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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 554 566 560
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Life Science 64 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.038% 0.047%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 11
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£400 £351 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.96% -19.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £331 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £494 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £540
% change year-on-year
+13.96% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.44% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £43.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £43.00 £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-67.44% +7.50%

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
17922 16584 17034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 31.55% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11192 10372 9992
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 670 841
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.79 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Life Science within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Life Science within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Life Science Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Life Science
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 Life Science within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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 +15 63 £400 +13.96% 41
North West +13 28 £363 +3.57% 6
Manchester - 25 £400 - 1
London -9 9 £400 +10.34% 14
South East -16 9 £400 +13.63% 14
East of England -14 8 - - 2
Essex - 8 - - 1
Saffron Walden - 8 - -
Surrey - 6 £400 - 2
Yorkshire -1 5 £400 - 4
Cheshire - 3 £288 - 5
Berkshire +11 2 £469 +33.16%
Bracknell +2 2 £469 +33.16%
Bradford - 2 £450 -
Sheffield - 2 £275 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £275 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
City of London +21 1 £375 +13.20% 4
Hampshire - 1 - - 3
Warrington - 1 £225 - 3
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport - - - - 1
Oxford - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Life Science 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 Life Science.

1 19 (19.59%) Pharmaceutical
2 17 (17.53%) SQL
2 17 (17.53%) UNIX
2 17 (17.53%) Linux
3 15 (15.46%) Windows
3 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
4 14 (14.43%) RDF
4 14 (14.43%) Oracle
4 14 (14.43%) Java
4 14 (14.43%) Degree
4 14 (14.43%) Semantic Web
5 13 (13.40%) SPARQL
5 13 (13.40%) Ontologies
5 13 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (12.37%) SAP
6 12 (12.37%) NoSQL
7 11 (11.34%) XML
7 11 (11.34%) HTML
8 10 (10.31%) JavaScript
8 10 (10.31%) PL/SQL
8 10 (10.31%) Project Management
8 10 (10.31%) Ajax
8 10 (10.31%) Linked Data
8 10 (10.31%) Visualisation
8 10 (10.31%) Relational Database
9 9 (9.28%) Data Integration
9 9 (9.28%) MySQL
10 8 (8.25%) XSLT
10 8 (8.25%) Internet
10 8 (8.25%) Cisco

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Life Science 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 Life Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.06%) Apache
2 2 (2.06%) NetWeaver
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.06%) Node.js
3 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.03%) nginx
3 1 (1.03%) IIS
3 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS Project
3 1 (1.03%) RoboHelp
3 1 (1.03%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.03%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) SAP APO
1 3 (3.09%) SAP SCM
2 2 (2.06%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.06%) SAP MM
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.03%) SmartPlant
3 1 (1.03%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.03%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.03%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.03%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) Internet
2 6 (6.19%) FTP
3 5 (5.15%) HTTP
3 5 (5.15%) WAN
4 4 (4.12%) Wireless
4 4 (4.12%) NAS
5 3 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (3.09%) LAN
5 3 (3.09%) SAN
5 3 (3.09%) DMZ
5 3 (3.09%) MPLS
6 2 (2.06%) OSPF
6 2 (2.06%) BGP
6 2 (2.06%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.06%) Firewall
6 2 (2.06%) VPLS
6 2 (2.06%) SMTP
6 2 (2.06%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.06%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.37%) NoSQL
2 10 (10.31%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.28%) MySQL
4 7 (7.22%) Triplestore
5 6 (6.19%) Spotfire
6 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.12%) Data Mining
6 4 (4.12%) Text Mining
7 3 (3.09%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.06%) SAP BW
8 2 (2.06%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.06%) Big Data
8 2 (2.06%) DB2
8 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.03%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.03%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.03%) RSpec
2 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.03%) ERwin
General
1 19 (19.59%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (4.12%) Finance
3 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Local Government
4 1 (1.03%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.03%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 17 (17.53%) Analyst
2 10 (10.31%) Project Leader
3 8 (8.25%) Ontologist
4 7 (7.22%) Developer
4 7 (7.22%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.19%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Software Project Leader
6 4 (4.12%) Data Scientist
6 4 (4.12%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) Consultant
6 4 (4.12%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.09%) Architect
7 3 (3.09%) SAP APO Consultant
7 3 (3.09%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (3.09%) Technical Project Leader
7 3 (3.09%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.06%) Web Specialist
8 2 (2.06%) Quality Manager
8 2 (2.06%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.06%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.34%) HTML
1 11 (11.34%) XML
2 10 (10.31%) Ajax
3 8 (8.25%) XSLT
4 7 (7.22%) Web Services
4 7 (7.22%) REST
5 6 (6.19%) GWT
5 6 (6.19%) DHTML
5 6 (6.19%) JDBC
5 6 (6.19%) JSP
5 6 (6.19%) Servlets
5 6 (6.19%) SOAP
6 5 (5.15%) WSDL
7 4 (4.12%) jQuery
7 4 (4.12%) HTML5
8 3 (3.09%) JSON
8 3 (3.09%) CSS
8 3 (3.09%) Middleware
8 3 (3.09%) .NET
8 3 (3.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Semantic Web
2 13 (13.40%) Ontologies
3 10 (10.31%) Visualisation
3 10 (10.31%) Linked Data
4 9 (9.28%) Data Integration
5 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (7.22%) Biology
7 6 (6.19%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.19%) Mathematics
7 6 (6.19%) W3C
8 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
8 3 (3.09%) Informatics
9 2 (2.06%) Client/Server
9 2 (2.06%) Statistics
9 2 (2.06%) Algorithms
9 2 (2.06%) User Experience
9 2 (2.06%) Open Source
9 2 (2.06%) iPad
10 1 (1.03%) Social Media
10 1 (1.03%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) UNIX
1 17 (17.53%) Linux
2 15 (15.46%) Windows
3 7 (7.22%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.06%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.06%) Solaris
6 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.03%) Android
6 1 (1.03%) CentOS
6 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.43%) RDF
2 13 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.31%) Project Management
4 8 (8.25%) Bioinformatics
4 8 (8.25%) Migration
4 8 (8.25%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (7.22%) Analytics
5 7 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (6.19%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.19%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.19%) ERP
6 6 (6.19%) Build Automation
7 5 (5.15%) Change Control
7 5 (5.15%) SAP Implementation
7 5 (5.15%) ITIL
7 5 (5.15%) Validation
7 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.12%) Web Development
9 3 (3.09%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.53%) SQL
2 14 (14.43%) Java
3 13 (13.40%) SPARQL
4 10 (10.31%) PL/SQL
4 10 (10.31%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.22%) Perl
6 6 (6.19%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.15%) Python
8 4 (4.12%) R
9 3 (3.09%) PHP
10 2 (2.06%) XPath
11 1 (1.03%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.03%) Ruby
11 1 (1.03%) ABAP
11 1 (1.03%) C#
11 1 (1.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (14.43%) Degree
2 3 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (3.09%) CCNP
2 3 (3.09%) CCNA
2 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.03%) RHCE
3 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.03%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.03%) ACSA
3 1 (1.03%) MCDST
3 1 (1.03%) MCTS
3 1 (1.03%) MCITP
3 1 (1.03%) CCDP
3 1 (1.03%) CCIP
3 1 (1.03%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.03%) MCSE
3 1 (1.03%) MCSA
3 1 (1.03%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) QA
2 3 (3.09%) GxP
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.03%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.06%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (1.03%) GPFS
3 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.03%) Nagios
2 1 (1.03%) SCCM
2 1 (1.03%) Ganglia
2 1 (1.03%) YUM
2 1 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.43%) Oracle
3 12 (12.37%) SAP
4 8 (8.25%) Cisco
5 5 (5.15%) HP
5 5 (5.15%) Nortel
6 4 (4.12%) Avaya
6 4 (4.12%) Ariba
6 4 (4.12%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.12%) Axway
7 3 (3.09%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.09%) TIBCO
7 3 (3.09%) Citrix
8 2 (2.06%) EMC
8 2 (2.06%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.06%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.06%) Twitter
8 2 (2.06%) Meru Networks
8 2 (2.06%) ReadSoft
8 2 (2.06%) VMware
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