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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Biology
Rank 629 632 620
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Biology 9 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.031% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.054% 0.093% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 - -
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
16556 18240 17894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.52% 33.34% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10728 11465 11353
Median daily rate £430 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 787 748
Median hourly rate £19.38 £20.63 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +22.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.81 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.93% +19.61%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Biology within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Biology Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 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 -1 9 £420 - 19
East of England -4 4 - - 8
Cambridgeshire -7 4 - - 8
South East - 3 £420 - 1
Bracknell - 3 £420 -
Berkshire - 3 £420 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £288 -
South West - 2 £288 - 1
Cambridge -3 1 - - 6
Salisbury - 1 £275 -

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 12 (50.00%) Degree
2 11 (45.83%) Chemistry
3 10 (41.67%) Life Science
3 10 (41.67%) Unix
3 10 (41.67%) Linux
3 10 (41.67%) Project Management
4 9 (37.50%) Python
4 9 (37.50%) C
4 9 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 8 (33.33%) Bioinformatics
5 8 (33.33%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (25.00%) Programme Management
6 6 (25.00%) Web Development
6 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (25.00%) PMI Certification
6 6 (25.00%) Perl
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (25.00%) Line Management
6 6 (25.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 6 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
7 5 (20.83%) Open Source Development
7 5 (20.83%) Open Source
7 5 (20.83%) Big Data
7 5 (20.83%) GitHub
7 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (20.83%) OO
7 5 (20.83%) TDD
7 5 (20.83%) Computer Science

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 (4.17%) Apache Solr
1 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 5 (20.83%) Big Data
3 3 (12.50%) GIS
3 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 6 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Python Software Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Transformation Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Transformation Project Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Development Project Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Junior
8 1 (4.17%) Junior Project Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Research Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Development Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Unix Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Swing
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) Lucene
2 1 (4.17%) Spring
2 1 (4.17%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Chemistry
2 10 (41.67%) Life Science
3 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
3 5 (20.83%) Informatics
4 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (12.50%) Algorithms
5 3 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (12.50%) Ontologies
5 3 (12.50%) PMI
6 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
6 1 (4.17%) Linked Data
6 1 (4.17%) Semantic Web
6 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
1 10 (41.67%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Project Management
2 8 (33.33%) Bioinformatics
2 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 6 (25.00%) Line Management
3 6 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 6 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
3 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (25.00%) Web Development
4 5 (20.83%) OO
4 5 (20.83%) Open Source
4 5 (20.83%) Open Source Development
4 5 (20.83%) TDD
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) Prototyping
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.17%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C
1 9 (37.50%) Python
2 6 (25.00%) Perl
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Degree
2 6 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (12.50%) PMP
3 3 (12.50%) Postgraduate
4 2 (8.33%) APMP
4 2 (8.33%) PhD
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) GxP
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
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