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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 138 131 115
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs citing Life Science 19 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.77% 0.45% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£450 - £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £25.00
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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
1071 888 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.77% 28.91% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 452 301
Average daily rate £400 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 71 47
Average hourly rate £16.56 £18.00 £16.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.02% +7.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.71 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £43.40 £22.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

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
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 27 May 2015. 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 +11 16 - - 2
Lancashire - 3 £450 -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 31 (77.50%) Manufacturing
2 14 (35.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 14 (35.00%) MS Project
3 13 (32.50%) Project Management
3 13 (32.50%) Finance
4 11 (27.50%) Citrix
5 10 (25.00%) Oracle
6 9 (22.50%) Programme Management
7 8 (20.00%) Migration
7 8 (20.00%) Windows
8 7 (17.50%) SAP
8 7 (17.50%) PRINCE2
8 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
8 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.50%) Service Delivery
9 6 (15.00%) Firewall
9 6 (15.00%) VMware
9 6 (15.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (15.00%) SQL
9 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
9 6 (15.00%) Cisco
9 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle Assets
10 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
10 5 (12.50%) Clearswift
10 5 (12.50%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 3 (7.50%) IIS
1 3 (7.50%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (35.00%) MS Project
1 14 (35.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (2.50%) SAP HR
5 1 (2.50%) SAP FI
5 1 (2.50%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (2.50%) SAP CO
5 1 (2.50%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Firewall
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (12.50%) SSL
3 3 (7.50%) SAN
3 3 (7.50%) WAN
3 3 (7.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) NAS
4 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.50%) Wireless
4 1 (2.50%) VPLS
4 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.50%) DMZ
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) MPLS
4 1 (2.50%) OSPF
4 1 (2.50%) BGP
4 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.50%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 31 (77.50%) Manufacturing
2 13 (32.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Local Government
4 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Analyst
2 4 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
3 3 (7.50%) Architect
3 3 (7.50%) PMO Lead
4 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Administrator
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Project Officer
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management Officer
5 1 (2.50%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.50%) Build Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Service Transition Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) PKI
3 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
3 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Project Management
2 9 (22.50%) Programme Management
3 8 (20.00%) Migration
4 7 (17.50%) PRINCE2
4 7 (17.50%) Service Delivery
5 5 (12.50%) CRM
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL
6 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (7.50%) Resource Management
7 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.50%) Service Management
7 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.00%) Information Security
8 2 (5.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) CISSP
1 3 (7.50%) CISMP
1 3 (7.50%) CISM
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) CCENT
3 1 (2.50%) CCEE
3 1 (2.50%) CCAA
3 1 (2.50%) MBA
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) CCIE
3 1 (2.50%) CCA
3 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) GxP
3 1 (2.50%) SLA
3 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.00%) XenApp
3 2 (5.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (2.50%) MetaFrame
4 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.50%) Xen
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Citrix
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle
3 7 (17.50%) SAP
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco
4 6 (15.00%) VMware
4 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (12.50%) Clearswift
6 3 (7.50%) Lotus
6 3 (7.50%) AppSense
6 3 (7.50%) Kaspersky
7 2 (5.00%) Wyse
7 2 (5.00%) EMC
8 1 (2.50%) Nortel
8 1 (2.50%) Avaya
8 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
8 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
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