The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 123 133 135
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Life Science 20 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.10% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.14% 0.40% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 0
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£365 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £540
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -18.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-67.44% -
Life Science
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
936 751 887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.94% 25.53% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 382 415
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 84
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Life Science across the North West region.

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Life Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Life Science Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Life Science
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the North West region.

Life Science Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 16 £400 -
Cheshire - 4 £350 -
Lancashire - - - - 2
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (25.00%) Project Management
1 6 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Wireless
3 4 (16.67%) LAN
4 3 (12.50%) Windows
4 3 (12.50%) CCNP
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) CCNA
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (12.50%) Avaya
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (12.50%) Logistics
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Data Management
5 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) R
5 2 (8.33%) Internet
5 2 (8.33%) Nortel
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (8.33%) WAN

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LAN
1 4 (16.67%) Wireless
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) DMZ
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Project Leader
5 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Junior Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Junior C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Database Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Business Objects Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
1 1 (4.17%) LAMP
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Basis
1 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.17%) WPF
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (4.17%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (4.17%) SignalR
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Camel
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) Chemistry
3 1 (4.17%) Biology
3 1 (4.17%) CMDB
3 1 (4.17%) Wiki
3 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.17%) Social Media
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) CentOS
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) Logistics
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.33%) ERP
4 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.17%) Clinical Data Management
5 1 (4.17%) Product Management
5 1 (4.17%) MVVM
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Data Governance
5 1 (4.17%) Project Governance
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
1 2 (8.33%) Python
1 2 (8.33%) R
2 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) C++
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.50%) CCNP
1 3 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.17%) ACSP
3 1 (4.17%) CCDP
3 1 (4.17%) CCIP
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) PhD
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) RHCE
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Certification
3 1 (4.17%) ACSA
3 1 (4.17%) MCDST
3 1 (4.17%) MCTS
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) GCP
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Nagios
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) Ganglia
1 1 (4.17%) YUM
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (12.50%) Avaya
3 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Nortel
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) EMC
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Cognizant
4 1 (4.17%) Informatica
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
4 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.17%) Meru Networks