The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GMP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GMP over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 645 611
Rank change year-on-year +56 -34  
Contract jobs citing GMP 18 6 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.011% 0.054%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.33% 0.098% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 14
Median daily rate £368 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.33% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £370 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -25.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £17.50

GMP 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 5482 6125 6404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.66% 11.54% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3527 3958 4125
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 212 202
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £52.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GMP in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GMP in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GMP over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GMP in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GMP in the UK

GMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GMP over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GMP in the UK

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Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GMP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +46 18 £368 -18.33% 8
London - 8 £415 - 1
Hertfordshire -2 3 £650 - 1
East of England -3 3 £650 - 2
South East - 3 £335 - 2
Berkshire - 3 £335 - 1
North West +21 2 £400 -11.11% 1
North East - 2 £180 -
Durham - 2 £180 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Darlington - 2 £180 -
Watford - 2 - -
Manchester +10 1 £400 -11.11%
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Brentford - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
Stevenage - 1 £650 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GMP 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 GMP.

1 20 (62.50%) Pharmaceutical
1 20 (62.50%) Validation
2 16 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 15 (46.88%) Quality Management
4 13 (40.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (31.25%) Migration
5 10 (31.25%) QMS
5 10 (31.25%) Change Control
6 9 (28.13%) QA
7 8 (25.00%) Data Migration
7 8 (25.00%) SAP
8 7 (21.88%) GxP
9 6 (18.75%) GAMP
9 6 (18.75%) ERP
9 6 (18.75%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (18.75%) Document Management
9 6 (18.75%) System Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
10 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
10 5 (15.63%) ISO 13485
10 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
11 4 (12.50%) FMCG
12 3 (9.38%) Data Quality
12 3 (9.38%) Legal
12 3 (9.38%) Logistics
12 3 (9.38%) VLAN
12 3 (9.38%) Project Management
13 2 (6.25%) Firewall
13 2 (6.25%) Process Management
13 2 (6.25%) Minitab

GMP
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 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) VLAN
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) Network Security
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) WAN
2 2 (6.25%) WLAN
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 20 (62.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 16 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.38%) Legal
4 2 (6.25%) Finance
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Consultant
2 10 (31.25%) Validation Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Project Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Validation Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Software Validation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Systems Validation Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) SAP Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Data Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) IT Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.13%) IT Risk Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Migration Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) FMCG
2 2 (6.25%) Life Science
2 2 (6.25%) LIMS
3 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Unix
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Validation
2 15 (46.88%) Quality Management
3 10 (31.25%) Change Control
3 10 (31.25%) Migration
3 10 (31.25%) QMS
4 8 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 6 (18.75%) Document Management
5 6 (18.75%) ERP
5 6 (18.75%) GAP Analysis
5 6 (18.75%) System Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Logistics
7 3 (9.38%) Project Management
8 2 (6.25%) Data Management
8 2 (6.25%) Information Security
8 2 (6.25%) Process Management
8 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) HND
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (40.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 9 (28.13%) QA
3 7 (21.88%) GxP
4 6 (18.75%) GAMP
5 5 (15.63%) ISO 13485
6 3 (9.38%) Data Quality
7 1 (3.13%) GCP
7 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (6.25%) Acronis
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Minitab
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) Informatica
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Rockwell
3 1 (3.13%) VMware
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