The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 56 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.14% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £506 £475
% change year-on-year
-26.91% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-28.40% -
Life Science
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
227 249 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 31.70% 38.19% 33.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 124 117
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 13
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.10 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Life Science across the Hertfordshire region.

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Life Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the Hertfordshire region.

Life Science Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Life Science
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Base SAS
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Validation

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Base SAS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) IT Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAS Programmer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP