The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 258 235 223
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -12
Contract jobs citing Life Science 6 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.063% 0.17% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.60% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 4
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£475 £501 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.09% -2.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £488 £513
% change year-on-year
-23.11% -4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - -
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2935 2656 2338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.74% 28.87% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1649 1401 1155
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 136 162
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Life Science
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the South East region.

Life Science Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Life Science
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Life Science Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Hampshire +1 4 - - 3
Berkshire -4 2 £475 -5.09%
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 20 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 15 (42.86%) Project Management
3 13 (37.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 9 (25.71%) Manufacturing
5 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.14%) Degree
7 4 (11.43%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
7 4 (11.43%) ERP
7 4 (11.43%) Validation
7 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
8 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
8 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
8 3 (8.57%) Finance
8 3 (8.57%) Data Management
8 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
8 3 (8.57%) Change Control
9 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
9 2 (5.71%) Primavera
9 2 (5.71%) Change Management
9 2 (5.71%) Migration
9 2 (5.71%) MCSD
9 2 (5.71%) MCSE
9 2 (5.71%) GAMP
9 2 (5.71%) MS Project

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.71%) MS Project
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Primavera
2 1 (2.86%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Force.com
1 1 (2.86%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) VoIP
1 1 (2.86%) DHCP
1 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.86%) DNS
1 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
1 1 (2.86%) NAS
1 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) MS Access
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (25.71%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.57%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Change Manager
1 12 (34.29%) Business Change Manager
1 12 (34.29%) Business Manager
2 9 (25.71%) Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) ERP Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) ERP Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Project Planner
6 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) CSS
2 1 (2.86%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) jQuery
2 1 (2.86%) Visualforce
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.86%) Economics
3 1 (2.86%) Chemistry
3 1 (2.86%) Biology
3 1 (2.86%) Biotechnology
3 1 (2.86%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) UNIX
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
1 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
1 1 (2.86%) Android
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Project Management
2 13 (37.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (11.43%) ERP
4 4 (11.43%) Validation
4 4 (11.43%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Change Control
5 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
5 3 (8.57%) Data Management
6 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Change Management
7 1 (2.86%) MVC
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.86%) CRM
7 1 (2.86%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
1 2 (5.71%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.86%) XAML
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.71%) MCSD
3 2 (5.71%) MCSE
4 1 (2.86%) MCSA
4 1 (2.86%) PhD
4 1 (2.86%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) GAMP
2 1 (2.86%) GxP
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Ariba
3 1 (2.86%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.86%) Intergraph
3 1 (2.86%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.86%) Allen-Bradley
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