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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Biology
Rank 637 - 622
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Biology 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% - 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.016% - 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate £241 - £481
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 - £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £282 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £241 - £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 - -

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
18196 17628 17516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.57% 31.62% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11835 10674 10658
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 684 758
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.86 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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 9 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 £241 - 9
South East - 2 £293 - 1
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Gosport - 1 £293 -
Salisbury - 1 £190 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £293 -
Wiltshire - 1 £190 -
South West - 1 £190 - 1

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 15 (68.18%) Bioinformatics
2 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 14 (63.64%) Computer Science
3 12 (54.55%) Python
4 11 (50.00%) Perl
5 10 (45.45%) Life Science
6 7 (31.82%) Degree
6 7 (31.82%) Chemistry
6 7 (31.82%) Visualisation
7 6 (27.27%) Data Visualisation
7 6 (27.27%) Docker
7 6 (27.27%) MySQL
7 6 (27.27%) C++
7 6 (27.27%) Project Management
8 5 (22.73%) C
8 5 (22.73%) Validation
8 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
8 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
8 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
8 5 (22.73%) Nagios
8 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
8 5 (22.73%) FTP
8 5 (22.73%) NFS
8 5 (22.73%) IBM
8 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
8 5 (22.73%) Linux
8 5 (22.73%) GPFS
8 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
8 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (22.73%) Ganglia

Biology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MySQL
2 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) GIS
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Programmer
2 5 (22.73%) Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Project Planner
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.55%) HR Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Project Leader
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Statistician
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Integration Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Integration Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) jQuery
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) HTML5
3 2 (9.09%) Ajax
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) CSS3
4 1 (4.55%) D3.js
4 1 (4.55%) Django
4 1 (4.55%) DOM
4 1 (4.55%) JSP
4 1 (4.55%) OpenGL
4 1 (4.55%) Polymer
4 1 (4.55%) Web Components
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) WebGL
4 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 10 (45.45%) Life Science
3 7 (31.82%) Chemistry
3 7 (31.82%) Visualisation
4 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (9.09%) User Experience
7 1 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
7 1 (4.55%) Informatics
7 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
7 1 (4.55%) Physics
7 1 (4.55%) Social Media
7 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
1 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Bioinformatics
2 6 (27.27%) Data Visualisation
2 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
3 5 (22.73%) Time Management
3 5 (22.73%) Validation
4 4 (18.18%) Parallel Computing
4 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) Information Management
5 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Web Development
7 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
7 1 (4.55%) Content Management
7 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (4.55%) Web Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Python
2 11 (50.00%) Perl
3 6 (27.27%) C++
4 5 (22.73%) C
4 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
5 3 (13.64%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.09%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) APMP
2 4 (18.18%) Postgraduate
3 3 (13.64%) PhD
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Docker
2 5 (22.73%) GPFS
2 5 (22.73%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Ganglia
1 5 (22.73%) Nagios
1 5 (22.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) IBM
1 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle