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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 139 130 139
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Life Science 28 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.72% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.20% 2.35% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate £300 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £513 £475
% change year-on-year
-27.80% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-28.40% -
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
1270 1190 921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.58% 30.65% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 639 470
Average daily rate £388 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 70 83
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 20 £295 -34.44% 1
Cheshire - 5 £370 -
Lancashire -1 3 - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (73.81%) Manufacturing
2 13 (30.95%) Windows
3 9 (21.43%) Citrix
3 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.43%) User Stories
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (19.05%) VMware
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (19.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 7 (16.67%) HP
5 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 6 (14.29%) Project Management
6 6 (14.29%) Wyse
7 5 (11.90%) Change Management
7 5 (11.90%) Firewall
7 5 (11.90%) Cisco
7 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
7 5 (11.90%) ITIL
7 5 (11.90%) Data Management
7 5 (11.90%) Master Data Management
8 4 (9.52%) Analytics
8 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
8 4 (9.52%) Visual Analytics
8 4 (9.52%) Migration
8 4 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.76%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.38%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (2.38%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
3 2 (4.76%) LAN
3 2 (4.76%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) SSL
4 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) MSI
General
1 31 (73.81%) Manufacturing
2 8 (19.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Billing
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Business Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
4 3 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) IT Support
4 3 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Server Specialist
6 1 (2.38%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (2.38%) Administrator
6 1 (2.38%) Business Change Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Marketing Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) SAP BW Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.38%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.52%) Informatics
2 3 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.76%) Unix
7 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.38%) Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (21.43%) User Stories
2 6 (14.29%) Project Management
3 5 (11.90%) Change Management
3 5 (11.90%) Data Management
3 5 (11.90%) ITIL
3 5 (11.90%) Master Data Management
4 4 (9.52%) Analytics
4 4 (9.52%) Application Packaging
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Visual Analytics
5 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.76%) IT Governance
6 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.76%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.76%) Service Management
6 2 (4.76%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) ABAP
2 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) MCSE
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) CCNA
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) MCP
2 2 (4.76%) MCSA
2 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
2 1 (2.38%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Citrix
2 8 (19.05%) VMware
3 7 (16.67%) HP
4 6 (14.29%) Wyse
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco
6 4 (9.52%) SAP
7 3 (7.14%) AppSense
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.76%) Dell
8 2 (4.76%) Polycom
8 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.38%) Apple
9 1 (2.38%) EMC
9 1 (2.38%) IBM
9 1 (2.38%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.38%) Meru Networks
9 1 (2.38%) Oracle