Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 835 756 824
Rank change year-on-year -79 +68 -61
Contract jobs citing GxP 47 80 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.087% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.37% 0.75% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 45 10
UK median daily rate £419 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £304 £300 £264
90th Percentile £580 £566 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -23.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% -5.56% +22.45%
10th Percentile £27.40 £41.25 £25.50
90th Percentile £49.12 £43.75 £51.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 - £45.00

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 12,836 10,678 12,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.69% 11.61% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,280 6,963 7,839
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £260 £238 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 355 420
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.45 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -6.90% +11.90%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.20 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.78 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.26% -14.00% +13.68%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -68 41 £413 -8.33% 6
UK excluding London -33 37 £425 -5.56% 6
South East -25 23 £563 +20.97% 1
London -77 8 £325 -27.78%
North West -11 4 £475 -2.56%
North of England -12 4 £475 -2.56%
Scotland - 4 - -
South West +11 3 £413 +43.48% 2
East of England -14 2 £373 +22.13% 2
Wales -13 1 £425 -5.29%

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 27 (57.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 21 (44.68%) Validation
3 15 (31.91%) Project Management
4 13 (27.66%) SAP
5 12 (25.53%) Finance
6 11 (23.40%) Quality Management
6 11 (23.40%) PRINCE2
6 11 (23.40%) GMP
7 10 (21.28%) GAMP
7 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (19.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 9 (19.15%) ITIL
8 9 (19.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (17.02%) Windows
9 8 (17.02%) Migration
9 8 (17.02%) Life Science
10 7 (14.89%) Degree
10 7 (14.89%) Billing
10 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
11 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (12.77%) FMCG
11 6 (12.77%) CAPA
11 6 (12.77%) Clinical Data Management
11 6 (12.77%) LIMS
11 6 (12.77%) CAD
11 6 (12.77%) EDI
11 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
11 6 (12.77%) Data Management
11 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing

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 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) SAP SD
2 4 (8.51%) SAP CO
2 4 (8.51%) SAP FI
2 4 (8.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (4.26%) TrackWise
4 1 (2.13%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (2.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (2.13%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (2.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) SaaS
2 4 (8.51%) PaaS
3 3 (6.38%) IaaS
4 1 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) SAN
1 3 (6.38%) Skype
1 3 (6.38%) VoIP
2 2 (4.26%) LAN
2 2 (4.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 27 (57.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (25.53%) Finance
3 7 (14.89%) Billing
4 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Project Manager
2 9 (19.15%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) IT Manager
3 7 (14.89%) IT Project Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Applications Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Documentation Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Validation Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) VMware Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Validation Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) EDI
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) Life Science
3 6 (12.77%) FMCG
3 6 (12.77%) LIMS
4 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
5 4 (8.51%) SCADA
6 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Validation
2 15 (31.91%) Project Management
3 11 (23.40%) PRINCE2
3 11 (23.40%) Quality Management
4 9 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (19.15%) ITIL
5 8 (17.02%) Migration
6 6 (12.77%) CAD
6 6 (12.77%) CAPA
6 6 (12.77%) Clinical Data Management
6 6 (12.77%) Data Management
6 6 (12.77%) Document Management
6 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (10.64%) Change Management
7 5 (10.64%) Decision-Making
7 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement
7 5 (10.64%) Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (10.64%) QMS
7 5 (10.64%) Translating Business Requirements
7 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) C
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (8.51%) PMP
3 4 (8.51%) SAP Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CCA
4 1 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) GMP
2 10 (21.28%) GAMP
3 9 (19.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 9 (19.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (6.38%) GCP
4 3 (6.38%) ISO 13485
4 3 (6.38%) QA
5 2 (4.26%) COBIT
5 2 (4.26%) GLP
5 2 (4.26%) IEC 62304
5 2 (4.26%) PMO
5 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) vSphere
2 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.13%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) SAP
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.51%) HP
3 4 (8.51%) Wonderware
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco
4 3 (6.38%) VMware
5 2 (4.26%) Ariba
5 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.13%) Cognos
6 1 (2.13%) Concur
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow