The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 131 117 133
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing Life Science 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.12% 0.098%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.54% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate - £258 £181
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £82.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- +65.00%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 554 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.01% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 250 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 47 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.70 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Life Science
England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester -15 1 - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) Logistics
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (12.50%) Project Governance
5 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Operations Management
5 1 (12.50%) SCADA
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
5 1 (12.50%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
General
1 6 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Logistics
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Project Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
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