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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 504 523 545
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +22
Contract jobs citing Life Science 76 57 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.12% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.39% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 16
Average daily rate £375 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-39.31% -14.70%
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
15359 14550 14638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.55% 31.57% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10021 9162 9003
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 621 613
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £11.50 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London 0 22 £350 -12.50% 17
South East +2 21 £500 +5.26% 5
North West -10 17 £355 -23.65% 5
East of England +9 11 £350 -28.57% 9
East Midlands -5 3 - -
West Midlands - 1 £250 -
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 73 (45.34%) Manufacturing
2 47 (29.19%) Pharmaceutical
3 42 (26.09%) Degree
4 33 (20.50%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (19.25%) Microsoft
6 29 (18.01%) SAP
6 29 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (16.77%) Finance
8 26 (16.15%) MS PowerPoint
9 25 (15.53%) SQL
9 25 (15.53%) MS Excel
10 24 (14.91%) Oracle
11 22 (13.66%) MS Office
11 22 (13.66%) Computer Science
12 21 (13.04%) ITIL
13 20 (12.42%) Change Management
14 19 (11.80%) Windows
15 18 (11.18%) Project Management
16 17 (10.56%) JavaScript
17 16 (9.94%) PRINCE2
18 15 (9.32%) HTML
19 14 (8.70%) Java
19 14 (8.70%) Python
19 14 (8.70%) Data Management
19 14 (8.70%) Biology
19 14 (8.70%) Windows Server
20 13 (8.07%) Marketing
20 13 (8.07%) Bioinformatics
20 13 (8.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
20 13 (8.07%) High Availability

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.73%) IIS
2 6 (3.73%) Node.js
3 3 (1.86%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.24%) CMS
4 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.24%) SAS
4 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.62%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (16.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 25 (15.53%) MS Excel
3 22 (13.66%) MS Office
4 9 (5.59%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.73%) MS Project
6 2 (1.24%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (8.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.11%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.86%) Radian6
3 3 (1.86%) SAP MM
3 3 (1.86%) SAP PP
3 3 (1.86%) SAP PP-PI
3 3 (1.86%) SAP QM
3 3 (1.86%) SAP R/3
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.24%) SAP MDM
4 2 (1.24%) SmartPlant
5 1 (0.62%) Endur
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.62%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) Taleo
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.62%) Bluemix
2 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.97%) DNS
2 7 (4.35%) Firewall
2 7 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.73%) FTP
4 5 (3.11%) DHCP
4 5 (3.11%) Modbus
4 5 (3.11%) WAN
5 4 (2.48%) LAN
5 4 (2.48%) VoIP
6 3 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (1.86%) IPv6
6 3 (1.86%) OSPF
6 3 (1.86%) VPN
6 3 (1.86%) Wireless
7 2 (1.24%) BGP
7 2 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.24%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.24%) IPsec
7 2 (1.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.59%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (4.97%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.97%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.73%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.48%) Big Data
6 4 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.86%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.24%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.24%) MS Access
8 2 (1.24%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (1.24%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.24%) SQLPlus
8 2 (1.24%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.62%) Datomic
9 1 (0.62%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.62%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.35%) JIRA
4 6 (3.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (3.11%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.11%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Blend
7 2 (1.24%) EasyMock
7 2 (1.24%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.24%) JUnit
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.24%) Subversion
7 2 (1.24%) Toad
8 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.62%) MSI
8 1 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.62%) Selenium
8 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
General
1 73 (45.34%) Manufacturing
2 47 (29.19%) Pharmaceutical
3 27 (16.77%) Finance
4 13 (8.07%) Marketing
5 3 (1.86%) Legal
5 3 (1.86%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.86%) Publishing
6 2 (1.24%) Retail
6 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 44 (27.33%) Analyst
2 24 (14.91%) Developer
3 23 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 17 (10.56%) Consultant
5 12 (7.45%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.21%) Software Developer
7 9 (5.59%) SAP Consultant
8 7 (4.35%) Architect
8 7 (4.35%) Programmer
8 7 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
8 7 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.73%) Administrator
9 6 (3.73%) Configuration Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Release and Configuration Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Release Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.73%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (3.11%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.11%) IT Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.32%) HTML
2 12 (7.45%) CSS
2 12 (7.45%) HTML5
3 11 (6.83%) jQuery
4 9 (5.59%) .NET
5 8 (4.97%) Web Services
5 8 (4.97%) XML
6 7 (4.35%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.11%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.11%) J2EE
7 5 (3.11%) JSON
8 4 (2.48%) CSS3
8 4 (2.48%) Django
9 3 (1.86%) DOM
9 3 (1.86%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.86%) RESTful
9 3 (1.86%) Silverlight
9 3 (1.86%) Spring
9 3 (1.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.50%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (13.66%) Computer Science
3 14 (8.70%) Biology
4 7 (4.35%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.73%) CMDB
5 6 (3.73%) Visualisation
6 5 (3.11%) FMCG
6 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.11%) User Experience
7 4 (2.48%) Biotechnology
7 4 (2.48%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.48%) Physics
7 4 (2.48%) Social Media
8 3 (1.86%) Chemistry
8 3 (1.86%) Clustering
8 3 (1.86%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.86%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.86%) RIA
9 2 (1.24%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (1.24%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.80%) Windows
2 14 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.35%) Linux
4 6 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.73%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.86%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.24%) Unix
6 2 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (13.04%) ITIL
3 20 (12.42%) Change Management
4 18 (11.18%) Project Management
5 16 (9.94%) PRINCE2
6 14 (8.70%) Data Management
7 13 (8.07%) Bioinformatics
7 13 (8.07%) High Availability
8 12 (7.45%) Business Analysis
8 12 (7.45%) Logistics
9 11 (6.83%) Migration
9 11 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (6.83%) User Stories
10 10 (6.21%) Programme Management
10 10 (6.21%) UML
11 9 (5.59%) Time Management
11 9 (5.59%) Waterfall
12 8 (4.97%) CRM
12 8 (4.97%) Master Data Management
12 8 (4.97%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.53%) SQL
2 17 (10.56%) JavaScript
3 14 (8.70%) Java
3 14 (8.70%) Python
4 11 (6.83%) C#
5 8 (4.97%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.73%) Perl
8 4 (2.48%) PHP
9 3 (1.86%) C++
10 2 (1.24%) Groovy
10 2 (1.24%) R
10 2 (1.24%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.24%) VBA
10 2 (1.24%) XAML
11 1 (0.62%) ABAP
11 1 (0.62%) Clojure
11 1 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (26.09%) Degree
2 5 (3.11%) PhD
3 4 (2.48%) PMP
4 3 (1.86%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (1.86%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.86%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (1.24%) CBAP
5 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.24%) MCSE
5 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.24%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.24%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.24%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.62%) CCDP
6 1 (0.62%) CCIE
6 1 (0.62%) CCNA
6 1 (0.62%) CCNP
6 1 (0.62%) MCP
6 1 (0.62%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.59%) QA
2 8 (4.97%) ISO 9001
2 8 (4.97%) TickIT
3 3 (1.86%) GxP
3 3 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.35%) Docker
4 6 (3.73%) GPFS
4 6 (3.73%) NFS
5 3 (1.86%) vCloud
5 3 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.86%) vSphere
5 3 (1.86%) XenApp
6 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.62%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) Nagios
1 7 (4.35%) Puppet
2 6 (3.73%) Ganglia
3 3 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (1.86%) vMotion
4 2 (1.24%) SCCM
5 1 (0.62%) Graphite
5 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.62%) logstash
5 1 (0.62%) Riemann
5 1 (0.62%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 31 (19.25%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.01%) SAP
3 24 (14.91%) Oracle
4 10 (6.21%) HP
5 9 (5.59%) Citrix
6 8 (4.97%) Cisco
6 8 (4.97%) IBM
6 8 (4.97%) VMware
7 7 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.11%) Siemens
9 4 (2.48%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.86%) Dell
10 3 (1.86%) Facebook
10 3 (1.86%) hybris
10 3 (1.86%) Sysomos
11 2 (1.24%) Adobe
11 2 (1.24%) Informatica
11 2 (1.24%) Intel
11 2 (1.24%) Juniper
11 2 (1.24%) Sun
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Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
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Huxley
Rate: POA
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