Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 428 389 431
Rank change year-on-year -39 +42 -56
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 567 637 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.62% 0.54%
As % of the General category 1.49% 1.55% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 323 283
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +12.18%
10th Percentile £218 £263 £213
90th Percentile £621 £611 £597
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £438 £398
% change year-on-year -5.14% +10.06% +11.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 52 29
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -11.48% +10.91%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.58 £26.90 £31.00
% change year-on-year +6.23% -13.23% +24.00%

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 38,012 41,034 38,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.43% 39.83% 36.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,910 27,139 25,519
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.60% +2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 845 902 950
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +2.17% -2.12%
10th Percentile £12.47 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.15 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.37 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.20% +5.48% -3.85%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -40 546 £425 -5.56% 251
UK excluding London -36 321 £415 -5.14% 215
London -31 233 £450 - 64
South East -15 134 £415 -7.78% 60
East of England +46 101 £425 -2.30% 42
North of England -17 53 £363 -13.69% 51
North West -37 29 £369 -12.72% 39
Yorkshire +7 21 £313 +8.70% 7
Midlands -34 20 £400 -24.88% 23
East Midlands +4 15 £290 -48.67% 11
Scotland -10 12 - - 14
West Midlands -43 5 £425 -8.60% 12
North East 0 3 £375 -31.82% 5
South West -29 2 £525 +16.67% 11
Northern Ireland +35 1 - - 4
Wales -23 1 - - 10

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 123 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (20.28%) Project Management
3 95 (16.75%) SAP
4 84 (14.81%) Finance
4 84 (14.81%) Degree
5 76 (13.40%) Analytics
6 72 (12.70%) Microsoft
7 71 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
8 69 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
9 68 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
10 57 (10.05%) ERP
11 55 (9.70%) Life Science
12 51 (8.99%) Validation
13 48 (8.47%) Change Management
13 48 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
14 47 (8.29%) Business Analysis
15 43 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 43 (7.58%) SQL
16 40 (7.05%) Scrum
17 39 (6.88%) Windows
18 38 (6.70%) Oracle
18 38 (6.70%) Manufacturing
18 38 (6.70%) Computer Science
18 38 (6.70%) SDLC
19 36 (6.35%) GxP
20 35 (6.17%) Matrix Organization
21 32 (5.64%) Risk Management
21 32 (5.64%) Quality Management
21 32 (5.64%) FMCG
22 30 (5.29%) Java

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 23 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.70%) CMS
3 13 (2.29%) SAS
4 11 (1.94%) Drupal
5 7 (1.23%) Confluence
6 6 (1.06%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.88%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.35%) Apache
10 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.35%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.35%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.35%) IIS
10 2 (0.35%) Jetty
10 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 48 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (4.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.71%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.53%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.18%) InDesign
8 1 (0.18%) Revit
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.65%) SAP ERP
2 7 (1.23%) Workday HCM
3 6 (1.06%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.71%) SAP MDM
4 4 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.53%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.53%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.53%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.35%) Maximo
6 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.35%) SAP GTS
6 2 (0.35%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.35%) Sprinklr
6 2 (0.35%) TrackWise
7 1 (0.18%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.18%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.06%) Office 365
2 22 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.59%) SaaS
5 6 (1.06%) GitHub
6 5 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (0.88%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.88%) Data Lake Analytics
7 4 (0.71%) Azure Machine Learning
7 4 (0.71%) PaaS
8 3 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.53%) IaaS
8 3 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.53%) Veeva
9 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.35%) G Suite
10 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.12%) Firewall
2 8 (1.41%) DNS
2 8 (1.41%) VPN
3 7 (1.23%) LAN
3 7 (1.23%) WAN
4 6 (1.06%) DHCP
4 6 (1.06%) Skype
4 6 (1.06%) WebEx
5 5 (0.88%) SSL
5 5 (0.88%) VoIP
6 4 (0.71%) Intranet
7 3 (0.53%) PBX
7 3 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (0.35%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.35%) Internet
8 2 (0.35%) NAS
8 2 (0.35%) Profibus
8 2 (0.35%) SMTP
8 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
2 16 (2.82%) Power BI
3 13 (2.29%) Big Data
3 13 (2.29%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.29%) SAP BW
3 13 (2.29%) SAP HANA
4 11 (1.94%) Hadoop
4 11 (1.94%) Spotfire
4 11 (1.94%) SQL Server
5 10 (1.76%) Data Lake
5 10 (1.76%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.41%) Amazon Aurora
6 8 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
6 8 (1.41%) MySQL
6 8 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.23%) QlikView
7 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.06%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (3.17%) JIRA
2 12 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.06%) GitLab
4 5 (0.88%) Protractor
4 5 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.71%) Maven
6 3 (0.53%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.53%) ProC
6 3 (0.53%) Toad
6 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.35%) ERwin
7 2 (0.35%) Grunt
7 2 (0.35%) gulp
7 2 (0.35%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.35%) Hudson
7 2 (0.35%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.35%) Selenium
7 2 (0.35%) XMLSpy
General
1 84 (14.81%) Finance
2 38 (6.70%) Manufacturing
3 26 (4.59%) Marketing
4 17 (3.00%) French Language
4 17 (3.00%) Retail
5 15 (2.65%) Legal
6 13 (2.29%) Italian Language
6 13 (2.29%) Law
6 13 (2.29%) Spanish Language
7 10 (1.76%) German Language
8 8 (1.41%) Dutch Language
8 8 (1.41%) Portuguese Language
8 8 (1.41%) Russian Language
9 6 (1.06%) Publishing
10 4 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.53%) Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 128 (22.57%) Analyst
2 71 (12.52%) Project Manager
3 67 (11.82%) Developer
4 56 (9.88%) Consultant
5 44 (7.76%) Business Analyst
6 31 (5.47%) Data Analyst
7 24 (4.23%) IT Manager
8 22 (3.88%) Service Analyst
9 20 (3.53%) Architect
10 18 (3.17%) SAP Consultant
11 16 (2.82%) Senior Manager
12 14 (2.47%) IT Analyst
12 14 (2.47%) Java Developer
12 14 (2.47%) Support Engineer
13 13 (2.29%) IT Project Manager
13 13 (2.29%) Senior Developer
14 12 (2.12%) Senior Project Manager
15 11 (1.94%) Business Manager
15 11 (1.94%) Security Consultant
15 11 (1.94%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.76%) Web Services
2 22 (3.88%) XML
3 21 (3.70%) REST
4 20 (3.53%) HTML
5 17 (3.00%) Spring
6 15 (2.65%) CSS
7 12 (2.12%) .NET
8 10 (1.76%) Spring Boot
8 10 (1.76%) XSLT
9 8 (1.41%) jQuery
9 8 (1.41%) SOAP
9 8 (1.41%) Spring MVC
10 7 (1.23%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.23%) Hibernate
10 7 (1.23%) LDAP
10 7 (1.23%) Spring Batch
10 7 (1.23%) Spring Security
11 5 (0.88%) Apache Camel
11 5 (0.88%) Sass
11 5 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (9.70%) Life Science
3 38 (6.70%) Computer Science
4 32 (5.64%) FMCG
5 29 (5.11%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.70%) User Experience
7 16 (2.82%) Virtual Team
8 14 (2.47%) LIMS
9 11 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.94%) NHS
10 10 (1.76%) Social Media
11 8 (1.41%) Biotechnology
11 8 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.23%) PMI
13 6 (1.06%) CESG
13 6 (1.06%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.06%) Taxonomies
14 5 (0.88%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.88%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.88%) Windows
2 20 (3.53%) Linux
3 14 (2.47%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.41%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.23%) Unix
6 6 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.71%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.35%) Android
9 2 (0.35%) CentOS
9 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (20.28%) Project Management
3 76 (13.40%) Analytics
4 71 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
5 69 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
6 57 (10.05%) ERP
7 51 (8.99%) Validation
8 48 (8.47%) Change Management
9 47 (8.29%) Business Analysis
10 43 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (7.05%) Scrum
12 38 (6.70%) SDLC
13 35 (6.17%) Matrix Organization
14 32 (5.64%) Quality Management
14 32 (5.64%) Risk Management
15 30 (5.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 28 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (4.94%) Data Modelling
17 27 (4.76%) ITIL
18 26 (4.59%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 43 (7.58%) SQL
2 30 (5.29%) Java
3 19 (3.35%) Python
4 18 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.29%) PowerShell
6 11 (1.94%) Java 8
7 10 (1.76%) C#
8 9 (1.59%) R
9 7 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.23%) Perl
9 7 (1.23%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.06%) C
10 6 (1.06%) TypeScript
11 5 (0.88%) U-SQL
12 4 (0.71%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.53%) PROC SQL
13 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.53%) VBA
14 2 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 84 (14.81%) Degree
2 10 (1.76%) Master's Degree
2 10 (1.76%) PMI Certification
2 10 (1.76%) PMP
3 9 (1.59%) CISA
3 9 (1.59%) ISEB
4 8 (1.41%) CISM
4 8 (1.41%) CISSP
4 8 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.06%) APMP
5 6 (1.06%) CSSLP
6 5 (0.88%) MBA
7 4 (0.71%) CRISC
8 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.53%) MCP
8 3 (0.53%) PhD
8 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.53%) SAS Certification
8 3 (0.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (0.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.35%) GxP
2 27 (4.76%) PMO
2 27 (4.76%) QA
3 21 (3.70%) Data Quality
4 17 (3.00%) GMP
4 17 (3.00%) SLA
5 12 (2.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 11 (1.94%) CDISC
7 9 (1.59%) GAMP
8 8 (1.41%) GDPR
8 8 (1.41%) ISO 13485
9 5 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.53%) GLP
10 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.35%) COBIT
11 2 (0.35%) GCP
12 1 (0.18%) COSHH
12 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.71%) Docker
2 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.35%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) KVM
5 1 (0.18%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 7 (1.23%) HP ALM
2 6 (1.06%) Ansible
3 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.35%) SCCM
3 2 (0.35%) SCOM
3 2 (0.35%) WSUS
4 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.18%) QRadar
Vendors
1 95 (16.75%) SAP
2 72 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 38 (6.70%) Oracle
4 21 (3.70%) Workday
5 20 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (2.82%) Cognos
6 16 (2.82%) Tableau
7 12 (2.12%) JD Edwards
7 12 (2.12%) Remedy
8 11 (1.94%) Google
9 10 (1.76%) VMware
10 9 (1.59%) Cisco
10 9 (1.59%) Informatica
11 8 (1.41%) Apple
11 8 (1.41%) LabWare
11 8 (1.41%) Talend
12 7 (1.23%) HP
13 6 (1.06%) Escenic
14 5 (0.88%) Hyperion
14 5 (0.88%) IBM