The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biology in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Biology
Rank 30 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -
Contract jobs citing Biology 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.63% 0.77% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.74% 2.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £475 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Biology
Cambridgeshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
103 138 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.12% 26.49% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 77 90
Median daily rate £355 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £215 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £635 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 33
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.64 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.45% -39.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%

Biology
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Biology as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Biology Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Biology 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Biology.

1 9 (100.00%) Unix
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) Degree
2 8 (88.89%) C
2 8 (88.89%) Python
2 8 (88.89%) Relational Database
3 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) Informatics
4 5 (55.56%) Perl
4 5 (55.56%) Open Source
4 5 (55.56%) OO
4 5 (55.56%) Open Source Development
4 5 (55.56%) GitHub
4 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (44.44%) Big Data
5 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (44.44%) Bioinformatics
6 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (33.33%) Web Development
6 3 (33.33%) Postgraduate
6 3 (33.33%) C++
6 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (33.33%) MySQL
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle
6 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
6 3 (33.33%) Algorithms
6 3 (33.33%) Prototyping

Biology
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (11.11%) Apache Solr
1 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Relational Database
2 4 (44.44%) Big Data
3 3 (33.33%) MySQL
3 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Software Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Senior Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Senior Software Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Python Software Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) Lucene
1 1 (11.11%) Spring
1 1 (11.11%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (55.56%) Informatics
2 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 3 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (11.11%) Ontologies
4 1 (11.11%) Semantic Web
4 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) Open Source
2 5 (55.56%) Open Source Development
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Bioinformatics
4 3 (33.33%) Prototyping
4 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C
1 8 (88.89%) Python
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Perl
4 3 (33.33%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle