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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 534 527 547
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs citing Life Science 89 66 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.058%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.41% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 16
Average daily rate £375 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £34.75 £30.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £50.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-45.00% -5.88%

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
16353 15933 15959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.27% 31.15% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10543 9918 9611
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 668 680
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.58 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 78 £375 -6.25% 43
South East +10 25 £538 -2.27% 5
London 0 22 £345 -12.10% 12
Berkshire +20 17 £575 +35.29% 2
North West -2 16 £355 -23.65% 6
East of England - 11 £350 - 15
Manchester -12 9 £350 -9.67% 6
Cambridge - 8 £350 - 13
Cambridgeshire - 8 £350 - 13
Maidenhead +4 5 - -
Scotland +2 5 - - 1
Cheshire 0 5 £355 -21.11%
Bracknell +4 4 £575 +4.54% 1
Surrey -1 4 £700 +75.00% 2
Aberdeen - 4 - -
City of London +49 3 £225 -43.75% 1
Hampshire +2 3 £500 -16.66%
Macclesfield - 3 £355 -
Lancashire -2 2 - -
East Midlands -4 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £344 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £425 - 2
Southampton +11 1 £500 -16.66%
Reading -6 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £525 -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 87 (48.07%) Manufacturing
2 55 (30.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 42 (23.20%) Degree
4 40 (22.10%) SAP
5 33 (18.23%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (17.68%) Microsoft
7 31 (17.13%) Finance
8 28 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (15.47%) SQL
8 28 (15.47%) Windows
9 26 (14.36%) MS Office
10 25 (13.81%) MS Excel
10 25 (13.81%) Computer Science
10 25 (13.81%) MS PowerPoint
11 23 (12.71%) Oracle
12 22 (12.15%) ITIL
13 20 (11.05%) Project Management
13 20 (11.05%) Change Management
14 19 (10.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 18 (9.94%) Data Management
16 17 (9.39%) Java
16 17 (9.39%) JavaScript
17 16 (8.84%) PRINCE2
18 15 (8.29%) HTML
18 15 (8.29%) Windows Server
19 14 (7.73%) Migration
19 14 (7.73%) Python
19 14 (7.73%) Marketing
19 14 (7.73%) Biology
20 13 (7.18%) Bioinformatics

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.31%) IIS
2 6 (3.31%) Node.js
2 6 (3.31%) SAS
3 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.21%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.66%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.10%) CMS
5 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.55%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 26 (14.36%) MS Office
2 25 (13.81%) MS Excel
2 25 (13.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (4.97%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.31%) MS Project
5 2 (1.10%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (10.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.76%) SAP HR
3 4 (2.21%) Radian6
3 4 (2.21%) SAP MM
3 4 (2.21%) SAP PP
3 4 (2.21%) SAP PP-PI
3 4 (2.21%) SAP QM
4 3 (1.66%) SAP R/3
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.10%) SAP CRM
5 2 (1.10%) SAP MDM
5 2 (1.10%) SAP WM
5 2 (1.10%) SmartPlant
6 1 (0.55%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) Taleo
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.55%) Bluemix
2 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.97%) Firewall
2 8 (4.42%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.87%) DNS
4 6 (3.31%) FTP
4 6 (3.31%) WAN
5 5 (2.76%) LAN
5 5 (2.76%) Modbus
6 4 (2.21%) DHCP
6 4 (2.21%) VoIP
7 3 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.66%) OSPF
7 3 (1.66%) VPN
7 3 (1.66%) Wireless
8 2 (1.10%) BGP
8 2 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.10%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.10%) Internet
8 2 (1.10%) IPsec
8 2 (1.10%) IPv6
8 2 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.97%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (4.42%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.42%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.31%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.31%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.21%) Base SAS
5 4 (2.21%) Big Data
5 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.66%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.10%) MS Access
7 2 (1.10%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (1.10%) SAP BI
7 2 (1.10%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.10%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.10%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.55%) Datomic
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (4.97%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.31%) JIRA
4 5 (2.76%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.76%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (2.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (1.10%) EasyMock
6 2 (1.10%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.10%) JUnit
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.10%) Subversion
6 2 (1.10%) Toad
7 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.55%) MSI
7 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.55%) Selenium
7 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
General
1 87 (48.07%) Manufacturing
2 55 (30.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 31 (17.13%) Finance
4 14 (7.73%) Marketing
5 3 (1.66%) Legal
5 3 (1.66%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.66%) Publishing
6 2 (1.10%) Retail
6 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.55%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Front Office
7 1 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 46 (25.41%) Analyst
2 24 (13.26%) Consultant
2 24 (13.26%) Developer
3 23 (12.71%) Business Analyst
4 15 (8.29%) SAP Consultant
5 14 (7.73%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.08%) Programmer
7 10 (5.52%) Software Developer
8 7 (3.87%) Architect
8 7 (3.87%) IT Analyst
8 7 (3.87%) SAP Analyst
8 7 (3.87%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.31%) Administrator
9 6 (3.31%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
9 6 (3.31%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.31%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (3.31%) Supply Chain Consultant
10 5 (2.76%) C# Developer
10 5 (2.76%) SAS Programmer
10 5 (2.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.29%) HTML
2 12 (6.63%) CSS
2 12 (6.63%) HTML5
3 11 (6.08%) jQuery
4 9 (4.97%) .NET
5 8 (4.42%) Web Services
5 8 (4.42%) XML
6 7 (3.87%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.76%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.76%) JSON
8 4 (2.21%) CSS3
8 4 (2.21%) Django
8 4 (2.21%) J2EE
9 3 (1.66%) DOM
9 3 (1.66%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.66%) RESTful
9 3 (1.66%) Silverlight
9 3 (1.66%) Spring
9 3 (1.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.66%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.23%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (13.81%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.73%) Biology
4 10 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.52%) Visualisation
5 7 (3.87%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.76%) CMDB
6 5 (2.76%) FMCG
6 5 (2.76%) Social Media
6 5 (2.76%) User Experience
7 4 (2.21%) Biotechnology
7 4 (2.21%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.21%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.21%) Physics
8 3 (1.66%) Chemistry
8 3 (1.66%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.66%) LIMS
8 3 (1.66%) RIA
9 2 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (1.10%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.47%) Windows
2 15 (8.29%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.08%) Linux
4 8 (4.42%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.76%) Unix
7 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.21%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.66%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (12.15%) ITIL
3 20 (11.05%) Change Management
3 20 (11.05%) Project Management
4 18 (9.94%) Data Management
5 16 (8.84%) PRINCE2
6 14 (7.73%) Migration
7 13 (7.18%) Bioinformatics
7 13 (7.18%) Logistics
8 12 (6.63%) Business Analysis
8 12 (6.63%) High Availability
8 12 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.63%) Workflow
9 11 (6.08%) User Stories
9 11 (6.08%) Validation
10 10 (5.52%) GAP Analysis
10 10 (5.52%) Programme Management
11 9 (4.97%) CRM
11 9 (4.97%) Time Management
11 9 (4.97%) UML
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.47%) SQL
2 17 (9.39%) Java
2 17 (9.39%) JavaScript
3 14 (7.73%) Python
4 11 (6.08%) C#
5 8 (4.42%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.87%) C++
6 7 (3.87%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.31%) Perl
8 4 (2.21%) PHP
9 2 (1.10%) Groovy
9 2 (1.10%) R
9 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.10%) VBA
9 2 (1.10%) XAML
10 1 (0.55%) ABAP
10 1 (0.55%) Clojure
10 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (23.20%) Degree
2 9 (4.97%) PhD
3 4 (2.21%) MCSE
3 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.21%) PMP
4 3 (1.66%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.66%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.10%) CBAP
5 2 (1.10%) CCNA
5 2 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.10%) MCP
5 2 (1.10%) MCSA
5 2 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.10%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.10%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.55%) ACCA
6 1 (0.55%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) QA
2 7 (3.87%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.87%) TickIT
3 3 (1.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.10%) COBIT
4 2 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.10%) GxP
4 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.55%) ISO13485
System Software
1 11 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.87%) Docker
4 6 (3.31%) GPFS
4 6 (3.31%) NFS
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.10%) vCloud
5 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.10%) vSphere
5 2 (1.10%) XenApp
6 1 (0.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.87%) Nagios
1 7 (3.87%) Puppet
2 6 (3.31%) Ganglia
3 3 (1.66%) SCCM
3 3 (1.66%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.10%) vMotion
4 2 (1.10%) vRealize
5 1 (0.55%) Graphite
5 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.55%) logstash
5 1 (0.55%) Riemann
5 1 (0.55%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 40 (22.10%) SAP
2 32 (17.68%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.71%) Oracle
4 11 (6.08%) HP
5 10 (5.52%) Cisco
5 10 (5.52%) Citrix
6 9 (4.97%) VMware
7 8 (4.42%) IBM
8 7 (3.87%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.76%) Siemens
10 4 (2.21%) Facebook
10 4 (2.21%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.21%) Sysomos
11 3 (1.66%) Dell
11 3 (1.66%) hybris
12 2 (1.10%) Adobe
12 2 (1.10%) Informatica
12 2 (1.10%) Intel
12 2 (1.10%) Juniper
12 2 (1.10%) Sun
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Huxley
Rate: POA
Posted: 12 days ago