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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
England / South East
Rank 202 180 145
Rank change year-on-year -22 -35  
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 43 82 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.90% 1.26%
As % of the General category 1.59% 2.60% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 81
Median daily rate £402 £400 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.43% -27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £364 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £571 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £525
% change year-on-year -1.16% -18.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Median hourly rate £30.25 £29.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.31% -31.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £21.25 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £49.15 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +26.00% -41.17%  

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 2710 3158 3366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.97% 34.51% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1479 1721 1734
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 125 83
Median hourly rate £24.73 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.35% +34.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.08 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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 +10 18 £450 +12.50% 4
Surrey +4 9 £425 -23.59% 3
Hampshire +11 6 £379 -10.94%
Buckinghamshire -10 5 £220 - 2
Middlesex -5 3 £379 -8.18%
Oxfordshire - 1 £225 - 3
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 39 (37.86%) SAP
2 24 (23.30%) Manufacturing
2 24 (23.30%) Life Science
3 22 (21.36%) Project Management
4 21 (20.39%) ERP
5 19 (18.45%) GxP
6 17 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (15.53%) GMP
8 15 (14.56%) Finance
9 14 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (13.59%) Validation
10 13 (12.62%) GAMP
10 13 (12.62%) QA
10 13 (12.62%) Marketing
10 13 (12.62%) Coaching
11 12 (11.65%) Degree
12 11 (10.68%) Quality Management
13 10 (9.71%) GCP
14 9 (8.74%) Capita
14 9 (8.74%) Information Security
15 8 (7.77%) Scrum
15 8 (7.77%) Change Management
15 8 (7.77%) FMCG
16 7 (6.80%) QMS
16 7 (6.80%) Content Management
16 7 (6.80%) Business Analysis
16 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
16 7 (6.80%) MS Excel
16 7 (6.80%) SQL
16 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills

Pharmaceutical
Top Related 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 (2.91%) CMS
1 3 (2.91%) Documentum
2 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.97%) Confluence
3 1 (0.97%) Drupal
3 1 (0.97%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.85%) MS Office
3 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.97%) MS Project
4 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) SAP APO
1 3 (2.91%) SAP EHS
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.94%) TrackWise
3 1 (0.97%) HFM
3 1 (0.97%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.97%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.97%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.97%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.97%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.97%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Veeva
2 1 (0.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) Intranet
1 2 (1.94%) Skype
2 1 (0.97%) IMAP
2 1 (0.97%) LAN
2 1 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
1 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.94%) MS Access
2 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.97%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.97%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.97%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.97%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) JIRA
1 1 (0.97%) MSTest
1 1 (0.97%) Selenium
General
1 24 (23.30%) Manufacturing
2 15 (14.56%) Finance
3 13 (12.62%) Marketing
4 4 (3.88%) Retail
5 2 (1.94%) Banking
5 2 (1.94%) Legal
5 2 (1.94%) Publishing
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Automotive
6 1 (0.97%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (22.33%) Analyst
2 22 (21.36%) Project Manager
3 17 (16.50%) Consultant
4 12 (11.65%) Business Analyst
5 10 (9.71%) Compliance Consultant
6 9 (8.74%) IT Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) IT Consultant
7 8 (7.77%) IT Risk Consultant
7 8 (7.77%) Risk Consultant
8 7 (6.80%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (5.83%) Junior
10 5 (4.85%) Business IT Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) IT Business Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Quality Manager
11 4 (3.88%) Architect
11 4 (3.88%) Digital Project Manager
11 4 (3.88%) IT Manager
11 4 (3.88%) Junior Project Manager
11 4 (3.88%) QA Manager
11 4 (3.88%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.94%) .NET
1 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET
1 2 (1.94%) EDI
1 2 (1.94%) HTML
1 2 (1.94%) XML
2 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (0.97%) Behat
2 1 (0.97%) CSS
2 1 (0.97%) EJB
2 1 (0.97%) J2EE
2 1 (0.97%) JSP
2 1 (0.97%) Middleware
2 1 (0.97%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (0.97%) WCF
2 1 (0.97%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.30%) Life Science
2 8 (7.77%) FMCG
3 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.83%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.88%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.91%) Biotechnology
6 3 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.91%) LIMS
6 3 (2.91%) User Experience
7 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.94%) Social Media
7 2 (1.94%) Social Network
8 1 (0.97%) CMDB
8 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.97%) NHS
8 1 (0.97%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.97%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (0.97%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.88%) Windows
2 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.97%) Android
3 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.97%) Linux
3 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.36%) Project Management
2 21 (20.39%) ERP
3 17 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (13.59%) Validation
5 13 (12.62%) Coaching
6 11 (10.68%) Quality Management
7 9 (8.74%) Information Security
8 8 (7.77%) Change Management
8 8 (7.77%) Scrum
9 7 (6.80%) Business Analysis
9 7 (6.80%) Content Management
9 7 (6.80%) QMS
10 6 (5.83%) Analytics
10 6 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.83%) Change Control
10 6 (5.83%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (5.83%) Information Management
10 6 (5.83%) Test Scripting
10 6 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.80%) SQL
2 2 (1.94%) C#
2 2 (1.94%) C++
2 2 (1.94%) Java
3 1 (0.97%) C
3 1 (0.97%) F#
3 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.97%) PHP
3 1 (0.97%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (11.65%) Degree
2 4 (3.88%) PMP
3 2 (1.94%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.97%) HND
4 1 (0.97%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.45%) GxP
2 16 (15.53%) GMP
3 13 (12.62%) GAMP
3 13 (12.62%) QA
4 10 (9.71%) GCP
5 5 (4.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.91%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.97%) COBIT
7 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.97%) PMO
7 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.97%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 39 (37.86%) SAP
2 9 (8.74%) Capita
3 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.94%) Apple
4 2 (1.94%) hybris
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle
5 1 (0.97%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.97%) BT
5 1 (0.97%) Casewise
5 1 (0.97%) Citrix
5 1 (0.97%) Cognos
5 1 (0.97%) HP
5 1 (0.97%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.97%) IBM
5 1 (0.97%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.97%) Minitab
5 1 (0.97%) Misys
5 1 (0.97%) OpenText
5 1 (0.97%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.97%) VMware
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, Sussex
SLS Services Limited
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Quanta Consultancy Services
Rate: Not specified
Posted: Yesterday