Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for GxP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GxP over the 6 months to 18 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

GxP
England > South East
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 337 363 353
Rank change year-on-year +26 -10 +11
Contract jobs citing GxP 24 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.38% 0.87% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 14
South East median daily rate £475 £550 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +12.24% +25.64%
10th Percentile £345 £396 £368
90th Percentile £538 £569 £534
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South East median hourly rate £59.00 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.92% - -
England median hourly rate £59.00 £24.00 £42.88
% change year-on-year +145.83% -44.02% -25.43%

GxP is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,738 2,186 1,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.88% 13.01% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 999 1,241 1,207
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.72% +0.50%
10th Percentile £208 £231 £250
90th Percentile £588 £625 £567
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 81 65
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +18.42% +8.96%
10th Percentile £15.75 £10.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £22.36 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.86% +17.50% -11.11%

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GxP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for GxP in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GxP in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for GxP in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GxP in the South East over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GxP in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GxP in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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
Thames Valley +35 19 £475 +69.34% 3
Berkshire +12 17 £488 +73.80% 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £329 -
Surrey +29 1 - -
Hampshire -3 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
GxP
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing GxP 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 South East region with a requirement for GxP.

1 15 (62.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (50.00%) Validation
3 9 (37.50%) PMO
4 8 (33.33%) Life Science
4 8 (33.33%) Change Management
5 7 (29.17%) Regression Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Documentum
6 6 (25.00%) TrackWise
7 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
7 5 (20.83%) Service Management
7 5 (20.83%) ITSM
7 5 (20.83%) SAP
7 5 (20.83%) ITIL
7 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
8 4 (16.67%) Preventative Maintenance
8 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (16.67%) ERP
8 4 (16.67%) Project Management
8 4 (16.67%) Legal
9 3 (12.50%) Document Management
9 3 (12.50%) SLA
9 3 (12.50%) GAMP
9 3 (12.50%) Web Services
9 3 (12.50%) XML
9 3 (12.50%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) QMS
9 3 (12.50%) Service Design
10 2 (8.33%) SaaS
10 2 (8.33%) Regulatory Compliance
10 2 (8.33%) Compliance Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (29.17%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) TrackWise
2 2 (8.33%) assyst
2 2 (8.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) SSL
1 2 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 15 (62.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
3 4 (16.67%) Legal
4 2 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (4.17%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Compliance Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Documentum Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Service Transition Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Transition Manager
5 1 (4.17%) ABAP Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Project Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Manager
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) BAPI
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) LDAP
2 2 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Life Science
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Biotechnology
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Validation
2 8 (33.33%) Change Management
3 7 (29.17%) Regression Testing
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) ITSM
4 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.83%) Service Management
5 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.67%) ERP
5 4 (16.67%) Preventative Maintenance
5 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Document Management
6 3 (12.50%) QMS
6 3 (12.50%) Service Design
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) ABAP
1 2 (8.33%) Lua
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 2 (8.33%) PMP
2 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) PMO
2 3 (12.50%) GAMP
2 3 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (12.50%) SLA
3 2 (8.33%) GDPR
4 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) Cognizant
2 2 (8.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) MuleSoft