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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 131 123 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.18% 0.16% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£490 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £47.50
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
793 697 769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 28.03% 28.72% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 339 352
Average daily rate £350 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 101 93
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £20.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +51.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 7
Life Science
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 9 (90.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 8 (80.00%) MySQL
2 8 (80.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) Bioinformatics
2 8 (80.00%) Ajax
2 8 (80.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 7 (70.00%) PL/SQL
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) DHTML
4 6 (60.00%) Perl
4 6 (60.00%) JDBC
4 6 (60.00%) JSP
4 6 (60.00%) Servlets
4 6 (60.00%) XSLT
4 6 (60.00%) UNIX
4 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (60.00%) GWT
4 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
4 6 (60.00%) Biology
4 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (60.00%) Data Integration
4 6 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (60.00%) Build Automation
5 3 (30.00%) Validation

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) MySQL
1 8 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (10.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Software Project Leader
1 6 (60.00%) Project Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
1 8 (80.00%) XML
1 8 (80.00%) Ajax
2 6 (60.00%) DHTML
2 6 (60.00%) JDBC
2 6 (60.00%) JSP
2 6 (60.00%) Servlets
2 6 (60.00%) XSLT
2 6 (60.00%) GWT
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) REST
3 2 (20.00%) CSS3
3 2 (20.00%) Dojo
3 2 (20.00%) YUI
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) Sass
3 2 (20.00%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (60.00%) Biology
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (60.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Bioinformatics
2 6 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Build Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Web Design
4 2 (20.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (70.00%) PL/SQL
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) Perl
4 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Twitter
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft