Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 794 763 814
Rank change year-on-year -31 +51 -2
Contract jobs citing GxP 75 80 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.084% 0.061%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% 0.72% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 17
UK median daily rate £413 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +21.62% -11.38%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £289
90th Percentile £571 £600 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £380
% change year-on-year -10.53% +25.00% -30.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
UK median hourly rate £46.18 - £45.00
10th Percentile £37.15 - £25.50
90th Percentile £53.30 - £51.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.18 - £45.00

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 13,155 11,088 12,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 11.64% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,606 7,261 8,003
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £259 £225 £230
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 385 454
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -14.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.71 £10.93 £11.36
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year +6.90% -11.96% +27.50%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
Top 12 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 20 February 2018. 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 -48 68 £413 -13.16% 8
UK excluding London +4 53 £425 -10.53% 10
South East -11 34 £500 -9.09%
London -35 20 £370 -17.78% 1
South West +15 5 £413 +43.48% 2
Scotland - 5 £388 - 2
North of England +33 3 £475 - 3
North West +11 3 £475 - 1
East of England -11 3 £398 +30.33% 2
Midlands - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Wales -7 1 £425 -5.56% 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 39 (52.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 29 (38.67%) Validation
3 21 (28.00%) Project Management
4 20 (26.67%) SAP
4 20 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (21.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (18.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 14 (18.67%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
8 13 (17.33%) PRINCE2
8 13 (17.33%) Finance
9 12 (16.00%) Migration
9 12 (16.00%) Manufacturing
9 12 (16.00%) FMCG
10 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (13.33%) SQL
11 10 (13.33%) GMP
11 10 (13.33%) GAMP
11 10 (13.33%) Process Improvement
11 10 (13.33%) Data Quality
12 9 (12.00%) Life Science
12 9 (12.00%) Data Modelling
12 9 (12.00%) ETL
12 9 (12.00%) GAP Analysis
13 8 (10.67%) Quality Management
13 8 (10.67%) Windows
13 8 (10.67%) ITIL
13 8 (10.67%) Degree
13 8 (10.67%) Data Cleansing

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 (4.00%) SAS
2 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.33%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (9.33%) SAP APO
1 7 (9.33%) SAP MM
2 5 (6.67%) SAP MDM
2 5 (6.67%) SAP SD
2 5 (6.67%) TrackWise
3 4 (5.33%) SAP CO
3 4 (5.33%) SAP FI
3 4 (5.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.33%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) IaaS
2 2 (2.67%) SaaS
3 1 (1.33%) PaaS
3 1 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) SAN
1 3 (4.00%) Skype
1 3 (4.00%) VoIP
2 2 (2.67%) LAN
2 2 (2.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.00%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (6.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.00%) SAP BW
6 2 (2.67%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) LSMW
2 2 (2.67%) Subversion
General
1 39 (52.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 13 (17.33%) Finance
3 12 (16.00%) Manufacturing
4 7 (9.33%) Billing
5 5 (6.67%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (36.00%) Analyst
2 15 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 15 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.00%) Architect
3 6 (8.00%) Data Analyst
3 6 (8.00%) SAP Analyst
3 6 (8.00%) SAP Data Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) IT Manager
5 4 (5.33%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (5.33%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Operations Business Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Applications Manager
6 3 (4.00%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) IT Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) SAP Functional Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) Documentation Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) IT Business Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) LIMS Manager
7 2 (2.67%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) EDI
2 2 (2.67%) Ajax
2 2 (2.67%) XML
2 2 (2.67%) XSL
2 2 (2.67%) XSLT
3 1 (1.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.00%) FMCG
3 9 (12.00%) Life Science
4 6 (8.00%) AS400
4 6 (8.00%) Data Structures
4 6 (8.00%) LIMS
4 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.33%) CCTV
5 4 (5.33%) SCADA
6 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.67%) Learning Management System
6 2 (2.67%) PMI
7 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) Windows
2 6 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.67%) Validation
2 21 (28.00%) Project Management
3 15 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (18.67%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (17.33%) PRINCE2
6 12 (16.00%) Migration
7 10 (13.33%) Process Improvement
8 9 (12.00%) Data Modelling
8 9 (12.00%) ETL
8 9 (12.00%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (10.67%) Analytics
9 8 (10.67%) Data Cleansing
9 8 (10.67%) Data Conversion
9 8 (10.67%) Data Extraction
9 8 (10.67%) Data Mapping
9 8 (10.67%) ITIL
9 8 (10.67%) Network Segmentation
9 8 (10.67%) Quality Management
10 7 (9.33%) Data Migration
10 7 (9.33%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) SQL
2 7 (9.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.67%) C
3 2 (2.67%) C#
3 2 (2.67%) C++
3 2 (2.67%) Java
3 2 (2.67%) Perl
3 2 (2.67%) Python
4 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) Degree
2 7 (9.33%) PMP
3 5 (6.67%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.33%) SAP Certification
5 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 14 (18.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 10 (13.33%) Data Quality
3 10 (13.33%) GAMP
3 10 (13.33%) GMP
4 3 (4.00%) ISO 13485
4 3 (4.00%) PMO
5 2 (2.67%) CDISC
5 2 (2.67%) GCP
5 2 (2.67%) GDPR
5 2 (2.67%) GLP
5 2 (2.67%) HL7
5 2 (2.67%) IEC 62304
5 2 (2.67%) PMBOK
5 2 (2.67%) QA
6 1 (1.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) vSphere
2 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 20 (26.67%) SAP
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.33%) HP
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.33%) Wonderware
4 3 (4.00%) Cisco
4 3 (4.00%) LabWare
4 3 (4.00%) VMware
5 2 (2.67%) Ariba
5 2 (2.67%) IBM
5 2 (2.67%) Informatica
6 1 (1.33%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.33%) Cognos
6 1 (1.33%) Concur
6 1 (1.33%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.33%) JD Edwards