There is a common consensus that the Pharma industry struggled throughout 2016, the numbers don't lie with the NASDAQ Biotech Index declining 19.1%. 

However, 2017 brings new optimism with the sector showing growth at the start of the year. My SciPro team are also reporting a 30% increase in new jobs in Q1 2017 compared to Q4 2016.

The team are hearing positive messages from our clients in the US market that hiring plans are secure. However, always interested to hear other opinions...