Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 831 798
Rank change year-on-year +12 -33 +14
Contract jobs citing GxP 63 68 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.066% 0.088%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.56% 0.52% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 37
UK median daily rate £499 £402 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.99% -10.61% +6.51%
10th Percentile £250 £306 £261
90th Percentile £615 £532 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £460 £463
% change year-on-year -23.10% -0.54% +28.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £45.31 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.20% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £47.36 -
% change year-on-year -40.88% - -

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 11,253 13,014 11,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.71% 12.70% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,117 8,529 7,636
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.27% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 363 422
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.77% +0.74%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.95 £46.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -8.43% -17.00% +11.73%

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 10 December 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 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 10 December 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 -33 59 £499 +22.84% 14
UK excluding London -22 43 £354 -23.10% 9
London +2 18 £538 +45.27% 5
South East -25 17 £411 -17.75% 1
North of England -3 16 £263 -44.74% 3
North West -8 8 £300 -36.84% 3
Yorkshire - 8 £250 -
East of England -5 7 £600 +50.94% 4
Scotland -19 3 - -

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 32 (50.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 20 (31.75%) Project Management
3 19 (30.16%) Validation
4 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (22.22%) Quality Management
6 11 (17.46%) Waterfall
6 11 (17.46%) SAP
6 11 (17.46%) Business Analysis
7 10 (15.87%) Legal
7 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
8 9 (14.29%) GMP
8 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 9 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 9 (14.29%) Finance
8 9 (14.29%) Degree
9 8 (12.70%) Life Science
9 8 (12.70%) Marketing
9 8 (12.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 8 (12.70%) ERP
9 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (12.70%) MS Access
9 8 (12.70%) Analytics
9 8 (12.70%) QA
9 8 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (12.70%) Time Management
9 8 (12.70%) QMS
9 8 (12.70%) PMO
10 7 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
10 7 (11.11%) Virtual Team
10 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

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 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (7.94%) CMS
4 3 (4.76%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (11.11%) TrackWise
2 3 (4.76%) Social Studio
2 3 (4.76%) Sprinklr
3 2 (3.17%) SAP CO
3 2 (3.17%) SAP FI
3 2 (3.17%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.59%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.59%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Office 365
2 3 (4.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) LAN
1 1 (1.59%) WAN
1 1 (1.59%) Wireless
1 1 (1.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) MS Access
2 2 (3.17%) EDMS
2 2 (3.17%) Power BI
3 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
General
1 32 (50.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (15.87%) Legal
3 9 (14.29%) Finance
4 8 (12.70%) Marketing
5 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.59%) Billing
6 1 (1.59%) French Language
6 1 (1.59%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Consultant
2 12 (19.05%) Analyst
2 12 (19.05%) Validation Consultant
3 11 (17.46%) Project Manager
4 7 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 7 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Data Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Compliance Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Computer Systems Validation Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) IT Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) SAP CO Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) SAP FI Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) CSS
1 5 (7.94%) HTML
2 2 (3.17%) COM
2 2 (3.17%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Life Science
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.11%) Virtual Team
3 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.17%) FMCG
5 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) LIMS
5 1 (1.59%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Windows
1 7 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 7 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) Project Management
2 19 (30.16%) Validation
3 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.22%) Quality Management
5 11 (17.46%) Business Analysis
5 11 (17.46%) Waterfall
6 9 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 8 (12.70%) Analytics
7 8 (12.70%) ERP
7 8 (12.70%) QMS
7 8 (12.70%) Time Management
7 8 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
8 7 (11.11%) Change Management
8 7 (11.11%) Document Management
8 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 7 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (11.11%) SDLC
9 6 (9.52%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) APMP
2 5 (7.94%) ISEB
3 3 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.17%) PMP
5 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) GMP
2 8 (12.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 8 (12.70%) PMO
2 8 (12.70%) QA
3 6 (9.52%) GAMP
4 5 (7.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.59%) COBIT
5 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.59%) GLP
5 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) SAP
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.11%) Acronis
4 5 (7.94%) ServiceNow
5 3 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.17%) Casewise
6 2 (3.17%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.17%) Oracle
7 1 (1.59%) Apple
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco
7 1 (1.59%) Concur
7 1 (1.59%) Google
7 1 (1.59%) HP
7 1 (1.59%) Infor
7 1 (1.59%) LabWare
7 1 (1.59%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.59%) Talend
7 1 (1.59%) VMware