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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 63 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Life Science 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.14% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.78% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£450 £310 £750
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -58.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £650
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-14.70% -22.72%
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
225 256 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.49% 28.60% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 138 106
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 15
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.06% -11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £13.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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
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 30 January 2015. 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 - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Life Science
North West

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (66.67%) R
2 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (33.33%) SignalR
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) GPFS
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Yammer
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) PhD
2 1 (33.33%) GxP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (33.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP FI
1 1 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (33.33%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) WPF Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Junior Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (33.33%) SignalR
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) LAMP
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
1 1 (33.33%) Chemistry
1 1 (33.33%) Biology
1 1 (33.33%) Wiki
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) R
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PhD
1 1 (33.33%) MBA
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GxP
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) Ganglia
1 1 (33.33%) yum
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat