Period
to 27 October 2020

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 6 months to 27 October 2020 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
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 263 361 429
Rank change year-on-year +98 +68 -37
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 300 560 555
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.66% 0.54%
As % of the General category 2.23% 1.72% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 339 290
Median daily rate £500 £483 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +13.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £224
90th Percentile £645 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £485 £410
% change year-on-year -10.82% +18.29% -6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 64
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.17 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.17% -26.11% +15.83%
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.38 £15.23
90th Percentile £60.00 £41.88 £50.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +56.63% -30.83% +22.40%

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

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 13,481 32,578 41,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.64% 38.63% 40.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,648 20,862 26,906
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £287 £290 £293
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.77% +2.94% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 492 974 1,140
Median hourly rate £28.57 £21.87 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.61% +3.43% -5.37%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.35 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.38 £21.05 £20.04
% change year-on-year +11.07% +5.03% -10.94%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Pharmaceutical.

Daily rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Pharmaceutical.

Hourly rate trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 15 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 6 months to 27 October 2020. 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 +93 264 £500 +3.90% 191
UK excluding London +91 143 £433 -10.82% 157
London +116 107 £500 +4.17% 47
Work from Home -50 85 £500 - 40
East of England +36 58 £480 +1.05% 29
Midlands +103 38 £438 -16.67% 19
East Midlands +57 28 £425 -19.05% 13
North of England +69 21 £425 -19.05% 40
North West +41 19 £425 -19.05% 25
South East +75 18 £500 +4.17% 38
South West +117 7 £358 -1.38% 15
West Midlands +64 7 £425 -52.78% 6
Yorkshire +77 1 - - 9
Scotland +70 1 £215 -51.69% 10
North East +32 1 £303 +61.60% 6

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical.

1 55 (18.33%) Microsoft
1 55 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (18.00%) SAP
3 49 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (16.00%) Project Management
5 47 (15.67%) Azure
6 41 (13.67%) Analytics
7 38 (12.67%) SQL
8 33 (11.00%) Manufacturing
9 31 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (10.00%) GxP
10 30 (10.00%) Life Science
11 27 (9.00%) Finance
12 26 (8.67%) Python
13 24 (8.00%) Degree
14 23 (7.67%) Validation
14 23 (7.67%) Data Science
15 22 (7.33%) Migration
16 21 (7.00%) Marketing
16 21 (7.00%) Project Delivery
16 21 (7.00%) DevOps
17 20 (6.67%) Windows
18 19 (6.33%) CRM
18 19 (6.33%) ETL
18 19 (6.33%) FMCG
18 19 (6.33%) Office 365
19 18 (6.00%) Oracle
19 18 (6.00%) SQL Server
20 17 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (5.67%) Power BI

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 (4.00%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.67%) SAS
3 7 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.00%) JBoss
4 6 (2.00%) NetWeaver
5 5 (1.67%) Apache
5 5 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.33%) CMS
7 2 (0.67%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.67%) Confluence
7 2 (0.67%) nginx
8 1 (0.33%) Documentum
8 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.33%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.00%) Adobe XD
5 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.00%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.67%) Figma
6 2 (0.67%) Sketch
7 1 (0.33%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.33%) InVision
7 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (2.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (1.00%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.00%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.67%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.67%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.67%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.33%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.33%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.33%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.67%) Azure
2 19 (6.33%) Office 365
3 17 (5.67%) Power Platform
4 15 (5.00%) AWS
4 15 (5.00%) SaaS
5 12 (4.00%) Veeva
6 11 (3.67%) PaaS
7 10 (3.33%) IaaS
8 9 (3.00%) PowerApps
9 7 (2.33%) Amazon S3
9 7 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (2.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (2.00%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (1.67%) Logic Apps
12 2 (0.67%) GitHub
12 2 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.33%) GCP
13 1 (0.33%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.00%) Firewall
2 9 (3.00%) DNS
2 9 (3.00%) Skype
2 9 (3.00%) WAN
3 8 (2.67%) DHCP
3 8 (2.67%) Wireless
4 7 (2.33%) MPLS
4 7 (2.33%) VPN
5 6 (2.00%) PBX
5 6 (2.00%) VoIP
6 2 (0.67%) LAN
6 2 (0.67%) SAN
7 1 (0.33%) Network Security
7 1 (0.33%) Profibus
7 1 (0.33%) SSL
7 1 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.67%) Power BI
3 15 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (4.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (3.33%) MySQL
6 9 (3.00%) Big Data
6 9 (3.00%) Tableau
7 8 (2.67%) Cosmos DB
7 8 (2.67%) SAP HANA
8 7 (2.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (2.00%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.00%) Data Lake
9 6 (2.00%) DB2
10 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (1.67%) Spotfire
10 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.00%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (3.67%) JIRA
2 7 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.67%) ER Studio
4 4 (1.33%) ERwin
4 4 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.00%) Balsamiq
5 3 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.00%) Selenium
6 2 (0.67%) Ant
6 2 (0.67%) Appium
6 2 (0.67%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.67%) Cypress.io
6 2 (0.67%) JUnit
6 2 (0.67%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.67%) Maven
6 2 (0.67%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.67%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 33 (11.00%) Manufacturing
2 27 (9.00%) Finance
3 21 (7.00%) Marketing
4 12 (4.00%) Retail
5 11 (3.67%) Legal
6 8 (2.67%) Advertising
7 7 (2.33%) French Language
8 6 (2.00%) Public Sector
8 6 (2.00%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.67%) Publishing
10 4 (1.33%) Banking
10 4 (1.33%) German Language
10 4 (1.33%) Law
11 3 (1.00%) Dutch Language
11 3 (1.00%) Electronics
11 3 (1.00%) Italian Language
11 3 (1.00%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (1.00%) Russian Language
11 3 (1.00%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (14.33%) Analyst
2 42 (14.00%) Project Manager
3 35 (11.67%) Architect
4 26 (8.67%) IT Manager
5 23 (7.67%) Business Analyst
6 22 (7.33%) Consultant
7 21 (7.00%) IT Project Manager
8 16 (5.33%) Developer
9 10 (3.33%) Data Engineer
9 10 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.00%) IT Security Manager
10 9 (3.00%) IT Security Project Manager
10 9 (3.00%) Security Manager
10 9 (3.00%) Security Project Manager
11 8 (2.67%) Designer
11 8 (2.67%) Information Architect
11 8 (2.67%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.33%) CRM Manager
12 7 (2.33%) CRM Project Manager
12 7 (2.33%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.33%) CSS
1 10 (3.33%) JSON
2 9 (3.00%) HTML
3 8 (2.67%) .NET
3 8 (2.67%) XML
4 7 (2.33%) Middleware
5 6 (2.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.00%) Node.js
5 6 (2.00%) SAP Basis
5 6 (2.00%) Shiny
6 5 (1.67%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.33%) React
7 4 (1.33%) RESTful
7 4 (1.33%) Web Services
8 3 (1.00%) Chai
8 3 (1.00%) CSS3
8 3 (1.00%) HTML5
8 3 (1.00%) LDAP
8 3 (1.00%) REST
9 2 (0.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.00%) Life Science
2 19 (6.33%) FMCG
3 17 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.67%) User Experience
5 10 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.00%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (2.00%) Data Structures
9 6 (2.00%) NHS
9 6 (2.00%) PKI
9 6 (2.00%) Reference Data
10 5 (1.67%) LIMS
10 5 (1.67%) Social Media
11 4 (1.33%) Biotechnology
12 3 (1.00%) PMI
13 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.67%) Pharmacovigilance
13 2 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.67%) Windows
2 12 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.67%) Unix
4 9 (3.00%) Linux
5 5 (1.67%) AIX
5 5 (1.67%) Android
5 5 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 48 (16.00%) Project Management
4 41 (13.67%) Analytics
5 31 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (7.67%) Data Science
6 23 (7.67%) Validation
7 22 (7.33%) Migration
8 21 (7.00%) DevOps
8 21 (7.00%) Project Delivery
9 19 (6.33%) CRM
9 19 (6.33%) ETL
10 16 (5.33%) Artificial Intelligence
11 15 (5.00%) Data Modelling
12 14 (4.67%) Machine Learning
13 13 (4.33%) Change Management
14 12 (4.00%) Business Analysis
14 12 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (4.00%) Decision-Making
14 12 (4.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 38 (12.67%) SQL
2 26 (8.67%) Python
3 16 (5.33%) R
4 12 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.67%) Java
6 6 (2.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.33%) C
7 4 (1.33%) C++
8 2 (0.67%) ABAP
8 2 (0.67%) BeanShell
8 2 (0.67%) VBA
9 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.33%) Scala
9 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (8.00%) Degree
2 5 (1.67%) PhD
3 4 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 3 (1.00%) CISM
4 3 (1.00%) CISSP
4 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.00%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.00%) PMP
4 3 (1.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.67%) MCSA
5 2 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) ACCA
6 1 (0.33%) CCNP
6 1 (0.33%) CIMA
6 1 (0.33%) CISA
6 1 (0.33%) MBA
6 1 (0.33%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.00%) GxP
2 15 (5.00%) QA
3 14 (4.67%) PMO
4 10 (3.33%) GDPR
5 6 (2.00%) COBIT
5 6 (2.00%) GMP
5 6 (2.00%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.67%) Data Quality
7 3 (1.00%) DICOM
7 3 (1.00%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.67%) GAMP
9 1 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.33%) CDISC
9 1 (0.33%) GLP
9 1 (0.33%) Good Clinical Practice
9 1 (0.33%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.33%) HL7
9 1 (0.33%) ITGC
9 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.00%) Docker
3 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.00%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.67%) Ansible
3 2 (0.67%) QRadar
4 1 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.33%) Terraform
4 1 (0.33%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 55 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 54 (18.00%) SAP
3 18 (6.00%) Oracle
4 11 (3.67%) Talend
5 10 (3.33%) Cisco
6 9 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (2.67%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.33%) Ariba
8 7 (2.33%) Citrix
9 6 (2.00%) Cadence
10 5 (1.67%) Adobe
10 5 (1.67%) HP
11 4 (1.33%) Workday
12 3 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (1.00%) MuleSoft
12 3 (1.00%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.00%) Software AG
12 3 (1.00%) VMware
13 2 (0.67%) CA
13 2 (0.67%) Informatica