Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 816 786
Rank change year-on-year +19 -30 +21
Contract jobs citing GxP 68 77 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.071% 0.091%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.60% 0.63% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 40
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +13.10%
10th Percentile £356 £259 £312
90th Percentile £545 £488 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +22.50% -5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
UK median hourly rate £42.88 £57.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.43% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £41.29 £56.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £44.76 £58.75 £56.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +27.78% -10.00%

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 11276 12219 13139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.79% 11.21% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7328 7895 8348
UK median daily rate £446 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 420 404
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £22.50 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +4.47% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.10 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £56.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.59 £23.25 £21.53
% change year-on-year -11.46% +8.01% +7.63%

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 16 August 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 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 16 August 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 +59 68 £450 +12.50% 3
UK excluding London +44 35 £490 +22.50% 2
London +26 33 £450 +23.29% 1
South East +15 20 £480 +23.08% 2
East of England -2 7 £500 +17.65%
North of England +58 4 £488 +10.17%
Midlands +28 4 - -
North West - 4 £488 -
East Midlands -11 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 42 (61.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 25 (36.76%) Validation
3 15 (22.06%) Project Management
4 12 (17.65%) Life Science
4 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (17.65%) FMCG
4 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (16.18%) QA
5 11 (16.18%) SAP
5 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.71%) Business Analysis
7 9 (13.24%) Remedy
7 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (11.76%) AIX
8 8 (11.76%) ERP
8 8 (11.76%) IRCA
8 8 (11.76%) Risk Management
9 7 (10.29%) Manufacturing
9 7 (10.29%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (10.29%) GAMP
9 7 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (10.29%) Machine Learning
10 6 (8.82%) Process Improvement
10 6 (8.82%) Pharmacovigilance
10 6 (8.82%) Workflow
10 6 (8.82%) Migration
11 5 (7.35%) Service Management
11 5 (7.35%) GAP Analysis
11 5 (7.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.47%) SAP GRC
1 1 (1.47%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) SaaS
2 2 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Skype
1 1 (1.47%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.47%) GIS
3 1 (1.47%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.94%) JIRA
1 2 (2.94%) JUnit
General
1 42 (61.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (10.29%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (23.53%) Analyst
2 14 (20.59%) Business Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Project Manager
4 9 (13.24%) Consultant
5 8 (11.76%) Architect
6 6 (8.82%) Security Specialist
6 6 (8.82%) Technical Architect
6 6 (8.82%) Test Leader
7 5 (7.35%) IT Manager
7 5 (7.35%) IT Project Manager
7 5 (7.35%) IT Security Specialist
8 4 (5.88%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Validation Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Service Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Services Delivery Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Technical Business Analyst
10 2 (2.94%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) .NET
1 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.47%) EDI
2 1 (1.47%) EDIFACT
2 1 (1.47%) IDoc
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (17.65%) FMCG
1 12 (17.65%) Life Science
2 6 (8.82%) Pharmacovigilance
3 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.41%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.94%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.94%) Learning Management System
5 2 (2.94%) LIMS
6 1 (1.47%) CCTV
6 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.47%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) AIX
2 2 (2.94%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Validation
2 15 (22.06%) Project Management
3 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (14.71%) Business Analysis
6 8 (11.76%) ERP
6 8 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 7 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (10.29%) Machine Learning
7 7 (10.29%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (8.82%) Migration
8 6 (8.82%) Process Improvement
8 6 (8.82%) Workflow
9 5 (7.35%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (7.35%) ITIL
9 5 (7.35%) Manual Testing
9 5 (7.35%) SDLC
9 5 (7.35%) Service Management
9 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) C#
2 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.47%) ActionScript
3 1 (1.47%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) IRCA
2 3 (4.41%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.94%) PMP
4 1 (1.47%) PhD
4 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) QA
2 7 (10.29%) GAMP
3 5 (7.35%) GCP
3 5 (7.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (5.88%) GMP
5 3 (4.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) SAP
2 9 (13.24%) Remedy
3 4 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.41%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.94%) LabWare
6 1 (1.47%) Acronis
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle
6 1 (1.47%) VMware
6 1 (1.47%) Workday