Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 352 378 459
Rank change year-on-year +26 +81 -103
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 129 246 191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.52% 0.58% 0.41%
As % of the General category 1.19% 1.25% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 179 110
Median daily rate £515 £443 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.38% +3.51% -5.00%
10th Percentile £360 £246 £213
90th Percentile £675 £613 £625
England median daily rate £488 £441 £425
% change year-on-year +10.48% +3.82% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 18
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% -22.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £14.23 £20.61 £34.78
90th Percentile £45.40 £54.51 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.82 £24.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year -6.86% -30.99% +16.39%

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 10,866 19,723 22,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.61% 46.16% 47.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,524 13,903 15,857
Median daily rate £525 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% +0.10%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 224 293
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.30 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.37% +8.21% +1.63%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.42
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.59% +4.28%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 -13 52 £500 +20.48% 12
Central London +78 10 £450 -7.69% 12
South London +42 3 £395 - 1
North London - 1 - -
East London - 1 £588 - 3
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 37 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.48%) Analytics
3 23 (17.83%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (16.28%) Azure
5 20 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (15.50%) Power BI
5 20 (15.50%) Power Platform
5 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
5 20 (15.50%) SQL
5 20 (15.50%) SAP
6 19 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (13.18%) Scrum
7 17 (13.18%) Data Modelling
8 16 (12.40%) Validation
8 16 (12.40%) Project Management
8 16 (12.40%) DevOps
8 16 (12.40%) Machine Learning
9 15 (11.63%) Manufacturing
10 14 (10.85%) Python
10 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (10.85%) Degree
10 14 (10.85%) AWS
10 14 (10.85%) User Experience
11 13 (10.08%) Life Science
11 13 (10.08%) Microsoft Excel
11 13 (10.08%) MySQL
11 13 (10.08%) Change Management
12 12 (9.30%) Finance
12 12 (9.30%) Relational Database
12 12 (9.30%) 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 8 (6.20%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.65%) Confluence
3 5 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.10%) Apache
4 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.33%) SAS
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (10.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.33%) Sketch
4 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.78%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.33%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.55%) SAP MDG
3 2 (1.55%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.55%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.78%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.78%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.78%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.78%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.78%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.78%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.78%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.78%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.28%) Azure
2 20 (15.50%) Power Platform
3 14 (10.85%) AWS
4 9 (6.98%) GitHub
5 6 (4.65%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (4.65%) Veeva
6 4 (3.10%) Azure Machine Learning
7 3 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.33%) Serverless
8 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.55%) IaaS
8 2 (1.55%) Office 365
8 2 (1.55%) PaaS
8 2 (1.55%) SaaS
9 1 (0.78%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) Skype
2 2 (1.55%) HTTP
2 2 (1.55%) SSL
3 1 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.50%) Power BI
2 13 (10.08%) MySQL
3 12 (9.30%) Relational Database
4 11 (8.53%) SQL Server
5 9 (6.98%) Big Data
5 9 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.88%) Data Lake
6 5 (3.88%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.10%) HDInsight
7 4 (3.10%) QlikView
8 3 (2.33%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.55%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.55%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 9 (6.98%) JIRA
2 6 (4.65%) JUnit
2 6 (4.65%) Maven
3 5 (3.88%) Gradle
3 5 (3.88%) Mockito
4 4 (3.10%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.33%) Jasmine
5 3 (2.33%) Protractor
5 3 (2.33%) Selenium
5 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.78%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.78%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.78%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (11.63%) Manufacturing
2 12 (9.30%) Finance
3 10 (7.75%) Marketing
4 3 (2.33%) Retail
5 2 (1.55%) Advertising
5 2 (1.55%) Legal
5 2 (1.55%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.78%) Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
6 1 (0.78%) Environmental Health
6 1 (0.78%) French Language
6 1 (0.78%) German Language
6 1 (0.78%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (13.95%) Consultant
2 14 (10.85%) Analyst
2 14 (10.85%) Developer
3 10 (7.75%) Architect
3 10 (7.75%) Project Manager
4 7 (5.43%) Data Engineer
5 6 (4.65%) Backend Developer
5 6 (4.65%) SAP Consultant
6 5 (3.88%) Azure Architect
6 5 (3.88%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (3.88%) Business Analyst
6 5 (3.88%) Data Architect
7 4 (3.10%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (3.10%) Data Analyst
7 4 (3.10%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.10%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 4 (3.10%) Power BI Consultant
8 3 (2.33%) Data Manager
8 3 (2.33%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.75%) Web Services
2 7 (5.43%) AngularJS
2 7 (5.43%) REST
3 5 (3.88%) .NET
3 5 (3.88%) Spring
3 5 (3.88%) Spring Boot
4 4 (3.10%) Kafka
4 4 (3.10%) SOAP
5 3 (2.33%) JMS
5 3 (2.33%) Keras
5 3 (2.33%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.33%) TensorFlow
6 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.55%) IDoc
6 2 (1.55%) RESTful
6 2 (1.55%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.78%) Retrofit
7 1 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.85%) User Experience
3 13 (10.08%) Life Science
4 9 (6.98%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.10%) FMCG
5 4 (3.10%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.33%) NHS
6 3 (2.33%) Robotics
7 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.55%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.55%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.78%) CESG
8 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.78%) EPoS
8 1 (0.78%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.78%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.98%) Linux
2 3 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Android
3 1 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.48%) Analytics
3 23 (17.83%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (13.18%) Data Modelling
5 17 (13.18%) Scrum
6 16 (12.40%) DevOps
6 16 (12.40%) Machine Learning
6 16 (12.40%) Project Management
6 16 (12.40%) Validation
7 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (10.08%) Change Management
9 12 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (8.53%) Artificial Intelligence
10 11 (8.53%) Migration
10 11 (8.53%) Process Improvement
11 10 (7.75%) Computer Science
11 10 (7.75%) Data Science
12 9 (6.98%) Microservices
12 9 (6.98%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.50%) SQL
2 14 (10.85%) Python
3 10 (7.75%) Java
4 8 (6.20%) C#
5 6 (4.65%) R
6 5 (3.88%) C
6 5 (3.88%) Java 8
7 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.55%) C++
8 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.78%) Groovy
9 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.78%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (10.85%) Degree
2 3 (2.33%) AWS Certification
2 3 (2.33%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.55%) CISSP
3 2 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.55%) CSSLP
3 2 (1.55%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.78%) ACCA
4 1 (0.78%) CEH
4 1 (0.78%) CIMA
4 1 (0.78%) CISA
4 1 (0.78%) CISM
4 1 (0.78%) MBA
4 1 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.78%) PMP
4 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) GxP
2 5 (3.88%) GDPR
2 5 (3.88%) QA
2 5 (3.88%) SLA
3 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.33%) Good Clinical Practice
4 1 (0.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.78%) CDISC
4 1 (0.78%) GAMP
4 1 (0.78%) GLP
System Software
1 9 (6.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.55%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.78%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
1 20 (15.50%) SAP
2 12 (9.30%) Tableau
3 10 (7.75%) Oracle
4 4 (3.10%) Remedy
5 3 (2.33%) Automation Anywhere
5 3 (2.33%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.55%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.55%) Adobe
6 2 (1.55%) OpenText
6 2 (1.55%) Talend
6 2 (1.55%) Teradata
7 1 (0.78%) Ariba
7 1 (0.78%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.78%) Cadence
7 1 (0.78%) Cognos
7 1 (0.78%) Concur
7 1 (0.78%) IDERA
7 1 (0.78%) SnapLogic