Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 378 272 339
Rank change year-on-year -106 +67 +61
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 218 130 175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.73% 0.59%
As % of the General category 1.01% 1.28% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 72 110
10th Percentile £325 £327 £303
25th Percentile £406 £375 £407
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £528 £494 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.84% -1.25% +11.11%
75th Percentile £688 £552 £588
90th Percentile £700 £644 £675
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
10th Percentile £52.48 £19.15 £16.13
25th Percentile £56.19 £21.25 £20.44
Median hourly rate £61.00 £26.50 £28.25
Median % change year-on-year +130.19% -6.19% +14.84%
75th Percentile £65.47 £30.13 £37.25
90th Percentile £68.56 £31.25 £45.63
England median hourly rate £49.00 £50.25 £20.75
% change year-on-year -2.49% +142.17% -22.65%

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 21,687 10,131 16,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.77% 57.23% 53.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,579 7,321 11,423
10th Percentile £375 £315 £300
25th Percentile £473 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £522 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.26% +1.76% -1.44%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £713 £700
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 105 234
10th Percentile £16.27 £14.50 £12.50
25th Percentile £22.09 £21.25 £16.63
Median hourly rate £35.08 £27.50 £20.93
Median % change year-on-year +27.55% +31.39% +7.33%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.75 £29.96
90th Percentile £61.73 £60.10 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.85 £23.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.42% +25.51% +1.08%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West London -26 33 £417 -16.55% 8
Central London -46 10 £425 -16.05% 19
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 71 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (19.72%) Social Skills
3 37 (16.97%) Azure
3 37 (16.97%) Analytics
4 35 (16.06%) Project Management
5 30 (13.76%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (12.84%) Marketing
6 28 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (11.93%) Degree
7 26 (11.93%) Decision-Making
8 25 (11.47%) DevOps
8 25 (11.47%) Wireframes
8 25 (11.47%) Git (software)
9 24 (11.01%) Data Modelling
10 23 (10.55%) Microsoft
10 23 (10.55%) SEO
10 23 (10.55%) Finance
10 23 (10.55%) Power BI
10 23 (10.55%) Power Platform
11 22 (10.09%) Visualisation
11 22 (10.09%) Python
12 21 (9.63%) CSS
12 21 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (9.63%) Rapid Prototyping
12 21 (9.63%) Prototyping
12 21 (9.63%) Veeva
13 20 (9.17%) React
13 20 (9.17%) TypeScript
13 20 (9.17%) Balsamiq

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 12 (5.50%) CMS
2 6 (2.75%) Jupyter
3 4 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.92%) Confluence
5 2 (0.92%) Drupal
5 2 (0.92%) Ethereum
5 2 (0.92%) SAS
5 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.92%) Site Server
5 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.92%) InVision
3 2 (0.92%) Sketch
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.46%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.46%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (3.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (3.21%) SAP CO
2 7 (3.21%) SAP FI
2 7 (3.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.92%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.46%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.46%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.46%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.46%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 37 (16.97%) Azure
2 23 (10.55%) Power Platform
3 21 (9.63%) Veeva
4 17 (7.80%) AWS
5 3 (1.38%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 3 (1.38%) GitHub
5 3 (1.38%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (1.38%) Serverless
6 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.92%) Figma
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.46%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.46%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.46%) Collibra
7 1 (0.46%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) Network Security
2 3 (1.38%) HTTP
3 2 (0.92%) 5G
3 2 (0.92%) DNS
3 2 (0.92%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.92%) LTE
3 2 (0.92%) Skype
3 2 (0.92%) VPN
3 2 (0.92%) Wireless
4 1 (0.46%) SMTP
4 1 (0.46%) SNMP
4 1 (0.46%) SSH
4 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.55%) Power BI
2 21 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (5.96%) Big Data
3 13 (5.96%) Tableau
4 8 (3.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.21%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.75%) MySQL
7 5 (2.29%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (2.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 5 (2.29%) DB2
7 5 (2.29%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.38%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.92%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.92%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.92%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 25 (11.47%) Git (software)
2 20 (9.17%) Balsamiq
2 20 (9.17%) Bitbucket
3 10 (4.59%) JIRA
4 4 (1.83%) Selenium
5 2 (0.92%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.92%) ERwin
6 1 (0.46%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.46%) JMeter
6 1 (0.46%) JUnit
6 1 (0.46%) Mockito
6 1 (0.46%) Postman
6 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (19.72%) Social Skills
2 28 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (12.84%) Marketing
3 23 (10.55%) Finance
4 19 (8.72%) Manufacturing
5 14 (6.42%) Retail
6 10 (4.59%) Presentation Skills
7 9 (4.13%) Banking
8 6 (2.75%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (2.75%) Legal
8 6 (2.75%) Public Sector
9 5 (2.29%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.38%) Law
11 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.92%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.46%) Automotive
12 1 (0.46%) French Language
12 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.46%) Publishing
12 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (15.14%) Developer
2 32 (14.68%) Analyst
3 20 (9.17%) Business Analyst
3 20 (9.17%) React Developer
4 15 (6.88%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.05%) Architect
6 10 (4.59%) Data Scientist
6 10 (4.59%) Programme Manager
7 9 (4.13%) Consultant
7 9 (4.13%) Regulatory Business Analyst
8 8 (3.67%) Change Manager
9 6 (2.75%) Business Manager
9 6 (2.75%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.29%) DevOps Manager
10 5 (2.29%) SAP Manager
10 5 (2.29%) Scrum Master
11 4 (1.83%) Analytics Manager
11 4 (1.83%) Data Engineer
11 4 (1.83%) Designer
11 4 (1.83%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.63%) CSS
2 20 (9.17%) GatsbyJS
2 20 (9.17%) React
2 20 (9.17%) Sass
3 7 (3.21%) Pandas
4 6 (2.75%) Matplotlib
4 6 (2.75%) NumPy
4 6 (2.75%) PyTorch
4 6 (2.75%) REST
4 6 (2.75%) TensorFlow
5 4 (1.83%) Kafka
6 3 (1.38%) JSON
6 3 (1.38%) LDAP
6 3 (1.38%) pytest
6 3 (1.38%) SAML
7 2 (0.92%) Flask
7 2 (0.92%) PySpark
7 2 (0.92%) SAP Fiori
7 2 (0.92%) Smart Contracts
7 2 (0.92%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.80%) User Experience
2 12 (5.50%) FMCG
3 8 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (3.67%) Life Science
4 6 (2.75%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.29%) Biotechnology
5 5 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.29%) Pharmacovigilance
6 3 (1.38%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.38%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.92%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 2 (0.92%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.92%) NHS
7 2 (0.92%) PMI
7 2 (0.92%) Social Media
7 2 (0.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.83%) Windows
2 2 (0.92%) Linux
2 2 (0.92%) Unix
2 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (16.97%) Analytics
3 35 (16.06%) Project Management
4 30 (13.76%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (11.93%) Decision-Making
6 25 (11.47%) DevOps
6 25 (11.47%) Wireframes
7 24 (11.01%) Data Modelling
8 23 (10.55%) SEO
9 22 (10.09%) Visualisation
10 21 (9.63%) Prototyping
10 21 (9.63%) Rapid Prototyping
11 19 (8.72%) Requirements Gathering
12 18 (8.26%) Data Analysis
13 17 (7.80%) Dashboard Development
14 16 (7.34%) Scrum
15 15 (6.88%) Content Management
15 15 (6.88%) Validation
16 14 (6.42%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.09%) Python
2 20 (9.17%) TypeScript
3 18 (8.26%) SQL
4 10 (4.59%) R
5 6 (2.75%) Java
6 3 (1.38%) C#
6 3 (1.38%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.92%) C
7 2 (0.92%) C++
7 2 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.92%) Scala
7 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.46%) Bash
8 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.46%) Ruby
8 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (11.93%) Degree
2 12 (5.50%) PMP
3 5 (2.29%) CISM
3 5 (2.29%) CISSP
4 4 (1.83%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.92%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.92%) MCSA
5 2 (0.92%) MCSE
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.46%) CCNA
6 1 (0.46%) CGEIT
6 1 (0.46%) CISA
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.46%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.46%) MBA
6 1 (0.46%) PhD
6 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.34%) GxP
2 10 (4.59%) QA
3 9 (4.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 9 (4.13%) Good Clinical Practice
4 6 (2.75%) PMO
5 5 (2.29%) GMP
5 5 (2.29%) NIST
6 4 (1.83%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.92%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.46%) COBIT
8 1 (0.46%) GRC
8 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.38%) Docker
2 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.92%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.92%) Nagios
2 2 (0.92%) SCOM
3 1 (0.46%) Ansible
3 1 (0.46%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (10.55%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.88%) SAP
3 10 (4.59%) Oracle
4 9 (4.13%) Cadence
5 6 (2.75%) Databricks
5 6 (2.75%) IBM
6 5 (2.29%) Cognos
6 5 (2.29%) Netezza
6 5 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.29%) Teradata
7 3 (1.38%) Citrix
7 3 (1.38%) Ping Identity
7 3 (1.38%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.38%) VMware
8 2 (0.92%) Adobe
8 2 (0.92%) BT
8 2 (0.92%) OpenText
8 2 (0.92%) Splunk
8 2 (0.92%) Veeam
9 1 (0.46%) Riverbed