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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GxP
UK
Rank 564 605 575
Rank change year-on-year +41 -30  
Contract jobs citing GxP 35 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.044% 0.088%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.67% 0.39% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 23
Median daily rate £450 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £340 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £400 £550
% change year-on-year +10.93% -27.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £53.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.81% +381.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £53.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +381.81%  

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 5226 5942 6168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.69% 11.25% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3421 3793 3744
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 193 173
Median hourly rate £19.95 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.12% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £62.50 £49.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GxP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GxP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GxP in the UK

GxP
Top 15 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 34 £450 +12.50% 6
London +36 22 £450 - 1
South East +16 8 £450 +12.50% 3
Surrey +19 3 £450 -
East of England -9 3 £305 -9.62%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £300 - 1
Cambridge +6 2 £305 -
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £305 -
Woking - 2 £444 -
Berkshire +15 1 £550 +37.50% 1
Hertfordshire -5 1 - -
Maidenhead -5 1 £550 - 1
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 65 (84.42%) Pharmaceutical
2 26 (33.77%) Validation
3 25 (32.47%) GAMP
4 22 (28.57%) SAP
4 22 (28.57%) ERP
5 20 (25.97%) Project Management
6 19 (24.68%) GMP
7 18 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (20.78%) Manufacturing
9 15 (19.48%) GCP
10 14 (18.18%) Coaching
11 11 (14.29%) Finance
12 10 (12.99%) Information Security
12 10 (12.99%) Business Analysis
13 9 (11.69%) Capita
13 9 (11.69%) Quality Management
13 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (9.09%) Life Science
14 7 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (9.09%) FMCG
15 6 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (7.79%) QMS
15 6 (7.79%) SaaS
15 6 (7.79%) Machine Learning
15 6 (7.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 6 (7.79%) Migration
15 6 (7.79%) Degree
16 5 (6.49%) Pharmacovigilance
16 5 (6.49%) Technical Architecture

GxP
Top Related 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 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) TrackWise
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.30%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) SaaS
2 2 (2.60%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.30%) PaaS
3 1 (1.30%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) DHCP
1 1 (1.30%) DNS
1 1 (1.30%) Firewall
1 1 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Data Services
General
1 65 (84.42%) Pharmaceutical
2 16 (20.78%) Manufacturing
3 11 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (1.30%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (31.17%) Project Manager
2 19 (24.68%) Consultant
3 17 (22.08%) Analyst
4 15 (19.48%) Compliance Consultant
5 13 (16.88%) Risk Consultant
6 9 (11.69%) Business Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) IT Consultant
6 9 (11.69%) IT Manager
6 9 (11.69%) IT Risk Consultant
7 8 (10.39%) IT Project Manager
8 7 (9.09%) Architect
8 7 (9.09%) IT Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) Business Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Business Project Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Project Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) Technical Architect
10 4 (5.19%) Business IT Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) IT Business Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) SAP Consultant
10 4 (5.19%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) EDI
1 1 (1.30%) EDIFACT
1 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) FMCG
2 7 (9.09%) Life Science
3 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) Pharmacovigilance
4 3 (3.90%) Learning Management System
5 2 (2.60%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.30%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) SCORM
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.60%) Windows
1 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.77%) Validation
2 22 (28.57%) ERP
3 20 (25.97%) Project Management
4 18 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (18.18%) Coaching
6 10 (12.99%) Business Analysis
6 10 (12.99%) Information Security
7 9 (11.69%) Quality Management
8 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (7.79%) Machine Learning
9 6 (7.79%) Migration
9 6 (7.79%) QMS
9 6 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.49%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
10 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.49%) Regulatory Compliance
10 5 (6.49%) Resource Allocation
10 5 (6.49%) Risk Management
10 5 (6.49%) Service Management
10 5 (6.49%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) ActionScript
2 1 (1.30%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) APMP
2 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.60%) PMP
3 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.47%) GAMP
2 19 (24.68%) GMP
3 15 (19.48%) GCP
4 7 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (7.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (5.19%) QA
7 3 (3.90%) GLP
8 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 22 (28.57%) SAP
2 9 (11.69%) Capita
3 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.19%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.60%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle
5 2 (2.60%) VMware
6 1 (1.30%) Acronis
6 1 (1.30%) Informatica
6 1 (1.30%) Minitab
6 1 (1.30%) NGA Human Resources
6 1 (1.30%) Remedy
6 1 (1.30%) Saba
6 1 (1.30%) Workday
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