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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 517 533 552
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +19
Contract jobs citing Life Science 72 44 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.087% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 5
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£375 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £519 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £525
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.68% -64.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+178.68% -64.53%
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
17173 16588 16006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.97% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10982 10078 9870
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 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.08 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
North West -22 22 £357 -2.19% 3
London +28 15 £375 -8.53% 9
East Midlands - 11 - -
South East -24 10 £418 -14.40% 2
East of England +6 8 £625 - 9
Yorkshire -29 3 £338 +22.72%
West Midlands - 2 £475 - 1
North East -27 1 - -
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 80 (55.94%) Manufacturing
2 35 (24.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 33 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 29 (20.28%) Project Management
5 27 (18.88%) Oracle
6 24 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (16.08%) Degree
7 23 (16.08%) MS Office
7 23 (16.08%) MS Excel
8 22 (15.38%) SQL
8 22 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
9 21 (14.69%) SAP
9 21 (14.69%) ITIL
10 19 (13.29%) Finance
11 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (12.59%) PRINCE2
12 17 (11.89%) UML
13 15 (10.49%) Windows
13 15 (10.49%) Service Delivery
14 14 (9.79%) Bioinformatics
14 14 (9.79%) JavaScript
14 14 (9.79%) Computer Science
14 14 (9.79%) QA
15 13 (9.09%) Business Analysis
16 12 (8.39%) Migration
16 12 (8.39%) Oracle Database
17 11 (7.69%) Use Case
17 11 (7.69%) VMware
17 11 (7.69%) Citrix
18 10 (6.99%) Cisco

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.80%) IIS
2 4 (2.80%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.10%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.10%) SAS
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (1.40%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.40%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.40%) Apache
4 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.40%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (16.08%) MS Office
1 23 (16.08%) MS Excel
2 22 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (6.29%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.90%) MS Project
5 1 (0.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.50%) SAP SD
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (2.10%) SmartPlant
4 3 (2.10%) SAP MM
4 3 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.40%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.70%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.70%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.70%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.70%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.70%) Primavera
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) Office 365
2 2 (1.40%) GitHub
3 1 (0.70%) Veeva
3 1 (0.70%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.90%) Firewall
2 6 (4.20%) DNS
3 5 (3.50%) SSL
3 5 (3.50%) WAN
3 5 (3.50%) DHCP
3 5 (3.50%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.80%) VoIP
4 4 (2.80%) Internet
5 3 (2.10%) LAN
5 3 (2.10%) IPv6
5 3 (2.10%) HTTP
5 3 (2.10%) VPN
6 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.40%) NAS
6 2 (1.40%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.40%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (1.40%) SAN
6 2 (1.40%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.39%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.99%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.59%) Big Data
4 6 (4.20%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.80%) MySQL
5 4 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.80%) MS Access
6 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.40%) HBase
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.40%) BigTable
7 1 (0.70%) Datomic
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.70%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.70%) QlikView
7 1 (0.70%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.20%) Rational Rose
3 4 (2.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (2.80%) JIRA
3 4 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.40%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.40%) NetBeans
General
1 80 (55.94%) Manufacturing
2 35 (24.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 19 (13.29%) Finance
4 5 (3.50%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (26.57%) Analyst
2 21 (14.69%) Developer
3 20 (13.99%) Business Analyst
4 14 (9.79%) Project Manager
5 7 (4.90%) Programmer
5 7 (4.90%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.20%) Software Developer
6 6 (4.20%) Consultant
7 5 (3.50%) Security Analyst
8 4 (2.80%) Change Manager
8 4 (2.80%) Business Change Manager
8 4 (2.80%) Web Developer
8 4 (2.80%) Software Engineer
8 4 (2.80%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (2.80%) Release Engineer
8 4 (2.80%) Business Manager
8 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 4 (2.80%) Lead Software Engineer
8 4 (2.80%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.99%) .NET
2 8 (5.59%) Web Services
3 7 (4.90%) HTML
4 5 (3.50%) jQuery
4 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.50%) SAP Basis
5 4 (2.80%) CSS
5 4 (2.80%) XML
5 4 (2.80%) J2EE
5 4 (2.80%) RESTful
5 4 (2.80%) HTML5
6 3 (2.10%) WPF
6 3 (2.10%) Silverlight
6 3 (2.10%) BAPI
6 3 (2.10%) SAP ALE
6 3 (2.10%) Flash
6 3 (2.10%) EDI
6 3 (2.10%) Django
7 2 (1.40%) OAuth2
7 2 (1.40%) JFreeChart
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.79%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.59%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.90%) User Experience
4 7 (4.90%) Biology
5 6 (4.20%) Clustering
5 6 (4.20%) Economics
5 6 (4.20%) Visualisation
6 5 (3.50%) PKI
6 5 (3.50%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.80%) Biotechnology
7 4 (2.80%) Chemistry
7 4 (2.80%) CMDB
8 3 (2.10%) RIA
8 3 (2.10%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.10%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.40%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (1.40%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.40%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.49%) Windows
2 8 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (5.59%) UNIX
3 7 (4.90%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.80%) Linux
4 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.10%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.40%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.28%) Project Management
2 21 (14.69%) ITIL
3 18 (12.59%) PRINCE2
3 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (11.89%) UML
5 15 (10.49%) Service Delivery
6 14 (9.79%) Bioinformatics
7 13 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 12 (8.39%) Migration
9 11 (7.69%) Use Case
10 10 (6.99%) Data Management
11 9 (6.29%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (6.29%) Waterfall
12 8 (5.59%) V-Model
12 8 (5.59%) BPMN
12 8 (5.59%) Programme Management
12 8 (5.59%) RUP
12 8 (5.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.38%) SQL
2 14 (9.79%) JavaScript
3 10 (6.99%) Java
4 9 (6.29%) C#
5 8 (5.59%) Python
6 6 (4.20%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.80%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.10%) XAML
9 2 (1.40%) Groovy
9 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.70%) Scala
10 1 (0.70%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.70%) Clojure
10 1 (0.70%) VB6
10 1 (0.70%) VB
10 1 (0.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (16.08%) Degree
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.10%) CISM
3 3 (2.10%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (2.10%) MCSE
3 3 (2.10%) PhD
3 3 (2.10%) CISSP
3 3 (2.10%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (2.10%) CISMP
4 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.40%) ISEB
4 2 (1.40%) MCSA
4 2 (1.40%) MCSD
4 2 (1.40%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.40%) MOS
5 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.70%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.79%) QA
2 8 (5.59%) ISO 9001
2 8 (5.59%) TickIT
2 8 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.90%) GAMP
4 5 (3.50%) GxP
5 4 (2.80%) SLA
5 4 (2.80%) GMP
6 3 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.70%) CDISC
System Software
1 10 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.29%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.80%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.80%) XenApp
4 3 (2.10%) vSphere
4 3 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.10%) vCloud
5 2 (1.40%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.40%) Xen
6 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.70%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.50%) SCCM
2 3 (2.10%) vMotion
3 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 33 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.88%) Oracle
3 21 (14.69%) SAP
4 11 (7.69%) Citrix
4 11 (7.69%) VMware
5 10 (6.99%) Cisco
6 6 (4.20%) HP
7 5 (3.50%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.50%) Kaspersky
8 3 (2.10%) AppSense
8 3 (2.10%) Clearswift
8 3 (2.10%) Intergraph
8 3 (2.10%) EMC
9 2 (1.40%) Wyse
9 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.40%) Terracotta
9 2 (1.40%) Juniper
9 2 (1.40%) Lotus
10 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.70%) Dell
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