The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biology in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Biology
Rank 580 564 530
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -34
Contract jobs citing Biology 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.006% 0.013% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average 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
15713 15522 13882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.65% 30.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9718 9471 8323
Average daily rate £425 £407 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% -1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 616 780
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.65 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

Biology
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Biology within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 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
England -5 1 - - 8
East of England - - - - 7
Cambridge - - - - 6
London - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 7
City of London - - - - 1

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Biology 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 Biology.

1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) UNIX
2 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (50.00%) Bioinformatics
3 5 (50.00%) Chemistry
3 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (40.00%) Numerical Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) Physics
4 4 (40.00%) Grid Computing
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) DHTML
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) JDBC
5 3 (30.00%) JSP
5 3 (30.00%) MySQL
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) Ajax
5 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (20.00%) Build Automation
6 2 (20.00%) GWT
6 2 (20.00%) jQuery
6 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
6 2 (20.00%) REST
6 2 (20.00%) Life Science
6 2 (20.00%) Apache Solr

Biology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Biology 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 Biology. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Solr
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (10.00%) Mockito
1 1 (10.00%) Hamcrest
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Software Project Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Project Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Support
3 1 (10.00%) UI Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) DHTML
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) JDBC
1 3 (30.00%) JSP
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) Ajax
2 2 (20.00%) GWT
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (20.00%) Lucene
2 2 (20.00%) Spring
2 2 (20.00%) XSLT
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) Servlets
3 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Chemistry
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (40.00%) Physics
2 4 (40.00%) Grid Computing
3 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Life Science
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) Bioinformatics
3 4 (40.00%) Numerical Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Build Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Test-First Development
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle