Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 170 88
Rank change year-on-year +28 -82 +74
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 59 58 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.04% 0.84% 2.09%
As % of the General category 3.09% 2.75% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 73
North West median daily rate £420 £344 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.18% -3.17% -16.47%
10th Percentile £325 £244 £292
90th Percentile £500 £541 £485
England median daily rate £450 £442 £398
% change year-on-year +1.93% +11.07% -0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £17.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.84% +32.69% -60.31%
England median hourly rate £27.00 £29.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -8.47% +20.41% +19.51%

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 1908 2106 3145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.57% 30.54% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1358 1859
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.19% +11.33%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £263
90th Percentile £609 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 79 120
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -18.09% +34.63%
10th Percentile £11.95 £12.06 £12.35
90th Percentile £48.15 £53.95 £54.00
England median hourly rate £25.31 £24.50 £24.54
% change year-on-year +3.31% -0.16% +13.98%

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 18 November 2017.

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
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 18 November 2017. 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 0 38 £420 +1.82% 6
Manchester +20 9 £438 +32.08%
Merseyside - 6 - - 2
Lancashire - 3 £350 - 2
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical.

1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.25%) Project Management
3 9 (15.25%) SAP
3 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (15.25%) Data Analysis
4 7 (11.86%) Migration
4 7 (11.86%) Linux
4 7 (11.86%) Data Modelling
4 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
5 6 (10.17%) DevOps
5 6 (10.17%) Business Analysis
5 6 (10.17%) Life Science
5 6 (10.17%) Windows
5 6 (10.17%) Data Management
6 5 (8.47%) TDD
6 5 (8.47%) SAP CO
6 5 (8.47%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.47%) Manufacturing
6 5 (8.47%) Python
6 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (8.47%) ITIL
6 5 (8.47%) Cisco
6 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (8.47%) SAP FI
6 5 (8.47%) Dutch Language
6 5 (8.47%) French Language

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 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) SAP CO
1 5 (8.47%) SAP FI
1 5 (8.47%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (5.08%) HFM
3 1 (1.69%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.08%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (5.08%) Serverless
2 3 (5.08%) Veeva
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Firewall
2 3 (5.08%) Network Security
3 2 (3.39%) BGP
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.39%) Internet
3 2 (3.39%) LAN
3 2 (3.39%) OSPF
3 2 (3.39%) WAN
3 2 (3.39%) Wireless
3 2 (3.39%) WLAN
4 1 (1.69%) DHCP
4 1 (1.69%) DNS
4 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.69%) Junos
4 1 (1.69%) MPLS
4 1 (1.69%) SSH
4 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.69%) VLAN
4 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) MS Access
2 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.69%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.69%) Subversion
3 1 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.69%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Dutch Language
2 5 (8.47%) French Language
2 5 (8.47%) German Language
2 5 (8.47%) Italian Language
2 5 (8.47%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.47%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (6.78%) Russian Language
3 4 (6.78%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Analyst
2 10 (16.95%) Data Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.17%) SAP Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) SAP Data Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Developer
7 3 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.08%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) IT Manager
8 2 (3.39%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Project Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Project Leader
8 2 (3.39%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) .NET
1 4 (6.78%) CSS
1 4 (6.78%) HTML
1 4 (6.78%) Node.js
2 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) Ajax
3 1 (1.69%) Angular 2
3 1 (1.69%) Backbone.js
3 1 (1.69%) CSS3
3 1 (1.69%) HTML5
3 1 (1.69%) jQuery
3 1 (1.69%) Middleware
3 1 (1.69%) React
3 1 (1.69%) REST
3 1 (1.69%) Spring
3 1 (1.69%) WinForms
3 1 (1.69%) XHTML
3 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Life Science
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.39%) PMI
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.69%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.69%) LIMS
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) SCORM
5 1 (1.69%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) Windows
3 4 (6.78%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.25%) Data Analysis
2 9 (15.25%) Project Management
3 7 (11.86%) Data Modelling
3 7 (11.86%) Migration
4 6 (10.17%) Business Analysis
4 6 (10.17%) Data Management
4 6 (10.17%) DevOps
5 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.47%) Data Governance
5 5 (8.47%) ITIL
5 5 (8.47%) TDD
6 4 (6.78%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.78%) Master Data Management
6 4 (6.78%) SAP Implementation
6 4 (6.78%) Scrum
6 4 (6.78%) SEO
7 3 (5.08%) Network Design
7 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) Python
2 4 (6.78%) Java
2 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.08%) Go
4 2 (3.39%) SQL
5 1 (1.69%) C#
5 1 (1.69%) Perl
5 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby
5 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.08%) CCNA
2 3 (5.08%) Degree
3 2 (3.39%) CCDP
3 2 (3.39%) CCNP
3 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.69%) MCITP
4 1 (1.69%) MCSA
4 1 (1.69%) MCSE
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PMP
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) PMO
2 2 (3.39%) GxP
3 1 (1.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.69%) GAMP
3 1 (1.69%) GMP
3 1 (1.69%) HL7
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.69%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Ansible
2 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) SAP
2 5 (8.47%) Cisco
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.08%) Google
3 3 (5.08%) Hyperion
3 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.08%) VMware
4 2 (3.39%) Apple
4 2 (3.39%) IDERA
4 2 (3.39%) LabWare
4 2 (3.39%) Saba
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe
5 1 (1.69%) CA
5 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.69%) Juniper
5 1 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.69%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle
5 1 (1.69%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.69%) Remedy