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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank - 41 -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - 0.28% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £513 £475
% change year-on-year
-27.80% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-28.40% -
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
99 114 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.32% 31.93% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 64 38
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 £500
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 £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 8 (80.00%) Python
1 8 (80.00%) Bioinformatics
1 8 (80.00%) Degree
1 8 (80.00%) Biology
1 8 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (70.00%) Finance
3 6 (60.00%) Docker
4 5 (50.00%) GPFS
4 5 (50.00%) Puppet
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Perl
4 5 (50.00%) FTP
4 5 (50.00%) NFS
4 5 (50.00%) IBM
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (50.00%) Nagios
4 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (50.00%) Time Management
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Ganglia
4 5 (50.00%) Hadoop
5 4 (40.00%) HTML5
5 4 (40.00%) jQuery
5 4 (40.00%) CSS
5 4 (40.00%) HTML
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (30.00%) Java
6 3 (30.00%) Web Services
6 3 (30.00%) Web Design

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (10.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Administrator
1 5 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Python Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (10.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (10.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Statistician
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) HTML5
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 3 (30.00%) CSS3
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) Django
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (10.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) D3.js
4 1 (10.00%) DOM
4 1 (10.00%) JSP
4 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Biology
1 8 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (10.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Bioinformatics
2 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (50.00%) Time Management
3 3 (30.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (30.00%) Web Design
4 2 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (10.00%) Content Management
5 1 (10.00%) Human Factors
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Product Management
5 1 (10.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SEO
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Perl
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) C++
6 1 (10.00%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PhD
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Docker
2 5 (50.00%) GPFS
2 5 (50.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Ganglia
1 5 (50.00%) Nagios
1 5 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
1 5 (50.00%) Red Hat