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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 70 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Life Science 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.53% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.46% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £355 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-45.00% -5.88%
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
342 261 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.23% 33.85% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 142 154
Average daily rate £435 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.98% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £500 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 20
Average hourly rate £17.42 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £12.81 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.85 £18.40 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 3 £355 -
Life Science
North West

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (72.73%) Change Management
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Data Management
2 8 (72.73%) Master Data Management
2 8 (72.73%) User Stories
3 6 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (45.45%) SAP
5 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (18.18%) Workflow
6 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
6 2 (18.18%) ETL
6 2 (18.18%) Star Schema
6 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Informatica
6 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 2 (18.18%) Release Management
6 2 (18.18%) SAP MDM
6 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
7 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
7 1 (9.09%) HFM
7 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (9.09%) FMCG
7 1 (9.09%) Marketing

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP MDM
2 1 (9.09%) HFM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (18.18%) Star Schema
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (90.91%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) ETL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) SAP MDM Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Informatica Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Informatica ETL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Management Accountant
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Master Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle ETL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Change Management
1 8 (72.73%) Data Management
1 8 (72.73%) Master Data Management
1 8 (72.73%) User Stories
2 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
2 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ACCA
1 1 (9.09%) CIMA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Informatica
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Hyperion