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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 139 129 128
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Life Science 17 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.32% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.37% 1.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 0
Average daily rate £355 £465 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-39.31% -14.70%
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
1241 869 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.65% 27.60% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 496 467
Average daily rate £400 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 40 52
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.42 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 -13 10 £325 -16.12% 5
Cheshire -1 5 £355 -21.11%
Lancashire -1 2 - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 29 (72.50%) Manufacturing
2 14 (35.00%) Change Management
3 13 (32.50%) SAP
4 11 (27.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (27.50%) User Stories
5 10 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (22.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (20.00%) Data Management
7 8 (20.00%) Programme Management
7 8 (20.00%) ITIL
7 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 8 (20.00%) Master Data Management
8 7 (17.50%) Windows
9 6 (15.00%) MS Office
9 6 (15.00%) Citrix
9 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
10 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 5 (12.50%) VMware
11 4 (10.00%) Workflow
11 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
11 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (10.00%) Release Management
12 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (7.50%) Demand Management
12 3 (7.50%) DBS Check

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.50%) Node.js
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (15.00%) MS Office
4 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (22.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.00%) SAP HR
2 2 (5.00%) SAP MDM
3 1 (2.50%) HFM
3 1 (2.50%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (2.50%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.50%) DMZ
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) Star Schema
2 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.50%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 29 (72.50%) Manufacturing
2 10 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) SAP Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Change Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Developer
6 2 (5.00%) ETL Developer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) IT Support
6 2 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) SAP MDM Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Support
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Apache Flex
1 1 (2.50%) CSS
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) HTML5
1 1 (2.50%) J2EE
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.50%) XML
1 1 (2.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.50%) FMCG
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Change Management
2 11 (27.50%) User Stories
3 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.00%) Data Management
3 8 (20.00%) ITIL
3 8 (20.00%) Master Data Management
3 8 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (10.00%) Release Management
5 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.00%) Workflow
6 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Demand Management
6 3 (7.50%) Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.50%) Service Management
6 3 (7.50%) Use Case
6 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.50%) ABAP
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) DBS Check
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ACCA
3 1 (2.50%) CCNA
3 1 (2.50%) CIMA
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
3 1 (2.50%) MCSA
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.50%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) SAP
2 6 (15.00%) Citrix
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) Dell
4 3 (7.50%) HP
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) Informatica
5 2 (5.00%) Wyse
6 1 (2.50%) AppSense
6 1 (2.50%) ATG
6 1 (2.50%) Avaya
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) hybris
6 1 (2.50%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.50%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.50%) Sun