Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 871 861 871
Rank change year-on-year -10 +10 +15
Contract jobs citing GCP 13 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.049% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 10
UK median daily rate £338 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -37.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £278
90th Percentile £569 £275 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £250 £415
% change year-on-year +105.00% -39.76% -12.63%
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 11,229 12,259 12,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.89% 12.33% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,120 8,028 7,932
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 367 444
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -11.11% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.21 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.40% -20.00% +16.01%

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCP over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 5 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 18 October 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 +6 13 £338 +35.00% 13
UK excluding London -18 6 £513 +105.00% 8
London - 6 £313 - 7
South East - 4 £563 - 2
East of England -8 2 £406 +62.50%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 10 (76.92%) Quality Management
1 10 (76.92%) QMS
2 8 (61.54%) Data Management
3 7 (53.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (46.15%) Process Improvement
4 6 (46.15%) ETL
5 5 (38.46%) GMP
5 5 (38.46%) GxP
5 5 (38.46%) Validation
5 5 (38.46%) Project Planning
5 5 (38.46%) Life Science
5 5 (38.46%) Revenue Recognition
6 4 (30.77%) Traceability Matrix
6 4 (30.77%) Clinical Data Management
6 4 (30.77%) SaaS
6 4 (30.77%) PaaS
6 4 (30.77%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (30.77%) CAD
6 4 (30.77%) GLP
6 4 (30.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (23.08%) SAS
7 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
7 3 (23.08%) LIMS
7 3 (23.08%) CAPA
7 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 3 (23.08%) Content Management
7 3 (23.08%) Document Management
7 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) SAS
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) PaaS
1 4 (30.77%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (53.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (15.38%) Publishing
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Implementation Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) IT Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Compliance Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Validation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Life Science
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) LIMS
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) QMS
1 10 (76.92%) Quality Management
2 8 (61.54%) Data Management
3 6 (46.15%) ETL
3 6 (46.15%) Process Improvement
4 5 (38.46%) Project Planning
4 5 (38.46%) Revenue Recognition
4 5 (38.46%) Validation
5 4 (30.77%) CAD
5 4 (30.77%) Clinical Data Management
5 4 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (30.77%) Traceability Matrix
6 3 (23.08%) CAPA
6 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 3 (23.08%) Content Management
6 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Document Management
6 3 (23.08%) Release Management
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) R
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) GMP
1 5 (38.46%) GxP
2 4 (30.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (30.77%) GLP
3 1 (7.69%) CDISC
3 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (7.69%) GAMP
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) SAP