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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 117 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 20 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.15% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.30% 0.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £47.50
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
869 789 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.11% 28.66% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 397 377
Average daily rate £350 £319 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -4.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £176 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £471 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 62 46
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -4.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £32.50 £25.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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 - 18 £400 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) Windows
3 8 (24.24%) Migration
4 7 (21.21%) Project Management
4 7 (21.21%) Cisco
5 6 (18.18%) WAN
5 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 6 (18.18%) Nortel
5 6 (18.18%) Wireless
6 5 (15.15%) Avaya
6 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
6 5 (15.15%) ITIL
6 5 (15.15%) NAS
7 4 (12.12%) Change Control
7 4 (12.12%) UNIX
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
7 4 (12.12%) CCNA
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (12.12%) CCNP
7 4 (12.12%) LAN
7 4 (12.12%) Internet
7 4 (12.12%) MPLS
8 3 (9.09%) OSPF
8 3 (9.09%) BGP
8 3 (9.09%) EIGRP
8 3 (9.09%) DMZ
8 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (9.09%) SAN
8 3 (9.09%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.06%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP ERP
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) WAN
1 6 (18.18%) Wireless
2 5 (15.15%) NAS
3 4 (12.12%) LAN
3 4 (12.12%) Internet
3 4 (12.12%) MPLS
4 3 (9.09%) OSPF
4 3 (9.09%) BGP
4 3 (9.09%) EIGRP
4 3 (9.09%) DMZ
4 3 (9.09%) SAN
4 3 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (9.09%) iSCSI
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.06%) DHCP
5 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
5 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.06%) DNS
5 2 (6.06%) VPLS
5 2 (6.06%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) DB2
2 2 (6.06%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (6.06%) Local Government
1 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Project Leader
2 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Project Leader
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Junior
5 1 (3.03%) Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Network Security Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Database Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) LAMP
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Camel
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.03%) SignalR
2 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (3.03%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.06%) Statistics
1 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) Replication
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Chemistry
2 1 (3.03%) Biology
2 1 (3.03%) CMDB
2 1 (3.03%) Wiki
2 1 (3.03%) Streaming Media
2 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.03%) Social Media
2 1 (3.03%) iPad
2 1 (3.03%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) UNIX
3 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.06%) Solaris
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.03%) CentOS
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Migration
2 7 (21.21%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) Change Control
5 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.09%) ERP
5 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.06%) Software Deployment
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
6 2 (6.06%) Data Management
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.03%) MVC
7 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) R
1 2 (6.06%) Java
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
1 2 (6.06%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.03%) C#
2 1 (3.03%) C++
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
2 1 (3.03%) PHP
2 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) CCNA
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (12.12%) CCNP
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.03%) MCDST
4 1 (3.03%) MCTS
4 1 (3.03%) MCITP
4 1 (3.03%) ACSA
4 1 (3.03%) CCIP
4 1 (3.03%) CCDP
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.03%) RHCE
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Certification
4 1 (3.03%) PhD
4 1 (3.03%) MCSA
4 1 (3.03%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.03%) GCP
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.03%) GPFS
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.03%) Nagios
2 1 (3.03%) YUM
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Ganglia
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco
3 6 (18.18%) Nortel
4 5 (15.15%) Avaya
5 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.09%) Citrix
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle
6 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.06%) SAP
7 2 (6.06%) Business Objects
7 2 (6.06%) HP
7 2 (6.06%) EMC
7 2 (6.06%) BT
7 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.03%) VMware
8 1 (3.03%) IBM
8 1 (3.03%) Cognizant
8 1 (3.03%) Informatica
8 1 (3.03%) Apple
8 1 (3.03%) Meru Networks