Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 290 346 423
Rank change year-on-year +56 +77 +20
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 356 496 565
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.69% 0.58%
As % of the General category 2.05% 1.85% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 315 321
Median daily rate £475 £485 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +15.48% -4.05%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £220
90th Percentile £613 £650 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £420
% change year-on-year - +13.10% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 47
Median hourly rate £50.25 £21.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.29% -30.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £18.10 £15.18 £13.70
90th Percentile £60.00 £42.25 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £18.74 £30.00
% change year-on-year +153.47% -37.53% +34.83%

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 17,331 26,782 39,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.45% 37.44% 40.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,729 17,655 26,205
Median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £300 £268 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -1.28% +1.29% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 820 1,023
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -1.21% -3.30%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £54.35 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.49 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.61% -5.00% -

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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 14 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 27 January 2021. 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 +39 291 £475 -2.06% 281
Work from Home -97 140 £475 -9.52% 63
London +59 134 £488 -2.50% 59
UK excluding London +31 128 £475 - 243
Midlands +84 47 £438 -14.63% 33
East of England +5 47 £500 +5.26% 41
East Midlands +54 36 £425 -19.05% 22
North of England +49 13 £450 -5.26% 51
South East +48 13 £300 -32.58% 73
North West +17 12 £463 -2.63% 33
West Midlands +50 8 £419 -11.84% 11
South West +97 7 £398 - 21
North East - 1 £303 - 5
Scotland - 1 £215 - 11

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 83 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (16.29%) Project Management
3 53 (14.89%) Analytics
4 50 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (13.20%) SAP
6 45 (12.64%) Python
7 44 (12.36%) SQL
8 42 (11.80%) Azure
9 41 (11.52%) Life Science
9 41 (11.52%) Microsoft
9 41 (11.52%) Finance
10 36 (10.11%) Manufacturing
10 36 (10.11%) Data Science
11 33 (9.27%) Degree
12 31 (8.71%) Marketing
12 31 (8.71%) JIRA
12 31 (8.71%) CRM
12 31 (8.71%) DevOps
13 29 (8.15%) GxP
14 26 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (6.74%) Validation
15 24 (6.74%) FMCG
16 23 (6.46%) Migration
16 23 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (6.46%) R
17 22 (6.18%) Project Delivery
17 22 (6.18%) Change Management
18 21 (5.90%) Salesforce.com
18 21 (5.90%) Linux
18 21 (5.90%) Windows

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 18 (5.06%) SAS
2 8 (2.25%) Apache
2 8 (2.25%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.25%) Jupyter
2 8 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.97%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (1.69%) Confluence
5 5 (1.40%) CMS
5 5 (1.40%) JBoss
5 5 (1.40%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.56%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.56%) WordPress
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.28%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.28%) nginx
7 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (3.09%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.28%) EPLAN
5 1 (0.28%) InVision
5 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.93%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (1.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (1.40%) SAP MM
3 5 (1.40%) SAP PP
4 4 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.84%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.84%) SAP QM
5 3 (0.84%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.56%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.56%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.56%) Workfront
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.28%) SAP EHS
7 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.28%) SAP MDG-M
7 1 (0.28%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 42 (11.80%) Azure
2 19 (5.34%) Office 365
3 16 (4.49%) Power Platform
4 14 (3.93%) AWS
5 11 (3.09%) Veeva
6 10 (2.81%) PaaS
6 10 (2.81%) SaaS
7 9 (2.53%) IaaS
8 6 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.69%) Logic Apps
8 6 (1.69%) PowerApps
9 5 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (1.12%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.12%) GCP
10 4 (1.12%) GitHub
11 3 (0.84%) Akamai
11 3 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.84%) AWS CodePipeline
11 3 (0.84%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.81%) Firewall
2 8 (2.25%) DNS
2 8 (2.25%) WAN
3 7 (1.97%) Skype
4 6 (1.69%) DHCP
4 6 (1.69%) PBX
4 6 (1.69%) VPN
4 6 (1.69%) Wireless
5 5 (1.40%) MPLS
5 5 (1.40%) VoIP
6 4 (1.12%) SSL
7 3 (0.84%) LAN
8 2 (0.56%) SAN
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.28%) Internet
9 1 (0.28%) Intranet
9 1 (0.28%) Network Security
9 1 (0.28%) SMTP
9 1 (0.28%) VLAN
9 1 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.49%) SQL Server
1 16 (4.49%) Tableau
2 15 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (4.21%) Power BI
3 10 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (2.81%) Big Data
4 9 (2.53%) MySQL
5 8 (2.25%) Spotfire
6 7 (1.97%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.97%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.69%) SAP HANA
8 5 (1.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.40%) Cosmos DB
8 5 (1.40%) DB2
8 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.40%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.12%) Electronic Patient Records
9 4 (1.12%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.56%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 31 (8.71%) JIRA
2 11 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.40%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.40%) ER Studio
4 5 (1.40%) ERwin
4 5 (1.40%) Maven
5 3 (0.84%) Appium
5 3 (0.84%) Selenium
5 3 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.56%) Ant
6 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.56%) JUnit
6 2 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.56%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.56%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.56%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.28%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.28%) MSI
General
1 41 (11.52%) Finance
2 36 (10.11%) Manufacturing
3 31 (8.71%) Marketing
4 17 (4.78%) Retail
5 10 (2.81%) French Language
6 9 (2.53%) Public Sector
7 8 (2.25%) Advertising
7 8 (2.25%) German Language
7 8 (2.25%) Law
7 8 (2.25%) Legal
8 6 (1.69%) Publishing
9 5 (1.40%) Banking
10 4 (1.12%) Italian Language
10 4 (1.12%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.56%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.56%) Electronics
11 2 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.56%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 58 (16.29%) Analyst
2 55 (15.45%) Project Manager
3 37 (10.39%) Business Analyst
4 35 (9.83%) Architect
5 28 (7.87%) Consultant
6 25 (7.02%) IT Manager
7 22 (6.18%) Developer
8 20 (5.62%) IT Project Manager
9 14 (3.93%) Programmer
10 12 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.09%) Data Engineer
12 9 (2.53%) Data Analyst
12 9 (2.53%) IT Security Manager
12 9 (2.53%) IT Security Project Manager
12 9 (2.53%) Security Manager
12 9 (2.53%) Security Project Manager
12 9 (2.53%) Senior Manager
13 8 (2.25%) CRM Manager
13 8 (2.25%) CRM Project Manager
13 8 (2.25%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.37%) .NET
1 12 (3.37%) Node.js
1 12 (3.37%) XML
2 11 (3.09%) React
3 10 (2.81%) REST
4 9 (2.53%) CSS
4 9 (2.53%) NumPy
4 9 (2.53%) Pandas
5 8 (2.25%) HTML
6 7 (1.97%) JSON
6 7 (1.97%) Middleware
7 6 (1.69%) RESTful
7 6 (1.69%) Shiny
8 5 (1.40%) .NET Core
8 5 (1.40%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.40%) PySpark
8 5 (1.40%) SAP Basis
9 4 (1.12%) Leaflet
9 4 (1.12%) OpenLayers
9 4 (1.12%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.52%) Life Science
2 26 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.74%) FMCG
4 14 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.93%) User Experience
5 13 (3.65%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.25%) Reference Data
6 8 (2.25%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.97%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.69%) LIMS
8 6 (1.69%) NHS
8 6 (1.69%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.69%) Social Media
9 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.40%) PKI
10 4 (1.12%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.12%) Biotechnology
10 4 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.56%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.90%) Linux
1 21 (5.90%) Windows
2 10 (2.81%) Unix
3 9 (2.53%) Android
3 9 (2.53%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.53%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.69%) AIX
5 3 (0.84%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (16.29%) Project Management
3 53 (14.89%) Analytics
4 50 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (10.11%) Data Science
6 31 (8.71%) CRM
6 31 (8.71%) DevOps
7 24 (6.74%) Validation
8 23 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (6.46%) Migration
9 22 (6.18%) Change Management
9 22 (6.18%) Project Delivery
10 18 (5.06%) Computer Science
10 18 (5.06%) Scrum
11 17 (4.78%) Data Modelling
11 17 (4.78%) Visualisation
12 16 (4.49%) Data Management
12 16 (4.49%) Machine Learning
12 16 (4.49%) Process Improvement
13 15 (4.21%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 45 (12.64%) Python
2 44 (12.36%) SQL
3 23 (6.46%) R
4 19 (5.34%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.65%) Java
6 6 (1.69%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.40%) C++
8 4 (1.12%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.12%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.84%) BeanShell
9 3 (0.84%) C
9 3 (0.84%) VBA
10 2 (0.56%) ABAP
10 2 (0.56%) C#
10 2 (0.56%) PHP
11 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.28%) Go
11 1 (0.28%) Scala
11 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (9.27%) Degree
2 11 (3.09%) PhD
2 11 (3.09%) PMP
3 8 (2.25%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.12%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 3 (0.84%) CISM
6 3 (0.84%) CISSP
6 3 (0.84%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.56%) MBA
7 2 (0.56%) MCSA
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.28%) CITP
8 1 (0.28%) ISEB
8 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.15%) GxP
2 16 (4.49%) QA
3 13 (3.65%) PMO
4 11 (3.09%) GDPR
5 9 (2.53%) CDISC
6 6 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.40%) COBIT
7 5 (1.40%) Data Quality
7 5 (1.40%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.84%) GAMP
8 3 (0.84%) Good Clinical Practice
9 1 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.28%) DICOM
9 1 (0.28%) GMP
9 1 (0.28%) HL7
9 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.28%) ITGC
9 1 (0.28%) SLA
9 1 (0.28%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 12 (3.37%) Active Directory
1 12 (3.37%) Docker
2 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) IAG
3 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (3.65%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.56%) Ansible
3 2 (0.56%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.56%) QRadar
3 2 (0.56%) Terraform
4 1 (0.28%) Puppet
4 1 (0.28%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 47 (13.20%) SAP
2 41 (11.52%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.90%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (4.21%) Adobe
4 15 (4.21%) Oracle
5 9 (2.53%) Cisco
6 8 (2.25%) ServiceNow
7 7 (1.97%) Alteryx
7 7 (1.97%) Ariba
7 7 (1.97%) Dataiku
7 7 (1.97%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 6 (1.69%) Cadence
9 5 (1.40%) Citrix
9 5 (1.40%) Concur
9 5 (1.40%) HP
9 5 (1.40%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.12%) VMware
11 3 (0.84%) Informatica
11 3 (0.84%) Software AG
11 3 (0.84%) Sun