Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 439 376 442
Rank change year-on-year -63 +66 -102
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 544 575 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.60% 0.51%
As % of the General category 1.42% 1.53% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 285 253
UK median daily rate £425 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% -1.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £259 £267 £250
90th Percentile £608 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £444
% change year-on-year - -4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 38 21
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £30.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.48% +32.61% +2.22%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.18 £15.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.25 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.84% -19.59% +64.44%

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 38,433 37,516 41,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.14% 39.40% 37.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,040 24,544 27,178
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 893 898 976
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.56 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +0.24% -7.27% +10.00%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -41 531 £426 -5.28% 270
UK excluding London -10 306 £425 - 232
London -62 217 £435 -3.33% 55
South East +26 151 £435 -3.33% 69
North of England -20 64 £425 - 63
East of England +17 61 £430 -1.71% 47
North West -18 50 £425 -3.13% 42
Midlands -28 21 £408 -11.89% 21
East Midlands -2 14 £400 -13.51% 12
Yorkshire -20 11 £450 +63.64% 19
West Midlands -29 7 £424 -13.08% 9
Scotland -52 4 £215 -17.50% 9
North East -3 3 £388 +106.94% 2
Wales -9 3 £288 - 6
South West +4 2 £463 +36.03% 15

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 124 (22.79%) Project Management
2 96 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (15.99%) SAP
4 83 (15.26%) Finance
5 82 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
7 61 (11.21%) Validation
8 59 (10.85%) ERP
9 56 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
9 56 (10.29%) Microsoft
9 56 (10.29%) Change Management
10 55 (10.11%) Degree
10 55 (10.11%) Life Science
11 54 (9.93%) Manufacturing
11 54 (9.93%) Analytics
12 50 (9.19%) Microsoft Excel
13 49 (9.01%) PRINCE2
14 48 (8.82%) ITIL
15 43 (7.90%) Business Analysis
16 41 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (7.54%) FMCG
17 40 (7.35%) GxP
18 39 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
19 35 (6.43%) Scrum
20 34 (6.25%) Java
20 34 (6.25%) SQL
21 33 (6.07%) Quality Management
22 31 (5.70%) Migration
23 30 (5.51%) Matrix Organization
24 29 (5.33%) PMO

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 26 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.57%) SAS
3 10 (1.84%) Drupal
4 5 (0.92%) CMS
5 4 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.18%) Liferay
8 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.18%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (9.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (1.10%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.92%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.74%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.37%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.37%) SPSS
10 1 (0.18%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (2.94%) SAP ERP
3 8 (1.47%) SAP CO
3 8 (1.47%) SAP FI
3 8 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (1.10%) SAP SD
5 5 (0.92%) SAP MM
5 5 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.92%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.74%) SAP EWM
6 4 (0.74%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.74%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.55%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.37%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.37%) JDE World
8 2 (0.37%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.37%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.37%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.31%) SaaS
2 16 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
3 11 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.02%) PaaS
3 11 (2.02%) Veeva
4 9 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.47%) Office 365
6 4 (0.74%) GitHub
7 3 (0.55%) Data Lake Analytics
7 3 (0.55%) IaaS
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.18%) Force.com
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.47%) LAN
2 6 (1.10%) WAN
3 5 (0.92%) DNS
3 5 (0.92%) Skype
3 5 (0.92%) SMTP
4 4 (0.74%) DKIM
4 4 (0.74%) DMARC
4 4 (0.74%) VoIP
5 3 (0.55%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.55%) Firewall
5 3 (0.55%) RFID
5 3 (0.55%) VPN
5 3 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.37%) Network Security
6 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.18%) HTTP
7 1 (0.18%) Internet
7 1 (0.18%) Intranet
7 1 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (3.13%) Spotfire
3 15 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.84%) Big Data
6 9 (1.65%) SAP HANA
7 8 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 8 (1.47%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.29%) Qlik Sense
8 7 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.10%) QlikView
9 6 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.10%) SAP BW
9 6 (1.10%) SQL Server
10 5 (0.92%) Power BI
11 4 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.74%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.74%) MS Access
12 3 (0.55%) MySQL
12 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.29%) JIRA
3 6 (1.10%) Grunt
3 6 (1.10%) gulp
4 5 (0.92%) Ant
4 5 (0.92%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.92%) MSTest
4 5 (0.92%) NUnit
4 5 (0.92%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.74%) Protractor
6 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.55%) LSMW
6 3 (0.55%) Maven
6 3 (0.55%) PowerDesigner
6 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.37%) JHipster
7 2 (0.37%) Selenium
7 2 (0.37%) Subversion
7 2 (0.37%) Toad
7 2 (0.37%) XMLSpy
General
1 83 (15.26%) Finance
2 54 (9.93%) Manufacturing
3 22 (4.04%) Marketing
4 19 (3.49%) Legal
5 12 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.84%) French Language
6 10 (1.84%) Retail
7 8 (1.47%) German Language
7 8 (1.47%) Italian Language
8 7 (1.29%) Law
8 7 (1.29%) Spanish Language
9 6 (1.10%) Billing
10 5 (0.92%) Dutch Language
10 5 (0.92%) Portuguese Language
10 5 (0.92%) Russian Language
11 4 (0.74%) Advertising
11 4 (0.74%) Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Back Office
12 2 (0.37%) Electronics
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 137 (25.18%) Analyst
2 73 (13.42%) Project Manager
3 63 (11.58%) Business Analyst
4 50 (9.19%) Developer
5 37 (6.80%) Data Analyst
6 33 (6.07%) Architect
7 32 (5.88%) Consultant
8 19 (3.49%) IT Analyst
8 19 (3.49%) IT Manager
9 15 (2.76%) Programmer
10 14 (2.57%) IT Project Manager
10 14 (2.57%) SAP Analyst
10 14 (2.57%) SAP Consultant
10 14 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (2.39%) Programme Manager
12 12 (2.21%) Java Developer
12 12 (2.21%) SAP Manager
12 12 (2.21%) Senior Manager
13 11 (2.02%) IT Business Analyst
13 11 (2.02%) SAP Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.31%) HTML
2 16 (2.94%) CSS
3 14 (2.57%) Spring
4 13 (2.39%) Web Services
4 13 (2.39%) XML
5 11 (2.02%) jQuery
6 10 (1.84%) .NET
7 9 (1.65%) HTML5
8 8 (1.47%) CSS3
8 8 (1.47%) EDI
8 8 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (1.29%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.29%) Sass
10 6 (1.10%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.10%) XSL
10 6 (1.10%) XSLT
11 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 5 (0.92%) Hibernate
11 5 (0.92%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (10.11%) Life Science
3 41 (7.54%) FMCG
4 26 (4.78%) Management Information System
5 25 (4.60%) Computer Science
6 24 (4.41%) User Experience
7 16 (2.94%) PMI
8 14 (2.57%) LIMS
8 14 (2.57%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.57%) Virtual Team
9 11 (2.02%) Analytical Mindset
9 11 (2.02%) NHS
9 11 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.65%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.65%) Social Media
11 6 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.92%) SCADA
13 4 (0.74%) AS400
13 4 (0.74%) Biotechnology
14 3 (0.55%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.23%) Windows
2 9 (1.65%) Linux
3 6 (1.10%) Windows 10
4 4 (0.74%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.74%) Unix
4 4 (0.74%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.55%) VMS
5 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.37%) Android
6 2 (0.37%) CentOS
6 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (22.79%) Project Management
2 96 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (11.21%) Validation
5 59 (10.85%) ERP
6 56 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
6 56 (10.29%) Change Management
7 54 (9.93%) Analytics
8 49 (9.01%) PRINCE2
9 48 (8.82%) ITIL
10 43 (7.90%) Business Analysis
11 41 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 39 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 35 (6.43%) Scrum
14 33 (6.07%) Quality Management
15 31 (5.70%) Migration
16 30 (5.51%) Matrix Organization
17 28 (5.15%) Data Management
17 28 (5.15%) Document Management
17 28 (5.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.25%) Java
1 34 (6.25%) SQL
2 22 (4.04%) JavaScript
3 12 (2.21%) Python
4 10 (1.84%) C#
4 10 (1.84%) R
5 8 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.29%) TypeScript
7 6 (1.10%) PHP
7 6 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.74%) Perl
9 3 (0.55%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.55%) Java 8
9 3 (0.55%) U-SQL
10 2 (0.37%) C++
10 2 (0.37%) ES6
10 2 (0.37%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.37%) VB
11 1 (0.18%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 55 (10.11%) Degree
2 27 (4.96%) PMI Certification
3 15 (2.76%) ISEB
3 15 (2.76%) PMP
4 14 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (2.02%) CBAP
5 11 (2.02%) SAP Certification
6 8 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (0.92%) CCNA
7 5 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.92%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.74%) MBA
9 3 (0.55%) CCENT
9 3 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.37%) ACCA
10 2 (0.37%) CIMA
10 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.35%) GxP
2 29 (5.33%) PMO
3 24 (4.41%) QA
4 22 (4.04%) GMP
5 17 (3.13%) CDISC
6 16 (2.94%) Data Quality
7 15 (2.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 11 (2.02%) SLA
9 10 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (1.65%) GCP
11 8 (1.47%) GLP
11 8 (1.47%) ISO 13485
12 7 (1.29%) GAMP
13 3 (0.55%) GDPR
14 2 (0.37%) COBIT
14 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
15 1 (0.18%) COSHH
15 1 (0.18%) HL7
15 1 (0.18%) IEC 62304
15 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.10%) Docker
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.65%) HP ALM
2 5 (0.92%) Ansible
3 3 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.18%) Mesos
5 1 (0.18%) Puppet
5 1 (0.18%) Salt
5 1 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 87 (15.99%) SAP
2 56 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.04%) Tableau
4 20 (3.68%) Oracle
5 19 (3.49%) Cognos
6 18 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.21%) Adobe
8 11 (2.02%) Workday
9 10 (1.84%) JD Edwards
10 9 (1.65%) Cisco
10 9 (1.65%) HP
11 7 (1.29%) Hyperion
12 6 (1.10%) Ariba
12 6 (1.10%) Informatica
12 6 (1.10%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.92%) BT
13 5 (0.92%) Talend
14 4 (0.74%) Alteryx
14 4 (0.74%) Apple
14 4 (0.74%) MicroStrategy