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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 67 69 66
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Life Science 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.84% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 3.20% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Median daily rate - £357 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £42.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-67.64% +178.68%
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
231 281 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.72% 26.36% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 192 132
Median daily rate £370 £413 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.30% +8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 17
Median hourly rate £9.00 £16.31 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.80% -3.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £19.29 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+15.34% -1.07%

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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) JIRA
1 5 (83.33%) Informatics
1 5 (83.33%) Analytics
1 5 (83.33%) User Stories
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Information Exploitation
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Billing

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) IT Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Informatics
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Analytics
1 5 (83.33%) User Stories
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Information Exploitation
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft