Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GCP over the 6 months to 10 December 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.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 880 895 862
Rank change year-on-year +15 -33 +31
Contract jobs citing GCP 2 4 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.018% 0.031% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
UK median daily rate £406 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.50% -37.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £361 £225 £388
90th Percentile £457 £275 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £250 £600
% change year-on-year +62.50% -58.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GCP 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 11,253 13,014 11,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.71% 12.70% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,117 8,529 7,636
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 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.27% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 363 422
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.77% +0.74%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.95 £46.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -8.43% -17.00% +11.73%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GCP in the UK

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GCP in the UK

GCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GCP in the UK

GCP
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCP within the UK over the 6 months to 10 December 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
East of England -8 2 £406 +62.50%
UK excluding London -26 2 £406 +62.50% 4
England -32 2 £406 +62.50% 9

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GCP 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 GCP.

1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (50.00%) Process Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Life Science
2 1 (50.00%) CDISC
2 1 (50.00%) QMS
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) R
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Python

GCP
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 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Process Management
2 1 (50.00%) QMS
2 1 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) CDISC
1 1 (50.00%) Data Quality