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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 132 123 136
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing Life Science 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.067% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.50% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£368 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £513 £550
% change year-on-year
-4.82% -6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
700 597 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.62% 22.73% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 278 293
Average daily rate £400 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £205 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 68
Average hourly rate £15.38 £16.84 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -13.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £10.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 22 July 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
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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
Cheshire - 2 £368 - 2
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (71.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) Logistics
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (14.29%) GCP
4 1 (14.29%) Cognizant
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Clinical Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
General
1 5 (71.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Project Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Logistics
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Clinical Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GCP
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cognizant
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