The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 117 131 137
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing Life Science 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.38% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £365 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.06%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £29.50 £25.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.88% -
Life Science
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
744 800 813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.18% 28.91% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 424 429
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £516 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 85 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £36.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.94% +37.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -14.63%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 East of England

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Life Science across the East of England region.

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Life Science
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the East of England region.

Life Science Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 2
Essex -2 2 - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 East of England region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Biology
4 4 (33.33%) Bioinformatics
5 3 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (25.00%) Validation
5 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (25.00%) jQuery
5 3 (25.00%) Time Management
5 3 (25.00%) Base SAS
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) SAP
5 3 (25.00%) CSS
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) Perl
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) SAS
5 3 (25.00%) FTP
5 3 (25.00%) NFS
5 3 (25.00%) IBM
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (25.00%) Shell Script

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Base SAS
1 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (16.67%) Automotive
3 2 (16.67%) Electronics
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Programmer
1 3 (25.00%) SAS Programmer
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Control Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Python Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (8.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (8.33%) Hardware Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Information Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) CSS3
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) HTML5
1 3 (25.00%) jQuery
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) Django
2 2 (16.67%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) D3.js
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) JSP
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (33.33%) Biology
3 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (8.33%) NHS
4 1 (8.33%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Bioinformatics
2 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (25.00%) SDLC
2 3 (25.00%) Time Management
2 3 (25.00%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Web Design
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Content Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Python
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
2 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Docker
1 3 (25.00%) GPFS
1 3 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Ganglia
1 3 (25.00%) Nagios
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) IBM
1 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (25.00%) SAP