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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 488 522 498
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -24
Contract jobs citing Life Science 84 41 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.087% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 8
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£450 £419 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +34.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £563 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £506 £500 £279
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +79.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £82.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.40 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £96.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £82.50
% change year-on-year
-29.41% -48.48%
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
14780 14978 13086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.40% 31.67% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9125 9334 8055
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 £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 610 676
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -15 30 £600 +19.88% 15
North West +11 27 £373 - 1
London -3 13 £270 -32.50% 13
Yorkshire - 10 £375 -
West Midlands -5 2 - -
East of England +6 1 - - 11
South West - - - -
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 33 (22.76%) Oracle
1 33 (22.76%) Project Management
1 33 (22.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 31 (21.38%) Manufacturing
3 25 (17.24%) Finance
4 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
5 18 (12.41%) SQL
5 18 (12.41%) MS Project
5 18 (12.41%) Windows
5 18 (12.41%) MS Excel
5 18 (12.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (12.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 18 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2
7 16 (11.03%) SAP
8 15 (10.34%) Migration
9 14 (9.66%) Degree
9 14 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (7.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 11 (7.59%) Citrix
11 10 (6.90%) ITIL
11 10 (6.90%) Programme Management
12 9 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (6.21%) Business Analysis
12 9 (6.21%) MS Office
12 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
12 9 (6.21%) Change Control
13 8 (5.52%) Visualisation
13 8 (5.52%) .NET
13 8 (5.52%) JavaScript

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (3.45%) IIS
2 3 (2.07%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.07%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.38%) SAS
3 2 (1.38%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.38%) Apache
4 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.69%) CMS400.NET
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (12.41%) MS Project
1 18 (12.41%) MS Excel
1 18 (12.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (6.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.69%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 11 (7.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.76%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.76%) SmartPlant
3 3 (2.07%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.07%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (2.07%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (2.07%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (2.07%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.38%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.38%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.38%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.38%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.69%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.69%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.69%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.69%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.69%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.45%) Office 365
2 2 (1.38%) Yammer
3 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.69%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.83%) WAN
1 7 (4.83%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (4.14%) NAS
2 6 (4.14%) Firewall
2 6 (4.14%) Wireless
2 6 (4.14%) SAN
3 5 (3.45%) MPLS
4 4 (2.76%) OSPF
4 4 (2.76%) BGP
4 4 (2.76%) EIGRP
4 4 (2.76%) SSL
4 4 (2.76%) LAN
4 4 (2.76%) VPN
4 4 (2.76%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (2.76%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.07%) VPLS
5 3 (2.07%) DNS
5 3 (2.07%) DMZ
5 3 (2.07%) Internet
6 2 (1.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.83%) RDBMS
2 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.83%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.14%) MySQL
4 5 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.76%) MS Access
5 4 (2.76%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.07%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.38%) Spotfire
7 2 (1.38%) QlikView
7 2 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.69%) DB2
8 1 (0.69%) OLAP
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.69%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (3.45%) Eclipse
1 5 (3.45%) NetBeans
2 4 (2.76%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (2.76%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.76%) ERwin
3 1 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.69%) Rational Rose
General
1 33 (22.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 31 (21.38%) Manufacturing
3 25 (17.24%) Finance
4 3 (2.07%) Retail
4 3 (2.07%) Local Government
4 3 (2.07%) Marketing
5 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (18.62%) Analyst
2 15 (10.34%) Business Analyst
3 14 (9.66%) Architect
4 13 (8.97%) Project Manager
4 13 (8.97%) Developer
4 13 (8.97%) Change Manager
4 13 (8.97%) Business Change Manager
4 13 (8.97%) Business Manager
5 10 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (3.45%) Software Developer
6 5 (3.45%) Consultant
7 4 (2.76%) Oracle Architect
7 4 (2.76%) Oracle Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.07%) PMO Lead
8 3 (2.07%) Ontologist
8 3 (2.07%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (2.07%) Test Analyst
8 3 (2.07%) Network Engineer
8 3 (2.07%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (2.07%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.52%) .NET
2 5 (3.45%) XML
2 5 (3.45%) Swing
2 5 (3.45%) JavaFX
2 5 (3.45%) JFace
2 5 (3.45%) JFreeChart
3 3 (2.07%) HTML
4 2 (1.38%) Web Services
4 2 (1.38%) Visualforce
4 2 (1.38%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.38%) CSS
4 2 (1.38%) jQuery
5 1 (0.69%) SOAP
5 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.69%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.69%) REST
5 1 (0.69%) Mason
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.52%) Visualisation
3 5 (3.45%) Chemistry
4 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.76%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.07%) Linked Data
5 3 (2.07%) Semantic Web
5 3 (2.07%) Replication
5 3 (2.07%) NHS
5 3 (2.07%) W3C
5 3 (2.07%) Ontologies
5 3 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.07%) Economics
6 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.38%) Statistics
6 2 (1.38%) Clustering
6 2 (1.38%) Celerra
7 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.41%) Windows
2 8 (5.52%) UNIX
3 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.07%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.07%) Linux
4 3 (2.07%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.38%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.38%) Solaris
5 2 (1.38%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.76%) Project Management
2 18 (12.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2
4 15 (10.34%) Migration
5 14 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.90%) Programme Management
6 10 (6.90%) ITIL
7 9 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (6.21%) Business Analysis
7 9 (6.21%) Change Control
8 8 (5.52%) CRM
9 7 (4.83%) PLM
10 6 (4.14%) Validation
10 6 (4.14%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.14%) Data Protection
11 5 (3.45%) Machine Learning
11 5 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (3.45%) Functional Programming
11 5 (3.45%) Knowledge Discovery
11 5 (3.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.41%) SQL
2 8 (5.52%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.83%) C#
3 7 (4.83%) Java
3 7 (4.83%) Python
4 6 (4.14%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.45%) VB.NET
5 5 (3.45%) Groovy
6 3 (2.07%) SPARQL
6 3 (2.07%) XAML
7 2 (1.38%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.38%) VB
8 1 (0.69%) C
8 1 (0.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.69%) R
8 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (9.66%) Degree
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.07%) MCSE
3 2 (1.38%) ISEB
3 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.38%) PMP
3 2 (1.38%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.38%) MBA
3 2 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.69%) CISMP
4 1 (0.69%) CISM
4 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.69%) CCENT
4 1 (0.69%) CBAP
4 1 (0.69%) CCEE
4 1 (0.69%) CCAA
4 1 (0.69%) CCA
4 1 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.69%) CISSP
4 1 (0.69%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) GxP
2 4 (2.76%) QA
3 3 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.38%) GAMP
5 1 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.69%) CDISC
System Software
1 8 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.07%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.07%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.38%) XenApp
4 2 (1.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.69%) Xen
5 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.69%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (22.76%) Oracle
2 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
3 16 (11.03%) SAP
4 11 (7.59%) Citrix
5 8 (5.52%) Cisco
6 6 (4.14%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.14%) VMware
7 5 (3.45%) Nortel
8 4 (2.76%) EMC
8 4 (2.76%) Ariba
8 4 (2.76%) Embarcadero
8 4 (2.76%) Intergraph
8 4 (2.76%) JD Edwards
9 3 (2.07%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.07%) Lotus
9 3 (2.07%) Avaya
9 3 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.07%) Primavera
9 3 (2.07%) Clearswift
9 3 (2.07%) Business Objects
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