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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chemistry
Rank 594 572 595
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +23
Contract jobs citing Chemistry 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.011% 0.003%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.007% 0.043% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £11.35 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.35 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -76.10%

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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 30 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 August 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 -31 1 £350 +7.69% 16
East of England - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Horsham - - - -
London - - - - 6
Malvern - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Wrexham - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 4
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1

Chemistry
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (66.67%) Python
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
1 6 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 6 (66.67%) Physics
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (55.56%) Business Analysis
2 5 (55.56%) Risk Management
2 5 (55.56%) Workflow
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) French Language
4 3 (33.33%) Life Science
4 3 (33.33%) Biology
5 2 (22.22%) Informatics
5 2 (22.22%) Bioinformatics
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (22.22%) PhD
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (11.11%) Puppet
6 1 (11.11%) Signal Processing
6 1 (11.11%) R
6 1 (11.11%) GPFS
6 1 (11.11%) Wiki
6 1 (11.11%) WPF
6 1 (11.11%) CentOS
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Ganglia
6 1 (11.11%) Hadoop

Chemistry
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (11.11%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
1 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
2 4 (44.44%) French Language
3 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Risk Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Business Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Banking Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WPF
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 6 (66.67%) Physics
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) Life Science
2 3 (33.33%) Biology
3 2 (22.22%) Informatics
4 1 (11.11%) Wiki
4 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Social Media
4 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) CentOS
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Business Analysis
1 5 (55.56%) Risk Management
1 5 (55.56%) Workflow
2 2 (22.22%) Bioinformatics
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Signal Processing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Python
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) R
3 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Ganglia
1 1 (11.11%) YUM
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat