The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 520 530 503
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -27
Contract jobs citing Life Science 59 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.045% 0.070%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 13
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£450 £339 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.93% -20.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £322 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £588 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £325 £650
% change year-on-year
+49.23% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £40.00
Life Science
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
15290 14865 13381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.84% 31.74% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10003 9386 8026
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £238
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 593 625 763
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.27 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% +6.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in England

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in England

Life Science
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Life Science Daily Rate Histogram in England

Life Science
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Life Science Hourly Rate Trend in England

Life Science
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Life Science Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Life Science
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 Life Science within the England region over the 3 months to 24 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
South East -20 19 £525 +55.09% 5
North West +3 16 £501 +59.12%
London +21 14 £400 -28.88% 9
Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
East of England -10 2 £490 - 8
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
North East - - - -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 31 (26.27%) Oracle
2 21 (17.80%) SQL
2 21 (17.80%) Windows
3 20 (16.95%) Microsoft
3 20 (16.95%) Degree
4 19 (16.10%) UNIX
5 18 (15.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 17 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (14.41%) Linux
7 15 (12.71%) XML
7 15 (12.71%) Java
8 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (10.17%) PL/SQL
10 11 (9.32%) Project Management
10 11 (9.32%) Migration
10 11 (9.32%) Relational Database
11 10 (8.47%) HTML
11 10 (8.47%) JavaScript
12 9 (7.63%) MySQL
12 9 (7.63%) SAP
12 9 (7.63%) MS Excel
12 9 (7.63%) RDF
12 9 (7.63%) Cisco
12 9 (7.63%) Bioinformatics
12 9 (7.63%) Ontologies
12 9 (7.63%) Ajax
12 9 (7.63%) Windows 7
12 9 (7.63%) Visualisation
12 9 (7.63%) NoSQL
12 9 (7.63%) Data Integration

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
1 3 (2.54%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.69%) Node.js
2 2 (1.69%) SAS
2 2 (1.69%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.85%) IIS
3 1 (0.85%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.39%) MS Office
3 3 (2.54%) MS Project
4 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.85%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.85%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.85%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (5.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (4.24%) SmartPlant
3 3 (2.54%) SAP ERP
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.85%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.85%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.85%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.78%) Internet
2 7 (5.93%) Wireless
3 6 (5.08%) NAS
3 6 (5.08%) WAN
3 6 (5.08%) FTP
4 5 (4.24%) HTTP
5 4 (3.39%) LAN
5 4 (3.39%) MPLS
5 4 (3.39%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.54%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (2.54%) OSPF
6 3 (2.54%) BGP
6 3 (2.54%) EIGRP
6 3 (2.54%) DHCP
6 3 (2.54%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.54%) DNS
6 3 (2.54%) SAN
6 3 (2.54%) DMZ
6 3 (2.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.32%) Relational Database
2 9 (7.63%) NoSQL
2 9 (7.63%) MySQL
3 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.24%) Spotfire
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.54%) MS Access
5 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.54%) SAP BW
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.69%) Triplestore
6 2 (1.69%) Text Mining
6 2 (1.69%) QlikView
6 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.69%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.39%) ERwin
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.85%) Dreamweaver
General
1 18 (15.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (6.78%) Finance
3 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.54%) Local Government
5 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Czech Language
6 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 15 (12.71%) Architect
1 15 (12.71%) Analyst
2 11 (9.32%) Project Manager
2 11 (9.32%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (8.47%) Developer
3 10 (8.47%) Project Leader
4 7 (5.93%) Ontologist
5 6 (5.08%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.08%) Software Project Leader
6 4 (3.39%) Oracle Architect
6 4 (3.39%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 4 (3.39%) Web Developer
6 4 (3.39%) Support Analyst
6 4 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (2.54%) Rollout Engineer
7 3 (2.54%) Technical Project Leader
7 3 (2.54%) Programmer
8 2 (1.69%) Data Scientist
8 2 (1.69%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (1.69%) Supply Chain Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.71%) XML
2 10 (8.47%) HTML
3 9 (7.63%) Ajax
4 8 (6.78%) XSLT
5 7 (5.93%) .NET
6 6 (5.08%) JDBC
6 6 (5.08%) JSP
6 6 (5.08%) Servlets
6 6 (5.08%) DHTML
6 6 (5.08%) Web Services
6 6 (5.08%) GWT
7 4 (3.39%) REST
7 4 (3.39%) WSDL
7 4 (3.39%) SOAP
8 3 (2.54%) Middleware
8 3 (2.54%) jQuery
8 3 (2.54%) HTML5
9 2 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.69%) SAP Basis
9 2 (1.69%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.63%) Visualisation
2 9 (7.63%) Ontologies
2 9 (7.63%) Data Integration
3 8 (6.78%) Semantic Web
4 7 (5.93%) Biology
4 7 (5.93%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.93%) W3C
5 6 (5.08%) Mathematics
5 6 (5.08%) Linked Data
6 4 (3.39%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.54%) Statistics
7 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.69%) Informatics
8 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.69%) NHS
8 2 (1.69%) iPad
8 2 (1.69%) Open Source
8 2 (1.69%) User Experience
9 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.80%) Windows
2 19 (16.10%) UNIX
3 17 (14.41%) Linux
4 9 (7.63%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.54%) Windows Vista
6 3 (2.54%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.69%) Solaris
8 1 (0.85%) Android
8 1 (0.85%) CentOS
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (9.32%) Migration
2 11 (9.32%) Project Management
3 9 (7.63%) RDF
3 9 (7.63%) Bioinformatics
4 7 (5.93%) PLM
4 7 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (5.93%) Validation
5 6 (5.08%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (5.08%) Build Automation
5 6 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (5.08%) Software Engineering
5 6 (5.08%) PRINCE2
5 6 (5.08%) ERP
5 6 (5.08%) Mentoring
6 5 (4.24%) Analytics
6 5 (4.24%) CRM
6 5 (4.24%) ITIL
6 5 (4.24%) Business Analysis
6 5 (4.24%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.80%) SQL
2 15 (12.71%) Java
3 12 (10.17%) PL/SQL
4 10 (8.47%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.63%) SPARQL
6 7 (5.93%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.93%) Perl
7 6 (5.08%) C#
7 6 (5.08%) Python
8 5 (4.24%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.39%) R
10 3 (2.54%) XAML
10 3 (2.54%) PHP
11 2 (1.69%) XPath
12 1 (0.85%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.85%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.85%) C++
12 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (16.95%) Degree
2 4 (3.39%) CCNP
2 4 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.39%) CCNA
3 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.54%) MCSE
4 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.85%) ACSP
5 1 (0.85%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.85%) MCSA
5 1 (0.85%) PhD
5 1 (0.85%) CCIP
5 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.85%) RHCE
5 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.85%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.85%) ACSA
5 1 (0.85%) MCDST
5 1 (0.85%) MCTS
5 1 (0.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) GxP
2 4 (3.39%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) CDISC
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.85%) GPFS
3 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.85%) Nagios
2 1 (0.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.85%) yum
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (26.27%) Oracle
2 20 (16.95%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.63%) SAP
3 9 (7.63%) Cisco
4 6 (5.08%) Nortel
4 6 (5.08%) Ariba
5 5 (4.24%) HP
5 5 (4.24%) Avaya
6 4 (3.39%) Intergraph
6 4 (3.39%) Axway
6 4 (3.39%) Business Objects
6 4 (3.39%) Embarcadero
6 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.54%) Citrix
7 3 (2.54%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.69%) BT
8 2 (1.69%) VMware
8 2 (1.69%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
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