Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 799 801
Rank change year-on-year -24 +2 +8
Contract jobs citing GxP 61 68 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.068% 0.087%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.54% 0.55% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 36
UK median daily rate £415 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £250 £356 £271
90th Percentile £595 £527 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £500 £443
% change year-on-year -24.25% +12.99% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £50.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.00% -13.04% +15.00%
10th Percentile £17.50 £43.30 £56.25
90th Percentile £37.00 £58.80 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £54.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year -55.56% -6.09% +27.78%

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 11,229 12,259 12,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.89% 12.33% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,120 8,028 7,932
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 367 444
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -11.11% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.21 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.40% -20.00% +16.01%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 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 -10 58 £415 -2.35% 12
UK excluding London -11 48 £379 -24.25% 10
South East -12 22 £525 +5.00% 3
North of England -15 17 £275 -45.00%
London -31 12 £468 +26.35% 2
Yorkshire - 9 £250 -
North West -13 8 £300 -40.00%
East of England -6 6 £594 +28.38% 6
Scotland -14 3 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 (63.93%) Pharmaceutical
2 23 (37.70%) Validation
3 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (27.87%) Project Management
5 16 (26.23%) Quality Management
6 13 (21.31%) Content Management
7 12 (19.67%) SAP
7 12 (19.67%) SharePoint
7 12 (19.67%) Life Science
8 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (18.03%) Business Analysis
9 10 (16.39%) Document Management
9 10 (16.39%) Legal
9 10 (16.39%) PRINCE2
9 10 (16.39%) QMS
9 10 (16.39%) Waterfall
10 9 (14.75%) Windows 10
10 9 (14.75%) Windows
10 9 (14.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 9 (14.75%) GMP
10 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
11 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (13.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (13.11%) Management Information System
11 8 (13.11%) Marketing
11 8 (13.11%) Degree
11 8 (13.11%) Analytics
11 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
11 8 (13.11%) Time Management
12 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing

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 12 (19.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.48%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (8.20%) CMS
4 3 (4.92%) Drupal
4 3 (4.92%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.56%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) SAP CO
1 4 (6.56%) SAP FI
1 4 (6.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (4.92%) Social Studio
2 3 (4.92%) Sprinklr
3 2 (3.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Office 365
2 5 (8.20%) PaaS
2 5 (8.20%) SaaS
3 3 (4.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) LAN
1 1 (1.64%) WAN
1 1 (1.64%) Wireless
1 1 (1.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) MS Access
2 2 (3.28%) Power BI
3 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.64%) Data Lake
General
1 39 (63.93%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (16.39%) Legal
3 8 (13.11%) Marketing
4 7 (11.48%) Finance
5 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Consultant
3 9 (14.75%) IT Analyst
3 9 (14.75%) IT Manager
3 9 (14.75%) Project Manager
4 8 (13.11%) Support Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Validation Consultant
7 5 (8.20%) Business IT Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Data Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) IT Business Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (6.56%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Applications Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Compliance Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Digital Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Digital Business Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Digital Project Manager
10 2 (3.28%) Risk Consultant
10 2 (3.28%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) CSS
1 5 (8.20%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) COM
3 1 (1.64%) EDI
3 1 (1.64%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Life Science
2 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.11%) Management Information System
4 7 (11.48%) Virtual Team
5 6 (9.84%) LIMS
6 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
7 4 (6.56%) FMCG
8 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.64%) Pharmacovigilance
9 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) Windows
1 9 (14.75%) Windows 10
2 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) Validation
2 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.87%) Project Management
4 16 (26.23%) Quality Management
5 13 (21.31%) Content Management
6 11 (18.03%) Business Analysis
7 10 (16.39%) Document Management
7 10 (16.39%) PRINCE2
7 10 (16.39%) QMS
7 10 (16.39%) Waterfall
8 8 (13.11%) Analytics
8 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
8 8 (13.11%) Time Management
9 7 (11.48%) Analytical Thinking
9 7 (11.48%) Information Security
9 7 (11.48%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (11.48%) SDLC
9 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.84%) CAD
10 6 (9.84%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) APMP
2 5 (8.20%) ISEB
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.28%) SAP Certification
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 9 (14.75%) GMP
2 8 (13.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (11.48%) GAMP
4 5 (8.20%) GCP
4 5 (8.20%) GLP
4 5 (8.20%) SLA
5 4 (6.56%) QA
6 3 (4.92%) PMO
7 1 (1.64%) COBIT
7 1 (1.64%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) SAP
2 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.48%) Acronis
3 7 (11.48%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.28%) Casewise
6 1 (1.64%) Apple
6 1 (1.64%) Ariba
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco
6 1 (1.64%) Concur
6 1 (1.64%) Google
6 1 (1.64%) HP
6 1 (1.64%) Infor
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle
6 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.64%) Talend
6 1 (1.64%) VMware