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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 146 147 117
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -30
Contract jobs citing Life Science 9 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.54% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 1.77% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 14
Median daily rate £305 £357 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.56% -2.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £292 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £435 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £359 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.77% -10.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £12.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £42.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-58.23% +203.57%
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
1154 1354 990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.58% 30.60% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 829 545
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 61
Median hourly rate £15.13 £18.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.24% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.88 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +5.62%

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
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 26 September 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 -10 4 £360 +23.07%
Cheshire -3 3 £300 -15.96%
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 32 (78.05%) Manufacturing
2 13 (31.71%) Project Management
3 12 (29.27%) ITIL
4 10 (24.39%) SAP
4 10 (24.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
5 9 (21.95%) Citrix
6 8 (19.51%) Windows
6 8 (19.51%) ITSM
6 8 (19.51%) Logistics
7 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (17.07%) Wyse
7 7 (17.07%) Finance
7 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
7 7 (17.07%) ERP
7 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
8 6 (14.63%) DBS Check
8 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
8 6 (14.63%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
8 6 (14.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (14.63%) VMware
8 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (12.20%) JIRA
9 5 (12.20%) Informatics
9 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (12.20%) Back Office
9 5 (12.20%) Visual Analytics

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 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.76%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (24.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Network Security
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) LAN
2 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
2 2 (4.88%) SSL
2 2 (4.88%) VPN
2 2 (4.88%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Data Mining
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) JIRA
General
1 32 (78.05%) Manufacturing
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 6 (14.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (12.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (73.17%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Change Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Business Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Financial Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Logistics Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Support Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) ITSM Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.88%) Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.88%) ICT Assistant
7 2 (4.88%) ICT Network Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Knowledge Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Informatics
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.88%) e-Learning
3 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.88%) iPad
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) PKI
3 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.44%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.32%) Linux
5 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.32%) Solaris
5 3 (7.32%) Unix
5 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Project Management
2 12 (29.27%) ITIL
3 8 (19.51%) ITSM
3 8 (19.51%) Logistics
4 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
4 7 (17.07%) ERP
4 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
6 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.20%) Analytics
6 5 (12.20%) Transition Management
6 5 (12.20%) User Stories
6 5 (12.20%) Visual Analytics
7 4 (9.76%) Change Management
7 4 (9.76%) Migration
7 4 (9.76%) Quality Management
8 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
8 3 (7.32%) Security Patching
8 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
8 3 (7.32%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) DBS Check
1 6 (14.63%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) MCP
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) CCENT
3 1 (2.44%) CCNP
3 1 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.44%) CISM
3 1 (2.44%) CISMP
3 1 (2.44%) CISSP
3 1 (2.44%) CLAS
3 1 (2.44%) EMCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.88%) XenApp
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
1 2 (4.88%) SCOM
1 2 (4.88%) SmoothWall
1 2 (4.88%) WSUS
2 1 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) SAP
2 9 (21.95%) Citrix
3 7 (17.07%) Wyse
4 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.63%) VMware
5 4 (9.76%) ServiceNow
6 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.88%) AppSense
7 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco
7 2 (4.88%) Clearswift
7 2 (4.88%) HP
7 2 (4.88%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.44%) Avaya
8 1 (2.44%) EMC
8 1 (2.44%) Kaspersky