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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
South East / Berkshire
Rank 90 100 127
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +27
Contract jobs citing Life Science 15 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.75% 0.81% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.62% 3.12% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 2
Median daily rate £420 £563 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £553 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £573 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £525
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -45.00%

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
573 642 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.68% 25.94% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 353 336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 37
Median hourly rate £16.50 £29.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% +68.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +3 5 £420 -26.95%
Reading - 2 £175 -
Life Science
South East

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Life Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 9 (33.33%) Project Management
1 9 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 9 (33.33%) Migration
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Documentum
3 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) Chemistry
3 6 (22.22%) Biology
4 5 (18.52%) Analytics
4 5 (18.52%) Ontologies
5 3 (11.11%) User Stories
5 3 (11.11%) QA
5 3 (11.11%) Linked Data
6 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.41%) Change Control
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle CX
6 2 (7.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Data Integration
6 2 (7.41%) Web Development
6 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (7.41%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (7.41%) Information Management
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (22.22%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle CX
General
1 9 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Business Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Project Manager
4 5 (18.52%) Data Business Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Architect
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Documentum Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Research Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Documentum Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Migration Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Process Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Documentum Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Linked Data
2 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.41%) LIMS
2 2 (7.41%) PMI
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Migration
1 9 (33.33%) Project Management
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Biology
3 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) Chemistry
4 5 (18.52%) Analytics
4 5 (18.52%) Ontologies
5 3 (11.11%) User Stories
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (7.41%) Change Control
6 2 (7.41%) Data Integration
6 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Information Management
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) PHP
1 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CBAP
2 1 (3.70%) PMP
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) BMC
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
1 2 (7.41%) Remedy
2 1 (3.70%) SAP