Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 428 377 419
Rank change year-on-year -51 +42 -86
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 498 520 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.62% 0.56%
As % of the General category 1.44% 1.60% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 275 256
England median daily rate £428 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.93% -1.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £248 £264 £261
90th Percentile £638 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £445 £450
% change year-on-year -4.49% -1.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 42 25
England median hourly rate £36.50 £30.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.67% +29.79% -6.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £15.59
90th Percentile £51.38 £51.13 £51.30
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £31.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +17.74% +31.91% -1.05%

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 34,622 32,437 36,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.60% 38.55% 37.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,865 21,421 24,476
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £297 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 795 839 914
England median hourly rate £26.83 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.38 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.60 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% -9.09% +22.22%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -89 210 £430 -4.44% 62
South East +11 141 £425 -1.73% 52
East of England +19 57 £415 -4.60% 37
North of England -34 52 £440 +10.00% 55
North West -19 46 £440 +3.53% 30
Midlands -24 17 £413 -8.33% 11
East Midlands +3 10 £400 -11.11% 4
West Midlands -30 7 £431 -4.17% 7
Yorkshire -26 5 £393 +124.29% 24
South West +5 1 £400 +14.29% 15
North East +4 1 - - 1
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 102 (20.48%) Project Management
2 84 (16.87%) SAP
3 83 (16.67%) Finance
4 78 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (12.85%) Validation
7 56 (11.24%) Manufacturing
7 56 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
9 53 (10.64%) Microsoft
10 52 (10.44%) ERP
11 51 (10.24%) Change Management
12 49 (9.84%) Life Science
13 47 (9.44%) ITIL
14 45 (9.04%) FMCG
15 43 (8.63%) PRINCE2
15 43 (8.63%) Microsoft Excel
16 41 (8.23%) Analytics
17 40 (8.03%) Quality Management
17 40 (8.03%) GxP
18 39 (7.83%) Degree
19 37 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
20 36 (7.23%) Migration
21 34 (6.83%) Business Analysis
21 34 (6.83%) User Acceptance Testing
22 33 (6.63%) Document Management
22 33 (6.63%) SQL
23 32 (6.43%) GMP
24 31 (6.22%) Scrum
25 27 (5.42%) PMI Certification

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 23 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.41%) SAS
3 9 (1.81%) Drupal
4 5 (1.00%) CMS
5 4 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.40%) Documentum
7 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) Apache
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.20%) Confluence
8 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.20%) Liferay
8 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.20%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 43 (8.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (4.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (2.21%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.20%) InfoPath
7 5 (1.00%) Acrobat
7 5 (1.00%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.40%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.40%) SPSS
9 1 (0.20%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.01%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (2.41%) SAP ERP
3 11 (2.21%) SAP SD
4 10 (2.01%) SAP CO
4 10 (2.01%) SAP FI
4 10 (2.01%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (1.00%) SAP EWM
6 5 (1.00%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.60%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.40%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.40%) HFM
8 2 (0.40%) JDE World
8 2 (0.40%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.40%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.40%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.20%) SAP FI-AP
9 1 (0.20%) SAP FSCM
9 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.01%) Dynamics 365
1 15 (3.01%) SaaS
1 15 (3.01%) Veeva
2 9 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.81%) PaaS
3 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.80%) Office 365
4 4 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.40%) Serverless
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.20%) Force.com
7 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.20%) DNS
2 5 (1.00%) LAN
2 5 (1.00%) WAN
3 4 (0.80%) DKIM
3 4 (0.80%) DMARC
3 4 (0.80%) SMTP
4 3 (0.60%) RFID
4 3 (0.60%) Skype
4 3 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.40%) DDNS
5 2 (0.40%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.40%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.40%) VoIP
5 2 (0.40%) VPN
6 1 (0.20%) DHCP
6 1 (0.20%) Intranet
6 1 (0.20%) Network Security
6 1 (0.20%) SAN
6 1 (0.20%) SMS
6 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.02%) BusinessObjects
2 19 (3.82%) Spotfire
3 17 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.21%) QlikView
4 11 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.41%) Big Data
5 7 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 7 (1.41%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.20%) SAP HANA
7 4 (0.80%) Electronic Patient Records
7 4 (0.80%) SQL Server
8 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.60%) MS Access
8 3 (0.60%) Power BI
8 3 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.40%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Ant
1 5 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.80%) Grunt
2 4 (0.80%) gulp
2 4 (0.80%) JIRA
2 4 (0.80%) MSTest
2 4 (0.80%) NUnit
2 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.60%) LSMW
3 3 (0.60%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (0.40%) Protractor
4 2 (0.40%) Subversion
4 2 (0.40%) Toad
4 2 (0.40%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.20%) Hudson
5 1 (0.20%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.20%) Travis CI
General
1 83 (16.67%) Finance
2 56 (11.24%) Manufacturing
3 17 (3.41%) Marketing
4 16 (3.21%) Legal
5 11 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.61%) French Language
7 7 (1.41%) German Language
7 7 (1.41%) Italian Language
8 6 (1.20%) Banking
8 6 (1.20%) Billing
8 6 (1.20%) Dutch Language
8 6 (1.20%) Portuguese Language
8 6 (1.20%) Russian Language
8 6 (1.20%) Spanish Language
9 5 (1.00%) Retail
10 4 (0.80%) Advertising
10 4 (0.80%) Law
10 4 (0.80%) Publishing
11 2 (0.40%) Back Office
11 2 (0.40%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 129 (25.90%) Analyst
2 66 (13.25%) Project Manager
3 64 (12.85%) Business Analyst
4 44 (8.84%) Developer
5 41 (8.23%) Consultant
6 39 (7.83%) Architect
7 27 (5.42%) Data Analyst
8 18 (3.61%) IT Analyst
9 17 (3.41%) IT Manager
10 16 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (2.81%) Programmer
11 14 (2.81%) SAP Analyst
11 14 (2.81%) Validation Consultant
12 13 (2.61%) IT Project Manager
12 13 (2.61%) SAP Consultant
12 13 (2.61%) SAP Manager
13 12 (2.41%) Java Developer
14 11 (2.21%) Data Architect
14 11 (2.21%) Programme Manager
15 10 (2.01%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.21%) HTML
2 14 (2.81%) CSS
3 12 (2.41%) Spring
4 9 (1.81%) .NET
4 9 (1.81%) jQuery
5 8 (1.61%) HTML5
6 7 (1.41%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.41%) CSS3
6 7 (1.41%) Web Services
6 7 (1.41%) XML
7 6 (1.20%) EDI
8 5 (1.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.00%) Hibernate
8 5 (1.00%) JSON
8 5 (1.00%) LESS
8 5 (1.00%) Node.js
8 5 (1.00%) Sass
8 5 (1.00%) Visualforce
8 5 (1.00%) XSL
9 4 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (9.84%) Life Science
3 45 (9.04%) FMCG
4 26 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.02%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.61%) User Experience
7 17 (3.41%) PMI
7 17 (3.41%) Virtual Team
8 14 (2.81%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.61%) LIMS
10 11 (2.21%) Analytical Mindset
11 8 (1.61%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.41%) Social Media
13 5 (1.00%) NHS
14 4 (0.80%) Data Centre
14 4 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.80%) SCADA
15 3 (0.60%) Pharmacovigilance
15 3 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.02%) Windows
2 7 (1.41%) Windows 10
3 6 (1.20%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.00%) Linux
5 3 (0.60%) VMS
5 3 (0.60%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.40%) Android
6 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (20.48%) Project Management
2 78 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (12.85%) Validation
4 56 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
5 54 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
6 52 (10.44%) ERP
7 51 (10.24%) Change Management
8 47 (9.44%) ITIL
9 43 (8.63%) PRINCE2
10 41 (8.23%) Analytics
11 40 (8.03%) Quality Management
12 37 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (7.23%) Migration
14 34 (6.83%) Business Analysis
14 34 (6.83%) User Acceptance Testing
15 33 (6.63%) Document Management
16 31 (6.22%) Scrum
17 26 (5.22%) Data Management
17 26 (5.22%) QMS
17 26 (5.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.63%) SQL
2 27 (5.42%) Java
3 17 (3.41%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.61%) C#
4 8 (1.61%) R
5 7 (1.41%) PHP
5 7 (1.41%) Python
6 6 (1.20%) Apex Code
7 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.80%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.60%) C
9 3 (0.60%) VB
10 2 (0.40%) C++
10 2 (0.40%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.40%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.40%) Scala
11 1 (0.20%) Delphi
11 1 (0.20%) Perl
11 1 (0.20%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 39 (7.83%) Degree
2 27 (5.42%) PMI Certification
3 16 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (3.01%) ISEB
5 12 (2.41%) CBAP
5 12 (2.41%) PMP
6 11 (2.21%) SAP Certification
7 8 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.00%) CCNA
8 5 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.00%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.80%) MBA
10 3 (0.60%) ACCA
10 3 (0.60%) CCENT
10 3 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.40%) CIMA
11 2 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.20%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.03%) GxP
2 32 (6.43%) GMP
3 25 (5.02%) PMO
4 23 (4.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 22 (4.42%) QA
6 18 (3.61%) CDISC
7 13 (2.61%) Data Quality
8 9 (1.81%) GCP
9 8 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (1.20%) GLP
10 6 (1.20%) ISO 13485
11 5 (1.00%) GAMP
12 4 (0.80%) SLA
13 3 (0.60%) GDPR
14 2 (0.40%) IEC 62304
14 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
14 2 (0.40%) PMBOK
15 1 (0.20%) COBIT
15 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.60%) Docker
3 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.20%) HP ALM
2 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.40%) Ansible
3 2 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.40%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.20%) Kibana
4 1 (0.20%) logstash
4 1 (0.20%) Mesos
4 1 (0.20%) Puppet
4 1 (0.20%) Salt
4 1 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 84 (16.87%) SAP
2 53 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.62%) Tableau
4 21 (4.22%) Cognos
4 21 (4.22%) Oracle
5 19 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.41%) Adobe
7 7 (1.41%) Ariba
7 7 (1.41%) HP
7 7 (1.41%) JD Edwards
8 6 (1.20%) Cisco
9 5 (1.00%) BT
9 5 (1.00%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.00%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.80%) Alteryx
10 4 (0.80%) Informatica
11 3 (0.60%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.60%) Concur
11 3 (0.60%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 3 (0.60%) Talend