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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 146 191 200
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +9
Contract jobs citing Life Science 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.020% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.051% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate £225 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £400 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-39.31% -14.70%
Life Science
London

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
1266 1974 2331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.23% 38.55% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 1540 1690
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 36
Average hourly rate £19.99 £17.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% -10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £27.37 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science across the City of London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Life Science Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) Spring
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) EasyMock
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 2 (33.33%) Groovy
3 2 (33.33%) Node.js
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) API Development
3 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 2 (33.33%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (33.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) EasyMock
1 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) Toad
General
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Angular Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Deskside Support
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Node.js Developer
1 2 (33.33%) PHP Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Digital Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) DOM
1 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) JAXB
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) SAX
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) XSD
1 2 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) API Development
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Coaching
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
1 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 2 (33.33%) SDLC
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) UML
1 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Online Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Groovy
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) PHP
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Intel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle