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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 80 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.80% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £650
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-14.70% -22.72%
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
333 282 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.27% 25.16% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 170 152
Average daily rate £325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £184 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 20
Average hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £32.00 £25.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Cisco
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Migration
3 6 (19.35%) WAN
3 6 (19.35%) Nortel
3 6 (19.35%) Citrix
4 5 (16.13%) Avaya
4 5 (16.13%) Project Management
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
5 4 (12.90%) Change Control
5 4 (12.90%) Firewall
5 4 (12.90%) Wireless
5 4 (12.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (12.90%) CCNA
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.90%) CCNP
5 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
5 4 (12.90%) SAN
5 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
5 4 (12.90%) Internet
5 4 (12.90%) MPLS
5 4 (12.90%) LAN
5 4 (12.90%) SAP
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle
5 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
6 3 (9.68%) SQL
6 3 (9.68%) IIS

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 3 (9.68%) IIS
1 3 (9.68%) NetWeaver
2 2 (6.45%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (6.45%) SAP ERP
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (3.23%) SAP SRM
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) WAN
2 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (12.90%) Firewall
3 4 (12.90%) Wireless
3 4 (12.90%) SAN
3 4 (12.90%) Internet
3 4 (12.90%) MPLS
3 4 (12.90%) LAN
4 3 (9.68%) VPN
4 3 (9.68%) OSPF
4 3 (9.68%) BGP
4 3 (9.68%) EIGRP
4 3 (9.68%) DMZ
4 3 (9.68%) NAS
4 3 (9.68%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (6.45%) VPLS
5 2 (6.45%) SSL
6 1 (3.23%) WLAN
6 1 (3.23%) IGRP
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SAP BW
3 2 (6.45%) DB2
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (9.68%) Local Government
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Project Leader
3 3 (9.68%) Project Leader
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Development Manager
5 1 (3.23%) SAP BW Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Database Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) Celerra
2 1 (3.23%) Streaming Media
2 1 (3.23%) Statistics
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Replication
2 1 (3.23%) iPad
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Solaris
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Migration
2 5 (16.13%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
3 4 (12.90%) Change Control
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL
4 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.68%) CRM
4 3 (9.68%) ERP
4 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Governance
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.45%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.23%) SOA
6 1 (3.23%) WFM
6 1 (3.23%) Time Management
6 1 (3.23%) Data Management
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) CCNA
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (12.90%) CCNP
2 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) CCIP
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.23%) RHCE
3 1 (3.23%) CCDP
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Certification
3 1 (3.23%) ACSA
3 1 (3.23%) MCDST
3 1 (3.23%) MCTS
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
3 1 (3.23%) ACSP
3 1 (3.23%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Cisco
3 6 (19.35%) Nortel
3 6 (19.35%) Citrix
4 5 (16.13%) Avaya
5 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
5 4 (12.90%) SAP
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.45%) VMware
7 2 (6.45%) BT
7 2 (6.45%) Clearswift
7 2 (6.45%) Lotus
7 2 (6.45%) HP
7 2 (6.45%) EMC
7 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
8 1 (3.23%) IBM
8 1 (3.23%) Apple
8 1 (3.23%) Meru Networks