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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 529 521 552
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +31
Contract jobs citing Life Science 83 92 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.18% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.56% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 45 23
Median daily rate £375 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £254 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £615 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £506 £475
% change year-on-year
-24.69% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 1
Median hourly rate £22.48 £42.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.11% +51.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-28.40% -
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
16654 16562 16606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.59% 32.16% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10975 10192 10281
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 629 726
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.90 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+16.40% -7.23%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the England region over the 3 months to 2 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
North West +2 33 £335 -25.55%
South East -18 22 £444 -26.04% 7
London -32 15 £375 +26.58% 12
South West - 6 £400 -
North East - 4 - -
East of England +1 3 - - 11
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 England region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 76 (49.67%) Manufacturing
2 48 (31.37%) Pharmaceutical
3 34 (22.22%) Degree
4 28 (18.30%) Project Management
4 28 (18.30%) SAP
5 26 (16.99%) Finance
6 23 (15.03%) SQL
6 23 (15.03%) Windows
7 22 (14.38%) Microsoft
8 19 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (11.11%) Computer Science
10 17 (11.11%) Marketing
10 17 (11.11%) Migration
10 17 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 17 (11.11%) Windows Server
11 16 (10.46%) Business Analysis
12 13 (8.50%) GAP Analysis
12 13 (8.50%) JavaScript
12 13 (8.50%) HTML
12 13 (8.50%) Oracle
12 13 (8.50%) PRINCE2
12 13 (8.50%) Logistics
13 12 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (7.84%) SQL Server
13 12 (7.84%) Data Mining
13 12 (7.84%) Active Directory
13 12 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (7.19%) VMware
14 11 (7.19%) Management Information System

Life Science
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 5 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.61%) IIS
3 3 (1.96%) CMS
3 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.31%) concrete5
4 2 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.31%) WordPress
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.65%) Node.js
5 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.54%) MS Office
3 9 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.96%) MS Project
4 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.96%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.27%) SAP MM
2 5 (3.27%) SAP PP
2 5 (3.27%) SAP PP-PI
2 5 (3.27%) SAP QM
3 4 (2.61%) Radian6
4 3 (1.96%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.65%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.65%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.65%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.96%) Office 365
2 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.92%) Firewall
2 5 (3.27%) FTP
3 4 (2.61%) Modbus
3 4 (2.61%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.96%) DNS
4 3 (1.96%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.96%) Network Security
5 2 (1.31%) Internet
5 2 (1.31%) LAN
5 2 (1.31%) SSL
5 2 (1.31%) VoIP
5 2 (1.31%) WAN
5 2 (1.31%) WebEx
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.65%) DHCP
6 1 (0.65%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.84%) Data Mining
1 12 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.58%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (4.58%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.27%) Big Data
5 4 (2.61%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.31%) DB2
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.31%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (1.31%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.65%) GIS
8 1 (0.65%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.88%) JIRA
2 5 (3.27%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.61%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.96%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.96%) Subversion
5 2 (1.31%) GitLab
5 2 (1.31%) Gradle
5 2 (1.31%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.31%) Maven
6 1 (0.65%) EasyMock
6 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.65%) JUnit
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.65%) Mocha
6 1 (0.65%) MSI
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.65%) Toad
General
1 76 (49.67%) Manufacturing
2 48 (31.37%) Pharmaceutical
3 26 (16.99%) Finance
4 17 (11.11%) Marketing
5 3 (1.96%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.96%) Publishing
5 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Automotive
6 2 (1.31%) Electronics
6 2 (1.31%) Law
6 2 (1.31%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (29.41%) Analyst
2 25 (16.34%) Business Analyst
3 22 (14.38%) Consultant
4 18 (11.76%) Developer
5 14 (9.15%) SAP Consultant
6 13 (8.50%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.88%) Architect
8 8 (5.23%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
8 8 (5.23%) Supply Chain Consultant
8 8 (5.23%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.58%) Administrator
9 7 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.27%) SAP QM Consultant
10 5 (3.27%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.27%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (3.27%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.61%) C# Developer
11 4 (2.61%) Data Analyst
11 4 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.50%) HTML
2 11 (7.19%) CSS
2 11 (7.19%) jQuery
3 8 (5.23%) HTML5
4 7 (4.58%) Web Services
5 6 (3.92%) JSON
5 6 (3.92%) XML
6 5 (3.27%) .NET
6 5 (3.27%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.61%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.61%) CSS3
7 4 (2.61%) REST
7 4 (2.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.96%) Django
8 3 (1.96%) J2EE
8 3 (1.96%) SOAP
8 3 (1.96%) Spring
9 2 (1.31%) JMS
9 2 (1.31%) Middleware
9 2 (1.31%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.19%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.54%) Biology
5 6 (3.92%) User Experience
6 5 (3.27%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.27%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.27%) Social Media
6 5 (3.27%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.61%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.61%) Informatics
7 4 (2.61%) iPad
7 4 (2.61%) LIMS
8 3 (1.96%) Biotechnology
8 3 (1.96%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.96%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.96%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.96%) FMCG
8 3 (1.96%) Physics
8 3 (1.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.03%) Windows
2 17 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (6.54%) Linux
5 9 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.92%) Unix
8 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.61%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.96%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.31%) Solaris
11 2 (1.31%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.30%) Project Management
2 19 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (11.11%) Migration
4 16 (10.46%) Business Analysis
5 13 (8.50%) GAP Analysis
5 13 (8.50%) Logistics
5 13 (8.50%) PRINCE2
6 12 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (7.19%) ITIL
8 10 (6.54%) Analytics
9 9 (5.88%) Bioinformatics
9 9 (5.88%) Data Management
9 9 (5.88%) IT Governance
9 9 (5.88%) User Stories
9 9 (5.88%) Validation
10 8 (5.23%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.23%) Quality Management
10 8 (5.23%) Service Management
10 8 (5.23%) Strategic Planning
10 8 (5.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.03%) SQL
2 13 (8.50%) JavaScript
3 11 (7.19%) Python
4 8 (5.23%) Java
4 8 (5.23%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.27%) C#
5 5 (3.27%) Perl
6 2 (1.31%) C++
6 2 (1.31%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.31%) R
7 1 (0.65%) ABAP
7 1 (0.65%) Groovy
7 1 (0.65%) PHP
7 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (22.22%) Degree
2 5 (3.27%) PhD
3 4 (2.61%) DBS Check
3 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.96%) CBAP
4 3 (1.96%) MCP
4 3 (1.96%) MCSE
4 3 (1.96%) PMP
5 2 (1.31%) CCNA
5 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.31%) MCSA
5 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.31%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.31%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) CCENT
6 1 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.65%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.65%) EMCSA
6 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.88%) QA
2 5 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 12 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.92%) Docker
4 5 (3.27%) GPFS
4 5 (3.27%) NFS
5 4 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.65%) HDFS
6 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.92%) SCCM
2 5 (3.27%) Ganglia
2 5 (3.27%) Nagios
2 5 (3.27%) Puppet
3 2 (1.31%) SCOM
3 2 (1.31%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (18.30%) SAP
2 22 (14.38%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.50%) Oracle
4 11 (7.19%) Citrix
4 11 (7.19%) VMware
5 9 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.23%) Cisco
6 8 (5.23%) IBM
7 7 (4.58%) HP
7 7 (4.58%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (3.92%) Wyse
9 5 (3.27%) Adobe
10 4 (2.61%) Facebook
10 4 (2.61%) Siemens
10 4 (2.61%) Sysomos
11 3 (1.96%) AppSense
11 3 (1.96%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.96%) Tableau
12 2 (1.31%) Google
12 2 (1.31%) Polycom