Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 732 821 830
Rank change year-on-year +89 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing GxP 72 65 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.062% 0.068%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.82% 0.58% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 29 38
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +15.15% -8.76%
10th Percentile £378 £250 £297
90th Percentile £636 £618 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £515 £300 £480
% change year-on-year +71.67% -37.50% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £47.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -40.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £48.68
% change year-on-year -37.50% -42.48% -

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 8,803 11,285 13,047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.48% 10.83% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,486 7,147 8,524
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £232 £250 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.69% +1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 387 378
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +10.00% -15.90%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.88% +5.00% -20.00%

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
Top 9 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 15 November 2019. 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 +91 67 £500 +6.95% 22
UK excluding London +83 51 £515 +71.67% 17
East of England +56 22 £600 - 10
South East +42 18 £500 +21.58% 1
London +84 16 £470 -12.56% 4
North West +29 10 £575 +100.00% 2
North of England +24 10 £575 +130.00% 2
Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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 44 (61.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 20 (27.78%) Validation
3 19 (26.39%) SAP
4 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (19.44%) PMO
6 12 (16.67%) Change Management
6 12 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 12 (16.67%) Analytics
7 11 (15.28%) Life Science
8 10 (13.89%) AWS
8 10 (13.89%) Data Science
9 9 (12.50%) Manufacturing
9 9 (12.50%) Flask
9 9 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (12.50%) Python
9 9 (12.50%) GAMP
10 8 (11.11%) SQL
10 8 (11.11%) Documentum
10 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 8 (11.11%) Ariba
10 8 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 8 (11.11%) Finance
10 8 (11.11%) Machine Learning
10 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 8 (11.11%) Computer Science
10 8 (11.11%) Business Process Analysis
10 8 (11.11%) Project Delivery
11 7 (9.72%) Test Management
11 7 (9.72%) Statistics

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 8 (11.11%) Documentum
2 7 (9.72%) Jupyter
3 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.78%) IIS
5 1 (1.39%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.39%) Chatbot
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) TrackWise
2 2 (2.78%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.78%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.78%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.78%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.39%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.39%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.39%) SAP QM
3 1 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.39%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.89%) AWS
2 6 (8.33%) Azure
3 2 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.78%) Veeva
4 1 (1.39%) Office 365
4 1 (1.39%) SaaS
4 1 (1.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) DHCP
1 1 (1.39%) DNS
1 1 (1.39%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.17%) Big Data
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (1.39%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.39%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 44 (61.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 8 (11.11%) Finance
4 6 (8.33%) Legal
5 2 (2.78%) Law
5 2 (2.78%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) French Language
6 1 (1.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Analyst
2 12 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 11 (15.28%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Data Scientist
5 6 (8.33%) Consultant
6 5 (6.94%) Data Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 3 (4.17%) Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Compliance Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Compliance Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) Documentum Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) SAP Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) SAP Manager
9 2 (2.78%) SAP Service Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) Flask
2 7 (9.72%) Pandas
3 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.17%) Web Services
5 2 (2.78%) .NET
5 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.78%) Django
5 2 (2.78%) JSON
5 2 (2.78%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (2.78%) React
5 2 (2.78%) REST
5 2 (2.78%) Spring
5 2 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.78%) XML
6 1 (1.39%) Middleware
6 1 (1.39%) SAP PI
6 1 (1.39%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Life Science
2 6 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.39%) FMCG
4 1 (1.39%) LIMS
4 1 (1.39%) NHS
4 1 (1.39%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) Validation
2 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.67%) Analytics
3 12 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 12 (16.67%) Change Management
4 10 (13.89%) Data Science
5 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (11.11%) Business Process Analysis
5 8 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 8 (11.11%) Machine Learning
5 8 (11.11%) Project Delivery
5 8 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 7 (9.72%) ERP
6 7 (9.72%) Mathematics
6 7 (9.72%) Microservices
6 7 (9.72%) Operations Research
6 7 (9.72%) Risk Management
6 7 (9.72%) Statistics
6 7 (9.72%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) Python
2 8 (11.11%) SQL
3 7 (9.72%) R
4 2 (2.78%) C#
4 2 (2.78%) Java
4 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.78%) Scala
5 1 (1.39%) ABAP
5 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) PhD
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.78%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.78%) PMP
4 1 (1.39%) IIBA
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.39%) MCSA
4 1 (1.39%) MCSE
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.39%) NCDA
4 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.39%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.39%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.44%) PMO
2 9 (12.50%) GAMP
2 9 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (5.56%) GDPR
3 4 (5.56%) QA
4 3 (4.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (4.17%) Good Clinical Practice
5 2 (2.78%) SLA
6 1 (1.39%) COBIT
6 1 (1.39%) GLP
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.39%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) SAP
2 8 (11.11%) Ariba
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle
4 2 (2.78%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.78%) Google
4 2 (2.78%) HP
4 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.39%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.39%) NetApp
5 1 (1.39%) Talend
5 1 (1.39%) Veritas
5 1 (1.39%) VMware
5 1 (1.39%) Workday