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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 127 133 133
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 39 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 0.65% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.16% 2.22% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
Median daily rate £305 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.22% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-28.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.88% -
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
1235 1081 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.79% 29.49% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 590 460
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 74
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.00 £19.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -16.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £12.00 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

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
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 24 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 33 £305 - 2
Cheshire - 5 £370 -
Lancashire +6 1 - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 43 (81.13%) Manufacturing
2 15 (28.30%) Windows
3 13 (24.53%) Citrix
4 12 (22.64%) VMware
4 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (20.75%) Windows Server
5 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
6 10 (18.87%) Project Management
6 10 (18.87%) ITIL
6 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (15.09%) HP
7 8 (15.09%) Wyse
8 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (13.21%) User Stories
9 6 (11.32%) Data Centre
9 6 (11.32%) Change Management
9 6 (11.32%) Firewall
9 6 (11.32%) ITSM
9 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (11.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
9 6 (11.32%) Cisco
10 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
10 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
10 5 (9.43%) SAP
10 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
10 5 (9.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (9.43%) Data Management
10 5 (9.43%) SAP Oil and Gas

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 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) Apache
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.55%) MS Office
3 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.77%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.89%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.89%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Firewall
2 4 (7.55%) NetScaler
3 3 (5.66%) Network Security
4 2 (3.77%) LAN
4 2 (3.77%) SSL
4 2 (3.77%) WAN
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.89%) DHCP
5 1 (1.89%) DNS
5 1 (1.89%) Internet
5 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.89%) VPN
5 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.77%) DB2
4 1 (1.89%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) MSI
General
1 43 (81.13%) Manufacturing
2 6 (11.32%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (54.72%) Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) Business Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) Architect
3 5 (9.43%) Support Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Citrix Specialist
5 3 (5.66%) Change Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) IT Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) IT Support
5 3 (5.66%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Service Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Configuration Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (3.77%) ICT Manager
6 2 (3.77%) ITSM Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.77%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Server Specialist
7 1 (1.89%) Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.89%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.55%) Fat Client
2 4 (7.55%) Informatics
2 4 (7.55%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.89%) Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.89%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.89%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.89%) iPad
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.55%) Unix
8 3 (5.66%) Linux
8 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.77%) Solaris
10 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
1 10 (18.87%) Project Management
2 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.21%) User Stories
3 6 (11.32%) Change Management
3 6 (11.32%) ITSM
4 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
4 5 (9.43%) Data Management
4 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.55%) Analytics
5 4 (7.55%) Application Packaging
5 4 (7.55%) Migration
5 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.55%) TOGAF
5 4 (7.55%) Visual Analytics
6 3 (5.66%) IT Governance
6 3 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (5.66%) Master Data Management
6 3 (5.66%) Security Patching
6 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) Java
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.66%) DBS Check
2 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.66%) MCP
2 3 (5.66%) MCSE
3 2 (3.77%) CCNA
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.77%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) MCSA
3 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.89%) CCENT
4 1 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.89%) CISM
4 1 (1.89%) CISMP
4 1 (1.89%) CISSP
4 1 (1.89%) CLAS
4 1 (1.89%) EMCSA
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (3.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) SCOM
2 2 (3.77%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Citrix
2 12 (22.64%) VMware
3 8 (15.09%) HP
3 8 (15.09%) Wyse
4 6 (11.32%) Cisco
5 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
5 5 (9.43%) SAP
6 4 (7.55%) AppSense
6 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.66%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.77%) EMC
8 2 (3.77%) Kaspersky
8 2 (3.77%) Polycom
9 1 (1.89%) Apple
9 1 (1.89%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.89%) Dell
9 1 (1.89%) IBM
9 1 (1.89%) Meru Networks
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