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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 233 208
Rank change year-on-year +57 -25  
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 78 29 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.01% 0.32% 0.77%
As % of the General category 2.80% 1.03% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 37
Median daily rate £475 £412 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.29% -9.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £233 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £553 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -7.36% +26.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Median hourly rate £30.00 £78.25 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.66% +277.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £61.65 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £94.85 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £49.25 £20.75
% change year-on-year -57.36% +137.34%  

Pharmaceutical is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2784 2821 3262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.96% 31.48% 34.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1540 1596 1741
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 97 97
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +43 38 £500 +43.78% 4
Surrey +26 19 £450 -
Hampshire +13 6 £525 -6.66% 1
Middlesex +13 4 £400 -7.24% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £560 +28.51% 4
West Sussex +16 2 £325 - 1
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 43 (35.54%) SAP
2 34 (28.10%) Life Science
3 28 (23.14%) Project Management
4 22 (18.18%) QA
5 20 (16.53%) Finance
6 19 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (13.22%) GxP
9 14 (11.57%) Validation
9 14 (11.57%) Degree
10 11 (9.09%) Manufacturing
10 11 (9.09%) Scrum
10 11 (9.09%) Logistics
11 10 (8.26%) Remedy
11 10 (8.26%) SDLC
12 9 (7.44%) ERP
13 8 (6.61%) PRINCE2
13 8 (6.61%) AIX
13 8 (6.61%) IRCA
13 8 (6.61%) Marketing
13 8 (6.61%) Business Analysis
13 8 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (6.61%) FMCG
13 8 (6.61%) Analytics
14 7 (5.79%) Matrix Organization
14 7 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (5.79%) Change Management
14 7 (5.79%) Risk Management
14 7 (5.79%) SAP APO
15 6 (4.96%) Business Intelligence

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 3 (2.48%) SAS
1 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.65%) Documentum
2 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.83%) CMS
3 1 (0.83%) Confluence
3 1 (0.83%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) SAP APO
2 4 (3.31%) SAP SCM
3 3 (2.48%) SAP EHS
3 3 (2.48%) TrackWise
4 2 (1.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.65%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.83%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.83%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.65%) CloudSense
1 2 (1.65%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.83%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (0.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.65%) Intranet
2 1 (0.83%) Internet
2 1 (0.83%) LAN
2 1 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.83%) VPN
2 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) SAP BW
2 3 (2.48%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.65%) Big Data
3 2 (1.65%) GIS
3 2 (1.65%) MS Access
3 2 (1.65%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (1.65%) QlikView
3 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.65%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.83%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.83%) Impala
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.83%) JIRA
1 1 (0.83%) NUnit
1 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (16.53%) Finance
2 11 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.61%) Marketing
4 6 (4.96%) Legal
5 4 (3.31%) Retail
6 3 (2.48%) Banking
7 2 (1.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.83%) Advertising
8 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.83%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (19.01%) Analyst
2 17 (14.05%) Project Manager
3 16 (13.22%) Consultant
4 13 (10.74%) IT Manager
4 13 (10.74%) SAP Consultant
5 12 (9.92%) Business Analyst
6 9 (7.44%) IT Analyst
7 8 (6.61%) Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Business IT Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) IT Business Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) SAP Manager
9 6 (4.96%) Security Specialist
9 6 (4.96%) Supply Chain Manager
10 5 (4.13%) Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Engagement Manager
10 5 (4.13%) IT Project Manager
10 5 (4.13%) IT Security Specialist
10 5 (4.13%) SAP Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.31%) SAP Engagement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) EDI
2 3 (2.48%) IDoc
2 3 (2.48%) XML
3 2 (1.65%) .NET
3 2 (1.65%) CSS
3 2 (1.65%) HTML
4 1 (0.83%) Akka
4 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.83%) Ehcache
4 1 (0.83%) HTML5
4 1 (0.83%) jQuery
4 1 (0.83%) LINQ
4 1 (0.83%) Play Framework
4 1 (0.83%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.83%) SOAP
4 1 (0.83%) Web Services
4 1 (0.83%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (28.10%) Life Science
2 8 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.61%) FMCG
3 5 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.31%) LIMS
5 3 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.65%) Social Network
6 2 (1.65%) User Experience
7 1 (0.83%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.83%) CMDB
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) Social Media
7 1 (0.83%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.61%) AIX
2 5 (4.13%) Windows
3 3 (2.48%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.65%) Unix
5 1 (0.83%) Android
5 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.14%) Project Management
2 19 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (11.57%) Validation
5 11 (9.09%) Logistics
5 11 (9.09%) Scrum
6 10 (8.26%) SDLC
7 9 (7.44%) ERP
8 8 (6.61%) Analytics
8 8 (6.61%) Business Analysis
8 8 (6.61%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.79%) Change Management
9 7 (5.79%) Matrix Organization
9 7 (5.79%) Risk Management
9 7 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (4.96%) Migration
10 6 (4.96%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (4.96%) Supply Chain Management
11 5 (4.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.48%) JavaScript
1 3 (2.48%) SQL
2 1 (0.83%) C#
2 1 (0.83%) PHP
2 1 (0.83%) Scala
2 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) IRCA
3 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.65%) PMP
4 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.83%) HND
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.83%) MBA
4 1 (0.83%) PhD
4 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.83%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.18%) QA
2 16 (13.22%) GxP
3 6 (4.96%) GMP
4 5 (4.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (2.48%) GAMP
6 3 (2.48%) GDPR
7 2 (1.65%) CDISC
7 2 (1.65%) ISO 22301
7 2 (1.65%) SLA
8 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.83%) GCP
8 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 43 (35.54%) SAP
2 10 (8.26%) Remedy
3 6 (4.96%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.48%) JD Edwards
4 3 (2.48%) OpenText
5 2 (1.65%) Apple
5 2 (1.65%) HP
5 2 (1.65%) hybris
5 2 (1.65%) LabWare
5 2 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe
6 1 (0.83%) BMC
6 1 (0.83%) BT
6 1 (0.83%) Casewise
6 1 (0.83%) Cognos
6 1 (0.83%) Google
6 1 (0.83%) Minitab
6 1 (0.83%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.83%) Tableau
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