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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 74 85 73
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Life Science 25 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.52% 0.072% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.51% 0.29% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£450 - £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £475 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £82.50
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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
454 346 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.53% 24.84% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 176 138
Average daily rate £350 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £207 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 31
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.50 £17.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% -11.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £10.50 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £37.49 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 24 (72.73%) Manufacturing
2 13 (39.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 13 (39.39%) MS Project
3 12 (36.36%) Project Management
4 11 (33.33%) Citrix
5 10 (30.30%) Finance
6 8 (24.24%) Programme Management
7 7 (21.21%) Windows
7 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
7 7 (21.21%) Cisco
7 7 (21.21%) Migration
7 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (18.18%) VMware
8 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
8 6 (18.18%) Firewall
8 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle
8 6 (18.18%) CheckPoint
9 5 (15.15%) Clearswift
9 5 (15.15%) SSL
9 5 (15.15%) SAP
9 5 (15.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (12.12%) SQL
10 4 (12.12%) WAN
10 4 (12.12%) VPN
10 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (9.09%) Kaspersky

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (9.09%) IIS
1 3 (9.09%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.06%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 13 (39.39%) MS PowerPoint
1 13 (39.39%) MS Project
2 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (3.03%) SAP HR
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (3.03%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (3.03%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (18.18%) Firewall
3 5 (15.15%) SSL
4 4 (12.12%) WAN
4 4 (12.12%) VPN
5 3 (9.09%) SAN
6 2 (6.06%) Wireless
6 2 (6.06%) LAN
6 2 (6.06%) EIGRP
6 2 (6.06%) MPLS
6 2 (6.06%) OSPF
6 2 (6.06%) BGP
7 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.03%) NAS
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.03%) IGRP
7 1 (3.03%) DMZ
7 1 (3.03%) Internet
7 1 (3.03%) WLAN
7 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
General
1 24 (72.73%) Manufacturing
2 10 (30.30%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Project Officer
4 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) PMO Lead
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management Officer
5 1 (3.03%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.03%) SAP HR Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Basis
1 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) PKI
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.03%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.03%) UNIX
3 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Project Management
2 8 (24.24%) Programme Management
3 7 (21.21%) Migration
4 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 3 (9.09%) Resource Management
7 2 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (6.06%) Service Management
7 2 (6.06%) Information Security
7 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL
7 2 (6.06%) CRM
7 2 (6.06%) Change Control
7 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.03%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) CISSP
1 3 (9.09%) CISM
1 3 (9.09%) CISMP
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CCEE
3 1 (3.03%) CCAA
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CCA
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CCIE
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (3.03%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.03%) MetaFrame
4 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.03%) Xen
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Citrix
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco
3 6 (18.18%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 5 (15.15%) Clearswift
4 5 (15.15%) SAP
5 3 (9.09%) Kaspersky
5 3 (9.09%) Lotus
6 2 (6.06%) Avaya
6 2 (6.06%) AppSense
6 2 (6.06%) EMC
6 2 (6.06%) Nortel
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
7 1 (3.03%) Wyse
7 1 (3.03%) BT