61%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.27%) Life Science
2 44 (9.02%) FMCG
3 33 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.69%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.05%) NHS
6 10 (2.05%) Pharmacovigilance
7 9 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.84%) LIMS
7 9 (1.84%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.64%) User Experience
9 7 (1.43%) Biotechnology
10 6 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.23%) Linked Data
11 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.82%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.82%) Learning Management System
11 4 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.61%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.10%) Windows
2 12 (2.46%) Android
3 10 (2.05%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.84%) Unix
5 8 (1.64%) Linux
6 4 (0.82%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Fedora
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) SUSE
9 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (15.78%) Project Management
2 62 (12.70%) ERP
3 60 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (11.27%) Validation
5 46 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (6.76%) SAP Implementation
7 32 (6.56%) ITIL
8 30 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (6.15%) Service Management
9 28 (5.74%) Quality Management
9 28 (5.74%) Web Development
10 27 (5.53%) Business Analysis
11 26 (5.33%) Scrum
12 22 (4.51%) Change Management
12 22 (4.51%) Coaching
12 22 (4.51%) Data Analysis
12 22 (4.51%) ITSM
12 22 (4.51%) Migration
13 21 (4.30%) Analytics
13 21 (4.30%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.22%) JavaScript
2 38 (7.79%) SQL
3 25 (5.12%) Java
4 12 (2.46%) Python
5 9 (1.84%) VBA
6 8 (1.64%) PHP
7 7 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.23%) SPARQL
9 5 (1.02%) C#
9 5 (1.02%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.82%) Perl
10 4 (0.82%) Ruby
11 3 (0.61%) ABAP
11 3 (0.61%) C
11 3 (0.61%) C++
11 3 (0.61%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.61%) R
12 2 (0.41%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.41%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (8.40%) Degree
2 7 (1.43%) PMP
3 6 (1.23%) SAP Certification
4 5 (1.02%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.82%) APMP
5 4 (0.82%) ISEB
5 4 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.82%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.61%) MCSE
6 3 (0.61%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.41%) CCNA
7 2 (0.41%) CCNP
7 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.41%) MBA
7 2 (0.41%) MCSA
7 2 (0.41%) PhD
7 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (12.30%) GxP
2 35 (7.17%) GMP
3 21 (4.30%) QA
4 19 (3.89%) GAMP
5 17 (3.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 15 (3.07%) GCP
7 12 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (1.84%) Data Quality
8 9 (1.84%) PMO
9 4 (0.82%) HL7
10 3 (0.61%) GLP
11 2 (0.41%) CDISC
11 2 (0.41%) COBIT
12 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.20%) SLA
12 1 (0.20%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 7 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.61%) XenApp
3 2 (0.41%) NFS
4 1 (0.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) GPFS
4 1 (0.20%) Varnish
4 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.20%) zsh
Systems Management
1 8 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.82%) Puppet
2 4 (0.82%) SCCM
3 3 (0.61%) Salt
3 3 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.20%) Nessus
4 1 (0.20%) SCSM
Vendors
1 152 (31.15%) SAP
2 43 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.89%) ServiceNow
4 14 (2.87%) Oracle
5 9 (1.84%) Capita
6 8 (1.64%) VMware
7 7 (1.43%) Hyperion
7 7 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.23%) Citrix
8 6 (1.23%) HP
9 5 (1.02%) Adobe
9 5 (1.02%) Apple
9 5 (1.02%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.02%) Informatica
9 5 (1.02%) Tableau
9 5 (1.02%) Talend
10 4 (0.82%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.61%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.61%) Cisco
11 3 (0.61%) Reuters
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Worthing, Sussex
SLS Services Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £430 per annum +
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £305 - £385 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £225 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £425.00 - £465.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Quanta Consultancy Services
Rate: Not specified
Posted: Yesterday
Alderley Edge
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Solutions - Boehringer Ingelheim
Rate: car, bonus, Pension, etc
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Quanta Consultancy Services
Salary: Not specified
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 16 days ago
England
Aerotek
Rate: EUR60 - EUR80 per hour + HOME WORKING 100%
Posted: 2 days ago