Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 402 355
Rank change year-on-year -11 -47 +16
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 532 546 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.57% 0.65%
As % of the General category 1.36% 1.56% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 275 343
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £214 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +12.26% +3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 40 41
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.60 £46.03 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £30.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.66% +21.00% +6.38%

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 38,981 35,027 42,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.76% 36.44% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,815 23,207 26,925
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £278 £263 £263
90th Percentile £669 £638 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 874 898 1,163
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.76%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.08 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.96 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.82% -9.09% +5.77%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018.

Contractor 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 23 January 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 -23 504 £450 +1.12% 267
UK excluding London -2 289 £435 +12.26% 196
London -38 209 £450 - 83
South East -4 129 £450 - 53
East of England +15 68 £423 +14.58% 32
North of England +46 61 £425 +28.79% 41
North West +20 58 £425 +17.24% 26
Midlands -41 21 £465 -2.11% 28
East Midlands +9 14 £570 +75.38% 21
West Midlands -40 7 £465 -2.11% 7
Scotland -26 5 £419 +49.55% 3
Wales +11 4 £425 -5.56% 9
North East +49 2 £550 - 1
South West +4 1 £700 +133.33% 30
Yorkshire -2 1 £325 +85.71% 14

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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.

1 126 (23.68%) Finance
1 126 (23.68%) SAP
2 92 (17.29%) Project Management
3 88 (16.54%) Manufacturing
4 74 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (11.84%) Degree
7 57 (10.71%) SQL
8 54 (10.15%) Analytics
9 51 (9.59%) FMCG
10 48 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
11 45 (8.46%) ERP
12 44 (8.27%) Microsoft
13 42 (7.89%) Migration
14 40 (7.52%) Microsoft Excel
15 39 (7.33%) Validation
16 37 (6.95%) Data Management
17 36 (6.77%) Data Modelling
17 36 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
18 35 (6.58%) Change Management
18 35 (6.58%) Retail
19 34 (6.39%) Life Science
20 33 (6.20%) ITIL
21 32 (6.02%) Oracle
21 32 (6.02%) Windows
21 32 (6.02%) Virtual Team
22 31 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
22 31 (5.83%) Business Analysis
23 30 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
23 30 (5.64%) Data Analysis

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 21 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.63%) SAS
3 13 (2.44%) CMS
4 9 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.13%) Confluence
6 5 (0.94%) Moodle
6 5 (0.94%) MS Project Server
7 4 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.75%) IIS
7 4 (0.75%) Luigi
7 4 (0.75%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.56%) Documentum
8 3 (0.56%) Drupal
9 2 (0.38%) Apache
9 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.38%) WordPress
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 40 (7.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (4.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (3.38%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (2.07%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.69%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.75%) Pipeline Pilot
8 3 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.38%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.38%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.38%) Stata
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.19%) InDesign
10 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.19%) InVision
10 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (3.20%) SAP CO
2 15 (2.82%) SAP FI
3 14 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 14 (2.63%) SAP SD
4 12 (2.26%) SAP APO
5 10 (1.88%) SAP FSCM
6 8 (1.50%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.94%) HFM
7 5 (0.94%) SAP MDM
8 4 (0.75%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.56%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 3 (0.56%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.56%) TrackWise
10 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Clinical
10 2 (0.38%) SAP CAR
10 2 (0.38%) SAP POS DM
10 2 (0.38%) SAP Retail
11 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.07%) Veeva
3 10 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.13%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (0.94%) Office 365
5 5 (0.94%) SaaS
5 5 (0.94%) Serverless
6 4 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.19%) G Suite
8 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.19%) PaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.50%) Firewall
2 5 (0.94%) DNS
3 4 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (0.75%) LAN
3 4 (0.75%) SSH
3 4 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.75%) VPN
3 4 (0.75%) WAN
4 3 (0.56%) Internet
4 3 (0.56%) Intranet
4 3 (0.56%) Wireless
4 3 (0.56%) WLAN
5 2 (0.38%) BGP
5 2 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.38%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (0.38%) DDNS
5 2 (0.38%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.38%) Network Security
5 2 (0.38%) OSPF
5 2 (0.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (3.01%) SAP BW
4 13 (2.44%) QlikView
4 13 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.69%) Data Mining
7 9 (1.69%) SAP Data Services
8 8 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.32%) Big Data
9 7 (1.32%) Power BI
9 7 (1.32%) SAP HANA
9 7 (1.32%) Spotfire
9 7 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.13%) MS Access
10 6 (1.13%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.13%) PowerCenter
10 6 (1.13%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.94%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 12 (2.26%) Git (software)
1 12 (2.26%) JIRA
2 10 (1.88%) Subversion
3 7 (1.32%) LSMW
4 5 (0.94%) Rational Rose
5 3 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.56%) Maven
5 3 (0.56%) NUnit
5 3 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.38%) gulp
6 2 (0.38%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.38%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.38%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.38%) Selenium
6 2 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.19%) ERwin
7 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.19%) Toad
General
1 126 (23.68%) Finance
2 88 (16.54%) Manufacturing
3 35 (6.58%) Retail
4 25 (4.70%) Marketing
5 24 (4.51%) Banking
6 11 (2.07%) Legal
7 10 (1.88%) French Language
7 10 (1.88%) German Language
7 10 (1.88%) Spanish Language
8 9 (1.69%) Portuguese Language
9 8 (1.50%) Dutch Language
9 8 (1.50%) Italian Language
10 7 (1.32%) Publishing
11 6 (1.13%) Russian Language
12 5 (0.94%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.94%) Front Office
12 5 (0.94%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.94%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.56%) Automotive
13 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (26.69%) Analyst
2 68 (12.78%) Project Manager
3 63 (11.84%) Consultant
4 57 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 42 (7.89%) Developer
6 35 (6.58%) Architect
7 33 (6.20%) SAP Consultant
8 31 (5.83%) SAP Analyst
9 30 (5.64%) Data Analyst
10 27 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
11 21 (3.95%) Senior Business Analyst
12 18 (3.38%) SAP Business Analyst
13 14 (2.63%) Administrator
13 14 (2.63%) SAP Manager
13 14 (2.63%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
14 13 (2.44%) IT Manager
14 13 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
15 12 (2.26%) Business Manager
16 11 (2.07%) SAP Data Analyst
16 11 (2.07%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.14%) .NET
2 14 (2.63%) XML
3 8 (1.50%) Node.js
3 8 (1.50%) Web Services
4 7 (1.32%) AngularJS
4 7 (1.32%) HTML
5 5 (0.94%) CSS
5 5 (0.94%) Middleware
5 5 (0.94%) REST
5 5 (0.94%) RESTful
5 5 (0.94%) SAP Fiori
6 4 (0.75%) IDoc
6 4 (0.75%) JSON
6 4 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.56%) .NET Core
7 3 (0.56%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.56%) Ajax
7 3 (0.56%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.56%) jQuery
7 3 (0.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 69 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (9.59%) FMCG
3 34 (6.39%) Life Science
4 32 (6.02%) Virtual Team
5 28 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.01%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.07%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.88%) User Experience
9 9 (1.69%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.50%) Learning Management System
11 7 (1.32%) e-Learning
11 7 (1.32%) Graphic Design
11 7 (1.32%) PMI
11 7 (1.32%) Social Media
12 6 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.94%) AS400
13 5 (0.94%) SCADA
13 5 (0.94%) VLE
14 4 (0.75%) NHS
14 4 (0.75%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.02%) Windows
2 21 (3.95%) Linux
3 11 (2.07%) Windows 10
3 11 (2.07%) Windows 7
3 11 (2.07%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.50%) Unix
5 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.38%) VMS
8 1 (0.19%) AIX
8 1 (0.19%) Android
8 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (17.29%) Project Management
2 74 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (10.15%) Analytics
4 48 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
5 45 (8.46%) ERP
6 42 (7.89%) Migration
7 39 (7.33%) Validation
8 37 (6.95%) Data Management
9 36 (6.77%) Data Modelling
9 36 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (6.58%) Change Management
11 33 (6.20%) ITIL
12 31 (5.83%) Business Analysis
12 31 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 30 (5.64%) Data Analysis
14 29 (5.45%) Scrum
15 27 (5.08%) PRINCE2
16 26 (4.89%) ETL
17 25 (4.70%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 57 (10.71%) SQL
2 21 (3.95%) Java
3 19 (3.57%) C#
4 16 (3.01%) Python
5 11 (2.07%) C++
5 11 (2.07%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.07%) Perl
6 10 (1.88%) PHP
7 9 (1.69%) C
7 9 (1.69%) R
7 9 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.50%) Ruby
9 7 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.13%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.94%) VBA
12 4 (0.75%) Scala
13 3 (0.56%) ABAP
13 3 (0.56%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.56%) Go
13 3 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (11.84%) Degree
2 22 (4.14%) PMI Certification
3 18 (3.38%) PMP
4 11 (2.07%) SAP Certification
5 6 (1.13%) CISSP
5 6 (1.13%) ISEB
5 6 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.13%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 4 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.75%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.75%) PhD
7 3 (0.56%) CBAP
7 3 (0.56%) CISA
7 3 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.56%) MBA
7 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.56%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.38%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.45%) GxP
2 28 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 28 (5.26%) PMO
3 22 (4.14%) QA
4 18 (3.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (3.20%) GMP
6 16 (3.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (1.50%) CDISC
7 8 (1.50%) GAMP
7 8 (1.50%) GDPR
7 8 (1.50%) SLA
8 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.56%) COBIT
9 3 (0.56%) GCP
9 3 (0.56%) HL7
9 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.38%) EMIR
10 2 (0.38%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
System Software
1 11 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.56%) HDFS
3 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.19%) Docker
4 1 (0.19%) IAG
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.13%) Ansible
2 5 (0.94%) Puppet
3 4 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.38%) Kibana
4 2 (0.38%) logstash
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 126 (23.68%) SAP
2 44 (8.27%) Microsoft
3 32 (6.02%) Oracle
4 14 (2.63%) Tableau
5 13 (2.44%) Cognos
6 12 (2.26%) Adobe
6 12 (2.26%) Informatica
7 10 (1.88%) ServiceNow
8 9 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.50%) Hyperion
10 6 (1.13%) Cisco
10 6 (1.13%) Google
10 6 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
11 5 (0.94%) Talend
12 4 (0.75%) Ariba
12 4 (0.75%) Casewise
12 4 (0.75%) Concur
12 4 (0.75%) IBM
12 4 (0.75%) Netezza
12 4 (0.75%) RapidMiner