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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
England / North West
Rank 120 141 131
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Contract jobs citing Life Science 11 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.40% 1.27% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 7
Median daily rate £318 £355 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.42% -26.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £295 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £381 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £465
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 - £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 - £32.50

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
783 1255 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.57% 32.48% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 697 519
Median daily rate £380 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 59 41
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.30 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.13 £32.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +13 6 £295 -9.23% 1
Cumbria - 2 - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 15 (78.95%) Manufacturing
2 6 (31.58%) SAP
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (26.32%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) MS Office
4 4 (21.05%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Office 365
5 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Workflow
5 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
5 3 (15.79%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (10.53%) MCSE
6 2 (10.53%) MCSA
6 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
6 2 (10.53%) MCP
6 2 (10.53%) ERP
6 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
6 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Back Office

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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
1 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 15 (78.95%) Manufacturing
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (10.53%) Back Office
4 2 (10.53%) Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) Legal
5 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Change Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) IT Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Project Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Organisational Change Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Rollout Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Basis Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Basis
1 1 (5.26%) SAP TM
1 1 (5.26%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Informatics
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Project Management
1 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) SAP Implementation
3 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
3 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Workflow
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) ERP
4 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Line Management
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (10.53%) Time Management
4 2 (10.53%) Transition Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) ITSM
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) MCP
1 2 (10.53%) MCSA
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) SAP
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Polycom
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) hybris
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.26%) Wyse