The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biotechnology in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Biotechnology over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Biotechnology
Rank 588 597 562
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -35
Contract jobs citing Biotechnology 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.030% 0.011% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
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£350 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £675 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
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
16905 17481 14911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.25% 31.01% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10746 8904
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 665 713
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

Biotechnology
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Biotechnology within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Biotechnology Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Biotechnology
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Biotechnology within the UK.

Biotechnology Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Biotechnology
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Biotechnology within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Biotechnology Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Biotechnology
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Biotechnology within the UK.

Biotechnology Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Biotechnology
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biotechnology within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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 -1 5 £350 -15.15% 8
London +6 3 £338 -18.18% 5
Manchester - 1 £675 - 2
City of London - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 £675 - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Wirral - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Malvern - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -

Biotechnology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Biotechnology 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 Biotechnology.

1 5 (83.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Life Science
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) CDISC
4 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) SAS
4 1 (16.67%) GAMP
4 1 (16.67%) GCP
4 1 (16.67%) GMP

Biotechnology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Biotechnology 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 Biotechnology. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) ProC
General
1 5 (83.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Validation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Director
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Life Science
2 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
2 1 (16.67%) Biometrics
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) CDISC
2 1 (16.67%) GAMP
2 1 (16.67%) GCP
2 1 (16.67%) GMP
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (16.67%) Allen-Bradley
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £400 per day
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