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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 231 237 233
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Life Science 28 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.17% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 0.61% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 3
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£600 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.94% +53.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £475 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +58.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £82.50
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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
2875 2640 2043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.57% 27.28% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 1420 991
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 160 179
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

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
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 21 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 April 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 - 18 £600 -
Berkshire -10 5 £325 -35.06% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £500 - 14
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 21 (43.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 16 (33.33%) Project Management
3 14 (29.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 9 (18.75%) Degree
5 8 (16.67%) Finance
5 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
6 7 (14.58%) Business Analysis
7 6 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 6 (12.50%) .NET
7 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (10.42%) C#
8 5 (10.42%) ERP
9 4 (8.33%) XML
9 4 (8.33%) ITIL
9 4 (8.33%) MS Access
9 4 (8.33%) VB.NET
9 4 (8.33%) Oracle
9 4 (8.33%) MS Project
9 4 (8.33%) MS Office
9 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
9 4 (8.33%) Primavera
9 4 (8.33%) Ariba
9 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
9 4 (8.33%) Intergraph
9 4 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (8.33%) Change Control
9 4 (8.33%) SmartPlant
9 4 (8.33%) Data Structures

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (8.33%) MS Project
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Primavera
1 4 (8.33%) SmartPlant
2 3 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.08%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.08%) SAP HCM
3 1 (2.08%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Force.com
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
1 1 (2.08%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) MS Access
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.08%) Spotfire
4 1 (2.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (43.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Change Manager
1 13 (27.08%) Business Change Manager
1 13 (27.08%) Business Manager
2 11 (22.92%) Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Programmer
5 2 (4.17%) ERP Project Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Ontologist
5 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (2.08%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.08%) SAS Programmer
6 1 (2.08%) Server Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) jQuery
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.08%) Visualforce
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) Economics
4 2 (4.17%) Ontologies
4 2 (4.17%) W3C
4 2 (4.17%) Semantic Web
4 2 (4.17%) Linked Data
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.08%) LIMS
5 1 (2.08%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) Biotechnology
5 1 (2.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
1 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
1 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Project Management
2 14 (29.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 7 (14.58%) Business Analysis
4 6 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 5 (10.42%) ERP
6 4 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (8.33%) ITIL
6 4 (8.33%) Change Control
7 3 (6.25%) Financial Analysis
7 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.25%) Data Management
7 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.17%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.17%) Validation
8 2 (4.17%) Migration
8 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.17%) RDF
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) C#
2 4 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 3 (6.25%) XAML
4 2 (4.17%) SPARQL
4 2 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (2.08%) VB
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) PHP
5 1 (2.08%) Apex Code
5 1 (2.08%) R
5 1 (2.08%) Python
5 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) CBAP
2 1 (2.08%) PMP
2 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (2.08%) GAMP
1 1 (2.08%) GxP
1 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.08%) CDISC
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Ariba
2 4 (8.33%) Intergraph
3 3 (6.25%) JD Edwards
3 3 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.08%) SunGard
5 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.08%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.08%) Allen-Bradley