The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 112 125 129
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Contract jobs citing Life Science 12 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.040% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.13% 0.21% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Average daily rate £501 £300 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.83% -42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £313 £425
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £82.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- +65.00%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
564 467 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.92% 18.57% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 171 267
Average daily rate £370 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 26
Average hourly rate £16.36 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.51% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.73 £13.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Life Science
South East

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Life Science across the Berkshire region.

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Life Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Life Science Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Life Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the Berkshire region.

Life Science Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +8 8 £375 +25.00%
Reading - 3 £550 -
Life Science
South East

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Life Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Life Science.

1 9 (52.94%) Informatics
2 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (35.29%) Chemistry
2 6 (35.29%) Bioinformatics
2 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 6 (35.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (29.41%) Informatica
3 5 (29.41%) Data Management
3 5 (29.41%) Master Data Management
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) Service Management
5 3 (17.65%) ITSM
5 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (17.65%) RDF
5 3 (17.65%) Semantic Web
5 3 (17.65%) Ontologies
6 2 (11.76%) Analytics
6 2 (11.76%) SPARQL
6 2 (11.76%) Triplestore
6 2 (11.76%) SLA
6 2 (11.76%) W3C
6 2 (11.76%) UML
6 2 (11.76%) Java
6 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) BPMN
6 2 (11.76%) Data Integration
6 2 (11.76%) NoSQL

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Life Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Life Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Triplestore
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
General
1 6 (35.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Product Specialist
2 6 (35.29%) Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Informatica Specialist
3 4 (23.53%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Informatics
2 6 (35.29%) Chemistry
3 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) Semantic Web
3 3 (17.65%) Ontologies
4 2 (11.76%) W3C
4 2 (11.76%) Data Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Biology
5 1 (5.88%) Linked Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 6 (35.29%) Bioinformatics
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 5 (29.41%) Data Management
2 5 (29.41%) Master Data Management
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Service Management
4 3 (17.65%) ITSM
4 3 (17.65%) RDF
5 2 (11.76%) Analytics
5 2 (11.76%) UML
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) BPMN
5 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
5 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.88%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) System Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SPARQL
1 2 (11.76%) Java
1 2 (11.76%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Informatica