The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 68 74 62
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Life Science 3 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% 0.70% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 2.25% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £300 £357 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% +2.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.26% -10.00%
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
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
261 355 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.79% 30.84% 29.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 241 119
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 21
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.81 £14.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.33 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Life Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Life Science Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield 0 2 £300 -15.96%
Life Science
North West

Life Science
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 6 (85.71%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) Informatics
2 5 (71.43%) Analytics
2 5 (71.43%) User Stories
2 5 (71.43%) Visual Analytics
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) Time Management
4 2 (28.57%) Data Mapping
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Information Exploitation
5 1 (14.29%) Migration

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) JIRA
General
1 6 (85.71%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Author
4 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Process Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Author
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Informatics
2 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Analytics
1 5 (71.43%) User Stories
1 5 (71.43%) Visual Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) Data Mapping
3 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Information Exploitation
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft