Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 874 871 882
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11 +2
Contract jobs citing 21 CFR Part 11 18 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.021% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 17
UK median daily rate £455 £410 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.04% -25.50% +45.89%
10th Percentile £392 £305 £413
90th Percentile £563 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £369 £550
% change year-on-year +8.47% -32.95% +45.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £44.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.09% +11.25% -21.72%
10th Percentile £29.08 £39.25 £39.50
90th Percentile £48.78 £47.77 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.95% +2.50% -14.35%

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 11,125 12,969 12,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.70% 12.60% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,040 8,483 7,829
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 377 439
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.99% -20.00% +13.64%

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 16 November 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 21 CFR Part 11 over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 November 2018. 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 -35 13 £455 +0.03% 10
UK excluding London -25 10 £400 +8.47% 9
London +3 8 £468 -10.95% 1
Scotland -6 5 - -
South East - 4 £400 - 3
East of England +4 1 £338 -10.00% 5

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 16 (88.89%) Validation
2 12 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (61.11%) QMS
4 10 (55.56%) Quality Management
5 8 (44.44%) GMP
5 8 (44.44%) Change Control
6 7 (38.89%) Document Management
6 7 (38.89%) Software Testing
6 7 (38.89%) GxP
6 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
6 7 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (33.33%) GAMP
8 5 (27.78%) Project Management
8 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
8 5 (27.78%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (27.78%) Degree
8 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
8 5 (27.78%) QA
8 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
8 5 (27.78%) System Testing
9 4 (22.22%) SQL
10 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 3 (16.67%) Change Management
10 3 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
10 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (16.67%) SDLC
10 3 (16.67%) ISO 13485
10 3 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
10 3 (16.67%) FMEA

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Consultant
1 8 (44.44%) Validation Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Validation Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Quality Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) Angular 2
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.11%) Life Science
1 2 (11.11%) SCADA
2 1 (5.56%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Validation
2 11 (61.11%) QMS
3 10 (55.56%) Quality Management
4 8 (44.44%) Change Control
5 7 (38.89%) Document Management
5 7 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (38.89%) Software Testing
6 5 (27.78%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Project Management
6 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
6 5 (27.78%) System Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) Coaching
7 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (16.67%) FMEA
7 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
7 3 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) GMP
2 7 (38.89%) GxP
3 6 (33.33%) GAMP
4 5 (27.78%) QA
5 3 (16.67%) ISO 13485
6 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Cognos
1 2 (11.11%) Lotus
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
1 2 (11.11%) SAP