The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 29 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.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 128 147
Rank change year-on-year -11 +19  
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 3 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.12% 0.28% 0.064%
As % of the General category 0.36% 0.88% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Median daily rate £350 £513 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.70% +9.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £525
% change year-on-year -5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
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 West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 837 909 1005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 32.45% 31.28% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 620 667
Median daily rate £390 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 65 31
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.93 £57.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the South West

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the South West

Pharmaceutical
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Wiltshire - 2 £350 -
Devon - 1 - -
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) GxP
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
2 4 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
3 3 (37.50%) APMP
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Chemistry
4 2 (25.00%) Biology
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) SCADA
5 1 (12.50%) SQL

Pharmaceutical
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Associate Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Commissioning Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planner
3 1 (12.50%) SCADA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
2 4 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
3 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Biology
4 2 (25.00%) Chemistry
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) APMP
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) GxP
2 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft