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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 159 156 208
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +52
Contract jobs citing Life Science 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.063% 0.087% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.22% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £163 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -56.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-46.34% +2.50%
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
1291 1389 2224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.62% 40.05% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1073 1723
Median daily rate £505 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 40
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £28.00 £22.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

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 3 December 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) Scrum
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Axis
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (33.33%) Guice
3 2 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (33.33%) Apache CXF
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Kafka
3 2 (33.33%) Gradle
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) GitLab
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Spring Boot

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
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Eloqua
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 3 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 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%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Axis
1 2 (33.33%) Apache CXF
1 2 (33.33%) Guice
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) JDBC
1 2 (33.33%) JMS
1 2 (33.33%) JPA
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) Kafka
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
1 2 (33.33%) Spring Boot
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) WSDL
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Competitive Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) Microservices
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) ECMAScript
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 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
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com