Period
to 20 August 2018

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 August 2018 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 409 379 452
Rank change year-on-year -30 +73 -120
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 530 555 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.63% 0.50%
As % of the General category 1.52% 1.58% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 274 224
England median daily rate £435 £446 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% -0.83% +5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £264 £251
90th Percentile £636 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £435 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 39 16
England median hourly rate £34.50 £27.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.78% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.48 £14.00 £18.36
90th Percentile £50.70 £55.10 £78.88
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £29.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year +15.25% -7.09% +41.11%

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 34,770 35,056 36,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.25% 39.74% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,970 23,236 24,896
England median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 782 766 881
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.31 £23.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.22% +7.18% +4.19%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.75 £11.20
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.68
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.69% +3.72%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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 -33 238 £455 +1.11% 54
South East +12 145 £425 -3.41% 56
East of England +10 62 £450 +5.88% 45
North of England -42 56 £425 +1.19% 38
North West -36 37 £425 - 24
Midlands -41 20 £400 -14.89% 19
Yorkshire -4 16 £290 -3.33% 11
East Midlands -7 16 £400 -13.98% 9
West Midlands -35 4 £424 -10.79% 10
North East -2 3 £388 +82.35% 3
South West -17 1 £525 +16.67% 13
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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.

1 122 (23.02%) Project Management
2 117 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (16.42%) SAP
4 83 (15.66%) Finance
5 75 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (12.45%) ERP
7 65 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (11.89%) Microsoft
9 61 (11.51%) Degree
10 60 (11.32%) Analytics
11 53 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (9.62%) Validation
12 51 (9.62%) Change Management
12 51 (9.62%) Life Science
13 50 (9.43%) Business Analysis
14 48 (9.06%) Microsoft Excel
15 46 (8.68%) ITIL
16 43 (8.11%) Scrum
17 42 (7.92%) Manufacturing
18 41 (7.74%) PRINCE2
19 40 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
20 37 (6.98%) Java
21 36 (6.79%) FMCG
21 36 (6.79%) Matrix Organization
22 34 (6.42%) GxP
23 32 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
24 31 (5.85%) SQL
24 31 (5.85%) User Acceptance Testing
25 30 (5.66%) Management Information System
25 30 (5.66%) Computer Science

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 28 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.83%) Drupal
3 14 (2.64%) CMS
4 12 (2.26%) SAS
5 4 (0.75%) Confluence
5 4 (0.75%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) Apache
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.19%) Documentum
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (9.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.51%) InfoPath
5 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.75%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.75%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.38%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.38%) SPSS
8 1 (0.19%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (3.21%) SAP ERP
2 13 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.32%) Workday HCM
4 6 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.94%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.94%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.94%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.75%) SAP EWM
6 4 (0.75%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.75%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.57%) SAP APO
7 3 (0.57%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.57%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.38%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.38%) JDE World
8 2 (0.38%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.38%) SAP FSCM
8 2 (0.38%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.38%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.83%) SaaS
3 13 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (2.08%) Office 365
4 11 (2.08%) PaaS
5 9 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (1.32%) Veeva
7 5 (0.94%) Data Lake Analytics
8 4 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (0.75%) GitHub
9 3 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.57%) IaaS
9 3 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.38%) G Suite
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.19%) Force.com
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.89%) LAN
2 8 (1.51%) WAN
3 6 (1.13%) DNS
3 6 (1.13%) Firewall
4 5 (0.94%) Skype
4 5 (0.94%) SMTP
4 5 (0.94%) VPN
5 4 (0.75%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.75%) VoIP
5 4 (0.75%) WebEx
6 3 (0.57%) DHCP
6 3 (0.57%) DKIM
6 3 (0.57%) DMARC
6 3 (0.57%) RFID
6 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.38%) Intranet
7 2 (0.38%) SSL
7 2 (0.38%) VLAN
7 2 (0.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
2 13 (2.45%) Power BI
2 13 (2.45%) SAP HANA
2 13 (2.45%) Spotfire
3 12 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.08%) Data Lake
5 10 (1.89%) Big Data
5 10 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.89%) SAP BW
6 7 (1.32%) Qlik Sense
6 7 (1.32%) QlikView
7 6 (1.13%) SQL Server
8 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (0.94%) MS Access
8 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (2.26%) JIRA
2 10 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.13%) Grunt
3 6 (1.13%) gulp
4 5 (0.94%) Ant
4 5 (0.94%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.94%) MSTest
4 5 (0.94%) NUnit
4 5 (0.94%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.75%) Protractor
6 3 (0.57%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.57%) LSMW
6 3 (0.57%) Maven
6 3 (0.57%) Subversion
7 2 (0.38%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.38%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.38%) Selenium
7 2 (0.38%) Toad
7 2 (0.38%) XMLSpy
General
1 83 (15.66%) Finance
2 42 (7.92%) Manufacturing
3 26 (4.91%) Marketing
4 19 (3.58%) Legal
5 13 (2.45%) Retail
6 11 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.89%) French Language
8 8 (1.51%) Italian Language
9 7 (1.32%) German Language
9 7 (1.32%) Law
9 7 (1.32%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.94%) Advertising
10 5 (0.94%) Banking
11 4 (0.75%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.75%) Portuguese Language
11 4 (0.75%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.38%) Billing
12 2 (0.38%) Games
12 2 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 132 (24.91%) Analyst
2 74 (13.96%) Project Manager
3 54 (10.19%) Business Analyst
4 52 (9.81%) Developer
5 35 (6.60%) Consultant
6 34 (6.42%) Data Analyst
7 26 (4.91%) IT Manager
8 23 (4.34%) Architect
9 20 (3.77%) IT Analyst
10 18 (3.40%) IT Project Manager
11 17 (3.21%) Java Developer
11 17 (3.21%) Senior Manager
12 15 (2.83%) Service Analyst
13 13 (2.45%) SAP Analyst
13 13 (2.45%) SAP Consultant
14 12 (2.26%) Programmer
15 11 (2.08%) Programme Manager
15 11 (2.08%) SAP Data Analyst
15 11 (2.08%) Senior Project Manager
15 11 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.77%) HTML
2 19 (3.58%) Spring
2 19 (3.58%) Web Services
3 18 (3.40%) CSS
4 13 (2.45%) XML
5 11 (2.08%) jQuery
6 10 (1.89%) .NET
7 8 (1.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (1.51%) XSLT
8 7 (1.32%) CSS3
8 7 (1.32%) HTML5
8 7 (1.32%) REST
8 7 (1.32%) Sass
8 7 (1.32%) Spring Boot
9 6 (1.13%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.13%) Hibernate
9 6 (1.13%) XSL
10 5 (0.94%) ASP.NET Core
10 5 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (0.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (9.62%) Life Science
3 36 (6.79%) FMCG
4 30 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 30 (5.66%) Management Information System
5 23 (4.34%) User Experience
6 17 (3.21%) Virtual Team
7 16 (3.02%) PMI
8 15 (2.83%) Mobile App
9 12 (2.26%) NHS
10 11 (2.08%) LIMS
11 10 (1.89%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (1.89%) Social Media
12 9 (1.70%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (1.13%) Biotechnology
15 5 (0.94%) Data Centre
16 4 (0.75%) AS400
16 4 (0.75%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.28%) Windows
2 11 (2.08%) Linux
3 9 (1.70%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.13%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.94%) Unix
6 3 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.38%) CentOS
7 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (23.02%) Project Management
2 117 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (12.45%) ERP
4 65 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
5 60 (11.32%) Analytics
6 53 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 51 (9.62%) Change Management
7 51 (9.62%) Validation
8 50 (9.43%) Business Analysis
9 46 (8.68%) ITIL
10 43 (8.11%) Scrum
11 41 (7.74%) PRINCE2
12 40 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (6.79%) Matrix Organization
14 31 (5.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 29 (5.47%) SDLC
16 28 (5.28%) Data Modelling
16 28 (5.28%) Quality Management
17 27 (5.09%) Data Management
18 26 (4.91%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.98%) Java
2 31 (5.85%) SQL
3 19 (3.58%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.45%) Python
5 11 (2.08%) C#
6 9 (1.70%) R
7 7 (1.32%) Java 8
7 7 (1.32%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.13%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.94%) PHP
9 5 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.94%) U-SQL
10 4 (0.75%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.57%) C++
11 3 (0.57%) Perl
11 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.38%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.38%) C
12 2 (0.38%) ES6
12 2 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (11.51%) Degree
2 24 (4.53%) PMI Certification
3 15 (2.83%) PMP
4 12 (2.26%) ISEB
4 12 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.51%) CBAP
6 7 (1.32%) Master's Degree
6 7 (1.32%) MBA
7 6 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.94%) CCNA
8 5 (0.94%) CISA
8 5 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.94%) SAP Certification
9 4 (0.75%) CISM
9 4 (0.75%) CISSP
10 3 (0.57%) CCENT
10 3 (0.57%) MCP
10 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.42%) GxP
2 28 (5.28%) PMO
3 21 (3.96%) QA
4 20 (3.77%) GMP
5 14 (2.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 14 (2.64%) CDISC
5 14 (2.64%) Data Quality
5 14 (2.64%) SLA
6 8 (1.51%) GCP
6 8 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.32%) GLP
7 7 (1.32%) ISO 13485
8 6 (1.13%) GAMP
9 3 (0.57%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.57%) GDPR
10 2 (0.38%) COBIT
10 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.38%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.19%) COSHH
11 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.32%) Docker
3 4 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.19%) KVM
6 1 (0.19%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 6 (1.13%) HP ALM
2 5 (0.94%) Ansible
3 4 (0.75%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.38%) SCCM
5 2 (0.38%) WSUS
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.19%) Mesos
6 1 (0.19%) Puppet
6 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 87 (16.42%) SAP
2 63 (11.89%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.96%) Oracle
4 20 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (3.40%) Cognos
5 18 (3.40%) Tableau
6 15 (2.83%) Workday
7 11 (2.08%) Adobe
8 10 (1.89%) JD Edwards
9 8 (1.51%) Cisco
9 8 (1.51%) Google
9 8 (1.51%) Informatica
10 7 (1.32%) Remedy
10 7 (1.32%) VMware
11 6 (1.13%) Ariba
11 6 (1.13%) HP
12 5 (0.94%) Apple
12 5 (0.94%) Hyperion
13 4 (0.75%) Facebook
13 4 (0.75%) ServiceNow