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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 337 386 333
Rank change year-on-year +49 -53  
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 300 282 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.53% 0.64%
As % of the General category 1.62% 1.43% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 131 189
UK median daily rate £440 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50%  
10th Percentile £283 £190 £273
90th Percentile £600 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 10
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £23.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.70% +13.25%  
10th Percentile £13.63 £21.25 £15.53
90th Percentile £50.00 £99.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £49.25 £20.75
% change year-on-year -49.23% +137.34%  

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 18557 19753 22193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.39% 36.78% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 19860 20072 22421
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
10th Percentile £294 £269 £270
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 669 725
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.77% -  
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.63 £48.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 11 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 29 June 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 +58 293 £445 -1.11% 101
UK excluding London +54 156 £450 - 63
London +31 135 £411 -8.77% 41
South East +58 76 £480 +14.08% 13
North of England +37 32 £413 -5.71% 15
Midlands +1 21 £488 -11.36% 13
East of England -15 20 £329 +14.34% 16
South West +1 3 - - 3
Northern Ireland -45 2 £327 -6.64%
Scotland +33 1 - - 2
Wales -5 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 181 (32.04%) SAP
2 132 (23.36%) Finance
3 92 (16.28%) Project Management
4 69 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (12.04%) Life Science
6 65 (11.50%) Manufacturing
7 63 (11.15%) Retail
8 62 (10.97%) ERP
9 56 (9.91%) SQL
10 54 (9.56%) Validation
11 53 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 53 (9.38%) GxP
12 43 (7.61%) FMCG
13 42 (7.43%) SAP CO
14 39 (6.90%) JavaScript
14 39 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (6.73%) Microsoft
15 38 (6.73%) SAP FI
15 38 (6.73%) Degree
16 37 (6.55%) Migration
17 35 (6.19%) SAP FI/CO
18 33 (5.84%) HTML
18 33 (5.84%) QA
19 32 (5.66%) SDLC
20 31 (5.49%) Analytics
20 31 (5.49%) Banking
21 30 (5.31%) CSS
22 29 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
22 29 (5.13%) Change Management
23 28 (4.96%) Business Intelligence

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 16 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.95%) Documentum
2 11 (1.95%) SAS
3 9 (1.59%) CMS
4 7 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (1.06%) Confluence
5 6 (1.06%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.71%) Drupal
6 4 (0.71%) IIS
6 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.18%) SAP EP
9 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.35%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.35%) Revit
5 2 (0.35%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (7.43%) SAP CO
2 38 (6.73%) SAP FI
3 35 (6.19%) SAP FI/CO
4 19 (3.36%) SAP FSCM
5 15 (2.65%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 12 (2.12%) SAP APO
7 10 (1.77%) SAP MM
8 9 (1.59%) TrackWise
9 8 (1.42%) SAP SD
10 7 (1.24%) SAP PP
11 5 (0.88%) SAP CAR
12 4 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.71%) SAP POS DM
12 4 (0.71%) SAP Retail
12 4 (0.71%) SAP SCM
12 4 (0.71%) SAP WM
13 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
13 3 (0.53%) SAP CRM
13 3 (0.53%) SAP EHS
13 3 (0.53%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.12%) Veeva
2 10 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.06%) SaaS
4 5 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.35%) CloudSense
6 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.35%) Office 365
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) GitHub
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.53%) Intranet
1 3 (0.53%) LAN
1 3 (0.53%) SAN
1 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
1 3 (0.53%) WAN
2 2 (0.35%) Avaya Modular Messaging
2 2 (0.35%) Firewall
2 2 (0.35%) Internet
2 2 (0.35%) NAS
2 2 (0.35%) Network Security
2 2 (0.35%) Skype
3 1 (0.18%) CTI
3 1 (0.18%) DNS
3 1 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.18%) RFID
3 1 (0.18%) SMTP
3 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.18%) VPN
3 1 (0.18%) WebEx
3 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
1 16 (2.83%) SAP BW
2 15 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.77%) Big Data
4 9 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.59%) SAP HANA
5 8 (1.42%) Electronic Patient Records
6 7 (1.24%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.24%) MS Access
6 7 (1.24%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.06%) PowerCenter
7 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.71%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.71%) MySQL
9 4 (0.71%) QlikView
10 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.53%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (3.01%) JIRA
2 11 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (1.06%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.53%) NUnit
6 2 (0.35%) Calabash
6 2 (0.35%) Capybara
6 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.35%) gulp
6 2 (0.35%) Maven
6 2 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.35%) Selenium
6 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.18%) Grunt
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
General
1 132 (23.36%) Finance
2 65 (11.50%) Manufacturing
3 63 (11.15%) Retail
4 31 (5.49%) Banking
5 15 (2.65%) Legal
6 12 (2.12%) Marketing
7 8 (1.42%) Publishing
8 5 (0.88%) German Language
8 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.71%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.71%) French Language
10 3 (0.53%) Billing
10 3 (0.53%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.35%) Automotive
11 2 (0.35%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.35%) Local Government
11 2 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 112 (19.82%) Consultant
2 97 (17.17%) Analyst
3 81 (14.34%) SAP Consultant
4 66 (11.68%) Project Manager
5 62 (10.97%) Developer
6 47 (8.32%) Architect
7 34 (6.02%) Business Analyst
8 33 (5.84%) SAP CO Consultant
9 28 (4.96%) SAP FI Consultant
10 27 (4.78%) IT Manager
10 27 (4.78%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
11 22 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.54%) Data Analyst
13 18 (3.19%) IT Project Manager
14 16 (2.83%) SAP Manager
15 15 (2.65%) SAP Functional Consultant
16 14 (2.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 14 (2.48%) IT Analyst
16 14 (2.48%) SAP MM Consultant
17 12 (2.12%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.84%) HTML
2 30 (5.31%) CSS
3 28 (4.96%) IDoc
4 23 (4.07%) HTML5
5 19 (3.36%) AngularJS
6 14 (2.48%) XML
7 13 (2.30%) .NET
8 10 (1.77%) jQuery
9 9 (1.59%) Angular 2
9 9 (1.59%) CSS3
10 8 (1.42%) Spring
10 8 (1.42%) Web Services
11 7 (1.24%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.24%) EDI
12 6 (1.06%) REST
13 5 (0.88%) SAP Fiori
13 5 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (0.71%) Node.js
14 4 (0.71%) SAP Business Workflow
15 3 (0.53%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.04%) Life Science
2 43 (7.61%) FMCG
3 39 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.54%) NHS
5 13 (2.30%) Virtual Team
6 12 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.95%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.77%) Pharmacovigilance
8 10 (1.77%) User Experience
9 8 (1.42%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.24%) e-Learning
10 7 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.24%) LIMS
11 6 (1.06%) Biotechnology
12 5 (0.88%) Learning Management System
13 4 (0.71%) Social Media
14 3 (0.53%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.53%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.36%) Windows
2 16 (2.83%) Linux
3 11 (1.95%) Android
4 10 (1.77%) Unix
5 9 (1.59%) AIX
5 9 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.88%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (16.28%) Project Management
2 69 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (10.97%) ERP
4 54 (9.56%) Validation
5 53 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (6.55%) Migration
7 32 (5.66%) SDLC
8 31 (5.49%) Analytics
9 29 (5.13%) Change Management
10 28 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (4.78%) Business Analysis
11 27 (4.78%) Scrum
12 26 (4.60%) ITIL
13 25 (4.42%) Data Analysis
13 25 (4.42%) SAP Implementation
13 25 (4.42%) Service Management
14 22 (3.89%) Risk Management
14 22 (3.89%) User Acceptance Testing
15 20 (3.54%) Logistics
15 20 (3.54%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (9.91%) SQL
2 39 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 27 (4.78%) Java
4 14 (2.48%) Python
5 10 (1.77%) PL/SQL
6 8 (1.42%) VBA
7 7 (1.24%) C#
8 6 (1.06%) PHP
8 6 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.06%) TypeScript
9 5 (0.88%) ABAP
10 4 (0.71%) R
10 4 (0.71%) VB
11 3 (0.53%) C
11 3 (0.53%) Scala
11 3 (0.53%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.35%) Ruby
12 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.18%) C++
13 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 38 (6.73%) Degree
2 10 (1.77%) SAP Certification
3 8 (1.42%) IRCA
3 8 (1.42%) PMI Certification
4 6 (1.06%) PMP
5 5 (0.88%) ISEB
5 5 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.53%) CCNA
6 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.35%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.35%) MBA
7 2 (0.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (9.38%) GxP
2 33 (5.84%) QA
3 23 (4.07%) Data Quality
4 20 (3.54%) GMP
5 8 (1.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 8 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.24%) PMO
7 6 (1.06%) CDISC
7 6 (1.06%) GCP
7 6 (1.06%) SLA
8 5 (0.88%) GAMP
8 5 (0.88%) GDPR
8 5 (0.88%) HL7
8 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.35%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.35%) Docker
2 2 (0.35%) HDFS
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.18%) NFS
3 1 (0.18%) SRDF
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.35%) Ansible
2 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.35%) Puppet
2 2 (0.35%) SCOM
2 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.18%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.18%) Nessus
3 1 (0.18%) NetApp OnCommand
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.18%) SCCM
3 1 (0.18%) SnapMirror
3 1 (0.18%) SnapVault
3 1 (0.18%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 181 (32.04%) SAP
2 38 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.25%) Oracle
4 18 (3.19%) HP
5 13 (2.30%) Adobe
5 13 (2.30%) Remedy
6 10 (1.77%) Informatica
6 10 (1.77%) ServiceNow
7 9 (1.59%) JD Edwards
7 9 (1.59%) Talend
8 8 (1.42%) Tableau
9 7 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.06%) Ariba
11 5 (0.88%) AppDynamics
11 5 (0.88%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.71%) Apple
12 4 (0.71%) Cisco
12 4 (0.71%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (0.71%) OpenText
13 3 (0.53%) VMware
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