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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Biology
Rank - - 611
Contract jobs citing Biology 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £481
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £550
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
18013 17308 16772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.02% 31.81% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11670 10593 10336
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 711 735
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Chemistry
2 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (41.67%) Life Science
3 5 (41.67%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) Bioinformatics
3 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) APMP
5 3 (25.00%) Ganglia
5 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (25.00%) Puppet
5 3 (25.00%) Docker
5 3 (25.00%) GPFS
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) FTP
5 3 (25.00%) NFS
5 3 (25.00%) IBM
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (25.00%) Nagios
5 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) Information Management
5 3 (25.00%) Resource Management
5 3 (25.00%) Time Management

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 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Project Planner
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (8.33%) HR Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Integration Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Integration Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Ajax
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) CSS3
1 1 (8.33%) D3.js
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) JSP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Chemistry
1 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (41.67%) Life Science
3 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (8.33%) Statistics
5 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Bioinformatics
1 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Information Management
2 3 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Content Management
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Perl
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) APMP
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Docker
1 3 (25.00%) GPFS
1 3 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Ganglia
1 3 (25.00%) Nagios
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) IBM
1 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft