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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 562 555 558
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Life Science 44 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.046% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 19
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£400 £423 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% -6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £371 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £570 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £550
% change year-on-year
-23.80% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £43.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.53% +1.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £43.00 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £43.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-64.53% +1.17%

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
14398 13715 14468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.46% 26.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8426 8404
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £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 633 603 794
Average hourly rate £18.88 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 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 +7 44 £400 -5.32% 41
South East -4 15 £488 -7.09% 24
North West 0 13 £365 - 1
Berkshire - 10 £501 -
London +13 5 £410 +1.23% 11
East of England -23 5 - - 5
Saffron Walden - 5 - -
Essex - 5 - -
Cheshire - 4 £350 -
Yorkshire +4 3 £275 -
Hampshire -13 3 - - 3
Basingstoke +20 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £275 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £275 -
Surrey - 2 £463 - 7
Warwickshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - - 5
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 6
City of London - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Southampton - - - - 3

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (25.61%) Pharmaceutical
2 16 (19.51%) RDF
2 16 (19.51%) Semantic Web
3 15 (18.29%) Ontologies
4 14 (17.07%) SPARQL
4 14 (17.07%) SQL
5 13 (15.85%) Java
5 13 (15.85%) Linux
6 12 (14.63%) Windows
6 12 (14.63%) Degree
7 11 (13.41%) NoSQL
7 11 (13.41%) UNIX
7 11 (13.41%) Oracle
7 11 (13.41%) SAP
8 10 (12.20%) PL/SQL
8 10 (12.20%) Data Integration
8 10 (12.20%) Linked Data
9 9 (10.98%) Analytics
9 9 (10.98%) Triplestore
9 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (10.98%) XML
9 9 (10.98%) Project Management
10 8 (9.76%) Visualisation
11 7 (8.54%) Computer Science
11 7 (8.54%) Finance
11 7 (8.54%) W3C
12 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
12 6 (7.32%) XSLT
12 6 (7.32%) SOAP
12 6 (7.32%) Web Services

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.22%) Node.js
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.22%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) Apache
3 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.22%) Documentum
3 1 (1.22%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS Project
3 1 (1.22%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.22%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) SAP SCM
2 3 (3.66%) SAP APO
3 2 (2.44%) SAP MM
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.22%) SmartPlant
4 1 (1.22%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.22%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.22%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.22%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.22%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.22%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) FTP
2 4 (4.88%) HTTP
2 4 (4.88%) Wireless
3 3 (3.66%) Internet
3 3 (3.66%) LAN
4 2 (2.44%) SMTP
5 1 (1.22%) DHCP
5 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.22%) DNS
5 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) NoSQL
2 9 (10.98%) Triplestore
3 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.32%) Spotfire
3 6 (7.32%) MySQL
4 4 (4.88%) Data Mining
4 4 (4.88%) Text Mining
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.44%) Big Data
6 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.22%) DB2
6 1 (1.22%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (25.61%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (8.54%) Finance
3 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.66%) Retail
4 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Local Government
5 1 (1.22%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 14 (17.07%) Analyst
2 9 (10.98%) Ontologist
3 7 (8.54%) Developer
4 6 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.10%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Architect
5 5 (6.10%) Consultant
5 5 (6.10%) Project Leader
6 4 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.88%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) Software Project Leader
6 4 (4.88%) Product Specialist
6 4 (4.88%) Data Scientist
7 3 (3.66%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) SAP APO Consultant
8 2 (2.44%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.44%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) XML
2 6 (7.32%) XSLT
2 6 (7.32%) SOAP
2 6 (7.32%) Web Services
2 6 (7.32%) .NET
3 5 (6.10%) HTML
3 5 (6.10%) WSDL
3 5 (6.10%) Ajax
3 5 (6.10%) REST
4 4 (4.88%) DHTML
4 4 (4.88%) JDBC
4 4 (4.88%) JSP
4 4 (4.88%) Servlets
4 4 (4.88%) GWT
5 3 (3.66%) Middleware
6 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.44%) EJB
6 2 (2.44%) DirectX
6 2 (2.44%) EDI
6 2 (2.44%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Semantic Web
2 15 (18.29%) Ontologies
3 10 (12.20%) Data Integration
3 10 (12.20%) Linked Data
4 8 (9.76%) Visualisation
5 7 (8.54%) Computer Science
5 7 (8.54%) W3C
6 6 (7.32%) Informatics
7 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
7 5 (6.10%) Biology
8 4 (4.88%) Mathematics
9 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.22%) TRADACOMS
10 1 (1.22%) Open Source
10 1 (1.22%) Social Media
10 1 (1.22%) iPad
10 1 (1.22%) Chemistry
10 1 (1.22%) E-Learning
10 1 (1.22%) Statistics
10 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.85%) Linux
2 12 (14.63%) Windows
3 11 (13.41%) UNIX
4 6 (7.32%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.22%) CentOS
6 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.51%) RDF
2 9 (10.98%) Project Management
2 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (10.98%) Analytics
3 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (7.32%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (6.10%) Bioinformatics
4 5 (6.10%) Logistics
4 5 (6.10%) SAP Implementation
5 4 (4.88%) BPMN
5 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (4.88%) Build Automation
5 4 (4.88%) Data Analytics
5 4 (4.88%) Software Engineering
5 4 (4.88%) Business Analysis
5 4 (4.88%) Scrum
5 4 (4.88%) TOGAF
5 4 (4.88%) UML
6 3 (3.66%) ITIL
6 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) SQL
1 14 (17.07%) SPARQL
2 13 (15.85%) Java
3 10 (12.20%) PL/SQL
4 6 (7.32%) R
5 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.10%) Perl
6 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.66%) Python
7 3 (3.66%) C++
7 3 (3.66%) Delphi
8 2 (2.44%) C#
8 2 (2.44%) PHP
8 2 (2.44%) XPath
9 1 (1.22%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.22%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 12 (14.63%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (2.44%) CCNP
2 2 (2.44%) CCNA
2 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) CBAP
3 1 (1.22%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) GxP
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Nagios
1 1 (1.22%) SCCM
1 1 (1.22%) Ganglia
1 1 (1.22%) YUM
1 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Oracle
1 11 (13.41%) SAP
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.88%) Cisco
3 4 (4.88%) Axway
4 3 (3.66%) HP
4 3 (3.66%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.44%) ReadSoft
5 2 (2.44%) Avaya
5 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.44%) Nortel
5 2 (2.44%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.44%) Cadence
6 1 (1.22%) Twitter
6 1 (1.22%) Meru Networks
6 1 (1.22%) Citrix
6 1 (1.22%) EMC
6 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.22%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.22%) Informatica
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