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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 544 531 547
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing Life Science 73 78 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.16% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.49% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 21
Median daily rate £375 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £600 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-28.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 0
Median hourly rate £22.48 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.88% -
Life Science
UK

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
16171 15853 15832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.93% 32.23% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10588 9797 9878
Median daily rate £428 £422 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 630 706
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.79% -12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.57 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

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 24 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
North West +6 39 £305 -32.22% 2
London -19 11 £438 +47.67% 9
South East -21 7 £381 -30.68% 9
South West - 6 £400 - 1
East of England +9 5 - - 9
North East - 4 - -
West Midlands -6 1 - - 1
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 81 (55.10%) Manufacturing
2 40 (27.21%) Pharmaceutical
3 33 (22.45%) Degree
4 30 (20.41%) Project Management
4 30 (20.41%) SAP
5 23 (15.65%) Windows
6 21 (14.29%) SQL
7 20 (13.61%) Finance
8 18 (12.24%) Migration
8 18 (12.24%) Marketing
9 17 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (10.88%) Microsoft
10 16 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (10.20%) Windows Server
11 15 (10.20%) Computer Science
12 14 (9.52%) MS Excel
13 13 (8.84%) GAP Analysis
13 13 (8.84%) Active Directory
13 13 (8.84%) Citrix
13 13 (8.84%) Business Analysis
13 13 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (8.16%) Data Mining
14 12 (8.16%) PRINCE2
14 12 (8.16%) ITSM
14 12 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (8.16%) VMware
14 12 (8.16%) Management Information System
15 11 (7.48%) Logistics
15 11 (7.48%) ITIL

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 5 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.04%) CMS
2 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.04%) IIS
2 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.04%) SAS
2 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.36%) concrete5
3 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.36%) WordPress
4 1 (0.68%) Apache
4 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.68%) Documentum
4 1 (0.68%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.80%) MS Office
3 4 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.72%) Photoshop
4 3 (2.04%) MS Project
5 2 (1.36%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.40%) SAP MM
2 5 (3.40%) SAP PP
2 5 (3.40%) SAP PP-PI
2 5 (3.40%) SAP QM
3 4 (2.72%) Radian6
4 2 (1.36%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.68%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.68%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.68%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.04%) Office 365
2 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) Firewall
2 4 (2.72%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.04%) DNS
3 3 (2.04%) FTP
3 3 (2.04%) Network Security
4 2 (1.36%) Internet
4 2 (1.36%) LAN
4 2 (1.36%) SSL
4 2 (1.36%) WAN
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.68%) DHCP
5 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.68%) Modbus
5 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) VoIP
5 1 (0.68%) VPN
5 1 (0.68%) WebEx
5 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) Data Mining
2 9 (6.12%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (4.08%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (3.40%) Big Data
4 5 (3.40%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.72%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.04%) Base SAS
7 2 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.36%) DB2
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.36%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.36%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) GIS
8 1 (0.68%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (6.12%) JIRA
2 3 (2.04%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.36%) GitLab
3 2 (1.36%) Gradle
3 2 (1.36%) IntelliJ
3 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.36%) Maven
3 2 (1.36%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Mocha
4 1 (0.68%) MSI
4 1 (0.68%) NSubstitute
4 1 (0.68%) NUnit
4 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.68%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 81 (55.10%) Manufacturing
2 40 (27.21%) Pharmaceutical
3 20 (13.61%) Finance
4 18 (12.24%) Marketing
5 3 (2.04%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.04%) Publishing
5 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.36%) Automotive
6 2 (1.36%) Electronics
6 2 (1.36%) Law
6 2 (1.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (30.61%) Analyst
2 23 (15.65%) Business Analyst
3 21 (14.29%) Consultant
4 14 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
5 13 (8.84%) Developer
5 13 (8.84%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.44%) Architect
6 8 (5.44%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
6 8 (5.44%) Supply Chain Consultant
6 8 (5.44%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.40%) Administrator
8 5 (3.40%) SAP QM Consultant
8 5 (3.40%) Senior Manager
8 5 (3.40%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (2.72%) Citrix Specialist
9 4 (2.72%) Social Media Consultant
9 4 (2.72%) Social Media Manager
9 4 (2.72%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.04%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.80%) HTML
2 9 (6.12%) jQuery
3 8 (5.44%) CSS
4 7 (4.76%) HTML5
5 6 (4.08%) Web Services
5 6 (4.08%) XML
6 4 (2.72%) CSS3
6 4 (2.72%) JSON
6 4 (2.72%) REST
6 4 (2.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.04%) .NET
7 3 (2.04%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.36%) J2EE
8 2 (1.36%) JDBC
8 2 (1.36%) JMS
8 2 (1.36%) Middleware
8 2 (1.36%) SOAP
8 2 (1.36%) WSDL
8 2 (1.36%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.16%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.40%) Biology
6 4 (2.72%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.72%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.72%) Informatics
6 4 (2.72%) iPad
6 4 (2.72%) LIMS
6 4 (2.72%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.72%) Social Media
6 4 (2.72%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.72%) User Experience
7 3 (2.04%) Biotechnology
7 3 (2.04%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.04%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.36%) FMCG
8 2 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.36%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.65%) Windows
2 15 (10.20%) Windows Server
3 13 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.44%) Linux
4 8 (5.44%) Windows 7
4 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.08%) Unix
5 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.72%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.04%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.36%) Solaris
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.41%) Project Management
2 18 (12.24%) Migration
3 17 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (8.84%) Business Analysis
4 13 (8.84%) GAP Analysis
5 12 (8.16%) ITSM
5 12 (8.16%) PRINCE2
5 12 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (7.48%) ITIL
6 11 (7.48%) Logistics
7 10 (6.80%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.80%) IT Governance
7 10 (6.80%) Validation
8 9 (6.12%) Analytics
9 8 (5.44%) Change Management
9 8 (5.44%) Quality Management
9 8 (5.44%) SDLC
9 8 (5.44%) Service Management
9 8 (5.44%) Strategic Planning
9 8 (5.44%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (6.12%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.76%) Python
4 6 (4.08%) Java
5 5 (3.40%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.04%) C#
6 3 (2.04%) Perl
7 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) R
8 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.68%) VBA
8 1 (0.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (22.45%) Degree
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.04%) CBAP
3 3 (2.04%) DBS Check
3 3 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.04%) MCP
3 3 (2.04%) MCSE
3 3 (2.04%) PhD
3 3 (2.04%) PMP
4 2 (1.36%) CCNA
4 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.36%) MCSA
4 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) CISSP
5 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.68%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) QA
2 5 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 13 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.04%) Docker
4 3 (2.04%) GPFS
4 3 (2.04%) NFS
5 2 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.36%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) SCCM
2 3 (2.04%) Ganglia
2 3 (2.04%) Nagios
2 3 (2.04%) Puppet
3 2 (1.36%) SCOM
3 2 (1.36%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (20.41%) SAP
2 16 (10.88%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.84%) Citrix
4 12 (8.16%) VMware
5 8 (5.44%) Cisco
5 8 (5.44%) HP
5 8 (5.44%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (5.44%) Wyse
6 7 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.08%) IBM
7 6 (4.08%) Oracle
8 4 (2.72%) Adobe
8 4 (2.72%) AppSense
8 4 (2.72%) Facebook
8 4 (2.72%) Sysomos
9 3 (2.04%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.04%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.04%) Tableau
10 2 (1.36%) EMC
10 2 (1.36%) Intel
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