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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 64 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.46% - 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.86% - 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£350 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £513 £550
% change year-on-year
-21.95% -6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-65.11% +1.17%
Life Science
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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
215 197 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.94% 23.73% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 72 104
Average daily rate £460 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% -3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.44 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Life Science Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 5 (71.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Logistics
2 2 (28.57%) R
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (14.29%) Apache Camel
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (14.29%) GPFS
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) SignalR
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Chemistry
3 1 (14.29%) Biology
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Wiki
3 1 (14.29%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Ganglia
3 1 (14.29%) Clinical Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 1 (14.29%) Visualisation

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (14.29%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) WPF Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Project Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Junior C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Camel
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (14.29%) SignalR
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) WPF
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Statistics
2 1 (14.29%) Chemistry
2 1 (14.29%) Biology
2 1 (14.29%) Wiki
2 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) CentOS
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Clinical Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) MVVM
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) R
2 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ganglia
1 1 (14.29%) YUM
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Cognizant
1 1 (14.29%) Informatica
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Business Objects