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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 404 418 402
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing Life Science 21 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.089% 0.021% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.057% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 6
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£270 £381 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.18% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £337 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £488 £513
% change year-on-year
-23.11% -4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £26.75 -
% change year-on-year
-11.21% -
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
8441 8801 9418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.96% 37.42% 38.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5888 5939 6359
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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 £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 165 205
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.04 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Life Science Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015. 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 -8 3 £250 -35.48% 3
Docklands, London - 1 £480 -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 12 (29.27%) Use Case
2 11 (26.83%) MS Office
3 10 (24.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (24.39%) QA
4 9 (21.95%) Manufacturing
4 9 (21.95%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (21.95%) Business Analysis
4 9 (21.95%) Project Management
5 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
5 8 (19.51%) RUP
5 8 (19.51%) MS Visio
5 8 (19.51%) Bioinformatics
5 8 (19.51%) BPMN
5 8 (19.51%) Degree
5 8 (19.51%) Big Data
6 7 (17.07%) Validation
6 7 (17.07%) UML
7 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
7 6 (14.63%) Rational Rose
7 6 (14.63%) GAMP
7 6 (14.63%) Service Delivery
7 6 (14.63%) Economics
8 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.20%) SAP
8 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (9.76%) User Experience
9 4 (9.76%) GMP
9 4 (9.76%) Biotechnology
10 3 (7.32%) Retail
10 3 (7.32%) Finance

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (26.83%) MS Office
2 8 (19.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.44%) InfoPath
4 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SAP SD
2 2 (4.88%) SAP MM
3 1 (2.44%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
1 2 (4.88%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) IPv6
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) VoIP
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
2 1 (2.44%) DHCP
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
2 1 (2.44%) OSPF
2 1 (2.44%) BGP
2 1 (2.44%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) Wireless
2 1 (2.44%) IPsec
2 1 (2.44%) VLAN
2 1 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.44%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) Big Data
2 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.88%) HBase
3 2 (4.88%) BigTable
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) Spotfire
4 1 (2.44%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (2.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Rational Rose
2 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (24.39%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (21.95%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Business Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Validation Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.88%) Project Office Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.44%) SAS Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Senior DBA
7 1 (2.44%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Senior SQL DBA
7 1 (2.44%) SAP Project Manager
7 1 (2.44%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) HTML
1 3 (7.32%) HTML5
1 3 (7.32%) jQuery
2 2 (4.88%) RESTful
2 2 (4.88%) HTML5 Canvas
2 2 (4.88%) EDI
2 2 (4.88%) BAPI
2 2 (4.88%) Ajax
2 2 (4.88%) SAP ALE
3 1 (2.44%) CSS
3 1 (2.44%) SOAP
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) Flash
3 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.44%) REST
3 1 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Economics
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.76%) Biotechnology
3 4 (9.76%) User Experience
4 3 (7.32%) Visualisation
5 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.88%) Clustering
6 1 (2.44%) NHS
6 1 (2.44%) LIMS
6 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) UNIX
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Use Case
2 9 (21.95%) Business Analysis
2 9 (21.95%) Project Management
2 9 (21.95%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (19.51%) Bioinformatics
3 8 (19.51%) RUP
3 8 (19.51%) BPMN
4 7 (17.07%) UML
4 7 (17.07%) Validation
5 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
5 6 (14.63%) Service Delivery
6 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.88%) Web Development
8 2 (4.88%) MVC
8 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.88%) Migration
8 2 (4.88%) Line Management
9 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.44%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.88%) PMP
2 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (2.44%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) QA
2 6 (14.63%) GAMP
3 4 (9.76%) GMP
4 2 (4.88%) GxP
5 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.44%) XenApp
1 1 (2.44%) vSphere
1 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.44%) vMotion
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix
4 1 (2.44%) Juniper
4 1 (2.44%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Wall Street Systems
4 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
City, London
PwC
Rate: PwC is open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: Competitive (dependant on experience) plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago