Period
to 22 May 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 May 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 383 441 384
Rank change year-on-year +58 -57 +28
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 540 488 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.53% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.81% 1.41% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 247 267
England median daily rate £450 £435 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -1.14% -0.85%
10th Percentile £263 £246 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £586
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 52 40
England median hourly rate £23.75 £36.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.93% +19.67% +27.08%
10th Percentile £13.05 £14.00 £13.93
90th Percentile £45.78 £49.88 £52.88
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £36.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -34.25% +17.74% +29.17%

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 29,800 34,658 32,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.82% 37.65% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,632 22,863 21,203
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £311 £297 £281
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 789 829
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.78 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.04% +7.10% -6.82%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.29 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £26.60 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.80% +6.38% -9.09%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +57 231 £450 +1.12% 44
South East -2 120 £413 -2.94% 35
East of England +65 114 £473 +13.86% 42
North of England +15 51 £406 -8.71% 49
North West +6 36 £425 -7.10% 33
Yorkshire +17 15 £215 -45.22% 13
Midlands +18 14 £525 +27.27% 24
East Midlands +22 11 £525 +31.25% 14
West Midlands +2 2 £425 -1.45% 10
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 130 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (18.89%) SAP
3 101 (18.70%) Project Management
4 92 (17.04%) Finance
5 72 (13.33%) Degree
6 71 (13.15%) Microsoft Excel
7 69 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
8 58 (10.74%) Manufacturing
8 58 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
9 56 (10.37%) Scrum
10 55 (10.19%) SQL
11 52 (9.63%) Analytics
12 51 (9.44%) ERP
13 50 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (8.70%) User Experience
15 45 (8.33%) Change Management
16 44 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
17 43 (7.96%) GxP
17 43 (7.96%) Life Science
18 42 (7.78%) JavaScript
19 41 (7.59%) Validation
20 39 (7.22%) JIRA
21 38 (7.04%) Management Information System
21 38 (7.04%) FMCG
22 36 (6.67%) SQL Server
23 35 (6.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 34 (6.30%) Microsoft
25 33 (6.11%) Open Source
26 32 (5.93%) Workflow
27 31 (5.74%) Business Analysis

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 29 (5.37%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.89%) Confluence
3 16 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.67%) CMS
4 9 (1.67%) Drupal
5 6 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.56%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.56%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.37%) Documentum
7 2 (0.37%) IIS
7 2 (0.37%) SAS
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 71 (13.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (6.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (3.15%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.11%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.56%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.56%) Maya
6 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.37%) InDesign
7 2 (0.37%) InVision
7 2 (0.37%) Sketch
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 10 (1.85%) SAP ERP
1 10 (1.85%) SAP HR
2 8 (1.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (1.30%) Magento
3 7 (1.30%) Workday HCM
4 6 (1.11%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.93%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.74%) Revive Adserver
6 4 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.74%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle CRM On Demand
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.56%) SAP EWM
7 3 (0.56%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.56%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.37%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.37%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.07%) GitHub
2 20 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.70%) Veeva
3 19 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.96%) Power Platform
5 14 (2.59%) SuccessFactors
6 13 (2.41%) Office 365
7 11 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (2.04%) npm
8 9 (1.67%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.30%) Amazon Glacier
11 5 (0.93%) Force.com
11 5 (0.93%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.93%) SaaS
11 5 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.74%) IaaS
12 4 (0.74%) Serverless
13 3 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.30%) Firewall
2 5 (0.93%) SSH
3 4 (0.74%) Intranet
3 4 (0.74%) SSL
3 4 (0.74%) VPN
3 4 (0.74%) X.509
4 3 (0.56%) HTTP
4 3 (0.56%) RFID
4 3 (0.56%) Skype
5 2 (0.37%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (0.37%) Internet
5 2 (0.37%) LAN
5 2 (0.37%) SMTP
5 2 (0.37%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.19%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.19%) POP3
6 1 (0.19%) SAN
6 1 (0.19%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.89%) MySQL
3 19 (3.52%) Big Data
4 16 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.96%) Power BI
5 14 (2.59%) Spotfire
6 12 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.85%) SAP BW
8 9 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.67%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.67%) QlikView
9 7 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.30%) Redis
9 7 (1.30%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.93%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.74%) MS Access
11 4 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (7.22%) JIRA
2 20 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.15%) Cucumber
4 14 (2.59%) Karma Test Runner
4 14 (2.59%) Maven
5 13 (2.41%) Jasmine
5 13 (2.41%) Protractor
6 12 (2.22%) Grunt
6 12 (2.22%) gulp
7 11 (2.04%) Git (software)
8 8 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.48%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.93%) Zephyr
10 4 (0.74%) Selenium
11 3 (0.56%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.56%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.56%) JHipster
11 3 (0.56%) JUnit
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 92 (17.04%) Finance
2 58 (10.74%) Manufacturing
3 18 (3.33%) Legal
3 18 (3.33%) Marketing
4 17 (3.15%) Law
5 13 (2.41%) Retail
6 9 (1.67%) Banking
7 5 (0.93%) German Language
8 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.74%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.74%) Publishing
9 3 (0.56%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.56%) French Language
9 3 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
9 3 (0.56%) Russian Language
9 3 (0.56%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 128 (23.70%) Analyst
2 87 (16.11%) Developer
3 63 (11.67%) Project Manager
4 55 (10.19%) Business Analyst
5 52 (9.63%) Consultant
6 27 (5.00%) Data Analyst
7 26 (4.81%) Architect
7 26 (4.81%) IT Manager
8 18 (3.33%) Functional Consultant
8 18 (3.33%) IT Project Manager
9 17 (3.15%) Workday Consultant
10 16 (2.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 14 (2.59%) IT Analyst
11 14 (2.59%) SAP Consultant
12 13 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (2.22%) Workday Functional Consultant
14 11 (2.04%) Product Owner
15 10 (1.85%) SAP Analyst
15 10 (1.85%) Senior Developer
15 10 (1.85%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.74%) AngularJS
2 24 (4.44%) HTML
3 21 (3.89%) .NET
4 18 (3.33%) Web Services
5 17 (3.15%) CSS
5 17 (3.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 15 (2.78%) jQuery
7 14 (2.59%) JSON
7 14 (2.59%) REST
8 13 (2.41%) ASP.NET
8 13 (2.41%) XML
9 11 (2.04%) Gherkin
10 10 (1.85%) CSS3
10 10 (1.85%) HTML5
11 9 (1.67%) SAP Fiori
12 7 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 7 (1.30%) Entity Framework
12 7 (1.30%) RESTful
12 7 (1.30%) Vue.js
13 6 (1.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 69 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (8.70%) User Experience
3 43 (7.96%) Life Science
4 38 (7.04%) FMCG
4 38 (7.04%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.52%) NHS
6 16 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.67%) Pharmacovigilance
8 9 (1.67%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.48%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.11%) e-Learning
10 6 (1.11%) LIMS
10 6 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.11%) Social Media
11 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.93%) PMI
12 4 (0.74%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.74%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.33%) Linux
1 18 (3.33%) Windows
2 9 (1.67%) Windows 10
3 6 (1.11%) Unix
4 5 (0.93%) Android
4 5 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (18.70%) Project Management
3 58 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
4 56 (10.37%) Scrum
5 52 (9.63%) Analytics
6 51 (9.44%) ERP
7 50 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (8.33%) Change Management
9 44 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
10 41 (7.59%) Validation
11 33 (6.11%) Open Source
12 32 (5.93%) Workflow
13 31 (5.74%) Business Analysis
14 29 (5.37%) Computer Science
15 28 (5.19%) DevOps
16 25 (4.63%) Data Management
16 25 (4.63%) Data Science
16 25 (4.63%) Process Improvement
16 25 (4.63%) Risk Management
17 24 (4.44%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (10.19%) SQL
2 42 (7.78%) JavaScript
3 29 (5.37%) Java
4 25 (4.63%) Python
5 18 (3.33%) C#
6 11 (2.04%) ES6
6 11 (2.04%) TypeScript
7 7 (1.30%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.30%) R
7 7 (1.30%) VB
8 4 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.74%) C
8 4 (0.74%) PHP
8 4 (0.74%) Ruby
8 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.74%) VBA
8 4 (0.74%) VBScript
9 3 (0.56%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.37%) C++
10 2 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (13.33%) Degree
2 17 (3.15%) PMP
3 15 (2.78%) PMI Certification
4 10 (1.85%) Master's Degree
5 6 (1.11%) PhD
6 5 (0.93%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.56%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.37%) ACCA
8 2 (0.37%) CCA
8 2 (0.37%) CIMA
8 2 (0.37%) CISA
8 2 (0.37%) IIBA
8 2 (0.37%) IISP
8 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.19%) CBAP
9 1 (0.19%) CRISC
9 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.96%) GxP
2 20 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.41%) PMO
3 13 (2.41%) QA
3 13 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (2.22%) SLA
5 11 (2.04%) GCP
6 9 (1.67%) CDISC
7 7 (1.30%) GMP
8 5 (0.93%) COBIT
9 4 (0.74%) GDPR
10 3 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.37%) GAMP
11 2 (0.37%) GLP
12 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (4.07%) Docker
2 10 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.74%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (3.70%) Ansible
2 8 (1.48%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (0.93%) Puppet
4 5 (0.93%) Terraform
5 4 (0.74%) Salt
6 3 (0.56%) Kibana
6 3 (0.56%) logstash
7 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.37%) Nessus
7 2 (0.37%) SCCM
7 2 (0.37%) SCOM
8 1 (0.19%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.19%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.19%) MOM
8 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 102 (18.89%) SAP
2 34 (6.30%) Microsoft
3 28 (5.19%) Workday
4 20 (3.70%) Oracle
4 20 (3.70%) Tableau
5 17 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (2.96%) Google
7 14 (2.59%) Adobe
7 14 (2.59%) Ariba
8 11 (2.04%) Cognos
9 9 (1.67%) Remedy
10 7 (1.30%) Alteryx
10 7 (1.30%) IBM
11 6 (1.11%) Cisco
11 6 (1.11%) Concur
11 6 (1.11%) Informatica
12 5 (0.93%) Apple
12 5 (0.93%) Hotjar
12 5 (0.93%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.93%) Talend