The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science 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
Life Sciences
Rank 540 559 569
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +10
Contract jobs citing Life Science 98 90 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.49% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 29 28
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £160 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £503 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £30.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.34% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.35 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.15 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-46.34% +2.50%

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%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend

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

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Life Science
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Life Science Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Life Science
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Life Science Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Life Science
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science 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 +19 96 £450 +20.00% 25
London +24 40 £450 +28.57% 7
South East +24 27 £475 -5.00% 3
Berkshire +14 15 £475 - 2
North West -8 15 £341 -3.94% 2
Manchester +2 9 £331 +32.20% 1
East of England 0 8 £375 -11.76% 6
Bracknell - 7 £500 -
Hampshire +19 6 £575 +15.00%
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £375 -16.89% 3
Surrey +20 5 £450 - 1
Southampton +8 4 £575 +15.00%
Cambridge +4 4 £375 -16.89% 2
Maidenhead - 4 £544 -
Woking - 4 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £475 - 2
Birmingham - 4 £475 -
Essex +7 2 - -
Uxbridge +6 2 £450 +28.57%
City of London +3 2 £375 +130.76%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Harlow - 2 - -
Cumbria - 2 - -
Cheshire +6 1 - - 1
Macclesfield -2 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £650 -
South West - 1 £650 - 2

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Life Science 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 Life Science.

1 54 (34.39%) Manufacturing
2 51 (32.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 36 (22.93%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (21.02%) Project Management
5 29 (18.47%) SAP
6 28 (17.83%) Microsoft
6 28 (17.83%) Degree
7 23 (14.65%) Finance
8 22 (14.01%) Validation
9 21 (13.38%) Java
10 20 (12.74%) Scrum
10 20 (12.74%) Data Management
11 19 (12.10%) PRINCE2
12 18 (11.46%) SQL
12 18 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (10.83%) Oracle
14 16 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (10.19%) SDLC
15 15 (9.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 15 (9.55%) Windows
16 14 (8.92%) ITIL
16 14 (8.92%) PMI Certification
16 14 (8.92%) Marketing
16 14 (8.92%) Migration
16 14 (8.92%) QA
17 13 (8.28%) Quality Management
17 13 (8.28%) Business Analysis
17 13 (8.28%) XML
18 12 (7.64%) MS Excel
18 12 (7.64%) TDD

Life Science
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 11 (7.01%) Documentum
2 6 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.55%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.55%) SAS
3 4 (2.55%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.64%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.82%) MS Office
3 4 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.27%) MS Project
5 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (9.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (7.01%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (2.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (1.27%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.64%) Magento
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.64%) Primavera
6 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.46%) Office 365
2 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.18%) Veeva
3 4 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.55%) SaaS
3 4 (2.55%) Yammer
4 3 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.91%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.18%) VoIP
2 4 (2.55%) Firewall
2 4 (2.55%) HTTP
3 2 (1.27%) DHCP
3 2 (1.27%) DNS
3 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.27%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.27%) LAN
3 2 (1.27%) NAS
3 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.27%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.27%) WAN
3 2 (1.27%) WebEx
4 1 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.64%) Network Security
4 1 (0.64%) RFID
4 1 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.82%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.18%) MySQL
3 5 (3.18%) Pentaho
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.91%) GIS
6 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.27%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.64%) DB2
7 1 (0.64%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.64%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.55%) JIRA
3 3 (1.91%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.27%) GitLab
4 2 (1.27%) Gradle
4 2 (1.27%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.27%) Maven
4 2 (1.27%) Subversion
5 1 (0.64%) Babel
General
1 54 (34.39%) Manufacturing
2 51 (32.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 23 (14.65%) Finance
4 14 (8.92%) Marketing
5 6 (3.82%) Back Office
6 5 (3.18%) Law
6 5 (3.18%) Retail
7 3 (1.91%) Banking
7 3 (1.91%) Front Office
7 3 (1.91%) Legal
8 2 (1.27%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Local Government
9 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (29.94%) Analyst
2 22 (14.01%) Developer
3 19 (12.10%) Business Analyst
4 14 (8.92%) Architect
4 14 (8.92%) Project Manager
5 13 (8.28%) Consultant
6 8 (5.10%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (4.46%) Documentum Architect
7 7 (4.46%) IT Analyst
7 7 (4.46%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.82%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 6 (3.82%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.18%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (3.18%) Functional Consultant
9 5 (3.18%) Quality Manager
9 5 (3.18%) Scala Developer
9 5 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.55%) Data Business Analyst
10 4 (2.55%) Validation Analyst
10 4 (2.55%) Validation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.28%) XML
2 8 (5.10%) COM
3 5 (3.18%) Web Services
4 4 (2.55%) Akka
4 4 (2.55%) Play Framework
4 4 (2.55%) REST
5 3 (1.91%) HTML
5 3 (1.91%) J2EE
5 3 (1.91%) Visualforce
6 2 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.27%) CSS
6 2 (1.27%) HTML5
6 2 (1.27%) JDBC
6 2 (1.27%) JMS
6 2 (1.27%) JPA
6 2 (1.27%) Middleware
6 2 (1.27%) SOAP
6 2 (1.27%) Spring
6 2 (1.27%) Swing
6 2 (1.27%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.64%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.37%) Biology
4 8 (5.10%) Chemistry
5 7 (4.46%) Mathematics
5 7 (4.46%) PMI
6 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.55%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.55%) LIMS
7 4 (2.55%) Linked Data
7 4 (2.55%) NHS
7 4 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.91%) Informatics
8 3 (1.91%) User Experience
9 2 (1.27%) Biotechnology
9 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.27%) FMCG
9 2 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.27%) Ontologies
9 2 (1.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.55%) Windows
2 7 (4.46%) Unix
2 7 (4.46%) Windows Server
2 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.82%) Linux
4 5 (3.18%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.91%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.64%) CentOS
7 1 (0.64%) Fedora
7 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.64%) Solaris
7 1 (0.64%) SUSE
7 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.93%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (21.02%) Project Management
3 22 (14.01%) Validation
4 20 (12.74%) Data Management
4 20 (12.74%) Scrum
5 19 (12.10%) PRINCE2
6 16 (10.19%) SDLC
6 16 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (8.92%) ITIL
7 14 (8.92%) Migration
8 13 (8.28%) Business Analysis
8 13 (8.28%) Quality Management
9 12 (7.64%) BDD
9 12 (7.64%) Change Management
9 12 (7.64%) Document Management
9 12 (7.64%) Risk Management
9 12 (7.64%) TDD
10 11 (7.01%) Configuration Management
10 11 (7.01%) ERP
10 11 (7.01%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.38%) Java
2 18 (11.46%) SQL
3 9 (5.73%) C++
4 6 (3.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.18%) Scala
6 3 (1.91%) Apex Code
6 3 (1.91%) C#
6 3 (1.91%) PHP
6 3 (1.91%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.64%) C
8 1 (0.64%) C-shell
8 1 (0.64%) ECMAScript
8 1 (0.64%) JSX
8 1 (0.64%) Julia
8 1 (0.64%) Perl
8 1 (0.64%) Python
8 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (17.83%) Degree
2 14 (8.92%) PMI Certification
3 9 (5.73%) PMP
4 6 (3.82%) PhD
4 6 (3.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.55%) MCP
6 4 (2.55%) MCSA
7 3 (1.91%) CBAP
7 3 (1.91%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.27%) MCSE
8 2 (1.27%) MOS
8 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.64%) CCNP
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.64%) HNC
9 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.92%) QA
2 11 (7.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (2.55%) GMP
4 3 (1.91%) GxP
4 3 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.27%) SLA
6 1 (0.64%) COBIT
6 1 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) Docker
3 1 (0.64%) GPFS
3 1 (0.64%) NFS
3 1 (0.64%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) SCCM
1 2 (1.27%) WSUS
2 1 (0.64%) Legato
2 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.64%) SCOM
2 1 (0.64%) SmoothWall
2 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (18.47%) SAP
2 28 (17.83%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.83%) Oracle
4 11 (7.01%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.82%) Citrix
6 5 (3.18%) Wyse
7 4 (2.55%) Cisco
7 4 (2.55%) Infor
7 4 (2.55%) NetSuite
7 4 (2.55%) Siebel
7 4 (2.55%) VMware
8 3 (1.91%) Google
9 2 (1.27%) Adobe
9 2 (1.27%) HP
9 2 (1.27%) hybris
9 2 (1.27%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.27%) Polycom
9 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.27%) Saba
9 2 (1.27%) webMethods
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