Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 281 373 442
Rank change year-on-year +92 +69 -55
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 297 605 540
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.66% 0.52%
As % of the General category 2.04% 1.68% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 383 279
Median daily rate £500 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% -2.79%
10th Percentile £328 £261 £231
90th Percentile £645 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 52 68
Median hourly rate £32.00 £23.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.17% -31.88% +16.95%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.44 £14.18
90th Percentile £60.40 £43.75 £50.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £23.25 £30.94
% change year-on-year +33.33% -24.85% +6.68%

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 14,533 36,092 42,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.58% 39.59% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,202 23,247 27,301
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £288
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 965 1,086
Median hourly rate £30.54 £22.83 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.76% +4.25% -0.45%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.36 £11.71
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.55 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +15.00% -9.09%

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 4 August 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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 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 +87 280 £500 +7.53% 158
UK excluding London +88 173 £500 +11.11% 116
London +120 109 £525 +10.53% 47
East of England +20 57 £515 +10.75% 39
South East +70 49 £490 +8.89% 28
Work from Home -6 38 £500 +1.52% 31
North of England +81 35 £500 +19.40% 18
North West +61 33 £500 +5.54% 15
Midlands +97 23 £425 -19.05% 15
East Midlands +61 18 £463 +6.94% 13
West Midlands +73 5 £425 -52.78% 2
Wales +43 4 £463 +117.65%
South West +87 2 £338 -6.90% 10
Yorkshire +69 2 - - 3
Scotland +65 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 70 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (17.85%) SAP
3 46 (15.49%) Project Management
4 42 (14.14%) Analytics
5 41 (13.80%) Microsoft
5 41 (13.80%) Azure
6 35 (11.78%) SQL
7 34 (11.45%) Manufacturing
8 32 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (10.44%) Life Science
10 29 (9.76%) Finance
10 29 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (9.09%) Python
11 27 (9.09%) Degree
12 26 (8.75%) Validation
12 26 (8.75%) Data Science
13 23 (7.74%) Migration
13 23 (7.74%) Change Management
14 22 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (7.07%) Artificial Intelligence
15 21 (7.07%) AWS
16 20 (6.73%) Data Management
16 20 (6.73%) Business Analysis
16 20 (6.73%) Data Modelling
16 20 (6.73%) Machine Learning
16 20 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (6.40%) Power BI
17 19 (6.40%) Power Platform
17 19 (6.40%) Project Delivery
18 18 (6.06%) CRM

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 (4.04%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.36%) CMS
3 6 (2.02%) SAS
3 6 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.68%) Apache
5 3 (1.01%) JBoss
5 3 (1.01%) NetWeaver
5 3 (1.01%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.67%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.67%) Confluence
6 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.67%) nginx
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.34%) Documentum
7 1 (0.34%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.34%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.35%) Adobe XD
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.01%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (1.01%) Sketch
5 2 (0.67%) Figma
5 2 (0.67%) InVision
5 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (4.71%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.68%) SAP ERP
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.35%) SAP FI
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.01%) SAP MM
5 3 (1.01%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.67%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.67%) SAP EWM
6 2 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.67%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.34%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.34%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.34%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.80%) Azure
2 21 (7.07%) AWS
3 19 (6.40%) Power Platform
4 14 (4.71%) Office 365
5 12 (4.04%) SaaS
5 12 (4.04%) Veeva
6 9 (3.03%) PaaS
7 8 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (2.69%) IaaS
8 7 (2.36%) Amazon S3
9 6 (2.02%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (2.02%) PowerApps
10 4 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.67%) GitHub
12 2 (0.67%) Logic Apps
12 2 (0.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.70%) Skype
2 9 (3.03%) DHCP
2 9 (3.03%) Firewall
3 8 (2.69%) WAN
4 7 (2.36%) DNS
4 7 (2.36%) MPLS
5 5 (1.68%) LAN
5 5 (1.68%) VPN
6 4 (1.35%) Wireless
7 3 (1.01%) BGP
7 3 (1.01%) EIGRP
7 3 (1.01%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.01%) Frame Relay
7 3 (1.01%) FTP
7 3 (1.01%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.01%) IPsec
7 3 (1.01%) OSPF
7 3 (1.01%) PBX
7 3 (1.01%) SNMP
7 3 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.40%) Power BI
2 12 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (4.04%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.70%) Big Data
4 9 (3.03%) Data Lake
5 8 (2.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.02%) Amazon Redshift
6 6 (2.02%) MySQL
7 5 (1.68%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.68%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (1.68%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.68%) SAP BW
7 5 (1.68%) SAP HANA
8 4 (1.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.35%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.01%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (1.01%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.01%) Snowflake Schema
9 3 (1.01%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 9 (3.03%) ER Studio
2 8 (2.69%) JIRA
3 5 (1.68%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.35%) Balsamiq
4 4 (1.35%) ERwin
4 4 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.35%) Maven
5 2 (0.67%) Appium
5 2 (0.67%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.67%) Hudson
5 2 (0.67%) JUnit
5 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.34%) Babel
6 1 (0.34%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.34%) Mockito
6 1 (0.34%) Selenium
6 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.34%) webpack
General
1 34 (11.45%) Manufacturing
2 29 (9.76%) Finance
3 14 (4.71%) Marketing
4 13 (4.38%) Retail
5 12 (4.04%) Legal
6 5 (1.68%) German Language
6 5 (1.68%) Portuguese Language
7 4 (1.35%) French Language
7 4 (1.35%) Law
7 4 (1.35%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.01%) Dutch Language
8 3 (1.01%) Italian Language
8 3 (1.01%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.67%) Advertising
9 2 (0.67%) Billing
9 2 (0.67%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Environmental Health
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (20.88%) Analyst
2 33 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 32 (10.77%) Business Analyst
4 28 (9.43%) Architect
5 18 (6.06%) Consultant
5 18 (6.06%) IT Manager
6 14 (4.71%) Developer
7 13 (4.38%) IT Project Manager
8 10 (3.37%) Data Engineer
8 10 (3.37%) Data Scientist
8 10 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.03%) Data Analyst
10 8 (2.69%) Designer
10 8 (2.69%) Information Architect
10 8 (2.69%) IT Analyst
10 8 (2.69%) SAP Consultant
11 7 (2.36%) Business IT Analyst
11 7 (2.36%) IT Business Analyst
11 7 (2.36%) Team Leader
12 6 (2.02%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.03%) CSS
1 9 (3.03%) HTML
1 9 (3.03%) JSON
2 6 (2.02%) Keras
2 6 (2.02%) TensorFlow
2 6 (2.02%) XML
3 5 (1.68%) .NET
4 4 (1.35%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.35%) Middleware
4 4 (1.35%) Natural Language Processing
4 4 (1.35%) REST
4 4 (1.35%) Web Services
5 3 (1.01%) SAP Basis
5 3 (1.01%) Shiny
6 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.67%) JDBC
6 2 (0.67%) JMS
6 2 (0.67%) SOAP
6 2 (0.67%) Spring
6 2 (0.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.44%) Life Science
2 20 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.72%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.71%) FMCG
5 10 (3.37%) User Experience
6 6 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.68%) Biotechnology
7 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.68%) PMI
7 5 (1.68%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.68%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.35%) LIMS
8 4 (1.35%) NHS
8 4 (1.35%) Pharmacovigilance
8 4 (1.35%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.01%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.01%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.05%) Windows
2 8 (2.69%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.02%) Unix
3 6 (2.02%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.35%) Android
4 4 (1.35%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.01%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (15.49%) Project Management
3 42 (14.14%) Analytics
4 32 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (8.75%) Data Science
6 26 (8.75%) Validation
7 23 (7.74%) Change Management
7 23 (7.74%) Migration
8 22 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (7.07%) Artificial Intelligence
10 20 (6.73%) Business Analysis
10 20 (6.73%) Data Management
10 20 (6.73%) Data Modelling
10 20 (6.73%) Machine Learning
11 19 (6.40%) Project Delivery
12 18 (6.06%) CRM
13 17 (5.72%) Scrum
14 16 (5.39%) ETL
15 15 (5.05%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.78%) SQL
2 27 (9.09%) Python
3 13 (4.38%) R
4 8 (2.69%) Java
5 7 (2.36%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.68%) C++
7 4 (1.35%) C
8 3 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.01%) VBA
9 2 (0.67%) C#
9 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.67%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) Groovy
10 1 (0.34%) Java 8
10 1 (0.34%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (9.09%) Degree
2 8 (2.69%) PMI Certification
3 6 (2.02%) PMP
4 5 (1.68%) CISM
4 5 (1.68%) CISSP
4 5 (1.68%) PhD
5 4 (1.35%) IIBA
6 3 (1.01%) CCIE
6 3 (1.01%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 3 (1.01%) CCNP
6 3 (1.01%) CISA
6 3 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.01%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.67%) CRISC
7 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.67%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.71%) QA
2 13 (4.38%) GxP
3 10 (3.37%) GDPR
4 9 (3.03%) PMO
5 8 (2.69%) Data Quality
6 7 (2.36%) GMP
7 5 (1.68%) CDISC
7 5 (1.68%) HL7
8 3 (1.01%) COBIT
8 3 (1.01%) DICOM
8 3 (1.01%) GAMP
8 3 (1.01%) ISO 13485
8 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
8 3 (1.01%) SLA
9 2 (0.67%) Good Clinical Practice
9 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.34%) GLP
10 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
System Software
1 11 (3.70%) Docker
2 8 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.02%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.67%) Ansible
3 2 (0.67%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (17.85%) SAP
2 41 (13.80%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.72%) Oracle
4 12 (4.04%) Talend
5 11 (3.70%) ServiceNow
6 8 (2.69%) Cisco
7 7 (2.36%) Adobe
8 6 (2.02%) Citrix
8 6 (2.02%) Tableau
8 6 (2.02%) Workday
9 5 (1.68%) Ariba
10 4 (1.35%) Sparx
11 3 (1.01%) Cvent
11 3 (1.01%) F5
11 3 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (1.01%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.67%) Cognizant
12 2 (0.67%) HP
12 2 (0.67%) Remedy