Period
to 17 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 399 394 399
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 -34
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 236 252 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.51% 0.54% 0.52%
As % of the General category 1.16% 1.16% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 134 146
London median daily rate £455 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £165 £263 £253
90th Percentile £638 £584 £596
England median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.80% +9.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +134.04% -35.62%
10th Percentile £22.00 £31.69 £21.35
90th Percentile £49.30 £182.25 £32.35
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.47% +22.92%

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 20,260 21,697 19,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.10% 46.33% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,454 15,701 14,061
London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £324 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 195 202
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -7.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.60 £11.25
90th Percentile £70.37 £47.50 £56.81
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.31 £24.44
% change year-on-year -5.18% +3.56% +0.87%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +12 130 £443 -1.67% 12
Central London -6 25 £513 +24.24% 8
East London -19 2 £438 +27.55% 12
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 55 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (19.07%) SAP
3 39 (16.53%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (16.10%) Microsoft
4 38 (16.10%) Project Management
5 37 (15.68%) Microsoft Excel
6 33 (13.98%) Business Intelligence
6 33 (13.98%) ERP
7 32 (13.56%) Finance
8 26 (11.02%) FMCG
9 23 (9.75%) Analytics
10 22 (9.32%) Scrum
11 21 (8.90%) Quality Management
12 20 (8.47%) Risk Management
12 20 (8.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 20 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (8.05%) Validation
14 18 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (7.63%) Change Management
14 18 (7.63%) Java
14 18 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (7.63%) Degree
15 17 (7.20%) Workday
16 16 (6.78%) ITIL
16 16 (6.78%) Service Management
16 16 (6.78%) Management Information System
17 15 (6.36%) Business Analysis
17 15 (6.36%) Web Services
17 15 (6.36%) Continuous Integration

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 9 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.97%) CMS
2 7 (2.97%) Confluence
3 4 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.85%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.85%) Jetty
5 1 (0.42%) Apache
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.42%) IIS
5 1 (0.42%) SAS
5 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (15.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (8.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.69%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.27%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.42%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (2.97%) Workday HCM
2 5 (2.12%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.85%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.85%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.85%) Social Studio
3 2 (0.85%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.42%) JDE World
4 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.42%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.42%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.42%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.42%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.42%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.81%) Office 365
4 5 (2.12%) Data Lake Analytics
5 4 (1.69%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.27%) IaaS
6 3 (1.27%) PaaS
6 3 (1.27%) SaaS
7 2 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.85%) G Suite
7 2 (0.85%) GitHub
7 2 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) Serverless
7 2 (0.85%) Veeva
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.97%) Firewall
2 5 (2.12%) VoIP
2 5 (2.12%) WAN
3 4 (1.69%) DHCP
3 4 (1.69%) DNS
4 3 (1.27%) PBX
4 3 (1.27%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (1.27%) VPN
5 2 (0.85%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.85%) LAN
5 2 (0.85%) Profibus
5 2 (0.85%) SMTP
5 2 (0.85%) WebEx
6 1 (0.42%) HTTP
6 1 (0.42%) Intranet
6 1 (0.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.08%) Power BI
2 11 (4.66%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.39%) Spotfire
4 6 (2.54%) Data Lake
4 6 (2.54%) QlikView
4 6 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.54%) SAP BW
4 6 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (2.12%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.69%) MySQL
7 3 (1.27%) Big Data
7 3 (1.27%) DataStage
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (5.08%) JIRA
2 10 (4.24%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.12%) Protractor
3 5 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.69%) Maven
5 3 (1.27%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.85%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.85%) Hudson
6 2 (0.85%) JHipster
6 2 (0.85%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.85%) Subversion
6 2 (0.85%) Toad
6 2 (0.85%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.42%) GitLab
General
1 32 (13.56%) Finance
2 9 (3.81%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.39%) French Language
4 6 (2.54%) Law
4 6 (2.54%) Retail
5 5 (2.12%) Italian Language
5 5 (2.12%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.69%) Marketing
7 2 (0.85%) German Language
7 2 (0.85%) Legal
7 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Games
8 1 (0.42%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (21.19%) Analyst
2 36 (15.25%) Consultant
3 27 (11.44%) Project Manager
4 26 (11.02%) Developer
5 15 (6.36%) Business Analyst
6 13 (5.51%) Data Analyst
7 10 (4.24%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.24%) Security Consultant
7 10 (4.24%) Service Analyst
8 9 (3.81%) Architect
8 9 (3.81%) Validation Consultant
9 8 (3.39%) IT Manager
9 8 (3.39%) SAP Consultant
9 8 (3.39%) Senior Developer
10 7 (2.97%) Integration Specialist
10 7 (2.97%) IT Project Manager
10 7 (2.97%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (2.97%) Workday Specialist
11 6 (2.54%) Scrum Master
11 6 (2.54%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.36%) Web Services
2 14 (5.93%) Spring
3 11 (4.66%) Spring Boot
4 10 (4.24%) REST
5 8 (3.39%) Spring MVC
5 8 (3.39%) XML
6 7 (2.97%) Spring Batch
6 7 (2.97%) Spring Security
6 7 (2.97%) XSLT
7 5 (2.12%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.69%) HTML
9 3 (1.27%) CSS
9 3 (1.27%) EDI
9 3 (1.27%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.27%) HTML5
9 3 (1.27%) Sass
9 3 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.85%) CSS3
10 2 (0.85%) JPA
10 2 (0.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.53%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (11.02%) FMCG
3 16 (6.78%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.51%) Computer Science
5 12 (5.08%) Life Science
6 10 (4.24%) Virtual Team
7 8 (3.39%) LIMS
8 6 (2.54%) CESG
8 6 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.54%) User Experience
9 5 (2.12%) AS400
10 4 (1.69%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.27%) NHS
11 3 (1.27%) Robotics
12 2 (0.85%) BYOD
12 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.85%) SCADA
12 2 (0.85%) Social Media
13 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.24%) Windows
2 5 (2.12%) Linux
3 3 (1.27%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.42%) CentOS
5 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.42%) Unix
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (16.10%) Project Management
4 33 (13.98%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (13.98%) ERP
5 23 (9.75%) Analytics
6 22 (9.32%) Scrum
7 21 (8.90%) Quality Management
8 20 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (8.47%) Risk Management
9 19 (8.05%) Validation
10 18 (7.63%) Change Management
10 18 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (6.78%) ITIL
11 16 (6.78%) Service Management
12 15 (6.36%) Business Analysis
12 15 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (5.51%) Matrix Organization
13 13 (5.51%) Translating Business Requirements
13 13 (5.51%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.63%) Java
2 13 (5.51%) SQL
3 9 (3.81%) Java 8
4 8 (3.39%) Python
5 5 (2.12%) R
5 5 (2.12%) TypeScript
5 5 (2.12%) U-SQL
6 4 (1.69%) C
7 2 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (0.85%) ES6
7 2 (0.85%) Go
7 2 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.85%) RPG
7 2 (0.85%) VB
7 2 (0.85%) VBA
8 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.42%) C#
8 1 (0.42%) Ruby
8 1 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (7.63%) Degree
2 9 (3.81%) CISA
3 8 (3.39%) CISM
3 8 (3.39%) CISSP
4 6 (2.54%) CSSLP
5 4 (1.69%) CRISC
5 4 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.27%) PMP
7 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.85%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.42%) CCENT
8 1 (0.42%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.42%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) IISP
8 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.51%) Data Quality
1 13 (5.51%) SLA
2 12 (5.08%) GxP
3 10 (4.24%) QA
4 8 (3.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 8 (3.39%) CDISC
4 8 (3.39%) GMP
5 6 (2.54%) PMO
6 4 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.12%) Docker
3 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.69%) Ansible
2 3 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.42%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.42%) QRadar
Vendors
1 45 (19.07%) SAP
2 38 (16.10%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.20%) Workday
4 13 (5.51%) Remedy
5 12 (5.08%) Tableau
6 11 (4.66%) Cognos
6 11 (4.66%) JD Edwards
6 11 (4.66%) Oracle
7 9 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.97%) LabWare
9 6 (2.54%) Escenic
10 5 (2.12%) Google
10 5 (2.12%) Informatica
10 5 (2.12%) VMware
11 3 (1.27%) Automation Anywhere
11 3 (1.27%) Blue Prism
11 3 (1.27%) UiPath
12 2 (0.85%) Databricks
12 2 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.85%) Palo Alto