Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 374 404 364
Rank change year-on-year +30 -40 +57
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 217 238 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the General category 1.22% 1.11% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 136 133
London median daily rate £475 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £320 £225 £300
90th Percentile £639 £653 £600
England median daily rate £470 £435 £446
% change year-on-year +8.05% -2.52% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 8
London median hourly rate £32.75 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% +11.11% +58.24%
10th Percentile £29.48 £35.75 £13.35
90th Percentile £156.23 £49.45 £86.35
England median hourly rate £23.50 £34.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -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 17,786 21,465 21,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.04% 47.14% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,386 15,287 15,111
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 251 213
London median hourly rate £21.34 £24.08 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.38% +9.95% +6.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.61 £22.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% +2.77% +4.76%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +20 126 £474 +12.80% 25
Central London +25 20 £500 +5.26% 16
South London +24 2 £420 - 2
North London - 1 £375 - 2
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 63 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (24.42%) SAP
3 48 (22.12%) Finance
4 38 (17.51%) ERP
5 37 (17.05%) Scrum
6 36 (16.59%) Manufacturing
7 34 (15.67%) User Experience
8 29 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (11.98%) JavaScript
10 25 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (11.52%) Degree
11 23 (10.60%) SQL Server
11 23 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (10.60%) Project Management
12 21 (9.68%) JIRA
12 21 (9.68%) FMCG
12 21 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
12 21 (9.68%) AngularJS
13 20 (9.22%) Confluence
14 18 (8.29%) SQL
15 17 (7.83%) MySQL
15 17 (7.83%) GxP
16 16 (7.37%) Migration
16 16 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (6.91%) Workday
17 15 (6.91%) Workflow
17 15 (6.91%) Pair Programming
17 15 (6.91%) Open Source
17 15 (6.91%) GitHub
18 14 (6.45%) Docker

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 20 (9.22%) Confluence
2 9 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.84%) IIS
5 3 (1.38%) CMS
6 2 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.92%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.46%) Documentum
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.69%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.46%) InVision
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.46%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 12 (5.53%) SAP ERP
2 10 (4.61%) SAP WM
3 8 (3.69%) SAP EWM
4 7 (3.23%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (3.23%) Workday HCM
5 3 (1.38%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.92%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.92%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.92%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.92%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle ASCP
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.46%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.46%) SAP LE
7 1 (0.46%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.46%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.46%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.91%) GitHub
3 9 (4.15%) npm
4 7 (3.23%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.76%) Veeva
6 5 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.84%) IaaS
8 3 (1.38%) Office 365
9 2 (0.92%) PaaS
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.69%) RFID
2 4 (1.84%) Firewall
2 4 (1.84%) SSH
2 4 (1.84%) X.509
3 3 (1.38%) FTP
3 3 (1.38%) Intranet
4 2 (0.92%) DHCP
4 2 (0.92%) DNS
4 2 (0.92%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.92%) LAN
4 2 (0.92%) Profibus
4 2 (0.92%) SMTP
4 2 (0.92%) SSL
4 2 (0.92%) VLAN
4 2 (0.92%) WAN
5 1 (0.46%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.46%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.46%) Network Security
5 1 (0.46%) Skype
5 1 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.83%) MySQL
3 7 (3.23%) Big Data
3 7 (3.23%) Power BI
4 6 (2.76%) SAP BW
5 5 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.92%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.92%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.46%) DB2
9 1 (0.46%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.46%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (9.68%) JIRA
2 13 (5.99%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.53%) Cucumber
3 12 (5.53%) Jasmine
3 12 (5.53%) Karma Test Runner
3 12 (5.53%) Maven
3 12 (5.53%) Protractor
4 8 (3.69%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.23%) Grunt
5 7 (3.23%) gulp
6 3 (1.38%) JUnit
6 3 (1.38%) Mockito
7 2 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.46%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.46%) Gatling
8 1 (0.46%) JMeter
8 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.46%) ProC
8 1 (0.46%) Selenium
General
1 48 (22.12%) Finance
2 36 (16.59%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.69%) Marketing
4 6 (2.76%) Legal
5 5 (2.30%) Law
5 5 (2.30%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.30%) Retail
6 3 (1.38%) Brand Awareness
6 3 (1.38%) French Language
6 3 (1.38%) Publishing
7 2 (0.92%) German Language
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (19.82%) Consultant
2 39 (17.97%) Analyst
3 34 (15.67%) Developer
4 22 (10.14%) Business Analyst
5 19 (8.76%) SAP Consultant
6 15 (6.91%) Functional Consultant
7 14 (6.45%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 11 (5.07%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 8 (3.69%) IT Manager
11 7 (3.23%) Workday Consultant
12 6 (2.76%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (2.76%) Data Analyst
12 6 (2.76%) IT Project Manager
12 6 (2.76%) Security Consultant
13 5 (2.30%) Architect
13 5 (2.30%) Programme Manager
13 5 (2.30%) Risk Manager
13 5 (2.30%) SAP Analyst
13 5 (2.30%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.68%) AngularJS
2 12 (5.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 10 (4.61%) REST
4 9 (4.15%) .NET
5 8 (3.69%) Web Services
6 7 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.23%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.30%) XML
8 4 (1.84%) Apache Thrift
8 4 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 4 (1.84%) CSS
8 4 (1.84%) Entity Framework
8 4 (1.84%) GraphQL
8 4 (1.84%) gRPC
8 4 (1.84%) HTML
8 4 (1.84%) jQuery
8 4 (1.84%) JSON
8 4 (1.84%) SAP Fiori
8 4 (1.84%) Vue.js
9 3 (1.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.67%) User Experience
2 29 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (9.68%) FMCG
4 14 (6.45%) Life Science
4 14 (6.45%) NHS
5 11 (5.07%) Data Structures
6 10 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.30%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.30%) LIMS
9 4 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.38%) CESG
10 3 (1.38%) Social Media
11 2 (0.92%) Biotechnology
11 2 (0.92%) CMDB
11 2 (0.92%) PMI
11 2 (0.92%) SCADA
11 2 (0.92%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.46%) Podcast
12 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.07%) Linux
2 1 (0.46%) Windows
2 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (17.51%) ERP
3 37 (17.05%) Scrum
4 25 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (10.60%) Project Management
6 16 (7.37%) Migration
6 16 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (6.91%) Open Source
7 15 (6.91%) Pair Programming
7 15 (6.91%) Workflow
8 14 (6.45%) Change Management
8 14 (6.45%) Risk Management
9 13 (5.99%) Analytics
9 13 (5.99%) Logistics
9 13 (5.99%) Record to Report
10 12 (5.53%) BDD
10 12 (5.53%) Front End Development
11 11 (5.07%) Matrix Organization
11 11 (5.07%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.98%) JavaScript
2 18 (8.29%) SQL
3 13 (5.99%) TypeScript
4 11 (5.07%) Java
5 10 (4.61%) C
5 10 (4.61%) ES6
6 7 (3.23%) C#
7 5 (2.30%) VB
8 4 (1.84%) C++
8 4 (1.84%) Java 8
9 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.92%) Python
10 2 (0.92%) VBA
11 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (11.52%) Degree
2 4 (1.84%) PMI Certification
2 4 (1.84%) PMP
3 3 (1.38%) SAP Certification
4 2 (0.92%) CCA
4 2 (0.92%) CCENT
4 2 (0.92%) CCNA
4 2 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.92%) IISP
4 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (0.92%) PhD
4 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) CISA
5 1 (0.46%) CRISC
5 1 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.83%) GxP
2 9 (4.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.76%) PMO
4 4 (1.84%) GMP
5 3 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.38%) NIST
5 3 (1.38%) QA
6 2 (0.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.92%) GAMP
6 2 (0.92%) GDPR
6 2 (0.92%) SLA
7 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.46%) ITGC
System Software
1 14 (6.45%) Docker
2 3 (1.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (5.99%) Ansible
2 5 (2.30%) Terraform
3 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (24.42%) SAP
2 15 (6.91%) Workday
3 9 (4.15%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.15%) Oracle
4 6 (2.76%) Ariba
4 6 (2.76%) JD Edwards
5 5 (2.30%) Cisco
5 5 (2.30%) Concur
5 5 (2.30%) Google
6 4 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.84%) Tableau
7 3 (1.38%) LabWare
7 3 (1.38%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.38%) VMware
8 2 (0.92%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.92%) Informatica
8 2 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.92%) Sun
9 1 (0.46%) Adobe
9 1 (0.46%) Siemens