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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
England / London
Rank 372 402 392
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -10
Contract jobs citing Life Science 32 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.095% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 11
Median daily rate £450 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £259 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £543 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £525
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -45.00%

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
6699 7214 7339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.44% 34.10% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 5065 5086
Median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 114 135
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.99 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.56% -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £35.36 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science across the London region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Life Science Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the London region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Uxbridge +6 1 - -
City of London -5 1 £425 +41.66% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Life Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 28 (40.58%) Degree
2 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.43%) Pharmaceutical
3 21 (30.43%) Scrum
4 19 (27.54%) SAP
5 18 (26.09%) Java
5 18 (26.09%) TDD
6 16 (23.19%) BDD
7 13 (18.84%) SQL
8 12 (17.39%) CRM
8 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.39%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (17.39%) Computer Science
9 11 (15.94%) Dynamics CRM
9 11 (15.94%) Data Management
9 11 (15.94%) COM
9 11 (15.94%) Oracle
10 10 (14.49%) XML
10 10 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (13.04%) Windows
11 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
11 9 (13.04%) SDLC
12 8 (11.59%) Presales
12 8 (11.59%) Case Management
12 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (11.59%) Yammer
12 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
12 8 (11.59%) SharePoint
12 8 (11.59%) SQL Server

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.59%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (11.59%) SharePoint
1 8 (11.59%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.25%) Documentum
3 3 (4.35%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.90%) Apache
4 2 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.90%) nginx
4 2 (2.90%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (11.59%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (4.35%) NetSuite
3 3 (4.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (2.90%) WebTrends
5 1 (1.45%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.45%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.59%) Office 365
2 8 (11.59%) SaaS
2 8 (11.59%) Yammer
3 4 (5.80%) Veeva
4 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.90%) Force.com
5 2 (2.90%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) HTTP
2 2 (2.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.90%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.90%) LDAP
2 2 (2.90%) SSL
2 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) VoIP
3 1 (1.45%) VPN
3 1 (1.45%) VSAN
3 1 (1.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.70%) Big Data
2 6 (8.70%) MySQL
3 4 (5.80%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (5.80%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.45%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.90%) JIRA
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.90%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (30.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (11.59%) Retail
3 7 (10.14%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.25%) Finance
5 4 (5.80%) Marketing
6 3 (4.35%) Law
7 2 (2.90%) Legal
8 1 (1.45%) Banking
8 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Developer
2 12 (17.39%) Architect
3 8 (11.59%) Consultant
3 8 (11.59%) Scala Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Documentum Architect
5 5 (7.25%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Python Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Python Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Dynamics AX Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Information Governance Officer
7 3 (4.35%) Information Officer
7 3 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.90%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Java Scala Developer
8 2 (2.90%) SAP HR Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) COM
2 10 (14.49%) XML
3 7 (10.14%) Akka
3 7 (10.14%) Play Framework
4 6 (8.70%) Web Services
5 4 (5.80%) CSS
5 4 (5.80%) Django
5 4 (5.80%) Flask
5 4 (5.80%) HTML
5 4 (5.80%) React
6 3 (4.35%) jQuery
6 3 (4.35%) Redux
7 2 (2.90%) LAMP
7 2 (2.90%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (2.90%) REST
7 2 (2.90%) Symfony
7 2 (2.90%) Visualforce
8 1 (1.45%) CSS3
8 1 (1.45%) HTML5
8 1 (1.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.35%) Linked Data
3 3 (4.35%) NHS
4 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.90%) FMCG
4 2 (2.90%) Learning Management System
4 2 (2.90%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) Blog
5 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.35%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.45%) CentOS
3 1 (1.45%) Fedora
3 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.45%) SUSE
3 1 (1.45%) Unix
3 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.43%) Scrum
3 18 (26.09%) TDD
4 16 (23.19%) BDD
5 12 (17.39%) CRM
6 11 (15.94%) Data Management
7 10 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 9 (13.04%) SDLC
9 8 (11.59%) Business Development
9 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (11.59%) Case Management
9 8 (11.59%) Document Management
9 8 (11.59%) Presales
10 7 (10.14%) DevOps
11 6 (8.70%) Migration
11 6 (8.70%) Test Scripting
12 5 (7.25%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (7.25%) Microservices
12 5 (7.25%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.09%) Java
2 13 (18.84%) SQL
3 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.59%) Scala
4 7 (10.14%) Python
5 5 (7.25%) C++
6 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.35%) Perl
7 2 (2.90%) Apex Code
7 2 (2.90%) PHP
8 1 (1.45%) C#
8 1 (1.45%) C-shell
8 1 (1.45%) Julia
8 1 (1.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (40.58%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) PMI Certification
2 3 (4.35%) PMP
2 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.45%) PhD
3 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) GxP
3 1 (1.45%) COBIT
3 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.45%) GMP
3 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.45%) PMO
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.35%) NFS
1 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.90%) vCloud
3 1 (1.45%) Docker
3 1 (1.45%) GPFS
3 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.45%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Ansible
1 2 (2.90%) OpenIDM
1 2 (2.90%) Terraform
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) SAP
2 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.39%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (15.94%) Oracle
4 8 (11.59%) Infor
5 3 (4.35%) Siebel
5 3 (4.35%) VMware
6 2 (2.90%) EMC
6 2 (2.90%) ForgeRock
6 2 (2.90%) Isilon
6 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.90%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.45%) Adobe
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco
7 1 (1.45%) Google
7 1 (1.45%) Rockwell
7 1 (1.45%) Saba
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