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 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 474 513 483
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -30
Contract jobs citing Life Science 82 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.072% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 11
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£400 £419 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +28.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £575 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £513 £575
% change year-on-year
-9.31% -10.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £61.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £61.25
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -30.61%
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
14367 14360 12509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.51% 31.49% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8927 8927 7649
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 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 586 687
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.72 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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 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 5 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 5 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 0 31 £600 +14.28% 10
North West +4 23 £450 - 3
London +2 17 £323 -14.56% 7
Yorkshire - 7 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
North East - - - -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 7
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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 32 (23.19%) Oracle
2 28 (20.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 27 (19.57%) Project Management
3 27 (19.57%) Microsoft
4 24 (17.39%) Finance
5 21 (15.22%) Manufacturing
6 19 (13.77%) SQL
7 18 (13.04%) MS Excel
8 17 (12.32%) Windows
8 17 (12.32%) Degree
8 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (11.59%) MS Project
9 16 (11.59%) MS PowerPoint
10 15 (10.87%) Migration
10 15 (10.87%) PRINCE2
10 15 (10.87%) SAP
10 15 (10.87%) VCP4
10 15 (10.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 14 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (7.25%) UNIX
14 9 (6.52%) SQL Server
14 9 (6.52%) Citrix
14 9 (6.52%) Programme Management
14 9 (6.52%) Validation
14 9 (6.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 8 (5.80%) Cisco
15 8 (5.80%) GxP
15 8 (5.80%) Ariba
15 8 (5.80%) JavaScript

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (3.62%) IIS
2 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.17%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.45%) Apache
3 2 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.45%) SAS
3 2 (1.45%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.72%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.72%) CMS400.NET
4 1 (0.72%) Node.js
4 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 16 (11.59%) MS Project
2 16 (11.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (5.80%) MS Office
4 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.72%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.72%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (6.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.90%) SmartPlant
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.45%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.45%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.45%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.45%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.72%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.72%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.72%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.72%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.72%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.72%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.90%) Office 365
2 2 (1.45%) Yammer
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.80%) WAN
2 7 (5.07%) Wireless
3 6 (4.35%) Internet
3 6 (4.35%) SAN
3 6 (4.35%) NAS
3 6 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.62%) MPLS
4 5 (3.62%) Firewall
5 4 (2.90%) LAN
5 4 (2.90%) OSPF
5 4 (2.90%) BGP
5 4 (2.90%) EIGRP
5 4 (2.90%) DMZ
5 4 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (2.90%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.17%) VPLS
6 3 (2.17%) SSL
6 3 (2.17%) DNS
6 3 (2.17%) VPN
7 2 (1.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.35%) MySQL
3 6 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.62%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.62%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.62%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.90%) MS Access
6 3 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.17%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.45%) QlikView
7 2 (1.45%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.72%) Big Data
8 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.72%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.90%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.90%) ERwin
2 4 (2.90%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (2.17%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.17%) NetBeans
4 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
General
1 28 (20.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 24 (17.39%) Finance
3 21 (15.22%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.17%) Local Government
5 3 (2.17%) Marketing
5 3 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20 (14.49%) Analyst
2 15 (10.87%) Architect
3 13 (9.42%) Project Manager
4 12 (8.70%) Developer
5 11 (7.97%) Business Analyst
5 11 (7.97%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (7.25%) Change Manager
7 9 (6.52%) Business Change Manager
7 9 (6.52%) Business Manager
8 5 (3.62%) Consultant
9 4 (2.90%) Web Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Project Leader
9 4 (2.90%) Oracle Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.90%) Oracle Architect
10 3 (2.17%) Ontologist
10 3 (2.17%) Network Engineer
10 3 (2.17%) Programmer
10 3 (2.17%) Programme Manager
10 3 (2.17%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.17%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.80%) .NET
2 7 (5.07%) XML
3 5 (3.62%) HTML
4 3 (2.17%) JFreeChart
4 3 (2.17%) jQuery
4 3 (2.17%) JavaFX
4 3 (2.17%) JFace
4 3 (2.17%) Swing
4 3 (2.17%) Web Services
4 3 (2.17%) Ajax
5 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.45%) CSS
5 2 (1.45%) REST
5 2 (1.45%) HTML5
6 1 (0.72%) Sass
6 1 (0.72%) LESS
6 1 (0.72%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.72%) Dojo
6 1 (0.72%) GWT
6 1 (0.72%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.07%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.90%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.17%) Chemistry
4 3 (2.17%) Ontologies
4 3 (2.17%) Semantic Web
4 3 (2.17%) Linked Data
4 3 (2.17%) NHS
4 3 (2.17%) W3C
4 3 (2.17%) Replication
4 3 (2.17%) Economics
5 2 (1.45%) Statistics
5 2 (1.45%) Clustering
5 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.45%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.45%) Celerra
5 2 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.32%) Windows
2 10 (7.25%) UNIX
3 5 (3.62%) Linux
4 4 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.17%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.17%) Solaris
6 2 (1.45%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.45%) Android
6 2 (1.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.57%) Project Management
2 15 (10.87%) Migration
2 15 (10.87%) PRINCE2
2 15 (10.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 14 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.52%) Programme Management
5 9 (6.52%) Validation
6 8 (5.80%) Change Control
7 7 (5.07%) CRM
7 7 (5.07%) PLM
8 6 (4.35%) Business Analysis
8 6 (4.35%) ERP
8 6 (4.35%) Data Protection
9 5 (3.62%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.62%) Data Modelling
9 5 (3.62%) ITIL
9 5 (3.62%) Data Analysis
10 4 (2.90%) OO
10 4 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.77%) SQL
2 8 (5.80%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.07%) Python
3 7 (5.07%) Java
3 7 (5.07%) C#
3 7 (5.07%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.62%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.17%) Groovy
5 3 (2.17%) SPARQL
5 3 (2.17%) XAML
6 2 (1.45%) PHP
6 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.45%) VB
6 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.72%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.72%) R
7 1 (0.72%) Perl
7 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (12.32%) Degree
2 15 (10.87%) VCP4
3 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.17%) MCSE
4 2 (1.45%) MBA
4 2 (1.45%) PMP
4 2 (1.45%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.45%) CCNP
4 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.45%) CCNA
5 1 (0.72%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.72%) ACSP
5 1 (0.72%) CBAP
5 1 (0.72%) CCDP
5 1 (0.72%) RHCE
5 1 (0.72%) ISEB
5 1 (0.72%) CCIP
5 1 (0.72%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.80%) GxP
2 3 (2.17%) QA
2 3 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.45%) GAMP
4 1 (0.72%) CDISC
4 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.17%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.45%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.72%) Xen
5 1 (0.72%) XenApp
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (23.19%) Oracle
2 27 (19.57%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.87%) SAP
4 9 (6.52%) Citrix
5 8 (5.80%) Cisco
5 8 (5.80%) Ariba
6 5 (3.62%) Nortel
6 5 (3.62%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.62%) JD Edwards
7 4 (2.90%) Intergraph
7 4 (2.90%) VMware
7 4 (2.90%) Embarcadero
7 4 (2.90%) Avaya
7 4 (2.90%) EMC
7 4 (2.90%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.17%) Primavera
8 3 (2.17%) Lotus
8 3 (2.17%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.45%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.45%) BT
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