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 26 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 70 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 26 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.58% - 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.74% - 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£295 - £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £506 £500 £279
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +79.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £82.50
% change year-on-year
-29.41% -48.48%
Life Science
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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
453 293 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.54% 22.96% 33.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 169 137
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 28
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.38 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -24.98%

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 26 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 26 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 21 (53.85%) Manufacturing
2 14 (35.90%) MS Project
3 13 (33.33%) Project Management
3 13 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (28.21%) Migration
4 11 (28.21%) Citrix
4 11 (28.21%) Windows
4 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.64%) Finance
6 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 8 (20.51%) Oracle
7 8 (20.51%) Cisco
7 8 (20.51%) Programme Management
8 7 (17.95%) WAN
8 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
8 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (15.38%) SAP
9 6 (15.38%) SAN
9 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
9 6 (15.38%) Firewall
9 6 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (12.82%) VMware
10 5 (12.82%) MPLS
10 5 (12.82%) Nortel
10 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
10 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
10 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (12.82%) Change Control
11 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (10.26%) Fibre Channel

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 (10.26%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 2 (5.13%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (35.90%) MS Project
2 13 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.56%) SAP SRM
3 1 (2.56%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (2.56%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) WAN
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (15.38%) SAN
2 6 (15.38%) Firewall
3 5 (12.82%) MPLS
4 4 (10.26%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (10.26%) NAS
4 4 (10.26%) LAN
4 4 (10.26%) VPN
4 4 (10.26%) OSPF
4 4 (10.26%) BGP
4 4 (10.26%) EIGRP
4 4 (10.26%) Wireless
5 3 (7.69%) DMZ
5 3 (7.69%) Internet
5 3 (7.69%) SSL
5 3 (7.69%) VPLS
6 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.56%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.13%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.56%) DB2
3 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
General
1 21 (53.85%) Manufacturing
2 10 (25.64%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Analyst
2 4 (10.26%) Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Project Management Officer
4 2 (5.13%) PMO Lead
4 2 (5.13%) Technical Project Leader
4 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Project Officer
4 2 (5.13%) Project Leader
4 2 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Security Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.56%) Development Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Celerra
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.13%) Replication
1 2 (5.13%) Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) PKI
2 1 (2.56%) Streaming Media
2 1 (2.56%) Statistics
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) UNIX
3 2 (5.13%) Solaris
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Project Management
2 11 (28.21%) Migration
3 8 (20.51%) Programme Management
4 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
5 5 (12.82%) Change Control
6 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.69%) CRM
7 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.69%) Resource Management
8 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.13%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.13%) ITIL
8 2 (5.13%) ERP
8 2 (5.13%) Information Security
8 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.13%) Service Management
9 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) CISM
2 1 (2.56%) CISMP
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.56%) CCA
2 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.56%) CISSP
2 1 (2.56%) CCIE
2 1 (2.56%) CCNP
2 1 (2.56%) CCNA
2 1 (2.56%) MCSE
2 1 (2.56%) CCEE
2 1 (2.56%) CCAA
2 1 (2.56%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
1 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) Terminal Services
2 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.13%) XenApp
3 2 (5.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.56%) MetaFrame
4 1 (2.56%) Xen
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Citrix
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle
2 8 (20.51%) Cisco
3 6 (15.38%) SAP
3 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 5 (12.82%) VMware
4 5 (12.82%) Nortel
5 3 (7.69%) Clearswift
5 3 (7.69%) Avaya
5 3 (7.69%) EMC
5 3 (7.69%) Lotus
5 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.13%) BT
7 1 (2.56%) AppSense
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.56%) Kaspersky