The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 72 78 90
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Contract jobs citing Life Science 16 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.17% 0.17% 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.90% 0.72% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £540
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -18.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-67.44% -9.47%
Life Science
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
410 277 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.08% 23.34% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 159 171
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 48
Average hourly rate £12.89 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £21.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Life Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Life Science Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Life Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Life Science Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (29.41%) ITIL
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Avaya
4 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.76%) Wireless
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Nortel
4 2 (11.76%) LAN
4 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Internet
5 1 (5.88%) iPad
5 1 (5.88%) Data Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.88%) Relational Database

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (5.88%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
1 2 (11.76%) Wireless
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (17.65%) Architect
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Project Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Database Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) CMDB
2 1 (5.88%) iPad
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.76%) ERP
2 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Management
3 1 (5.88%) Logistics
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Matrix Management
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Product Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Governance
3 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (17.65%) CCNP
1 3 (17.65%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.88%) ACSP
3 1 (5.88%) CCDP
3 1 (5.88%) CCIP
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) RHCE
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ACSA
3 1 (5.88%) MCDST
3 1 (5.88%) MCTS
3 1 (5.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) Avaya
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) Nortel
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.88%) Meru Networks