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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 525 526 508
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing Life Science 58 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.056% 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £419 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £315 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £673
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £650
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.50 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.50 £71.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-14.70% -22.72%

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 +10 54 £400 -4.47% 44
South East +8 20 £400 -15.78% 16
London -4 14 £400 -4.47% 14
Hampshire - 10 £425 - 1
North West -4 9 £465 +50.00% 1
Berkshire +8 8 £425 +30.76% 1
Manchester - 6 £388 -
Yorkshire - 5 - -
Surrey -7 2 £400 -15.78%
Lancashire - 2 £550 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £490 - 9
City of London +8 1 £400 -36.00% 3
Cheshire +4 1 £450 +45.16% 1
Bracknell +1 1 £550 +69.23%
Wales -14 1 - - 2
South Wales -15 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
Scotland - 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £625 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £325 -
Guildford - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 30 (24.19%) Oracle
2 27 (21.77%) Microsoft
3 26 (20.97%) SQL
4 22 (17.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 21 (16.94%) Windows
5 21 (16.94%) Degree
6 16 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (12.90%) UNIX
7 15 (12.10%) Finance
7 15 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (11.29%) XML
9 13 (10.48%) Linux
9 13 (10.48%) Project Management
9 13 (10.48%) Migration
10 12 (9.68%) SAP
10 12 (9.68%) HTML
10 12 (9.68%) Java
10 12 (9.68%) JavaScript
10 12 (9.68%) Relational Database
11 11 (8.87%) PL/SQL
11 11 (8.87%) MS Excel
11 11 (8.87%) Cisco
12 10 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
12 10 (8.06%) MySQL
12 10 (8.06%) Ajax
13 9 (7.26%) .NET
13 9 (7.26%) Bioinformatics
14 8 (6.45%) Wireless
14 8 (6.45%) Validation

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.23%) Apache
1 4 (3.23%) IIS
1 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.42%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.61%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.61%) SAS
3 2 (1.61%) Node.js
4 1 (0.81%) CMS400.NET
4 1 (0.81%) nginx
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.03%) MS Project
2 5 (4.03%) MS Office
3 2 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.81%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 8 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.23%) SmartPlant
3 3 (2.42%) SAP ERP
4 2 (1.61%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.61%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.81%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.81%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.81%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.81%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) Yammer
2 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) Wireless
2 7 (5.65%) NAS
2 7 (5.65%) Internet
3 6 (4.84%) WAN
4 5 (4.03%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (4.03%) iSCSI
4 5 (4.03%) DNS
5 4 (3.23%) MPLS
5 4 (3.23%) Firewall
5 4 (3.23%) SAN
5 4 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.23%) DHCP
5 4 (3.23%) Ethernet
5 4 (3.23%) LAN
6 3 (2.42%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (2.42%) FTP
6 3 (2.42%) HTTP
6 3 (2.42%) VPN
6 3 (2.42%) SSL
6 3 (2.42%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.06%) MySQL
3 6 (4.84%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.23%) MS Access
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.23%) SAP BW
4 4 (3.23%) Spotfire
5 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.42%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.42%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.42%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.61%) Text Mining
6 2 (1.61%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.61%) DB2
6 2 (1.61%) QlikView
7 1 (0.81%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.23%) ERwin
2 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.81%) RSpec
4 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.81%) Dreamweaver
General
1 22 (17.74%) Pharmaceutical
2 15 (12.10%) Finance
3 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.42%) Local Government
4 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Czech Language
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (16.13%) Analyst
2 14 (11.29%) Architect
3 11 (8.87%) Project Manager
3 11 (8.87%) Developer
3 11 (8.87%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (7.26%) Project Leader
5 7 (5.65%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.84%) Software Project Leader
7 5 (4.03%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.23%) Consultant
8 4 (3.23%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) Oracle Architect
8 4 (3.23%) Oracle Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.42%) Ontologist
9 3 (2.42%) Technical Project Leader
9 3 (2.42%) Programmer
9 3 (2.42%) Programme Manager
10 2 (1.61%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.29%) XML
2 12 (9.68%) HTML
3 10 (8.06%) Ajax
4 9 (7.26%) .NET
5 7 (5.65%) XSLT
6 6 (4.84%) Web Services
6 6 (4.84%) DHTML
6 6 (4.84%) JDBC
6 6 (4.84%) JSP
6 6 (4.84%) Servlets
6 6 (4.84%) GWT
7 5 (4.03%) REST
7 5 (4.03%) jQuery
8 4 (3.23%) CSS
8 4 (3.23%) HTML5
9 3 (2.42%) CSS3
9 3 (2.42%) JSON
9 3 (2.42%) WSDL
9 3 (2.42%) SOAP
10 2 (1.61%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.45%) Visualisation
3 7 (5.65%) Biology
3 7 (5.65%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.65%) Data Integration
4 6 (4.84%) Mathematics
5 5 (4.03%) Ontologies
6 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.23%) Semantic Web
6 4 (3.23%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.42%) Linked Data
7 3 (2.42%) Statistics
7 3 (2.42%) W3C
7 3 (2.42%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.61%) Replication
8 2 (1.61%) Economics
8 2 (1.61%) NHS
8 2 (1.61%) Informatics
8 2 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.94%) Windows
2 16 (12.90%) UNIX
3 13 (10.48%) Linux
4 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.65%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.23%) Windows Vista
6 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.42%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.61%) Solaris
8 2 (1.61%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.81%) Android
9 1 (0.81%) CentOS
9 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (10.48%) Project Management
2 13 (10.48%) Migration
3 10 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (7.26%) Bioinformatics
5 8 (6.45%) Validation
6 7 (5.65%) CRM
6 7 (5.65%) PRINCE2
6 7 (5.65%) PLM
7 6 (4.84%) ITIL
7 6 (4.84%) Data Protection
7 6 (4.84%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (4.84%) Software Engineering
7 6 (4.84%) Mentoring
7 6 (4.84%) Change Control
7 6 (4.84%) Build Automation
8 5 (4.03%) Web Development
8 5 (4.03%) RDF
8 5 (4.03%) ERP
9 4 (3.23%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.97%) SQL
2 12 (9.68%) Java
2 12 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 11 (8.87%) PL/SQL
4 7 (5.65%) Shell Script
4 7 (5.65%) Perl
4 7 (5.65%) C#
5 6 (4.84%) Python
5 6 (4.84%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.03%) SPARQL
7 4 (3.23%) PHP
8 3 (2.42%) R
8 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.42%) XAML
9 2 (1.61%) VB
10 1 (0.81%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.81%) XPath
10 1 (0.81%) C
10 1 (0.81%) C++
10 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (16.94%) Degree
2 4 (3.23%) MCSE
2 4 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.23%) CCNA
2 4 (3.23%) CCNP
3 2 (1.61%) MBA
3 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.81%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.81%) CBAP
4 1 (0.81%) ACSP
4 1 (0.81%) ISEB
4 1 (0.81%) CCDP
4 1 (0.81%) CCIP
4 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.81%) RHCE
4 1 (0.81%) PMP
4 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.81%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.81%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.45%) GxP
2 4 (3.23%) QA
3 3 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.81%) CDISC
4 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.81%) GPFS
4 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.81%) yum
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
2 1 (0.81%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.81%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (24.19%) Oracle
2 27 (21.77%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.68%) SAP
4 11 (8.87%) Cisco
5 7 (5.65%) Ariba
6 6 (4.84%) Citrix
6 6 (4.84%) Nortel
7 5 (4.03%) HP
7 5 (4.03%) Avaya
8 4 (3.23%) Intergraph
8 4 (3.23%) Business Objects
8 4 (3.23%) Embarcadero
8 4 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.23%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.42%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.42%) JD Edwards
9 3 (2.42%) VMware
10 2 (1.61%) Clearswift
10 2 (1.61%) Lotus
10 2 (1.61%) Primavera
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