The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 419 433 396
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -37
Contract jobs citing Life Science 9 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.036% 0.036% 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.094% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £329 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £536 £696
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £540
% change year-on-year
+13.96% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-67.44% +7.50%
Life Science
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8781 9533 9393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.60% 37.61% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6106 6716 6474
Average daily rate £450 £450 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 153 241
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -15.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in London

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in London

Life Science
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Life Science Hourly Rate Trend in London

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
City of London +23 1 £375 +13.20% 4
Hounslow - - - - 1
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 6 (42.86%) Spotfire
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) SOAP
2 6 (42.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (35.71%) WSDL
4 4 (28.57%) Data Mining
4 4 (28.57%) RDF
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) Text Mining
4 4 (28.57%) REST
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) SPARQL
5 3 (21.43%) Ontologies
5 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) UNIX
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
6 2 (14.29%) Middleware
6 2 (14.29%) Ariba
6 2 (14.29%) SMTP
6 2 (14.29%) ERP
6 2 (14.29%) JMS
6 2 (14.29%) UDDI

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) VSAT
2 2 (14.29%) SMTP
2 2 (14.29%) FTP
2 2 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Spotfire
2 4 (28.57%) Data Mining
2 4 (28.57%) Text Mining
3 1 (7.14%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (42.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.14%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Data Scientist
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Writer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Lead Web Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Change Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Change Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) SOAP
2 5 (35.71%) WSDL
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 4 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) EJB
4 2 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) XSLT
4 2 (14.29%) JMS
4 2 (14.29%) UDDI
4 2 (14.29%) Middleware
5 1 (7.14%) Ajax
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Ontologies
4 2 (14.29%) Informatics
4 2 (14.29%) Semantic Web
5 1 (7.14%) NHS
5 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) RDF
1 4 (28.57%) Analytics
2 3 (21.43%) Predictive Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
3 2 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Process Management
3 2 (14.29%) ERP
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Logistics
4 1 (7.14%) Competitive Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) QMS
4 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
2 3 (21.43%) SPARQL
3 2 (14.29%) XPath
3 2 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GxP
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
3 2 (14.29%) Ariba
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
4 1 (7.14%) Reuters
4 1 (7.14%) VMware