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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 127 124 124
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 18 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.16% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.85% 0.54% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£425 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £513
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -12.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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
972 926 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.78% 30.22% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 475 343
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 46
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.45 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 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 0 12 - -
Cheshire -4 3 £325 -11.56% 2
Lancashire - 3 £450 -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 40 (88.89%) Manufacturing
2 14 (31.11%) Project Management
2 14 (31.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 14 (31.11%) MS Project
3 13 (28.89%) Finance
4 12 (26.67%) Citrix
5 11 (24.44%) Oracle
5 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
6 10 (22.22%) Windows
6 10 (22.22%) Programme Management
7 9 (20.00%) Migration
7 9 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 9 (20.00%) SAP
7 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (15.56%) ITIL
8 7 (15.56%) VMware
8 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
8 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (13.33%) SCCM
9 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (13.33%) Firewall
9 6 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
9 6 (13.33%) Cisco
10 5 (11.11%) Lotus
10 5 (11.11%) SQL
10 5 (11.11%) IBM Notes
10 5 (11.11%) SSL
10 5 (11.11%) WAN
10 5 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 5 (11.11%) IBM Notes
2 3 (6.67%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (31.11%) MS Project
1 14 (31.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (2.22%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (2.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (2.22%) SAP CO
4 1 (2.22%) SAP HR
4 1 (2.22%) SAP FI
4 1 (2.22%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Firewall
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (11.11%) WAN
2 5 (11.11%) SSL
3 3 (6.67%) VPN
4 2 (4.44%) SAN
5 1 (2.22%) DMZ
5 1 (2.22%) Internet
5 1 (2.22%) MPLS
5 1 (2.22%) OSPF
5 1 (2.22%) BGP
5 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.22%) NAS
5 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.22%) Wireless
5 1 (2.22%) VPLS
5 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 40 (88.89%) Manufacturing
2 13 (28.89%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (6.67%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (8.89%) Architect
2 4 (8.89%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (6.67%) Security Analyst
3 3 (6.67%) PMO Lead
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Project Officer
4 2 (4.44%) Project Management Officer
4 2 (4.44%) Test Leader
4 2 (4.44%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Service Transition Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Service Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) UNIX
3 1 (2.22%) Solaris
3 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Project Management
2 10 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 9 (20.00%) Migration
3 9 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (15.56%) ITIL
4 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.89%) CRM
5 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (6.67%) Resource Management
6 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.67%) Service Management
6 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.44%) Change Control
7 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.44%) Information Security
7 2 (4.44%) Security Patching
7 2 (4.44%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) CISSP
1 3 (6.67%) CISMP
1 3 (6.67%) CISM
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) CCIE
3 1 (2.22%) CCA
3 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.22%) CCENT
3 1 (2.22%) CCEE
3 1 (2.22%) CCAA
3 1 (2.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.89%) QA
3 2 (4.44%) SLA
4 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.22%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.67%) Xen
4 2 (4.44%) BitLocker
4 2 (4.44%) XenApp
5 1 (2.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (2.22%) MetaFrame
5 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Citrix
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) Oracle
3 9 (20.00%) SAP
4 7 (15.56%) VMware
5 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 6 (13.33%) Cisco
6 5 (11.11%) Clearswift
6 5 (11.11%) Lotus
7 4 (8.89%) EMC
8 3 (6.67%) AppSense
8 3 (6.67%) Kaspersky
9 2 (4.44%) Wyse
10 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.22%) Nortel
10 1 (2.22%) Avaya
10 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
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