Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 253 240
Rank change year-on-year +31 -13 -20
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 137 113 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.83% 0.68% 0.82%
As % of the General category 2.34% 2.06% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 66 74
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £205 £253
90th Percentile £638 £594 £549
England median daily rate £450 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 13
South East median hourly rate £29.00 £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +10.77% +30.00%
10th Percentile £19.78 £19.48 £11.90
90th Percentile £50.00 £77.83 £44.10
England median hourly rate £27.00 £28.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year -4.42% +15.31% +12.64%

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 5849 5490 6844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.26% 33.03% 35.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3198 3111 3826
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 238 212
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.68 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.83 £48.70
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year +0.48% +0.60% +13.60%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +38 87 £488 +30.00% 15
Berkshire +36 64 £500 +35.14% 12
Surrey -33 22 £463 -7.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 18 £400 +9.59%
Hampshire +5 14 £475 -13.64% 1
Oxfordshire +8 5 £275 -45.00% 3
Middlesex +3 4 £425 +17.24%
West Sussex - 3 - -
Kent -10 2 £450 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £650 -
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 38 (27.74%) Project Management
2 31 (22.63%) SAP
3 26 (18.98%) Finance
4 24 (17.52%) Life Science
5 21 (15.33%) Degree
5 21 (15.33%) Analytics
6 20 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (13.14%) GxP
8 16 (11.68%) SQL
9 15 (10.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (10.22%) SDLC
10 14 (10.22%) PRINCE2
11 13 (9.49%) PMI Certification
11 13 (9.49%) Content Management
11 13 (9.49%) Validation
12 12 (8.76%) Programme Management
12 12 (8.76%) Marketing
12 12 (8.76%) PMP
12 12 (8.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (8.76%) FMCG
13 11 (8.03%) Change Management
13 11 (8.03%) Legal
13 11 (8.03%) Migration
14 10 (7.30%) Manufacturing
14 10 (7.30%) CMS
14 10 (7.30%) SAP APO
14 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Excel
14 10 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (7.30%) ITIL

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 10 (7.30%) CMS
2 9 (6.57%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.65%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.65%) Drupal
4 4 (2.92%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (2.92%) Luigi
4 4 (2.92%) MS Project Server
4 4 (2.92%) SAS
5 3 (2.19%) Documentum
6 2 (1.46%) Confluence
6 2 (1.46%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.73%) Apache
7 1 (0.73%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.73%) Jupyter
Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (5.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.65%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.92%) Pipeline Pilot
6 1 (0.73%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (7.30%) SAP APO
2 6 (4.38%) SAP MM
3 4 (2.92%) SAP MDM
4 3 (2.19%) TrackWise
5 2 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (1.46%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.46%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.73%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Clinical
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle CRM On Demand
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.73%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.73%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.19%) CloudSense
1 3 (2.19%) Google Analytics
1 3 (2.19%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.46%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.19%) DNS
3 2 (1.46%) Internet
3 2 (1.46%) Intranet
3 2 (1.46%) SMS
4 1 (0.73%) LAN
4 1 (0.73%) VPN
4 1 (0.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.38%) Data Mining
2 6 (4.38%) Hadoop
2 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.65%) Big Data
3 5 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.65%) SAP BW
3 5 (3.65%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (2.92%) KNIME
5 1 (0.73%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.73%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.73%) GIS
5 1 (0.73%) HBase
5 1 (0.73%) Mahout
5 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.73%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.73%) QlikView
5 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (5.11%) JIRA
2 5 (3.65%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.65%) LSMW
3 4 (2.92%) Subversion
4 1 (0.73%) Selenium
4 1 (0.73%) Toad
General
1 26 (18.98%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Marketing
3 11 (8.03%) Legal
4 10 (7.30%) Manufacturing
5 9 (6.57%) Retail
6 5 (3.65%) Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.73%) Billing
8 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (31.39%) Analyst
2 26 (18.98%) Project Manager
3 13 (9.49%) Consultant
4 11 (8.03%) Developer
5 10 (7.30%) Business Analyst
5 10 (7.30%) Data Analyst
6 7 (5.11%) Architect
6 7 (5.11%) IT Manager
6 7 (5.11%) SAP Analyst
7 6 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.65%) Applications Manager
8 5 (3.65%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (3.65%) SAP Data Analyst
8 5 (3.65%) SAP Manager
9 4 (2.92%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Python Developer
9 4 (2.92%) SAP Project Manager
9 4 (2.92%) Supply Chain Manager
9 4 (2.92%) UAT Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.65%) XML
2 4 (2.92%) HTML
2 4 (2.92%) JSON
2 4 (2.92%) RESTful
2 4 (2.92%) Web Services
3 3 (2.19%) .NET
3 3 (2.19%) CSS
4 2 (1.46%) EDI
4 2 (1.46%) HTML5
4 2 (1.46%) jQuery
4 2 (1.46%) XHTML
5 1 (0.73%) Akka
5 1 (0.73%) Ehcache
5 1 (0.73%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (0.73%) IDoc
5 1 (0.73%) Matplotlib
5 1 (0.73%) NumPy
5 1 (0.73%) Pandas
5 1 (0.73%) Play Framework
5 1 (0.73%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.52%) Life Science
2 20 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.76%) FMCG
4 9 (6.57%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.38%) LIMS
6 5 (3.65%) AS400
6 5 (3.65%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.65%) Social Media
6 5 (3.65%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.19%) Raspberry Pi
7 3 (2.19%) Wiki
8 2 (1.46%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.46%) Pharmacovigilance
8 2 (1.46%) Social Network
9 1 (0.73%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.73%) CMDB
9 1 (0.73%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.65%) Unix
1 5 (3.65%) Windows
2 4 (2.92%) Linux
2 4 (2.92%) Windows 7
2 4 (2.92%) Windows Server
2 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.74%) Project Management
2 21 (15.33%) Analytics
3 20 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (10.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (10.22%) PRINCE2
5 14 (10.22%) SDLC
6 13 (9.49%) Content Management
6 13 (9.49%) Validation
7 12 (8.76%) Programme Management
8 11 (8.03%) Change Management
8 11 (8.03%) Migration
9 10 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.30%) ITIL
10 9 (6.57%) CRM
10 9 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (5.84%) Process Improvement
11 8 (5.84%) Scrum
12 7 (5.11%) Change Control
12 7 (5.11%) Data Cleansing
12 7 (5.11%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.68%) SQL
2 7 (5.11%) PHP
3 6 (4.38%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.65%) Java
4 5 (3.65%) Python
5 4 (2.92%) C
5 4 (2.92%) C++
5 4 (2.92%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.92%) Perl
5 4 (2.92%) Ruby
6 3 (2.19%) VBA
7 2 (1.46%) Scala
8 1 (0.73%) C#
8 1 (0.73%) F#
Qualifications
1 21 (15.33%) Degree
2 13 (9.49%) PMI Certification
3 12 (8.76%) PMP
4 4 (2.92%) PhD
5 2 (1.46%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.46%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.73%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.14%) GxP
2 12 (8.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (5.84%) Data Quality
4 7 (5.11%) QA
5 5 (3.65%) GMP
5 5 (3.65%) PMO
6 4 (2.92%) GAMP
7 1 (0.73%) CDISC
7 1 (0.73%) GDPR
7 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.73%) HDFS
Vendors
1 31 (22.63%) SAP
2 7 (5.11%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (4.38%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.38%) Tableau
4 5 (3.65%) Oracle
5 4 (2.92%) Adobe
5 4 (2.92%) LabWare
5 4 (2.92%) Netezza
5 4 (2.92%) RapidMiner
6 3 (2.19%) Citrix
6 3 (2.19%) Google
7 2 (1.46%) Ariba
7 2 (1.46%) Cegedim Rx
7 2 (1.46%) Concur
7 2 (1.46%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.46%) Remedy
8 1 (0.73%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.73%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.73%) DocuSign
8 1 (0.73%) Workday