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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 86 86 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Life Science 10 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.62% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.35% 0.54% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £488 £513
% change year-on-year
-23.11% -4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £26.75 -
% change year-on-year
-11.21% -
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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
425 373 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.28% 30.30% 28.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 199 165
Average daily rate £330 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.31 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.27 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.80 £18.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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 35 (97.22%) Manufacturing
2 14 (38.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 14 (38.89%) MS Project
3 13 (36.11%) Project Management
4 10 (27.78%) PRINCE2
4 10 (27.78%) Citrix
4 10 (27.78%) Programme Management
5 9 (25.00%) Migration
5 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (22.22%) Windows
6 8 (22.22%) Finance
7 7 (19.44%) VMware
7 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
8 6 (16.67%) ITIL
8 6 (16.67%) Oracle
8 6 (16.67%) SCCM
9 5 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (13.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (13.89%) SAP
9 5 (13.89%) WAN
9 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
10 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
10 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 4 (11.11%) EMC
10 4 (11.11%) Firewall
10 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
10 4 (11.11%) Cisco
10 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (8.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (38.89%) MS Project
1 14 (38.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.78%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (2.78%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) WAN
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (11.11%) Firewall
3 3 (8.33%) SSL
4 2 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (2.78%) DMZ
5 1 (2.78%) Internet
5 1 (2.78%) MPLS
5 1 (2.78%) OSPF
5 1 (2.78%) BGP
5 1 (2.78%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless
5 1 (2.78%) VPLS
5 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.78%) NAS
5 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 35 (97.22%) Manufacturing
2 8 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Architect
2 4 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (8.33%) PMO Lead
4 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Service Transition Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Project Management Officer
4 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
4 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Project Officer
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Support Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) SAP HR Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
3 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Project Management
2 10 (27.78%) Programme Management
2 10 (27.78%) PRINCE2
3 9 (25.00%) Migration
4 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
5 6 (16.67%) ITIL
6 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (8.33%) Resource Management
7 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 3 (8.33%) Service Management
7 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (5.56%) Security Patching
8 2 (5.56%) Change Control
8 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
9 1 (2.78%) SIEM
9 1 (2.78%) Application Discovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) CISSP
1 3 (8.33%) CISM
1 3 (8.33%) CISMP
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) CCIE
3 1 (2.78%) CCA
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.78%) CCENT
3 1 (2.78%) CCEE
3 1 (2.78%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (11.11%) QA
3 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (8.33%) Xen
4 2 (5.56%) BitLocker
4 2 (5.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (2.78%) MetaFrame
5 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Citrix
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (19.44%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) Oracle
5 5 (13.89%) SAP
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco
6 4 (11.11%) EMC
6 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 3 (8.33%) Clearswift
7 3 (8.33%) AppSense
7 3 (8.33%) Kaspersky
7 3 (8.33%) Lotus
8 2 (5.56%) Wyse
9 1 (2.78%) Avaya
9 1 (2.78%) Nortel
9 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds