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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 187 201 194
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing Life Science 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.039% 0.066% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.17% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£313 £286 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.17% -32.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £506 £500 £279
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +79.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £82.50
% change year-on-year
-29.41% -48.48%
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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
1901 2381 2216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.03% 39.25% 37.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1444 1746 1676
Average daily rate £450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 46 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 2015.

Life Science Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Life Science
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Rose
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) PLM
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) BPMN

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Support Assistant
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) PLM
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) BPMN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle