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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 151 194 210
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +16
Contract jobs citing Life Science 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.086% 0.036% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.098% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £375 £313 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +108.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £506 £475
% change year-on-year
-26.91% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-28.40% -
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
1293 2048 2398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.03% 37.25% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1050 1567 1796
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 36
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £14.56 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £69.40 £44.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (42.86%) REST
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) JSON
2 3 (42.86%) Marketing
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 3 (42.86%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) JDBC
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) JMS
3 2 (28.57%) IntelliJ
3 2 (28.57%) WSDL

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (14.29%) Big Data
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 2 (28.57%) GitLab
2 2 (28.57%) Gradle
2 2 (28.57%) IntelliJ
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
3 1 (14.29%) EasyMock
3 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Law
4 1 (14.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) AWS Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Deskside Support
2 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Angular Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Node.js Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Digital Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE
2 3 (42.86%) JSON
2 3 (42.86%) REST
2 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Axis
3 2 (28.57%) Apache CXF
3 2 (28.57%) Guice
3 2 (28.57%) JDBC
3 2 (28.57%) JMS
3 2 (28.57%) JPA
3 2 (28.57%) Kafka
3 2 (28.57%) Spring Boot
3 2 (28.57%) WSDL
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) DOM
4 1 (14.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
1 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) Competitive Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Kanban
2 2 (28.57%) Line Management
2 2 (28.57%) Microservices
2 2 (28.57%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Market Research
3 1 (14.29%) Online Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Quantitative Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Google
2 2 (28.57%) Intel
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Cognos
3 1 (14.29%) IBM