The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for GMP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GMP over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
England / North West
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 167 143
Rank change year-on-year +38 -24  
Contract jobs citing GMP 3 4 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.099% 0.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.38% 1.03% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Median daily rate - £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £450 £433
% change year-on-year -25.55% +4.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -17.33% +114.28%  

GMP is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 218 388 528
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 7.90% 9.64% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 239 256
Median daily rate £365 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +2.89% +3.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 26
Median hourly rate £20.20 £80.00 £30.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.75% +166.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £85.59 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £33.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year -25.75% +31.36%  

GMP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing GMP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for GMP in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GMP in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for GMP in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GMP in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GMP in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GMP within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
GMP
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GMP 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 North West region with a requirement for GMP.

1 3 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) LIMS
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Acronis
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) ISO13485
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (20.00%) Market Research
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (20.00%) Minitab
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Document Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) HR Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Quality Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Transformation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Document Management
3 1 (20.00%) Market Research
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (20.00%) ISO13485
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Acronis
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Minitab