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 9th of February 2015 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 692 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 582 the week before with:
- 616 permanent roles
- 76 contract roles
This week marks 12 months of monitoring CRA vacancies in the UK. Throughout the course of the past year we have seen the volume of CRA jobs fluctuate but providing us with information such as:
- 663 is the average number of jobs per month
- December/January are slow periods for recruitment
- There have not been any other seasonal impacts
- Whilst this year there has 80% growth in jobs from the start of the year, we are still 21% less than this time last year