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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 78 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 13 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.93% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.53% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£480 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £325 £625
% change year-on-year
+49.23% -48.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £40.00
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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
368 296 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.19% 25.63% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 159 171
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.67% +6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £32.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) Migration
3 8 (27.59%) Windows
4 7 (24.14%) Cisco
5 6 (20.69%) WAN
5 6 (20.69%) Nortel
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
6 5 (17.24%) Avaya
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
7 4 (13.79%) LAN
7 4 (13.79%) CCNP
7 4 (13.79%) CCNA
7 4 (13.79%) Internet
7 4 (13.79%) MPLS
7 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (13.79%) Wireless
7 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
7 4 (13.79%) Change Control
8 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
8 3 (10.34%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (10.34%) NAS
8 3 (10.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (10.34%) Local Government
8 3 (10.34%) Citrix
8 3 (10.34%) SAN
8 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
8 3 (10.34%) OSPF

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (6.90%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (6.90%) SAP ERP
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) WAN
2 4 (13.79%) LAN
2 4 (13.79%) Internet
2 4 (13.79%) MPLS
2 4 (13.79%) Wireless
3 3 (10.34%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (10.34%) NAS
3 3 (10.34%) SAN
3 3 (10.34%) OSPF
3 3 (10.34%) BGP
3 3 (10.34%) EIGRP
3 3 (10.34%) DMZ
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) VPLS
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.45%) Network Security
5 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) DB2
2 2 (6.90%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (10.34%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (13.79%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Project Leader
3 3 (10.34%) Technical Project Leader
3 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Business Objects Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Network Security Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Database Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) Celerra
2 1 (3.45%) CMDB
2 1 (3.45%) Streaming Media
2 1 (3.45%) Statistics
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) UNIX
3 2 (6.90%) Solaris
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) Project Management
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
4 4 (13.79%) Change Control
5 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) ERP
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.34%) CRM
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.45%) People Management
7 1 (3.45%) Data Governance
7 1 (3.45%) Project Governance
7 1 (3.45%) Time Management
7 1 (3.45%) Product Management
7 1 (3.45%) Matrix Management
7 1 (3.45%) WFM
7 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) CCNP
1 4 (13.79%) CCNA
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.45%) RHCSA
3 1 (3.45%) ACSP
3 1 (3.45%) MCDST
3 1 (3.45%) MCTS
3 1 (3.45%) MCITP
3 1 (3.45%) ACSA
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.45%) RHCE
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Certification
3 1 (3.45%) CCDP
3 1 (3.45%) CCIP
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) Nortel
4 5 (17.24%) Avaya
5 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 3 (10.34%) SAP
6 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) EMC
6 2 (6.90%) BT
7 1 (3.45%) Meru Networks
7 1 (3.45%) VMware
7 1 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) IBM
7 1 (3.45%) Business Objects