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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 190 198 183
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing Life Science 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.020% 0.067% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.053% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £625 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £650
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -10.52%
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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
1902 2281 2065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.52% 37.92% 36.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1487 1670 1610
Average daily rate £460 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 51
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.98% -5.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) PLM
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5 Canvas
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) PLM
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle