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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 65 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 25 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.82% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.95% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £540
% change year-on-year
+13.96% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-67.44% +7.50%
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
420 292 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.57% 24.66% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 158 171
Average daily rate £350 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.90 £31.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Windows
3 7 (28.00%) Migration
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
4 6 (24.00%) Cisco
5 5 (20.00%) WAN
5 5 (20.00%) Nortel
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) Avaya
6 4 (16.00%) Internet
6 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (16.00%) Change Control
7 3 (12.00%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (12.00%) NAS
7 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (12.00%) Wireless
7 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) CCNA
7 3 (12.00%) Citrix
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (12.00%) ERP
7 3 (12.00%) CCNP
7 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.00%) UNIX
7 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.00%) MS Office
7 3 (12.00%) MPLS
7 3 (12.00%) LAN
7 3 (12.00%) DMZ

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2 (8.00%) NetWeaver
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (8.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) WAN
2 4 (16.00%) Internet
3 3 (12.00%) MPLS
3 3 (12.00%) Wireless
3 3 (12.00%) SAN
3 3 (12.00%) DMZ
3 3 (12.00%) LAN
3 3 (12.00%) NAS
3 3 (12.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.00%) VPLS
4 2 (8.00%) OSPF
4 2 (8.00%) BGP
4 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (8.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) DB2
2 2 (8.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Project Leader
2 3 (12.00%) Technical Project Leader
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Telephony Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Network Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Streaming Media
2 1 (4.00%) Statistics
2 1 (4.00%) CMDB
2 1 (4.00%) Celerra
2 1 (4.00%) iPad
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) UNIX
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Solaris
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Project Management
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Change Control
5 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.00%) ERP
5 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.00%) Product Management
7 1 (4.00%) Data Governance
7 1 (4.00%) Project Governance
7 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.00%) People Management
7 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.00%) Data Management
7 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.00%) CCNP
1 3 (12.00%) CCNA
2 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.00%) ACSP
3 1 (4.00%) CCDP
3 1 (4.00%) CCIP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) MCSA
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.00%) RHCE
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ACSA
3 1 (4.00%) MCDST
3 1 (4.00%) MCTS
3 1 (4.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco
3 5 (20.00%) Nortel
4 4 (16.00%) Avaya
5 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix
6 2 (8.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) EMC
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
6 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.00%) BT
7 1 (4.00%) VMware
7 1 (4.00%) Apple
7 1 (4.00%) Meru Networks
7 1 (4.00%) Business Objects
7 1 (4.00%) IBM
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