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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Biology
Rank 598 571 558
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -13
Contract jobs citing Biology 9 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.013% 0.012%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.052% 0.043% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £495 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £495 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00

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
17250 16386 15389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.23% 31.53% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10998 10238 8973
Average daily rate £410 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £236 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 685 806
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.23 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 10 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 21 November 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
East of England -13 5 - - 5
England -24 5 - - 6
Northern Ireland - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 4
London - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 5
Surrey - - - -
South East - - - -

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (75.00%) Java
1 15 (75.00%) Bioinformatics
2 14 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (70.00%) Linux
2 14 (70.00%) Computer Science
3 13 (65.00%) Software Engineering
3 13 (65.00%) Degree
4 11 (55.00%) Ajax
4 11 (55.00%) XML
4 11 (55.00%) UNIX
4 11 (55.00%) DHTML
4 11 (55.00%) HTML
4 11 (55.00%) JSP
5 10 (50.00%) SQL
6 9 (45.00%) MySQL
7 8 (40.00%) Oracle
7 8 (40.00%) JDBC
7 8 (40.00%) Spring
7 8 (40.00%) Mathematics
7 8 (40.00%) jQuery
8 7 (35.00%) Life Science
8 7 (35.00%) REST
8 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
8 7 (35.00%) Scrum
8 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (35.00%) CSS
8 7 (35.00%) Perl
8 7 (35.00%) Tomcat
9 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
9 6 (30.00%) Apache

Biology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 7 (35.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (30.00%) Apache
3 3 (15.00%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) MySQL
2 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Maven
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (10.00%) Mockito
1 2 (10.00%) Hamcrest
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
1 6 (30.00%) Project Leader
1 6 (30.00%) Software Project Leader
2 5 (25.00%) UI Developer
2 5 (25.00%) UI Programmer
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) DHTML
1 11 (55.00%) HTML
1 11 (55.00%) JSP
1 11 (55.00%) XML
1 11 (55.00%) Ajax
2 8 (40.00%) jQuery
2 8 (40.00%) Spring
2 8 (40.00%) JDBC
3 7 (35.00%) CSS
3 7 (35.00%) REST
4 6 (30.00%) GWT
4 6 (30.00%) XSLT
4 6 (30.00%) Servlets
4 6 (30.00%) Web Services
4 6 (30.00%) Hibernate
5 5 (25.00%) Apache Wicket
5 5 (25.00%) HTML5
5 5 (25.00%) JSON
5 5 (25.00%) SOAP
5 5 (25.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 7 (35.00%) Life Science
4 6 (30.00%) Data Integration
5 5 (25.00%) Chemistry
6 4 (20.00%) Physics
6 4 (20.00%) Grid Computing
7 2 (10.00%) Open Source
8 1 (5.00%) Social Media
8 1 (5.00%) Statistics
8 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
8 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Linux
2 11 (55.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) CentOS
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Bioinformatics
2 13 (65.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (35.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) Build Automation
5 4 (20.00%) Numerical Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) MVC
7 2 (10.00%) Validation
7 2 (10.00%) UML
7 2 (10.00%) OO
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Test-First Development
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (10.00%) Web Development
8 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) Java
2 14 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) Perl
5 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
5 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (20.00%) Python
7 2 (10.00%) R
8 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
8 1 (5.00%) C++
8 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Postgraduate
2 1 (5.00%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
1 1 (5.00%) Ganglia
1 1 (5.00%) YUM
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
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