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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
England / North West
Rank 110 116 103
Rank change year-on-year +6 -13  
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 21 42 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 1.09% 1.38%
As % of the General category 2.47% 3.30% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 10
Median daily rate £445 £500 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £378 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £525
% change year-on-year -5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.61% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +26.00% -41.17%  

Pharmaceutical is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 850 1271 1292
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.68% 33.12% 36.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 782 674
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £536 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 53 65
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.09% +25.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.85 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +3 14 £445 -11.00% 10
Merseyside - 4 - - 1
Manchester +15 2 £388 -26.19% 1
Lancashire +18 1 - - 3
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) SAP
3 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.91%) Project Management
4 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
4 7 (15.91%) Validation
5 6 (13.64%) Migration
5 6 (13.64%) Manufacturing
6 5 (11.36%) Scrum
6 5 (11.36%) Data Analysis
6 5 (11.36%) ETL
6 5 (11.36%) Hyperion
6 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (9.09%) Puppet
7 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (9.09%) Windows
7 4 (9.09%) Linux
7 4 (9.09%) HTML
8 3 (6.82%) Oracle
8 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.82%) Perl
8 3 (6.82%) Python
8 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
8 3 (6.82%) SAP FI
8 3 (6.82%) GxP
8 3 (6.82%) SAP Certification
8 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.82%) SAP CO
8 3 (6.82%) Dutch Language

Pharmaceutical
Top Related 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 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.27%) Documentum
3 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.27%) SAS
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) SAP CO
1 3 (6.82%) SAP FI
1 3 (6.82%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.27%) Maximo
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.27%) SAP MDG
2 1 (2.27%) SAP MDM
2 1 (2.27%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.82%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.27%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
3 1 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Firewall
1 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (4.55%) Big Data
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.55%) Essbase
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.27%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.27%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.27%) EDMS
3 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.27%) MS Access
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.27%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.27%) Spotfire
3 1 (2.27%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.82%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.82%) Dutch Language
3 3 (6.82%) French Language
3 3 (6.82%) German Language
3 3 (6.82%) Italian Language
3 3 (6.82%) Portuguese Language
3 3 (6.82%) Russian Language
3 3 (6.82%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 7 (15.91%) Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Data Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) SAP Financial Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) OBIEE Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Access Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) boto
2 2 (4.55%) CSS
2 2 (4.55%) HTML5
2 2 (4.55%) JSON
2 2 (4.55%) MDX
2 2 (4.55%) REST
2 2 (4.55%) XML
2 2 (4.55%) YAML
3 1 (2.27%) Angular 2
3 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.27%) CSS3
3 1 (2.27%) Spring
3 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.55%) Learning Management System
1 2 (4.55%) Life Science
1 2 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Biotechnology
2 1 (2.27%) BYOD
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.27%) LIMS
2 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.27%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
2 7 (15.91%) Project Management
2 7 (15.91%) Validation
3 6 (13.64%) Migration
4 5 (11.36%) Data Analysis
4 5 (11.36%) ETL
4 5 (11.36%) Scrum
5 3 (6.82%) Analytics
5 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
5 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.82%) DevOps
5 3 (6.82%) High Availability
6 2 (4.55%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 2 (4.55%) Data Analytics
6 2 (4.55%) Document Management
6 2 (4.55%) Master Data Management
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
1 3 (6.82%) Perl
1 3 (6.82%) Python
2 2 (4.55%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) ABAP
3 1 (2.27%) PHP
3 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
3 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
1 3 (6.82%) SAP Certification
2 2 (4.55%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.27%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) GxP
2 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.55%) GMP
2 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.27%) NFS
2 1 (2.27%) Varnish
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (9.09%) Puppet
2 3 (6.82%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) SAP
2 5 (11.36%) Hyperion
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) Acronis
4 2 (4.55%) IDERA
4 2 (4.55%) Talend
5 1 (2.27%) Adobe
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Informatica
5 1 (2.27%) Remedy
5 1 (2.27%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Workday
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