Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 423 375 441
Rank change year-on-year -48 +66 -71
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 579 635 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.65% 0.52%
As % of the General category 1.52% 1.62% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 311 237
UK median daily rate £440 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £244 £263 £213
90th Percentile £637 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £375
% change year-on-year -4.49% +18.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 47 25
UK median hourly rate £30.25 £26.80 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.87% -17.54% +44.44%
10th Percentile £14.93 £13.70 £20.65
90th Percentile £51.03 £50.00 £68.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -34.21% +68.89%

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 38,092 39,217 38,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.05% 39.92% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,906 25,881 25,929
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 873 850 959
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +13.81% -4.81%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.73% +10.00% -9.09%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 -56 554 £443 -1.67% 293
UK excluding London -31 322 £425 -4.49% 257
London -42 239 £468 +3.89% 61
South East -18 150 £450 - 76
East of England +12 78 £430 -2.55% 66
North of England -25 55 £400 -5.33% 39
North West -48 30 £425 - 30
Midlands -42 23 £400 -15.79% 34
Yorkshire -7 21 £368 +33.64% 9
East Midlands -4 17 £400 -20.00% 23
Scotland -9 14 £215 -48.78% 9
West Midlands -38 6 £406 -12.63% 11
North East -7 4 £375 -1.64% 1
Wales -17 2 £275 - 15
South West -19 2 £525 +16.67% 17
Northern Ireland +36 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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.

1 131 (22.63%) Project Management
2 127 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (17.44%) SAP
4 88 (15.20%) Finance
5 84 (14.51%) Degree
6 76 (13.13%) Analytics
7 73 (12.61%) Microsoft
8 70 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
9 67 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
10 66 (11.40%) ERP
11 62 (10.71%) Validation
12 59 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
13 53 (9.15%) Life Science
14 51 (8.81%) Change Management
15 50 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
16 47 (8.12%) Manufacturing
17 46 (7.94%) Business Analysis
18 44 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
19 42 (7.25%) Scrum
19 42 (7.25%) SDLC
20 40 (6.91%) Java
20 40 (6.91%) Matrix Organization
21 37 (6.39%) Windows
22 36 (6.22%) ITIL
22 36 (6.22%) PRINCE2
22 36 (6.22%) SQL
23 35 (6.04%) GxP
24 34 (5.87%) Microsoft Office
24 34 (5.87%) Computer Science
25 32 (5.53%) Management Information System

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 30 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.45%) SAS
3 18 (3.11%) CMS
4 14 (2.42%) Drupal
5 7 (1.21%) Confluence
5 7 (1.21%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.86%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.35%) Apache
8 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.35%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.35%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.35%) IIS
8 2 (0.35%) Jetty
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 50 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (5.87%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (3.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.38%) InfoPath
5 7 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.69%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.52%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.52%) SPSS
9 2 (0.35%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.35%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.17%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (3.28%) SAP ERP
2 10 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.21%) Workday HCM
4 5 (0.86%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.86%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.69%) SAP EWM
5 4 (0.69%) SAP MDM
5 4 (0.69%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.69%) SAP WM
6 3 (0.52%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.52%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.35%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.35%) JDE World
7 2 (0.35%) Maximo
7 2 (0.35%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.35%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.35%) Social Studio
7 2 (0.35%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.11%) Office 365
3 15 (2.59%) SaaS
4 13 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (1.38%) PaaS
7 5 (0.86%) Data Lake Analytics
7 5 (0.86%) GitHub
8 4 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (0.69%) Veeva
9 3 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.52%) IaaS
9 3 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.35%) G Suite
10 2 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.25%) Firewall
2 9 (1.55%) LAN
2 9 (1.55%) WAN
3 8 (1.38%) DNS
4 7 (1.21%) VPN
5 6 (1.04%) WebEx
6 5 (0.86%) DHCP
6 5 (0.86%) Skype
6 5 (0.86%) SMTP
6 5 (0.86%) VoIP
7 4 (0.69%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.52%) DKIM
8 3 (0.52%) DMARC
8 3 (0.52%) Intranet
8 3 (0.52%) PBX
8 3 (0.52%) RFID
8 3 (0.52%) SSL
8 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
1 17 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (2.59%) SAP HANA
3 14 (2.42%) Big Data
3 14 (2.42%) Power BI
4 11 (1.90%) Data Lake
4 11 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.90%) SAP BW
5 10 (1.73%) Spotfire
6 8 (1.38%) QlikView
6 8 (1.38%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.04%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
7 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.69%) MS Access
9 4 (0.69%) MySQL
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (2.94%) JIRA
2 14 (2.42%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.04%) Grunt
3 6 (1.04%) gulp
4 5 (0.86%) Ant
4 5 (0.86%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.86%) MSTest
4 5 (0.86%) NUnit
4 5 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.69%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.69%) Maven
5 4 (0.69%) Protractor
5 4 (0.69%) Subversion
6 3 (0.52%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.52%) Hudson
6 3 (0.52%) LSMW
6 3 (0.52%) ProC
7 2 (0.35%) GitLab
7 2 (0.35%) Selenium
General
1 88 (15.20%) Finance
2 47 (8.12%) Manufacturing
3 28 (4.84%) Marketing
4 23 (3.97%) Legal
5 14 (2.42%) Retail
6 11 (1.90%) French Language
7 10 (1.73%) Law
8 9 (1.55%) Italian Language
9 8 (1.38%) Spanish Language
10 6 (1.04%) German Language
10 6 (1.04%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.69%) Advertising
11 4 (0.69%) Banking
12 3 (0.52%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.52%) Portuguese Language
12 3 (0.52%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.35%) Billing
13 2 (0.35%) Electronics
13 2 (0.35%) Games
13 2 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 138 (23.83%) Analyst
2 82 (14.16%) Project Manager
3 56 (9.67%) Developer
4 51 (8.81%) Consultant
5 48 (8.29%) Business Analyst
6 35 (6.04%) Data Analyst
7 26 (4.49%) Architect
8 24 (4.15%) IT Manager
9 20 (3.45%) IT Analyst
10 19 (3.28%) SAP Consultant
11 18 (3.11%) Java Developer
12 17 (2.94%) Senior Manager
12 17 (2.94%) Service Analyst
13 14 (2.42%) IT Project Manager
14 13 (2.25%) Senior Project Manager
14 13 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (2.25%) Support Engineer
15 11 (1.90%) Programmer
15 11 (1.90%) SAP Analyst
15 11 (1.90%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.15%) Web Services
2 23 (3.97%) HTML
3 21 (3.63%) CSS
4 20 (3.45%) Spring
5 16 (2.76%) .NET
6 14 (2.42%) REST
7 13 (2.25%) XML
8 10 (1.73%) jQuery
9 9 (1.55%) Spring Boot
10 8 (1.38%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.38%) HTML5
10 8 (1.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (1.38%) XSLT
11 7 (1.21%) CSS3
11 7 (1.21%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.04%) Sass
12 6 (1.04%) Spring Batch
12 6 (1.04%) Spring MVC
12 6 (1.04%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (9.15%) Life Science
3 34 (5.87%) Computer Science
4 32 (5.53%) Management Information System
5 30 (5.18%) FMCG
6 23 (3.97%) User Experience
7 16 (2.76%) Virtual Team
8 15 (2.59%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.42%) LIMS
10 13 (2.25%) NHS
10 13 (2.25%) PMI
11 9 (1.55%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.55%) Social Media
12 8 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (1.04%) CESG
14 6 (1.04%) Data Centre
14 6 (1.04%) SCADA
15 5 (0.86%) Biotechnology
15 5 (0.86%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.39%) Windows
2 17 (2.94%) Linux
3 13 (2.25%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.04%) Unix
4 6 (1.04%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.52%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.35%) CentOS
8 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.17%) Android
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (22.63%) Project Management
2 127 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (13.13%) Analytics
4 70 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (11.40%) ERP
6 62 (10.71%) Validation
7 59 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
8 51 (8.81%) Change Management
9 46 (7.94%) Business Analysis
10 44 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (7.25%) Scrum
11 42 (7.25%) SDLC
12 40 (6.91%) Matrix Organization
13 36 (6.22%) ITIL
13 36 (6.22%) PRINCE2
14 29 (5.01%) Data Management
14 29 (5.01%) Quality Management
15 28 (4.84%) Risk Management
16 27 (4.66%) User Acceptance Testing
17 26 (4.49%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 40 (6.91%) Java
2 36 (6.22%) SQL
3 21 (3.63%) JavaScript
4 15 (2.59%) Python
5 13 (2.25%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.07%) C#
7 9 (1.55%) Java 8
7 9 (1.55%) R
8 7 (1.21%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.21%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.04%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.04%) Perl
10 5 (0.86%) U-SQL
11 4 (0.69%) C
11 4 (0.69%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.52%) PHP
12 3 (0.52%) PROC SQL
12 3 (0.52%) VB
12 3 (0.52%) VBA
13 2 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 84 (14.51%) Degree
2 20 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 14 (2.42%) PMP
4 13 (2.25%) ISEB
5 12 (2.07%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.38%) CISA
6 8 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.21%) CISM
7 7 (1.21%) CISSP
8 6 (1.04%) APMP
8 6 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.04%) MBA
9 5 (0.86%) CCNA
9 5 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.86%) CSSLP
10 4 (0.69%) CBAP
10 4 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.69%) SAP Certification
10 4 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (0.52%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.04%) GxP
2 27 (4.66%) PMO
3 25 (4.32%) QA
4 21 (3.63%) GMP
5 16 (2.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 16 (2.76%) SLA
6 14 (2.42%) Data Quality
7 11 (1.90%) GAMP
8 9 (1.55%) CDISC
8 9 (1.55%) ISO 13485
9 8 (1.38%) GCP
10 7 (1.21%) GDPR
10 7 (1.21%) GLP
11 6 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.35%) COBIT
13 2 (0.35%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.17%) COSHH
14 1 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 19 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.04%) Docker
3 4 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.17%) KVM
6 1 (0.17%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 6 (1.04%) HP ALM
2 4 (0.69%) Ansible
2 4 (0.69%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.35%) SCCM
4 2 (0.35%) WSUS
5 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.17%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) QRadar
5 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 101 (17.44%) SAP
2 73 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.35%) Oracle
4 21 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (2.76%) Tableau
5 16 (2.76%) Workday
6 14 (2.42%) Cognos
7 11 (1.90%) Cisco
7 11 (1.90%) Google
7 11 (1.90%) JD Edwards
8 9 (1.55%) Informatica
9 8 (1.38%) Adobe
9 8 (1.38%) Apple
9 8 (1.38%) Remedy
10 7 (1.21%) Ariba
10 7 (1.21%) VMware
11 6 (1.04%) HP
12 5 (0.86%) BT
12 5 (0.86%) Escenic
12 5 (0.86%) Hyperion