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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
UK / England
Rank 485 531 518
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -13
Contract jobs citing Life Science 82 73 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 0.48% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 22
Median daily rate £425 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £260 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £565 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £465
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.47% -6.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £34.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 - £32.50

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
13280 15352 14813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.55% 33.01% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8555 9861 9418
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 653 609
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +25.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 33 £435 -13.00% 8
London +16 27 £450 +12.14% 9
North West +21 11 £318 -10.42% 1
East of England -3 9 £338 -3.57% 4
South West - 2 £601 -
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 51 (36.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 40 (28.37%) Degree
3 37 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (22.70%) Manufacturing
5 24 (17.02%) Java
5 24 (17.02%) SAP
6 23 (16.31%) Microsoft
6 23 (16.31%) Scrum
7 21 (14.89%) Project Management
8 20 (14.18%) SQL
8 20 (14.18%) Oracle
9 18 (12.77%) Data Management
10 17 (12.06%) Computer Science
11 16 (11.35%) BDD
11 16 (11.35%) Finance
11 16 (11.35%) TDD
12 15 (10.64%) XML
12 15 (10.64%) CRM
13 14 (9.93%) QA
13 14 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (9.93%) SDLC
14 13 (9.22%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (9.22%) Windows
14 13 (9.22%) Dynamics AX
14 13 (9.22%) Validation
15 12 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
15 12 (8.51%) Marketing
15 12 (8.51%) MS Excel
15 12 (8.51%) SQL Server
15 12 (8.51%) 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 11 (7.80%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.09%) Documentum
3 8 (5.67%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (5.67%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.84%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.13%) SAS
6 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.71%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.84%) MS Office
2 4 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (9.22%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (2.84%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (1.42%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.71%) Primavera
6 1 (0.71%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.71%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.80%) Office 365
2 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.67%) SaaS
3 8 (5.67%) Yammer
4 6 (4.26%) Veeva
5 5 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.84%) HTTP
1 4 (2.84%) VoIP
2 2 (1.42%) DHCP
2 2 (1.42%) DNS
2 2 (1.42%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.42%) Firewall
2 2 (1.42%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.42%) NAS
2 2 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.42%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.42%) WebEx
3 1 (0.71%) Internet
3 1 (0.71%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) MySQL
3 5 (3.55%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.55%) Pentaho
4 4 (2.84%) Spotfire
5 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.42%) Big Data
6 2 (1.42%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.42%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.71%) DB2
7 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.84%) JIRA
3 3 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.42%) GitLab
4 2 (1.42%) Gradle
4 2 (1.42%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.42%) Maven
4 2 (1.42%) Subversion
General
1 51 (36.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 32 (22.70%) Manufacturing
3 16 (11.35%) Finance
4 12 (8.51%) Marketing
5 9 (6.38%) Retail
6 5 (3.55%) Law
7 3 (2.13%) Legal
8 2 (1.42%) Back Office
8 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.71%) Banking
9 1 (0.71%) Front Office
9 1 (0.71%) Local Government
9 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (20.57%) Analyst
2 24 (17.02%) Developer
3 17 (12.06%) Business Analyst
4 14 (9.93%) Consultant
5 13 (9.22%) Architect
6 12 (8.51%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.38%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 9 (6.38%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.96%) Documentum Architect
8 7 (4.96%) Scala Developer
9 5 (3.55%) Change Manager
9 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Consultant
9 5 (3.55%) Quality Manager
9 5 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.84%) Data Business Analyst
10 4 (2.84%) Functional Consultant
10 4 (2.84%) QA Manager
11 3 (2.13%) Dynamics AX Architect
11 3 (2.13%) Information Governance Officer
11 3 (2.13%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.64%) XML
2 12 (8.51%) COM
3 7 (4.96%) Web Services
4 6 (4.26%) Akka
4 6 (4.26%) Play Framework
5 4 (2.84%) React
5 4 (2.84%) REST
6 3 (2.13%) CSS
6 3 (2.13%) HTML
6 3 (2.13%) jQuery
6 3 (2.13%) Redux
6 3 (2.13%) Visualforce
7 2 (1.42%) J2EE
7 2 (1.42%) JDBC
7 2 (1.42%) JMS
7 2 (1.42%) Middleware
7 2 (1.42%) SOAP
7 2 (1.42%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.42%) Swing
7 2 (1.42%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.06%) Computer Science
2 14 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.96%) Biology
4 5 (3.55%) Chemistry
4 5 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.55%) Linked Data
5 4 (2.84%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.84%) LIMS
5 4 (2.84%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.84%) PMI
5 4 (2.84%) Statistics
5 4 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.13%) Informatics
6 3 (2.13%) NHS
6 3 (2.13%) Ontologies
6 3 (2.13%) User Experience
7 2 (1.42%) Biotechnology
7 2 (1.42%) Economics
7 2 (1.42%) FMCG
7 2 (1.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.22%) Windows
2 6 (4.26%) Unix
3 5 (3.55%) Linux
4 4 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.42%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.42%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.42%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.71%) CentOS
6 1 (0.71%) Fedora
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) SUSE
6 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.31%) Scrum
3 21 (14.89%) Project Management
4 18 (12.77%) Data Management
5 16 (11.35%) BDD
5 16 (11.35%) TDD
6 15 (10.64%) CRM
7 14 (9.93%) SDLC
8 13 (9.22%) Validation
9 12 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (7.80%) Analytics
10 11 (7.80%) Migration
10 11 (7.80%) Test Scripting
11 10 (7.09%) Change Management
11 10 (7.09%) Mentoring
11 10 (7.09%) PRINCE2
11 10 (7.09%) Quality Management
11 10 (7.09%) Risk Management
12 9 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (6.38%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.02%) Java
2 20 (14.18%) SQL
3 8 (5.67%) C++
4 7 (4.96%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.96%) Scala
5 3 (2.13%) Apex Code
5 3 (2.13%) Python
5 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.42%) C
6 2 (1.42%) C#
6 2 (1.42%) PHP
6 2 (1.42%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.71%) C-shell
7 1 (0.71%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.71%) Julia
7 1 (0.71%) Perl
7 1 (0.71%) R
7 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (28.37%) Degree
2 8 (5.67%) PMI Certification
3 6 (4.26%) PMP
3 6 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.84%) MCSA
4 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.84%) PhD
5 3 (2.13%) MCP
6 2 (1.42%) MCSE
6 2 (1.42%) MOS
6 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.71%) CBAP
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.93%) QA
2 4 (2.84%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (2.84%) GMP
3 2 (1.42%) GxP
3 2 (1.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.71%) COBIT
4 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) ISO13485
System Software
1 5 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) Docker
3 1 (0.71%) Firmware
3 1 (0.71%) GPFS
3 1 (0.71%) NFS
3 1 (0.71%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (17.02%) SAP
2 23 (16.31%) Microsoft
3 20 (14.18%) Oracle
4 13 (9.22%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (5.67%) Infor
6 4 (2.84%) NetSuite
6 4 (2.84%) Siebel
7 3 (2.13%) Citrix
7 3 (2.13%) Google
7 3 (2.13%) HP
7 3 (2.13%) VMware
8 2 (1.42%) Adobe
8 2 (1.42%) Cisco
8 2 (1.42%) IBM
8 2 (1.42%) Polycom
8 2 (1.42%) Saba
8 2 (1.42%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.42%) Tableau
8 2 (1.42%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.42%) webMethods
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