Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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.

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 849 843 857
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 +20
Contract jobs citing GMP 30 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.043% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.38% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 12
UK median daily rate £434 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.12% -0.63% -0.62%
10th Percentile £180 £293 £303
90th Percentile £495 £565 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +21.62% -7.50% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
UK median hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

GMP 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%

GMP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GMP in the UK

GMP
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

GMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GMP over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GMP in the UK

GMP
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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GMP in the UK

GMP
Top 9 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 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 +12 26 £434 -3.61% 7
UK excluding London +32 23 £450 +21.62% 7
North of England +63 10 £448 +5.29% 1
North West +23 8 £473 +11.18%
London -18 7 £180 -62.11%
South East -3 5 - - 3
Scotland -13 4 - -
East of England - 4 £650 -
North East - 2 £180 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 14 (46.67%) Manufacturing
2 11 (36.67%) Quality Management
3 10 (33.33%) Validation
3 10 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 10 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (30.00%) GAMP
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (23.33%) Windows
5 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (23.33%) Degree
6 6 (20.00%) Project Management
6 6 (20.00%) Migration
7 5 (16.67%) Finance
7 5 (16.67%) SAP
7 5 (16.67%) GxP
7 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 5 (16.67%) QA
7 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (16.67%) ISO 13485
7 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (13.33%) Change Control
8 4 (13.33%) QMS
8 4 (13.33%) SCADA
8 4 (13.33%) Wonderware
8 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
8 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
8 4 (13.33%) PRINCE
8 4 (13.33%) PMP
9 3 (10.00%) Legal

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 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Bankmaster
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (46.67%) Manufacturing
2 10 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (10.00%) Legal
5 2 (6.67%) Banking
6 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Project Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Validation Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Information Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Software Validation Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Information Assurance Architect
6 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) FMCG Manager
7 1 (3.33%) FMCG Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (3.33%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Validation Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Test and Validation Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) TOGAF Architect
7 1 (3.33%) UML Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Validation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) SCADA
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) CESG
4 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.33%) FMCG
4 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) LIMS
4 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Quality Management
2 10 (33.33%) Validation
3 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (20.00%) Migration
4 6 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Change Control
5 4 (13.33%) PRINCE
5 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (13.33%) QMS
6 3 (10.00%) Business Process Modelling
6 3 (10.00%) Document Management
6 3 (10.00%) Information Architecture
6 3 (10.00%) IT Strategy
6 3 (10.00%) Logistics
6 3 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) Data Mapping
7 2 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) PMP
3 1 (3.33%) CISM
3 1 (3.33%) CISSP
3 1 (3.33%) CLAS
3 1 (3.33%) GCED
3 1 (3.33%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 9 (30.00%) GAMP
3 5 (16.67%) GxP
3 5 (16.67%) ISO 13485
3 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) SAP
2 4 (13.33%) Wonderware
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) Clearswift
5 1 (3.33%) LabWare