The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biology in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Biology
Rank 605 598 601
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Biology 9 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.034% 0.010%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.059% 0.10% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Biology
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15130 16749 16870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.60% 33.46% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9835 10681 10852
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 718 709
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

Biology
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Biology as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Biology Jobs Demand Trend in England

Biology
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Biology Daily Rate Trend in England

Biology
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Biology across the England region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Biology Daily Rate Histogram in England

Biology
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Biology Hourly Rate Trend in England

Biology
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the England region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
East of England -5 4 - - 8
South East - 3 £420 - 1
South West - 2 £288 - 1
Biology
UK

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Biology 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 England region with a requirement for Biology.

1 12 (50.00%) Degree
2 11 (45.83%) Chemistry
3 10 (41.67%) Life Science
3 10 (41.67%) Unix
3 10 (41.67%) Linux
3 10 (41.67%) Project Management
4 9 (37.50%) Python
4 9 (37.50%) C
4 9 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 8 (33.33%) Bioinformatics
5 8 (33.33%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (25.00%) Programme Management
6 6 (25.00%) Web Development
6 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (25.00%) PMI Certification
6 6 (25.00%) Perl
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (25.00%) Line Management
6 6 (25.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 6 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
7 5 (20.83%) Open Source Development
7 5 (20.83%) Open Source
7 5 (20.83%) Big Data
7 5 (20.83%) GitHub
7 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (20.83%) OO
7 5 (20.83%) TDD
7 5 (20.83%) Computer Science

Biology
Top Related IT Skills in 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 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
1 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 5 (20.83%) Big Data
3 3 (12.50%) GIS
3 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 6 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Python Software Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Transformation Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Transformation Project Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Development Project Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Junior
8 1 (4.17%) Junior Project Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Research Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Development Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Unix Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Swing
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) Lucene
2 1 (4.17%) Spring
2 1 (4.17%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Chemistry
2 10 (41.67%) Life Science
3 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
3 5 (20.83%) Informatics
4 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (12.50%) Algorithms
5 3 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (12.50%) Ontologies
5 3 (12.50%) PMI
6 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
6 1 (4.17%) Linked Data
6 1 (4.17%) Semantic Web
6 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
1 10 (41.67%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Project Management
2 8 (33.33%) Bioinformatics
2 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 6 (25.00%) Line Management
3 6 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 6 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
3 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (25.00%) Web Development
4 5 (20.83%) OO
4 5 (20.83%) Open Source
4 5 (20.83%) Open Source Development
4 5 (20.83%) TDD
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) Prototyping
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.17%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C
1 9 (37.50%) Python
2 6 (25.00%) Perl
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Degree
2 6 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (12.50%) PMP
3 3 (12.50%) Postgraduate
4 2 (8.33%) APMP
4 2 (8.33%) PhD
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) GxP
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
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