Period
to 16 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 16 October 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 > North West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 150 167
Rank change year-on-year -32 +17 -88
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 29 58 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 1.03% 0.98%
As % of the General category 1.90% 3.02% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 16
North West median daily rate £375 £420 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +26.79% -6.95%
10th Percentile £278 £325 £241
90th Percentile £533 £531 £563
England median daily rate £436 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -3.06% +2.74% +9.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 4
North West median hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -31.91% +52.31%
10th Percentile £12.35 £13.00 £15.82
90th Percentile £26.98 £14.70 £35.41
England median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% -19.35% +33.33%

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,529 1,923 2,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.87% 34.17% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 1,196 1,412
North West median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 91 83
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -12.00% -18.09%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.00 £53.05
England median hourly rate £23.58 £26.47 £23.59
% change year-on-year -10.94% +12.21% +3.33%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Pharmaceutical as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in the North West

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the North West

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the North West over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the North West

Pharmaceutical
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 Pharmaceutical in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the North West

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the North West over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the North West

Pharmaceutical
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 Pharmaceutical within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
Cheshire -19 17 £413 -1.79% 8
Lancashire -16 5 - - 8
Manchester -23 4 £463 +8.82% 13
Merseyside +4 3 £275 - 4
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 North West region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 9 (31.03%) Project Management
2 8 (27.59%) Degree
3 7 (24.14%) Finance
4 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
4 6 (20.69%) Validation
5 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (13.79%) ISO 13485
6 4 (13.79%) Hyperion
6 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.79%) GxP
6 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
6 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) Retail
7 3 (10.34%) Dutch Language
7 3 (10.34%) French Language
7 3 (10.34%) German Language
7 3 (10.34%) Italian Language
7 3 (10.34%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (10.34%) Russian Language
7 3 (10.34%) Spanish Language
7 3 (10.34%) CAPA
7 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.34%) Windows
7 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (10.34%) NHS
7 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
7 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 10

Pharmaceutical
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 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Fireworks
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) CA PPM
1 1 (3.45%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (3.45%) SAP CO
1 1 (3.45%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.45%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) GitHub
3 1 (3.45%) Veeva
3 1 (3.45%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (6.90%) SAP HANA
3 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.45%) MS Access
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Axure RP
1 1 (3.45%) Grunt
1 1 (3.45%) gulp
1 1 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (3.45%) Mocha
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.34%) Dutch Language
3 3 (10.34%) French Language
3 3 (10.34%) German Language
3 3 (10.34%) Italian Language
3 3 (10.34%) Portuguese Language
3 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 3 (10.34%) Russian Language
3 3 (10.34%) Spanish Language
4 2 (6.90%) Legal
4 2 (6.90%) Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Data Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Data Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.90%) Tester
5 1 (3.45%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.45%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) React Developer
5 1 (3.45%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) React
1 2 (6.90%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Ajax
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.45%) Chai
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) CSS3
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) HTML5
2 1 (3.45%) jQuery
2 1 (3.45%) Node.js
2 1 (3.45%) Sass
2 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) Taxonomies
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Life Science
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
1 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
1 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Project Management
2 6 (20.69%) Validation
3 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
4 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) Analytics
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) CAPA
5 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Business Process Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Change Control
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (6.90%) Decision-Making
6 2 (6.90%) FMEA
6 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
2 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Python
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PMP
3 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) GxP
1 4 (13.79%) ISO 13485
2 2 (6.90%) GLP
2 2 (6.90%) PMO
3 1 (3.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (3.45%) COSHH
3 1 (3.45%) GAMP
3 1 (3.45%) GMP
3 1 (3.45%) IEC 62304
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) KVM
2 1 (3.45%) QEMU
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Hyperion
2 3 (10.34%) Acronis
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Talend
4 1 (3.45%) Adobe
4 1 (3.45%) CA
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.45%) VMware