Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 790 531 751
Rank change year-on-year -259 +220 +106
Contract jobs citing GxP 50 38 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.44% 0.87% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 44
10th Percentile £197 £440 £383
25th Percentile £280 £469 £436
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £524 £538 £600
90th Percentile £640 £575 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £473 £520
% change year-on-year -4.76% -9.13% +73.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Median hourly rate £60.00 £26.91 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +122.97% +53.77% -37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £26.91 £17.50
% change year-on-year +122.97% +53.77% -37.50%

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 11,282 4,359 9,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.84% 12.08% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,618 2,870 5,970
10th Percentile £263 £273 £242
25th Percentile £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 180 374
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.19
25th Percentile £13.58 £13.78 £15.25
Median hourly rate £20.06 £21.78 £20.11
Median % change year-on-year -7.92% +8.32% -0.68%
75th Percentile £46.00 £44.63 £45.81
90th Percentile £65.00 £55.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.33 £21.05 £21.00
% change year-on-year -12.92% +0.24% +5.00%

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 28 November 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 6 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 28 November 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
Work from Home -193 28 £476 -4.75% 1
England -236 28 £450 -10.00% 11
UK excluding London -131 17 £450 -4.76% 8
East of England -46 9 £500 +16.28% 2
South East -86 8 £250 -53.49% 3
London -202 8 £383 -23.50% 3

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 27 (54.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 18 (36.00%) Validation
2 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (30.00%) SAP
4 14 (28.00%) Social Skills
5 10 (20.00%) Degree
6 8 (16.00%) Firewall
6 8 (16.00%) Migration
6 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (14.00%) Life Science
7 7 (14.00%) Identity Management
7 7 (14.00%) Manufacturing
7 7 (14.00%) Project Management
8 6 (12.00%) Ariba
8 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (12.00%) Finance
8 6 (12.00%) Azure
8 6 (12.00%) GCP
8 6 (12.00%) Data Lake
8 6 (12.00%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
9 5 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (10.00%) DevOps
9 5 (10.00%) Data Protection
9 5 (10.00%) Data Integration
9 5 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (10.00%) Data Protection Act

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 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) Confluence
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.00%) Site Server
2 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe XD
1 1 (2.00%) Chatbot
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (12.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (6.00%) SAP APO
2 3 (6.00%) SAP CO
2 3 (6.00%) SAP FI
2 3 (6.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (4.00%) SAP QM
4 1 (2.00%) SAP ERP
4 1 (2.00%) SAP MDG
4 1 (2.00%) SAP MDM
4 1 (2.00%) SAP MM
4 1 (2.00%) SAP PP
4 1 (2.00%) SAP SCM
4 1 (2.00%) SAP SD
4 1 (2.00%) SAP WM
4 1 (2.00%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Azure
1 6 (12.00%) GCP
2 3 (6.00%) AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (6.00%) Veeva
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.00%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 1 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.00%) Miro
3 1 (2.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) Firewall
2 3 (6.00%) DHCP
2 3 (6.00%) DNS
2 3 (6.00%) VLAN
3 2 (4.00%) Skype
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) NAS
4 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Data Lake
2 3 (6.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Balsamiq
2 1 (2.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (54.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (28.00%) Social Skills
3 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (14.00%) Manufacturing
5 6 (12.00%) Finance
6 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (6.00%) French Language
7 3 (6.00%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (4.00%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (2.00%) Arabic Language
9 1 (2.00%) Czech Language
9 1 (2.00%) Korean Language
9 1 (2.00%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (2.00%) Russian Language
9 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Analyst
1 10 (20.00%) Consultant
2 9 (18.00%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.00%) SAP Consultant
4 5 (10.00%) Quality Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Developer
5 4 (8.00%) IT Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) IT Support
5 4 (8.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Architect
6 3 (6.00%) SAP Manager
6 3 (6.00%) SAP Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) SAP APO Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) SAP QM Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) Jest
2 1 (2.00%) Node.js
2 1 (2.00%) React
2 1 (2.00%) REST
2 1 (2.00%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Life Science
2 6 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (6.00%) LIMS
4 3 (6.00%) SCADA
5 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.00%) User Experience
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.00%) Biotechnology
6 1 (2.00%) CMDB
6 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.00%) PMI
6 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (36.00%) Validation
2 8 (16.00%) Migration
3 7 (14.00%) Identity Management
3 7 (14.00%) Project Management
4 5 (10.00%) Change Management
4 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (10.00%) Data Integration
4 5 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 5 (10.00%) DevOps
4 5 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
4 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (10.00%) Scrum
4 5 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (8.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) ABAP
2 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.00%) PHP
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) Python
2 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.00%) MCSA
3 3 (6.00%) MCSE
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (6.00%) PMP
4 2 (4.00%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.00%) CISM
5 1 (2.00%) CISSP
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Project+ Certification
5 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
2 3 (6.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (6.00%) GLP
2 3 (6.00%) GMP
2 3 (6.00%) Good Clinical Practice
2 3 (6.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.00%) COBIT
3 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.00%) GAMP
3 1 (2.00%) ISO 13485
3 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.00%) NIST
3 1 (2.00%) PMO
3 1 (2.00%) SOC 2
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP ALM
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.00%) Nagios
2 2 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) SAP
2 6 (12.00%) Ariba
3 5 (10.00%) Google
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) Siemens
4 3 (6.00%) VMware
4 3 (6.00%) Wonderware
5 2 (4.00%) Citrix
5 2 (4.00%) Veeam
6 1 (2.00%) Adobe
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.00%) Xamarin