The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 327 411 291
Rank change year-on-year +84 -120  
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 275 254 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.48% 0.72%
As % of the General category 1.57% 1.29% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 110 206
Median daily rate £440 £459 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +4.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -10.52% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 14
Median hourly rate £30.25 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.44% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £15.95 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £57.50 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £33.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +46.66%  

Pharmaceutical is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17470 19759 21488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.97% 36.96% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11416 13133 13435
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 462 542
Median hourly rate £26.25 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.20 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical.

Contractor daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK over the 3 months to 23 May 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 +68 263 £440 -4.60% 113
London +55 118 £450 -1.63% 57
South East +67 64 £425 - 26
North West -2 34 £415 -17.00% 3
Berkshire +39 28 £463 +13.49% 11
Cheshire +2 23 £425 -15.00% 1
Surrey +20 17 £433 -24.78% 4
East of England -9 16 £325 -23.52% 10
Macclesfield -1 15 £443 +4.11% 1
Maidenhead +6 10 £500 +66.66% 2
Hertfordshire +1 10 £181 -57.35% 2
Yorkshire +26 8 £300 -
West Midlands +18 8 £475 +53.22% 5
Brentford -1 8 - - 3
Woking - 7 £455 -
Scotland +46 6 £260 -42.22% 1
Hampshire +25 6 £525 +23.52% 4
Manchester +20 6 £375 +97.36% 2
Reading +27 5 £550 +15.78% 4
Birmingham +17 5 £550 +83.33% 1
High Wycombe +6 5 £235 -48.35% 5
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £235 -48.35% 6
East Midlands -17 5 £463 -17.77% 6
Inverness - 5 £260 - 1
Highlands - 5 £260 - 1
Southampton - 4 £700 -
Bolton - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £300 -
Liverpool - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical.

1 163 (30.93%) SAP
2 119 (22.58%) Finance
3 86 (16.32%) Project Management
4 70 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (12.90%) Manufacturing
6 64 (12.14%) Life Science
7 58 (11.01%) Validation
8 56 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 53 (10.06%) GxP
9 53 (10.06%) Retail
10 50 (9.49%) ERP
11 47 (8.92%) FMCG
12 46 (8.73%) SQL
13 40 (7.59%) Microsoft
14 39 (7.40%) JavaScript
14 39 (7.40%) Degree
15 36 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
16 34 (6.45%) Migration
17 32 (6.07%) HTML
17 32 (6.07%) QA
18 29 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
18 29 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
18 29 (5.50%) Business Analysis
19 28 (5.31%) Data Analysis
20 27 (5.12%) CSS
20 27 (5.12%) GMP
20 27 (5.12%) SAP FI
20 27 (5.12%) Analytics
20 27 (5.12%) SDLC
21 26 (4.93%) SAP CO

Pharmaceutical
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 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.09%) SAS
3 10 (1.90%) CMS
3 10 (1.90%) Documentum
4 7 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (1.14%) Confluence
5 6 (1.14%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.76%) IIS
7 3 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.38%) Drupal
8 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.19%) Liferay
9 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.19%) SAP EP
9 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 29 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.57%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.57%) Revit
5 3 (0.57%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (5.12%) SAP FI
2 26 (4.93%) SAP CO
3 24 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
4 17 (3.23%) SAP FSCM
5 15 (2.85%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 12 (2.28%) SAP APO
6 12 (2.28%) SAP MM
7 9 (1.71%) SAP PP
7 9 (1.71%) TrackWise
8 8 (1.52%) SAP SD
9 6 (1.14%) SAP MDG
9 6 (1.14%) SAP MDM
10 5 (0.95%) SAP WM
11 4 (0.76%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.76%) SAP SCM
12 3 (0.57%) SAP CAR
12 3 (0.57%) SAP EHS
12 3 (0.57%) SAP MDG-BP
12 3 (0.57%) SAP MDG-F
12 3 (0.57%) SAP MDG-S
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.47%) Veeva
2 12 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.14%) SaaS
4 4 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.57%) Office 365
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.76%) LAN
1 4 (0.76%) WAN
2 2 (0.38%) Firewall
2 2 (0.38%) Intranet
2 2 (0.38%) IP Telephony
2 2 (0.38%) Network Security
2 2 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (0.38%) Skype
2 2 (0.38%) WebEx
3 1 (0.19%) CTI
3 1 (0.19%) DNS
3 1 (0.19%) RFID
3 1 (0.19%) SMTP
3 1 (0.19%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.19%) VoIP
3 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (2.28%) SAP BW
3 10 (1.90%) Big Data
4 7 (1.33%) MS Access
4 7 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.33%) SAP HANA
5 6 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (1.14%) Spotfire
6 5 (0.95%) Electronic Patient Records
6 5 (0.95%) MySQL
6 5 (0.95%) QlikView
6 5 (0.95%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.76%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.76%) Qlik Sense
7 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.57%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.57%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 21 (3.98%) JIRA
2 9 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.33%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (0.95%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.76%) Subversion
6 3 (0.57%) Calabash
6 3 (0.57%) Capybara
6 3 (0.57%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.57%) NUnit
6 3 (0.57%) Selenium
6 3 (0.57%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.19%) ERwin
7 1 (0.19%) Maven
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 119 (22.58%) Finance
2 68 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 53 (10.06%) Retail
4 21 (3.98%) Banking
5 14 (2.66%) Marketing
6 10 (1.90%) Legal
6 10 (1.90%) Publishing
7 5 (0.95%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.95%) French Language
7 5 (0.95%) German Language
8 4 (0.76%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.57%) Automotive
9 3 (0.57%) Billing
9 3 (0.57%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.38%) Advertising
10 2 (0.38%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.19%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 101 (19.17%) Analyst
2 98 (18.60%) Consultant
3 66 (12.52%) Project Manager
4 65 (12.33%) SAP Consultant
5 56 (10.63%) Developer
6 36 (6.83%) Architect
6 36 (6.83%) Business Analyst
7 26 (4.93%) IT Manager
8 25 (4.74%) Data Analyst
9 17 (3.23%) IT Project Manager
9 17 (3.23%) SAP CO Consultant
9 17 (3.23%) SAP FI Consultant
10 16 (3.04%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
10 16 (3.04%) SAP Manager
10 16 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (2.85%) SAP MM Consultant
11 15 (2.85%) Validation Consultant
12 13 (2.47%) IT Analyst
13 12 (2.28%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 11 (2.09%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.07%) HTML
2 27 (5.12%) CSS
3 22 (4.17%) IDoc
4 21 (3.98%) HTML5
5 14 (2.66%) AngularJS
6 13 (2.47%) .NET
7 12 (2.28%) Web Services
8 11 (2.09%) XML
9 7 (1.33%) Angular 2
9 7 (1.33%) CSS3
10 6 (1.14%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.14%) EDI
10 6 (1.14%) jQuery
10 6 (1.14%) REST
10 6 (1.14%) RESTful
10 6 (1.14%) Spring
11 5 (0.95%) SAP Business Workflow
12 4 (0.76%) Middleware
13 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.57%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.14%) Life Science
2 47 (8.92%) FMCG
3 36 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.66%) NHS
6 12 (2.28%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.28%) Virtual Team
7 11 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.90%) Pharmacovigilance
9 9 (1.71%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.52%) User Experience
11 7 (1.33%) Biotechnology
12 6 (1.14%) e-Learning
12 6 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.76%) Learning Management System
13 4 (0.76%) LIMS
14 3 (0.57%) Linked Data
14 3 (0.57%) Semantic Web
15 2 (0.38%) Social Network
15 2 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.61%) Windows
2 13 (2.47%) Android
3 12 (2.28%) Linux
4 11 (2.09%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.52%) AIX
6 7 (1.33%) Unix
7 6 (1.14%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (16.32%) Project Management
2 70 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (11.01%) Validation
4 56 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 50 (9.49%) ERP
6 34 (6.45%) Migration
7 29 (5.50%) Business Analysis
8 28 (5.31%) Data Analysis
9 27 (5.12%) Analytics
9 27 (5.12%) SDLC
10 25 (4.74%) Quality Management
10 25 (4.74%) SAP Implementation
11 24 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (4.55%) Change Management
11 24 (4.55%) ITIL
11 24 (4.55%) Risk Management
11 24 (4.55%) Scrum
12 23 (4.36%) Service Management
13 21 (3.98%) Change Control
13 21 (3.98%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (8.73%) SQL
2 39 (7.40%) JavaScript
3 23 (4.36%) Java
4 16 (3.04%) Python
5 9 (1.71%) C#
6 8 (1.52%) VBA
7 7 (1.33%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.14%) ABAP
8 6 (1.14%) PHP
8 6 (1.14%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.76%) C
9 4 (0.76%) TypeScript
9 4 (0.76%) VB
10 3 (0.57%) Perl
10 3 (0.57%) R
10 3 (0.57%) Ruby
10 3 (0.57%) SPARQL
11 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.19%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 39 (7.40%) Degree
2 8 (1.52%) IRCA
3 6 (1.14%) ISEB
3 6 (1.14%) ISTQB
3 6 (1.14%) SAP Certification
4 4 (0.76%) PMP
5 3 (0.57%) CCNA
5 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.57%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.38%) PhD
6 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.19%) CSQA
7 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (10.06%) GxP
2 32 (6.07%) QA
3 27 (5.12%) GMP
4 18 (3.42%) Data Quality
5 13 (2.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 8 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.33%) GCP
8 5 (0.95%) PMO
9 4 (0.76%) CDISC
9 4 (0.76%) GDPR
9 4 (0.76%) HL7
9 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.76%) SLA
10 3 (0.57%) GAMP
11 2 (0.38%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.38%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.19%) GLP
12 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 3 (0.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.19%) HDFS
2 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.76%) Puppet
3 3 (0.57%) Salt
3 3 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.38%) Ansible
4 2 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.19%) Nessus
5 1 (0.19%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 163 (30.93%) SAP
2 40 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 14 (2.66%) Oracle
4 13 (2.47%) Adobe
5 10 (1.90%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.71%) Remedy
7 8 (1.52%) HP
8 7 (1.33%) Informatica
8 7 (1.33%) JD Edwards
8 7 (1.33%) Tableau
8 7 (1.33%) Talend
9 6 (1.14%) Ariba
10 5 (0.95%) AppDynamics
10 5 (0.95%) Apple
10 5 (0.95%) Hyperion
11 4 (0.76%) Cisco
11 4 (0.76%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.76%) Workday
12 3 (0.57%) Reuters
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Inverness, Highland
Elevate Direct
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £483 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Yoh
Rate: £130.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £520 - £540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £242 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 7 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £25 to £33 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £36 to £47 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Lincolnshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day + Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Kettering
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £10 - £100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Tadworth, Surrey
Huntress Search Ltd - IT Recruitment
Posted: 7 days ago
England
Tiger Resourcing Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Tadworth, Surrey
Huntress Search Ltd - IT Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago