The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 558 539 553
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing Life Science 32 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.066% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 16
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£435 £513 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.12% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £416 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £610 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £513 £550
% change year-on-year
-4.82% -6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.75 - £42.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 - £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 - £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 - £42.50
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13768 13356 14247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.20% 26.12% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8319 8076 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 596 791
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -2 32 £435 -15.12% 41
South East +4 16 £501 -2.34% 14
Berkshire +9 12 £501 +0.10% 1
North West -2 7 £368 - 5
London -6 5 £381 -23.75% 11
Cheshire - 4 £359 - 1
City of London +21 2 £388 -13.88% 2
Hampshire -9 2 - - 4
Surrey - 2 £463 - 2
Basingstoke +14 1 - - 1
East of England -18 1 £413 - 5
North East - 1 - -
North Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 3
Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 4
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 25 (33.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 15 (20.27%) Semantic Web
3 14 (18.92%) RDF
4 13 (17.57%) Ontologies
5 12 (16.22%) SPARQL
5 12 (16.22%) Project Management
5 12 (16.22%) Finance
5 12 (16.22%) SAP
6 11 (14.86%) NoSQL
7 10 (13.51%) Linked Data
7 10 (13.51%) Degree
7 10 (13.51%) Informatics
8 9 (12.16%) Triplestore
9 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (10.81%) Manufacturing
9 8 (10.81%) Linux
9 8 (10.81%) SQL
9 8 (10.81%) Oracle
10 7 (9.46%) Java
10 7 (9.46%) W3C
10 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
11 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (8.11%) UNIX
11 6 (8.11%) Windows
11 6 (8.11%) Logistics
11 6 (8.11%) Chemistry
11 6 (8.11%) Analytics
11 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (8.11%) Data Integration
12 5 (6.76%) R

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.35%) Drupal
2 1 (1.35%) Apache
2 1 (1.35%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) Documentum
2 1 (1.35%) SAS
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MicroStation
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
3 1 (1.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) SAP SCM
2 3 (4.05%) SAP APO
3 2 (2.70%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.35%) SmartPlant
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.35%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (1.35%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.35%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.35%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.35%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.35%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) FTP
2 3 (4.05%) LAN
2 3 (4.05%) Wireless
3 2 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (1.35%) SMTP
4 1 (1.35%) Intranet
4 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) NoSQL
2 9 (12.16%) Triplestore
3 3 (4.05%) Spotfire
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.70%) Text Mining
4 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.70%) Big Data
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.35%) MySQL
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.35%) DB2
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (33.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (16.22%) Finance
3 8 (10.81%) Manufacturing
4 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.35%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.35%) German Language
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (17.57%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Project Manager
3 9 (12.16%) Ontologist
4 7 (9.46%) Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) IT Project Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Data Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Architect
6 4 (5.41%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Product Specialist
7 3 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.05%) SAP APO Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) Programmer
8 2 (2.70%) Delphi Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Trainee Programmer
8 2 (2.70%) Trainee
8 2 (2.70%) Web Specialist
8 2 (2.70%) Data Scientist
9 1 (1.35%) JDE Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) .NET
2 3 (4.05%) SOAP
2 3 (4.05%) Web Services
2 3 (4.05%) XML
2 3 (4.05%) Middleware
3 2 (2.70%) DirectX
3 2 (2.70%) EDI
3 2 (2.70%) WSDL
3 2 (2.70%) REST
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.35%) COM
4 1 (1.35%) EJB
4 1 (1.35%) XSLT
4 1 (1.35%) JMS
4 1 (1.35%) UDDI
4 1 (1.35%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.35%) LAMP
4 1 (1.35%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Semantic Web
2 13 (17.57%) Ontologies
3 10 (13.51%) Linked Data
3 10 (13.51%) Informatics
4 7 (9.46%) W3C
5 6 (8.11%) Chemistry
5 6 (8.11%) Data Integration
6 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.41%) Visualisation
7 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (4.05%) Biology
7 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.70%) Statistics
9 1 (1.35%) TRADACOMS
9 1 (1.35%) Social Media
9 1 (1.35%) Data Conversion
9 1 (1.35%) CMDB
9 1 (1.35%) FMCG
9 1 (1.35%) Economics
9 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Linux
2 6 (8.11%) UNIX
2 6 (8.11%) Windows
3 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.35%) CentOS
4 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) RDF
2 12 (16.22%) Project Management
3 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (8.11%) Logistics
4 6 (8.11%) Analytics
4 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (6.76%) Change Control
5 5 (6.76%) SAP Implementation
5 5 (6.76%) Bioinformatics
6 4 (5.41%) Scrum
6 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.41%) UML
6 4 (5.41%) TOGAF
6 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (5.41%) BPMN
6 4 (5.41%) Data Analytics
7 3 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.05%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.05%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.22%) SPARQL
2 8 (10.81%) SQL
3 7 (9.46%) Java
4 5 (6.76%) R
4 5 (6.76%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.05%) C++
5 3 (4.05%) Delphi
6 2 (2.70%) Python
7 1 (1.35%) XPath
7 1 (1.35%) Perl
7 1 (1.35%) PHP
7 1 (1.35%) C#
7 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.35%) ABAP
7 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) CBAP
4 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.35%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.35%) CCNP
4 1 (1.35%) CCNA
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.35%) PhD
4 1 (1.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) HL7
2 1 (1.35%) GCP
2 1 (1.35%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Puppet
1 1 (1.35%) YUM
1 1 (1.35%) Ganglia
1 1 (1.35%) SCCM
1 1 (1.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) SAP
2 8 (10.81%) Oracle
3 4 (5.41%) Axway
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.70%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.70%) Cadence
5 2 (2.70%) ReadSoft
5 2 (2.70%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.35%) Tableau
6 1 (1.35%) Google
6 1 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco
6 1 (1.35%) EMC
6 1 (1.35%) Nortel
6 1 (1.35%) Avaya
6 1 (1.35%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.35%) CA
6 1 (1.35%) Informatica
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