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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 493 538 507
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -31
Contract jobs citing Life Science 90 44 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.087% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 9
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£450 £423 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £558 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £475 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £82.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -66.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.00 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £28.00 £96.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £82.50
Life Science
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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
15548 15970 13780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.77% 31.76% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 9990 8444
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 624 631
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.50 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 +6 29 £600 +19.94% 15
North West +4 28 £450 -
London +8 20 £296 -27.74% 7
Yorkshire - 9 £375 - 2
West Midlands -10 2 - -
East of England +21 1 - - 7
Life Science
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Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 43 (29.05%) Manufacturing
2 37 (25.00%) Project Management
3 35 (23.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 31 (20.95%) Oracle
5 26 (17.57%) Finance
6 20 (13.51%) Microsoft
7 19 (12.84%) MS PowerPoint
8 18 (12.16%) MS Project
8 18 (12.16%) PRINCE2
8 18 (12.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 17 (11.49%) SQL
9 17 (11.49%) MS Excel
10 16 (10.81%) Degree
10 16 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (10.14%) SAP
12 14 (9.46%) Windows
13 13 (8.78%) Business Analysis
14 12 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (8.11%) Migration
15 11 (7.43%) Citrix
16 10 (6.76%) ITIL
16 10 (6.76%) Validation
16 10 (6.76%) Programme Management
16 10 (6.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 10 (6.76%) QA
17 9 (6.08%) Use Case
17 9 (6.08%) Service Delivery
17 9 (6.08%) CRM
17 9 (6.08%) MS Office
17 9 (6.08%) .NET

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (2.70%) IIS
2 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.03%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.03%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.35%) Apache
3 2 (1.35%) SAS
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.68%) CMS400.NET
4 1 (0.68%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 19 (12.84%) MS PowerPoint
2 18 (12.16%) MS Project
3 17 (11.49%) MS Excel
4 9 (6.08%) MS Office
5 4 (2.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.68%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 10 (6.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.38%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (3.38%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (3.38%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (3.38%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (3.38%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (2.70%) Primavera
3 4 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (2.70%) SmartPlant
4 2 (1.35%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.35%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.68%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.68%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.68%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.38%) Office 365
2 2 (1.35%) Yammer
2 2 (1.35%) Veeva
3 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.73%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (4.05%) SSL
2 6 (4.05%) Firewall
3 4 (2.70%) VPN
3 4 (2.70%) WAN
3 4 (2.70%) Wireless
4 3 (2.03%) iSCSI
4 3 (2.03%) NAS
4 3 (2.03%) SAN
4 3 (2.03%) DNS
5 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.35%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.35%) MPLS
5 2 (1.35%) OSPF
5 2 (1.35%) BGP
5 2 (1.35%) LAN
5 2 (1.35%) DHCP
5 2 (1.35%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) Oracle Database
1 7 (4.73%) Relational Database
1 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
1 7 (4.73%) RDBMS
2 6 (4.05%) MySQL
3 5 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.38%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.70%) MS Access
5 3 (2.03%) QlikView
5 3 (2.03%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.35%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.35%) Big Data
6 2 (1.35%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.68%) OLAP
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.68%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) NetBeans
1 5 (3.38%) Eclipse
1 5 (3.38%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.70%) Rational Rose
2 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.35%) ERwin
General
1 43 (29.05%) Manufacturing
2 35 (23.65%) Pharmaceutical
3 26 (17.57%) Finance
4 4 (2.70%) Retail
5 3 (2.03%) Marketing
5 3 (2.03%) Local Government
6 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) German Language
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (22.97%) Analyst
2 19 (12.84%) Business Analyst
3 14 (9.46%) Architect
3 14 (9.46%) Project Manager
3 14 (9.46%) Developer
4 13 (8.78%) Change Manager
4 13 (8.78%) Business Change Manager
4 13 (8.78%) Business Manager
5 10 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (3.38%) Consultant
6 5 (3.38%) Software Developer
7 4 (2.70%) Programmer
7 4 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (2.70%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 4 (2.70%) Oracle Architect
8 3 (2.03%) Solutions Analyst
8 3 (2.03%) PMO Lead
8 3 (2.03%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (2.03%) Security Analyst
8 3 (2.03%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.08%) .NET
2 5 (3.38%) JavaFX
2 5 (3.38%) JFace
2 5 (3.38%) JFreeChart
2 5 (3.38%) XML
2 5 (3.38%) Swing
3 2 (1.35%) HTML
3 2 (1.35%) Web Services
3 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.35%) CSS
3 2 (1.35%) Visualforce
3 2 (1.35%) jQuery
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.68%) REST
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.41%) Visualisation
3 6 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.05%) Economics
4 5 (3.38%) Chemistry
4 5 (3.38%) User Experience
5 4 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.03%) Biotechnology
6 3 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.03%) PKI
6 3 (2.03%) NHS
7 2 (1.35%) W3C
7 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.35%) Replication
7 2 (1.35%) Linked Data
7 2 (1.35%) Ontologies
7 2 (1.35%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.68%) Celerra
8 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.46%) Windows
2 4 (2.70%) Windows 7
2 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.03%) UNIX
3 3 (2.03%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.35%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.35%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.00%) Project Management
2 18 (12.16%) PRINCE2
2 18 (12.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 13 (8.78%) Business Analysis
4 12 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (8.11%) Migration
5 10 (6.76%) ITIL
5 10 (6.76%) Validation
5 10 (6.76%) Programme Management
6 9 (6.08%) Use Case
6 9 (6.08%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.08%) CRM
7 8 (5.41%) PLM
8 7 (4.73%) Change Control
8 7 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.05%) ERP
9 6 (4.05%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (4.05%) BPMN
9 6 (4.05%) Data Protection
10 5 (3.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.49%) SQL
2 8 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.73%) C#
3 7 (4.73%) Java
3 7 (4.73%) Python
4 6 (4.05%) VB.NET
4 6 (4.05%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.38%) Groovy
6 3 (2.03%) XAML
6 3 (2.03%) VB
7 2 (1.35%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.35%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.35%) SPARQL
8 1 (0.68%) R
8 1 (0.68%) VB6
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (10.81%) Degree
2 3 (2.03%) CISMP
2 3 (2.03%) CISM
2 3 (2.03%) MCSE
2 3 (2.03%) CISSP
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.35%) ISEB
3 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.35%) PMP
3 2 (1.35%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.35%) MBA
4 1 (0.68%) CCENT
4 1 (0.68%) CCEE
4 1 (0.68%) CCAA
4 1 (0.68%) CBAP
4 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.68%) CCA
4 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.68%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) QA
2 6 (4.05%) GxP
3 5 (3.38%) GAMP
4 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.35%) GMP
7 1 (0.68%) CDISC
7 1 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.35%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.35%) XenApp
3 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.68%) Xen
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.68%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (1.35%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 31 (20.95%) Oracle
2 20 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.14%) SAP
4 11 (7.43%) Citrix
5 7 (4.73%) VMware
5 7 (4.73%) Cisco
6 6 (4.05%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.38%) Clearswift
8 4 (2.70%) Ariba
8 4 (2.70%) JD Edwards
8 4 (2.70%) Intergraph
9 3 (2.03%) Kaspersky
9 3 (2.03%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.03%) Lotus
9 3 (2.03%) EMC
10 2 (1.35%) Nortel
10 2 (1.35%) Embarcadero
10 2 (1.35%) Avaya
10 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.35%) AppSense
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