Period
to 15 May 2021

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 15 May 2021 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
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 651 578 784
Rank change year-on-year -73 +206 +67
Contract jobs citing GxP 27 57 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.11% 0.081%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.43% 1.13% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 39
10th Percentile £365 £363 £294
25th Percentile £400 £429 £343
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £494 £400
Median % change year-on-year -8.86% +23.44% -5.88%
75th Percentile £570 £525 £513
90th Percentile £585 £534 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £400
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
10th Percentile " " £31.48
25th Percentile £31.25 £56.25 £35.20
Median hourly rate £32.50 £57.50 £41.40
Median % change year-on-year -43.48% +38.89% +59.23%
75th Percentile £33.75 £58.75 £51.45
90th Percentile " " £57.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £57.50 £41.40
% change year-on-year -43.48% +38.89% +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 6,292 5,054 9,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.01% 10.12% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,188 3,196 6,090
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £669 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 227 341
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.07 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.27 £13.75
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +8.43% -1.24%
75th Percentile £38.75 £46.88 £41.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.14% -3.60%

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GxP in the UK

GxP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GxP.

Daily rate trend for GxP in the UK

GxP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GxP over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GxP.

Hourly rate trend 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 15 May 2021. 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 20 £450 -8.86% 18
London -27 11 £450 +2.27% 3
Work from Home -262 11 £540 - 2
UK excluding London -6 6 £500 - 16
North of England +31 2 £455 +21.33% 2
East of England +19 2 - - 2
South East -2 2 £573 +9.14% 10
North West +7 1 £455 +21.33% 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, 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 18 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (51.85%) Validation
2 14 (51.85%) Social Skills
3 9 (33.33%) SAP
4 8 (29.63%) Quality Management
5 7 (25.93%) Change Management
5 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
7 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
7 5 (18.52%) Life Science
7 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (18.52%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
8 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (14.81%) QMS
8 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
8 4 (14.81%) GMP
9 3 (11.11%) HP
9 3 (11.11%) Ariba
9 3 (11.11%) ITIL
9 3 (11.11%) ETL
9 3 (11.11%) Good Clinical Practice
9 3 (11.11%) Migration
9 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 3 (11.11%) Finance
9 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 3 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (11.11%) JIRA
9 3 (11.11%) Requirements Gathering
9 3 (11.11%) Performance Management

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 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (7.41%) SAP ERP
2 2 (7.41%) SAP MDG
2 2 (7.41%) SAP MM
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (3.70%) SAP APO
3 1 (3.70%) SAP QM
3 1 (3.70%) SAP SD
3 1 (3.70%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DHCP
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 18 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (51.85%) Social Skills
3 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (18.52%) Influencing Skills
5 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (11.11%) Finance
7 2 (7.41%) Legal
7 2 (7.41%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (3.70%) Czech Language
8 1 (3.70%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Data Migration Lead
4 2 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) IT Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
1 1 (3.70%) SailPoint
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Core Interface
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Life Science
1 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.70%) LIMS
3 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Validation
2 8 (29.63%) Quality Management
3 7 (25.93%) Change Management
4 6 (22.22%) Project Management
5 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) QMS
6 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 3 (11.11%) ETL
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL
7 3 (11.11%) Migration
7 3 (11.11%) Performance Management
7 3 (11.11%) Requirements Gathering
7 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.41%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) Master's Degree
2 1 (3.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CISM
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) GMP
2 3 (11.11%) Good Clinical Practice
3 2 (7.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (7.41%) QA
4 1 (3.70%) COBIT
4 1 (3.70%) GAMP
4 1 (3.70%) PMO
4 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Firmware
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (11.11%) Ariba
2 3 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Axiomatics
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) CyberArk
4 1 (3.70%) Informatica
4 1 (3.70%) LabWare
4 1 (3.70%) Rockwell
4 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.70%) VMware