Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 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)
England > London
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 400 350 421
Rank change year-on-year -50 +71 -56
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 236 278 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.52% 0.63% 0.45%
As % of the General category 1.17% 1.36% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 142 120
London median daily rate £468 £450 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -0.55% +4.62%
10th Percentile £216 £285 £260
90th Percentile £663 £600 £594
England median daily rate £443 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -1.67% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
London median hourly rate £44.25 £43.25 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.31% +86.02% -42.94%
10th Percentile £41.70 £15.45 £21.25
90th Percentile £52.53 £125.20 £66.38
England median hourly rate £31.44 £24.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year +29.64% -21.77% +37.78%

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 20,220 20,373 19,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.80% 46.33% 43.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,485 14,691 14,220
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £320 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 170 207
London median hourly rate £22.38 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.73% +10.00% -7.92%
10th Percentile £13.29 £12.98 £10.30
90th Percentile £55.25 £47.50 £56.87
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +10.87% -

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in London

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in London

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in London over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in London

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pharmaceutical in London

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in London over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor 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 23 September 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
West London -6 115 £443 -1.67% 5
Central London +2 22 £475 +22.58% 12
East London -17 3 £438 -7.11% 3
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 London region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 61 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.19%) SAP
3 46 (19.49%) Project Management
4 43 (18.22%) ERP
5 41 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (16.95%) Microsoft
7 38 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (15.25%) Finance
9 31 (13.14%) Microsoft Excel
9 31 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (9.32%) Scrum
10 22 (9.32%) Analytics
11 21 (8.90%) FMCG
12 20 (8.47%) Change Management
12 20 (8.47%) ITIL
13 19 (8.05%) Java
13 19 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (7.63%) Validation
14 18 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (7.20%) Business Analysis
16 16 (6.78%) Manufacturing
16 16 (6.78%) Management Information System
17 15 (6.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 15 (6.36%) Degree
17 15 (6.36%) BDD
18 14 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
18 14 (5.93%) Test Automation
18 14 (5.93%) Risk Management
18 14 (5.93%) Quality Management
18 14 (5.93%) Service Management

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 11 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.97%) Confluence
3 4 (1.69%) CMS
4 3 (1.27%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.85%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.85%) Jetty
5 2 (0.85%) SAS
6 1 (0.42%) Apache
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.42%) IIS
6 1 (0.42%) Liferay
6 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 31 (13.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (6.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.69%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.85%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.42%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 9 (3.81%) SAP ERP
2 8 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (2.97%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.85%) JDE World
4 2 (0.85%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.85%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.85%) Social Studio
4 2 (0.85%) Sprinklr
5 1 (0.42%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.42%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.42%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.42%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.42%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.42%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.42%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.39%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (2.54%) Office 365
4 5 (2.12%) Data Lake Analytics
5 4 (1.69%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.27%) IaaS
6 3 (1.27%) PaaS
6 3 (1.27%) SaaS
7 2 (0.85%) G Suite
7 2 (0.85%) GitHub
7 2 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.42%) Veeva
8 1 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.97%) Firewall
2 5 (2.12%) DNS
2 5 (2.12%) SMTP
3 4 (1.69%) VoIP
3 4 (1.69%) WAN
4 3 (1.27%) DKIM
4 3 (1.27%) DMARC
4 3 (1.27%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.27%) VPN
5 2 (0.85%) DHCP
5 2 (0.85%) PBX
5 2 (0.85%) Profibus
5 2 (0.85%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (0.85%) WebEx
6 1 (0.42%) HTTP
6 1 (0.42%) Intranet
6 1 (0.42%) Skype
6 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.08%) Power BI
2 11 (4.66%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.39%) Spotfire
4 6 (2.54%) Data Lake
4 6 (2.54%) QlikView
4 6 (2.54%) SAP HANA
4 6 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.12%) Big Data
5 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (2.12%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.27%) DataStage
6 3 (1.27%) MySQL
6 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.85%) BigQuery
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.08%) JIRA
2 11 (4.66%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.69%) Maven
4 4 (1.69%) Protractor
5 3 (1.27%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.85%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.85%) Hudson
6 2 (0.85%) JHipster
6 2 (0.85%) Subversion
7 1 (0.42%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.42%) SonarQube
General
1 36 (15.25%) Finance
2 16 (6.78%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.12%) French Language
3 5 (2.12%) Retail
4 4 (1.69%) Italian Language
4 4 (1.69%) Law
4 4 (1.69%) Marketing
4 4 (1.69%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.85%) Back Office
5 2 (0.85%) Games
5 2 (0.85%) German Language
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Legal
6 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (24.15%) Analyst
2 33 (13.98%) Consultant
3 27 (11.44%) Project Manager
4 25 (10.59%) Developer
5 19 (8.05%) Business Analyst
6 15 (6.36%) Architect
6 15 (6.36%) Data Analyst
7 11 (4.66%) Java Developer
8 10 (4.24%) Service Analyst
9 9 (3.81%) Security Consultant
10 8 (3.39%) SAP Consultant
10 8 (3.39%) Senior Consultant
11 7 (2.97%) Integration Specialist
11 7 (2.97%) SAP Manager
11 7 (2.97%) Senior Developer
11 7 (2.97%) Validation Consultant
11 7 (2.97%) Workday Specialist
12 6 (2.54%) IT Manager
12 6 (2.54%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (2.54%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.08%) Spring
1 12 (5.08%) Web Services
2 8 (3.39%) Spring Boot
3 7 (2.97%) REST
3 7 (2.97%) XSLT
4 6 (2.54%) CSS
4 6 (2.54%) HTML
4 6 (2.54%) XML
5 5 (2.12%) Spring Batch
5 5 (2.12%) Spring MVC
5 5 (2.12%) Spring Security
6 3 (1.27%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.85%) CSS3
7 2 (0.85%) EDI
7 2 (0.85%) HTML5
7 2 (0.85%) JPA
7 2 (0.85%) jQuery
7 2 (0.85%) Middleware
7 2 (0.85%) Node.js
7 2 (0.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 41 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.90%) FMCG
3 16 (6.78%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.66%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.24%) Virtual Team
6 9 (3.81%) Life Science
6 9 (3.81%) User Experience
7 6 (2.54%) CESG
7 6 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.54%) LIMS
7 6 (2.54%) PMI
8 5 (2.12%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (2.12%) NHS
8 5 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.69%) Robotics
10 3 (1.27%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.27%) SCADA
11 2 (0.85%) AS400
11 2 (0.85%) BYOD
12 1 (0.42%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.81%) Windows
2 6 (2.54%) Linux
3 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
3 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.42%) CentOS
4 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.42%) Unix
4 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (19.49%) Project Management
3 43 (18.22%) ERP
4 38 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (9.32%) Analytics
6 22 (9.32%) Scrum
7 20 (8.47%) Change Management
7 20 (8.47%) ITIL
8 18 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (7.63%) Validation
9 17 (7.20%) Business Analysis
10 15 (6.36%) BDD
11 14 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (5.93%) Quality Management
11 14 (5.93%) Risk Management
11 14 (5.93%) Service Management
11 14 (5.93%) Test Automation
12 13 (5.51%) Data Modelling
12 13 (5.51%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.05%) Java
2 13 (5.51%) SQL
3 10 (4.24%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.39%) Java 8
5 5 (2.12%) Python
5 5 (2.12%) R
5 5 (2.12%) U-SQL
6 2 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (0.85%) ES6
6 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.85%) TypeScript
6 2 (0.85%) VB
6 2 (0.85%) VBA
7 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.42%) C
7 1 (0.42%) Go
7 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.42%) Ruby
7 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.42%) X++
Qualifications
1 15 (6.36%) Degree
2 8 (3.39%) CISA
2 8 (3.39%) PMI Certification
3 7 (2.97%) CISM
3 7 (2.97%) CISSP
4 5 (2.12%) CSSLP
4 5 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.69%) CBAP
5 4 (1.69%) ISEB
5 4 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.27%) CRISC
6 3 (1.27%) PMP
7 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.85%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.85%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.42%) IISP
8 1 (0.42%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.66%) SLA
2 8 (3.39%) CDISC
2 8 (3.39%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.39%) PMO
2 8 (3.39%) QA
3 7 (2.97%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (2.97%) GxP
4 6 (2.54%) GMP
5 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.85%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.42%) GAMP
7 1 (0.42%) GDPR
7 1 (0.42%) HL7
7 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.69%) Docker
3 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.27%) Ansible
2 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.42%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.42%) QRadar
Vendors
1 50 (21.19%) SAP
2 40 (16.95%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.51%) Oracle
3 13 (5.51%) Workday
4 11 (4.66%) Cognos
4 11 (4.66%) Tableau
5 8 (3.39%) JD Edwards
5 8 (3.39%) Remedy
6 7 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.54%) Informatica
8 5 (2.12%) Google
8 5 (2.12%) LabWare
8 5 (2.12%) VMware
9 4 (1.69%) Escenic
10 3 (1.27%) Automation Anywhere
10 3 (1.27%) Blue Prism
10 3 (1.27%) UiPath
11 2 (0.85%) Databricks
11 2 (0.85%) Facebook
11 2 (0.85%) Palo Alto