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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 565 564 565
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Life Science 63 70 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.41% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 27
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £795 £475 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Median hourly rate £13.75 £42.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.64% +178.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £28.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £42.50 £28.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £42.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-67.64% +178.68%
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
16813 17176 17039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.50% 32.95% 33.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10954 10943 10322
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 696 730
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.63%

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 29 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
South East +26 24 £550 +31.73% 4
North West +7 17 £305 -14.56% 2
London -13 16 £425 +13.33% 1
East Midlands -8 4 - -
East of England +16 2 - - 7
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 89 (63.57%) Manufacturing
2 37 (26.43%) Project Management
3 28 (20.00%) Finance
4 26 (18.57%) SAP
5 25 (17.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 24 (17.14%) Windows
7 22 (15.71%) Microsoft
7 22 (15.71%) Validation
7 22 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (15.00%) SQL
9 20 (14.29%) Degree
10 17 (12.14%) PRINCE2
10 17 (12.14%) Business Analysis
10 17 (12.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 17 (12.14%) Marketing
11 16 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (11.43%) MS Excel
12 15 (10.71%) Windows Server
13 14 (10.00%) Computer Science
13 14 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (10.00%) ITIL
13 14 (10.00%) ITSM
13 14 (10.00%) Management Information System
14 13 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (9.29%) Active Directory
14 13 (9.29%) Citrix
15 12 (8.57%) Configuration Management
15 12 (8.57%) Data Management
15 12 (8.57%) Use Case
16 11 (7.86%) JIRA

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 4 (2.86%) SAS
2 3 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.43%) CMS
3 2 (1.43%) concrete5
3 2 (1.43%) WordPress
4 1 (0.71%) Apache
4 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.71%) Documentum
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.00%) MS Office
3 5 (3.57%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.43%) MS Project
4 2 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (12.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.43%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.71%) Magento
3 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.57%) Office 365
2 4 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.71%) Force.com
4 1 (0.71%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) Firewall
2 4 (2.86%) Network Security
3 3 (2.14%) LAN
3 3 (2.14%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.14%) SSL
3 3 (2.14%) WAN
4 2 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.43%) VoIP
4 2 (1.43%) VPN
5 1 (0.71%) DHCP
5 1 (0.71%) DNS
5 1 (0.71%) HTTP
5 1 (0.71%) Internet
5 1 (0.71%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.71%) WebEx
5 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.43%) BusinessObjects
1 9 (6.43%) Data Mining
2 6 (4.29%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.86%) Base SAS
5 3 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.14%) GIS
5 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.43%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.71%) Big Data
7 1 (0.71%) DB2
7 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (7.86%) JIRA
2 3 (2.14%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.14%) GitLab
2 3 (2.14%) Gradle
2 3 (2.14%) IntelliJ
2 3 (2.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.14%) Maven
2 3 (2.14%) Subversion
3 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.71%) Babel
4 1 (0.71%) NSubstitute
4 1 (0.71%) NUnit
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.71%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 89 (63.57%) Manufacturing
2 28 (20.00%) Finance
3 25 (17.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (12.14%) Marketing
5 5 (3.57%) Back Office
6 3 (2.14%) Front Office
6 3 (2.14%) Law
6 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.43%) Automotive
7 2 (1.43%) Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Electronics
7 2 (1.43%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (44.29%) Analyst
2 22 (15.71%) Business Analyst
3 18 (12.86%) Developer
4 12 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 9 (6.43%) Change Analyst
5 9 (6.43%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (4.29%) IT Analyst
7 6 (4.29%) Quantitative Developer
7 6 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) Logistics Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (2.86%) Business IT Analyst
9 4 (2.86%) Java Developer
9 4 (2.86%) Programmer
9 4 (2.86%) SAS Programmer
9 4 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.43%) XML
2 5 (3.57%) HTML
3 4 (2.86%) J2EE
3 4 (2.86%) REST
3 4 (2.86%) Web Services
4 3 (2.14%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (2.14%) Apache Axis
4 3 (2.14%) Apache CXF
4 3 (2.14%) CSS
4 3 (2.14%) Guice
4 3 (2.14%) JDBC
4 3 (2.14%) JMS
4 3 (2.14%) JPA
4 3 (2.14%) jQuery
4 3 (2.14%) JSON
4 3 (2.14%) Kafka
4 3 (2.14%) SOAP
4 3 (2.14%) Spring
4 3 (2.14%) Spring Boot
4 3 (2.14%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 14 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.29%) Informatics
4 6 (4.29%) iPad
4 6 (4.29%) Virtual Team
5 5 (3.57%) Biology
5 5 (3.57%) Chemistry
5 5 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.57%) PMI
6 4 (2.86%) User Experience
7 3 (2.14%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.14%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.14%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.43%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.43%) FMCG
8 2 (1.43%) PKI
8 2 (1.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.14%) Windows
2 15 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 14 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.43%) Windows 7
5 8 (5.71%) Unix
6 7 (5.00%) Linux
7 6 (4.29%) Mac OS X
7 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.14%) Solaris
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.43%) Project Management
2 22 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.71%) Validation
3 17 (12.14%) Business Analysis
3 17 (12.14%) PRINCE2
4 14 (10.00%) ITIL
4 14 (10.00%) ITSM
5 13 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.57%) Data Management
6 12 (8.57%) Use Case
7 11 (7.86%) SDLC
8 10 (7.14%) Change Management
8 10 (7.14%) ERP
8 10 (7.14%) Line Management
9 9 (6.43%) Service Management
9 9 (6.43%) Workflow
10 8 (5.71%) Logistics
10 8 (5.71%) Migration
10 8 (5.71%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.00%) SQL
2 7 (5.00%) C++
2 7 (5.00%) Java
3 6 (4.29%) C#
4 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.71%) C
7 1 (0.71%) ECMAScript
7 1 (0.71%) JSX
7 1 (0.71%) PHP
7 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.71%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (14.29%) Degree
2 9 (6.43%) PMI Certification
3 7 (5.00%) PhD
4 6 (4.29%) DBS Check
4 6 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.57%) PMP
6 3 (2.14%) CBAP
6 3 (2.14%) MCP
6 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.43%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.71%) CCENT
8 1 (0.71%) CCNA
8 1 (0.71%) CCNP
8 1 (0.71%) CISM
8 1 (0.71%) CISMP
8 1 (0.71%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 7 (5.00%) QA
3 5 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (9.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.43%) XenApp
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (5.00%) SCCM
2 3 (2.14%) SCOM
2 3 (2.14%) SmoothWall
2 3 (2.14%) WSUS
3 1 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.71%) Legato
3 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (18.57%) SAP
2 22 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.29%) Citrix
4 11 (7.86%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (7.14%) Wyse
6 9 (6.43%) Oracle
6 9 (6.43%) VMware
7 6 (4.29%) Cisco
8 5 (3.57%) HP
9 4 (2.86%) Adobe
9 4 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.86%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.86%) Tableau
10 3 (2.14%) AppSense
10 3 (2.14%) Google
11 2 (1.43%) EMC
11 2 (1.43%) IBM
11 2 (1.43%) Kaspersky
11 2 (1.43%) LANDesk
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