The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for GxP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GxP over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

GxP
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 412 421 425
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4  
Contract jobs citing GxP 10 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.048% 0.060% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.41% 0.54% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Median daily rate £403 £317 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.87% -36.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £234 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £373 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £365 £455
% change year-on-year +36.98% -19.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £55.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.63 - £55.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.88 - £55.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 -

GxP is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 2457 2386 2607
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.83% 10.99% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2070 1954 2253
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £282 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 35
Median hourly rate £41.25 £20.87 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.69% -13.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.85 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £43.98 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -10.71% +29.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing GxP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for GxP in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GxP in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for GxP in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GxP in London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GxP in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GxP in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Brentford -2 1 - -
GxP
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GxP 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 London region with a requirement for GxP.

1 28 (90.32%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (45.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (32.26%) Validation
3 10 (32.26%) Migration
3 10 (32.26%) Business Analysis
4 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.81%) SAP
6 7 (22.58%) ERP
6 7 (22.58%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (22.58%) Machine Learning
7 6 (19.35%) FMCG
7 6 (19.35%) Pharmacovigilance
7 6 (19.35%) Project Management
8 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
9 4 (12.90%) GMP
9 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
10 3 (9.68%) Virtual Team
10 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
10 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
10 3 (9.68%) QA
10 3 (9.68%) SQL
10 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
11 2 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
11 2 (6.45%) TDD
11 2 (6.45%) Banking
11 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
11 2 (6.45%) Data Security
11 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
11 2 (6.45%) e-Learning

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Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) TrackWise
2 1 (3.23%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
1 1 (3.23%) Skype
1 1 (3.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.23%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) JUnit
General
1 28 (90.32%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Project Manager
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Architect
3 8 (25.81%) Business Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Consultant
4 7 (22.58%) IT Manager
4 7 (22.58%) IT Project Manager
5 6 (19.35%) Technical Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Business IT Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Business Manager
6 4 (12.90%) Business Project Manager
6 4 (12.90%) IT Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) IT Business Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Project Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Validation Consultant
7 3 (9.68%) Senior IT Manager
7 3 (9.68%) Senior IT Project Manager
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Manager
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (9.68%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) FMCG
1 6 (19.35%) Pharmacovigilance
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.45%) e-Learning
3 2 (6.45%) Learning Management System
3 2 (6.45%) Life Science
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (32.26%) Business Analysis
2 10 (32.26%) Migration
2 10 (32.26%) Validation
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (22.58%) ERP
4 7 (22.58%) Machine Learning
4 7 (22.58%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.45%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (6.45%) Data Extraction
8 2 (6.45%) Data Security
8 2 (6.45%) IT Audit
8 2 (6.45%) OO
8 2 (6.45%) QMS
8 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
8 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) GMP
2 3 (9.68%) QA
3 2 (6.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (6.45%) GAMP
3 2 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) SAP
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco