Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 455 403 391
Rank change year-on-year -52 -12 -43
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 486 512 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.56% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.28% 1.46% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 284 278
UK median daily rate £425 £445 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +3.49% +1.18%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 39 32
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +36.96% -8.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £54.50 £46.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £29.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.24% +26.60% +4.44%

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 38,020 34,995 41,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.59% 38.04% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,744 22,977 26,546
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £649 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 872 1,007
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.33 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -10.71% +7.69%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -40 470 £425 -5.03% 233
UK excluding London -22 264 £425 - 172
London -76 191 £425 -5.56% 79
South East -4 128 £435 +1.46% 57
North of England -12 61 £425 +2.41% 38
East of England +4 57 £380 -14.61% 31
North West +2 57 £425 -4.49% 17
Midlands -27 11 £463 +2.78% 21
West Midlands -19 7 £431 -13.75% 7
Wales -10 5 £363 -19.22% 7
East Midlands 0 4 £494 +27.42% 14
Yorkshire -20 3 £325 +85.71% 18
North East +31 1 - - 3
South West +5 1 £400 +33.33% 7
Scotland -42 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 91 (18.72%) SAP
2 89 (18.31%) Project Management
3 87 (17.90%) Finance
4 76 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
5 73 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
7 59 (12.14%) Manufacturing
8 56 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (11.52%) Microsoft
9 51 (10.49%) Change Management
10 49 (10.08%) Validation
10 49 (10.08%) FMCG
11 46 (9.47%) ITIL
12 43 (8.85%) ERP
13 42 (8.64%) Degree
14 41 (8.44%) Microsoft Excel
14 41 (8.44%) SQL
14 41 (8.44%) Analytics
15 40 (8.23%) User Acceptance Testing
15 40 (8.23%) PRINCE2
16 36 (7.41%) Migration
17 35 (7.20%) Life Science
17 35 (7.20%) Business Analysis
18 34 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
19 29 (5.97%) Quality Management
20 28 (5.76%) Data Modelling
21 27 (5.56%) GxP
21 27 (5.56%) Scrum
21 27 (5.56%) PMO
22 26 (5.35%) Oracle

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 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.26%) CMS
2 11 (2.26%) SAS
3 8 (1.65%) Drupal
4 6 (1.23%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.82%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.62%) Moodle
7 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.41%) Apache
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.41%) Documentum
8 2 (0.41%) Luigi
8 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.21%) Confluence
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.21%) Liferay
Applications
1 41 (8.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (4.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.23%) InfoPath
5 6 (1.23%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.62%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.41%) Pipeline Pilot
7 2 (0.41%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.21%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.21%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (3.50%) SAP CO
2 15 (3.09%) SAP FI
2 15 (3.09%) SAP FI/CO
3 12 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (2.26%) SAP SD
5 7 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (1.23%) SAP ERP
7 5 (1.03%) HFM
8 3 (0.62%) SAP FSCM
8 3 (0.62%) SAP MDG
8 3 (0.62%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.62%) SAP QM
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Clinical
9 2 (0.41%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.21%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
10 1 (0.21%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.67%) Veeva
3 11 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (2.06%) SaaS
5 8 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.23%) Office 365
7 4 (0.82%) PaaS
8 3 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.62%) Serverless
8 3 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.21%) IaaS
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.03%) LAN
1 5 (1.03%) WAN
2 4 (0.82%) DNS
3 3 (0.62%) IP Telephony
3 3 (0.62%) Skype
3 3 (0.62%) VPN
3 3 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.41%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (0.41%) DDNS
4 2 (0.41%) Network Security
4 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.41%) VoIP
5 1 (0.21%) DHCP
5 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.21%) Firewall
5 1 (0.21%) HTTP
5 1 (0.21%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.21%) SAN
5 1 (0.21%) SMS
5 1 (0.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.29%) BusinessObjects
1 16 (3.29%) Spotfire
2 14 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.06%) QlikView
6 8 (1.65%) SQL Server
7 7 (1.44%) Big Data
7 7 (1.44%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.23%) MS Access
8 6 (1.23%) SAP HANA
9 5 (1.03%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 5 (1.03%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.03%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
10 4 (0.82%) Power BI
11 3 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.62%) KNIME
11 3 (0.62%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (1.85%) JIRA
2 5 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.82%) Grunt
3 4 (0.82%) gulp
3 4 (0.82%) MSTest
3 4 (0.82%) NUnit
3 4 (0.82%) Subversion
3 4 (0.82%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.62%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.62%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.62%) LSMW
4 3 (0.62%) PowerDesigner
4 3 (0.62%) Toad
5 2 (0.41%) ER Studio
5 2 (0.41%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.41%) Protractor
5 2 (0.41%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.21%) Rational Rose
General
1 87 (17.90%) Finance
2 59 (12.14%) Manufacturing
3 14 (2.88%) Legal
4 13 (2.67%) Marketing
5 11 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.44%) Banking
6 7 (1.44%) French Language
6 7 (1.44%) German Language
7 6 (1.23%) Dutch Language
7 6 (1.23%) Italian Language
7 6 (1.23%) Portuguese Language
7 6 (1.23%) Publishing
7 6 (1.23%) Russian Language
7 6 (1.23%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.82%) Billing
8 4 (0.82%) Law
8 4 (0.82%) Retail
9 2 (0.41%) Advertising
9 2 (0.41%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 127 (26.13%) Analyst
2 60 (12.35%) Business Analyst
3 50 (10.29%) Consultant
4 49 (10.08%) Project Manager
5 45 (9.26%) Developer
6 35 (7.20%) Architect
7 25 (5.14%) Data Analyst
8 18 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
9 17 (3.50%) SAP Consultant
10 14 (2.88%) IT Manager
11 13 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (2.47%) IT Analyst
12 12 (2.47%) Validation Consultant
13 11 (2.26%) Programmer
13 11 (2.26%) SAP Manager
13 11 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (2.06%) Change Manager
14 10 (2.06%) Programme Manager
14 10 (2.06%) Support Analyst
15 9 (1.85%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.88%) HTML
2 13 (2.67%) CSS
3 12 (2.47%) .NET
4 9 (1.85%) Spring
5 8 (1.65%) AngularJS
5 8 (1.65%) CSS3
5 8 (1.65%) HTML5
5 8 (1.65%) jQuery
5 8 (1.65%) XML
6 7 (1.44%) JSON
7 6 (1.23%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.23%) Node.js
8 5 (1.03%) EDI
8 5 (1.03%) LESS
8 5 (1.03%) RESTful
8 5 (1.03%) Sass
8 5 (1.03%) Visualforce
8 5 (1.03%) XHTML
8 5 (1.03%) XSL
9 4 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 76 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (10.08%) FMCG
3 35 (7.20%) Life Science
4 24 (4.94%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.29%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.29%) User Experience
6 14 (2.88%) PMI
7 13 (2.67%) Virtual Team
8 12 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.26%) Mobile App
10 10 (2.06%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (1.23%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.23%) e-Learning
11 6 (1.23%) LIMS
11 6 (1.23%) SCADA
11 6 (1.23%) Social Media
12 5 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.82%) NHS
13 4 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.32%) Windows
2 9 (1.85%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.65%) Linux
4 6 (1.23%) Unix
4 6 (1.23%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.62%) VMS
7 2 (0.41%) Android
7 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.21%) CentOS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (18.31%) Project Management
2 73 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
5 51 (10.49%) Change Management
6 49 (10.08%) Validation
7 46 (9.47%) ITIL
8 43 (8.85%) ERP
9 41 (8.44%) Analytics
10 40 (8.23%) PRINCE2
10 40 (8.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 36 (7.41%) Migration
12 35 (7.20%) Business Analysis
13 34 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (5.97%) Quality Management
15 28 (5.76%) Data Modelling
16 27 (5.56%) Scrum
17 26 (5.35%) Waterfall
18 23 (4.73%) Process Improvement
19 22 (4.53%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.44%) SQL
2 26 (5.35%) Java
3 13 (2.67%) JavaScript
3 13 (2.67%) Python
4 11 (2.26%) C#
5 9 (1.85%) PHP
6 8 (1.65%) PL/SQL
6 8 (1.65%) R
7 7 (1.44%) C
8 6 (1.23%) Apex Code
9 5 (1.03%) C++
9 5 (1.03%) Perl
10 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.82%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.62%) Ruby
11 3 (0.62%) Scala
11 3 (0.62%) VB
12 2 (0.41%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.21%) F#
Qualifications
1 42 (8.64%) Degree
2 24 (4.94%) PMI Certification
3 15 (3.09%) ISEB
3 15 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (2.47%) CBAP
5 11 (2.26%) PMP
5 11 (2.26%) SAP Certification
6 7 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.03%) CCNA
7 5 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.03%) CISSP
8 4 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.82%) MBA
9 3 (0.62%) CCENT
9 3 (0.62%) CISA
9 3 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.56%) GxP
1 27 (5.56%) PMO
2 25 (5.14%) GMP
3 24 (4.94%) QA
4 19 (3.91%) Data Quality
5 17 (3.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 14 (2.88%) CDISC
7 9 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (1.65%) GDPR
9 7 (1.44%) GAMP
10 5 (1.03%) GCP
10 5 (1.03%) ISO 13485
11 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.62%) COBIT
13 2 (0.41%) GLP
13 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.41%) SLA
14 1 (0.21%) GAAP
14 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (1.03%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.03%) Docker
2 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.41%) vSphere
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.44%) HP ALM
2 4 (0.82%) Ansible
3 3 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.41%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.21%) Kibana
5 1 (0.21%) logstash
5 1 (0.21%) Mesos
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
5 1 (0.21%) Salt
5 1 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 91 (18.72%) SAP
2 56 (11.52%) Microsoft
3 26 (5.35%) Oracle
4 18 (3.70%) Tableau
5 17 (3.50%) Cognos
6 16 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (2.88%) Adobe
8 9 (1.85%) Hyperion
9 8 (1.65%) Cisco
9 8 (1.65%) HP
9 8 (1.65%) Informatica
9 8 (1.65%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.03%) Ariba
10 5 (1.03%) BT
10 5 (1.03%) Talend
11 4 (0.82%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.82%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.82%) Remedy
11 4 (0.82%) VMware
12 3 (0.62%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud