Period
to 7 March 2021

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 March 2021 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 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 300 348 394
Rank change year-on-year +48 +46 +65
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 120 140 223
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.60% 0.51% 0.52%
As % of the General category 1.29% 1.19% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 91 159
Median daily rate £472 £515 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +14.44% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £220
90th Percentile £630 £675 £645
England median daily rate £494 £493 £425
% change year-on-year +0.25% +15.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 14
Median hourly rate £26.50 £27.50 £24.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +10.89% -33.87%
10th Percentile £21.25 £13.50 £20.61
90th Percentile £50.25 £42.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £50.00 £20.95 £24.50
% change year-on-year +138.66% -14.49% -20.97%

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 9,293 11,741 20,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.74% 43.11% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,729 8,431 14,441
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £319 £325
90th Percentile £725 £725 £700
England median daily rate £500 £490 £500
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 142 202
Median hourly rate £27.76 £21.05 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.88% +0.24% -4.55%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.42 £12.79
90th Percentile £61.75 £53.20 £46.90
Median hourly rate £24.40 £20.11 £20.29
% change year-on-year +21.33% -0.86% -6.09%

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 March 2021.

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 March 2021.

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 March 2021. 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 +5 30 £500 - 19
Central London +73 9 £475 - 18
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 26 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.33%) Data Science
3 21 (17.50%) Python
3 21 (17.50%) Project Management
3 21 (17.50%) Manufacturing
4 20 (16.67%) Analytics
5 19 (15.83%) SQL
6 18 (15.00%) Finance
6 18 (15.00%) FMCG
7 17 (14.17%) Degree
8 16 (13.33%) Azure
9 15 (12.50%) Visualisation
9 15 (12.50%) Life Science
10 14 (11.67%) Computer Science
10 14 (11.67%) JIRA
10 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (10.83%) DevOps
12 12 (10.00%) SAP
12 12 (10.00%) Marketing
12 12 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (9.17%) SAS
13 11 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (9.17%) Machine Learning
13 11 (9.17%) Tableau
14 10 (8.33%) R
14 10 (8.33%) E-Commerce
15 9 (7.50%) AWS
16 8 (6.67%) NumPy
16 8 (6.67%) Big Data
16 8 (6.67%) Pandas

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 (9.17%) SAS
2 7 (5.83%) Jupyter
3 4 (3.33%) Confluence
4 3 (2.50%) WordPress
5 2 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.67%) CMS
5 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.83%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.83%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.83%) Headless CMS
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (1.67%) SAP PLM
1 2 (1.67%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (1.67%) SDL Web 8
1 2 (1.67%) Workfront
2 1 (0.83%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.83%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.83%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.83%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.83%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.33%) Azure
2 9 (7.50%) AWS
3 6 (5.00%) Power Platform
4 3 (2.50%) GCP
4 3 (2.50%) GitHub
4 3 (2.50%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.67%) Veeva
6 1 (0.83%) Akamai
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.83%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (0.83%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.83%) IaaS
6 1 (0.83%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.83%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) LAN
1 2 (1.67%) WAN
2 1 (0.83%) DHCP
2 1 (0.83%) DNS
2 1 (0.83%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) PBX
2 1 (0.83%) Skype
2 1 (0.83%) SSL
2 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.17%) Tableau
2 8 (6.67%) Big Data
3 7 (5.83%) RDBMS
3 7 (5.83%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.83%) Spotfire
4 5 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.17%) Power BI
5 2 (1.67%) Base SAS
5 2 (1.67%) MySQL
5 2 (1.67%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.83%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (11.67%) JIRA
2 3 (2.50%) ERwin
2 3 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.67%) ER Studio
3 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.67%) git-flow
3 2 (1.67%) JUnit
3 2 (1.67%) Maven
3 2 (1.67%) XMLSpy
4 1 (0.83%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.83%) Cypress.io
4 1 (0.83%) ESLint
4 1 (0.83%) Hudson
4 1 (0.83%) LSMW
4 1 (0.83%) MLflow
4 1 (0.83%) Mocha
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.83%) Selenium
4 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.83%) webpack
General
1 21 (17.50%) Manufacturing
2 18 (15.00%) Finance
3 12 (10.00%) Marketing
4 4 (3.33%) Legal
4 4 (3.33%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.50%) Advertising
5 3 (2.50%) Banking
6 2 (1.67%) Law
6 2 (1.67%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) French Language
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (17.50%) Project Manager
2 17 (14.17%) Analyst
3 13 (10.83%) Architect
4 12 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 11 (9.17%) Developer
6 9 (7.50%) Programmer
7 6 (5.00%) Data Programmer
7 6 (5.00%) Senior Programmer
8 5 (4.17%) Consultant
8 5 (4.17%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (3.33%) Change Manager
9 4 (3.33%) Data Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Azure Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Data Business Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Data Engineer
10 3 (2.50%) Digital Project Manager
10 3 (2.50%) React Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Salesforce Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.67%) NumPy
1 8 (6.67%) Pandas
2 6 (5.00%) Shiny
3 5 (4.17%) CSS
3 5 (4.17%) PySpark
3 5 (4.17%) React
3 5 (4.17%) XML
4 4 (3.33%) HTML
4 4 (3.33%) RESTful
5 3 (2.50%) .NET
5 3 (2.50%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.67%) Akka
6 2 (1.67%) JDBC
6 2 (1.67%) jQuery
6 2 (1.67%) JSON
6 2 (1.67%) PyTorch
6 2 (1.67%) REST
6 2 (1.67%) scikit-learn
6 2 (1.67%) TensorFlow
6 2 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.00%) FMCG
2 15 (12.50%) Life Science
3 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.67%) Data Structures
5 7 (5.83%) User Experience
6 5 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.33%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.33%) Reference Data
8 3 (2.50%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.67%) LIMS
9 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.67%) PMI
10 1 (0.83%) Biotechnology
10 1 (0.83%) Clustering
10 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.83%) Pharmacovigilance
10 1 (0.83%) Social Media
10 1 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.17%) Linux
2 2 (1.67%) Windows
3 1 (0.83%) AIX
3 1 (0.83%) Android
3 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.83%) Unix
3 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.33%) Data Science
3 21 (17.50%) Project Management
4 20 (16.67%) Analytics
5 15 (12.50%) Visualisation
6 14 (11.67%) Computer Science
7 13 (10.83%) DevOps
8 12 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (9.17%) Machine Learning
10 10 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.67%) Change Management
11 8 (6.67%) Data Management
11 8 (6.67%) Data Modelling
11 8 (6.67%) Migration
11 8 (6.67%) PRINCE2
12 7 (5.83%) Business Analysis
12 7 (5.83%) Mathematics
12 7 (5.83%) Risk Management
12 7 (5.83%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.50%) Python
2 19 (15.83%) SQL
3 10 (8.33%) R
4 7 (5.83%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.00%) Java
6 4 (3.33%) C#
7 2 (1.67%) C
7 2 (1.67%) Scala
7 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.83%) ABAP
8 1 (0.83%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.83%) ES6
8 1 (0.83%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (14.17%) Degree
2 7 (5.83%) PhD
2 7 (5.83%) PMP
3 6 (5.00%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (1.67%) CISM
5 2 (1.67%) CISSP
5 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.83%) CCNP
6 1 (0.83%) MBA
6 1 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) PMO
2 6 (5.00%) Data Quality
3 5 (4.17%) GxP
3 5 (4.17%) QA
4 3 (2.50%) CDISC
4 3 (2.50%) GDPR
4 3 (2.50%) Good Clinical Practice
5 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) IAG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.50%) Terraform
2 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (10.00%) SAP
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.83%) Alteryx
3 7 (5.83%) Dataiku
4 6 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (4.17%) Adobe
6 4 (3.33%) Oracle
7 3 (2.50%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.67%) GoldenSource
8 2 (1.67%) Google
8 2 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.83%) BMC
9 1 (0.83%) Cerner
9 1 (0.83%) Cognos
9 1 (0.83%) HP
9 1 (0.83%) IBM
9 1 (0.83%) Informatica
9 1 (0.83%) Sun
9 1 (0.83%) Sybase
9 1 (0.83%) VMware