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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
England / South East
Rank 208 231 228
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -3
Contract jobs citing Life Science 35 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.58% 1.03% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 11
Median daily rate £420 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.95% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £500 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £700 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £355 £480
% change year-on-year
+17.11% -26.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.45% -45.00%

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
2216 2513 2702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.09% 29.29% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1279 1484 1419
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 150 165
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.62% +145.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £17.94
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.43%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science across the South East region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Life Science Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +16 16 £420 -26.95% 5
Hampshire +19 15 £268 -46.40% 1
Surrey +10 1 £438 -37.50% 1
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Life Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 22 (38.60%) Pharmaceutical
2 17 (29.82%) Manufacturing
3 13 (22.81%) Project Management
4 12 (21.05%) Validation
5 11 (19.30%) Migration
6 9 (15.79%) Quality Management
6 9 (15.79%) QA
7 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
7 8 (14.04%) Change Management
7 8 (14.04%) Analytics
8 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.28%) Chemistry
8 7 (12.28%) Biology
9 6 (10.53%) QMS
9 6 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 6 (10.53%) Documentum
9 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.77%) Data Management
10 5 (8.77%) Ontologies
10 5 (8.77%) Degree
10 5 (8.77%) Regulatory Compliance
11 4 (7.02%) Test Planning
11 4 (7.02%) Release Management
11 4 (7.02%) Unit Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Test Scripting
11 4 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (7.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (7.02%) SAP
11 4 (7.02%) MS Excel

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.53%) Documentum
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.75%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (3.51%) SAP EHS
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.75%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle CX
1 2 (3.51%) Veeva
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) Cognos Report Studio
2 2 (3.51%) Spotfire
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.75%) QlikView
General
1 22 (38.60%) Pharmaceutical
2 17 (29.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.26%) Finance
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Project Manager
3 7 (12.28%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Data Business Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Quality Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Architect
5 4 (7.02%) QA Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Documentum Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) IT Support
7 2 (3.51%) Research Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) .NET
1 2 (3.51%) CSS
1 2 (3.51%) HTML
1 2 (3.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Biotechnology
1 3 (5.26%) LIMS
1 3 (5.26%) Linked Data
1 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.26%) PMI
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Social Media
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Project Management
2 12 (21.05%) Validation
3 11 (19.30%) Migration
4 9 (15.79%) Quality Management
5 8 (14.04%) Analytics
5 8 (14.04%) Change Management
5 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
6 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.28%) Biology
6 7 (12.28%) Chemistry
7 6 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (10.53%) QMS
8 5 (8.77%) Data Management
8 5 (8.77%) Ontologies
8 5 (8.77%) Regulatory Compliance
8 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
9 4 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (7.02%) Test Planning
9 4 (7.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) C
1 2 (3.51%) C++
1 2 (3.51%) Embedded C
1 2 (3.51%) PHP
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
1 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.75%) CBAP
3 1 (1.75%) MCP
3 1 (1.75%) PMP
3 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 4 (7.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (5.26%) GxP
4 2 (3.51%) ISO13485
5 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) SAP
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Remedy
2 3 (5.26%) Tableau
3 2 (3.51%) BMC
3 2 (3.51%) Cognos
3 2 (3.51%) IBM
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.75%) HP
4 1 (1.75%) LabWare
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
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