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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Biology
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Biology 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £241 - £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 - -
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
99 115 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.32% 31.86% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 64 36
Average daily rate £390 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £216 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

Biology
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Biology across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Biology Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Biology 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 Biology.

1 13 (100.00%) Bioinformatics
2 11 (84.62%) Python
2 11 (84.62%) Computer Science
3 10 (76.92%) Perl
4 8 (61.54%) Life Science
5 7 (53.85%) Finance
6 6 (46.15%) Degree
6 6 (46.15%) Visualisation
6 6 (46.15%) Data Visualisation
6 6 (46.15%) Docker
7 5 (38.46%) GPFS
7 5 (38.46%) Puppet
7 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (38.46%) Ganglia
7 5 (38.46%) Hadoop
7 5 (38.46%) Time Management
7 5 (38.46%) MySQL
7 5 (38.46%) Linux
7 5 (38.46%) Validation
7 5 (38.46%) C++
7 5 (38.46%) FTP
7 5 (38.46%) NFS
7 5 (38.46%) IBM
7 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
7 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
7 5 (38.46%) Nagios
7 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
8 4 (30.77%) C
8 4 (30.77%) Postgraduate
8 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering

Biology
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Biology 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 Biology. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Hadoop
1 5 (38.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) Programmer
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (7.69%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (7.69%) Statistician
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 2 (15.38%) Ajax
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) CSS3
3 1 (7.69%) D3.js
3 1 (7.69%) DOM
3 1 (7.69%) JSP
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) Computer Science
2 8 (61.54%) Life Science
3 6 (46.15%) Visualisation
4 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) User Experience
6 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
6 1 (7.69%) Informatics
6 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
1 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Bioinformatics
2 6 (46.15%) Data Visualisation
3 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
3 5 (38.46%) Time Management
3 5 (38.46%) Validation
4 4 (30.77%) Parallel Computing
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Web Development
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.69%) Content Management
6 1 (7.69%) Human Factors
6 1 (7.69%) Kanban
6 1 (7.69%) Product Management
6 1 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) SEO
6 1 (7.69%) Web Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Python
2 10 (76.92%) Perl
3 5 (38.46%) C++
3 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
4 4 (30.77%) C
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) Postgraduate
3 1 (7.69%) PhD
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Docker
2 5 (38.46%) GPFS
2 5 (38.46%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Ganglia
1 5 (38.46%) Nagios
1 5 (38.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) IBM
1 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle