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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)
UK
Rank 606 - 621
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing CDISC 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% - 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.057% - 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

CDISC is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5218 5940 6341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.16% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3429 3773 3849
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £585 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 200 176
Median hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.38% +40.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

CDISC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CDISC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
England - 3 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
London - 1 £500 -

CDISC
Top 20 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) SAS
1 3 (75.00%) Biometrics
2 2 (50.00%) S-PLUS
2 2 (50.00%) Publishing
2 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Life Science
2 2 (50.00%) R
3 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (25.00%) Mule ESB
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) HL7
3 1 (25.00%) Mule
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source

CDISC
Top Related 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 3 (75.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) Mule
2 1 (25.00%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) S-PLUS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Programmer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Life Science
2 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Biometrics
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) R
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) HL7