The table below looks at the statistics for Bioinformatics skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bioinformatics over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bioinformatics
Rank 594 580 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Bioinformatics 18 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.011% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.015% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Bioinformatics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Bioinformatics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Bioinformatics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Bioinformatics
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Bioinformatics within the UK.

Bioinformatics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Bioinformatics
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Bioinformatics within the UK.

Bioinformatics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Bioinformatics
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bioinformatics within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England +3 18 £338 - 12
East of England -7 17 - - 5
Saffron Walden - 17 - -
Essex - 17 - -
London +14 1 £338 - 5
City of London - 1 £338 - 1
South East - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 4
Oxford - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 5
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Bioinformatics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Bioinformatics 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 Bioinformatics.

1 16 (88.89%) Java
1 16 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 15 (83.33%) Biology
3 14 (77.78%) Computer Science
4 13 (72.22%) Ajax
4 13 (72.22%) HTML
4 13 (72.22%) XML
5 12 (66.67%) Degree
6 11 (61.11%) DHTML
6 11 (61.11%) SQL
6 11 (61.11%) JSP
7 10 (55.56%) MySQL
7 10 (55.56%) Linux
7 10 (55.56%) jQuery
7 10 (55.56%) Relational Database
8 9 (50.00%) REST
8 9 (50.00%) CSS
8 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
9 8 (44.44%) Spring
9 8 (44.44%) Life Science
9 8 (44.44%) Mathematics
9 8 (44.44%) JDBC
9 8 (44.44%) Oracle
10 7 (38.89%) Tomcat
10 7 (38.89%) Web Services
10 7 (38.89%) UNIX
10 7 (38.89%) JSON
10 7 (38.89%) Scrum
10 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (38.89%) CSS3

Bioinformatics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Bioinformatics 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 Bioinformatics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (38.89%) Tomcat
2 5 (27.78%) Apache
3 3 (16.67%) Apache Solr
4 2 (11.11%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) MySQL
1 10 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Maven
2 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) Mockito
2 2 (11.11%) Hamcrest
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 5 (27.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Software Project Leader
2 6 (33.33%) Project Leader
3 5 (27.78%) UI Developer
3 5 (27.78%) UI Programmer
4 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) Ajax
1 13 (72.22%) HTML
1 13 (72.22%) XML
2 11 (61.11%) DHTML
2 11 (61.11%) JSP
3 10 (55.56%) jQuery
4 9 (50.00%) REST
4 9 (50.00%) CSS
5 8 (44.44%) Spring
5 8 (44.44%) JDBC
6 7 (38.89%) Web Services
6 7 (38.89%) JSON
6 7 (38.89%) CSS3
6 7 (38.89%) HTML5
7 6 (33.33%) Hibernate
7 6 (33.33%) GWT
7 6 (33.33%) XSLT
7 6 (33.33%) Servlets
8 5 (27.78%) SOAP
8 5 (27.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (83.33%) Biology
2 14 (77.78%) Computer Science
3 8 (44.44%) Life Science
3 8 (44.44%) Mathematics
4 6 (33.33%) Data Integration
5 4 (22.22%) Open Source
6 2 (11.11%) Visualisation
6 2 (11.11%) User Experience
7 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.56%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) Scrum
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Build Automation
3 6 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Validation
4 4 (22.22%) Web Development
4 4 (22.22%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (11.11%) Web Design
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Test-First Development
6 2 (11.11%) UML
6 2 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (11.11%) Web Application Development
7 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) Java
1 16 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 6 (33.33%) Perl
4 5 (27.78%) Python
5 2 (11.11%) PHP
6 1 (5.56%) R
6 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Twitter
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