Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 161 146
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15 -31
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 57 44 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.99% 0.81% 1.14%
As % of the General category 3.36% 2.49% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 33
North West median daily rate £425 £445 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +15.58% -7.23%
10th Percentile £231 £324 £203
90th Percentile £638 £550 £513
England median daily rate £425 £448 £428
% change year-on-year -5.03% +4.68% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.33% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +12.90% +42.53% -16.35%

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 1,696 1,764 2,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.37% 32.47% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,033 1,048 1,619
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £571 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 101 103
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £26.83 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.59% -19.91% +21.82%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.33 £13.25
90th Percentile £59.00 £52.50 £47.79
England median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £26.93
% change year-on-year +4.86% -7.15% +19.16%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -5 43 £425 -5.03% 6
Merseyside +18 8 - - 2
Manchester -19 4 £475 +22.58% 13
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 17 (29.82%) SAP
3 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.79%) Hyperion
5 8 (14.04%) Project Management
5 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (14.04%) Manufacturing
6 7 (12.28%) SAP CO
6 7 (12.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (12.28%) SAP FI
7 6 (10.53%) Dutch Language
7 6 (10.53%) French Language
7 6 (10.53%) German Language
7 6 (10.53%) Italian Language
7 6 (10.53%) Portuguese Language
7 6 (10.53%) Russian Language
7 6 (10.53%) Spanish Language
8 5 (8.77%) HFM
8 5 (8.77%) Data Analysis
8 5 (8.77%) Migration
8 5 (8.77%) Adobe
8 5 (8.77%) MS Access
8 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (8.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (8.77%) Analytics
9 4 (7.02%) QA
9 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.02%) Wireframes

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 5 (8.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (7.02%) CMS
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) SAP CO
1 7 (12.28%) SAP FI
1 7 (12.28%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (8.77%) HFM
3 2 (3.51%) SAP MM
3 2 (3.51%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.75%) CA PPM
4 1 (1.75%) SAP MDG
4 1 (1.75%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (3.51%) Serverless
3 1 (1.75%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (1.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) MS Access
2 3 (5.26%) SAP HANA
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.75%) Big Data
4 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.75%) Essbase
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) HBase
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.75%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) ER Studio
1 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) Hudson
2 1 (1.75%) Subversion
2 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.53%) Dutch Language
3 6 (10.53%) French Language
3 6 (10.53%) German Language
3 6 (10.53%) Italian Language
3 6 (10.53%) Portuguese Language
3 6 (10.53%) Russian Language
3 6 (10.53%) Spanish Language
4 3 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Data Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) SAP Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.77%) SAP Data Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Author
7 3 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) SAP Business Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Web Author
8 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) HTML
1 3 (5.26%) Node.js
2 2 (3.51%) Ajax
2 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.51%) CSS
2 2 (3.51%) React
2 2 (3.51%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) boto
3 1 (1.75%) CSS3
3 1 (1.75%) jQuery
3 1 (1.75%) JSON
3 1 (1.75%) JSP
3 1 (1.75%) MDX
3 1 (1.75%) RESTful
3 1 (1.75%) SOAP
3 1 (1.75%) Vue (Vue.js)
3 1 (1.75%) XHTML
3 1 (1.75%) XSL
3 1 (1.75%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) User Experience
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) SCADA
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.75%) Life Science
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.75%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
1 3 (5.26%) Windows 10
1 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.04%) Project Management
3 5 (8.77%) Analytics
3 5 (8.77%) Data Analysis
3 5 (8.77%) Migration
3 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
4 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
4 4 (7.02%) Content Management
4 4 (7.02%) ERP
4 4 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (7.02%) Scrum
4 4 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (7.02%) Wireframes
5 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.26%) DevOps
5 3 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) SEO
5 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 2 (3.51%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.26%) Java
3 2 (3.51%) Python
4 1 (1.75%) Go
4 1 (1.75%) Perl
4 1 (1.75%) PHP
4 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.75%) Ruby
4 1 (1.75%) SQL
4 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) CCNA
1 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
1 2 (3.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.51%) GxP
3 2 (3.51%) PMO
4 1 (1.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.75%) GAMP
4 1 (1.75%) GMP
4 1 (1.75%) HL7
4 1 (1.75%) ISO 13485
4 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.75%) Ansible
2 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (29.82%) SAP
2 9 (15.79%) Hyperion
3 5 (8.77%) Adobe
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.51%) IDERA
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle
6 1 (1.75%) Ariba
6 1 (1.75%) CA
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) Google
6 1 (1.75%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.75%) Saba
6 1 (1.75%) Talend
6 1 (1.75%) Tealium