Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 340 315 377
Rank change year-on-year -25 +62 +68
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 147 97 226
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.57% 0.54% 0.56%
As % of the General category 1.00% 0.94% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 53 158
10th Percentile £345 £339 £283
25th Percentile £408 £419 £351
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £503 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +0.50% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £587 £575 £545
90th Percentile £625 £636 £631
England median daily rate £500 £490 £450
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 10
10th Percentile £26.30 £13.38 £20.23
25th Percentile £27.88 £20.31 £21.23
Median hourly rate £31.00 £29.98 £31.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.42% -3.31% -17.33%
75th Percentile £40.88 £40.24 £43.75
90th Percentile £46.50 £51.33 £45.29
England median hourly rate £42.50 £24.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year +75.26% +3.19% -35.62%

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 14,687 10,277 22,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.39% 56.77% 56.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,391 7,310 15,839
10th Percentile £350 £313 £320
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £625
90th Percentile £725 £725 £700
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 162 281
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.71 £11.25
25th Percentile £19.66 £17.96 £15.00
Median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.00% +19.05% -2.33%
75th Percentile £47.81 £42.06 £34.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.88 £51.25
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.32
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.52% +4.43%

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 14 June 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 14 June 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 14 June 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 +4 26 £500 +11.11% 12
Central London -4 8 £375 -27.71% 12
South London +30 1 £500 +66.67% 1
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 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 43 (29.25%) Social Skills
2 37 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (19.73%) Azure
4 28 (19.05%) FMCG
5 27 (18.37%) Analytics
6 26 (17.69%) Finance
7 25 (17.01%) Project Management
8 24 (16.33%) SQL
9 23 (15.65%) Python
10 20 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (12.93%) SAP
12 17 (11.56%) DevOps
12 17 (11.56%) Visualisation
13 16 (10.88%) Migration
14 15 (10.20%) Manufacturing
14 15 (10.20%) JavaScript
14 15 (10.20%) JIRA
14 15 (10.20%) Data Science
15 14 (9.52%) React
16 13 (8.84%) AWS
16 13 (8.84%) Degree
17 12 (8.16%) Mathematics
17 12 (8.16%) E-Commerce
17 12 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (8.16%) RDBMS
17 12 (8.16%) Relational Database
17 12 (8.16%) Risk Analytics
17 12 (8.16%) Dataiku
18 11 (7.48%) Tableau

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 7 (4.76%) Jupyter
2 4 (2.72%) SAS
3 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.04%) WordPress
4 2 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.36%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) Headless CMS
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (2.72%) SAP ERP
3 3 (2.04%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (1.36%) SAP PLM
4 2 (1.36%) SAP SD
4 2 (1.36%) Workfront
5 1 (0.68%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.68%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.68%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.68%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.68%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 29 (19.73%) Azure
2 13 (8.84%) AWS
3 10 (6.80%) Power Platform
4 5 (3.40%) GitHub
4 5 (3.40%) Serverless
5 4 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.36%) GCP
6 2 (1.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (1.36%) Veeva
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.68%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.68%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.68%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (0.68%) Cloudflare
7 1 (0.68%) IaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.36%) DNS
2 1 (0.68%) DHCP
2 1 (0.68%) Firewall
2 1 (0.68%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) LAN
2 1 (0.68%) Network Security
2 1 (0.68%) SMTP
2 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) RDBMS
1 12 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 11 (7.48%) Tableau
3 9 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.12%) Power BI
4 8 (5.44%) Big Data
5 4 (2.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (2.72%) Electronic Patient Records
5 4 (2.72%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.72%) Redis
6 3 (2.04%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.36%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.68%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.68%) Impala
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (10.20%) JIRA
2 8 (5.44%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.40%) Bitbucket
3 5 (3.40%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.04%) ERwin
6 2 (1.36%) ER Studio
6 2 (1.36%) git-flow
6 2 (1.36%) JUnit
6 2 (1.36%) Maven
6 2 (1.36%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.68%) ESLint
7 1 (0.68%) Hudson
7 1 (0.68%) LSMW
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 43 (29.25%) Social Skills
2 26 (17.69%) Finance
3 20 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (10.20%) Manufacturing
5 8 (5.44%) Documentation Skills
5 8 (5.44%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (3.40%) Influencing Skills
6 5 (3.40%) Law
6 5 (3.40%) Marketing
6 5 (3.40%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (2.72%) Legal
8 3 (2.04%) Retail
9 2 (1.36%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.36%) Public Speaking
9 2 (1.36%) Publishing
10 1 (0.68%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 22 (14.97%) Developer
1 22 (14.97%) Project Manager
2 21 (14.29%) Analyst
3 12 (8.16%) Architect
3 12 (8.16%) Business Analyst
3 12 (8.16%) Consultant
4 11 (7.48%) React Developer
5 9 (6.12%) Data Engineer
6 8 (5.44%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (4.08%) IT Manager
7 6 (4.08%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (3.40%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.40%) AWS Developer
8 5 (3.40%) Azure Developer
8 5 (3.40%) Change Manager
8 5 (3.40%) Compliance Manager
8 5 (3.40%) Data Architect
8 5 (3.40%) UI Developer
9 4 (2.72%) Data Analyst
9 4 (2.72%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.52%) React
2 7 (4.76%) NumPy
2 7 (4.76%) Pandas
3 6 (4.08%) PySpark
4 5 (3.40%) .NET
4 5 (3.40%) .NET Core
4 5 (3.40%) REST
5 4 (2.72%) JWT
5 4 (2.72%) Node.js
5 4 (2.72%) OAuth
5 4 (2.72%) Serverless Framework
5 4 (2.72%) XML
6 3 (2.04%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.04%) CSS
6 3 (2.04%) HTML
7 2 (1.36%) Akka
7 2 (1.36%) JSON
7 2 (1.36%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.36%) Visualforce
7 2 (1.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.05%) FMCG
2 11 (7.48%) Life Science
3 7 (4.76%) User Experience
3 7 (4.76%) Virtual Team
4 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.72%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.04%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.04%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.68%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.68%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.68%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.68%) LIMS
7 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) Pharmacovigilance
7 1 (0.68%) Social Media
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.40%) Linux
2 4 (2.72%) Windows
3 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.68%) Android
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Unix
4 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (18.37%) Analytics
3 25 (17.01%) Project Management
4 19 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (11.56%) DevOps
5 17 (11.56%) Visualisation
6 16 (10.88%) Migration
7 15 (10.20%) Data Science
8 12 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (8.16%) E-Commerce
8 12 (8.16%) Mathematics
8 12 (8.16%) Risk Analytics
9 11 (7.48%) Data Engineering
9 11 (7.48%) Data Modelling
9 11 (7.48%) Data Visualisation
10 10 (6.80%) Data Munging
10 10 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.80%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.12%) Business Analysis
11 9 (6.12%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.33%) SQL
2 23 (15.65%) Python
3 15 (10.20%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.80%) Java
5 6 (4.08%) C#
5 6 (4.08%) VBA
6 4 (2.72%) R
7 2 (1.36%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.36%) C
7 2 (1.36%) Scala
7 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) ES6
8 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.68%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.84%) Degree
2 4 (2.72%) CGEIT
2 4 (2.72%) CISA
2 4 (2.72%) CRISC
2 4 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.04%) PMP
4 2 (1.36%) CISM
4 2 (1.36%) CISSP
4 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.44%) QA
2 7 (4.76%) GDPR
3 6 (4.08%) GRC
4 5 (3.40%) Good Clinical Practice
4 5 (3.40%) GxP
5 4 (2.72%) Accessibility
5 4 (2.72%) COBIT
5 4 (2.72%) Data Quality
6 3 (2.04%) CDISC
7 2 (1.36%) PMO
8 1 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.68%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.68%) NIST
8 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.68%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 10 (6.80%) Docker
2 3 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) Terraform
2 4 (2.72%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (12.93%) SAP
2 12 (8.16%) Dataiku
3 11 (7.48%) Alteryx
4 8 (5.44%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.44%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.76%) Google
6 5 (3.40%) Adobe
7 4 (2.72%) Oracle
8 3 (2.04%) Cadence
8 3 (2.04%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.36%) Cerner
9 2 (1.36%) GoldenSource
9 2 (1.36%) Informatica
9 2 (1.36%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.36%) Talend
10 1 (0.68%) BMC
10 1 (0.68%) Citrix
10 1 (0.68%) Cognos
10 1 (0.68%) HP
10 1 (0.68%) IBM