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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 75 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 22 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.42% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.34% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £525 £613
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £82.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -48.48%
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
412 299 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.67% 24.45% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 188 151
Average daily rate £338 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 26
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

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
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 15 (37.50%) Manufacturing
1 15 (37.50%) VCP4
2 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.00%) MS Project
3 12 (30.00%) Migration
4 11 (27.50%) Project Management
4 11 (27.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (25.00%) Windows
6 9 (22.50%) MS Excel
6 9 (22.50%) Citrix
7 8 (20.00%) WAN
7 8 (20.00%) Cisco
7 8 (20.00%) Oracle
7 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (20.00%) Finance
8 7 (17.50%) Programme Management
9 6 (15.00%) SAN
9 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (12.50%) Change Control
10 5 (12.50%) MPLS
10 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
10 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 5 (12.50%) SQL
10 5 (12.50%) Nortel
10 5 (12.50%) Firewall
11 4 (10.00%) VMware
11 4 (10.00%) Wireless
11 4 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (10.00%) UNIX
11 4 (10.00%) SAP

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.00%) Apache
3 2 (5.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MS Project
2 11 (27.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (22.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (2.50%) SAP SRM
3 1 (2.50%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) WAN
2 6 (15.00%) SAN
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (12.50%) Firewall
3 5 (12.50%) MPLS
4 4 (10.00%) OSPF
4 4 (10.00%) BGP
4 4 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 4 (10.00%) LAN
4 4 (10.00%) DMZ
4 4 (10.00%) Internet
4 4 (10.00%) Wireless
4 4 (10.00%) NAS
4 4 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (7.50%) VPLS
5 3 (7.50%) VPN
6 2 (5.00%) SSL
6 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.00%) SAP BW
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 8 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (12.50%) Architect
1 5 (12.50%) Analyst
2 4 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
3 3 (7.50%) Project Leader
3 3 (7.50%) Technical Project Leader
3 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management Officer
4 2 (5.00%) Project Officer
4 2 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Programme Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Developer
5 1 (2.50%) Development Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Senior Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Replication
1 2 (5.00%) Clustering
1 2 (5.00%) Celerra
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Streaming Media
2 1 (2.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) UNIX
3 3 (7.50%) Solaris
4 1 (2.50%) Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.50%) Android
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Migration
2 11 (27.50%) Project Management
3 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (17.50%) Programme Management
5 5 (12.50%) Change Control
6 4 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.50%) CRM
7 3 (7.50%) ERP
8 2 (5.00%) ITIL
8 2 (5.00%) Information Security
8 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
8 2 (5.00%) Matrix Management
8 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (2.50%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) VCP4
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.00%) CCNP
2 2 (5.00%) CCNA
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.50%) ACSP
3 1 (2.50%) CCDP
3 1 (2.50%) CCIP
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) MCSA
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.50%) RHCE
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ACSA
3 1 (2.50%) MCDST
3 1 (2.50%) MCTS
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
3 1 (2.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Citrix
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle
3 8 (20.00%) Cisco
4 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 5 (12.50%) Nortel
5 4 (10.00%) VMware
5 4 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 4 (10.00%) Avaya
5 4 (10.00%) SAP
5 4 (10.00%) EMC
6 3 (7.50%) Lotus
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.00%) Clearswift
7 2 (5.00%) BT
8 1 (2.50%) Apple
8 1 (2.50%) HP
8 1 (2.50%) IBM
8 1 (2.50%) Business Objects