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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 548 560 560
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 80 54 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.10% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.32% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 20
Median daily rate £406 £325 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £365 £488
% change year-on-year
-2.73% -25.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £23.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.05% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.75 -
% change year-on-year
-41.05% -
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
16755 16905 16033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.59% 32.77% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10935 10824 9828
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 664 645
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +16 33 £305 -6.15%
South East +32 25 £550 +33.33% 4
London -5 12 £425 +70.00% 19
East of England +16 4 - - 11
East Midlands +3 4 - - 3
West Midlands -31 1 - - 1
North East -36 1 - - 1
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 101 (64.74%) Manufacturing
2 40 (25.64%) SAP
3 37 (23.72%) Project Management
4 33 (21.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 27 (17.31%) Windows
5 27 (17.31%) Finance
6 23 (14.74%) Validation
7 22 (14.10%) Microsoft
8 20 (12.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 19 (12.18%) Business Analysis
9 19 (12.18%) Degree
9 19 (12.18%) SQL
9 19 (12.18%) Migration
10 18 (11.54%) MS Excel
11 17 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (10.90%) Windows Server
12 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (10.26%) ITIL
13 15 (9.62%) PRINCE2
13 15 (9.62%) Active Directory
13 15 (9.62%) Citrix
13 15 (9.62%) Marketing
14 14 (8.97%) Logistics
14 14 (8.97%) ITSM
14 14 (8.97%) Management Information System
15 13 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
16 12 (7.69%) Configuration Management
16 12 (7.69%) Computer Science

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 (3.21%) SAS
2 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.28%) CMS
4 2 (1.28%) concrete5
4 2 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.28%) WordPress
5 1 (0.64%) Apache
5 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.64%) Documentum
5 1 (0.64%) IIS
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.77%) MS Office
3 5 (3.21%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.28%) MS Project
4 2 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (12.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.21%) SAP MM
2 5 (3.21%) SAP PP
2 5 (3.21%) SAP PP-PI
2 5 (3.21%) SAP QM
3 2 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.28%) Eloqua
3 2 (1.28%) Radian6
3 2 (1.28%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.64%) Magento
4 1 (0.64%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.64%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.21%) Office 365
2 3 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.13%) Firewall
2 4 (2.56%) LAN
2 4 (2.56%) Network Security
2 4 (2.56%) WAN
3 3 (1.92%) NetScaler
3 3 (1.92%) SSL
4 2 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.28%) VPN
5 1 (0.64%) DHCP
5 1 (0.64%) DNS
5 1 (0.64%) FTP
5 1 (0.64%) Internet
5 1 (0.64%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.64%) VoIP
5 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.77%) Data Mining
2 7 (4.49%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (3.21%) Base SAS
4 5 (3.21%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.92%) GIS
5 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.64%) Big Data
7 1 (0.64%) DB2
7 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.77%) JIRA
2 3 (1.92%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.28%) GitLab
3 2 (1.28%) Gradle
3 2 (1.28%) IntelliJ
3 2 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.28%) Maven
3 2 (1.28%) Subversion
3 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.64%) Babel
4 1 (0.64%) Mocha
4 1 (0.64%) NSubstitute
4 1 (0.64%) NUnit
4 1 (0.64%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 101 (64.74%) Manufacturing
2 33 (21.15%) Pharmaceutical
3 27 (17.31%) Finance
4 15 (9.62%) Marketing
5 5 (3.21%) Back Office
6 2 (1.28%) Automotive
6 2 (1.28%) Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Electronics
6 2 (1.28%) Front Office
6 2 (1.28%) Interactive Media
6 2 (1.28%) Law
6 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (41.67%) Analyst
2 22 (14.10%) Business Analyst
3 18 (11.54%) Consultant
4 15 (9.62%) Developer
5 14 (8.97%) SAP Consultant
5 14 (8.97%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.77%) Change Analyst
7 8 (5.13%) IT Analyst
7 8 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.13%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
7 8 (5.13%) Supply Chain Consultant
8 7 (4.49%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (3.85%) Architect
9 6 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) Financial Analyst
10 5 (3.21%) Logistics Analyst
10 5 (3.21%) Programmer
10 5 (3.21%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.85%) HTML
1 6 (3.85%) XML
2 4 (2.56%) CSS
2 4 (2.56%) jQuery
2 4 (2.56%) REST
3 3 (1.92%) HTML5
3 3 (1.92%) J2EE
3 3 (1.92%) JSON
3 3 (1.92%) Web Services
4 2 (1.28%) .NET
4 2 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (1.28%) Apache Axis
4 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.28%) JDBC
4 2 (1.28%) JMS
4 2 (1.28%) Middleware
4 2 (1.28%) SOAP
4 2 (1.28%) Spring
4 2 (1.28%) WSDL
4 2 (1.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.97%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.85%) iPad
4 6 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 5 (3.21%) Biology
5 5 (3.21%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.56%) Chemistry
6 4 (2.56%) Informatics
6 4 (2.56%) LIMS
6 4 (2.56%) User Experience
7 3 (1.92%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.92%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.92%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.92%) PMI
7 3 (1.92%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.28%) Social Media
8 2 (1.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.31%) Windows
2 17 (10.90%) Windows Server
3 16 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.05%) Windows 7
5 8 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.49%) Linux
6 7 (4.49%) Unix
7 6 (3.85%) Mac OS X
7 6 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.92%) Solaris
9 3 (1.92%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.72%) Project Management
2 23 (14.74%) Validation
3 19 (12.18%) Business Analysis
3 19 (12.18%) Migration
4 17 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (10.26%) ITIL
6 15 (9.62%) PRINCE2
7 14 (8.97%) ITSM
7 14 (8.97%) Logistics
8 13 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 12 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
9 12 (7.69%) Use Case
10 11 (7.05%) Data Management
10 11 (7.05%) SDLC
11 10 (6.41%) ERP
11 10 (6.41%) Quality Management
11 10 (6.41%) Workflow
12 9 (5.77%) Change Management
12 9 (5.77%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.18%) SQL
2 6 (3.85%) C#
2 6 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.21%) C++
4 3 (1.92%) Java
4 3 (1.92%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.64%) ECMAScript
5 1 (0.64%) JSX
5 1 (0.64%) Perl
5 1 (0.64%) PHP
5 1 (0.64%) Python
5 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (12.18%) Degree
2 6 (3.85%) DBS Check
2 6 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (3.85%) PhD
2 6 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.21%) CBAP
3 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.56%) MCP
5 3 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.92%) MCSE
5 3 (1.92%) PMP
6 2 (1.28%) CCNA
6 2 (1.28%) MCSA
6 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.28%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) CCENT
7 1 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.64%) CLAS
7 1 (0.64%) EMCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.21%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.28%) XenApp
5 1 (0.64%) Docker
5 1 (0.64%) GPFS
5 1 (0.64%) NFS
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (5.13%) SCCM
2 3 (1.92%) SCOM
2 3 (1.92%) SmoothWall
2 3 (1.92%) WSUS
3 1 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.64%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.64%) Legato
3 1 (0.64%) Nagios
3 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (25.64%) SAP
2 22 (14.10%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.62%) Citrix
4 11 (7.05%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (7.05%) VMware
5 10 (6.41%) Wyse
6 8 (5.13%) Cisco
7 7 (4.49%) HP
8 6 (3.85%) Oracle
9 5 (3.21%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.56%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.56%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.56%) Tableau
11 3 (1.92%) Adobe
11 3 (1.92%) AppSense
11 3 (1.92%) IBM
12 2 (1.28%) Clearswift
12 2 (1.28%) EMC
12 2 (1.28%) Facebook
12 2 (1.28%) Sysomos
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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