Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 350 392 419
Rank change year-on-year +42 +27 -1
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 195 252 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the General category 1.34% 1.16% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 163 125
London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £282 £173 £273
90th Percentile £674 £635 £621
England median daily rate £493 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +15.88% -5.56% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
London median hourly rate £29.00 £29.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.56% +45.16%
10th Percentile £18.50 £21.88 £34.75
90th Percentile £44.50 £44.00 £181.20
England median hourly rate £21.00 £27.15 £27.00
% change year-on-year -22.65% +0.56% -12.20%

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 14,539 21,784 23,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.29% 46.52% 49.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,261 15,522 16,746
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £310
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
England median daily rate £490 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +0.51% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 249 229
London median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £22.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.75% +7.98%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.31 £13.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.60 £23.14
% change year-on-year +1.85% -6.66% +15.70%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +7 102 £500 +12.99% 17
Central London +35 12 £475 -7.32% 25
North London - 2 £375 - 2
South London - 2 £455 - 1
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 53 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (21.54%) SAP
3 39 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (16.92%) Azure
5 30 (15.38%) Analytics
6 27 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (12.31%) Scrum
8 23 (11.79%) Migration
8 23 (11.79%) Change Management
9 21 (10.77%) User Experience
9 21 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (10.26%) DevOps
10 20 (10.26%) Manufacturing
10 20 (10.26%) Project Management
10 20 (10.26%) ERP
10 20 (10.26%) Degree
11 19 (9.74%) Microsoft
11 19 (9.74%) Finance
12 18 (9.23%) JIRA
13 17 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (8.72%) SQL
13 17 (8.72%) Life Science
14 16 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (8.21%) Data Structures
14 16 (8.21%) Linux
15 15 (7.69%) ITIL
15 15 (7.69%) MySQL
15 15 (7.69%) Power BI
15 15 (7.69%) Git (software)
15 15 (7.69%) Power Platform

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 14 (7.18%) Confluence
2 8 (4.10%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.03%) IIS
3 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.51%) Apache
4 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.54%) Sketch
5 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.51%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.51%) InVision
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.13%) SAP ERP
2 8 (4.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (3.59%) SAP WM
4 6 (3.08%) SAP EWM
5 3 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.03%) SAP MDG
6 2 (1.03%) SAP MM
6 2 (1.03%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.51%) SAP LE
7 1 (0.51%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.51%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.51%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.51%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.92%) Azure
2 15 (7.69%) Power Platform
3 14 (7.18%) AWS
4 10 (5.13%) Veeva
5 9 (4.62%) GitHub
6 5 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (2.56%) Serverless
7 4 (2.05%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (2.05%) Azure Machine Learning
7 4 (2.05%) PaaS
8 3 (1.54%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.54%) GCP
9 2 (1.03%) IaaS
9 2 (1.03%) npm
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.08%) RFID
2 3 (1.54%) FTP
2 3 (1.54%) HTTP
3 2 (1.03%) DHCP
3 2 (1.03%) DNS
3 2 (1.03%) Firewall
3 2 (1.03%) LAN
3 2 (1.03%) SSL
3 2 (1.03%) WAN
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.51%) Network Security
4 1 (0.51%) Profibus
4 1 (0.51%) SAN
4 1 (0.51%) Skype
4 1 (0.51%) SMTP
4 1 (0.51%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.69%) MySQL
1 15 (7.69%) Power BI
2 13 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.10%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.59%) Big Data
7 4 (2.05%) Data Lake
7 4 (2.05%) HDInsight
8 3 (1.54%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.54%) QlikView
9 2 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.03%) DB2
9 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.03%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.03%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.23%) JIRA
2 15 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.62%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.10%) Maven
5 6 (3.08%) JUnit
5 6 (3.08%) Mockito
6 3 (1.54%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.54%) Gradle
6 3 (1.54%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (1.54%) Protractor
7 1 (0.51%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.51%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.51%) Gatling
7 1 (0.51%) JMeter
7 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.51%) PyCharm
7 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.51%) Subversion
7 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (10.26%) Manufacturing
2 19 (9.74%) Finance
3 12 (6.15%) Marketing
4 4 (2.05%) Advertising
5 3 (1.54%) Brand Awareness
5 3 (1.54%) French Language
5 3 (1.54%) Law
5 3 (1.54%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.54%) Publishing
6 2 (1.03%) Retail
7 1 (0.51%) German Language
7 1 (0.51%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 30 (15.38%) Consultant
2 26 (13.33%) Developer
3 16 (8.21%) Analyst
3 16 (8.21%) Project Manager
4 15 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
5 11 (5.64%) Architect
6 9 (4.62%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.10%) Functional Consultant
8 7 (3.59%) SAP Functional Consultant
9 6 (3.08%) Backend Developer
9 6 (3.08%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.08%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (2.56%) Change Manager
10 5 (2.56%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.56%) Trainer
11 4 (2.05%) Data Architect
11 4 (2.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.05%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.05%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.18%) Web Services
2 9 (4.62%) REST
3 8 (4.10%) AngularJS
3 8 (4.10%) XML
4 7 (3.59%) .NET
5 6 (3.08%) Spring
5 6 (3.08%) Spring Boot
6 5 (2.56%) JSON
7 4 (2.05%) Apache Thrift
7 4 (2.05%) GraphQL
7 4 (2.05%) gRPC
7 4 (2.05%) Kafka
7 4 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.54%) JMS
8 3 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.54%) SAP PI
9 2 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (1.03%) HTML
9 2 (1.03%) jQuery
9 2 (1.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.77%) User Experience
3 17 (8.72%) Life Science
4 16 (8.21%) Data Structures
5 11 (5.64%) FMCG
6 9 (4.62%) NHS
7 7 (3.59%) LIMS
7 7 (3.59%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.08%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.05%) Robotics
9 4 (2.05%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.54%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.03%) CMDB
11 2 (1.03%) e-Learning
11 2 (1.03%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.51%) SCADA
12 1 (0.51%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.21%) Linux
2 5 (2.56%) Windows
3 2 (1.03%) Android
3 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (15.38%) Analytics
3 27 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (12.31%) Scrum
5 23 (11.79%) Change Management
5 23 (11.79%) Migration
6 21 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (10.26%) DevOps
7 20 (10.26%) ERP
7 20 (10.26%) Project Management
8 17 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (7.69%) ITIL
11 12 (6.15%) Data Modelling
11 12 (6.15%) Logistics
11 12 (6.15%) Microservices
11 12 (6.15%) Process Improvement
11 12 (6.15%) Project Delivery
11 12 (6.15%) Validation
12 10 (5.13%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.72%) SQL
2 12 (6.15%) Java
3 11 (5.64%) C
3 11 (5.64%) C#
3 11 (5.64%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.64%) Python
4 7 (3.59%) Java 8
5 6 (3.08%) R
5 6 (3.08%) TypeScript
6 3 (1.54%) ES6
7 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.51%) ABAP
8 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.51%) C++
8 1 (0.51%) Perl
8 1 (0.51%) Ruby
8 1 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (10.26%) Degree
2 5 (2.56%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.03%) CCENT
3 2 (1.03%) CCNA
3 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.03%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.51%) ACCA
4 1 (0.51%) CEH
4 1 (0.51%) CIMA
4 1 (0.51%) CISSP
4 1 (0.51%) GCUX
4 1 (0.51%) GIAC
4 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.51%) LPIC
4 1 (0.51%) MBA
4 1 (0.51%) PhD
4 1 (0.51%) RHCA
4 1 (0.51%) RHCE
4 1 (0.51%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.64%) GxP
2 9 (4.62%) PMO
3 7 (3.59%) QA
4 5 (2.56%) GDPR
4 5 (2.56%) SLA
5 4 (2.05%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.54%) GAMP
7 2 (1.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.51%) GLP
8 1 (0.51%) Good Clinical Practice
8 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (5.64%) Docker
2 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.59%) Ansible
2 6 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.05%) Terraform
4 3 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.54%) Puppet
5 1 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.51%) Rsyslog
5 1 (0.51%) VictorOps
Vendors
1 42 (21.54%) SAP
2 19 (9.74%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.15%) Oracle
4 10 (5.13%) Tableau
5 9 (4.62%) LabWare
6 6 (3.08%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (2.05%) Cisco
7 4 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.54%) Automation Anywhere
8 3 (1.54%) HP
8 3 (1.54%) Intel
9 2 (1.03%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.03%) Ariba
9 2 (1.03%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.03%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.03%) Remedy
9 2 (1.03%) Teradata
9 2 (1.03%) VMware
10 1 (0.51%) Cadence
10 1 (0.51%) Concur