Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 364 438 364
Rank change year-on-year +74 -74 -16
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 641 545 749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.51% 0.66%
As % of the General category 1.64% 1.39% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 235 362
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.37% +0.13%
10th Percentile £265 £213 £290
90th Percentile £600 £599 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +18.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 24 31
UK median hourly rate £26.90 £34.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.46% +52.22% +9.76%
10th Percentile £13.78 £21.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £68.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -37.50% +77.78% +9.76%

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 39016 39088 45124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.51% 36.33% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25738 26074 28747
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 959 1181
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £24.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +83 612 £450 +1.93% 135
UK excluding London +51 334 £443 +18.00% 84
London +88 277 £450 - 51
South East +78 142 £450 +6.95% 40
North of England +46 70 £420 +24.44% 20
North West +13 60 £425 +28.30% 12
East of England +9 55 £441 +53.48% 14
Midlands -8 48 £475 -13.64% 7
East Midlands +3 24 £500 -9.09% 2
West Midlands 0 23 £465 +16.25% 5
Scotland +22 9 £419 +19.64% 2
Yorkshire +38 6 £275 - 5
South West +3 5 £450 +2.74% 1
North East +83 4 £381 - 3
Northern Ireland -54 4 £345 -1.43%
Wales +5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 176 (27.46%) SAP
2 165 (25.74%) Finance
3 112 (17.47%) Project Management
4 89 (13.88%) Manufacturing
5 84 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (12.95%) Retail
7 78 (12.17%) SQL
8 75 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
9 63 (9.83%) ERP
10 59 (9.20%) Life Science
11 55 (8.58%) Degree
12 53 (8.27%) Analytics
13 49 (7.64%) Migration
14 46 (7.18%) Microsoft
15 45 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
16 43 (6.71%) Validation
16 43 (6.71%) FMCG
17 41 (6.40%) Change Management
17 41 (6.40%) Banking
18 39 (6.08%) Windows
18 39 (6.08%) GxP
18 39 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
19 38 (5.93%) ITIL
20 37 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
20 37 (5.77%) Data Analysis
20 37 (5.77%) Data Quality
21 36 (5.62%) QA
22 35 (5.46%) Virtual Team
23 32 (4.99%) Data Migration
23 32 (4.99%) 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 21 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.65%) SAS
3 11 (1.72%) Documentum
4 9 (1.40%) CMS
5 8 (1.25%) IIS
6 7 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (1.09%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.09%) Confluence
7 5 (0.78%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.78%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.62%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.31%) Drupal
10 2 (0.31%) WordPress
11 1 (0.16%) Apache
11 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 45 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (3.59%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) InDesign
7 1 (0.16%) InVision
7 1 (0.16%) Simulink
7 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 32 (4.99%) SAP CO
2 26 (4.06%) SAP FI
3 24 (3.74%) SAP FI/CO
4 16 (2.50%) SAP APO
5 14 (2.18%) SAP FSCM
6 11 (1.72%) SAP SD
7 9 (1.40%) SAP MM
8 6 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.94%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 6 (0.94%) SAP CAR
8 6 (0.94%) SAP POS DM
8 6 (0.94%) SAP Retail
9 5 (0.78%) TrackWise
10 4 (0.62%) SAP MDM
11 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.47%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.47%) SAP SCM
11 3 (0.47%) SAP SRM
12 2 (0.31%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.34%) Veeva
2 12 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.62%) SaaS
5 3 (0.47%) CloudSense
5 3 (0.47%) IaaS
5 3 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.31%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.31%) Office 365
6 2 (0.31%) PaaS
7 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.16%) G Suite
7 1 (0.16%) GitHub
7 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.40%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.94%) Internet
3 5 (0.78%) DNS
3 5 (0.78%) Firewall
3 5 (0.78%) SAN
4 4 (0.62%) Avaya Modular Messaging
4 4 (0.62%) LAN
4 4 (0.62%) NAS
4 4 (0.62%) Network Security
4 4 (0.62%) Skype
4 4 (0.62%) WAN
5 2 (0.31%) BGP
5 2 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.31%) DHCP
5 2 (0.31%) OSPF
5 2 (0.31%) SMS
5 2 (0.31%) WebEx
5 2 (0.31%) Wireless
5 2 (0.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.59%) SAP BW
3 21 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.87%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.56%) QlikView
5 10 (1.56%) SAP HANA
5 10 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.40%) MS Access
6 9 (1.40%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.25%) Big Data
7 8 (1.25%) Electronic Patient Records
7 8 (1.25%) SAP Data Services
7 8 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.09%) Qlik Sense
9 6 (0.94%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.94%) PowerCenter
10 5 (0.78%) Apache Hive
10 5 (0.78%) Power BI
10 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.65%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.56%) JIRA
3 9 (1.40%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (1.09%) LSMW
5 6 (0.94%) NUnit
5 6 (0.94%) Rational Rose
6 5 (0.78%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (0.62%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.62%) gulp
8 3 (0.47%) Maven
8 3 (0.47%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.31%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (0.31%) Selenium
9 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.16%) Bower
10 1 (0.16%) Grunt
10 1 (0.16%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 165 (25.74%) Finance
2 89 (13.88%) Manufacturing
3 83 (12.95%) Retail
4 41 (6.40%) Banking
5 28 (4.37%) Marketing
6 16 (2.50%) Legal
7 11 (1.72%) Portuguese Language
8 10 (1.56%) German Language
9 9 (1.40%) French Language
10 8 (1.25%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.25%) Dutch Language
10 8 (1.25%) Spanish Language
11 7 (1.09%) Italian Language
11 7 (1.09%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.94%) Front Office
12 6 (0.94%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.78%) Automotive
13 5 (0.78%) Russian Language
14 4 (0.62%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 142 (22.15%) Analyst
2 91 (14.20%) Consultant
3 83 (12.95%) Project Manager
4 67 (10.45%) Developer
5 61 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
6 47 (7.33%) Architect
7 46 (7.18%) Business Analyst
8 39 (6.08%) Data Analyst
9 29 (4.52%) IT Manager
9 29 (4.52%) SAP CO Consultant
10 27 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (3.74%) SAP Analyst
12 23 (3.59%) SAP FI Consultant
13 22 (3.43%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
14 21 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (2.96%) IT Project Manager
16 18 (2.81%) Senior Business Analyst
17 17 (2.65%) SAP Manager
18 16 (2.50%) Support Analyst
19 14 (2.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.90%) .NET
1 25 (3.90%) HTML
2 23 (3.59%) CSS
3 21 (3.28%) AngularJS
4 18 (2.81%) IDoc
5 17 (2.65%) HTML5
6 14 (2.18%) XML
7 12 (1.87%) jQuery
8 10 (1.56%) CSS3
8 10 (1.56%) SAP Fiori
8 10 (1.56%) Web Services
9 8 (1.25%) Angular 2
9 8 (1.25%) Node.js
9 8 (1.25%) REST
10 7 (1.09%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.94%) Spring
12 5 (0.78%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.78%) SAP ALE
12 5 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (0.62%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 75 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (9.20%) Life Science
3 43 (6.71%) FMCG
4 35 (5.46%) Virtual Team
5 28 (4.37%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.65%) NHS
7 14 (2.18%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.18%) User Experience
8 11 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.72%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.25%) LIMS
10 8 (1.25%) Social Media
11 7 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.09%) PMI
12 6 (0.94%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.94%) Pharmacovigilance
13 5 (0.78%) Biotechnology
13 5 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.08%) Windows
2 28 (4.37%) Linux
3 12 (1.87%) Windows 10
3 12 (1.87%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.56%) AIX
5 9 (1.40%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.94%) Unix
7 4 (0.62%) Android
7 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (17.47%) Project Management
2 84 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (9.83%) ERP
4 53 (8.27%) Analytics
5 49 (7.64%) Migration
6 43 (6.71%) Validation
7 41 (6.40%) Change Management
8 39 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (5.93%) ITIL
10 37 (5.77%) Data Analysis
10 37 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (4.99%) Data Migration
11 32 (4.99%) Scrum
12 31 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
13 29 (4.52%) Data Modelling
13 29 (4.52%) SDLC
14 28 (4.37%) Data Management
15 27 (4.21%) Matrix Organization
15 27 (4.21%) Six Sigma
16 26 (4.06%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 78 (12.17%) SQL
2 29 (4.52%) JavaScript
3 27 (4.21%) Java
4 19 (2.96%) Python
5 17 (2.65%) C#
6 14 (2.18%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.56%) R
8 9 (1.40%) VBA
9 8 (1.25%) Scala
10 7 (1.09%) C++
10 7 (1.09%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.94%) ABAP
11 6 (0.94%) PHP
12 5 (0.78%) VB
13 4 (0.62%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.47%) C
14 3 (0.47%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.31%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (8.58%) Degree
2 15 (2.34%) PMI Certification
3 12 (1.87%) PMP
3 12 (1.87%) SAP Certification
4 8 (1.25%) IRCA
5 7 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.94%) ISEB
6 6 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 5 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.78%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.62%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.47%) CCNA
9 3 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.31%) CCDP
10 2 (0.31%) CCNP
10 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.08%) GxP
2 37 (5.77%) Data Quality
3 36 (5.62%) QA
4 19 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (2.34%) GMP
6 12 (1.87%) PMO
7 10 (1.56%) SLA
8 7 (1.09%) GDPR
9 6 (0.94%) GCP
10 5 (0.78%) GAMP
10 5 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (0.62%) CDISC
12 2 (0.31%) EMIR
12 2 (0.31%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.31%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.16%) HL7
13 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.94%) HDFS
3 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.47%) Docker
4 3 (0.47%) 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 9 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.78%) Ansible
3 4 (0.62%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.62%) SCOM
4 3 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.47%) Puppet
5 1 (0.16%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (0.16%) Kibana
5 1 (0.16%) logstash
5 1 (0.16%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.16%) SnapMirror
5 1 (0.16%) SnapVault
5 1 (0.16%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 176 (27.46%) SAP
2 46 (7.18%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.21%) Oracle
4 19 (2.96%) HP
5 18 (2.81%) Adobe
6 14 (2.18%) Tableau
7 13 (2.03%) Remedy
8 10 (1.56%) Informatica
9 9 (1.40%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.40%) Talend
10 8 (1.25%) Ariba
10 8 (1.25%) JD Edwards
10 8 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.09%) Cisco
11 7 (1.09%) Citrix
12 6 (0.94%) Concur
12 6 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
12 6 (0.94%) VMware
13 5 (0.78%) Casewise
13 5 (0.78%) LabWare