Each week CK Clinical tries to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market in the UK. Whether you are a CRA looking for a new role or an employer seeking new CRAs to join your team, keeping up to date with industry news that impacts you is essential as the pharmaceutical jobs market in the UK moves incredibly fast.
Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many CRA jobs have been advertised within the last 7 days. As always, there is likely to be some repetition across jobs boards and some duplicate posting but our goal is to build up a picture of trends over time.
This week’s summary for week commencing the 3rd November 2014 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:
- New Scientist
- CV Library
- Willey job network
- Access Science jobs.
Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 639 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 707 the week before. This is a very sudden 14% increase in vacancies in the past 7 days with:
- 554 permanent roles
- 85 contract roles
What we have learnt throughout this process is that the CRA jobs market averages around 705 jobs a week highlight that this week we are slightly below this by 9%. However we are still several weeks away from the Christmas close down so now is still a good time to apply for a new CRA role!