Period
to 27 January 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 348 419 441
Rank change year-on-year +71 +22 -30
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 496 565 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.58% 0.53%
As % of the General category 1.85% 1.44% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 315 281
UK median daily rate £483 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.53% -5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £275 £238 £255
90th Percentile £650 £610 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.10% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 54
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £28.58 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +5.83% -12.90%
10th Percentile £15.15 £13.63 £14.00
90th Percentile £35.80 £46.88 £57.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.74 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -37.53% +46.34% -32.23%

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 26,779 39,285 42,569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.45% 40.10% 42.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,122 25,678 28,243
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £269 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 898 1,092 1,108
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £21.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.71% +4.10%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.87 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.29 £20.82 £21.74
% change year-on-year -2.57% -4.23% +8.70%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

Contractor 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 2020. 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 +78 474 £484 +13.82% 317
UK excluding London +75 301 £475 +13.10% 247
London +54 174 £500 +12.99% 79
East of England +35 121 £475 +7.04% 67
South East +32 94 £445 +7.55% 64
North of England +63 56 £475 +63.79% 59
North West +62 53 £475 +18.01% 45
Midlands +53 25 £500 +21.21% 27
East Midlands +33 19 £513 +76.72% 12
West Midlands +41 6 £475 +11.76% 15
Yorkshire +26 3 - - 9
Wales +29 2 £425 - 4
South West +16 2 - - 21
Northern Ireland +11 2 £135 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 107 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (17.94%) SAP
3 84 (16.94%) Project Management
3 84 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (15.12%) Analytics
5 68 (13.71%) Finance
6 67 (13.51%) Degree
7 64 (12.90%) Manufacturing
8 56 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 56 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (11.29%) Microsoft
9 53 (10.69%) Change Management
10 45 (9.07%) Validation
10 45 (9.07%) Migration
10 45 (9.07%) SQL
11 43 (8.67%) Life Science
11 43 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
12 41 (8.27%) Azure
13 35 (7.06%) Data Modelling
14 34 (6.85%) ERP
15 33 (6.65%) Scrum
15 33 (6.65%) GxP
15 33 (6.65%) Project Delivery
16 32 (6.45%) Data Science
16 32 (6.45%) Python
17 30 (6.05%) Windows
17 30 (6.05%) ITIL
18 29 (5.85%) AWS
19 28 (5.65%) DevOps
19 28 (5.65%) Power Platform

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 14 (2.82%) Apache Spark
1 14 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.81%) Confluence
3 8 (1.61%) CMS
4 7 (1.41%) IIS
5 6 (1.21%) SAS
6 4 (0.81%) Anypoint
6 4 (0.81%) Drupal
6 4 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.40%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.20%) Apache
8 1 (0.20%) Documentum
8 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.40%) Sketch
8 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.20%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.20%) InVision
8 1 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.20%) SPSS
8 1 (0.20%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (2.82%) SAP ERP
2 11 (2.22%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (1.41%) SAP HR
4 6 (1.21%) SAP CO
5 5 (1.01%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.81%) SAP EWM
6 4 (0.81%) SAP Payroll
6 4 (0.81%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.60%) Line 500
8 2 (0.40%) assyst
8 2 (0.40%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.40%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.40%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.40%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.40%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.40%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.27%) Azure
2 29 (5.85%) AWS
3 28 (5.65%) Power Platform
4 20 (4.03%) Office 365
5 14 (2.82%) Veeva
6 11 (2.22%) GitHub
7 7 (1.41%) SuccessFactors
8 6 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (1.21%) Serverless
9 5 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.01%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.01%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.81%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.81%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.81%) GCP
10 4 (0.81%) IaaS
10 4 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.02%) LAN
2 7 (1.41%) Skype
3 4 (0.81%) HTTP
3 4 (0.81%) RFID
4 3 (0.60%) Network Security
4 3 (0.60%) SSL
4 3 (0.60%) VPN
4 3 (0.60%) WAN
5 2 (0.40%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (0.40%) DNS
5 2 (0.40%) Firewall
5 2 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.20%) DHCP
6 1 (0.20%) Intranet
6 1 (0.20%) NAS
6 1 (0.20%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.20%) SMTP
6 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.65%) Power BI
2 25 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 17 (3.43%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.02%) MySQL
6 13 (2.62%) Big Data
6 13 (2.62%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.81%) Star Schema
8 7 (1.41%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.81%) HDInsight
9 4 (0.81%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.81%) QlikView
10 3 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (0.60%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.60%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (4.64%) JIRA
2 17 (3.43%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.81%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.21%) ER Studio
5 4 (0.81%) Gradle
5 4 (0.81%) JUnit
5 4 (0.81%) Maven
5 4 (0.81%) Mockito
5 4 (0.81%) Selenium
5 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.60%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.60%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.60%) Protractor
6 3 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.40%) Subversion
7 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.20%) JMeter
8 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 68 (13.71%) Finance
2 64 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 27 (5.44%) Marketing
4 12 (2.42%) Retail
5 9 (1.81%) Law
5 9 (1.81%) Legal
6 7 (1.41%) Publishing
7 5 (1.01%) Brand Awareness
8 4 (0.81%) Advertising
9 3 (0.60%) French Language
9 3 (0.60%) Local Government
9 3 (0.60%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.40%) Back Office
10 2 (0.40%) Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.20%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (17.94%) Analyst
2 72 (14.52%) Project Manager
3 47 (9.48%) Consultant
4 40 (8.06%) Developer
5 39 (7.86%) Architect
6 34 (6.85%) Business Analyst
7 22 (4.44%) SAP Consultant
8 21 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (4.03%) IT Manager
10 17 (3.43%) Data Analyst
10 17 (3.43%) SAP Manager
11 13 (2.62%) IT Project Manager
12 11 (2.22%) IT Analyst
12 11 (2.22%) Service Manager
13 10 (2.02%) SAP Project Manager
14 9 (1.81%) Data Architect
14 9 (1.81%) Data Manager
14 9 (1.81%) Data Scientist
14 9 (1.81%) DevOps Engineer
15 8 (1.61%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.43%) XML
2 14 (2.82%) Web Services
3 12 (2.42%) HTML
4 10 (2.02%) .NET
5 9 (1.81%) HTML5
6 8 (1.61%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.61%) CSS
6 8 (1.61%) Spring Boot
7 7 (1.41%) CSS3
8 6 (1.21%) jQuery
8 6 (1.21%) REST
8 6 (1.21%) SOAP
8 6 (1.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (0.81%) JavaBeans
9 4 (0.81%) Kafka
9 4 (0.81%) React
9 4 (0.81%) Spring
10 3 (0.60%) EDI
10 3 (0.60%) JMS
10 3 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 84 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (8.67%) Life Science
3 25 (5.04%) User Experience
4 18 (3.63%) NHS
5 16 (3.23%) FMCG
6 15 (3.02%) Data Structures
7 14 (2.82%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.22%) LIMS
9 8 (1.61%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.21%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.81%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.81%) Robotics
11 4 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.81%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.60%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.60%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.40%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.05%) Windows
2 20 (4.03%) Windows 10
3 14 (2.82%) Linux
3 14 (2.82%) Windows 7
4 10 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.81%) Android
6 2 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (16.94%) Project Management
3 75 (15.12%) Analytics
4 56 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
4 56 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (10.69%) Change Management
6 45 (9.07%) Migration
6 45 (9.07%) Validation
7 43 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (7.06%) Data Modelling
9 34 (6.85%) ERP
10 33 (6.65%) Project Delivery
10 33 (6.65%) Scrum
11 32 (6.45%) Data Science
12 30 (6.05%) ITIL
13 28 (5.65%) DevOps
14 27 (5.44%) Data Analysis
14 27 (5.44%) Machine Learning
15 26 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (4.64%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.07%) SQL
2 32 (6.45%) Python
3 21 (4.23%) R
4 20 (4.03%) Java
5 13 (2.62%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.42%) C
6 12 (2.42%) C#
7 7 (1.41%) Scala
8 6 (1.21%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.81%) Java 8
9 4 (0.81%) Ruby
9 4 (0.81%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.60%) C++
11 2 (0.40%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.40%) Perl
11 2 (0.40%) PHP
11 2 (0.40%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.20%) ABAP
12 1 (0.20%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 67 (13.51%) Degree
2 9 (1.81%) PhD
3 7 (1.41%) Master's Degree
3 7 (1.41%) PMP
4 6 (1.21%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.01%) MCP
5 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.01%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.81%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.81%) ISEB
6 4 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.60%) MCSA
8 2 (0.40%) CIPD
8 2 (0.40%) CISSP
8 2 (0.40%) GCUX
8 2 (0.40%) GIAC
8 2 (0.40%) LPIC
8 2 (0.40%) RHCE
8 2 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.65%) GxP
2 19 (3.83%) QA
3 15 (3.02%) PMO
4 12 (2.42%) GDPR
5 10 (2.02%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.61%) GAMP
6 8 (1.61%) SLA
7 4 (0.81%) SNOMED CT
8 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.40%) GMP
9 2 (0.40%) HL7
10 1 (0.20%) COBIT
10 1 (0.20%) COSHH
10 1 (0.20%) GLP
10 1 (0.20%) Good Clinical Practice
10 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.20%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 14 (2.82%) Docker
2 5 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.01%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.81%) Ansible
3 4 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.60%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.60%) Puppet
4 3 (0.60%) SCCM
4 3 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.40%) Rsyslog
5 2 (0.40%) Terraform
5 2 (0.40%) VictorOps
6 1 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.20%) SCOM
6 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.20%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 89 (17.94%) SAP
2 56 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.23%) Tableau
4 15 (3.02%) Oracle
5 10 (2.02%) LabWare
6 9 (1.81%) Sage
7 8 (1.61%) MicroStrategy
7 8 (1.61%) VMware
8 7 (1.41%) Ariba
8 7 (1.41%) Google
8 7 (1.41%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.21%) Apple
9 6 (1.21%) Citrix
9 6 (1.21%) Cognos
9 6 (1.21%) HP
9 6 (1.21%) IDERA
9 6 (1.21%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.01%) Adobe
10 5 (1.01%) SnapLogic
11 3 (0.60%) Yahoo!