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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 125 113 125
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs citing Life Science 5 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.18% 0.43% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 1.58% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 1
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£350 £501 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.06% +66.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £475 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £82.50
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
747 761 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.18% 27.40% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 358 217
Average daily rate £400 £370 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £207 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 34
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £29.73 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Reading +1 3 £300 -45.45%
Life Science
South East

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 3 (21.43%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (21.43%) ERP
1 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (21.43%) Data Management
1 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
1 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 2 (14.29%) Semantic Web
2 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) SPARQL
2 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Ontologies
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) RDF
2 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) W3C
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
2 2 (14.29%) Linked Data
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Development
3 1 (7.14%) Veeva

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) ProjectWise
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (7.14%) Primavera
2 1 (7.14%) SAP ERP
2 1 (7.14%) SAP HCM
2 1 (7.14%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Veeva
1 1 (7.14%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
General
1 3 (21.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Solutions Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Ontologist
4 1 (7.14%) PMO Lead
4 1 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) Visualforce
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Semantic Web
1 2 (14.29%) Ontologies
1 2 (14.29%) W3C
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 2 (14.29%) Linked Data
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ERP
1 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (21.43%) Data Management
1 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
1 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
2 2 (14.29%) RDF
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Development
3 1 (7.14%) User Stories
3 1 (7.14%) Android Development
3 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SPARQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) PMP
2 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Xamarin
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SunGard