Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 166 154
Rank change year-on-year +8 -12 -17
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 48 50 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 0.81% 0.92%
As % of the General category 3.55% 2.86% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 35
North West median daily rate £475 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £276 £231 £350
90th Percentile £718 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £426 £450
% change year-on-year +5.57% -5.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% +1.79% -54.84%
10th Percentile £13.44 £13.45 £13.48
90th Percentile £23.13 £25.83 £18.90
England median hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -32.86% +20.69% +26.09%

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 1,354 1,746 1,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.35% 28.20% 34.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 1,040 1,161
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £256 £265 £245
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 80 108
North West median hourly rate £22.75 £20.22 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.51% -19.12% -7.11%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.44 £11.60
90th Percentile £43.08 £43.08 £51.71
England median hourly rate £31.67 £26.93 £24.45
% change year-on-year +17.61% +10.14% -2.20%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 +9 30 £550 +29.41% 16
Manchester +13 10 £395 -28.18% 21
Merseyside -4 6 £275 - 2
Lancashire -4 1 - - 2
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 15 (31.25%) SAP
2 13 (27.08%) Project Management
3 10 (20.83%) Manufacturing
3 10 (20.83%) GxP
4 9 (18.75%) Finance
4 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.58%) QA
6 6 (12.50%) Validation
7 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
7 5 (10.42%) Windows
7 5 (10.42%) Dutch Language
7 5 (10.42%) French Language
7 5 (10.42%) German Language
7 5 (10.42%) Italian Language
7 5 (10.42%) Portuguese Language
7 5 (10.42%) Russian Language
7 5 (10.42%) Spanish Language
7 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.33%) Coaching
8 4 (8.33%) Data Management
8 4 (8.33%) HTML
8 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.33%) ERP
9 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.25%) Quality Management
9 3 (6.25%) Change Management
9 3 (6.25%) Photoshop
9 3 (6.25%) CSS

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 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.17%) InVision
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.17%) Sketch
2 2 (4.17%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP CO
1 2 (4.17%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.17%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.08%) SAP APO
2 1 (2.08%) SAP MII
2 1 (2.08%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
1 1 (2.08%) Veeva
1 1 (2.08%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Telepresence
1 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Big Data
1 1 (2.08%) MySQL
1 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Grunt
1 1 (2.08%) gulp
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (2.08%) Mocha
General
1 10 (20.83%) Manufacturing
2 9 (18.75%) Finance
3 5 (10.42%) Dutch Language
3 5 (10.42%) French Language
3 5 (10.42%) German Language
3 5 (10.42%) Italian Language
3 5 (10.42%) Portuguese Language
3 5 (10.42%) Russian Language
3 5 (10.42%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.17%) Legal
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.42%) Business Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Technical Leader
4 4 (8.33%) Developer
4 4 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) IT Graduate
6 2 (4.17%) IT Support
6 2 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) PHP Developer
6 2 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) SAP Manager
6 2 (4.17%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) HTML
2 3 (6.25%) CSS
2 3 (6.25%) CSS3
2 3 (6.25%) HTML5
3 2 (4.17%) Node.js
4 1 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) Chai
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) React
4 1 (2.08%) RESTful
4 1 (2.08%) Symfony
4 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.25%) User Experience
2 2 (4.17%) NHS
2 2 (4.17%) Pharmacovigilance
3 1 (2.08%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.08%) FMCG
3 1 (2.08%) Life Science
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Project Management
2 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.50%) Validation
4 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.33%) Coaching
5 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.33%) Data Management
5 4 (8.33%) ERP
6 3 (6.25%) Analytics
6 3 (6.25%) Change Management
6 3 (6.25%) Quality Management
6 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.17%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Decision-Making
7 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.17%) Migration
7 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
1 1 (2.08%) IIBA
1 1 (2.08%) MBA
1 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.08%) PMP
1 1 (2.08%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) GxP
2 7 (14.58%) QA
3 3 (6.25%) PMO
4 2 (4.17%) GMP
5 1 (2.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
1 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) SAP
2 1 (2.08%) Acronis
2 1 (2.08%) Adobe
2 1 (2.08%) Ariba
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco
2 1 (2.08%) Citrix
2 1 (2.08%) HP
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft