Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 824 778 827
Rank change year-on-year -46 +49 -35
Contract jobs citing GxP 64 67 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.070% 0.071%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.53% 0.60% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 29
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £250 £329 £259
90th Percentile £569 £544 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £480 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% +20.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £42.88 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.69% -25.43% +15.00%
10th Percentile £17.50 £41.29 £56.25
90th Percentile £47.75 £44.76 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £57.50

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 12,029 11,241 12,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.75% 11.76% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,642 7,278 7,917
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 363 424
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.90 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.03
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +8.08% -13.98% +8.01%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
Top 10 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 14 August 2018. 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 -38 61 £450 - 12
UK excluding London -6 51 £450 -6.25% 14
South East -15 29 £550 +14.58% 6
London -41 12 £446 -0.83%
North of England -7 11 £250 -48.72% 1
Yorkshire - 9 £250 - 1
East of England 0 7 £463 +14.91% 5
Scotland - 3 - - 2
North West -15 2 £350 -28.21%
South West - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 39 (60.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 24 (37.50%) Validation
3 20 (31.25%) SAP
4 18 (28.13%) Quality Management
5 17 (26.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (23.44%) Project Management
7 15 (23.44%) SharePoint
8 14 (21.88%) Finance
8 14 (21.88%) Life Science
9 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (18.75%) Document Management
10 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
11 11 (17.19%) GMP
11 11 (17.19%) Content Management
11 11 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (17.19%) QMS
12 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
13 9 (14.06%) LIMS
13 9 (14.06%) Change Management
13 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (14.06%) ITIL
13 9 (14.06%) Billing
13 9 (14.06%) Legal
14 8 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
14 8 (12.50%) Data Management
14 8 (12.50%) SAP CO
14 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
14 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
14 8 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11

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 15 (23.44%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.94%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (4.69%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.25%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (12.50%) SAP CO
1 8 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 8 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
2 7 (10.94%) SAP SD
3 3 (4.69%) Social Studio
3 3 (4.69%) Sprinklr
4 1 (1.56%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (1.56%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (1.56%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.50%) PaaS
1 8 (12.50%) SaaS
2 3 (4.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.56%) IaaS
4 1 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) LAN
1 1 (1.56%) SAN
1 1 (1.56%) Skype
1 1 (1.56%) VoIP
1 1 (1.56%) WAN
1 1 (1.56%) Wireless
1 1 (1.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) MS Access
2 6 (9.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (3.13%) Power BI
4 1 (1.56%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 39 (60.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (21.88%) Finance
3 9 (14.06%) Billing
3 9 (14.06%) Legal
4 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) IT Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Project Manager
3 9 (14.06%) IT Manager
4 8 (12.50%) Consultant
4 8 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
5 7 (10.94%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Business IT Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) IT Business Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Data Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Validation Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Applications Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Compliance Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Service Manager
10 2 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) EDI
2 2 (3.13%) COM
3 1 (1.56%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (21.88%) Life Science
3 9 (14.06%) LIMS
4 7 (10.94%) Virtual Team
5 4 (6.25%) FMCG
5 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Unix
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) Validation
2 18 (28.13%) Quality Management
3 15 (23.44%) Project Management
4 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (18.75%) Document Management
6 11 (17.19%) Content Management
6 11 (17.19%) QMS
6 11 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
8 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (14.06%) Change Management
8 9 (14.06%) ITIL
9 8 (12.50%) CAD
9 8 (12.50%) CAPA
9 8 (12.50%) Clinical Data Management
9 8 (12.50%) Data Management
9 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
9 8 (12.50%) Time Management
10 7 (10.94%) Analytical Thinking
10 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) SAP Certification
2 5 (7.81%) Degree
3 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.56%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 11 (17.19%) GMP
3 8 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 8 (12.50%) GAMP
4 7 (10.94%) SLA
5 5 (7.81%) GCP
5 5 (7.81%) GLP
6 4 (6.25%) QA
7 3 (4.69%) PMO
8 2 (3.13%) COBIT
9 1 (1.56%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.56%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) SAP
2 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 5 (7.81%) HP
5 4 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.13%) Ariba
6 2 (3.13%) Casewise
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (1.56%) Apple
7 1 (1.56%) Cognos
7 1 (1.56%) Concur
7 1 (1.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.56%) Infor
7 1 (1.56%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.56%) Talend
7 1 (1.56%) VMware