Period
to 12 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for 21 CFR Part 11 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 21 CFR Part 11 over the 6 months to 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

21 CFR Part 11
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 785 886 877
Rank change year-on-year +101 -9 +8
Contract jobs citing 21 CFR Part 11 4 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.020% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.048% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 10
UK median daily rate £488 £443 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.17% +7.99% -24.64%
10th Percentile £464 £400 £315
90th Percentile £538 £563 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
UK median hourly rate - £32.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.81% +5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year - -23.81% +5.00%

21 CFR Part 11 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 8,391 11,409 13,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.48% 10.83% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,233 7,223 8,657
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 391 365
UK median hourly rate £21.46 £20.00 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.29% -2.91% -9.12%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £54.38 £47.50 £49.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.35 £18.50 £21.35
% change year-on-year +26.22% -13.36% -14.59%

21 CFR Part 11
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing 21 CFR Part 11 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for 21 CFR Part 11 in the UK

21 CFR Part 11
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 21 CFR Part 11.

Contractor daily rate trend for 21 CFR Part 11 in the UK

21 CFR Part 11
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 21 CFR Part 11.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 21 CFR Part 11 in the UK

21 CFR Part 11
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 21 CFR Part 11 within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 2019. 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
England +98 4 £488 +10.17% 3
London +96 4 £488 +4.28% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing 21 CFR Part 11 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 with a requirement for 21 CFR Part 11.

1 4 (100.00%) GAMP
1 4 (100.00%) GxP
2 2 (50.00%) Good Clinical Practice
2 2 (50.00%) GLP
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (50.00%) QMS
2 2 (50.00%) CAPA
2 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware

21 CFR Part 11
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

General
1 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Compliance Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Data Validation Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CAPA
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) QMS
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) GAMP
1 4 (100.00%) GxP
2 2 (50.00%) GLP
2 2 (50.00%) Good Clinical Practice