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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
UK / England
Rank 470 536 524
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -12
Contract jobs citing Life Science 103 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 0.50% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 30 33
Median daily rate £431 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.47% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £365 £480
% change year-on-year
+13.90% -23.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Median hourly rate £22.90 £34.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.64% -15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -45.00%

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
13011 14865 14548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.08% 31.13% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8433 9736 9095
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 540 602
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +17.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +25.22%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
South East +28 35 £420 -25.33% 6
London +26 34 £450 +32.35% 16
North West +27 14 £388 +9.15% 4
East of England +7 11 £313 -10.71% 16
East Midlands +3 2 - -
South West - 2 £601 - 1
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 62 (33.51%) Pharmaceutical
2 53 (28.65%) Manufacturing
3 45 (24.32%) Degree
4 41 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (20.54%) SAP
6 28 (15.14%) Microsoft
7 27 (14.59%) Project Management
8 24 (12.97%) Oracle
9 23 (12.43%) Java
9 23 (12.43%) Scrum
10 20 (10.81%) TDD
10 20 (10.81%) SQL
10 20 (10.81%) Windows
11 19 (10.27%) Migration
11 19 (10.27%) Computer Science
12 18 (9.73%) Data Management
12 18 (9.73%) CRM
13 17 (9.19%) MS Excel
13 17 (9.19%) Validation
13 17 (9.19%) BDD
14 16 (8.65%) QA
14 16 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (8.65%) Finance
14 16 (8.65%) Change Management
15 14 (7.57%) Active Directory
15 14 (7.57%) SharePoint
15 14 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (7.57%) XML
16 13 (7.03%) SQL Server
16 13 (7.03%) Salesforce.com

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 14 (7.57%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.95%) Documentum
3 8 (4.32%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (4.32%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.24%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.70%) SAS
6 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.62%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.08%) Apache
8 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.08%) IIS
8 2 (1.08%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.08%) nginx
9 1 (0.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (9.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.24%) MS Office
3 3 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.62%) S-PLUS
3 3 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (7.03%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (6.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (5.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (2.16%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.62%) NetSuite
5 3 (1.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (1.62%) SAP EHS
6 2 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (1.08%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.54%) Primavera
7 1 (0.54%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.54%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.54%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.49%) Office 365
2 11 (5.95%) SaaS
3 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.32%) Yammer
5 6 (3.24%) Veeva
6 3 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.08%) Force.com
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle CX
7 2 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.78%) DNS
2 5 (2.70%) HTTP
2 5 (2.70%) VoIP
3 4 (2.16%) DHCP
3 4 (2.16%) NAS
3 4 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.62%) Firewall
4 3 (1.62%) Internet
5 2 (1.08%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.08%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.08%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.08%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.08%) LAN
5 2 (1.08%) LDAP
5 2 (1.08%) SAN
5 2 (1.08%) SSL
5 2 (1.08%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.54%) VSAN
6 1 (0.54%) WAN
6 1 (0.54%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.32%) MySQL
3 7 (3.78%) Big Data
4 5 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.70%) Pentaho
5 4 (2.16%) Spotfire
6 3 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.08%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (1.08%) DB2
7 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.08%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.54%) QlikView
8 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.54%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.70%) JIRA
3 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
General
1 62 (33.51%) Pharmaceutical
2 53 (28.65%) Manufacturing
3 16 (8.65%) Finance
4 11 (5.95%) Retail
5 8 (4.32%) Marketing
6 7 (3.78%) Legal
7 3 (1.62%) Law
7 3 (1.62%) Publishing
8 2 (1.08%) Back Office
9 1 (0.54%) Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Local Government
9 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (20.00%) Analyst
2 25 (13.51%) Developer
3 19 (10.27%) Consultant
4 18 (9.73%) Architect
5 16 (8.65%) Business Analyst
5 16 (8.65%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.86%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 9 (4.86%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.32%) SAP Consultant
7 8 (4.32%) Scala Developer
8 7 (3.78%) Documentum Architect
8 7 (3.78%) Java Developer
8 7 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.24%) Change Manager
10 5 (2.70%) Data Business Analyst
10 5 (2.70%) Functional Consultant
10 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Consultant
10 5 (2.70%) Quality Manager
11 4 (2.16%) Python Developer
11 4 (2.16%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.57%) XML
2 11 (5.95%) COM
3 9 (4.86%) Web Services
4 7 (3.78%) Akka
4 7 (3.78%) Play Framework
5 6 (3.24%) CSS
5 6 (3.24%) HTML
6 5 (2.70%) Django
6 5 (2.70%) Flask
7 4 (2.16%) .NET
7 4 (2.16%) React
8 3 (1.62%) jQuery
8 3 (1.62%) Middleware
8 3 (1.62%) Redux
8 3 (1.62%) REST
8 3 (1.62%) SAP Basis
9 2 (1.08%) LAMP
9 2 (1.08%) SAP TM
9 2 (1.08%) Swing
9 2 (1.08%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.27%) Computer Science
2 16 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.24%) Linked Data
4 5 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.16%) Clustering
5 4 (2.16%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.62%) Biotechnology
6 3 (1.62%) LIMS
6 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.62%) NHS
6 3 (1.62%) PMI
6 3 (1.62%) User Experience
7 2 (1.08%) FMCG
7 2 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.08%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.08%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.54%) SCORM
8 1 (0.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.81%) Windows
2 7 (3.78%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.24%) Linux
4 4 (2.16%) Unix
4 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.62%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.62%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.54%) CentOS
7 1 (0.54%) Fedora
7 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.54%) SUSE
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (14.59%) Project Management
3 23 (12.43%) Scrum
4 20 (10.81%) TDD
5 19 (10.27%) Migration
6 18 (9.73%) CRM
6 18 (9.73%) Data Management
7 17 (9.19%) BDD
7 17 (9.19%) Validation
8 16 (8.65%) Change Management
9 14 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (7.03%) Analytics
11 12 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (6.49%) ERP
11 12 (6.49%) ITIL
11 12 (6.49%) Risk Management
12 11 (5.95%) Integration Testing
12 11 (5.95%) SDLC
12 11 (5.95%) Test Scripting
13 10 (5.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.43%) Java
2 20 (10.81%) SQL
3 8 (4.32%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.32%) Python
3 8 (4.32%) Scala
4 7 (3.78%) C++
5 4 (2.16%) PHP
5 4 (2.16%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.62%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.62%) C
6 3 (1.62%) C#
6 3 (1.62%) Perl
6 3 (1.62%) R
7 2 (1.08%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.08%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.54%) C-shell
8 1 (0.54%) Julia
8 1 (0.54%) Ruby
8 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (24.32%) Degree
2 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.24%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.70%) MCSE
5 4 (2.16%) MCP
5 4 (2.16%) MCSA
5 4 (2.16%) PMP
5 4 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.62%) PhD
7 2 (1.08%) MCITP
7 2 (1.08%) MOS
7 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.54%) CBAP
8 1 (0.54%) CCNA
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.65%) QA
2 7 (3.78%) SLA
3 6 (3.24%) GxP
4 4 (2.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (2.16%) GMP
5 2 (1.08%) CDISC
5 2 (1.08%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.54%) COBIT
6 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.54%) GAMP
6 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (7.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.62%) NFS
5 2 (1.08%) vCloud
6 1 (0.54%) Docker
6 1 (0.54%) Firmware
6 1 (0.54%) GPFS
6 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.54%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) Ansible
1 2 (1.08%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.08%) OpenIDM
1 2 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (1.08%) Terraform
1 2 (1.08%) WSUS
2 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (20.54%) SAP
2 28 (15.14%) Microsoft
3 24 (12.97%) Oracle
4 13 (7.03%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (4.86%) VMware
6 8 (4.32%) Infor
7 4 (2.16%) Citrix
7 4 (2.16%) HP
7 4 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.62%) Cisco
8 3 (1.62%) Remedy
8 3 (1.62%) Siebel
8 3 (1.62%) Tableau
8 3 (1.62%) webMethods
9 2 (1.08%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.08%) ForgeRock
9 2 (1.08%) Polycom
9 2 (1.08%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.08%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.08%) Wyse
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