Period
to 31 May 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 31 May 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 551 784 823
Rank change year-on-year +233 +39 -51
Contract jobs citing GxP 55 77 57
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.084% 0.056%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.20% 0.81% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 38 27
Median daily rate £500 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.21% -8.24% -5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £294 £313
90th Percentile £550 £529 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% -8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Median hourly rate £57.50 £41.40 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% +59.23% -38.82%
10th Percentile £56.25 £31.48 £17.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £57.48 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £41.40 £26.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% +59.23% -

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 4,602 9,541 12,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.91% 10.44% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,710 5,849 7,847
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £249 £250 £255
90th Percentile £643 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 376 360
Median hourly rate £27.18 £23.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.15% +0.34% +4.19%
10th Percentile £12.93 £10.94 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.50 £50.80
Median hourly rate £22.58 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.46% +8.51% +4.44%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +215 52 £500 +25.00% 7
UK excluding London +174 46 £500 +25.00% 7
South East +157 27 £519 +48.21% 1
East of England +66 14 £475 +16.92% 4
London +159 4 £440 +16.56%
North of England +82 3 £375 -11.76% 1
North West +44 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Work from Home +15 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £475 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 25 (45.45%) Validation
2 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.73%) Pharmaceutical
4 15 (27.27%) Regulatory Compliance
5 14 (25.45%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 12 (21.82%) GLP
6 12 (21.82%) LIMS
6 12 (21.82%) AWS
7 11 (20.00%) SaaS
7 11 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (20.00%) DevOps
8 10 (18.18%) Web Services
9 9 (16.36%) QA
9 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.36%) SDLC
10 8 (14.55%) Manufacturing
10 8 (14.55%) Azure
11 7 (12.73%) PaaS
11 7 (12.73%) Oracle
11 7 (12.73%) IaaS
12 6 (10.91%) SQL
12 6 (10.91%) SOAP
12 6 (10.91%) ITIL
13 5 (9.09%) XML
13 5 (9.09%) Unix
13 5 (9.09%) Quality Management
13 5 (9.09%) Change Management
13 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
13 5 (9.09%) REST
13 5 (9.09%) Release 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 4 (7.27%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.82%) AWS
2 11 (20.00%) SaaS
3 8 (14.55%) Azure
4 7 (12.73%) IaaS
4 7 (12.73%) PaaS
5 5 (9.09%) GitHub
6 4 (7.27%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (7.27%) Amazon S3
6 4 (7.27%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (7.27%) Office 365
6 4 (7.27%) Trello
7 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (7.27%) Apache Hive
1 4 (7.27%) Big Data
2 2 (3.64%) Data Lake
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.82%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Bitbucket
1 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 18 (32.73%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (14.55%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.27%) Public Sector
4 3 (5.45%) Finance
4 3 (5.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Administrator
2 10 (18.18%) LIMS Administrator
3 5 (9.09%) Analyst
3 5 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 5 (9.09%) Release Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (7.27%) Architect
4 4 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) Unix Administrator
5 3 (5.45%) Applications Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.64%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.64%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (3.64%) Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) IT Manager
6 2 (3.64%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Support Specialist
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) Web Services
2 6 (10.91%) SOAP
3 5 (9.09%) REST
3 5 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) .NET
4 1 (1.82%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) LIMS
2 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Life Science
3 4 (7.27%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.64%) FMCG
5 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.82%) NHS
5 1 (1.82%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Unix
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) Validation
2 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.27%) Regulatory Compliance
4 11 (20.00%) DevOps
5 9 (16.36%) SDLC
6 6 (10.91%) ITIL
7 5 (9.09%) Change Management
7 5 (9.09%) Information Management
7 5 (9.09%) Project Delivery
7 5 (9.09%) QMS
7 5 (9.09%) Quality Management
7 5 (9.09%) Release Management
7 5 (9.09%) Scrum
7 5 (9.09%) Technical Leadership
8 4 (7.27%) Capacity Management
8 4 (7.27%) Decision-Making
8 4 (7.27%) ETL
8 4 (7.27%) Project Management
8 4 (7.27%) SOA
8 4 (7.27%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) DBS Check
1 5 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (3.64%) CISSP
3 2 (3.64%) IIBA
3 2 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.64%) PMP
4 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.45%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 12 (21.82%) GLP
3 11 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (16.36%) QA
5 4 (7.27%) GDPR
6 3 (5.45%) GAMP
7 2 (3.64%) HIPAA
8 1 (1.82%) GMP
8 1 (1.82%) Good Clinical Practice
8 1 (1.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) Talend
4 2 (3.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) OpenText