Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 421 364
Rank change year-on-year +26 -57 +15
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 608 582 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.55% 0.64%
As % of the General category 1.50% 1.51% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 294 351
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.39% +11.60% -2.50%
10th Percentile £261 £213 £263
90th Percentile £619 £592 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £357
% change year-on-year +9.38% +12.04% -4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 29 37
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +46.34%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.20 £47.25 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -12.90% +12.73% +35.80%

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 40622 38512 45952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.79% 36.45% 39.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26872 25582 29244
UK median daily rate £467 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 949 1221
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.29 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.67 £47.50 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +1.92% - +15.56%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +47 576 £450 +1.93% 65
UK excluding London +41 329 £438 +9.38% 46
London 0 249 £450 - 20
South East +35 139 £468 +3.89% 19
East of England +8 66 £435 +51.30% 10
North of England +64 63 £420 +22.18% 11
North West +28 59 £420 +22.18% 10
Midlands -4 41 £533 -3.18% 1
East Midlands +18 23 £565 +2.73%
West Midlands -7 17 £465 -2.11% 1
Scotland -7 9 £419 +19.64% 1
South West +5 4 £450 +50.00% 4
Northern Ireland -38 4 £345 -
North East +68 3 £550 -
Wales +7 3 - -
Yorkshire +19 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 160 (26.32%) Finance
2 156 (25.66%) SAP
3 106 (17.43%) Project Management
4 88 (14.47%) Manufacturing
5 86 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (12.83%) SQL
7 74 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
8 68 (11.18%) Retail
9 63 (10.36%) Degree
10 60 (9.87%) ERP
11 55 (9.05%) Analytics
12 50 (8.22%) Microsoft
13 49 (8.06%) Life Science
14 48 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
15 46 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
16 40 (6.58%) Change Management
16 40 (6.58%) Banking
17 38 (6.25%) Migration
17 38 (6.25%) Windows
18 37 (6.09%) ITIL
18 37 (6.09%) Data Management
18 37 (6.09%) FMCG
19 36 (5.92%) User Acceptance Testing
19 36 (5.92%) Oracle
20 35 (5.76%) Data Modelling
20 35 (5.76%) Data Quality
21 34 (5.59%) Linux
22 33 (5.43%) Data Analysis
22 33 (5.43%) Validation
22 33 (5.43%) Scrum

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 29 (4.77%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.29%) SAS
3 16 (2.63%) CMS
4 10 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.32%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.15%) Confluence
7 5 (0.82%) Documentum
7 5 (0.82%) Drupal
7 5 (0.82%) IIS
7 5 (0.82%) Moodle
7 5 (0.82%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.66%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.66%) Luigi
9 3 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.33%) Apache
10 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.33%) WordPress
11 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 48 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (3.78%) MS Visio
4 20 (3.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (1.48%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.66%) Pipeline Pilot
8 3 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.33%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.33%) Stata
10 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.16%) InDesign
10 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.16%) InVision
10 1 (0.16%) Simulink
10 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (4.93%) SAP CO
2 25 (4.11%) SAP FI
3 24 (3.95%) SAP FI/CO
4 14 (2.30%) SAP FSCM
5 12 (1.97%) SAP APO
6 11 (1.81%) SAP SD
7 8 (1.32%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.82%) SAP CAR
8 5 (0.82%) SAP MDM
8 5 (0.82%) SAP POS DM
8 5 (0.82%) SAP Retail
9 4 (0.66%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 4 (0.66%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.66%) SAP SRM
9 4 (0.66%) TrackWise
10 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.49%) HFM
10 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.33%) Maximo
11 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.32%) Veeva
4 6 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.82%) SaaS
6 4 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.66%) Office 365
6 4 (0.66%) Serverless
7 3 (0.49%) CloudSense
7 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.49%) IaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.33%) PaaS
9 1 (0.16%) G Suite
9 1 (0.16%) GitHub
9 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.64%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.48%) Firewall
3 7 (1.15%) Internet
4 5 (0.82%) DNS
4 5 (0.82%) LAN
4 5 (0.82%) SAN
4 5 (0.82%) VPN
5 4 (0.66%) Avaya Modular Messaging
5 4 (0.66%) Intranet
5 4 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.66%) NAS
5 4 (0.66%) SSH
5 4 (0.66%) WAN
6 3 (0.49%) Network Security
6 3 (0.49%) Wireless
6 3 (0.49%) WLAN
7 2 (0.33%) BGP
7 2 (0.33%) DHCP
7 2 (0.33%) OSPF
7 2 (0.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (3.95%) SAP BW
4 13 (2.14%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.81%) QlikView
5 11 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.64%) Big Data
7 9 (1.48%) PowerCenter
7 9 (1.48%) SAP HANA
8 8 (1.32%) Data Mining
8 8 (1.32%) Electronic Patient Records
8 8 (1.32%) MS Access
8 8 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.32%) SAP Data Services
9 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.99%) Apache Hive
10 6 (0.99%) Power BI
10 6 (0.99%) Qlik Sense
11 5 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 21 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.14%) JIRA
3 10 (1.64%) Subversion
4 8 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (1.15%) LSMW
6 6 (0.99%) Rational Rose
7 5 (0.82%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.82%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (0.66%) gulp
8 4 (0.66%) Maven
9 3 (0.49%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.49%) NUnit
9 3 (0.49%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.33%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
10 2 (0.33%) Selenium
10 2 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.16%) ERwin
General
1 160 (26.32%) Finance
2 88 (14.47%) Manufacturing
3 68 (11.18%) Retail
4 40 (6.58%) Banking
5 30 (4.93%) Marketing
6 20 (3.29%) Legal
7 10 (1.64%) Portuguese Language
7 10 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.48%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.48%) French Language
8 9 (1.48%) German Language
8 9 (1.48%) Spanish Language
9 7 (1.15%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.99%) Dutch Language
10 6 (0.99%) Front Office
10 6 (0.99%) Italian Language
10 6 (0.99%) Publishing
11 5 (0.82%) Automotive
11 5 (0.82%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.66%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 145 (23.85%) Analyst
2 77 (12.66%) Consultant
3 75 (12.34%) Project Manager
4 65 (10.69%) Developer
5 53 (8.72%) Business Analyst
6 52 (8.55%) SAP Consultant
7 41 (6.74%) Architect
8 33 (5.43%) Data Analyst
9 27 (4.44%) SAP Analyst
10 26 (4.28%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (3.95%) SAP CO Consultant
12 19 (3.13%) Administrator
12 19 (3.13%) Senior Business Analyst
13 18 (2.96%) SAP FI Consultant
13 18 (2.96%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
13 18 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.47%) IT Manager
15 14 (2.30%) Functional Consultant
15 14 (2.30%) SAP Functional Consultant
15 14 (2.30%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.78%) .NET
2 18 (2.96%) XML
3 17 (2.80%) HTML
4 14 (2.30%) CSS
5 13 (2.14%) AngularJS
6 11 (1.81%) HTML5
6 11 (1.81%) IDoc
7 10 (1.64%) SAP Fiori
7 10 (1.64%) Web Services
8 9 (1.48%) REST
9 8 (1.32%) jQuery
9 8 (1.32%) Node.js
10 6 (0.99%) CSS3
11 5 (0.82%) Middleware
11 5 (0.82%) RESTful
11 5 (0.82%) SAP ALE
12 4 (0.66%) JSON
12 4 (0.66%) Sass
12 4 (0.66%) Spring
12 4 (0.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (8.06%) Life Science
3 37 (6.09%) FMCG
4 28 (4.61%) Virtual Team
5 22 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.14%) NHS
7 13 (2.14%) User Experience
8 12 (1.97%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.64%) Learning Management System
10 9 (1.48%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.48%) LIMS
10 9 (1.48%) PMI
10 9 (1.48%) Social Media
11 8 (1.32%) e-Learning
11 8 (1.32%) Graphic Design
12 7 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.99%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.25%) Windows
2 34 (5.59%) Linux
3 15 (2.47%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.64%) Unix
4 10 (1.64%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.48%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.33%) AIX
9 2 (0.33%) Android
9 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.33%) VMS
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (17.43%) Project Management
2 86 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (9.87%) ERP
4 55 (9.05%) Analytics
5 46 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (6.58%) Change Management
7 38 (6.25%) Migration
8 37 (6.09%) Data Management
8 37 (6.09%) ITIL
9 36 (5.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (5.76%) Data Modelling
11 33 (5.43%) Data Analysis
11 33 (5.43%) Scrum
11 33 (5.43%) Validation
12 31 (5.10%) ETL
13 30 (4.93%) Six Sigma
14 29 (4.77%) Business Analysis
15 28 (4.61%) PRINCE2
15 28 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (3.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 78 (12.83%) SQL
2 30 (4.93%) Java
3 26 (4.28%) Python
4 18 (2.96%) C#
4 18 (2.96%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.30%) C++
6 11 (1.81%) Perl
6 11 (1.81%) PHP
6 11 (1.81%) R
6 11 (1.81%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.64%) PL/SQL
7 10 (1.64%) Ruby
8 9 (1.48%) Scala
9 7 (1.15%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.99%) C
10 6 (0.99%) VBA
11 4 (0.66%) ABAP
12 3 (0.49%) Go
12 3 (0.49%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 63 (10.36%) Degree
2 23 (3.78%) PMI Certification
3 19 (3.13%) PMP
4 16 (2.63%) SAP Certification
5 8 (1.32%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.99%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 5 (0.82%) CISSP
8 5 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.82%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.82%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.66%) CCNA
9 4 (0.66%) ISEB
9 4 (0.66%) PhD
9 4 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.49%) MBA
11 2 (0.33%) CCDP
11 2 (0.33%) CCNP
11 2 (0.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.76%) Data Quality
2 26 (4.28%) GxP
3 21 (3.45%) QA
4 18 (2.96%) PMO
4 18 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.81%) SLA
6 10 (1.64%) GMP
7 8 (1.32%) GAMP
7 8 (1.32%) GDPR
8 7 (1.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.66%) CDISC
9 4 (0.66%) HL7
9 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.49%) GCP
10 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.33%) COBIT
11 2 (0.33%) EMIR
12 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.16%) MiFID
12 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.82%) HDFS
3 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.49%) Docker
4 3 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) IAG
5 1 (0.16%) NFS
5 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.16%) SRDF
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (1.64%) Ansible
2 7 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.99%) Puppet
4 4 (0.66%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.66%) SCOM
5 3 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.16%) EMC TimeFinder
6 1 (0.16%) Kibana
6 1 (0.16%) logstash
6 1 (0.16%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.16%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.16%) SnapVault
6 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 156 (25.66%) SAP
2 50 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 36 (5.92%) Oracle
4 16 (2.63%) HP
4 16 (2.63%) Informatica
4 16 (2.63%) ServiceNow
5 12 (1.97%) Adobe
6 11 (1.81%) Tableau
7 9 (1.48%) Cisco
7 9 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.32%) Google
8 8 (1.32%) LabWare
8 8 (1.32%) Talend
9 7 (1.15%) Citrix
9 7 (1.15%) Remedy
10 6 (0.99%) Cognos
10 6 (0.99%) Concur
10 6 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
10 6 (0.99%) VMware
11 5 (0.82%) Casewise