Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 373 453 381
Rank change year-on-year +80 -72 +54
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 594 511 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the General category 1.83% 1.37% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 251 295
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% -1.11%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £264
90th Percentile £645 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 61 41
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £36.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.25% +23.73% +26.88%
10th Percentile £12.95 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.98 £50.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £31.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year -25.10% +12.05% +12.00%

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 32,446 37,347 35,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.70% 37.25% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,005 24,320 23,448
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.69%
10th Percentile £308 £298 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +3.53% +5.46% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 706 871 865
UK median hourly rate £30.25 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.46 £50.25 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year +40.00% -6.82% -6.68%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 13 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 24 June 2019. 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 +71 569 £450 +5.88% 198
UK excluding London +67 351 £450 +5.88% 170
London +66 226 £451 +4.77% 43
South East +19 137 £425 +6.25% 37
East of England +62 130 £473 +9.88% 41
North of England +13 54 £406 -6.07% 40
North West +2 37 £425 -1.73% 28
Yorkshire +22 14 £205 -54.44% 12
Scotland +31 13 £365 +70.16% 5
Midlands +18 13 £525 +28.83% 23
East Midlands +19 12 £525 +30.03% 15
Wales +9 4 £225 -25.00% 10
North East +13 3 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 145 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (20.03%) SAP
3 102 (17.17%) Project Management
4 98 (16.50%) Finance
5 76 (12.79%) Degree
5 76 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
6 71 (11.95%) Manufacturing
7 67 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
8 65 (10.94%) Analytics
9 62 (10.44%) ERP
10 61 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 57 (9.60%) SQL
12 55 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
13 54 (9.09%) Scrum
14 52 (8.75%) GxP
14 52 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
15 51 (8.59%) Change Management
16 50 (8.42%) User Experience
17 48 (8.08%) Validation
17 48 (8.08%) Life Science
18 47 (7.91%) JIRA
19 46 (7.74%) JavaScript
20 42 (7.07%) SQL Server
21 39 (6.57%) Workflow
22 38 (6.40%) Business Analysis
23 36 (6.06%) FMCG
24 35 (5.89%) Computer Science
25 33 (5.56%) HTML
25 33 (5.56%) Java
26 32 (5.39%) Management Information System

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 27 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.54%) Confluence
3 12 (2.02%) Drupal
4 11 (1.85%) CMS
5 9 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.01%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.67%) Documentum
7 4 (0.67%) IIS
7 4 (0.67%) SAS
8 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.34%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.17%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 55 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (4.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.52%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.84%) InVision
7 4 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.67%) Sketch
8 3 (0.51%) Maya
8 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.34%) InDesign
9 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.34%) UXPin
10 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.17%) Stata
10 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (2.53%) SAP ERP
2 11 (1.85%) SAP HR
3 10 (1.68%) SAP WM
4 9 (1.52%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (1.35%) SAP EWM
6 7 (1.18%) Magento
6 7 (1.18%) Workday HCM
7 5 (0.84%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.67%) Revive Adserver
8 4 (0.67%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.67%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle CRM On Demand
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.51%) SAP APO
9 3 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.51%) SAP GRC
9 3 (0.51%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.51%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (3.54%) Veeva
2 20 (3.37%) GitHub
3 17 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
4 16 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (2.36%) Power Platform
6 12 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.85%) Office 365
8 9 (1.52%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.52%) Google Analytics
9 8 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (1.35%) npm
10 7 (1.18%) Amazon Glacier
11 5 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (0.84%) Force.com
11 5 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.67%) IaaS
12 4 (0.67%) SaaS
12 4 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.35%) RFID
2 7 (1.18%) Firewall
3 6 (1.01%) SSL
4 5 (0.84%) Intranet
4 5 (0.84%) SSH
5 4 (0.67%) VPN
5 4 (0.67%) X.509
6 3 (0.51%) HTTP
6 3 (0.51%) Internet
6 3 (0.51%) LAN
6 3 (0.51%) Skype
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.34%) FTP
7 2 (0.34%) SAN
7 2 (0.34%) SMTP
7 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.17%) POP3
8 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.38%) Big Data
3 18 (3.03%) MySQL
4 14 (2.36%) Hadoop
4 14 (2.36%) Power BI
4 14 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.02%) Spotfire
7 9 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.35%) Qlik Sense
8 8 (1.35%) SAP BW
9 7 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.84%) MS Access
10 5 (0.84%) QlikView
10 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.67%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.51%) HBase
Development Applications
1 47 (7.91%) JIRA
2 15 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.36%) Cucumber
4 11 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
5 10 (1.68%) Jasmine
5 10 (1.68%) Maven
5 10 (1.68%) Protractor
5 10 (1.68%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.35%) Grunt
6 8 (1.35%) gulp
7 6 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.84%) Zephyr
9 4 (0.67%) Selenium
10 3 (0.51%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.51%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.34%) ERwin
11 2 (0.34%) JUnit
General
1 98 (16.50%) Finance
2 71 (11.95%) Manufacturing
3 22 (3.70%) Legal
4 19 (3.20%) Marketing
5 16 (2.69%) Law
6 12 (2.02%) Retail
7 8 (1.35%) German Language
8 5 (0.84%) Publishing
9 4 (0.67%) Banking
9 4 (0.67%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.67%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.51%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.51%) French Language
10 3 (0.51%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.51%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 137 (23.06%) Analyst
2 91 (15.32%) Developer
3 65 (10.94%) Business Analyst
4 64 (10.77%) Consultant
4 64 (10.77%) Project Manager
5 29 (4.88%) Data Analyst
6 24 (4.04%) Architect
6 24 (4.04%) SAP Consultant
7 23 (3.87%) IT Manager
8 20 (3.37%) Functional Consultant
9 15 (2.53%) IT Project Manager
10 14 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (2.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 13 (2.19%) IT Analyst
12 12 (2.02%) Workday Consultant
13 11 (1.85%) Product Owner
13 11 (1.85%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 11 (1.85%) Senior Manager
14 10 (1.68%) .NET Developer
14 10 (1.68%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.56%) HTML
2 29 (4.88%) .NET
2 29 (4.88%) AngularJS
3 27 (4.55%) CSS
4 19 (3.20%) ASP.NET
4 19 (3.20%) Web Services
5 18 (3.03%) CSS3
5 18 (3.03%) HTML5
6 17 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 16 (2.69%) REST
7 16 (2.69%) XML
8 14 (2.36%) jQuery
8 14 (2.36%) JSON
9 9 (1.52%) SAP Fiori
10 8 (1.35%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 7 (1.18%) Entity Framework
11 7 (1.18%) Gherkin
11 7 (1.18%) RESTful
11 7 (1.18%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 76 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (8.42%) User Experience
3 48 (8.08%) Life Science
4 36 (6.06%) FMCG
5 32 (5.39%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.20%) NHS
7 17 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.68%) e-Learning
10 9 (1.52%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.35%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.35%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.35%) Pharmacovigilance
12 6 (1.01%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.01%) Social Media
13 5 (0.84%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.84%) LIMS
13 5 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.67%) Biotechnology
14 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (3.37%) Windows
2 19 (3.20%) Linux
3 7 (1.18%) Android
3 7 (1.18%) Apple iOS
3 7 (1.18%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.01%) Unix
5 4 (0.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.51%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (17.17%) Project Management
3 67 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
4 65 (10.94%) Analytics
5 62 (10.44%) ERP
6 61 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 54 (9.09%) Scrum
8 52 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
9 51 (8.59%) Change Management
10 48 (8.08%) Validation
11 39 (6.57%) Workflow
12 38 (6.40%) Business Analysis
13 35 (5.89%) Computer Science
14 31 (5.22%) Open Source
15 28 (4.71%) Data Management
15 28 (4.71%) Data Science
16 27 (4.55%) Matrix Organization
16 27 (4.55%) Risk Management
17 25 (4.21%) SDLC
18 24 (4.04%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 57 (9.60%) SQL
2 46 (7.74%) JavaScript
3 33 (5.56%) Java
4 30 (5.05%) Python
5 24 (4.04%) C#
6 12 (2.02%) PowerShell
7 10 (1.68%) C
7 10 (1.68%) TypeScript
7 10 (1.68%) VB
8 8 (1.35%) ES6
8 8 (1.35%) R
9 6 (1.01%) Ruby
9 6 (1.01%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.84%) C++
11 4 (0.67%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.67%) Scala
11 4 (0.67%) VBScript
12 3 (0.51%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (12.79%) Degree
2 17 (2.86%) PMP
3 14 (2.36%) PMI Certification
4 9 (1.52%) Master's Degree
5 6 (1.01%) PhD
6 5 (0.84%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.51%) SAP Certification
9 2 (0.34%) CCA
9 2 (0.34%) CISA
9 2 (0.34%) IIBA
9 2 (0.34%) IISP
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.17%) CRISC
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.17%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.75%) GxP
2 21 (3.54%) Data Quality
2 21 (3.54%) PMO
3 18 (3.03%) QA
4 13 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.85%) GMP
6 10 (1.68%) GCP
6 10 (1.68%) SLA
7 7 (1.18%) CDISC
8 4 (0.67%) COBIT
8 4 (0.67%) GDPR
8 4 (0.67%) NIST
9 3 (0.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.51%) GAMP
10 2 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.34%) GLP
10 2 (0.34%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.17%) ITGC
System Software
1 17 (2.86%) Docker
2 8 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.67%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 3 (0.51%) HDFS
5 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (2.36%) Ansible
2 7 (1.18%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (0.84%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.84%) Puppet
4 4 (0.67%) Salt
4 4 (0.67%) Terraform
5 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.34%) SCCM
5 2 (0.34%) SCOM
6 1 (0.17%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.17%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.17%) MOM
6 1 (0.17%) Nessus
6 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 119 (20.03%) SAP
2 29 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.87%) Workday
4 22 (3.70%) Oracle
5 21 (3.54%) Google
6 19 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (3.03%) Tableau
8 16 (2.69%) Ariba
9 11 (1.85%) Adobe
10 9 (1.52%) Apple
10 9 (1.52%) IBM
10 9 (1.52%) JD Edwards
11 8 (1.35%) Cisco
11 8 (1.35%) Cognos
11 8 (1.35%) Hotjar
12 7 (1.18%) Alteryx
12 7 (1.18%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.01%) Concur
13 6 (1.01%) HP
13 6 (1.01%) Talend