Period
to 19 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 219 264 246
Rank change year-on-year +45 -18 +2
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 92 119 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.80% 0.75% 0.78%
As % of the General category 2.49% 2.28% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 47 57
South East median daily rate £445 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.23% -7.78% -
10th Percentile £213 £316 £263
90th Percentile £613 £605 £638
England median daily rate £479 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +12.65% -5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 24
South East median hourly rate £22.25 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.67% +31.58% -11.63%
10th Percentile £15.21 £27.05 £19.51
90th Percentile £29.50 £52.25 £51.40
England median hourly rate £20.75 £27.15 £27.00
% change year-on-year -23.57% +0.56% -12.90%

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 3,699 5,224 6,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.13% 32.89% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,061 2,985 3,332
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
England median daily rate £488 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -1.52% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 188 194
South East median hourly rate £22.25 £25.75 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.59% +21.18% -5.24%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.85 £11.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -2.22% +7.14%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +23 59 £475 +11.76% 23
Berkshire +13 35 £450 -10.00% 9
Surrey +43 29 £418 +4.38% 11
Buckinghamshire +22 16 £513 +20.59% 8
Oxfordshire +18 8 £250 -37.50% 6
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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 25 (27.17%) SAP
2 17 (18.48%) Project Management
3 15 (16.30%) Migration
3 15 (16.30%) Analytics
3 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (15.22%) Finance
5 13 (14.13%) Validation
6 11 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (10.87%) Data Analysis
7 10 (10.87%) Degree
8 9 (9.78%) Windows
8 9 (9.78%) ERP
9 8 (8.70%) Manufacturing
9 8 (8.70%) Change Management
9 8 (8.70%) Marketing
9 8 (8.70%) Life Science
10 7 (7.61%) ITSM
10 7 (7.61%) Legal
10 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (7.61%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Project
10 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (7.61%) SAP HR
10 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
11 6 (6.52%) SQL
11 6 (6.52%) Python
11 6 (6.52%) ITIL
11 6 (6.52%) Web Development
11 6 (6.52%) SAP ERP

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 5 (5.43%) CMS
2 4 (4.35%) Drupal
3 3 (3.26%) IIS
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.09%) Documentum
5 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.26%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.61%) SAP HR
2 6 (6.52%) SAP ERP
3 5 (5.43%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (4.35%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (2.17%) Sprinklr
6 1 (1.09%) assyst
6 1 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.09%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Office 365
1 6 (6.52%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (5.43%) Azure
2 5 (5.43%) Google Analytics
3 4 (4.35%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.17%) AWS
4 2 (2.17%) Veeva
5 1 (1.09%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.09%) IaaS
5 1 (1.09%) PaaS
5 1 (1.09%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Skype
2 2 (2.17%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (1.09%) DNS
3 1 (1.09%) Network Security
3 1 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (2.17%) Big Data
2 2 (2.17%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.17%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.09%) Essbase
3 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.09%) Power BI
General
1 14 (15.22%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 8 (8.70%) Marketing
3 7 (7.61%) Legal
4 4 (4.35%) Law
5 2 (2.17%) Brand Awareness
5 2 (2.17%) Local Government
5 2 (2.17%) Publishing
5 2 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
6 1 (1.09%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (28.26%) Analyst
2 14 (15.22%) Project Manager
3 8 (8.70%) Consultant
4 6 (6.52%) IT Manager
4 6 (6.52%) SAP Analyst
5 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 4 (4.35%) Compliance Manager
5 4 (4.35%) Developer
5 4 (4.35%) IT Analyst
5 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 4 (4.35%) SAP Manager
6 3 (3.26%) Business Process Analyst
6 3 (3.26%) Digital Project Manager
6 3 (3.26%) ERP Analyst
6 3 (3.26%) Process Analyst
6 3 (3.26%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (3.26%) SAP HR Analyst
6 3 (3.26%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.26%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) CSS
1 4 (4.35%) HTML
1 4 (4.35%) HTML5
2 3 (3.26%) .NET
2 3 (3.26%) CSS3
2 3 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.17%) EDI
3 2 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.09%) LAMP
4 1 (1.09%) LDAP
4 1 (1.09%) PySpark
4 1 (1.09%) SOAP
4 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.70%) Life Science
3 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.26%) User Experience
4 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.17%) NHS
4 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.09%) FMCG
5 1 (1.09%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.78%) Windows
2 5 (5.43%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.48%) Project Management
2 15 (16.30%) Analytics
2 15 (16.30%) Migration
3 13 (14.13%) Validation
4 11 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (10.87%) Data Analysis
6 9 (9.78%) ERP
7 8 (8.70%) Change Management
8 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.61%) ITSM
8 7 (7.61%) PRINCE2
9 6 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.52%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.52%) ITIL
9 6 (6.52%) Load Testing
9 6 (6.52%) Process Improvement
9 6 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (6.52%) Web Development
10 5 (5.43%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.52%) Python
1 6 (6.52%) SQL
2 3 (3.26%) Java
3 2 (2.17%) C
3 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.17%) R
4 1 (1.09%) C#
4 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Degree
2 4 (4.35%) PhD
3 2 (2.17%) CIPD
3 2 (2.17%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.17%) ISEB
3 2 (2.17%) MCP
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.17%) PMP
4 1 (1.09%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.09%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) GDPR
2 2 (2.17%) GAMP
2 2 (2.17%) GxP
3 1 (1.09%) COBIT
3 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.09%) PMO
3 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.09%) SCCM
1 1 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.09%) TeamSite
1 1 (1.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (27.17%) SAP
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.52%) Google
4 3 (3.26%) Apple
4 3 (3.26%) Citrix
4 3 (3.26%) Cognos
4 3 (3.26%) Hotjar
4 3 (3.26%) Yahoo!
5 2 (2.17%) Agnitio
5 2 (2.17%) Sage
5 2 (2.17%) VMware
6 1 (1.09%) Adobe
6 1 (1.09%) Bomgar
6 1 (1.09%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.09%) CODA
6 1 (1.09%) Juniper
6 1 (1.09%) Palantir
6 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.09%) Sitecore