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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
UK
Rank 496 537 554
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +17
Contract jobs citing Life Science 85 81 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.49% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 32 23
Median daily rate £425 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £260 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £565 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £465
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.47% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £34.00 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 - £32.50

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
14313 16654 15991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.49% 32.80% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9149 10570 10037
Median daily rate £438 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 705 655
Median hourly rate £21.04 £21.50 £17.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.16% +22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.99 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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 +46 82 £425 +13.33% 27
South East +28 33 £435 -13.00% 8
London +16 27 £450 +12.14% 9
Berkshire +22 16 £420 -26.95% 1
North West +21 11 £318 -10.42% 1
Hampshire +16 9 £288 -42.40% 1
East of England -3 9 £338 -3.57% 4
Bracknell +8 8 £420 -26.95%
Cambridgeshire +3 7 £338 -3.57% 4
Manchester +13 6 £295 -9.23% 1
Surrey +20 5 £450 -35.71% 3
Cambridge -1 5 £338 -3.57% 2
Farnborough - 5 £118 -
Maidenhead - 4 £544 -
Woking - 4 £450 -
Essex 0 2 - -
South West - 2 £601 -
Cumbria - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Harlow - 2 - -
Scotland +19 1 £205 -
Southampton +8 1 £538 +7.50%
Uxbridge -1 1 - -
City of London -7 1 £425 +88.88% 1
Basingstoke - 1 £379 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £650 -
Somerset - 1 £553 -
Dundee - 1 £205 -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 53 (36.30%) Pharmaceutical
2 40 (27.40%) Degree
3 37 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (23.29%) Manufacturing
5 25 (17.12%) SAP
6 24 (16.44%) Java
7 23 (15.75%) Microsoft
7 23 (15.75%) Scrum
8 21 (14.38%) SQL
8 21 (14.38%) Oracle
8 21 (14.38%) Project Management
9 18 (12.33%) Data Management
10 17 (11.64%) Computer Science
10 17 (11.64%) SDLC
11 16 (10.96%) BDD
11 16 (10.96%) TDD
11 16 (10.96%) Finance
12 15 (10.27%) XML
12 15 (10.27%) CRM
12 15 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (9.59%) QA
14 13 (8.90%) Windows
14 13 (8.90%) SQL Server
14 13 (8.90%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (8.90%) Validation
14 13 (8.90%) Dynamics AX
15 12 (8.22%) Marketing
15 12 (8.22%) Dynamics CRM
15 12 (8.22%) Migration
15 12 (8.22%) COM

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 (7.53%) Documentum
1 11 (7.53%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (5.48%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.05%) SAS
5 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.68%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.74%) MS Office
2 4 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (8.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (4.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (2.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (1.37%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.68%) Primavera
6 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.68%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.53%) Office 365
2 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.16%) SaaS
3 8 (5.48%) Yammer
4 6 (4.11%) Veeva
5 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.05%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.74%) HTTP
1 4 (2.74%) VoIP
2 2 (1.37%) DHCP
2 2 (1.37%) DNS
2 2 (1.37%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.37%) Firewall
2 2 (1.37%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.37%) NAS
2 2 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.37%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.37%) WebEx
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.11%) MySQL
3 5 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.42%) Pentaho
4 4 (2.74%) Spotfire
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.37%) Big Data
6 2 (1.37%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) DB2
7 1 (0.68%) DTS
7 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.74%) JIRA
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.37%) GitLab
4 2 (1.37%) Gradle
4 2 (1.37%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.37%) Maven
4 2 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 53 (36.30%) Pharmaceutical
2 34 (23.29%) Manufacturing
3 16 (10.96%) Finance
4 12 (8.22%) Marketing
5 9 (6.16%) Retail
6 5 (3.42%) Law
7 3 (2.05%) Legal
8 2 (1.37%) Back Office
8 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.68%) Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Front Office
9 1 (0.68%) Local Government
9 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (21.23%) Analyst
2 24 (16.44%) Developer
3 19 (13.01%) Business Analyst
4 15 (10.27%) Consultant
5 13 (8.90%) Architect
5 13 (8.90%) Project Manager
6 9 (6.16%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 9 (6.16%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.79%) Documentum Architect
7 7 (4.79%) Scala Developer
8 5 (3.42%) Change Manager
8 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Consultant
8 5 (3.42%) Quality Manager
8 5 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.74%) Data Business Analyst
9 4 (2.74%) Functional Consultant
9 4 (2.74%) QA Manager
9 4 (2.74%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (2.05%) Information Governance Officer
10 3 (2.05%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.27%) XML
2 12 (8.22%) COM
3 7 (4.79%) Web Services
4 6 (4.11%) Akka
4 6 (4.11%) Play Framework
5 4 (2.74%) React
5 4 (2.74%) REST
6 3 (2.05%) CSS
6 3 (2.05%) HTML
6 3 (2.05%) jQuery
6 3 (2.05%) Redux
6 3 (2.05%) Visualforce
7 2 (1.37%) .NET
7 2 (1.37%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.37%) Apache CXF
7 2 (1.37%) Guice
7 2 (1.37%) J2EE
7 2 (1.37%) JDBC
7 2 (1.37%) JPA
7 2 (1.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Computer Science
2 15 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.79%) Biology
4 5 (3.42%) Chemistry
4 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.42%) Linked Data
5 4 (2.74%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.74%) LIMS
5 4 (2.74%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.74%) PMI
5 4 (2.74%) Statistics
5 4 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.05%) Informatics
6 3 (2.05%) NHS
6 3 (2.05%) Ontologies
6 3 (2.05%) User Experience
7 2 (1.37%) Biotechnology
7 2 (1.37%) Economics
7 2 (1.37%) FMCG
7 2 (1.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.90%) Windows
2 6 (4.11%) Unix
3 5 (3.42%) Linux
4 4 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.37%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.68%) CentOS
6 1 (0.68%) Fedora
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) SUSE
6 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (15.75%) Scrum
3 21 (14.38%) Project Management
4 18 (12.33%) Data Management
5 17 (11.64%) SDLC
6 16 (10.96%) BDD
6 16 (10.96%) TDD
7 15 (10.27%) CRM
8 13 (8.90%) Validation
9 12 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (8.22%) Migration
10 11 (7.53%) Analytics
10 11 (7.53%) Quality Management
10 11 (7.53%) Test Scripting
11 10 (6.85%) Change Management
11 10 (6.85%) Mentoring
11 10 (6.85%) PRINCE2
11 10 (6.85%) Process Improvement
11 10 (6.85%) Risk Management
12 9 (6.16%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.44%) Java
2 21 (14.38%) SQL
3 8 (5.48%) C++
4 7 (4.79%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.79%) Scala
5 3 (2.05%) Apex Code
5 3 (2.05%) Python
5 3 (2.05%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.37%) C
6 2 (1.37%) C#
6 2 (1.37%) PHP
6 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.68%) C-shell
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.68%) Julia
7 1 (0.68%) Perl
7 1 (0.68%) R
7 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (27.40%) Degree
2 8 (5.48%) PMI Certification
3 6 (4.11%) PMP
3 6 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.74%) MCSA
4 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.74%) PhD
5 3 (2.05%) MCP
6 2 (1.37%) MCSE
6 2 (1.37%) MOS
6 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.68%) CBAP
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.59%) QA
2 5 (3.42%) GMP
3 4 (2.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (2.74%) GxP
3 4 (2.74%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) ISO13485
System Software
1 5 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Docker
3 1 (0.68%) Firmware
3 1 (0.68%) GPFS
3 1 (0.68%) NFS
3 1 (0.68%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (17.12%) SAP
2 23 (15.75%) Microsoft
3 21 (14.38%) Oracle
4 13 (8.90%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (5.48%) Infor
6 4 (2.74%) NetSuite
6 4 (2.74%) Siebel
7 3 (2.05%) Citrix
7 3 (2.05%) Google
7 3 (2.05%) HP
7 3 (2.05%) VMware
8 2 (1.37%) Adobe
8 2 (1.37%) Cisco
8 2 (1.37%) IBM
8 2 (1.37%) Polycom
8 2 (1.37%) Saba
8 2 (1.37%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.37%) Tableau
8 2 (1.37%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.37%) webMethods
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