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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 84 72 88
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs citing Life Science 20 25 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.10% 1.51% 0.072%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.50% 5.13% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £295 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £513 £475
% change year-on-year
-27.80% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-28.40% -
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
571 487 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 31.53% 29.37% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 250 184
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £246 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 30
Average hourly rate £13.60 £12.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.29% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £10.14 £10.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.94 £17.50 £37.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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 27 (93.10%) Manufacturing
2 10 (34.48%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) Citrix
3 6 (20.69%) Project Management
3 6 (20.69%) Wyse
4 5 (17.24%) VMware
4 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
5 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.79%) Application Packaging
5 4 (13.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
5 4 (13.79%) HP
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
5 4 (13.79%) SAP
6 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
6 3 (10.34%) AppSense
6 3 (10.34%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
6 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
7 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (6.90%) Line Management
7 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (6.90%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (6.90%) SAP HR
3 1 (3.45%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (3.45%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) SSL
3 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) DB2
3 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.45%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 27 (93.10%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (10.34%) SAP Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Service Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Server Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (3.45%) Business Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Network Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Project Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) SAP BW Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Security Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Basis
1 1 (3.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.90%) Unix
5 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) Application Packaging
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) IT Governance
4 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.90%) Line Management
4 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.90%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Service Management
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
4 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) ABAP
2 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
1 1 (3.45%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Citrix
1 6 (20.69%) Wyse
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) HP
3 4 (13.79%) SAP
4 3 (10.34%) AppSense
5 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Dell
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.45%) Apple
6 1 (3.45%) EMC
6 1 (3.45%) IBM
6 1 (3.45%) Kaspersky
6 1 (3.45%) Meru Networks
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle