Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CDISC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CDISC over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 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.

Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 875 886 879
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing CDISC 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.031% 0.017% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
UK median daily rate - £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -8.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00

CDISC 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 13016 11803 13537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.73% 11.35% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8498 7699 8557
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £387
% change year-on-year +1.91% +1.55% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 417 479
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.78 £11.45
90th Percentile £49.46 £47.10 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +12.82%

CDISC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CDISC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CDISC in the UK

CDISC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CDISC in the UK

CDISC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CDISC in the UK

CDISC
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CDISC within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +29 4 - -
UK excluding London +38 3 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
South East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CDISC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CDISC.

1 4 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSL
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) SAS
2 2 (50.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (50.00%) GxP
2 2 (50.00%) B2B
2 2 (50.00%) Informatica
2 2 (50.00%) PowerCenter
2 2 (50.00%) HL7
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling

CDISC
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 (50.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) PowerCenter
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Informatica Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) ETL Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SAS Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior SAS Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Statistical Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Statistical Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Ajax
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) XSL
1 2 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) ArchiMate
1 2 (50.00%) B2B
1 2 (50.00%) BPMN
1 2 (50.00%) Concurrent Programming
1 2 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 2 (50.00%) Multithreaded Programming
1 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (50.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (50.00%) GxP
1 2 (50.00%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) HDFS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Informatica
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle