Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 806 813
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7 +1
Contract jobs citing GxP 70 93 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.088% 0.081%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.53% 0.78% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 26
UK median daily rate £402 £444 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.35% -0.84% +11.88%
10th Percentile £287 £262 £333
90th Percentile £525 £600 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £463 £400
% change year-on-year -0.54% +15.63% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
UK median hourly rate £45.31 - £45.00
10th Percentile £38.50 - £25.75
90th Percentile £55.50 - £56.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.36 - £40.00

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 13142 11970 13354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.74% 11.35% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8585 7804 8430
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £228
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 421 473
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% +16.88%
10th Percentile £11.49 £10.80 £11.54
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +12.82%

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 22 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GxP over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -7 64 £406 -9.78% 5
UK excluding London +27 40 £460 -0.54% 2
London -38 28 £370 -10.84% 3
South East +4 22 £500 -2.44% 1
Scotland - 5 £388 -
Midlands - 5 - - 1
North of England +72 4 £350 -26.32%
North West +15 4 £350 -26.32%
East Midlands - 3 - -
South West +3 2 - -
East of England -14 2 £425 -10.53%
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 27 (38.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 23 (32.86%) Validation
3 21 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (28.57%) Project Management
4 20 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (21.43%) FMCG
7 14 (20.00%) Network Segmentation
7 14 (20.00%) Manufacturing
8 13 (18.57%) SAP
9 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
9 12 (17.14%) PRINCE2
9 12 (17.14%) Workflow
9 12 (17.14%) Migration
10 11 (15.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (14.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 10 (14.29%) GAMP
11 10 (14.29%) SQL
11 10 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
11 10 (14.29%) Process Improvement
11 10 (14.29%) Data Quality
12 9 (12.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (12.86%) Data Modelling
12 9 (12.86%) ETL
12 9 (12.86%) PRINCE
12 9 (12.86%) PMP
13 8 (11.43%) Business Analysis
13 8 (11.43%) Use Case
13 8 (11.43%) Workflow Analysis
13 8 (11.43%) Analytics

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 (1.43%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) SAP APO
1 7 (10.00%) SAP MM
2 5 (7.14%) SAP MDM
3 4 (5.71%) TrackWise
4 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.57%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (5.71%) SAP BW
5 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.86%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) LSMW
2 2 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 27 (38.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.14%) Finance
3 5 (7.14%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (45.71%) Analyst
2 23 (32.86%) Business Analyst
3 14 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 10 (14.29%) Security Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Data Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Operations Business Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) SAP Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) SAP Data Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) LIMS Manager
6 3 (4.29%) LIMS Project Manager
6 3 (4.29%) SAP Functional Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) SAP Manager
6 3 (4.29%) Test Leader
7 2 (2.86%) Consultant
7 2 (2.86%) Informatica Architect
7 2 (2.86%) SAP Project Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Ajax
1 2 (2.86%) XML
1 2 (2.86%) XSL
1 2 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (21.43%) FMCG
3 6 (8.57%) AS400
3 6 (8.57%) CCTV
3 6 (8.57%) Data Structures
3 6 (8.57%) Life Science
4 5 (7.14%) LIMS
4 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.71%) SCADA
6 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.86%) Learning Management System
7 2 (2.86%) PMI
8 1 (1.43%) CMDB
8 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Windows
2 5 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) Validation
2 20 (28.57%) Project Management
3 18 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (20.00%) Network Segmentation
5 12 (17.14%) Migration
5 12 (17.14%) PRINCE2
5 12 (17.14%) Workflow
6 10 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
6 10 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 9 (12.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (12.86%) Data Modelling
7 9 (12.86%) ETL
7 9 (12.86%) PRINCE
8 8 (11.43%) Analytics
8 8 (11.43%) Business Analysis
8 8 (11.43%) Data Cleansing
8 8 (11.43%) Data Conversion
8 8 (11.43%) Data Extraction
8 8 (11.43%) Data Mapping
8 8 (11.43%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) SQL
2 7 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.86%) C#
3 2 (2.86%) C++
3 2 (2.86%) Java
3 2 (2.86%) Perl
3 2 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) PMP
2 7 (10.00%) Degree
2 7 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (14.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 10 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 10 (14.29%) GAMP
3 5 (7.14%) GMP
4 2 (2.86%) CDISC
4 2 (2.86%) GDPR
4 2 (2.86%) HL7
4 2 (2.86%) PMBOK
4 2 (2.86%) PMO
5 1 (1.43%) ISO 13485
5 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) SAP
2 5 (7.14%) LabWare
2 5 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) Wonderware
4 2 (2.86%) Informatica
5 1 (1.43%) Acronis
5 1 (1.43%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.43%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.43%) DocuSign
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.43%) Remedy
5 1 (1.43%) VMware