Period
to 18 January 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 18 January 2021 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)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank - 40 47
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 0 1 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the General category - 0.75% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £135 -
UK median daily rate £475 £483 £425
% change year-on-year -1.55% +13.53% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £22.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +113.48% -25.83% +11.11%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 60 133 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 43.17% 41.69% 51.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 94 104
Median daily rate £430 £402 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +3.68% -8.88%
10th Percentile £287 £163 £276
90th Percentile £484 £584 £460
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 23
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.92 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% -7.20% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.46 £9.34
90th Percentile £19.48 £18.28 £41.90
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.11 £20.24
% change year-on-year +24.32% -0.62% -3.34%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in Northern Ireland

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Pharmaceutical in Northern Ireland.

Daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in Northern Ireland