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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 520 547 545
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -2
Contract jobs citing Life Science 58 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.046% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £345 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £555 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £540
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -18.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £48.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.44% -11.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £43.00 £47.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £43.00 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-67.44% -9.47%
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 15218 16173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.95% 31.55% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9949 9558 9540
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 614 799
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +12 20 £365 +4.28% 5
South East +16 14 £475 -9.52% 12
London +11 8 £410 +5.80% 8
East of England -15 8 - - 7
Yorkshire +4 4 £363 - 4
East Midlands - - - - 1
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 5
Life Science
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Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 24 (26.37%) Pharmaceutical
2 16 (17.58%) Degree
3 15 (16.48%) SQL
4 14 (15.38%) Java
5 13 (14.29%) Linux
5 13 (14.29%) RDF
5 13 (14.29%) Semantic Web
6 12 (13.19%) SPARQL
6 12 (13.19%) Oracle
6 12 (13.19%) SAP
6 12 (13.19%) XML
6 12 (13.19%) Ontologies
7 11 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (12.09%) UNIX
7 11 (12.09%) Windows
8 10 (10.99%) PL/SQL
8 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
8 10 (10.99%) Project Management
8 10 (10.99%) Data Integration
9 9 (9.89%) MySQL
9 9 (9.89%) Visualisation
9 9 (9.89%) NoSQL
9 9 (9.89%) Linked Data
9 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
10 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (8.79%) HTML
10 8 (8.79%) JavaScript
10 8 (8.79%) XSLT
10 8 (8.79%) Bioinformatics
10 8 (8.79%) Requirements Analysis

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (2.20%) Node.js
1 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.10%) IIS
2 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.10%) Documentum
2 1 (1.10%) Apache
2 1 (1.10%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) MicroStation
3 1 (1.10%) MS Project
3 1 (1.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) SAP SCM
2 3 (3.30%) SAP APO
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.20%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.10%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (1.10%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.10%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.10%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.10%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.10%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.10%) SmartPlant
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Wireless
1 5 (5.49%) HTTP
1 5 (5.49%) Internet
2 4 (4.40%) FTP
2 4 (4.40%) LAN
3 2 (2.20%) WAN
3 2 (2.20%) SMTP
3 2 (2.20%) VSAT
4 1 (1.10%) NAS
4 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.10%) Network Security
4 1 (1.10%) DHCP
4 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.10%) DNS
4 1 (1.10%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) MySQL
1 9 (9.89%) NoSQL
1 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.69%) Triplestore
3 6 (6.59%) Spotfire
4 4 (4.40%) Data Mining
4 4 (4.40%) Text Mining
5 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.20%) Big Data
5 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.10%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.10%) DB2
6 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.10%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (26.37%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (6.59%) Finance
3 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
4 1 (1.10%) Local Government
4 1 (1.10%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.10%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 16 (17.58%) Analyst
2 8 (8.79%) Project Leader
3 7 (7.69%) Developer
3 7 (7.69%) Ontologist
4 6 (6.59%) Architect
4 6 (6.59%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.59%) Business Analyst
4 6 (6.59%) Software Project Leader
5 5 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.40%) Data Scientist
6 4 (4.40%) Consultant
6 4 (4.40%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (3.30%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) SAP APO Consultant
7 3 (3.30%) Product Specialist
8 2 (2.20%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.20%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.20%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) XML
2 8 (8.79%) HTML
2 8 (8.79%) XSLT
2 8 (8.79%) Ajax
3 7 (7.69%) Web Services
4 6 (6.59%) REST
4 6 (6.59%) DHTML
4 6 (6.59%) JDBC
4 6 (6.59%) JSP
4 6 (6.59%) Servlets
4 6 (6.59%) SOAP
4 6 (6.59%) GWT
5 5 (5.49%) WSDL
6 4 (4.40%) .NET
7 3 (3.30%) Middleware
8 2 (2.20%) HTML5
8 2 (2.20%) Backbone.js
8 2 (2.20%) CSS3
8 2 (2.20%) Sass
8 2 (2.20%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Semantic Web
2 12 (13.19%) Ontologies
3 10 (10.99%) Data Integration
4 9 (9.89%) Visualisation
4 9 (9.89%) Linked Data
5 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (7.69%) Biology
6 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.59%) Mathematics
8 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
8 5 (5.49%) Informatics
8 5 (5.49%) W3C
9 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (2.20%) Open Source
10 2 (2.20%) iPad
10 2 (2.20%) User Experience
11 1 (1.10%) E-Learning
11 1 (1.10%) Data Conversion
11 1 (1.10%) CMDB
11 1 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) Linux
2 11 (12.09%) UNIX
2 11 (12.09%) Windows
3 7 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.20%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.10%) Android
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.10%) Solaris
6 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.10%) CentOS
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) RDF
2 11 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.99%) Project Management
4 8 (8.79%) Bioinformatics
4 8 (8.79%) Requirements Analysis
4 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (7.69%) Analytics
6 6 (6.59%) Build Automation
6 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.59%) Validation
7 5 (5.49%) SAP Implementation
7 5 (5.49%) Logistics
7 5 (5.49%) ITIL
7 5 (5.49%) ERP
7 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.40%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.40%) Migration
9 3 (3.30%) Workflow
9 3 (3.30%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.48%) SQL
2 14 (15.38%) Java
3 12 (13.19%) SPARQL
4 10 (10.99%) PL/SQL
5 8 (8.79%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.69%) Perl
7 6 (6.59%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.40%) R
8 4 (4.40%) Python
9 3 (3.30%) PHP
10 2 (2.20%) C++
10 2 (2.20%) XPath
11 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.10%) ABAP
11 1 (1.10%) Delphi
11 1 (1.10%) C#
11 1 (1.10%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) CCNP
2 3 (3.30%) CCNA
2 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.10%) ACSA
3 1 (1.10%) MCDST
3 1 (1.10%) MCTS
3 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) MCITP
3 1 (1.10%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.10%) MCSE
3 1 (1.10%) MCSA
3 1 (1.10%) PhD
3 1 (1.10%) CCDP
3 1 (1.10%) CCIP
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.10%) RHCE
3 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.10%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) QA
2 4 (4.40%) GxP
3 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.10%) GCP
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.10%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) Ganglia
1 1 (1.10%) SCCM
1 1 (1.10%) Nagios
1 1 (1.10%) YUM
1 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (13.19%) Oracle
1 12 (13.19%) SAP
2 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.49%) Cisco
3 5 (5.49%) HP
4 4 (4.40%) Ariba
5 3 (3.30%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.30%) Avaya
5 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.20%) Twitter
6 2 (2.20%) Meru Networks
6 2 (2.20%) EMC
6 2 (2.20%) Nortel
6 2 (2.20%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.20%) Axway
6 2 (2.20%) ReadSoft
7 1 (1.10%) VMware
7 1 (1.10%) Cadence
7 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.10%) Symantec
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