Period
to 21 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GxP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GxP over the 6 months to 21 July 2019 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.

GxP
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 758 837 795
Rank change year-on-year +79 -42 +51
Contract jobs citing GxP 91 60 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.058% 0.070%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.95% 0.50% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 21 38
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.24% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £307 £280 £340
90th Percentile £600 £569 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £478
% change year-on-year -1.45% -9.69% +19.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
UK median hourly rate £41.40 £26.00 £42.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.23% -39.36% -22.40%
10th Percentile £31.48 £17.50 £41.29
90th Percentile £57.48 £48.00 £44.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.40 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year +59.23% - -

GxP 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 9,589 12,098 11,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.38% 11.61% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,932 7,721 7,311
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 397 371
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.09% +15.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.15 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.40 £19.25
% change year-on-year +12.14% +16.36% -14.44%

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GxP in the UK

GxP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GxP in the UK

GxP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GxP over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GxP in the UK

GxP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GxP over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
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 GxP within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 2019. 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 +86 84 £438 +2.94% 11
UK excluding London +41 64 £425 -1.45% 8
South East +15 27 £450 -20.00% 2
London +65 23 £380 -10.59% 3
East of England +24 17 £475 +26.67% 3
North of England +26 15 £425 +41.67% 2
North West +30 14 £425 +21.43% 2
Scotland - 5 £353 -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing GxP 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 GxP.

1 61 (67.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 28 (30.77%) Validation
3 25 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (18.68%) Manufacturing
5 16 (17.58%) Change Management
6 15 (16.48%) Risk Management
6 15 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (15.38%) Scrum
7 14 (15.38%) Project Management
8 13 (14.29%) C#
8 13 (14.29%) .NET
8 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 13 (14.29%) Degree
9 12 (13.19%) Life Science
9 12 (13.19%) SAP
10 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
10 11 (12.09%) REST
10 11 (12.09%) AngularJS
10 11 (12.09%) Data Science
11 10 (10.99%) PMO
11 10 (10.99%) Analytics
11 10 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET
12 9 (9.89%) ERP
12 9 (9.89%) Service Management
12 9 (9.89%) MVC
12 9 (9.89%) Vue.js
12 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 9 (9.89%) CQRS
12 9 (9.89%) Entity Framework

GxP
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 (5.49%) Documentum
2 3 (3.30%) CMS
2 3 (3.30%) Jupyter
2 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.59%) TrackWise
2 2 (2.20%) assyst
2 2 (2.20%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.10%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.10%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.10%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.10%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.10%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.30%) IaaS
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.30%) SaaS
2 3 (3.30%) Veeva
3 2 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.10%) GitHub
4 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) SSL
1 2 (2.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.30%) Big Data
3 3 (3.30%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.30%) MS Access
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (1.10%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.10%) EDMS
4 1 (1.10%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) JIRA
1 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
General
1 61 (67.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 17 (18.68%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.59%) Finance
3 6 (6.59%) Legal
4 4 (4.40%) German Language
4 4 (4.40%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 27 (29.67%) Analyst
2 16 (17.58%) Project Manager
3 13 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 12 (13.19%) Developer
5 7 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.69%) IT Manager
6 6 (6.59%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (6.59%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.49%) IT Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Data Scientist
8 4 (4.40%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) IT Support
8 4 (4.40%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) .NET
2 11 (12.09%) AngularJS
2 11 (12.09%) REST
3 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET
3 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 9 (9.89%) Entity Framework
3 9 (9.89%) jQuery
3 9 (9.89%) Vue.js
4 5 (5.49%) Flask
4 5 (5.49%) HTML
4 5 (5.49%) Web Services
5 4 (4.40%) Spring
6 3 (3.30%) CSS
6 3 (3.30%) Pandas
6 3 (3.30%) XML
7 2 (2.20%) BAPI
7 2 (2.20%) Django
7 2 (2.20%) LDAP
7 2 (2.20%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (2.20%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.19%) Life Science
3 9 (9.89%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.30%) e-Learning
5 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.30%) Pharmacovigilance
5 3 (3.30%) User Experience
6 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.20%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.10%) FMCG
7 1 (1.10%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.49%) Windows
2 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.77%) Validation
2 25 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.58%) Change Management
4 15 (16.48%) Risk Management
5 14 (15.38%) Project Management
5 14 (15.38%) Scrum
6 11 (12.09%) Data Science
7 10 (10.99%) Analytics
7 10 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (9.89%) Business Analysis
8 9 (9.89%) CQRS
8 9 (9.89%) ERP
8 9 (9.89%) MVC
8 9 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (9.89%) Service Management
9 8 (8.79%) Process Improvement
10 7 (7.69%) Quality Management
10 7 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.59%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.29%) C#
2 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.59%) SQL
4 5 (5.49%) Python
5 3 (3.30%) ABAP
5 3 (3.30%) R
6 2 (2.20%) Java
6 2 (2.20%) Lua
6 2 (2.20%) Scala
7 1 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.30%) PMP
3 2 (2.20%) PhD
4 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.10%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.10%) IIBA
4 1 (1.10%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.99%) PMO
2 9 (9.89%) QA
3 8 (8.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (4.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (3.30%) GMP
5 3 (3.30%) SLA
6 2 (2.20%) GAMP
6 2 (2.20%) GCP
7 1 (1.10%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) HP ALM
1 2 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (13.19%) SAP
2 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle
3 4 (4.40%) Workday
4 3 (3.30%) HP
5 2 (2.20%) Ariba
5 2 (2.20%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.20%) Google
5 2 (2.20%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.10%) Acronis
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix
6 1 (1.10%) Talend