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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 62 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.51% - 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.79% - 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £540
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -18.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-67.44% -9.47%
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
224 270 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.32% 29.70% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 124 136
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 12
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +60.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £15.44 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 2 £368 -
Life Science
North West

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
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

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
General
1 5 (71.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Project Leader
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%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (14.29%) WPF 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%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) LAMP
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) WPF
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (14.29%) SignalR
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Camel
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
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%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) CentOS
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Clinical Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) MVVM
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
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
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) R
2 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GCP
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
1 1 (14.29%) Ganglia
1 1 (14.29%) YUM
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Cognizant
1 1 (14.29%) Informatica
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat