Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 147 167
Rank change year-on-year -47 +20 -69
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 29 56 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.99% 0.82%
As % of the General category 1.85% 2.97% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 38 19
North West median daily rate £375 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.24% +5.63% +12.68%
10th Percentile £270 £318 £246
90th Percentile £538 £500 £555
England median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.80% +9.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 5
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -12.20% +11.82%

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 1,568 1,885 1,972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.05% 33.16% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 1,206 1,271
North West median daily rate £410 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +3.13% -4.76%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £613 £550
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 87 78
North West median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% -3.85% -14.81%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.21 £12.50
90th Percentile £43.45 £56.00 £56.81
England median hourly rate £23.83 £26.44 £24.44
% change year-on-year -9.89% +8.18% -2.24%

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 11 December 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
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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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 -15 17 £400 -4.76% 8
Lancashire -21 5 - - 2
Merseyside -10 4 £288 - 5
Manchester -22 3 £450 +2.86% 7
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 8 (27.59%) Project Management
1 8 (27.59%) Dutch Language
1 8 (27.59%) French Language
1 8 (27.59%) German Language
1 8 (27.59%) Italian Language
1 8 (27.59%) Portuguese Language
1 8 (27.59%) Russian Language
1 8 (27.59%) Spanish Language
2 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) Manufacturing
3 5 (17.24%) Validation
3 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
4 4 (13.79%) Office 365
4 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
4 4 (13.79%) Hyperion
4 4 (13.79%) Windows
5 3 (10.34%) SAP
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 3 (10.34%) GxP
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.34%) Finance
5 3 (10.34%) NHS
5 3 (10.34%) Acronis
5 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) CAPA
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) GitHub
3 1 (3.45%) OneDrive
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon Aurora
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) SAP HANA
General
1 8 (27.59%) Dutch Language
1 8 (27.59%) French Language
1 8 (27.59%) German Language
1 8 (27.59%) Italian Language
1 8 (27.59%) Portuguese Language
1 8 (27.59%) Russian Language
1 8 (27.59%) Spanish Language
2 7 (24.14%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.34%) Finance
4 2 (6.90%) Legal
4 2 (6.90%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Service Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Data Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.45%) Angular Developer
5 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (3.45%) HR Manager
5 1 (3.45%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) IT Support
5 1 (3.45%) React Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Customer Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) Taxonomies
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
1 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Project Management
2 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (17.24%) Validation
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.34%) CAPA
3 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
3 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.90%) Analytics
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Business Process Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Change Control
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (6.90%) Decision-Making
4 2 (6.90%) ETL
4 2 (6.90%) FMEA
4 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
2 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Python
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) GxP
2 2 (6.90%) GLP
2 2 (6.90%) ISO 13485
2 2 (6.90%) PMO
3 1 (3.45%) COSHH
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) KVM
2 1 (3.45%) QEMU
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Hyperion
2 3 (10.34%) Acronis
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Talend
4 1 (3.45%) Apple
4 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.45%) VMware