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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 554 552 543
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Life Science 58 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.051% 0.051%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £322 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £50.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 - £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £47.50

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
17154 16116 15213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.16% 31.59% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10993 10049 8875
Average daily rate £413 £401 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 674 844
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +26 56 £400 +14.28% 29
North West +10 20 £400 +25.00% 1
Manchester - 18 £400 -
London -7 12 £393 -21.50% 12
South East -19 12 £450 +27.84% 6
Surrey -5 7 £400 -15.78%
East of England -12 5 £490 - 7
Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 2
Berkshire +3 4 £550 +69.23% 3
Bracknell -7 4 £550 +69.23%
North Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 2
Essex - 3 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
City of London +15 1 £375 -22.07% 5
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £450 -
Bridgend - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 5
Cardiff - - - -
Chester - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harlow - - - -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 20 (19.61%) SQL
1 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.63%) Oracle
2 19 (18.63%) Windows
3 18 (17.65%) UNIX
3 18 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (16.67%) Linux
5 16 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (15.69%) Degree
6 14 (13.73%) Java
7 12 (11.76%) Semantic Web
8 11 (10.78%) SPARQL
8 11 (10.78%) NoSQL
8 11 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (10.78%) HTML
8 11 (10.78%) XML
8 11 (10.78%) Project Management
8 11 (10.78%) RDF
8 11 (10.78%) Ontologies
9 10 (9.80%) Ajax
9 10 (9.80%) JavaScript
9 10 (9.80%) PL/SQL
9 10 (9.80%) Relational Database
9 10 (9.80%) Linked Data
10 9 (8.82%) Visualisation
10 9 (8.82%) MySQL
10 9 (8.82%) MS Excel
10 9 (8.82%) Cisco
10 9 (8.82%) Migration
11 8 (7.84%) Wireless

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 4 (3.92%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.96%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.96%) Apache
3 2 (1.96%) Node.js
4 1 (0.98%) nginx
4 1 (0.98%) IIS
4 1 (0.98%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS Office
3 2 (1.96%) MS Project
4 1 (0.98%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.98%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.98%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.98%) SmartPlant
2 1 (0.98%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) Wireless
1 8 (7.84%) Internet
2 7 (6.86%) NAS
3 6 (5.88%) WAN
3 6 (5.88%) FTP
4 5 (4.90%) HTTP
4 5 (4.90%) iSCSI
5 4 (3.92%) DNS
5 4 (3.92%) MPLS
5 4 (3.92%) LAN
5 4 (3.92%) DHCP
5 4 (3.92%) Ethernet
5 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.94%) OSPF
6 3 (2.94%) BGP
6 3 (2.94%) DMZ
6 3 (2.94%) SAN
6 3 (2.94%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) NoSQL
2 10 (9.80%) Relational Database
3 9 (8.82%) MySQL
4 4 (3.92%) Spotfire
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.92%) Triplestore
5 3 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.96%) Text Mining
6 2 (1.96%) QlikView
6 2 (1.96%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.96%) DB2
6 2 (1.96%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.96%) Big Data
7 1 (0.98%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.98%) OLAP
7 1 (0.98%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) ERwin
2 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.98%) RSpec
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.98%) Dreamweaver
General
1 18 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (4.90%) Finance
3 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.96%) Local Government
5 1 (0.98%) Czech Language
5 1 (0.98%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) Analyst
2 10 (9.80%) Project Leader
2 10 (9.80%) Project Manager
3 8 (7.84%) Business Analyst
3 8 (7.84%) Developer
4 7 (6.86%) Ontologist
4 7 (6.86%) Architect
5 6 (5.88%) Software Project Leader
6 5 (4.90%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (2.94%) Technical Project Leader
8 3 (2.94%) Web Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (1.96%) Consultant
9 2 (1.96%) Technical Support
9 2 (1.96%) Quality Manager
9 2 (1.96%) Network Engineer
9 2 (1.96%) Technical Support Analyst
9 2 (1.96%) Supply Chain Manager
9 2 (1.96%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.78%) HTML
1 11 (10.78%) XML
2 10 (9.80%) Ajax
3 8 (7.84%) XSLT
4 6 (5.88%) GWT
4 6 (5.88%) DHTML
4 6 (5.88%) Web Services
4 6 (5.88%) JDBC
4 6 (5.88%) JSP
4 6 (5.88%) Servlets
5 5 (4.90%) REST
6 4 (3.92%) jQuery
6 4 (3.92%) WSDL
6 4 (3.92%) SOAP
6 4 (3.92%) HTML5
7 3 (2.94%) CSS3
7 3 (2.94%) CSS
7 3 (2.94%) Middleware
7 3 (2.94%) JSON
8 2 (1.96%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Semantic Web
2 11 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.78%) Ontologies
3 10 (9.80%) Linked Data
4 9 (8.82%) Visualisation
5 8 (7.84%) Data Integration
6 7 (6.86%) W3C
6 7 (6.86%) Biology
7 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
7 6 (5.88%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.96%) Informatics
9 2 (1.96%) Statistics
9 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.96%) User Experience
9 2 (1.96%) Open Source
9 2 (1.96%) iPad
10 1 (0.98%) Social Media
10 1 (0.98%) TRADACOMS
10 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.63%) Windows
2 18 (17.65%) UNIX
3 17 (16.67%) Linux
4 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.86%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Vista
6 4 (3.92%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.96%) Solaris
8 1 (0.98%) CentOS
8 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.98%) Android
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (10.78%) Project Management
2 11 (10.78%) RDF
3 9 (8.82%) Migration
4 8 (7.84%) Bioinformatics
4 8 (7.84%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.88%) Validation
6 6 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 6 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.88%) Build Automation
7 5 (4.90%) Analytics
7 5 (4.90%) ERP
7 5 (4.90%) ITIL
7 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.92%) Quality Management
8 4 (3.92%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.92%) Web Development
8 4 (3.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) SQL
2 14 (13.73%) Java
3 11 (10.78%) SPARQL
4 10 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.80%) PL/SQL
5 7 (6.86%) Perl
5 7 (6.86%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.90%) Python
7 3 (2.94%) R
7 3 (2.94%) PHP
8 2 (1.96%) XPath
9 1 (0.98%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.98%) C
9 1 (0.98%) C#
9 1 (0.98%) C++
9 1 (0.98%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (15.69%) Degree
2 4 (3.92%) CCNA
2 4 (3.92%) CCNP
2 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.92%) MCSE
3 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.98%) CBAP
4 1 (0.98%) ACSP
4 1 (0.98%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.98%) MCSA
4 1 (0.98%) PhD
4 1 (0.98%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.98%) CCDP
4 1 (0.98%) CCIP
4 1 (0.98%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.98%) RHCE
4 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.98%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) GxP
2 4 (3.92%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) GCP
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.98%) GPFS
3 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
2 1 (0.98%) YUM
2 1 (0.98%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.98%) Nagios
2 1 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.63%) Oracle
3 9 (8.82%) Cisco
4 6 (5.88%) Nortel
4 6 (5.88%) Ariba
5 5 (4.90%) Avaya
5 5 (4.90%) HP
6 4 (3.92%) Axway
6 4 (3.92%) Embarcadero
6 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.92%) SAP
7 3 (2.94%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.94%) Citrix
8 2 (1.96%) BT
8 2 (1.96%) VMware
8 2 (1.96%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.96%) EMC
8 2 (1.96%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.96%) CheckPoint
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