Period
to 25 November 2020

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 25 November 2020 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
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 518 730 842
Rank change year-on-year +212 +112 -18
Contract jobs citing GxP 38 72 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.088% 0.060%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 0.83% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 43 30
Median daily rate £500 £500 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.10% +17.48%
10th Percentile £455 £380 £250
90th Percentile £575 £635 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £520 £300
% change year-on-year -9.13% +73.33% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.14% -37.50% -38.20%
10th Percentile £23.23 £17.50 £23.00
90th Percentile £31.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +77.14% -37.50% -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 3,950 8,681 11,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.81% 10.58% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,340 5,424 7,033
Median daily rate £469 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £648 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +0.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 377 385
Median hourly rate £26.22 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.86% -2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.21 £11.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.82 £21.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +6.14% +6.20% +1.23%

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 25 November 2020.

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 11 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 25 November 2020. 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 +225 27 £500 - 7
Work from Home -124 18 £500 -
London +165 16 £500 +6.38%
UK excluding London +207 11 £473 -9.13% 10
East of England +60 5 £430 -25.22% 3
South East +149 2 £538 +7.50%
North of England +103 2 £473 -17.83% 2
North West +74 2 £473 -17.83% 1
Midlands +73 1 - -
West Midlands +66 1 - -
South West - 1 £365 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, 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 28 (73.68%) Pharmaceutical
2 18 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (39.47%) Project Management
4 10 (26.32%) Life Science
5 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.79%) Cadence
6 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (15.79%) SAP
6 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
6 6 (15.79%) CRM
6 6 (15.79%) Veeva
7 5 (13.16%) Windows
7 5 (13.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (13.16%) Marketing
8 4 (10.53%) Validation
8 4 (10.53%) HP
8 4 (10.53%) Oracle
8 4 (10.53%) SQL
8 4 (10.53%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (10.53%) Analytics
9 3 (7.89%) GitHub
9 3 (7.89%) SailPoint
9 3 (7.89%) BeanShell
9 3 (7.89%) Social Media
9 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
9 3 (7.89%) RESTful
9 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
9 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (7.89%) SDLC
9 3 (7.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP

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 3 (7.89%) Documentum
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (2.63%) SAP APO
2 1 (2.63%) SAP MDG
2 1 (2.63%) SAP MDG-M
2 1 (2.63%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.63%) SAP PP
2 1 (2.63%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Veeva
2 3 (7.89%) GitHub
3 2 (5.26%) Azure
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (2.63%) AWS
4 1 (2.63%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) MySQL
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) DataStage
2 1 (2.63%) Power BI
2 1 (2.63%) QlikView
General
1 28 (73.68%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (13.16%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) IT Manager
2 15 (39.47%) Project Manager
3 14 (36.84%) IT Project Manager
4 9 (23.68%) IT Security Manager
4 9 (23.68%) IT Security Project Manager
4 9 (23.68%) Security Manager
4 9 (23.68%) Security Project Manager
5 6 (15.79%) Commercial Manager
6 5 (13.16%) Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Architect
7 4 (10.53%) Commercial Project Manager
7 4 (10.53%) IT Security Specialist
7 4 (10.53%) Security Specialist
8 3 (7.89%) SailPoint Architect
9 2 (5.26%) CRM Manager
9 2 (5.26%) CRM Project Manager
9 2 (5.26%) Document Manager
9 2 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
9 2 (5.26%) Implementation Specialist
9 2 (5.26%) Project Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) JDBC
1 3 (7.89%) JSP
1 3 (7.89%) LDAP
1 3 (7.89%) RESTful
1 3 (7.89%) SailPoint
1 3 (7.89%) Servlets
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
1 3 (7.89%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Life Science
2 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.89%) Social Media
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) FMCG
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) NHS
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) AIX
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (39.47%) Project Management
3 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.79%) CRM
4 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.53%) Analytics
5 4 (10.53%) Validation
6 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.89%) Change Management
6 3 (7.89%) Document Management
6 3 (7.89%) ETL
6 3 (7.89%) Marketing Automation
6 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.89%) SDLC
6 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL
7 2 (5.26%) QMS
7 2 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) BeanShell
2 3 (7.89%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (7.89%) CISM
1 3 (7.89%) CISSP
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (7.89%) GDPR
2 3 (7.89%) QA
3 2 (5.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (2.63%) GAMP
4 1 (2.63%) Good Clinical Practice
4 1 (2.63%) PMO
4 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP ALM
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Cadence
1 6 (15.79%) SAP
2 4 (10.53%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) Ariba
3 3 (7.89%) Sun
3 3 (7.89%) Sybase
4 2 (5.26%) Concur
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.26%) Talend
5 1 (2.63%) Apple
5 1 (2.63%) Cognos
5 1 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.63%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.63%) SnapLogic
5 1 (2.63%) Splunk
5 1 (2.63%) VMware