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 3 months to 23 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.

GxP
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 605 590
Rank change year-on-year +39 -15  
Contract jobs citing GxP 36 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.071% 0.087%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.66% 0.62% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 16
Median daily rate £480 £358 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.26% -25.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £270 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £444 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £365 £453
% change year-on-year +36.98% -19.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £43.25 £57.50 £55.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.78% +3.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 -

GxP 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 5450 6177 6537
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.64% 11.48% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3504 3981 4196
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 £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 217 206
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +19.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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
Top 25 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 3 months to 23 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 +32 36 £480 +31.50% 5
South East +9 14 £500 +51.51% 2
London +2 10 £403 +26.87%
Surrey - 8 £455 -
Woking - 6 £468 -
Berkshire +16 5 £500 +61.94%
East of England -5 5 £500 - 1
Hertfordshire 0 4 - -
North West - 3 £488 -
Midlands - 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
Leicestershire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £488 -
Macclesfield - 2 £488 -
Slough - 2 £500 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 - -
Brentford -3 1 - -
Bedford -7 1 £500 -
Bedfordshire -8 1 £500 -
Buckinghamshire -14 1 £560 - 2
Merseyside - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £560 -
Liverpool - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 54 (76.06%) Pharmaceutical
2 29 (40.85%) Validation
3 17 (23.94%) Project Management
3 17 (23.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (21.13%) Life Science
5 12 (16.90%) QA
5 12 (16.90%) SAP
6 11 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (15.49%) Business Analysis
7 10 (14.08%) Migration
7 10 (14.08%) ERP
7 10 (14.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (12.68%) GAMP
8 9 (12.68%) Remedy
9 8 (11.27%) IRCA
9 8 (11.27%) AIX
9 8 (11.27%) Risk Management
10 7 (9.86%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (9.86%) GMP
10 7 (9.86%) Machine Learning
10 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (8.45%) Pharmacovigilance
11 6 (8.45%) FMCG
11 6 (8.45%) SaaS
11 6 (8.45%) GCP
11 6 (8.45%) Manufacturing
12 5 (7.04%) SQL
12 5 (7.04%) Manual Testing
13 4 (5.63%) Data Migration
13 4 (5.63%) SDLC

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 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) TrackWise
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.41%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) SaaS
2 2 (2.82%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Firewall
1 1 (1.41%) Network Security
1 1 (1.41%) Skype
1 1 (1.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) GIS
3 1 (1.41%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.41%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.82%) JIRA
1 2 (2.82%) JUnit
General
1 54 (76.06%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (8.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Project Manager
2 11 (15.49%) Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Consultant
3 10 (14.08%) IT Manager
3 10 (14.08%) IT Project Manager
4 9 (12.68%) Business Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) Architect
6 7 (9.86%) Test Leader
7 6 (8.45%) Security Specialist
7 6 (8.45%) Technical Architect
8 5 (7.04%) Business Manager
8 5 (7.04%) Business Project Manager
8 5 (7.04%) IT Security Specialist
8 5 (7.04%) Project Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Business IT Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) IT Business Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Validation Consultant
10 3 (4.23%) Service Manager
10 3 (4.23%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) .NET
1 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.41%) EDI
2 1 (1.41%) EDIFACT
2 1 (1.41%) IDoc
2 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Life Science
2 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) FMCG
3 6 (8.45%) Pharmacovigilance
4 3 (4.23%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.82%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.82%) Learning Management System
5 2 (2.82%) LIMS
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) AIX
2 3 (4.23%) Windows
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.85%) Validation
2 17 (23.94%) Project Management
2 17 (23.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.49%) Business Analysis
4 10 (14.08%) ERP
4 10 (14.08%) Migration
4 10 (14.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (11.27%) Risk Management
6 7 (9.86%) Machine Learning
6 7 (9.86%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (7.04%) Manual Testing
8 4 (5.63%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.63%) ITIL
8 4 (5.63%) Quality Management
8 4 (5.63%) Regulatory Compliance
8 4 (5.63%) SDLC
8 4 (5.63%) Service Management
9 3 (4.23%) DNA
9 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) SQL
2 2 (2.82%) C#
2 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.41%) ActionScript
3 1 (1.41%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) IRCA
2 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.82%) Degree
3 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.82%) PMP
4 1 (1.41%) PhD
4 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) QA
2 9 (12.68%) GAMP
3 7 (9.86%) GMP
4 6 (8.45%) GCP
5 3 (4.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (4.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.41%) PMO
6 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) SAP
2 9 (12.68%) Remedy
3 4 (5.63%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.23%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.82%) LabWare
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle
5 2 (2.82%) VMware
6 1 (1.41%) Acronis
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco
6 1 (1.41%) Informatica
6 1 (1.41%) Minitab
6 1 (1.41%) Workday
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