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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 636 590
Rank change year-on-year +86 -46  
Contract jobs citing GxP 45 21 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.038% 0.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.84% 0.34% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 7 25
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £340 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £53.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.81% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £53.00 -

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 5329 6147 6544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.51% 11.00% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3482 3970 3982
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £598 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 198 184
Median hourly rate £22.25 £25.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.74% +1.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £53.00 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +13.79%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GxP over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GxP in the UK

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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

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Top 14 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 24 April 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 +84 45 £450 +12.50% 6
London +58 26 £450 - 1
South East +28 13 £445 +11.25% 2
Surrey - 10 £450 -
Woking - 8 £453 -
East of England +1 4 £305 -9.62% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire +5 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £305 -
Cambridge +3 2 £305 -
Macclesfield - 2 £488 -
Cheshire - 2 £488 -
North West - 2 £488 -
Brentford +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 67 (84.81%) Pharmaceutical
2 32 (40.51%) Validation
3 18 (22.78%) Project Management
3 18 (22.78%) SAP
3 18 (22.78%) ERP
4 17 (21.52%) GMP
4 17 (21.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (18.99%) GAMP
5 15 (18.99%) Life Science
5 15 (18.99%) QA
6 14 (17.72%) Manufacturing
7 11 (13.92%) GCP
7 11 (13.92%) Risk Management
7 11 (13.92%) Business Analysis
8 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.66%) Finance
8 10 (12.66%) Migration
9 9 (11.39%) Quality Management
9 9 (11.39%) Remedy
9 9 (11.39%) FMCG
10 8 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (10.13%) Coaching
10 8 (10.13%) IRCA
10 8 (10.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (10.13%) AIX
11 7 (8.86%) Microsoft
11 7 (8.86%) Machine Learning
12 6 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (7.59%) QMS
12 6 (7.59%) Pharmacovigilance

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 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) TrackWise
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.27%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) SaaS
2 2 (2.53%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.27%) PaaS
3 1 (1.27%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) DHCP
1 1 (1.27%) DNS
1 1 (1.27%) Firewall
1 1 (1.27%) Network Security
1 1 (1.27%) Skype
1 1 (1.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.27%) JIRA
1 1 (1.27%) JUnit
General
1 67 (84.81%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (17.72%) Manufacturing
3 10 (12.66%) Finance
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Project Manager
2 18 (22.78%) Consultant
3 13 (16.46%) Analyst
4 11 (13.92%) Compliance Consultant
4 11 (13.92%) Risk Consultant
5 9 (11.39%) Business Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) IT Manager
6 8 (10.13%) Architect
6 8 (10.13%) IT Project Manager
7 6 (7.59%) IT Consultant
7 6 (7.59%) IT Risk Consultant
7 6 (7.59%) Security Specialist
7 6 (7.59%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.33%) Business Manager
8 5 (6.33%) Business Project Manager
8 5 (6.33%) IT Security Specialist
8 5 (6.33%) Project Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) IT Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) IT Business Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) .NET
1 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.27%) EDI
1 1 (1.27%) EDIFACT
1 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.99%) Life Science
2 9 (11.39%) FMCG
3 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.59%) Pharmacovigilance
4 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.80%) Learning Management System
6 2 (2.53%) Biotechnology
6 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.53%) e-Learning
6 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.27%) SCORM
7 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) AIX
2 3 (3.80%) Windows
3 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.51%) Validation
2 18 (22.78%) ERP
2 18 (22.78%) Project Management
3 17 (21.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (13.92%) Business Analysis
4 11 (13.92%) Risk Management
5 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.66%) Migration
6 9 (11.39%) Quality Management
7 8 (10.13%) Coaching
7 8 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (8.86%) Machine Learning
9 6 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.59%) Information Security
9 6 (7.59%) QMS
9 6 (7.59%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (6.33%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
10 5 (6.33%) IT Audit
10 5 (6.33%) Regulatory Compliance
10 5 (6.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.27%) ActionScript
2 1 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (1.27%) C
2 1 (1.27%) C#
2 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) IRCA
2 5 (6.33%) Degree
3 3 (3.80%) APMP
3 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) PMP
5 1 (1.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.52%) GMP
2 15 (18.99%) GAMP
2 15 (18.99%) QA
3 11 (13.92%) GCP
4 8 (10.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (6.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (3.80%) GLP
7 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 18 (22.78%) SAP
2 9 (11.39%) Remedy
3 7 (8.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.33%) Capita
5 4 (5.06%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.53%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle
6 2 (2.53%) VMware
6 2 (2.53%) Workday
7 1 (1.27%) Acronis
7 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco
7 1 (1.27%) Informatica
7 1 (1.27%) Minitab
7 1 (1.27%) Saba
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