Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 385 443 352
Rank change year-on-year +58 -91 -21
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 574 547 753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.50% 0.67%
As % of the General category 1.54% 1.34% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 248 387
UK median daily rate £445 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £266 £250 £299
90th Percentile £588 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +14.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 23
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £23.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +3.33% +1.12%
10th Percentile £14.15 £15.72 £9.90
90th Percentile £57.00 £62.78 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.05% +82.22% +9.76%

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 37168 40806 44419
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.08% 37.08% 39.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24319 26947 27947
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 887 961 1094
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.51% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.27% +10.00% -

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 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 16 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 23 July 2017. 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 +63 551 £450 - 95
UK excluding London +47 292 £425 -5.56% 58
London +58 256 £450 - 38
South East +51 119 £450 +8.04% 18
North of England +27 68 £415 -17.00% 11
North West -5 53 £431 -13.75% 9
Midlands +21 42 £475 -13.64% 10
East of England -4 41 £450 +55.17% 15
West Midlands +32 24 £488 +52.34% 4
East Midlands -15 14 £475 -13.64% 6
Scotland +36 11 £260 -25.71% 1
Yorkshire +41 10 £275 - 2
South West -2 6 £340 -28.46% 2
North East +58 5 £187 -
Northern Ireland -42 4 £345 -1.43%
Wales +1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 186 (32.40%) SAP
2 141 (24.56%) Finance
3 96 (16.72%) Project Management
4 71 (12.37%) Retail
5 69 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (11.67%) Manufacturing
7 65 (11.32%) Life Science
8 63 (10.98%) ERP
9 56 (9.76%) SQL
10 55 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 54 (9.41%) Validation
12 48 (8.36%) GxP
13 47 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
14 41 (7.14%) FMCG
15 40 (6.97%) SAP CO
16 39 (6.79%) Migration
16 39 (6.79%) Change Management
17 36 (6.27%) SAP FI
17 36 (6.27%) Microsoft
18 35 (6.10%) Degree
19 34 (5.92%) JavaScript
20 33 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
20 33 (5.75%) SAP FI/CO
20 33 (5.75%) QA
21 32 (5.57%) SDLC
21 32 (5.57%) Banking
22 31 (5.40%) HTML
22 31 (5.40%) Analytics
23 28 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
23 28 (4.88%) CSS

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 16 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.09%) Documentum
2 12 (2.09%) SAS
3 8 (1.39%) CMS
4 7 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (1.05%) Confluence
5 6 (1.05%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.70%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.70%) IIS
6 4 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.35%) Drupal
8 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Kentico
9 1 (0.17%) Orchard CMS
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.35%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 40 (6.97%) SAP CO
2 36 (6.27%) SAP FI
3 33 (5.75%) SAP FI/CO
4 18 (3.14%) SAP FSCM
5 13 (2.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 12 (2.09%) SAP APO
7 9 (1.57%) SAP SD
7 9 (1.57%) TrackWise
8 8 (1.39%) SAP MM
9 7 (1.22%) SAP PP
10 4 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.70%) SAP CAR
10 4 (0.70%) SAP POS DM
10 4 (0.70%) SAP Retail
10 4 (0.70%) SAP SCM
10 4 (0.70%) SAP WM
11 3 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.52%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.52%) SAP EHS
11 3 (0.52%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (1.92%) Veeva
2 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.70%) SaaS
5 3 (0.52%) CloudSense
6 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.35%) IaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Office 365
7 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.17%) GitHub
7 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.05%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.87%) SAN
3 4 (0.70%) Avaya Modular Messaging
3 4 (0.70%) Internet
3 4 (0.70%) NAS
4 3 (0.52%) DNS
5 2 (0.35%) DHCP
5 2 (0.35%) Firewall
5 2 (0.35%) Intranet
5 2 (0.35%) LAN
5 2 (0.35%) Network Security
5 2 (0.35%) Skype
5 2 (0.35%) WAN
6 1 (0.17%) CTI
6 1 (0.17%) Junos
6 1 (0.17%) MPLS
6 1 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.17%) WebEx
6 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.79%) SAP BW
2 15 (2.61%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.74%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.57%) Big Data
5 9 (1.57%) SAP HANA
6 8 (1.39%) Electronic Patient Records
6 8 (1.39%) MS Access
7 7 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.22%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (0.87%) PowerCenter
9 5 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
9 5 (0.87%) QlikView
10 4 (0.70%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.70%) MySQL
10 4 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.52%) Impala
11 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.26%) Git (software)
1 13 (2.26%) JIRA
2 9 (1.57%) Talend Open Studio
3 6 (1.05%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.52%) NUnit
6 2 (0.35%) gulp
6 2 (0.35%) Maven
6 2 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.35%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.17%) Bower
7 1 (0.17%) Calabash
7 1 (0.17%) Capybara
7 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.17%) Grunt
7 1 (0.17%) Selenium
7 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 141 (24.56%) Finance
2 71 (12.37%) Retail
3 67 (11.67%) Manufacturing
4 32 (5.57%) Banking
5 19 (3.31%) Legal
6 14 (2.44%) Marketing
7 7 (1.22%) German Language
7 7 (1.22%) Publishing
8 6 (1.05%) Portuguese Language
9 5 (0.87%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.87%) French Language
9 5 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.70%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.52%) Automotive
11 3 (0.52%) Billing
11 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.52%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.52%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 114 (19.86%) Consultant
2 98 (17.07%) Analyst
3 81 (14.11%) SAP Consultant
4 67 (11.67%) Project Manager
5 65 (11.32%) Developer
6 49 (8.54%) Architect
7 38 (6.62%) Business Analyst
8 32 (5.57%) SAP CO Consultant
9 27 (4.70%) IT Manager
9 27 (4.70%) SAP FI Consultant
10 26 (4.53%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
11 23 (4.01%) Data Analyst
12 22 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (3.14%) IT Project Manager
14 17 (2.96%) SAP Manager
15 15 (2.61%) SAP Functional Consultant
16 14 (2.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 13 (2.26%) SAP MM Consultant
18 12 (2.09%) Functional Consultant
18 12 (2.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.40%) HTML
2 28 (4.88%) CSS
3 27 (4.70%) IDoc
4 22 (3.83%) AngularJS
4 22 (3.83%) HTML5
5 13 (2.26%) .NET
6 12 (2.09%) XML
7 10 (1.74%) jQuery
8 9 (1.57%) Angular 2
8 9 (1.57%) CSS3
8 9 (1.57%) Web Services
9 7 (1.22%) EDI
9 7 (1.22%) REST
9 7 (1.22%) Spring
10 6 (1.05%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.87%) SAP Fiori
11 5 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.70%) Middleware
12 4 (0.70%) Node.js
13 3 (0.52%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.32%) Life Science
2 47 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (7.14%) FMCG
4 19 (3.31%) NHS
5 14 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.57%) LIMS
7 9 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.39%) Pharmacovigilance
8 8 (1.39%) User Experience
9 7 (1.22%) e-Learning
10 5 (0.87%) Biotechnology
10 5 (0.87%) Learning Management System
11 4 (0.70%) PKI
11 4 (0.70%) PMI
11 4 (0.70%) Social Media
12 3 (0.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.01%) Windows
2 19 (3.31%) Linux
3 9 (1.57%) AIX
3 9 (1.57%) Android
3 9 (1.57%) Unix
4 8 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.22%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.05%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) CentOS
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.72%) Project Management
2 69 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (10.98%) ERP
4 55 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (9.41%) Validation
6 39 (6.79%) Change Management
6 39 (6.79%) Migration
7 32 (5.57%) SDLC
8 31 (5.40%) Analytics
9 28 (4.88%) ITIL
10 26 (4.53%) Business Analysis
10 26 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (4.53%) Data Analysis
11 25 (4.36%) Risk Management
12 24 (4.18%) Scrum
13 23 (4.01%) SAP Implementation
14 21 (3.66%) Data Migration
14 21 (3.66%) Logistics
14 21 (3.66%) Service Management
14 21 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (9.76%) SQL
2 34 (5.92%) JavaScript
3 26 (4.53%) Java
4 15 (2.61%) Python
5 9 (1.57%) VBA
6 8 (1.39%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.22%) C#
8 6 (1.05%) R
8 6 (1.05%) Scala
8 6 (1.05%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.05%) TypeScript
9 5 (0.87%) ABAP
10 3 (0.52%) C
10 3 (0.52%) C++
10 3 (0.52%) PHP
10 3 (0.52%) Ruby
10 3 (0.52%) SPARQL
10 3 (0.52%) VB
11 2 (0.35%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (6.10%) Degree
2 10 (1.74%) SAP Certification
3 9 (1.57%) PMI Certification
4 8 (1.39%) IRCA
5 7 (1.22%) PMP
6 5 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.70%) ISEB
7 4 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.52%) CCNA
8 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.52%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.52%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.52%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.35%) MBA
10 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.36%) GxP
2 33 (5.75%) QA
3 25 (4.36%) Data Quality
4 19 (3.31%) GMP
5 7 (1.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 6 (1.05%) CDISC
6 6 (1.05%) GDPR
6 6 (1.05%) PMO
7 5 (0.87%) GCP
7 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.87%) SLA
8 4 (0.70%) GAMP
8 4 (0.70%) HL7
9 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.35%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 7 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.52%) Docker
3 3 (0.52%) HDFS
4 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.17%) NFS
5 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.17%) SRDF
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.70%) Ansible
2 4 (0.70%) NetBackup
2 4 (0.70%) SCOM
3 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.35%) Puppet
4 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.17%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.17%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.17%) SnapMirror
5 1 (0.17%) SnapVault
5 1 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 186 (32.40%) SAP
2 36 (6.27%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.01%) Oracle
4 20 (3.48%) HP
5 13 (2.26%) Adobe
5 13 (2.26%) Remedy
6 11 (1.92%) ServiceNow
7 9 (1.57%) Talend
8 7 (1.22%) Ariba
8 7 (1.22%) Informatica
8 7 (1.22%) JD Edwards
9 6 (1.05%) LabWare
9 6 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.05%) Tableau
10 5 (0.87%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.70%) Concur
11 4 (0.70%) CyberTech
11 4 (0.70%) Hyperion
11 4 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.70%) NICE Systems
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