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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 130 135 117
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs citing Life Science 26 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.29% 0.58% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£363 - £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £475 £279
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +70.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £45.00 £82.50
% change year-on-year
-51.11% -45.45%
Life Science
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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
1134 855 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.35% 27.01% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 445 305
Average daily rate £400 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 59
Average hourly rate £16.67 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £44.70 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 25 £363 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 24 (63.16%) Manufacturing
2 13 (34.21%) Project Management
2 13 (34.21%) MS Project
2 13 (34.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (31.58%) Finance
4 10 (26.32%) Citrix
5 9 (23.68%) Windows
5 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
5 9 (23.68%) Migration
6 8 (21.05%) Programme Management
6 8 (21.05%) SAP
6 8 (21.05%) Oracle
6 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 7 (18.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (15.79%) Cisco
8 6 (15.79%) SQL
8 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
8 6 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
9 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
9 5 (13.16%) VMware
9 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
9 5 (13.16%) Firewall
10 4 (10.53%) Wireless
10 4 (10.53%) Clearswift
10 4 (10.53%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (10.53%) SSL
10 4 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (7.89%) IIS
1 3 (7.89%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) NetWeaver
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (34.21%) MS Project
1 13 (34.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (18.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (2.63%) SAP HR
5 1 (2.63%) SAP FI
5 1 (2.63%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (2.63%) SAP CO
5 1 (2.63%) SAP SRM
5 1 (2.63%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (13.16%) Firewall
3 4 (10.53%) Wireless
3 4 (10.53%) WAN
3 4 (10.53%) VPN
3 4 (10.53%) SSL
4 3 (7.89%) SAN
4 3 (7.89%) NAS
4 3 (7.89%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.26%) MPLS
5 2 (5.26%) OSPF
5 2 (5.26%) BGP
5 2 (5.26%) EIGRP
5 2 (5.26%) DNS
5 2 (5.26%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) DHCP
5 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) WLAN
6 1 (2.63%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) SAP BW
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle APEX
General
1 24 (63.16%) Manufacturing
2 12 (31.58%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Local Government
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Architect
2 4 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Security Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Project Officer
4 2 (5.26%) Project Management Officer
4 2 (5.26%) PMO Lead
4 2 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Development Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) PKI
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.63%) Celerra
2 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.63%) Replication
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.63%) UNIX
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Solaris
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Project Management
2 9 (23.68%) Migration
3 8 (21.05%) Programme Management
4 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.53%) CRM
6 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (7.89%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.89%) Resource Management
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL
8 2 (5.26%) Information Security
8 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.26%) Service Management
8 2 (5.26%) ERP
8 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.26%) Change Control
8 2 (5.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) MCSE
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.26%) CISSP
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.26%) CISMP
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) CISM
3 1 (2.63%) MBA
3 1 (2.63%) CCENT
3 1 (2.63%) CCEE
3 1 (2.63%) CCAA
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.63%) CCIE
3 1 (2.63%) CCNP
3 1 (2.63%) CCNA
3 1 (2.63%) CCA
3 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) GxP
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.63%) MetaFrame
3 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.63%) Xen
3 1 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Citrix
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 8 (21.05%) SAP
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco
4 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.16%) VMware
5 4 (10.53%) Clearswift
6 3 (7.89%) Lotus
7 2 (5.26%) AppSense
7 2 (5.26%) Kaspersky
7 2 (5.26%) EMC
7 2 (5.26%) Nortel
7 2 (5.26%) Avaya
8 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
8 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.63%) BT
8 1 (2.63%) Wyse
8 1 (2.63%) Red Hat