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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 367 313
Rank change year-on-year +9 -54  
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 266 291 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.54% 0.71%
As % of the General category 1.55% 1.42% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 138 221
Median daily rate £445 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £339 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £525
% change year-on-year -5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 9
Median hourly rate £30.50 £23.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.60% -45.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.23 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +26.00% -41.17%  

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 17200 20426 21174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.15% 38.12% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11247 13262 12987
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 506 498
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +23.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 28 March 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 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 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 28 March 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 +7 251 £445 -1.11% 69
London +25 116 £450 -1.09% 29
South East -19 45 £423 +4.00% 13
North West +10 24 £445 -11.00% 11
East of England +8 23 £445 +4.70% 8
Berkshire +17 20 £425 +6.25% 2
Cheshire +5 18 £445 -11.00% 7
Macclesfield -1 13 £448 -10.50% 1
Yorkshire +27 12 £175 - 2
Cambridgeshire +17 12 £450 - 3
Cambridge +21 11 £475 - 3
Surrey +2 10 £425 -23.59% 3
City of London -4 9 £425 +2.71% 7
Maidenhead -7 9 £475 +18.75% 1
Scotland +28 8 £233 -48.33%
West Yorkshire +19 8 £350 - 2
West Midlands +19 8 £550 +71.87% 1
Leeds +17 8 £350 - 1
Hampshire +15 6 £379 -10.94%
Brentford -2 6 £388 -18.42% 2
Coventry - 6 £488 -
Highlands - 6 £260 -
Inverness - 6 £260 -
Bedfordshire +1 4 £435 -
Hertfordshire -3 4 £375 -11.76% 5
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £228 - 1
Liverpool - 4 - - 2
Durham - 4 £213 -
Merseyside - 4 - - 2
North East - 4 £213 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 160 (30.71%) SAP
2 117 (22.46%) Finance
3 83 (15.93%) Manufacturing
4 81 (15.55%) Project Management
5 65 (12.48%) Validation
6 64 (12.28%) GxP
7 63 (12.09%) ERP
8 61 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (11.13%) Retail
10 56 (10.75%) Life Science
11 49 (9.40%) JavaScript
11 49 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (9.02%) Microsoft
13 44 (8.45%) FMCG
14 42 (8.06%) Degree
15 41 (7.87%) HTML
15 41 (7.87%) SQL
16 36 (6.91%) GMP
16 36 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
17 34 (6.53%) SAP Implementation
18 33 (6.33%) CSS
19 32 (6.14%) ITIL
19 32 (6.14%) MS Excel
20 31 (5.95%) Quality Management
21 30 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
22 29 (5.57%) Service Management
22 29 (5.57%) Business Analysis
23 28 (5.37%) Web Development
23 28 (5.37%) Change Management
24 27 (5.18%) MS Office

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 20 (3.84%) CMS
2 13 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.92%) SAS
4 9 (1.73%) Confluence
5 7 (1.34%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.15%) Documentum
7 3 (0.58%) Drupal
7 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.38%) IIS
8 2 (0.38%) Liferay
8 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.19%) MTS
9 1 (0.19%) SAP EP
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.18%) MS Office
3 13 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.30%) MS Project
5 5 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.58%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.58%) Revit
6 3 (0.58%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.19%) InDesign
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (4.03%) SAP FI
2 19 (3.65%) SAP CO
2 19 (3.65%) SAP FI/CO
3 15 (2.88%) SAP FSCM
4 13 (2.50%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 11 (2.11%) SAP MM
6 10 (1.92%) SAP APO
7 8 (1.54%) SAP PP
7 8 (1.54%) SAP SD
8 7 (1.34%) SAP MDG
9 6 (1.15%) SAP CAR
9 6 (1.15%) SAP MDM
10 5 (0.96%) TrackWise
11 4 (0.77%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.77%) SAP POS DM
12 3 (0.58%) SAP EHS
12 3 (0.58%) SAP GRC
12 3 (0.58%) SAP MDG-BP
12 3 (0.58%) SAP MDG-F
12 3 (0.58%) SAP MDG-S
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (2.11%) SaaS
2 9 (1.73%) Veeva
3 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.58%) Office 365
4 3 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.38%) GitHub
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.73%) LAN
2 5 (0.96%) Firewall
3 3 (0.58%) DNS
3 3 (0.58%) IP Telephony
3 3 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (0.58%) SAN
3 3 (0.58%) Skype
3 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.58%) WAN
4 2 (0.38%) Intranet
4 2 (0.38%) VLAN
4 2 (0.38%) Wireless
4 2 (0.38%) WLAN
5 1 (0.19%) DMZ
5 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.19%) RFID
5 1 (0.19%) SMTP
5 1 (0.19%) VoIP
5 1 (0.19%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.30%) SAP BW
4 11 (2.11%) Big Data
5 8 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.54%) SAP HANA
6 6 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
6 6 (1.15%) MySQL
6 6 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (1.15%) Spotfire
7 4 (0.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.77%) Electronic Patient Records
7 4 (0.77%) MS Access
7 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.58%) Essbase
8 3 (0.58%) PowerCenter
8 3 (0.58%) QlikView
8 3 (0.58%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (4.99%) JIRA
2 8 (1.54%) Bitbucket
2 8 (1.54%) Subversion
3 6 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.77%) Selenium
5 3 (0.58%) Calabash
5 3 (0.58%) Capybara
5 3 (0.58%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.58%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.58%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.19%) ERwin
7 1 (0.19%) Maven
7 1 (0.19%) MSTest
7 1 (0.19%) NUnit
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.19%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.19%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 117 (22.46%) Finance
2 83 (15.93%) Manufacturing
3 58 (11.13%) Retail
4 18 (3.45%) Marketing
5 16 (3.07%) Banking
6 13 (2.50%) Publishing
7 7 (1.34%) Legal
8 6 (1.15%) French Language
9 5 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.77%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.77%) German Language
11 3 (0.58%) Advertising
11 3 (0.58%) Billing
11 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.38%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.38%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 101 (19.39%) Analyst
2 86 (16.51%) Consultant
3 78 (14.97%) Project Manager
4 72 (13.82%) Developer
5 52 (9.98%) SAP Consultant
6 36 (6.91%) Business Analyst
7 28 (5.37%) Architect
8 22 (4.22%) Data Analyst
9 17 (3.26%) IT Manager
9 17 (3.26%) ServiceNow Developer
10 16 (3.07%) SAP Manager
11 15 (2.88%) IT Analyst
12 14 (2.69%) Compliance Consultant
13 13 (2.50%) IT Project Manager
13 13 (2.50%) Risk Consultant
13 13 (2.50%) SAP MM Consultant
14 12 (2.30%) Senior Manager
15 11 (2.11%) SAP Functional Consultant
15 11 (2.11%) Senior Project Manager
15 11 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.87%) HTML
2 33 (6.33%) CSS
3 26 (4.99%) HTML5
4 15 (2.88%) XML
5 12 (2.30%) .NET
5 12 (2.30%) Web Services
6 11 (2.11%) AngularJS
7 9 (1.73%) RESTful
8 8 (1.54%) Middleware
9 6 (1.15%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.15%) REST
10 5 (0.96%) EDI
10 5 (0.96%) J2EE
10 5 (0.96%) Spring
11 4 (0.77%) Angular 2
11 4 (0.77%) CSS3
11 4 (0.77%) Hibernate
11 4 (0.77%) MDX
12 3 (0.58%) Django
12 3 (0.58%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.75%) Life Science
2 44 (8.45%) FMCG
3 36 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.92%) Pharmacovigilance
8 9 (1.73%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.73%) LIMS
8 9 (1.73%) User Experience
9 8 (1.54%) NHS
10 7 (1.34%) Biotechnology
11 6 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.15%) Linked Data
12 4 (0.77%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.77%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.77%) Learning Management System
12 4 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.77%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.58%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.45%) Windows
2 14 (2.69%) Android
3 13 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.92%) Unix
5 8 (1.54%) Linux
6 4 (0.77%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) Fedora
9 1 (0.19%) SUSE
9 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (15.55%) Project Management
2 65 (12.48%) Validation
3 63 (12.09%) ERP
4 61 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (6.53%) SAP Implementation
7 32 (6.14%) ITIL
8 31 (5.95%) Quality Management
9 30 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (5.57%) Business Analysis
10 29 (5.57%) Service Management
11 28 (5.37%) Change Management
11 28 (5.37%) Web Development
12 26 (4.99%) Scrum
13 25 (4.80%) Migration
14 24 (4.61%) Analytics
15 23 (4.41%) Data Analysis
16 22 (4.22%) ETL
16 22 (4.22%) ITSM
16 22 (4.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (9.40%) JavaScript
2 41 (7.87%) SQL
3 27 (5.18%) Java
4 12 (2.30%) Python
5 10 (1.92%) VBA
6 9 (1.73%) C#
7 8 (1.54%) PHP
8 7 (1.34%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.15%) SPARQL
9 6 (1.15%) TypeScript
10 5 (0.96%) ABAP
11 4 (0.77%) Perl
11 4 (0.77%) Ruby
12 3 (0.58%) C
12 3 (0.58%) C++
12 3 (0.58%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.58%) R
12 3 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.38%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (8.06%) Degree
2 7 (1.34%) PMP
3 6 (1.15%) SAP Certification
4 5 (0.96%) APMP
4 5 (0.96%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.77%) ISEB
5 4 (0.77%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.58%) MCSE
6 3 (0.58%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.38%) CCNP
7 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.38%) MCSA
7 2 (0.38%) PhD
7 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (12.28%) GxP
2 36 (6.91%) GMP
3 21 (4.03%) GAMP
4 19 (3.65%) QA
5 18 (3.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 14 (2.69%) GCP
7 11 (2.11%) Data Quality
7 11 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (1.73%) PMO
9 4 (0.77%) HL7
10 3 (0.58%) GLP
10 3 (0.58%) SLA
11 2 (0.38%) CDISC
12 1 (0.19%) COBIT
12 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 8 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.58%) XenApp
3 2 (0.38%) NFS
4 1 (0.19%) Docker
4 1 (0.19%) GPFS
4 1 (0.19%) Varnish
4 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.19%) zsh
Systems Management
1 8 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.77%) Puppet
3 3 (0.58%) Salt
3 3 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.38%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) Nessus
5 1 (0.19%) SCSM
Vendors
1 160 (30.71%) SAP
2 47 (9.02%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.45%) ServiceNow
4 16 (3.07%) Oracle
5 8 (1.54%) Capita
6 7 (1.34%) Hyperion
6 7 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.15%) Apple
7 6 (1.15%) HP
7 6 (1.15%) Informatica
7 6 (1.15%) Talend
7 6 (1.15%) VMware
8 5 (0.96%) AppDynamics
8 5 (0.96%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.96%) Tableau
9 4 (0.77%) Adobe
9 4 (0.77%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.77%) Citrix
10 3 (0.58%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.58%) Reuters
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Martin & Conley
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £442 per day +
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £430 per annum +
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Alderley Edge
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Worthing, Sussex
SLS Services Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Sussex
Quanta Consultancy Services
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £305 - £385 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lincolnshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 21 days ago