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 3 months to 25 April 2017 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 386 314
Rank change year-on-year +37 -72  
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 271 285 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.51% 0.69%
As % of the General category 1.52% 1.36% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 115 215
Median daily rate £450 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -2.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £470
% change year-on-year -10.52% +1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 8
Median hourly rate £32.75 £22.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.19% -1.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.76 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.50 £48.05 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £33.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.30% +46.66%  

Pharmaceutical is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17840 21004 21913
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.49% 37.59% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11657 13827 13543
Median daily rate £470 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.37% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 479 538
Median hourly rate £26.25 £26.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £43.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 260 £450 -2.96% 104
London +62 124 £450 -2.17% 53
South East +26 59 £425 +2.10% 25
Berkshire +30 26 £425 +6.25% 7
North West -9 25 £435 -13.00% 9
Cheshire -2 17 £435 -13.00% 4
East of England -17 16 £425 - 9
Surrey +2 14 £445 -20.00% 4
Macclesfield -1 11 £445 -11.00%
West Midlands +18 10 £550 +71.87% 3
Woking - 9 £450 -
Maidenhead -7 8 £500 +38.88% 2
Scotland +34 7 £260 -42.22% 1
Hampshire +23 7 - - 6
Brentford -1 7 £275 -42.55% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £450 - 4
Coventry +3 6 £488 - 1
Cambridge -2 6 £450 - 4
Hertfordshire -5 6 £244 -42.64% 4
Inverness - 6 £260 -
Highlands - 6 £260 -
Yorkshire +34 5 £263 - 4
Buckinghamshire -9 5 £235 -48.35% 2
Manchester +10 4 £450 +136.84% 2
High Wycombe +7 4 £235 -48.35%
Liverpool - 4 - - 1
Durham - 4 £213 -
Merseyside - 4 - - 1
Leeds - 4 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire - 4 £350 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 155 (30.27%) SAP
2 111 (21.68%) Finance
3 85 (16.60%) Project Management
4 76 (14.84%) Manufacturing
5 69 (13.48%) Life Science
6 68 (13.28%) GxP
7 67 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (12.89%) Validation
9 57 (11.13%) ERP
10 53 (10.35%) Retail
11 48 (9.38%) Microsoft
12 47 (9.18%) SQL
13 45 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 43 (8.40%) FMCG
15 41 (8.01%) JavaScript
15 41 (8.01%) Degree
16 34 (6.64%) QA
17 33 (6.45%) HTML
17 33 (6.45%) GMP
18 30 (5.86%) Migration
18 30 (5.86%) Quality Management
18 30 (5.86%) Business Analysis
18 30 (5.86%) SAP Implementation
18 30 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (5.47%) SDLC
19 28 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
19 28 (5.47%) Java
19 28 (5.47%) CSS
20 27 (5.27%) Microsoft Office
20 27 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel

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 13 (2.54%) CMS
1 13 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.15%) SAS
3 9 (1.76%) Documentum
4 8 (1.56%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.37%) Confluence
6 3 (0.59%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.39%) Drupal
7 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.39%) IIS
7 2 (0.39%) Liferay
7 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.20%) MTS
8 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 27 (5.27%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.59%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.59%) Revit
5 3 (0.59%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (4.10%) SAP FI
2 18 (3.52%) SAP CO
2 18 (3.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 15 (2.93%) SAP FSCM
4 14 (2.73%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 11 (2.15%) SAP APO
5 11 (2.15%) SAP MM
6 8 (1.56%) SAP PP
6 8 (1.56%) SAP SD
7 7 (1.37%) TrackWise
8 6 (1.17%) SAP MDG
8 6 (1.17%) SAP MDM
9 5 (0.98%) SAP WM
10 4 (0.78%) SAP CAR
10 4 (0.78%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.59%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.59%) SAP MDG-BP
11 3 (0.59%) SAP MDG-F
11 3 (0.59%) SAP MDG-S
11 3 (0.59%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.95%) Veeva
3 7 (1.37%) SaaS
4 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.59%) Office 365
5 3 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) GitHub
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.98%) LAN
1 5 (0.98%) Skype
2 4 (0.78%) Firewall
3 3 (0.59%) IP Telephony
3 3 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (0.59%) SAN
3 3 (0.59%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.59%) WAN
4 2 (0.39%) Intranet
4 2 (0.39%) VLAN
4 2 (0.39%) WebEx
4 2 (0.39%) Wireless
4 2 (0.39%) WLAN
5 1 (0.20%) DNS
5 1 (0.20%) Network Security
5 1 (0.20%) RFID
5 1 (0.20%) SMTP
5 1 (0.20%) VoIP
5 1 (0.20%) VPN
5 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.34%) SAP BW
4 10 (1.95%) Big Data
5 7 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.37%) SAP HANA
6 6 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
6 6 (1.17%) MS Access
6 6 (1.17%) MySQL
6 6 (1.17%) Spotfire
7 5 (0.98%) Electronic Patient Records
7 5 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (0.98%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.59%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.59%) PowerCenter
8 3 (0.59%) QlikView
8 3 (0.59%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (4.69%) JIRA
2 7 (1.37%) Talend Open Studio
3 6 (1.17%) Bitbucket
3 6 (1.17%) Subversion
4 5 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.78%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.59%) Calabash
6 3 (0.59%) Capybara
6 3 (0.59%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.59%) Selenium
6 3 (0.59%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.20%) ERwin
8 1 (0.20%) Maven
8 1 (0.20%) MSTest
8 1 (0.20%) NUnit
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 111 (21.68%) Finance
2 76 (14.84%) Manufacturing
3 53 (10.35%) Retail
4 16 (3.13%) Banking
5 14 (2.73%) Marketing
6 10 (1.95%) Publishing
7 8 (1.56%) Legal
8 6 (1.17%) French Language
9 5 (0.98%) German Language
10 4 (0.78%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.59%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.59%) Billing
11 3 (0.59%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.59%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.59%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.59%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.39%) Advertising
12 2 (0.39%) Automotive
12 2 (0.39%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 98 (19.14%) Analyst
2 90 (17.58%) Consultant
3 74 (14.45%) Project Manager
4 61 (11.91%) Developer
5 54 (10.55%) SAP Consultant
6 34 (6.64%) Business Analyst
7 31 (6.05%) Architect
8 21 (4.10%) Data Analyst
9 19 (3.71%) IT Manager
10 18 (3.52%) SAP Manager
11 14 (2.73%) IT Project Manager
11 14 (2.73%) Validation Consultant
12 13 (2.54%) IT Analyst
12 13 (2.54%) SAP MM Consultant
13 12 (2.34%) Compliance Consultant
13 12 (2.34%) Risk Consultant
14 11 (2.15%) Business IT Analyst
14 11 (2.15%) IT Business Analyst
14 11 (2.15%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 11 (2.15%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.45%) HTML
2 28 (5.47%) CSS
3 21 (4.10%) HTML5
4 13 (2.54%) AngularJS
5 12 (2.34%) Web Services
5 12 (2.34%) XML
6 11 (2.15%) .NET
7 8 (1.56%) RESTful
8 6 (1.17%) Angular 2
8 6 (1.17%) EDI
8 6 (1.17%) REST
8 6 (1.17%) Spring
9 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.98%) CSS3
9 5 (0.98%) J2EE
10 4 (0.78%) Hibernate
10 4 (0.78%) jQuery
10 4 (0.78%) Middleware
11 3 (0.59%) JSON
11 3 (0.59%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 69 (13.48%) Life Science
2 43 (8.40%) FMCG
3 30 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.34%) NHS
6 11 (2.15%) Pharmacovigilance
7 10 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.95%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.76%) Biotechnology
8 9 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.37%) LIMS
9 7 (1.37%) User Experience
10 6 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.98%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.78%) Learning Management System
13 3 (0.59%) Semantic Web
13 3 (0.59%) Social Media
13 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.71%) Windows
2 14 (2.73%) Android
3 12 (2.34%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.15%) Linux
5 8 (1.56%) AIX
5 8 (1.56%) Unix
6 4 (0.78%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Fedora
9 1 (0.20%) SUSE
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (16.60%) Project Management
2 67 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (12.89%) Validation
4 57 (11.13%) ERP
5 45 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (5.86%) Business Analysis
6 30 (5.86%) Migration
6 30 (5.86%) Quality Management
6 30 (5.86%) SAP Implementation
7 28 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (5.47%) SDLC
8 27 (5.27%) Risk Management
9 26 (5.08%) Scrum
10 25 (4.88%) Analytics
10 25 (4.88%) Service Management
11 24 (4.69%) Data Analysis
11 24 (4.69%) ITIL
12 23 (4.49%) Change Management
13 21 (4.10%) QMS
13 21 (4.10%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (9.18%) SQL
2 41 (8.01%) JavaScript
3 28 (5.47%) Java
4 13 (2.54%) Python
5 9 (1.76%) VBA
6 8 (1.56%) C#
6 8 (1.56%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.37%) PHP
8 5 (0.98%) ABAP
8 5 (0.98%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.78%) C
9 4 (0.78%) Perl
9 4 (0.78%) Ruby
9 4 (0.78%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.59%) C++
10 3 (0.59%) R
10 3 (0.59%) SPARQL
10 3 (0.59%) VB
11 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (8.01%) Degree
2 8 (1.56%) IRCA
3 5 (0.98%) APMP
3 5 (0.98%) SAP Certification
4 4 (0.78%) ISEB
4 4 (0.78%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.78%) PMP
5 3 (0.59%) MCSE
5 3 (0.59%) PhD
5 3 (0.59%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.59%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (0.39%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.39%) MCSA
6 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (13.28%) GxP
2 34 (6.64%) QA
3 33 (6.45%) GMP
4 15 (2.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 14 (2.73%) Data Quality
6 11 (2.15%) GAMP
7 10 (1.95%) GCP
7 10 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.17%) PMO
9 4 (0.78%) GDPR
9 4 (0.78%) HL7
9 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.59%) CDISC
10 3 (0.59%) GLP
10 3 (0.59%) SLA
11 2 (0.39%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.20%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 6 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.59%) XenApp
3 2 (0.39%) NFS
4 1 (0.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) GPFS
4 1 (0.20%) Varnish
4 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.20%) zsh
Systems Management
1 8 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.78%) Puppet
3 3 (0.59%) Salt
3 3 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.20%) Nessus
5 1 (0.20%) SCSM
5 1 (0.20%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 155 (30.27%) SAP
2 48 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.52%) Oracle
4 12 (2.34%) ServiceNow
5 9 (1.76%) Remedy
6 7 (1.37%) Informatica
6 7 (1.37%) Talend
7 6 (1.17%) Apple
7 6 (1.17%) Tableau
7 6 (1.17%) VMware
8 5 (0.98%) AppDynamics
8 5 (0.98%) Hyperion
8 5 (0.98%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.78%) Capita
9 4 (0.78%) Citrix
9 4 (0.78%) HP
9 4 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.59%) Cisco
10 3 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
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