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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 546 565 572
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +7
Contract jobs citing Life Science 58 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.042% 0.047%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £405 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £344 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £563 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £540
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -18.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.44% -14.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-67.44% -

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
17811 16536 17521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.32% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10937 10252 10194
Average daily rate £410 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 660 892
Average hourly rate £18.26 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +13 57 £400 -1.23% 37
North West +10 20 £365 +4.28% 2
Manchester +1 16 £400 -
South East -3 12 £475 -9.52% 14
London +13 9 £400 -1.23% 10
East of England -14 8 - - 6
Saffron Walden - 8 - -
Essex - 8 - -
Surrey - 5 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -5 4 £363 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £525 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £350 -
Hampshire -14 3 - - 6
Bracknell - 3 £501 -
Basingstoke +15 2 - - 2
Macclesfield - 2 £368 -
Bradford - 2 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Sheffield - 2 £275 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £275 -
City of London +29 1 £375 +11.11% 4
East Midlands - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 2
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Lincolnshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Southampton - - - - 3
Wokingham - - - - 1
Amersham - - - - 1

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (23.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 16 (18.18%) SQL
3 15 (17.05%) Degree
4 14 (15.91%) Java
4 14 (15.91%) Linux
5 13 (14.77%) RDF
5 13 (14.77%) Semantic Web
6 12 (13.64%) Ontologies
6 12 (13.64%) UNIX
6 12 (13.64%) Oracle
6 12 (13.64%) SAP
6 12 (13.64%) XML
6 12 (13.64%) SPARQL
7 11 (12.50%) NoSQL
8 10 (11.36%) Visualisation
8 10 (11.36%) Relational Database
8 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
8 10 (11.36%) HTML
8 10 (11.36%) PL/SQL
8 10 (11.36%) Windows
8 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
8 10 (11.36%) Project Management
8 10 (11.36%) Data Integration
8 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (11.36%) Ajax
9 9 (10.23%) MySQL
9 9 (10.23%) Linked Data
10 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (9.09%) XSLT
10 8 (9.09%) Bioinformatics

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 2 (2.27%) Apache
1 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (2.27%) Node.js
2 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.14%) nginx
2 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.14%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.14%) MicroStation
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) SAP SCM
2 3 (3.41%) SAP APO
3 2 (2.27%) SAP MM
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.14%) SmartPlant
4 1 (1.14%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.14%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.14%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.14%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.14%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.82%) Internet
2 5 (5.68%) Wireless
2 5 (5.68%) HTTP
3 4 (4.55%) LAN
3 4 (4.55%) FTP
4 2 (2.27%) VSAT
4 2 (2.27%) WAN
4 2 (2.27%) SMTP
5 1 (1.14%) DHCP
5 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.14%) DNS
5 1 (1.14%) DMZ
5 1 (1.14%) NAS
5 1 (1.14%) Network Security
5 1 (1.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 10 (11.36%) Relational Database
3 9 (10.23%) MySQL
4 7 (7.95%) Triplestore
5 6 (6.82%) Spotfire
6 4 (4.55%) Text Mining
6 4 (4.55%) Data Mining
7 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.27%) Big Data
8 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.14%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (1.14%) DB2
9 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.14%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.14%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.14%) RSpec
2 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (23.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (5.68%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Local Government
4 1 (1.14%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 16 (18.18%) Analyst
2 8 (9.09%) Project Leader
3 7 (7.95%) Developer
3 7 (7.95%) Ontologist
4 6 (6.82%) Software Project Leader
4 6 (6.82%) Architect
4 6 (6.82%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.68%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (4.55%) Consultant
6 4 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Data Scientist
7 3 (3.41%) SAP APO Consultant
7 3 (3.41%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.27%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (2.27%) Quality Manager
8 2 (2.27%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) XML
2 10 (11.36%) HTML
2 10 (11.36%) Ajax
3 8 (9.09%) XSLT
4 7 (7.95%) Web Services
4 7 (7.95%) REST
5 6 (6.82%) GWT
5 6 (6.82%) DHTML
5 6 (6.82%) JDBC
5 6 (6.82%) JSP
5 6 (6.82%) Servlets
5 6 (6.82%) SOAP
6 5 (5.68%) WSDL
7 4 (4.55%) .NET
7 4 (4.55%) jQuery
7 4 (4.55%) HTML5
8 3 (3.41%) JSON
8 3 (3.41%) CSS
8 3 (3.41%) Middleware
8 3 (3.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Semantic Web
2 12 (13.64%) Ontologies
3 10 (11.36%) Visualisation
3 10 (11.36%) Data Integration
4 9 (10.23%) Linked Data
5 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (7.95%) Biology
7 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.82%) Mathematics
8 5 (5.68%) W3C
9 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
9 4 (4.55%) Informatics
10 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (2.27%) User Experience
11 2 (2.27%) iPad
11 2 (2.27%) Open Source
11 2 (2.27%) Algorithms
12 1 (1.14%) Social Media
12 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.91%) Linux
2 12 (13.64%) UNIX
3 10 (11.36%) Windows
4 7 (7.95%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.14%) Android
7 1 (1.14%) CentOS
7 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.14%) Solaris
7 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.77%) RDF
2 10 (11.36%) Project Management
2 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (9.09%) Bioinformatics
3 8 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (7.95%) Analytics
5 6 (6.82%) Build Automation
5 6 (6.82%) Software Engineering
5 6 (6.82%) Validation
5 6 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.68%) Logistics
6 5 (5.68%) ITIL
6 5 (5.68%) ERP
6 5 (5.68%) SAP Implementation
6 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.55%) Web Development
7 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.55%) Migration
8 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (3.41%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.18%) SQL
2 14 (15.91%) Java
3 12 (13.64%) SPARQL
4 10 (11.36%) PL/SQL
4 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.95%) Perl
6 6 (6.82%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.68%) Python
8 4 (4.55%) R
9 3 (3.41%) PHP
10 2 (2.27%) XPath
11 1 (1.14%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.14%) Ruby
11 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.14%) ABAP
11 1 (1.14%) C#
11 1 (1.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (3.41%) CCNP
2 3 (3.41%) CCNA
2 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.14%) RHCE
3 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.14%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.14%) ACSA
3 1 (1.14%) MCDST
3 1 (1.14%) MCTS
3 1 (1.14%) MCITP
3 1 (1.14%) CCDP
3 1 (1.14%) CCIP
3 1 (1.14%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.14%) MCSE
3 1 (1.14%) MCSA
3 1 (1.14%) PhD
3 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) QA
2 3 (3.41%) GxP
3 1 (1.14%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.14%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.14%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Nagios
1 1 (1.14%) SCCM
1 1 (1.14%) Ganglia
1 1 (1.14%) YUM
1 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (13.64%) Oracle
1 12 (13.64%) SAP
2 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.68%) HP
3 5 (5.68%) Cisco
4 4 (4.55%) Ariba
5 3 (3.41%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.41%) Avaya
6 2 (2.27%) Twitter
6 2 (2.27%) Meru Networks
6 2 (2.27%) ReadSoft
6 2 (2.27%) Axway
6 2 (2.27%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.27%) Nortel
7 1 (1.14%) Citrix
7 1 (1.14%) EMC
7 1 (1.14%) IBM
7 1 (1.14%) Apple
7 1 (1.14%) JD Edwards
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