The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank - 65 -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire - 0.52% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £506 £475
% change year-on-year
-26.91% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-28.40% -
Life Science
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
151 263 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 26.12% 34.24% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 178 78
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £13.35 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.17% -33.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.47 £13.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Life Science across the Oxfordshire region.

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire