Period
to 7 August 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 7 August 2020 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)
England > London
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 271 381 418
Rank change year-on-year +110 +37 -58
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 105 211 232
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.69% 0.53% 0.51%
As % of the General category 1.41% 1.16% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 146 124
Median daily rate £525 £476 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.24% +5.83% -
10th Percentile £345 £328 £248
90th Percentile £675 £635 £661
England median daily rate £500 £468 £435
% change year-on-year +6.84% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 14
Median hourly rate £32.45 £48.13 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.57% +24.19% +64.89%
10th Percentile £24.75 £32.84 £35.75
90th Percentile £53.10 £148.46 £48.75
England median hourly rate £31.50 £23.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year +34.04% -31.88% +27.78%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 7,434 18,172 21,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.64% 45.39% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,090 12,660 15,408
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £335 £342 £321
90th Percentile £750 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 197 247
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -10.42% +12.94%
10th Percentile £17.64 £12.91 £14.80
90th Percentile £59.68 £52.50 £49.25
Median hourly rate £31.39 £23.03 £22.79
% change year-on-year +36.29% +1.06% +5.24%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in London

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Pharmaceutical in London.

Daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in London

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Pharmaceutical in London over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in London

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Pharmaceutical in London.

Hourly rate trend for Pharmaceutical in London

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Pharmaceutical in London over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in London

Pharmaceutical
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 Pharmaceutical within the London region over the 6 months to 7 August 2020. 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
West London 0 32 £526 +11.38% 20
Central London +110 8 £519 +7.79% 3
East London - 3 £325 - 4
South London +51 2 £300 - 2
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 24 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.05%) SAP
3 18 (17.14%) Analytics
4 17 (16.19%) Azure
5 16 (15.24%) Python
6 15 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 15 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
6 15 (14.29%) Machine Learning
6 15 (14.29%) Data Science
7 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 13 (12.38%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (12.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (12.38%) Life Science
9 12 (11.43%) AWS
9 12 (11.43%) Finance
10 11 (10.48%) Project Management
10 11 (10.48%) ERP
10 11 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (9.52%) Validation
11 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
11 10 (9.52%) Computer Science
11 10 (9.52%) Statistics
12 9 (8.57%) Oracle
12 9 (8.57%) SAP S/4HANA
13 8 (7.62%) DevOps
13 8 (7.62%) SQL
13 8 (7.62%) Management Information System
13 8 (7.62%) Marketing
14 7 (6.67%) Scrum

Pharmaceutical
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 6 (5.71%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.76%) Apache
3 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.90%) CMS
4 2 (1.90%) SAS
5 1 (0.95%) Confluence
5 1 (0.95%) Jupyter
Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.95%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.95%) InVision
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.95%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (8.57%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (3.81%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (3.81%) SAP ERP
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.90%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.95%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.95%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.95%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.95%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.95%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.95%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.95%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.95%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.95%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.19%) Azure
2 12 (11.43%) AWS
3 7 (6.67%) Power Platform
3 7 (6.67%) Veeva
4 3 (2.86%) PaaS
4 3 (2.86%) SaaS
5 2 (1.90%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.90%) IaaS
5 2 (1.90%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.95%) GCP
6 1 (0.95%) GitHub
6 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) Skype
2 1 (0.95%) DNS
2 1 (0.95%) Firewall
2 1 (0.95%) Intranet
2 1 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (6.67%) Power BI
2 6 (5.71%) Big Data
3 3 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.90%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.90%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.90%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (1.90%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.90%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.90%) Snowflake Schema
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.95%) DataStage
5 1 (0.95%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.95%) OLAP
5 1 (0.95%) QlikView
5 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) JIRA
2 2 (1.90%) Appium
2 2 (1.90%) ER Studio
2 2 (1.90%) ERwin
3 1 (0.95%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.95%) Balsamiq
3 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.95%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.95%) JUnit
3 1 (0.95%) Maven
3 1 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 12 (11.43%) Finance
3 8 (7.62%) Marketing
4 3 (2.86%) Legal
4 3 (2.86%) Retail
5 2 (1.90%) Advertising
5 2 (1.90%) German Language
6 1 (0.95%) Billing
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Environmental Health
6 1 (0.95%) French Language
6 1 (0.95%) Law
6 1 (0.95%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.95%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Analyst
2 12 (11.43%) Architect
3 11 (10.48%) Consultant
4 9 (8.57%) Data Scientist
5 8 (7.62%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.71%) Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Security Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Senior Data Scientist
8 5 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Data Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) SAP Architect
9 4 (3.81%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (2.86%) Analytics Manager
10 3 (2.86%) Azure Architect
10 3 (2.86%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (2.86%) Head of Analytics
10 3 (2.86%) Product Manager
10 3 (2.86%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) Keras
1 5 (4.76%) TensorFlow
2 4 (3.81%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (2.86%) JSON
4 2 (1.90%) CSS
4 2 (1.90%) HTML
5 1 (0.95%) .NET
5 1 (0.95%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.95%) HTML5
5 1 (0.95%) Middleware
5 1 (0.95%) NumPy
5 1 (0.95%) Pandas
5 1 (0.95%) PyMC3
5 1 (0.95%) PySpark
5 1 (0.95%) Retrofit
5 1 (0.95%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.95%) Shiny
5 1 (0.95%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.38%) Life Science
2 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.62%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.71%) FMCG
5 4 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.86%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.86%) User Experience
6 3 (2.86%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.90%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.90%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.95%) CESG
8 1 (0.95%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.95%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.95%) EPoS
8 1 (0.95%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.95%) LIMS
8 1 (0.95%) NHS
8 1 (0.95%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.86%) Android
2 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (17.14%) Analytics
3 15 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
3 15 (14.29%) Data Science
3 15 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 13 (12.38%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (12.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (10.48%) ERP
5 11 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (10.48%) Project Management
6 10 (9.52%) Computer Science
6 10 (9.52%) Statistics
6 10 (9.52%) Validation
7 8 (7.62%) DevOps
8 7 (6.67%) Deep Learning
8 7 (6.67%) Process Improvement
8 7 (6.67%) Scrum
9 6 (5.71%) Data Modelling
9 6 (5.71%) Information Security
9 6 (5.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.24%) Python
2 8 (7.62%) SQL
3 5 (4.76%) R
4 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.95%) C
5 1 (0.95%) Groovy
5 1 (0.95%) Java
5 1 (0.95%) Kotlin
5 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.95%) Scala
5 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.71%) Degree
2 5 (4.76%) CISM
2 5 (4.76%) CISSP
3 3 (2.86%) CISA
4 2 (1.90%) CRISC
5 1 (0.95%) ACCA
5 1 (0.95%) CIMA
5 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.95%) CSSLP
5 1 (0.95%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.95%) PMP
5 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.95%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) GDPR
2 4 (3.81%) GxP
2 4 (3.81%) PMO
2 4 (3.81%) QA
3 3 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.86%) SLA
4 2 (1.90%) Good Clinical Practice
5 1 (0.95%) CDISC
5 1 (0.95%) DICOM
5 1 (0.95%) GAMP
5 1 (0.95%) GMP
5 1 (0.95%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.95%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Docker
1 2 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.95%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (19.05%) SAP
2 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.57%) Oracle
4 4 (3.81%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.90%) Ariba
6 2 (1.90%) Citrix
6 2 (1.90%) Remedy
6 2 (1.90%) Workday
7 1 (0.95%) Brandwatch
7 1 (0.95%) CA
7 1 (0.95%) Crimson Hexagon
7 1 (0.95%) Databricks
7 1 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.95%) NetBase
7 1 (0.95%) OpenText
7 1 (0.95%) Rockwell
7 1 (0.95%) SnapLogic
7 1 (0.95%) Tableau
7 1 (0.95%) Talend