Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 361 434 383
Rank change year-on-year +73 -51 +66
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 561 559 628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.54% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.71% 1.34% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 286 309
UK median daily rate £475 £426 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.44% -5.28% -
10th Percentile £282 £225 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £484 £415 £438
% change year-on-year +16.57% -5.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 67 48
UK median hourly rate £22.17 £30.50 £25.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.32% +17.76% -16.45%
10th Percentile £14.08 £14.70 £13.78
90th Percentile £38.95 £51.10 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £30.00 £24.51
% change year-on-year -34.18% +22.40% -29.47%

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 32,835 41,741 43,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.71% 40.41% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,024 27,050 28,868
UK median daily rate £477 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £290 £290 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 981 1,154 1,083
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +9.42%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.63 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +8.15% -12.09% +10.98%

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 October 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 22 October 2019.

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 October 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 +62 536 £475 +9.20% 286
UK excluding London +77 345 £484 +16.57% 229
London +33 196 £475 +1.60% 69
East of England +56 129 £475 +10.47% 64
South East +18 113 £493 +15.88% 40
North of England +53 69 £525 +44.83% 65
North West +38 58 £525 +47.37% 44
Midlands +54 23 £525 +31.25% 31
East Midlands +22 15 £513 +28.13% 12
West Midlands +31 8 £900 +111.76% 19
Scotland +24 7 £445 +107.46% 13
Yorkshire +16 6 £444 +20.75% 18
North East +14 5 £188 -50.00% 3
Wales +28 3 £425 +54.55% 1
South West -6 2 £363 -30.95% 17

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 127 (22.64%) SAP
2 118 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (16.22%) Project Management
4 83 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
5 82 (14.62%) Finance
6 75 (13.37%) Analytics
7 70 (12.48%) Manufacturing
8 64 (11.41%) Degree
9 63 (11.23%) Business Intelligence
10 58 (10.34%) ERP
10 58 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 52 (9.27%) Life Science
12 49 (8.73%) Scrum
13 47 (8.38%) Change Management
14 44 (7.84%) Migration
15 42 (7.49%) GxP
15 42 (7.49%) User Experience
15 42 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (7.31%) Validation
17 39 (6.95%) JavaScript
18 38 (6.77%) SQL
19 36 (6.42%) Azure
20 33 (5.88%) PMO
21 31 (5.53%) Project Delivery
22 30 (5.35%) JIRA
22 30 (5.35%) Microsoft
22 30 (5.35%) Git (software)
23 29 (5.17%) Data Analysis
24 28 (4.99%) ITIL
25 27 (4.81%) Python

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 20 (3.57%) Confluence
2 19 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.32%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.25%) CMS
4 7 (1.25%) SAS
5 6 (1.07%) Drupal
5 6 (1.07%) IIS
6 5 (0.89%) Documentum
7 4 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.18%) Apache
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.18%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.43%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.89%) InVision
6 4 (0.71%) Sketch
7 3 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.53%) UXPin
8 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.18%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.18%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (3.92%) SAP ERP
2 13 (2.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (2.14%) SAP WM
4 11 (1.96%) SAP EWM
5 9 (1.60%) SAP FI
6 8 (1.43%) SAP CO
6 8 (1.43%) SAP HR
7 7 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (1.07%) TrackWise
9 4 (0.71%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.53%) SAP Payroll
10 3 (0.53%) SAP PP
10 3 (0.53%) SAP QM
11 2 (0.36%) Eloqua
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.36%) SAP GRC
11 2 (0.36%) SAP MM
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.42%) Azure
2 27 (4.81%) AWS
3 18 (3.21%) Veeva
4 14 (2.50%) GitHub
5 12 (2.14%) SuccessFactors
6 10 (1.78%) Power Platform
7 8 (1.43%) Google Analytics
7 8 (1.43%) Office 365
8 6 (1.07%) GCP
9 5 (0.89%) IaaS
9 5 (0.89%) npm
9 5 (0.89%) PaaS
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (0.53%) Serverless
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.96%) RFID
2 7 (1.25%) LAN
3 4 (0.71%) DNS
3 4 (0.71%) Firewall
3 4 (0.71%) HTTP
4 3 (0.53%) FTP
5 2 (0.36%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (0.36%) DHCP
5 2 (0.36%) Internet
5 2 (0.36%) Intranet
5 2 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.36%) Network Security
5 2 (0.36%) Skype
5 2 (0.36%) SSL
5 2 (0.36%) VLAN
5 2 (0.36%) WAN
6 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.18%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.18%) SMTP
6 1 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.74%) MySQL
3 19 (3.39%) Big Data
3 19 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.78%) Power BI
6 8 (1.43%) Qlik Sense
6 8 (1.43%) Star Schema
7 7 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (1.07%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.07%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.71%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.71%) QlikView
10 3 (0.53%) Impala
10 3 (0.53%) Spark SQL
10 3 (0.53%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (5.35%) Git (software)
1 30 (5.35%) JIRA
2 15 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.96%) Maven
4 7 (1.25%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.25%) Jasmine
4 7 (1.25%) Karma Test Runner
4 7 (1.25%) Protractor
5 6 (1.07%) ER Studio
5 6 (1.07%) JUnit
5 6 (1.07%) Mockito
6 4 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.53%) Gradle
7 3 (0.53%) Grunt
7 3 (0.53%) gulp
7 3 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.53%) Subversion
7 3 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 82 (14.62%) Finance
2 70 (12.48%) Manufacturing
3 21 (3.74%) Marketing
4 16 (2.85%) Legal
5 12 (2.14%) Retail
6 11 (1.96%) Law
6 11 (1.96%) Publishing
7 6 (1.07%) French Language
7 6 (1.07%) German Language
8 5 (0.89%) Brand Awareness
8 5 (0.89%) Public Sector
9 4 (0.71%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.71%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.53%) Advertising
10 3 (0.53%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.53%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.36%) Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 113 (20.14%) Analyst
2 74 (13.19%) Project Manager
3 68 (12.12%) Developer
4 54 (9.63%) Consultant
5 48 (8.56%) Business Analyst
6 36 (6.42%) Architect
7 32 (5.70%) SAP Consultant
8 23 (4.10%) SAP Manager
9 21 (3.74%) Data Analyst
10 19 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (2.85%) Functional Consultant
11 16 (2.85%) IT Analyst
11 16 (2.85%) IT Manager
12 14 (2.50%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 13 (2.32%) IT Project Manager
14 11 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (1.96%) Service Manager
15 10 (1.78%) SAP Project Manager
15 10 (1.78%) Technical Leader
16 9 (1.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.81%) HTML
2 23 (4.10%) CSS
3 20 (3.57%) HTML5
3 20 (3.57%) Web Services
4 19 (3.39%) CSS3
5 18 (3.21%) .NET
6 17 (3.03%) AngularJS
7 16 (2.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (2.50%) XML
9 13 (2.32%) REST
10 9 (1.60%) jQuery
11 8 (1.43%) ASP.NET
11 8 (1.43%) JSON
12 7 (1.25%) Kafka
13 6 (1.07%) Spring
13 6 (1.07%) Spring Boot
14 5 (0.89%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.89%) RESTful
15 4 (0.71%) GraphQL
15 4 (0.71%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (9.27%) Life Science
3 42 (7.49%) User Experience
4 27 (4.81%) NHS
5 22 (3.92%) Data Structures
6 21 (3.74%) FMCG
7 15 (2.67%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.96%) LIMS
9 10 (1.78%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.25%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.89%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.89%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.71%) Reference Data
14 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.53%) Pharmacovigilance
14 3 (0.53%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.53%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.03%) Windows
2 16 (2.85%) Linux
3 9 (1.60%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.07%) Android
5 6 (1.07%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.36%) Unix
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (16.22%) Project Management
3 75 (13.37%) Analytics
4 63 (11.23%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (10.34%) ERP
5 58 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 49 (8.73%) Scrum
7 47 (8.38%) Change Management
8 44 (7.84%) Migration
9 42 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
10 41 (7.31%) Validation
11 31 (5.53%) Project Delivery
12 29 (5.17%) Data Analysis
13 28 (4.99%) ITIL
14 27 (4.81%) Data Management
15 25 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (4.46%) Data Science
16 24 (4.28%) Data Modelling
17 23 (4.10%) Data Analytics
17 23 (4.10%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 39 (6.95%) JavaScript
2 38 (6.77%) SQL
3 27 (4.81%) Python
4 24 (4.28%) Java
5 16 (2.85%) R
6 15 (2.67%) C
7 14 (2.50%) C#
8 9 (1.60%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.60%) TypeScript
9 8 (1.43%) Scala
10 7 (1.25%) Java 8
11 6 (1.07%) C++
11 6 (1.07%) ES6
11 6 (1.07%) VB
12 5 (0.89%) Ruby
13 4 (0.71%) Perl
13 4 (0.71%) PHP
14 2 (0.36%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (11.41%) Degree
2 6 (1.07%) PhD
3 5 (0.89%) PMI Certification
3 5 (0.89%) PMP
4 4 (0.71%) ACCA
4 4 (0.71%) CIMA
4 4 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.71%) MCP
4 4 (0.71%) MCSA
4 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.53%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.53%) MBA
6 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.36%) GCUX
6 2 (0.36%) GIAC
6 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.36%) LPIC
6 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.36%) RHCA
6 2 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.49%) GxP
2 33 (5.88%) PMO
3 23 (4.10%) QA
4 15 (2.67%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (1.78%) GDPR
7 9 (1.60%) GAMP
8 7 (1.25%) SLA
9 6 (1.07%) GMP
10 3 (0.53%) SNOMED CT
11 2 (0.36%) Good Clinical Practice
11 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.18%) COBIT
12 1 (0.18%) COSHH
12 1 (0.18%) HL7
12 1 (0.18%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.18%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 16 (2.85%) Docker
2 5 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.53%) HDFS
4 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.78%) Ansible
2 5 (0.89%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.71%) Puppet
4 3 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.53%) Terraform
5 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.36%) Rsyslog
5 2 (0.36%) VictorOps
6 1 (0.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 127 (22.64%) SAP
2 30 (5.35%) Microsoft
3 13 (2.32%) Oracle
4 12 (2.14%) Google
4 12 (2.14%) Tableau
5 11 (1.96%) Ariba
6 10 (1.78%) LabWare
6 10 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.43%) Apple
7 8 (1.43%) Hotjar
7 8 (1.43%) HP
7 8 (1.43%) JD Edwards
8 6 (1.07%) IDERA
8 6 (1.07%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (1.07%) Yahoo!
9 5 (0.89%) Cisco
9 5 (0.89%) Talend
10 4 (0.71%) Cognos
10 4 (0.71%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.71%) Workday