The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
London / City of London
Rank 154 148 188
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +40
Contract jobs citing Life Science 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.067% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.16% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £425 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +31.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £490
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -23.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 - £32.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1120 1214 1942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.51% 40.47% 38.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 926 1529
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 27
Median hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £13.00 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.60 £22.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Life Science across the City of London region.

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Life Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Spring Boot
3 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) JMS
3 2 (33.33%) IntelliJ
3 2 (33.33%) WSDL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) JDBC
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) J2EE
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) GitLab
1 2 (33.33%) Gradle
1 2 (33.33%) IntelliJ
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) Babel
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Law
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Elasticsearch Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Software Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (33.33%) Apache Axis
2 2 (33.33%) Apache CXF
2 2 (33.33%) Guice
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (33.33%) JDBC
2 2 (33.33%) JMS
2 2 (33.33%) JPA
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) Kafka
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) Spring Boot
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) WSDL
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) React
3 1 (16.67%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Competitive Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) ECMAScript
3 1 (16.67%) JSX
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Legato
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Google
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle