The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 33 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 5 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.43% 2.74% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.94% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £338 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £465
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 - £32.50

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
127 81 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.39% 24.70% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 33 51
Median daily rate £358 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.20% +22.85%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Life Science across the Cambridge region.

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Life Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Life Science Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Life Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the Cambridge region.

Life Science Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) webMethods
2 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Spotfire
2 2 (33.33%) Clinical Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) R
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 1 (16.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Biometrics
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) SAS
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2

Life Science
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 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Spotfire
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Clinical Data Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Clinical Project Leader
1 2 (33.33%) Clinical Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Data Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Lead Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Project Leader
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior SAS Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Biometrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Clinical Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) R
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) webMethods