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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 514 540 534
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs citing Life Science 95 42 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.077% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.25% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 9
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£450 £411 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% +26.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £263 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £28.00 £62.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.21% -55.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £28.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.00 £92.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £62.50

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
16952 16963 14865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.32% 31.08% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10413 10531 8844
Average daily rate £420 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 663 636
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.78 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% -7.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 5 May 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
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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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 +28 92 £450 +9.42% 38
North West +9 29 £450 - 2
South East -12 28 £588 +17.50% 13
Manchester +22 26 £450 - 1
London +23 20 £270 -32.50% 13
Hampshire - 17 £600 -
Southampton - 14 £600 -
Yorkshire - 9 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £375 - 1
Leeds - 6 £375 - 1
Berkshire -12 5 £350 -28.24% 2
Oxfordshire - 4 £500 - 9
City of London +13 3 £313 +108.33% 3
East of England +13 3 £365 +14.06% 7
Reading +2 3 £300 -45.45% 2
Lancashire - 3 £450 -
Essex +1 2 £365 +14.06%
Sheffield - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £500 - 6
Birmingham - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £323 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Canary Wharf -5 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 7
Harlow - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Banbury - 1 - -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 48 (30.97%) Manufacturing
2 41 (26.45%) Project Management
3 38 (24.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 32 (20.65%) Oracle
5 28 (18.06%) Finance
6 22 (14.19%) Microsoft
7 20 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
7 20 (12.90%) MS Project
8 18 (11.61%) PRINCE2
8 18 (11.61%) SQL
8 18 (11.61%) MS Excel
8 18 (11.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 17 (10.97%) Degree
9 17 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (10.97%) Windows
10 15 (9.68%) SAP
11 14 (9.03%) Business Analysis
12 12 (7.74%) Migration
12 12 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (7.74%) QA
13 11 (7.10%) Citrix
13 11 (7.10%) ITIL
13 11 (7.10%) .NET
13 11 (7.10%) Validation
13 11 (7.10%) Programme Management
14 10 (6.45%) Service Delivery
14 10 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 10 (6.45%) Use Case
15 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
15 9 (5.81%) MS Office

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 6 (3.87%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.58%) IIS
2 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.94%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.29%) Apache
4 2 (1.29%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.65%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.65%) CMS400.NET
Applications
1 20 (12.90%) MS Project
1 20 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 18 (11.61%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.81%) MS Office
4 5 (3.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.65%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 10 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (2.58%) SmartPlant
3 4 (2.58%) Primavera
3 4 (2.58%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.29%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.29%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.65%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.65%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.65%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.65%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.65%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.65%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) Office 365
2 2 (1.29%) Yammer
2 2 (1.29%) Veeva
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.87%) SSL
1 6 (3.87%) Firewall
1 6 (3.87%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (2.58%) NAS
2 4 (2.58%) DNS
2 4 (2.58%) iSCSI
3 3 (1.94%) Wireless
3 3 (1.94%) SAN
3 3 (1.94%) WAN
3 3 (1.94%) DHCP
3 3 (1.94%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.94%) VPN
4 1 (0.65%) LAN
4 1 (0.65%) VoIP
4 1 (0.65%) HTTP
4 1 (0.65%) DMZ
4 1 (0.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.65%) MPLS
4 1 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.52%) MySQL
2 7 (4.52%) RDBMS
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.52%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.58%) MS Access
5 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.29%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.29%) Spotfire
6 2 (1.29%) QlikView
6 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.29%) Big Data
7 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.65%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.65%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (3.23%) Rational Rose
1 5 (3.23%) Eclipse
1 5 (3.23%) NetBeans
2 4 (2.58%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (2.58%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.29%) ERwin
4 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (30.97%) Manufacturing
2 38 (24.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 28 (18.06%) Finance
4 4 (2.58%) Retail
5 2 (1.29%) Local Government
5 2 (1.29%) Marketing
5 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) German Language
Job Titles
1 40 (25.81%) Analyst
2 21 (13.55%) Business Analyst
3 16 (10.32%) Project Manager
4 15 (9.68%) Developer
5 14 (9.03%) Business Manager
6 13 (8.39%) Change Manager
6 13 (8.39%) Business Change Manager
7 12 (7.74%) Architect
8 9 (5.81%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.87%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Consultant
10 5 (3.23%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.58%) Programmer
11 4 (2.58%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.58%) Oracle Architect
11 4 (2.58%) Oracle Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.58%) PMO Lead
12 3 (1.94%) Solutions Analyst
12 3 (1.94%) SAP Consultant
12 3 (1.94%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.10%) .NET
2 6 (3.87%) XML
3 5 (3.23%) Swing
3 5 (3.23%) JavaFX
3 5 (3.23%) JFace
3 5 (3.23%) JFreeChart
4 2 (1.29%) jQuery
4 2 (1.29%) Visualforce
4 2 (1.29%) HTML
4 2 (1.29%) Web Services
4 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.29%) CSS
5 1 (0.65%) SOAP
5 1 (0.65%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.65%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.16%) Visualisation
3 7 (4.52%) Economics
4 6 (3.87%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.23%) Chemistry
5 5 (3.23%) User Experience
6 4 (2.58%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.94%) PKI
7 3 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.94%) Biotechnology
7 3 (1.94%) NHS
8 2 (1.29%) Replication
8 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.65%) Informatics
9 1 (0.65%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.65%) Statistics
9 1 (0.65%) Ontologies
9 1 (0.65%) Clustering
9 1 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.97%) Windows
2 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.58%) UNIX
4 4 (2.58%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.94%) Windows Vista
5 3 (1.94%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.65%) Android
6 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.65%) Solaris
6 1 (0.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.45%) Project Management
2 18 (11.61%) PRINCE2
2 18 (11.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 14 (9.03%) Business Analysis
4 12 (7.74%) Migration
4 12 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (7.10%) Programme Management
5 11 (7.10%) Validation
5 11 (7.10%) ITIL
6 10 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 10 (6.45%) Use Case
7 9 (5.81%) CRM
8 8 (5.16%) PLM
9 7 (4.52%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.52%) Change Control
9 7 (4.52%) BPMN
10 6 (3.87%) RUP
10 6 (3.87%) UML
10 6 (3.87%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.61%) SQL
2 8 (5.16%) C#
2 8 (5.16%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.52%) Java
3 7 (4.52%) VB.NET
3 7 (4.52%) Python
4 6 (3.87%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.23%) Groovy
6 3 (1.94%) XAML
6 3 (1.94%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.94%) VB
7 2 (1.29%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.65%) R
8 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.65%) SPARQL
8 1 (0.65%) VB6
8 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.65%) C
8 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (10.97%) Degree
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.94%) CISSP
3 3 (1.94%) MCSE
3 3 (1.94%) CISM
3 3 (1.94%) CISMP
4 2 (1.29%) MBA
4 2 (1.29%) PMP
4 2 (1.29%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.29%) ISEB
5 1 (0.65%) CCA
5 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.65%) MCSA
5 1 (0.65%) CCIE
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.65%) MOS
5 1 (0.65%) CCENT
5 1 (0.65%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.74%) QA
2 7 (4.52%) GxP
3 5 (3.23%) GAMP
4 4 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.29%) GMP
7 1 (0.65%) SLA
7 1 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.65%) CDISC
System Software
1 9 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.29%) XenApp
3 2 (1.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.65%) Xen
4 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.65%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) SCCM
2 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 32 (20.65%) Oracle
2 22 (14.19%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.68%) SAP
4 11 (7.10%) Citrix
5 7 (4.52%) VMware
6 6 (3.87%) CheckPoint
6 6 (3.87%) Cisco
7 5 (3.23%) Clearswift
8 4 (2.58%) Intergraph
8 4 (2.58%) JD Edwards
8 4 (2.58%) Ariba
9 3 (1.94%) Lotus
9 3 (1.94%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.94%) EMC
9 3 (1.94%) Kaspersky
10 2 (1.29%) AppSense
10 2 (1.29%) HP
10 2 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.29%) Embarcadero
11 1 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
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