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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 33 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.32% 1.46% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.10% 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £451 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £359 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.06% -10.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £42.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-58.23% +203.57%
Life Science
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
91 147 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 29.26% 30.75% 34.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 80 72
Median daily rate £350 £390 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +19.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £225 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 37
Median hourly rate £27.63 £16.64 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.06% -39.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.63
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.12%

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
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 14 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) webMethods
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle ERP
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Senior QA Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) webMethods