Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 170 132
Rank change year-on-year +21 -38 +40
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 55 49 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.01% 0.80% 1.33%
As % of the General category 3.21% 2.66% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 49
North West median daily rate £420 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +2.11% -21.11%
10th Percentile £318 £233 £248
90th Percentile £556 £548 £500
England median daily rate £450 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 1
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -12.90% +25.25% -2.94%

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 1,714 1,839 2,947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.43% 29.89% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,078 1,175 1,806
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% -5.33% +12.67%
10th Percentile £254 £256 £263
90th Percentile £606 £563 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 82 130
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £27.75 £34.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.51% -19.14% +80.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.53 £12.35
90th Percentile £53.00 £51.54 £56.97
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +15.56%

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 January 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
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 January 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 -1 36 £420 +12.00% 13
Merseyside +13 8 - - 6
Manchester +10 7 £425 +30.77% 9
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 (29.09%) Finance
2 15 (27.27%) SAP
3 10 (18.18%) Migration
3 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.36%) Data Analysis
5 8 (14.55%) Business Analysis
5 8 (14.55%) Data Management
6 7 (12.73%) Data Modelling
6 7 (12.73%) Dutch Language
6 7 (12.73%) French Language
6 7 (12.73%) German Language
6 7 (12.73%) Italian Language
6 7 (12.73%) Portuguese Language
6 7 (12.73%) Spanish Language
7 6 (10.91%) Russian Language
7 6 (10.91%) Windows 10
7 6 (10.91%) SAP FI
7 6 (10.91%) Windows
7 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (10.91%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (10.91%) SAP CO
7 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing
8 5 (9.09%) Project Management
8 5 (9.09%) Hyperion
8 5 (9.09%) Master Data Management
8 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (9.09%) Data Governance
8 5 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
8 5 (9.09%) Data Migration
9 4 (7.27%) Node.js

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 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (1.82%) CMS
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) SAP CO
1 6 (10.91%) SAP FI
1 6 (10.91%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (7.27%) HFM
3 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.82%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (5.45%) Serverless
2 3 (5.45%) Veeva
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Firewall
2 2 (3.64%) BGP
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (3.64%) LAN
2 2 (3.64%) Network Security
2 2 (3.64%) OSPF
2 2 (3.64%) WAN
2 2 (3.64%) Wireless
2 2 (3.64%) WLAN
3 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.82%) SSH
3 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) MS Access
2 2 (3.64%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.82%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 16 (29.09%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Dutch Language
2 7 (12.73%) French Language
2 7 (12.73%) German Language
2 7 (12.73%) Italian Language
2 7 (12.73%) Portuguese Language
2 7 (12.73%) Spanish Language
3 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.91%) Russian Language
4 4 (7.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Analyst
2 9 (16.36%) Data Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Business Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (10.91%) SAP Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 5 (9.09%) SAP Data Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Rollout Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) CRM Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Data Business Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Deskside Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Deskside Support Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Multilingual Support
8 2 (3.64%) SAP MDM Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) .NET
1 4 (7.27%) Node.js
2 2 (3.64%) CSS
2 2 (3.64%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) Ajax
3 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.82%) Backbone.js
3 1 (1.82%) CSS3
3 1 (1.82%) jQuery
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) React
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) WinForms
3 1 (1.82%) XHTML
3 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.82%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.82%) Life Science
3 1 (1.82%) LIMS
3 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) SCORM
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.82%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Windows
1 6 (10.91%) Windows 10
2 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (18.18%) Migration
2 9 (16.36%) Data Analysis
3 8 (14.55%) Business Analysis
3 8 (14.55%) Data Management
4 7 (12.73%) Data Modelling
5 5 (9.09%) Data Governance
5 5 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 5 (9.09%) Master Data Management
5 5 (9.09%) Project Management
5 5 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
6 4 (7.27%) DevOps
6 4 (7.27%) Scrum
6 4 (7.27%) SEO
6 4 (7.27%) TDD
7 3 (5.45%) Analytics
7 3 (5.45%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (5.45%) CRM
7 3 (5.45%) Supplier Management
7 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) Go
2 2 (3.64%) Java
2 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.64%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) C#
3 1 (1.82%) Perl
3 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.82%) Ruby
3 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) CCDP
1 2 (3.64%) CCNP
1 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.82%) MCITP
2 1 (1.82%) MCSA
2 1 (1.82%) MCSE
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.82%) PMP
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) PMO
2 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.64%) GxP
3 1 (1.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.82%) GAMP
3 1 (1.82%) GMP
3 1 (1.82%) HL7
3 1 (1.82%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Ansible
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) SAP
2 5 (9.09%) Hyperion
3 3 (5.45%) Google
4 2 (3.64%) Apple
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco
4 2 (3.64%) IDERA
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) Saba
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe
5 1 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.82%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle
5 1 (1.82%) Talend
5 1 (1.82%) VMware