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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 128 137 132
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Life Science 32 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.35% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.68% 1.30% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 0
Median daily rate £305 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.22% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.72% -
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
1195 999 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.85% 26.86% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 582 508
Median daily rate £400 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £518 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 59 68
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +2.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £46.32 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -11.90%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 25 £305 -
Cheshire - 4 £370 -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Life Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 50 (87.72%) Manufacturing
2 15 (26.32%) Citrix
2 15 (26.32%) Windows
3 14 (24.56%) Project Management
4 13 (22.81%) ITIL
5 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (17.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 10 (17.54%) SAP
7 10 (17.54%) VMware
8 9 (15.79%) Wyse
9 7 (12.28%) Firewall
9 7 (12.28%) ITSM
9 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
9 7 (12.28%) HP
9 7 (12.28%) Cisco
9 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
9 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
10 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
10 6 (10.53%) Logistics
11 5 (8.77%) Migration
11 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
11 5 (8.77%) ERP
11 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
11 5 (8.77%) DBS Check

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS Office
3 2 (3.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (17.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.51%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.75%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.75%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Firewall
2 4 (7.02%) LAN
2 4 (7.02%) Network Security
2 4 (7.02%) WAN
3 3 (5.26%) NetScaler
3 3 (5.26%) SSL
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.51%) VPN
5 1 (1.75%) DHCP
5 1 (1.75%) DNS
5 1 (1.75%) Internet
5 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.75%) VoIP
5 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Data Mining
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) DB2
3 1 (1.75%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) JIRA
General
1 50 (87.72%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.26%) Back Office
2 3 (5.26%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (57.89%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Business Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Change Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Citrix Specialist
6 3 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) ICT Manager
6 3 (5.26%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) IT Support
6 3 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Logistics Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.51%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) ITSM Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Knowledge Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Network Security Manager
7 2 (3.51%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Middleware
1 2 (3.51%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.75%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Informatics
3 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.26%) iPad
3 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.51%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) PKI
4 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.02%) Unix
8 3 (5.26%) Linux
8 3 (5.26%) Mac OS X
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.51%) Solaris
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Project Management
2 13 (22.81%) ITIL
3 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
3 7 (12.28%) ITSM
3 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
4 6 (10.53%) Logistics
5 5 (8.77%) ERP
5 5 (8.77%) Migration
5 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.02%) Analytics
6 4 (7.02%) Change Management
6 4 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (7.02%) TOGAF
6 4 (7.02%) User Stories
6 4 (7.02%) Visual Analytics
7 3 (5.26%) Application Packaging
7 3 (5.26%) Security Patching
7 3 (5.26%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) Java
1 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) DBS Check
2 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.26%) MCP
3 3 (5.26%) MCSE
4 2 (3.51%) CCNA
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) MCSA
4 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.75%) CCENT
5 1 (1.75%) CCNP
5 1 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.75%) CISM
5 1 (1.75%) CISMP
5 1 (1.75%) CISSP
5 1 (1.75%) CLAS
5 1 (1.75%) EMCSA
5 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (3.51%) XenApp
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) SCCM
1 3 (5.26%) SmoothWall
2 2 (3.51%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Citrix
2 10 (17.54%) SAP
2 10 (17.54%) VMware
3 9 (15.79%) Wyse
4 7 (12.28%) Cisco
4 7 (12.28%) HP
5 4 (7.02%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.02%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.26%) AppSense
7 2 (3.51%) Clearswift
7 2 (3.51%) EMC
7 2 (3.51%) Kaspersky
7 2 (3.51%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.51%) Polycom
8 1 (1.75%) Apple
8 1 (1.75%) Avaya
8 1 (1.75%) IBM
8 1 (1.75%) Meru Networks