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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 385 395 393
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Life Science 23 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.094% 0.064%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 9
Average daily rate £345 £393 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.10% -5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £258 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £465 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-45.00% -5.88%
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
7569 7666 8365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.74% 36.15% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5294 5373 5683
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £286 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 151 161
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.02% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £48.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +38 4 £225 -43.75% 1
Uxbridge - 2 £344 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £525 -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (37.14%) Degree
2 12 (34.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (31.43%) Marketing
4 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 6 (17.14%) HTML
6 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
6 6 (17.14%) CSS
6 6 (17.14%) MS Visio
6 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.29%) SQL
7 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 5 (14.29%) DNS
7 5 (14.29%) Project Management
7 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 4 (11.43%) HP
8 4 (11.43%) VoIP
8 4 (11.43%) Cisco
8 4 (11.43%) Java
8 4 (11.43%) MS Office
8 4 (11.43%) XML
8 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
8 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (11.43%) Workflow
8 4 (11.43%) Sysomos
8 4 (11.43%) Radian6
8 4 (11.43%) Facebook
8 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
8 4 (11.43%) Analytics
8 4 (11.43%) Mentoring

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) Node.js
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Visio
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.71%) InfoPath
3 2 (5.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Radian6
2 1 (2.86%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.86%) SAP PP
2 1 (2.86%) SAP PP-PI
2 1 (2.86%) SAP QM
2 1 (2.86%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) VoIP
3 3 (8.57%) DHCP
3 3 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (5.71%) BGP
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (5.71%) EIGRP
4 2 (5.71%) Firewall
4 2 (5.71%) IPsec
4 2 (5.71%) IPv6
4 2 (5.71%) LAN
4 2 (5.71%) OSPF
4 2 (5.71%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (5.71%) VLAN
4 2 (5.71%) VPN
4 2 (5.71%) WAN
4 2 (5.71%) WebEx
4 2 (5.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Big Data
1 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
1 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.71%) PerformancePoint
1 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) HBase
2 1 (2.86%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) EasyMock
1 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.71%) JUnit
1 2 (5.71%) Subversion
1 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.71%) Toad
2 1 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (34.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 11 (31.43%) Marketing
3 7 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (8.57%) Finance
5 2 (5.71%) Multimedia
5 2 (5.71%) Publishing
6 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Consultant
2 4 (11.43%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Developer
2 4 (11.43%) Social Media Consultant
2 4 (11.43%) Social Media Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.57%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Business Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Deskside Support
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) PHP Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) CSS
1 6 (17.14%) HTML
2 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
2 4 (11.43%) HTML5
2 4 (11.43%) XML
3 3 (8.57%) J2EE
3 3 (8.57%) jQuery
3 3 (8.57%) JSON
3 3 (8.57%) Spring
4 2 (5.71%) DOM
4 2 (5.71%) Flash
4 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
4 2 (5.71%) JAXB
4 2 (5.71%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (5.71%) REST
4 2 (5.71%) SAX
4 2 (5.71%) SOAP
4 2 (5.71%) Web Services
4 2 (5.71%) XSD
4 2 (5.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Digital Media
2 4 (11.43%) Social Media
3 2 (5.71%) Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) FMCG
3 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.71%) Physics
3 2 (5.71%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.86%) Biotechnology
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
1 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Project Management
2 4 (11.43%) Analytics
2 4 (11.43%) Campaign Management
2 4 (11.43%) Marketing Analytics
2 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
2 4 (11.43%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (11.43%) Workflow
3 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.57%) Change Management
3 3 (8.57%) Data Management
3 3 (8.57%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.71%) Content Management
4 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
4 2 (5.71%) ETL
4 2 (5.71%) Migration
4 2 (5.71%) TDD
4 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) Java
4 3 (8.57%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) Groovy
5 2 (5.71%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.86%) C#
6 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.86%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) vCloud
2 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) vSphere
2 2 (5.71%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (5.71%) vMotion
1 2 (5.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco
2 4 (11.43%) Facebook
2 4 (11.43%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) Sysomos
3 3 (8.57%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) Adobe
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix
4 2 (5.71%) Intel
4 2 (5.71%) Juniper
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) Saba
4 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) hybris
5 1 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (2.86%) Sun