Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 399 427 388
Rank change year-on-year +28 -39 -51
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 245 209 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.45% 0.51%
As % of the General category 1.26% 0.99% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 118 132
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £204 £209 £269
90th Percentile £625 £617 £600
England median daily rate £425 £450 £445
% change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 7
London median hourly rate £24.60 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.50% +21.21% -17.50%
10th Percentile £20.09 £35.50 £30.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £179.10 £50.50
England median hourly rate £27.15 £27.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +0.56% -12.90% +24.00%

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 19,491 21,177 18,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.13% 45.57% 43.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,820 15,351 12,980
London median daily rate £525 £503 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +3.08% +2.63%
10th Percentile £315 £312 £306
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 197 187
London median hourly rate £23.22 £22.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.18% -2.17% -1.46%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.40 £11.73
90th Percentile £63.25 £47.83 £59.12
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -3.85%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 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
West London +24 129 £443 -1.67% 16
Central London +11 29 £494 +25.40% 17
East London -29 2 £438 +27.55% 2
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 London region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 59 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (19.59%) SAP
4 44 (17.96%) Microsoft
5 35 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
6 34 (13.88%) ERP
7 33 (13.47%) Project Management
8 32 (13.06%) Finance
9 28 (11.43%) Degree
10 27 (11.02%) Quality Management
11 26 (10.61%) Scrum
12 25 (10.20%) SQL
13 24 (9.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 22 (8.98%) FMCG
14 22 (8.98%) Data Quality
14 22 (8.98%) Java
14 22 (8.98%) Management Information System
15 21 (8.57%) Analytics
16 19 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
16 19 (7.76%) Life Science
17 18 (7.35%) JIRA
17 18 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
17 18 (7.35%) Remedy
17 18 (7.35%) Risk Management
17 18 (7.35%) Workday
18 17 (6.94%) Validation
18 17 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
19 16 (6.53%) Spring

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 15 (6.12%) Confluence
2 9 (3.67%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.86%) CMS
3 7 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.63%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.82%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.82%) Jetty
6 1 (0.41%) Apache
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) Liferay
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.41%) SAS
6 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (9.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (3.67%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.63%) InfoPath
7 3 (1.22%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.82%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.82%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.41%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.82%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.82%) Social Studio
2 2 (0.82%) Sprinklr
2 2 (0.82%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.41%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.86%) GitHub
3 7 (2.86%) Office 365
4 5 (2.04%) Veeva
5 4 (1.63%) npm
6 3 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.82%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.82%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.82%) G Suite
7 2 (0.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.82%) Serverless
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.41%) IaaS
8 1 (0.41%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.45%) Firewall
2 5 (2.04%) WAN
3 4 (1.63%) DHCP
3 4 (1.63%) DNS
4 3 (1.22%) LAN
4 3 (1.22%) PBX
4 3 (1.22%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (1.22%) VoIP
4 3 (1.22%) VPN
5 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.41%) HTTP
5 1 (0.41%) Internet
5 1 (0.41%) Intranet
5 1 (0.41%) Profibus
5 1 (0.41%) Skype
5 1 (0.41%) SMTP
5 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (4.90%) Power BI
3 10 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.67%) MySQL
5 8 (3.27%) QlikView
6 7 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (2.86%) Redis
6 7 (2.86%) SAP BW
7 4 (1.63%) OLAP
7 4 (1.63%) OLTP
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.63%) Spotfire
7 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.22%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.22%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.35%) JIRA
2 15 (6.12%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.67%) Maven
4 7 (2.86%) Jasmine
4 7 (2.86%) Protractor
5 5 (2.04%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.63%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.63%) Grunt
6 4 (1.63%) gulp
6 4 (1.63%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (1.63%) PowerDesigner
6 4 (1.63%) Toad
6 4 (1.63%) XMLSpy
7 3 (1.22%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.22%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.22%) JHipster
7 3 (1.22%) JUnit
7 3 (1.22%) Mockito
8 2 (0.82%) Hudson
8 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (13.06%) Finance
2 8 (3.27%) Banking
3 7 (2.86%) Law
3 7 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.45%) Marketing
4 6 (2.45%) Retail
5 5 (2.04%) French Language
6 3 (1.22%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.22%) Legal
6 3 (1.22%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.82%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (25.31%) Analyst
2 47 (19.18%) Consultant
3 35 (14.29%) Developer
4 20 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 18 (7.35%) Data Analyst
6 17 (6.94%) Business Analyst
7 11 (4.49%) Java Developer
8 10 (4.08%) Architect
8 10 (4.08%) Functional Consultant
8 10 (4.08%) IT Manager
9 9 (3.67%) Security Consultant
9 9 (3.67%) Validation Consultant
9 9 (3.67%) Workday Consultant
9 9 (3.67%) Workday Functional Consultant
10 8 (3.27%) IT Project Manager
10 8 (3.27%) SAP Consultant
10 8 (3.27%) Senior Developer
11 7 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (2.86%) Service Analyst
12 6 (2.45%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.53%) Spring
2 13 (5.31%) REST
2 13 (5.31%) Web Services
3 12 (4.90%) Spring Boot
4 11 (4.49%) AngularJS
5 8 (3.27%) Spring MVC
6 7 (2.86%) Spring Batch
6 7 (2.86%) Spring Security
6 7 (2.86%) XML
7 5 (2.04%) JSON
7 5 (2.04%) RESTful
7 5 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (1.63%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.63%) HTML
9 3 (1.22%) .NET
9 3 (1.22%) CSS
9 3 (1.22%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.22%) HTML5
9 3 (1.22%) SAP Fiori
9 3 (1.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.98%) FMCG
2 22 (8.98%) Management Information System
3 19 (7.76%) Life Science
4 14 (5.71%) Virtual Team
5 13 (5.31%) User Experience
6 10 (4.08%) LIMS
7 6 (2.45%) CESG
8 5 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.04%) NHS
8 5 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.63%) AS400
9 4 (1.63%) Biotechnology
9 4 (1.63%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.22%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.22%) Robotics
11 2 (0.82%) BYOD
12 1 (0.41%) Pharmacovigilance
12 1 (0.41%) SCADA
12 1 (0.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.67%) Windows
2 5 (2.04%) Linux
3 3 (1.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.82%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.82%) Unix
4 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.41%) CentOS
5 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (13.88%) ERP
4 33 (13.47%) Project Management
5 27 (11.02%) Quality Management
6 26 (10.61%) Scrum
7 21 (8.57%) Analytics
8 18 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (7.35%) Risk Management
9 17 (6.94%) Validation
10 15 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (6.12%) Data Analysis
10 15 (6.12%) Data Modelling
11 14 (5.71%) BDD
11 14 (5.71%) Data Management
12 13 (5.31%) Business Analysis
12 13 (5.31%) Coaching
12 13 (5.31%) TDD
12 13 (5.31%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.20%) SQL
2 22 (8.98%) Java
3 9 (3.67%) Python
4 7 (2.86%) Java 8
4 7 (2.86%) TypeScript
5 5 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.63%) C
6 4 (1.63%) ES6
7 3 (1.22%) Go
7 3 (1.22%) VB
7 3 (1.22%) VBA
8 2 (0.82%) C#
8 2 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.82%) R
8 2 (0.82%) RPG
8 2 (0.82%) U-SQL
9 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.41%) C++
9 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (11.43%) Degree
2 8 (3.27%) CISA
3 7 (2.86%) CISM
3 7 (2.86%) CISSP
4 6 (2.45%) CSSLP
4 6 (2.45%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.22%) CRISC
6 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.41%) CBAP
7 1 (0.41%) CCENT
7 1 (0.41%) CCNA
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) ISEB
7 1 (0.41%) PhD
7 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.98%) Data Quality
2 14 (5.71%) SLA
3 9 (3.67%) GxP
3 9 (3.67%) QA
4 8 (3.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 8 (3.27%) GMP
5 5 (2.04%) PMO
6 4 (1.63%) CDISC
6 4 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (1.22%) GDPR
7 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (4.90%) Docker
2 7 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (4.08%) Ansible
2 5 (2.04%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.22%) Kibana
3 3 (1.22%) logstash
4 1 (0.41%) QRadar
4 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (19.59%) SAP
2 44 (17.96%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.35%) Remedy
3 18 (7.35%) Workday
4 13 (5.31%) Oracle
5 10 (4.08%) LabWare
5 10 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (4.08%) Tableau
6 9 (3.67%) JD Edwards
7 8 (3.27%) Cognos
8 6 (2.45%) Escenic
8 6 (2.45%) Google
9 5 (2.04%) Adobe
9 5 (2.04%) Informatica
10 4 (1.63%) VMware
11 3 (1.22%) Ariba
11 3 (1.22%) Automation Anywhere
11 3 (1.22%) Blue Prism
11 3 (1.22%) UiPath
12 2 (0.82%) Databricks