Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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.

GxP
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 793 794 801
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 +25
Contract jobs citing GxP 68 93 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.087% 0.080%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.76% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 29
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +22.58%
10th Percentile £356 £271 £337
90th Percentile £527 £600 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £443 £450
% change year-on-year +12.99% -1.67% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £57.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £43.30 £56.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £58.80 £58.75 £56.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £57.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.09% +27.78% -

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 12311 12249 13395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.39% 11.50% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8065 7939 8558
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £630 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 444 463
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +4.41% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.58 £47.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +10.51%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
Top 12 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 18 October 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 +18 67 £425 -2.86% 6
UK excluding London +21 39 £500 +12.99% 2
London -4 28 £370 -1.33% 3
South East +7 23 £500 +14.29% 1
East of England -13 6 £463 -2.63% 1
Midlands - 4 - -
North of England +76 3 £500 +12.99%
North West - 3 £500 -
South West +4 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Scotland - 1 £388 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GxP 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 GxP.

1 28 (41.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 21 (30.88%) Project Management
2 21 (30.88%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (27.94%) Validation
4 19 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (22.06%) FMCG
6 14 (20.59%) Network Segmentation
7 12 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (17.65%) SAP
7 12 (17.65%) Workflow
8 11 (16.18%) Process Improvement
9 10 (14.71%) Manufacturing
9 10 (14.71%) GAP Analysis
10 9 (13.24%) SQL
10 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
10 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (13.24%) Analytics
11 8 (11.76%) Data Quality
11 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (11.76%) Privileged Access Management
11 8 (11.76%) Workflow Analysis
11 8 (11.76%) PRINCE2
11 8 (11.76%) Data Modelling
11 8 (11.76%) Migration
11 8 (11.76%) Data Cleansing
11 8 (11.76%) Data Conversion
11 8 (11.76%) Data Extraction
11 8 (11.76%) Data Mapping
11 8 (11.76%) Use Case

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 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) SAP APO
1 7 (10.29%) SAP MM
2 5 (7.35%) SAP MDM
3 3 (4.41%) TrackWise
4 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.82%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (5.88%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.47%) GIS
5 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) LSMW
2 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA
2 1 (1.47%) JUnit
General
1 28 (41.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (14.71%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (45.59%) Analyst
2 23 (33.82%) Business Analyst
3 14 (20.59%) Project Manager
4 10 (14.71%) Security Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Data Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Operations Business Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) SAP Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) SAP Data Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.88%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Functional Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) SAP Functional Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) LIMS Manager
9 2 (2.94%) LIMS Project Manager
9 2 (2.94%) Operational Security Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) SAP Manager
9 2 (2.94%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) .NET
1 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.88%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (22.06%) FMCG
3 6 (8.82%) AS400
3 6 (8.82%) CCTV
3 6 (8.82%) Data Structures
4 5 (7.35%) Life Science
4 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.88%) LIMS
6 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.94%) Learning Management System
6 2 (2.94%) PMI
7 1 (1.47%) CMDB
7 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Unix
2 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) Project Management
2 19 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (27.94%) Validation
3 14 (20.59%) Network Segmentation
4 12 (17.65%) Workflow
5 11 (16.18%) Process Improvement
6 10 (14.71%) GAP Analysis
7 9 (13.24%) Analytics
7 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 8 (11.76%) Data Cleansing
8 8 (11.76%) Data Conversion
8 8 (11.76%) Data Extraction
8 8 (11.76%) Data Mapping
8 8 (11.76%) Data Modelling
8 8 (11.76%) Migration
8 8 (11.76%) Privileged Access Management
8 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (11.76%) Use Case
8 8 (11.76%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.47%) C#
3 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) PMP
3 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.47%) PhD
3 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (11.76%) Data Quality
3 5 (7.35%) GAMP
4 4 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (4.41%) GCP
5 3 (4.41%) PMO
6 2 (2.94%) GDPR
6 2 (2.94%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) SAP
2 6 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.88%) LabWare
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (1.47%) Acronis
5 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.47%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.47%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.47%) DocuSign
5 1 (1.47%) IBM
5 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.47%) Remedy
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) Workday