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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Biology
Rank 584 551 535
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -16
Contract jobs citing Biology 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.008% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.007% 0.027% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00
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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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15352 14936 13559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.79% 31.68% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10052 9431 8133
Average daily rate £424 £405 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 628 765
Average hourly rate £17.13 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.45% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

Biology
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Biology across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 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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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
London - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - - 10
Biology
UK

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Biology 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 Biology.

1 15 (88.24%) Java
1 15 (88.24%) Bioinformatics
2 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 14 (82.35%) Degree
2 14 (82.35%) Computer Science
3 11 (64.71%) DHTML
3 11 (64.71%) HTML
3 11 (64.71%) JSP
3 11 (64.71%) XML
3 11 (64.71%) Linux
3 11 (64.71%) Ajax
4 10 (58.82%) SQL
5 9 (52.94%) MySQL
5 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
6 8 (47.06%) Oracle
6 8 (47.06%) JDBC
6 8 (47.06%) UNIX
6 8 (47.06%) Spring
6 8 (47.06%) Mathematics
6 8 (47.06%) jQuery
7 7 (41.18%) Perl
7 7 (41.18%) CSS
7 7 (41.18%) Tomcat
7 7 (41.18%) Scrum
7 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (41.18%) Life Science
7 7 (41.18%) REST
7 7 (41.18%) Relational Database
8 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
8 6 (35.29%) Servlets

Biology
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Biology 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 Biology. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (41.18%) Tomcat
2 6 (35.29%) Apache
3 3 (17.65%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) MySQL
2 7 (41.18%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Maven
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
1 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
1 2 (11.76%) Mockito
1 2 (11.76%) Hamcrest
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 5 (29.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
1 6 (35.29%) Project Leader
1 6 (35.29%) Software Project Leader
2 5 (29.41%) UI Developer
2 5 (29.41%) UI Programmer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) DHTML
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) JSP
1 11 (64.71%) XML
1 11 (64.71%) Ajax
2 8 (47.06%) jQuery
2 8 (47.06%) Spring
2 8 (47.06%) JDBC
3 7 (41.18%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) REST
4 6 (35.29%) GWT
4 6 (35.29%) XSLT
4 6 (35.29%) Servlets
4 6 (35.29%) Web Services
4 6 (35.29%) Hibernate
5 5 (29.41%) Apache Wicket
5 5 (29.41%) HTML5
5 5 (29.41%) JSON
5 5 (29.41%) SOAP
5 5 (29.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (82.35%) Computer Science
2 8 (47.06%) Mathematics
3 7 (41.18%) Life Science
4 6 (35.29%) Data Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Open Source
5 2 (11.76%) Chemistry
6 1 (5.88%) Wiki
6 1 (5.88%) Social Media
6 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
6 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 8 (47.06%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Bioinformatics
2 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
3 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Build Automation
4 6 (35.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) MVC
6 2 (11.76%) Validation
6 2 (11.76%) UML
6 2 (11.76%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Test-First Development
6 2 (11.76%) Web Development
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Java
2 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) Perl
5 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
5 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
6 4 (23.53%) Python
7 2 (11.76%) R
8 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
8 1 (5.88%) C++
8 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Postgraduate
2 1 (5.88%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Nagios
1 1 (5.88%) Ganglia
1 1 (5.88%) yum
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat