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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 96 82 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 9 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.49% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.57% 1.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate £350 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-39.31% -14.70%
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
573 364 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 31.47% 25.67% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 216 189
Average daily rate £373 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £180 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £24.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -34.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £11.09 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £32.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 9 February 2016, 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 (87.50%) Manufacturing
2 8 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
4 5 (20.83%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) MS Office
4 5 (20.83%) SAP
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 4 (16.67%) Citrix
6 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 3 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 3 (12.50%) Dell
6 3 (12.50%) VMware
6 3 (12.50%) Demand Management
6 3 (12.50%) User Stories
6 3 (12.50%) DBS Check
6 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 3 (12.50%) Use Case
6 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (4.17%) NetWeaver
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (8.33%) SAP HR
3 1 (4.17%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (4.17%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (4.17%) DMZ
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
1 1 (4.17%) SSL
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.17%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.17%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 21 (87.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Service Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.17%) IT Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Java Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Project Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) SAP BW Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) SAP HR Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Flex
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) HTML5
1 1 (4.17%) J2EE
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Basis
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
4 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Demand Management
5 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 3 (12.50%) Use Case
5 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) User Stories
6 2 (8.33%) Application Discovery
6 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Release Management
6 2 (8.33%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) ABAP
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.83%) SAP
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) Dell
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Wyse
5 1 (4.17%) AppSense
5 1 (4.17%) ATG
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya
5 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) hybris
5 1 (4.17%) Kaspersky
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.17%) Sun