Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 422 436 406
Rank change year-on-year +14 -30 -41
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 560 524 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.53% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.57% 1.37% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 279 274
UK median daily rate £430 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £224 £261 £214
90th Percentile £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £394
% change year-on-year - +7.94% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 40
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -12.90% +12.73%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £51.60 £46.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.66% +21.00%

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 35,693 38,368 34,991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.12% 38.85% 36.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,423 25,409 23,190
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 857 900
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.47 £12.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.74 £48.75 £47.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.31 £26.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.10% +7.82% -9.09%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 16 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 21 January 2019. 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 +18 541 £436 -3.06% 227
UK excluding London -13 301 £425 - 191
London +53 246 £450 - 55
South East -1 122 £425 -5.56% 47
East of England +36 103 £438 +3.55% 49
North of England -38 45 £290 -31.36% 42
North West -35 23 £403 -4.17% 23
Yorkshire +6 21 £290 -10.77% 15
Midlands +2 19 £413 -11.29% 22
East Midlands +5 12 £290 -49.12% 12
Scotland -1 11 - - 10
West Midlands -14 6 £425 -8.60% 10
Wales -16 2 - - 7
North East -6 1 £145 -73.64% 4
South West -34 1 - - 12
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 131 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (19.29%) Project Management
3 98 (17.50%) SAP
4 87 (15.54%) Finance
5 82 (14.64%) Microsoft
6 78 (13.93%) Degree
7 75 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
8 68 (12.14%) Analytics
9 64 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
10 60 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
10 60 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
11 56 (10.00%) Life Science
12 53 (9.46%) ERP
12 53 (9.46%) SQL
13 50 (8.93%) Scrum
14 44 (7.86%) Validation
15 43 (7.68%) Oracle
16 38 (6.79%) Change Management
16 38 (6.79%) Quality Management
16 38 (6.79%) Windows
16 38 (6.79%) Business Analysis
17 37 (6.61%) Management Information System
18 36 (6.43%) Microsoft Office
18 36 (6.43%) Computer Science
19 34 (6.07%) Manufacturing
19 34 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
20 33 (5.89%) Java
21 32 (5.71%) SharePoint
21 32 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
21 32 (5.71%) GxP

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 32 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.11%) CMS
3 18 (3.21%) Confluence
4 12 (2.14%) Drupal
5 10 (1.79%) SAS
6 7 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.89%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.71%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.54%) Documentum
9 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.36%) Apache
10 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.36%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.36%) IIS
10 2 (0.36%) Jetty
10 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 60 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (6.43%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.71%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.54%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.18%) InDesign
10 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.18%) Revit
10 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.61%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.89%) TrackWise
4 3 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.54%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle CRM On Demand
4 3 (0.54%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.54%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.36%) Maximo
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.36%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.36%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.36%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.36%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.36%) Social Studio
5 2 (0.36%) Sprinklr
5 2 (0.36%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.29%) Office 365
3 21 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.14%) GitHub
5 9 (1.61%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.61%) Veeva
6 6 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (1.07%) Serverless
7 5 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.89%) SaaS
8 4 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.71%) npm
9 3 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.54%) Amazon Glacier
9 3 (0.54%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.36%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.32%) Firewall
2 8 (1.43%) DNS
2 8 (1.43%) VPN
3 6 (1.07%) DHCP
3 6 (1.07%) SSL
4 5 (0.89%) LAN
4 5 (0.89%) WAN
4 5 (0.89%) WebEx
5 4 (0.71%) Intranet
5 4 (0.71%) Skype
6 3 (0.54%) PBX
6 3 (0.54%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (0.54%) VoIP
7 2 (0.36%) HTTP
7 2 (0.36%) Internet
7 2 (0.36%) NAS
7 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.36%) VLAN
7 2 (0.36%) WLAN
8 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (3.04%) Power BI
2 17 (3.04%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.32%) MySQL
3 13 (2.32%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (1.96%) QlikView
6 10 (1.79%) Big Data
6 10 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.79%) SAP BW
6 10 (1.79%) Spotfire
7 9 (1.61%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.25%) Redis
10 6 (1.07%) Amazon Aurora
10 6 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (1.07%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.07%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 26 (4.64%) JIRA
2 18 (3.21%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.61%) Maven
4 7 (1.25%) Jasmine
4 7 (1.25%) Protractor
5 6 (1.07%) GitLab
6 5 (0.89%) Toad
7 4 (0.71%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.71%) ERwin
7 4 (0.71%) Grunt
7 4 (0.71%) gulp
7 4 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (0.71%) PowerDesigner
7 4 (0.71%) XMLSpy
8 3 (0.54%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.54%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.54%) JUnit
8 3 (0.54%) Mockito
8 3 (0.54%) ProC
General
1 87 (15.54%) Finance
2 34 (6.07%) Manufacturing
3 28 (5.00%) Marketing
4 16 (2.86%) Law
5 15 (2.68%) Legal
6 14 (2.50%) Retail
7 12 (2.14%) French Language
8 11 (1.96%) Banking
9 9 (1.61%) Italian Language
9 9 (1.61%) Spanish Language
10 8 (1.43%) Publishing
11 6 (1.07%) Dutch Language
11 6 (1.07%) German Language
11 6 (1.07%) Portuguese Language
11 6 (1.07%) Russian Language
12 4 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.54%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.36%) Advertising
14 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.18%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 125 (22.32%) Analyst
2 81 (14.46%) Developer
3 73 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 69 (12.32%) Consultant
5 42 (7.50%) Business Analyst
6 30 (5.36%) IT Manager
7 26 (4.64%) Data Analyst
8 24 (4.29%) Architect
9 19 (3.39%) IT Project Manager
10 17 (3.04%) Senior Developer
10 17 (3.04%) Service Analyst
11 16 (2.86%) Senior Manager
12 15 (2.68%) SAP Consultant
13 13 (2.32%) Java Developer
13 13 (2.32%) Senior Project Manager
13 13 (2.32%) Support Engineer
14 12 (2.14%) Data Architect
14 12 (2.14%) Security Consultant
15 11 (1.96%) IT Analyst
16 10 (1.79%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.29%) HTML
1 24 (4.29%) REST
1 24 (4.29%) Web Services
2 19 (3.39%) Spring
2 19 (3.39%) XML
3 14 (2.50%) CSS
4 13 (2.32%) AngularJS
5 12 (2.14%) Spring Boot
6 11 (1.96%) .NET
7 10 (1.79%) JSON
8 9 (1.61%) SOAP
9 8 (1.43%) jQuery
9 8 (1.43%) Spring MVC
10 7 (1.25%) LDAP
10 7 (1.25%) Spring Batch
10 7 (1.25%) Spring Security
11 6 (1.07%) RESTful
12 5 (0.89%) Apache Camel
12 5 (0.89%) HTML5
12 5 (0.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (10.00%) Life Science
3 37 (6.61%) Management Information System
4 30 (5.36%) FMCG
5 26 (4.64%) User Experience
6 17 (3.04%) Virtual Team
7 15 (2.68%) LIMS
8 12 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.96%) PMI
9 11 (1.96%) Social Media
10 10 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.79%) NHS
11 9 (1.61%) Biotechnology
12 7 (1.25%) Pharmacovigilance
13 6 (1.07%) CESG
13 6 (1.07%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (0.71%) AS400
15 4 (0.71%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.79%) Windows
2 20 (3.57%) Linux
3 15 (2.68%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.96%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.07%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.89%) Unix
8 3 (0.54%) Android
8 3 (0.54%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.18%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (19.29%) Project Management
3 75 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (12.14%) Analytics
5 64 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
6 53 (9.46%) ERP
7 50 (8.93%) Scrum
8 44 (7.86%) Validation
9 38 (6.79%) Business Analysis
9 38 (6.79%) Change Management
9 38 (6.79%) Quality Management
10 36 (6.43%) Computer Science
11 34 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (5.71%) SDLC
13 29 (5.18%) Data Modelling
14 27 (4.82%) CRM
14 27 (4.82%) Data Management
14 27 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (4.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (9.46%) SQL
2 33 (5.89%) Java
3 25 (4.46%) Python
4 21 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.79%) C#
7 9 (1.61%) Java 8
8 7 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.25%) C
8 7 (1.25%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.07%) Perl
9 6 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.89%) MATLAB
10 5 (0.89%) R
10 5 (0.89%) VBA
11 4 (0.71%) ES6
11 4 (0.71%) PHP
11 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.54%) Ruby
12 3 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (13.93%) Degree
2 18 (3.21%) PMI Certification
3 15 (2.68%) PMP
4 11 (1.96%) Master's Degree
5 9 (1.61%) ISEB
6 8 (1.43%) CISA
7 7 (1.25%) CISM
7 7 (1.25%) CISSP
7 7 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.07%) APMP
8 6 (1.07%) CSSLP
9 4 (0.71%) MBA
10 3 (0.54%) ACCA
10 3 (0.54%) CIMA
10 3 (0.54%) CRISC
10 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.54%) PhD
10 3 (0.54%) SAS Certification
11 2 (0.36%) CBAP
11 2 (0.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.71%) GxP
2 29 (5.18%) Data Quality
3 20 (3.57%) PMO
3 20 (3.57%) QA
4 16 (2.86%) SLA
5 15 (2.68%) GMP
6 12 (2.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 10 (1.79%) GDPR
8 7 (1.25%) GAMP
9 6 (1.07%) CDISC
10 4 (0.71%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.54%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.54%) GCP
11 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.36%) HL7
13 1 (0.18%) COBIT
13 1 (0.18%) GLP
13 1 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 25 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.50%) Docker
3 4 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.36%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) KVM
6 1 (0.18%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 14 (2.50%) Ansible
2 7 (1.25%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.71%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.71%) SCCM
4 3 (0.54%) Kibana
4 3 (0.54%) logstash
4 3 (0.54%) SCOM
5 2 (0.36%) Nessus
5 2 (0.36%) Terraform
5 2 (0.36%) WSUS
6 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.18%) Puppet
6 1 (0.18%) QRadar
6 1 (0.18%) Salt
6 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 98 (17.50%) SAP
2 82 (14.64%) Microsoft
3 43 (7.68%) Oracle
4 21 (3.75%) Workday
5 19 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (3.39%) Tableau
6 18 (3.21%) Remedy
7 14 (2.50%) Cognos
8 12 (2.14%) Google
9 11 (1.96%) JD Edwards
9 11 (1.96%) LabWare
10 9 (1.61%) Informatica
10 9 (1.61%) VMware
11 8 (1.43%) Ariba
12 6 (1.07%) Adobe
12 6 (1.07%) Cisco
12 6 (1.07%) Escenic
12 6 (1.07%) Talend
13 5 (0.89%) Apple
13 5 (0.89%) Citrix