Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 416 407 349
Rank change year-on-year -9 -58 -44
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 214 206 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.49% 0.61%
As % of the General category 1.01% 1.13% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 127 149
London median daily rate £450 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.88%
10th Percentile £209 £269 £300
90th Percentile £615 £600 £528
England median daily rate £450 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 6
London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -17.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £35.50 £30.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £179.10 £50.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -12.90% +12.73% +7.84%

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 21,173 18,186 20,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.55% 43.23% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,344 13,042 14,168
London median daily rate £505 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.59% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £289
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 187 214
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% -5.76% +27.53%
10th Percentile £14.45 £11.73 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £56.87 £55.00
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +15.56%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 +14 93 £450 +5.88% 10
Central London -14 11 £394 -7.35% 19
East London -8 3 £343 -46.20% 11
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 62 (28.97%) Finance
2 51 (23.83%) SAP
2 51 (23.83%) Manufacturing
3 35 (16.36%) Project Management
4 33 (15.42%) FMCG
5 32 (14.95%) ERP
6 31 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (14.02%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (12.62%) SQL
9 26 (12.15%) Analytics
10 25 (11.68%) Degree
11 22 (10.28%) Microsoft
11 22 (10.28%) Virtual Team
12 21 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (9.35%) Banking
13 20 (9.35%) Microsoft Excel
14 19 (8.88%) Data Modelling
15 18 (8.41%) ITIL
15 18 (8.41%) Retail
16 16 (7.48%) Six Sigma
17 15 (7.01%) QlikView
17 15 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (7.01%) Validation
17 15 (7.01%) Change Management
17 15 (7.01%) Data Management
18 14 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (6.54%) Business Analytics
18 14 (6.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 13 (6.07%) QA
19 13 (6.07%) Data Quality

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 (3.27%) SAS
2 6 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.87%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.40%) Confluence
5 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.93%) IIS
5 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.93%) WordPress
6 1 (0.47%) Apache
6 1 (0.47%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) Documentum
6 1 (0.47%) Liferay
6 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (9.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (6.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (3.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.40%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.47%) InDesign
7 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.47%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (5.14%) SAP FSCM
1 11 (5.14%) SAP SD
2 8 (3.74%) SAP FI
3 7 (3.27%) SAP CO
3 7 (3.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.87%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.93%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 2 (0.93%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.47%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.47%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.47%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.40%) SaaS
3 3 (1.40%) Veeva
4 2 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (0.93%) Office 365
4 2 (0.93%) Serverless
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.93%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (0.93%) Firewall
1 2 (0.93%) Internet
1 2 (0.93%) IP Telephony
1 2 (0.93%) Skype
2 1 (0.47%) 802.11
2 1 (0.47%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (0.47%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.47%) LAN
2 1 (0.47%) SSH
2 1 (0.47%) VPN
2 1 (0.47%) WAN
2 1 (0.47%) Wireless
2 1 (0.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.01%) QlikView
2 13 (6.07%) SAP BW
3 12 (5.61%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.74%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.27%) Power BI
7 6 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.34%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.34%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.34%) Spotfire
9 4 (1.87%) MS Access
9 4 (1.87%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (1.40%) Big Data
10 3 (1.40%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.40%) DataStage
10 3 (1.40%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (1.40%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.93%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (2.34%) Rational Rose
2 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.40%) JIRA
2 3 (1.40%) Maven
2 3 (1.40%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (0.93%) gulp
3 2 (0.93%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.93%) NUnit
3 2 (0.93%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.47%) Gradle
4 1 (0.47%) JUnit
4 1 (0.47%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.47%) Mockito
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.47%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 62 (28.97%) Finance
2 51 (23.83%) Manufacturing
3 20 (9.35%) Banking
4 18 (8.41%) Retail
5 12 (5.61%) Marketing
6 6 (2.80%) General Ledger
6 6 (2.80%) Legal
7 5 (2.34%) Front Office
8 4 (1.87%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.40%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.93%) French Language
10 2 (0.93%) German Language
10 2 (0.93%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.47%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.47%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (26.17%) Analyst
2 36 (16.82%) Consultant
3 28 (13.08%) Project Manager
4 27 (12.62%) Business Analyst
5 20 (9.35%) SAP Consultant
6 18 (8.41%) Architect
6 18 (8.41%) Developer
7 16 (7.48%) SAP Analyst
7 16 (7.48%) Senior Analyst
8 13 (6.07%) SAP Business Analyst
8 13 (6.07%) Senior Business Analyst
9 12 (5.61%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
10 10 (4.67%) Data Analyst
10 10 (4.67%) Sales Analyst
10 10 (4.67%) Validation Consultant
11 9 (4.21%) Sales Business Analyst
11 9 (4.21%) SAP SD Analyst
11 9 (4.21%) SAP SD Business Analyst
12 8 (3.74%) Business Manager
12 8 (3.74%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.74%) .NET
2 7 (3.27%) REST
3 5 (2.34%) SAP Fiori
4 4 (1.87%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.87%) HTML
4 4 (1.87%) Node.js
4 4 (1.87%) XML
5 3 (1.40%) CSS
5 3 (1.40%) HTML5
6 2 (0.93%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.93%) CSS3
6 2 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.93%) JAX-RS
6 2 (0.93%) jQuery
6 2 (0.93%) Middleware
6 2 (0.93%) Reactive Extensions
6 2 (0.93%) Sass
6 2 (0.93%) Spring
6 2 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.42%) FMCG
2 31 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (10.28%) Virtual Team
4 9 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.74%) Life Science
5 8 (3.74%) User Experience
6 6 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.80%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.34%) PMI
8 3 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.93%) Derivative
9 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.93%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.93%) SCADA
9 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.47%) Biotechnology
10 1 (0.47%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.61%) Linux
2 11 (5.14%) Windows
3 3 (1.40%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.93%) Unix
4 2 (0.93%) VMS
5 1 (0.47%) AIX
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.36%) Project Management
2 32 (14.95%) ERP
3 30 (14.02%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (12.15%) Analytics
5 21 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (8.88%) Data Modelling
7 18 (8.41%) ITIL
8 16 (7.48%) Six Sigma
9 15 (7.01%) Change Management
9 15 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (7.01%) Data Management
9 15 (7.01%) Validation
10 14 (6.54%) Business Analytics
10 14 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (6.07%) Change Control
12 12 (5.61%) PRINCE2
12 12 (5.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 11 (5.14%) Data Mapping
13 11 (5.14%) ETL
13 11 (5.14%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.62%) SQL
2 10 (4.67%) Java
3 9 (4.21%) C#
4 7 (3.27%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.27%) Python
5 5 (2.34%) C++
6 4 (1.87%) PHP
7 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.40%) R
7 3 (1.40%) Scala
8 1 (0.47%) C
8 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.47%) Perl
8 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.47%) Ruby
8 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.47%) VB
8 1 (0.47%) VBA
8 1 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (11.68%) Degree
2 9 (4.21%) SAP Certification
3 6 (2.80%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.34%) ISEB
4 5 (2.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.40%) CBAP
6 3 (1.40%) CISA
6 3 (1.40%) CISSP
6 3 (1.40%) PMP
7 2 (0.93%) ACCA
7 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.93%) GIAC
7 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.93%) MBA
8 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.47%) IISP
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.07%) Data Quality
1 13 (6.07%) QA
2 11 (5.14%) PMO
3 10 (4.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 9 (4.21%) GMP
5 5 (2.34%) CDISC
5 5 (2.34%) GDPR
6 4 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (1.40%) SLA
8 2 (0.93%) COBIT
8 2 (0.93%) EMIR
8 2 (0.93%) GxP
8 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.47%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.47%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) HDFS
2 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.47%) Docker
3 1 (0.47%) IAG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.40%) Ansible
3 2 (0.93%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.93%) Kibana
3 2 (0.93%) logstash
3 2 (0.93%) Puppet
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (23.83%) SAP
2 22 (10.28%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.67%) Cognos
3 10 (4.67%) Oracle
4 9 (4.21%) ServiceNow
5 7 (3.27%) Informatica
5 7 (3.27%) Tableau
6 6 (2.80%) Adobe
7 5 (2.34%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (1.87%) Casewise
9 3 (1.40%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.40%) Cisco
9 3 (1.40%) FXall
9 3 (1.40%) HP
9 3 (1.40%) NEC
9 3 (1.40%) Remedy
9 3 (1.40%) Reuters
9 3 (1.40%) Talend
10 2 (0.93%) IBM
10 2 (0.93%) WooCommerce