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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 115 109 124
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Life Science 2 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.078% 0.52% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 1.72% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 1
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£475 £501 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.09% +0.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £488 £513
% change year-on-year
-25.16% -4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - -
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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
776 756 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.19% 30.06% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 373 289
Average daily rate £383 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.10 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £38.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.12%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (42.86%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
1 3 (42.86%) Data Management
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (14.29%) Primavera
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) PhD
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Force.com
3 1 (14.29%) Visualforce
3 1 (14.29%) Apex Code
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Xamarin
3 1 (14.29%) Android Development
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Development

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Force.com
1 1 (14.29%) Veeva
General
1 3 (42.86%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Leader
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) Visualforce
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Chemistry
2 1 (14.29%) Biology
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Data Management
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Android Development
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PhD
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (14.29%) Xamarin