Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 866 860 836
Rank change year-on-year -6 -24 +36
Contract jobs citing 21 CFR Part 11 18 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.028% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 13
UK median daily rate £443 £410 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.99% -15.95% +14.71%
10th Percentile £400 £313 £413
90th Percentile £563 £623 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £538
% change year-on-year +14.29% -34.88% +26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
UK median hourly rate £31.75 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.40% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29.38 £38.50 £39.50
90th Percentile £33.93 £47.93 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -24.40% +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 10,552 12,795 11,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.68% 12.96% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,604 8,387 7,216
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +5.07%
10th Percentile £255 £258 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 351 395
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -11.74% -6.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.83
90th Percentile £47.58 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £22.35 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.40% -10.62% -

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 21 CFR Part 11 over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 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 21 January 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 -19 12 £443 +7.99% 3
London +13 8 £468 +13.71%
UK excluding London -29 8 £400 +14.29% 3
Scotland -9 4 - -
South East - 3 £400 - 1
East of England +6 1 £338 +35.00% 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 15 (83.33%) Validation
2 12 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (55.56%) Quality Management
3 10 (55.56%) QMS
4 9 (50.00%) GMP
5 8 (44.44%) GxP
5 8 (44.44%) Change Control
5 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Document Management
6 7 (38.89%) GAP Analysis
6 7 (38.89%) GAMP
7 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
7 5 (27.78%) System Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 5 (27.78%) QA
7 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
8 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
8 4 (22.22%) SQL
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 3 (16.67%) .NET
9 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 3 (16.67%) SAP
9 3 (16.67%) Web Services
9 3 (16.67%) MVC
9 3 (16.67%) Change Management
9 3 (16.67%) Project Management
9 3 (16.67%) Cryptography
9 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 3 (16.67%) Life Science

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (5.56%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Consultant
1 8 (44.44%) Validation Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Validation Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Compliance Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) Angular 2
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Life Science
2 1 (5.56%) Biotechnology
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) LIMS
2 1 (5.56%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Validation
2 10 (55.56%) QMS
2 10 (55.56%) Quality Management
3 8 (44.44%) Change Control
3 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Document Management
4 7 (38.89%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (27.78%) System Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) Cryptography
7 3 (16.67%) Data Privacy
7 3 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
7 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
7 3 (16.67%) MVC
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) GMP
2 8 (44.44%) GxP
3 7 (38.89%) GAMP
4 5 (27.78%) QA
5 2 (11.11%) ISO 13485
5 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (5.56%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) LabWare