The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 376 375 417
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +42
Contract jobs citing Life Science 17 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.073% 0.028% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.085% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 2
Average daily rate £410 £423 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £237 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £565 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £313 £425
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £82.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- +65.00%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7313 7083 8726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.29% 32.73% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5159 4930 5848
Average daily rate £455 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 160 220
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.42 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £54.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
Life Science
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 3 £286 -32.24%
Uxbridge - - - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Manufacturing
2 8 (30.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (30.77%) SAP
3 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
4 5 (19.23%) Project Management
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle
4 5 (19.23%) Degree
5 4 (15.38%) Retail
5 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (11.54%) Delphi
6 3 (11.54%) Windows
6 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
6 3 (11.54%) Validation
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) Data Management
6 3 (11.54%) Information Management
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
7 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Management
7 2 (7.69%) Informatics
7 2 (7.69%) Axway
7 2 (7.69%) SAP SCM
7 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (7.69%) Bioinformatics
7 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Credit Risk

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) Documentum
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP SCM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (3.85%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (3.85%) SAP WM
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.85%) SAP MDM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP PM
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Manufacturing
2 8 (30.77%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
4 4 (15.38%) Retail
5 1 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) Back Office
5 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Delphi Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SAP WM Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Documentum Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) DirectX
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) COM
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
2 2 (7.69%) Chemistry
2 2 (7.69%) Informatics
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) Physics
3 1 (3.85%) Economics
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
3 3 (11.54%) Validation
3 3 (11.54%) Scrum
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Data Management
3 3 (11.54%) Information Management
4 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.69%) SOA
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Management
4 2 (7.69%) Use Case
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Delphi
2 2 (7.69%) C++
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) GxP
2 1 (3.85%) HL7
2 1 (3.85%) GAMP
2 1 (3.85%) GMP
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) SAP
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Cognos
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Bloomberg
3 2 (7.69%) Cadence
3 2 (7.69%) Axway
4 1 (3.85%) Tableau
4 1 (3.85%) Syclo
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) CA
4 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.85%) PeopleSoft