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 May 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.

GxP
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 614 576
Rank change year-on-year +72 -38  
Contract jobs citing GxP 39 36 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.067% 0.093%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.76% 0.60% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 21
Median daily rate £450 £380 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -16.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £296 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £481 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £478 £403 £425
% change year-on-year +18.63% -5.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.08% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 -

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 5106 6049 6432
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.39% 11.31% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3311 3905 4048
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 204 189
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £11.68 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.50 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.40%  

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 May 2017.

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
Top 23 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 May 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 +54 39 £450 +11.80% 5
London +28 18 £450 +23.28% 1
South East +31 11 £455 +37.87% 1
Surrey - 8 £455 -
East of England +4 7 £500 +17.64% 1
Woking - 6 £468 -
Hertfordshire +8 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £430 -
North West - 2 £488 -
Cheshire - 2 £488 -
Macclesfield - 2 £488 -
Berkshire +14 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +4 1 - - 1
Cambridge +1 1 - -
Brentford 0 1 - -
Bedford -5 1 £500 -
Bedfordshire -8 1 £500 -
East Midlands -10 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £560 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 53 (81.54%) Pharmaceutical
2 27 (41.54%) Validation
3 18 (27.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (23.08%) Project Management
5 13 (20.00%) Life Science
5 13 (20.00%) QA
6 12 (18.46%) SAP
7 11 (16.92%) Business Analysis
7 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (15.38%) Migration
8 10 (15.38%) ERP
9 9 (13.85%) Remedy
9 9 (13.85%) Risk Management
10 8 (12.31%) GMP
10 8 (12.31%) IRCA
10 8 (12.31%) AIX
10 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (10.77%) Machine Learning
11 7 (10.77%) GAMP
11 7 (10.77%) GCP
11 7 (10.77%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (9.23%) Pharmacovigilance
12 6 (9.23%) Manufacturing
12 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (9.23%) FMCG
13 5 (7.69%) SQL
14 4 (6.15%) ITIL
14 4 (6.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (6.15%) Service Management
14 4 (6.15%) Quality Management

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 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) TrackWise
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.54%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) SaaS
2 2 (3.08%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Firewall
1 1 (1.54%) Network Security
1 1 (1.54%) Skype
1 1 (1.54%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) GIS
3 1 (1.54%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.08%) JIRA
1 2 (3.08%) JUnit
General
1 53 (81.54%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (9.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Project Manager
2 11 (16.92%) Analyst
2 11 (16.92%) Consultant
3 10 (15.38%) IT Manager
3 10 (15.38%) IT Project Manager
4 9 (13.85%) Business Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Architect
6 6 (9.23%) Security Specialist
6 6 (9.23%) Technical Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Business Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Business Project Manager
7 5 (7.69%) IT Security Specialist
7 5 (7.69%) Project Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Business IT Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Compliance Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) IT Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) IT Business Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Risk Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Test Leader
8 4 (6.15%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) .NET
1 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.54%) EDI
2 1 (1.54%) EDIFACT
2 1 (1.54%) IDoc
2 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Life Science
2 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) FMCG
2 6 (9.23%) Pharmacovigilance
3 3 (4.62%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.08%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.08%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) SCORM
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) AIX
2 3 (4.62%) Windows
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) Validation
2 18 (27.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (23.08%) Project Management
4 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.92%) Business Analysis
5 10 (15.38%) ERP
5 10 (15.38%) Migration
6 9 (13.85%) Risk Management
7 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Machine Learning
8 7 (10.77%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (6.15%) Data Migration
9 4 (6.15%) ITIL
9 4 (6.15%) Quality Management
9 4 (6.15%) Regulatory Compliance
9 4 (6.15%) SDLC
9 4 (6.15%) Service Management
10 3 (4.62%) Change Management
10 3 (4.62%) DNA
10 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.08%) C#
2 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.54%) ActionScript
3 1 (1.54%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) IRCA
2 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) PhD
4 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.00%) QA
2 8 (12.31%) GMP
3 7 (10.77%) GAMP
3 7 (10.77%) GCP
4 4 (6.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (4.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (1.54%) GLP
6 1 (1.54%) PMO
6 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) SAP
2 9 (13.85%) Remedy
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Acronis
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) Informatica
5 1 (1.54%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.54%) Minitab
5 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.54%) Workday
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