The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cheshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 73 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.24% - 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% - 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £181
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £82.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +65.00%
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
172 134 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.48% 18.16% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 58 85
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £204 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Life Science
North West

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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) Logistics
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
4 1 (20.00%) SCADA
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Project Governance
4 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Finance

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
General
1 5 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Logistics
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Business Objects