Period
to 21 September 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 21 September 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 232 230 235
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +74
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 125 151 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 0.91% 0.87%
As % of the General category 2.50% 2.65% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 58 64
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +6.95%
10th Percentile £263 £279 £302
90th Percentile £668 £569 £588
England median daily rate £475 £443 £450
% change year-on-year +7.34% -1.67% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 22
South East median hourly rate £24.65 £37.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.38% +22.31% -35.29%
10th Percentile £17.70 £22.10 £17.20
90th Percentile £40.19 £52.95 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £31.44 £24.25
% change year-on-year -23.66% +29.64% -23.62%

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 South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 4,996 5,692 6,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.84% 34.42% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,709 3,273 3,474
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £246
90th Percentile £625 £588 £570
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 179 254
South East median hourly rate £25.58 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +25.60% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.73 £11.60
90th Percentile £49.68 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in the South East

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the South East

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the South East

Pharmaceutical
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 Pharmaceutical in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the South East

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the South East

Pharmaceutical
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 Pharmaceutical within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 September 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 -1 66 £438 +2.94% 34
Berkshire -11 45 £450 - 10
Surrey +38 42 £588 +17.50% 9
Buckinghamshire +14 17 £513 +23.49% 11
Hampshire +9 11 £400 -26.44% 4
Oxfordshire +17 4 £313 - 13
East Sussex - 3 £450 -
Middlesex +9 2 £375 -
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 33 (26.40%) SAP
2 24 (19.20%) Analytics
3 23 (18.40%) Project Management
4 20 (16.00%) Life Science
5 17 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (13.60%) Finance
6 16 (12.80%) Change Management
6 16 (12.80%) Degree
7 15 (12.00%) GxP
8 14 (11.20%) Validation
9 13 (10.40%) Management Information System
9 13 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (10.40%) PMO
9 13 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (9.60%) ITIL
10 12 (9.60%) ERP
11 11 (8.80%) Legal
11 11 (8.80%) Manufacturing
11 11 (8.80%) Project Delivery
12 10 (8.00%) User Experience
12 10 (8.00%) SDLC
12 10 (8.00%) SuccessFactors
12 10 (8.00%) Migration
13 9 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (7.20%) CRM
13 9 (7.20%) Apple
13 9 (7.20%) Marketing
13 9 (7.20%) Data Analytics
14 8 (6.40%) Procure-to-Pay

Pharmaceutical
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 6 (4.80%) Drupal
1 6 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.20%) Documentum
3 3 (2.40%) CMS
4 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.80%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.80%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.80%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) SAP S/4HANA
1 6 (4.80%) TrackWise
2 5 (4.00%) SAP HR
3 4 (3.20%) SAP ERP
3 4 (3.20%) SAP HCM
4 3 (2.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (1.60%) Eloqua
5 2 (1.60%) NetSuite
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.80%) BPCS
6 1 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.80%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.80%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.80%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.80%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.80%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.80%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.00%) SuccessFactors
2 8 (6.40%) Google Analytics
3 5 (4.00%) Veeva
4 4 (3.20%) Azure
5 3 (2.40%) Office 365
5 3 (2.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.60%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.80%) AWS
7 1 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.80%) Boomi
7 1 (0.80%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (1.60%) Firewall
1 2 (1.60%) Skype
2 1 (0.80%) Internet
2 1 (0.80%) Intranet
2 1 (0.80%) LAN
2 1 (0.80%) Network Security
2 1 (0.80%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) Qlik Sense
3 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.60%) Big Data
4 2 (1.60%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.80%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.80%) Power BI
5 1 (0.80%) QlikView
5 1 (0.80%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.60%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.60%) JIRA
2 2 (1.60%) Xcode
3 1 (0.80%) Axure RP
General
1 17 (13.60%) Finance
2 11 (8.80%) Legal
2 11 (8.80%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.20%) Marketing
4 2 (1.60%) Brand Awareness
4 2 (1.60%) Law
4 2 (1.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (26.40%) Analyst
2 14 (11.20%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.20%) Business Analyst
4 8 (6.40%) Developer
4 8 (6.40%) SAP Manager
5 7 (5.60%) Data Analyst
6 6 (4.80%) Web Content Specialist
6 6 (4.80%) Web Specialist
7 5 (4.00%) Consultant
7 5 (4.00%) IT Manager
8 4 (3.20%) Applications Manager
8 4 (3.20%) Architect
8 4 (3.20%) Data Scientist
8 4 (3.20%) IT Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) Senior Manager
8 4 (3.20%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.20%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (2.40%) Compliance Manager
9 3 (2.40%) ERP Analyst
9 3 (2.40%) Salesforce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.40%) CSS
1 8 (6.40%) HTML
2 6 (4.80%) .NET
2 6 (4.80%) CSS3
2 6 (4.80%) HTML5
2 6 (4.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.60%) PhoneGap
4 2 (1.60%) pytest
4 2 (1.60%) React Native
5 1 (0.80%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.80%) Ajax
5 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (0.80%) EDI
5 1 (0.80%) jQuery
5 1 (0.80%) PySpark
5 1 (0.80%) REST
5 1 (0.80%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.80%) WCF
5 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) Life Science
2 13 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.40%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.00%) User Experience
4 8 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.40%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.40%) FMCG
5 3 (2.40%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.60%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.60%) LIMS
6 2 (1.60%) NHS
6 2 (1.60%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.80%) Animation
7 1 (0.80%) AS400
7 1 (0.80%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.80%) Robotics
7 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.80%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
1 3 (2.40%) Windows
2 2 (1.60%) Android
2 2 (1.60%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.60%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.20%) Analytics
2 23 (18.40%) Project Management
3 17 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (12.80%) Change Management
5 14 (11.20%) Validation
6 13 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (9.60%) ERP
7 12 (9.60%) ITIL
8 11 (8.80%) Project Delivery
9 10 (8.00%) Migration
9 10 (8.00%) SDLC
10 9 (7.20%) CRM
10 9 (7.20%) Data Analytics
10 9 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.40%) Procure-to-Pay
11 8 (6.40%) Regression Testing
11 8 (6.40%) Service Delivery
11 8 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (5.60%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.80%) C#
1 6 (4.80%) Java
1 6 (4.80%) JavaScript
1 6 (4.80%) SQL
2 4 (3.20%) Python
3 3 (2.40%) VB
4 2 (1.60%) Apple Swift
4 2 (1.60%) C
5 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.80%) R
5 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (12.80%) Degree
2 2 (1.60%) ISEB
2 2 (1.60%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.60%) PMP
3 1 (0.80%) CISA
3 1 (0.80%) CISM
3 1 (0.80%) CISSP
3 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
3 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.00%) GxP
2 13 (10.40%) PMO
3 6 (4.80%) GDPR
4 5 (4.00%) GAMP
4 5 (4.00%) QA
4 5 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.40%) COBIT
6 2 (1.60%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.60%) GLP
6 2 (1.60%) GMP
6 2 (1.60%) Good Clinical Practice
6 2 (1.60%) SLA
7 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.80%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 33 (26.40%) SAP
2 9 (7.20%) Apple
3 8 (6.40%) Google
3 8 (6.40%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (5.60%) Hotjar
4 7 (5.60%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.80%) Yahoo!
6 4 (3.20%) HP
6 4 (3.20%) JD Edwards
6 4 (3.20%) Tableau
7 3 (2.40%) Ariba
7 3 (2.40%) IBM
8 2 (1.60%) Adobe
8 2 (1.60%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.60%) Freshdesk
8 2 (1.60%) Oracle
8 2 (1.60%) Workday
9 1 (0.80%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.80%) Databricks
9 1 (0.80%) Palantir