The 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 108 120 128
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +8
Contract jobs citing Life Science 15 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.59% 0.30% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.12% 1.10% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate £575 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-39.31% -14.70%
Life Science
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
707 726 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.93% 27.02% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 336 398
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 42
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £13.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £38.10 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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
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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +1 4 £575 +4.54%
Maidenhead +3 3 - -
Reading -12 1 - -
Life Science
South East

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 10 (43.48%) Manufacturing
2 9 (39.13%) SAP
3 7 (30.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
4 6 (26.09%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (26.09%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 4 (17.39%) Degree
5 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.04%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (13.04%) Taleo
6 3 (13.04%) SAP HR
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
7 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
7 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Logistics
7 2 (8.70%) SAP QM
7 2 (8.70%) Content Management
7 2 (8.70%) PMP
7 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
7 2 (8.70%) SAP MM
7 2 (8.70%) SAP PP
7 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
7 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SAP HR
1 3 (13.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (8.70%) SAP MM
2 2 (8.70%) SAP PP
2 2 (8.70%) SAP PP-PI
2 2 (8.70%) SAP QM
3 1 (4.35%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Taleo
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (43.48%) Manufacturing
2 7 (30.43%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (13.04%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Front Office
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Project Manager
2 6 (26.09%) SAP Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Supply Chain Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) HR Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Business Integration Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Data Integration Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Development Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Development Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SAP QM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
2 2 (8.70%) LIMS
3 1 (4.35%) Biology
3 1 (4.35%) Biotechnology
3 1 (4.35%) Chemistry
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) GAP Analysis
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
1 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
1 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Content Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) Logistics
4 2 (8.70%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
4 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) CBAP
2 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.70%) PMP
3 1 (4.35%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) SAP
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) OpenLink