The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Chemistry in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Chemistry over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chemistry
Rank 576 571 547
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -24
Contract jobs citing Chemistry 10 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.010% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.060% 0.031% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £373 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% -12.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £220 £425
% change year-on-year
+47.72% -48.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £65.35 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £65.35 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.81%

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
16541 15973 14584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.00% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10684 9885 8595
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
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 633 684 820
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

Chemistry
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Chemistry Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chemistry
Daily Rate Trend

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

Chemistry Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Chemistry
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Chemistry Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Chemistry
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chemistry within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 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
England -30 5 £325 -12.75% 8
Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Leeds - 2 £325 -
London +15 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 1
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Shepperton - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
East of England - - - - 3

Chemistry
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Chemistry 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 Chemistry.

1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (50.00%) Biology
3 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) Grid Computing
4 4 (33.33%) Physics
4 4 (33.33%) Numerical Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) CSS
5 3 (25.00%) SOAP
5 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Ajax
5 3 (25.00%) Ontologies
5 3 (25.00%) QA
5 3 (25.00%) jQuery
5 3 (25.00%) RESTful
5 3 (25.00%) SPARQL
5 3 (25.00%) HTML5
5 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 3 (25.00%) Apache Jena
5 3 (25.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (16.67%) C++
6 2 (16.67%) Perl
6 2 (16.67%) JUnit

Chemistry
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Chemistry 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 Chemistry. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JUnit
1 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) JProfiler
1 2 (16.67%) Hudson
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
1 4 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Support
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) CSS
2 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) jQuery
2 3 (25.00%) RESTful
2 3 (25.00%) HTML5
2 3 (25.00%) Ajax
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Jena
3 2 (16.67%) GWT
3 2 (16.67%) D3.js
3 2 (16.67%) Vaadin
3 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) LAMP
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Biology
2 4 (33.33%) Grid Computing
2 4 (33.33%) Physics
3 3 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (25.00%) Ontologies
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) Social Media
5 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (8.33%) Statistics
5 1 (8.33%) Life Science
5 1 (8.33%) Wiki
5 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Numerical Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Process Management
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) SPARQL
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) VC++
4 1 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) GAMP
2 1 (8.33%) GMP
2 1 (8.33%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
1 1 (8.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) Ganglia
1 1 (8.33%) yum
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Siemens
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (8.33%) Sony
1 1 (8.33%) NorthgateArinso