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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 142 136 118
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -18
Contract jobs citing Life Science 15 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.60% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.54% 2.01% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 10
Median daily rate £341 £355 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% -13.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £160 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £432 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-46.34% +2.50%
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
977 1242 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.68% 29.64% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 684 549
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £226 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.94% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 67 54
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.51%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -2 9 £331 +32.20%
Cumbria - 2 - -
Cheshire +8 1 - - 1
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 26 (89.66%) Manufacturing
2 12 (41.38%) Project Management
3 10 (34.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (34.48%) SAP
3 10 (34.48%) ITIL
3 10 (34.48%) Finance
3 10 (34.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (20.69%) Windows
4 6 (20.69%) ERP
4 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
4 6 (20.69%) Citrix
4 6 (20.69%) Back Office
4 6 (20.69%) Transition Management
5 5 (17.24%) Wyse
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) SAP Implementation
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
6 4 (13.79%) Logistics
6 4 (13.79%) MS Office
6 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
7 3 (10.34%) DBS Check
7 3 (10.34%) Office 365
7 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (10.34%) MCP
7 3 (10.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (10.34%) Cisco

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 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (34.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) SSL
3 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) DB2
1 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 26 (89.66%) Manufacturing
2 10 (34.48%) Finance
3 6 (20.69%) Back Office
4 3 (10.34%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.45%) Local Government
5 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Business Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Financial Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Change Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Logistics Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Change Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Project Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Basis
1 1 (3.45%) SAP TM
1 1 (3.45%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
1 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Informatics
2 1 (3.45%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Project Management
2 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 10 (34.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.69%) ERP
3 6 (20.69%) Transition Management
4 4 (13.79%) Logistics
4 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
4 4 (13.79%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Service Management
5 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Workflow
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) ITSM
6 2 (6.90%) Line Management
6 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) DBS Check
1 3 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (10.34%) MCP
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) MCSA
2 2 (6.90%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
1 1 (3.45%) SmoothWall
1 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) SAP
2 6 (20.69%) Citrix
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Wyse
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) LANDesk
5 2 (6.90%) Polycom
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.45%) Avaya
6 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.45%) Clearswift
6 1 (3.45%) hybris
6 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow