The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biology in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Biology
Rank 635 661 630
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -31
Contract jobs citing Biology 14 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.016% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.079% 0.047% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £413 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +35.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £475 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17655 19131 18584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.37% 33.00% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11448 11987 11233
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 813 802
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.27 £44.95 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

Biology
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Biology as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Biology Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Biology
Daily Rate Trend

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

Biology Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Biology
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Biology Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Biology
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +30 14 £413 -13.15% 9
Cambridgeshire +26 8 - - 6
Cambridge +19 8 - - 6
East of England +13 8 - - 7
South East +24 5 £413 -13.15%
Berkshire +14 5 £413 -13.15%
Bracknell - 5 £413 -
South West - 1 £338 -
Wiltshire - 1 £338 -

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Biology also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Biology.

1 10 (66.67%) Degree
2 9 (60.00%) Unix
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) Python
3 8 (53.33%) C
3 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (40.00%) Chemistry
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) Life Science
5 5 (33.33%) Open Source
5 5 (33.33%) GitHub
5 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (33.33%) Programme Management
5 5 (33.33%) Perl
5 5 (33.33%) PMI Certification
5 5 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (33.33%) OO
5 5 (33.33%) Line Management
5 5 (33.33%) Informatics
5 5 (33.33%) Open Source Development
6 4 (26.67%) Big Data
6 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (26.67%) Bioinformatics
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture

Biology
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (6.67%) Apache Solr
1 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (26.67%) Big Data
3 3 (20.00%) GIS
3 3 (20.00%) MySQL
3 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Software Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Software Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Python Software Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Transformation Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Research Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Development Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) Lucene
1 1 (6.67%) Spring
1 1 (6.67%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Chemistry
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Informatics
2 5 (33.33%) Life Science
3 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (20.00%) Algorithms
5 2 (13.33%) PMI
6 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (6.67%) Ontologies
6 1 (6.67%) Semantic Web
6 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
1 9 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (33.33%) Line Management
2 5 (33.33%) OO
2 5 (33.33%) Open Source
2 5 (33.33%) Open Source Development
2 5 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Bioinformatics
4 3 (20.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 3 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C
1 8 (53.33%) Python
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) PMI Certification
3 3 (20.00%) PMP
3 3 (20.00%) Postgraduate
4 1 (6.67%) APMP
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle