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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 94 78 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Life Science 12 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.69% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.36% 2.14% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £525
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+178.68% -64.53%
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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
509 420 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.50% 32.09% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 242 178
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.84 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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
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 28 August 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) Manufacturing
2 9 (32.14%) Service Delivery
2 9 (32.14%) ITIL
3 8 (28.57%) Citrix
3 8 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 7 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (25.00%) Project Management
4 7 (25.00%) VMware
4 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (21.43%) Windows
5 6 (21.43%) MS Project
6 5 (17.86%) PKI
6 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (17.86%) Migration
6 5 (17.86%) Firewall
6 5 (17.86%) SAP
6 5 (17.86%) SSL
6 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
6 5 (17.86%) Cisco
6 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
6 5 (17.86%) SCCM
6 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (17.86%) Kaspersky
6 5 (17.86%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (17.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (14.29%) Security Patching
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 7

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (21.43%) MS Project
3 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.57%) SAP HR
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) SSL
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
General
1 28 (100.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.14%) Service Transition Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) PMO Lead
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Project Officer
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) SAP HR Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management Officer
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) PKI
2 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.14%) Thin Client
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
1 9 (32.14%) Service Delivery
2 8 (28.57%) Programme Management
3 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (17.86%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (17.86%) Migration
5 4 (14.29%) Security Patching
5 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (10.71%) SIEM
6 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Service Management
7 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
7 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) CISSP
1 3 (10.71%) CISM
1 3 (10.71%) CISMP
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) CCIE
3 1 (3.57%) CCA
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CCENT
3 1 (3.57%) CCEE
3 1 (3.57%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (14.29%) QA
3 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.14%) Xen
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.57%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Citrix
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
3 5 (17.86%) Kaspersky
3 5 (17.86%) SAP
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) Clearswift
4 3 (10.71%) AppSense
5 2 (7.14%) Wyse
5 2 (7.14%) Lotus
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle
5 2 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (3.57%) Dell