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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 592 565 579
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +14
Contract jobs citing Life Science 61 98 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.51% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 32
Median daily rate £475 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £215 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £475 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £17.75 £42.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.23% +203.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £42.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £42.50 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £42.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-58.23% +203.57%

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
17771 19133 18680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.30% 32.99% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11506 11963 11343
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £608 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 813 810
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.03 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +2.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.99 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.60 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.88%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 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
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 60 £475 +26.66% 30
London +7 26 £500 +33.33% 9
South East +24 19 £550 +52.77% 5
Berkshire +6 10 £413 +13.79% 1
Hampshire +10 9 £550 - 2
Bracknell +3 7 £413 +65.00%
North West -9 7 £305 -14.56% 2
West Midlands -29 4 £475 - 2
Birmingham - 4 £475 - 1
City of London +14 3 £375 +130.76% 1
Cheshire +3 3 £300 -15.96%
Manchester -9 3 £360 +23.07% 1
Southampton - 3 £550 - 2
Macclesfield 0 2 £300 -15.96%
East Midlands -21 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £450 -
Reading +20 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +16 1 - - 5
Cambridge +15 1 - - 5
East of England -3 1 - - 9

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Life Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Life Science.

1 66 (48.53%) Manufacturing
2 33 (24.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 28 (20.59%) Project Management
4 26 (19.12%) SAP
5 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
5 25 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (17.65%) Validation
7 23 (16.91%) Finance
8 21 (15.44%) Degree
9 19 (13.97%) Windows
10 17 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 17 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 16 (11.76%) Data Management
12 15 (11.03%) Marketing
12 15 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (10.29%) SDLC
13 14 (10.29%) SQL
13 14 (10.29%) Migration
14 13 (9.56%) Logistics
14 13 (9.56%) Oracle
14 13 (9.56%) ITIL
15 12 (8.82%) MS Excel
15 12 (8.82%) Configuration Management
15 12 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (8.09%) Change Management
16 11 (8.09%) Business Analysis
16 11 (8.09%) Document Management
16 11 (8.09%) PMI Certification
16 11 (8.09%) ERP
17 10 (7.35%) XML

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.41%) Documentum
3 4 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.94%) SAS
4 3 (2.21%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.35%) MS Office
3 3 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.21%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.47%) MS Project
4 2 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (6.62%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.47%) Eloqua
4 2 (1.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.74%) Magento
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.74%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.74%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.62%) Office 365
2 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.21%) Veeva
3 3 (2.21%) Yammer
4 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.47%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.21%) Firewall
1 3 (2.21%) Network Security
2 2 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.47%) FTP
2 2 (1.47%) HTTP
2 2 (1.47%) LAN
2 2 (1.47%) NetScaler
2 2 (1.47%) SSL
2 2 (1.47%) VoIP
2 2 (1.47%) VPN
2 2 (1.47%) WAN
3 1 (0.74%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.94%) Base SAS
2 4 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.21%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.21%) GIS
4 2 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.47%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (7.35%) JIRA
2 3 (2.21%) Subversion
3 2 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.47%) GitLab
3 2 (1.47%) Gradle
3 2 (1.47%) IntelliJ
3 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.47%) Maven
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.74%) Babel
4 1 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.74%) NSubstitute
4 1 (0.74%) NUnit
4 1 (0.74%) ReSharper
General
1 66 (48.53%) Manufacturing
2 33 (24.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 23 (16.91%) Finance
4 15 (11.03%) Marketing
5 5 (3.68%) Back Office
6 4 (2.94%) Retail
7 3 (2.21%) Front Office
7 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.47%) Automotive
8 2 (1.47%) Banking
8 2 (1.47%) Electronics
8 2 (1.47%) Interactive Media
8 2 (1.47%) Law
9 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (38.24%) Analyst
2 17 (12.50%) Developer
3 15 (11.03%) Business Analyst
4 11 (8.09%) Architect
5 10 (7.35%) Consultant
6 9 (6.62%) Change Analyst
6 9 (6.62%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.15%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Financial Analyst
9 6 (4.41%) Quantitative Developer
9 6 (4.41%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 5 (3.68%) Documentum Architect
10 5 (3.68%) Dynamics AX Consultant
10 5 (3.68%) Functional Consultant
10 5 (3.68%) IT Analyst
10 5 (3.68%) Logistics Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.35%) XML
2 5 (3.68%) COM
3 3 (2.21%) HTML
3 3 (2.21%) J2EE
3 3 (2.21%) Middleware
3 3 (2.21%) REST
3 3 (2.21%) Web Services
4 2 (1.47%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.47%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (1.47%) Akka
4 2 (1.47%) Apache Axis
4 2 (1.47%) Apache CXF
4 2 (1.47%) Guice
4 2 (1.47%) JPA
4 2 (1.47%) JSON
4 2 (1.47%) Kafka
4 2 (1.47%) Play Framework
4 2 (1.47%) Spring
4 2 (1.47%) Spring Boot
4 2 (1.47%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.62%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.15%) Informatics
4 7 (5.15%) Mathematics
5 6 (4.41%) PMI
6 5 (3.68%) Biology
6 5 (3.68%) Chemistry
6 5 (3.68%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.94%) iPad
8 3 (2.21%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.47%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.47%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.47%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.47%) LIMS
9 2 (1.47%) PKI
9 2 (1.47%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.47%) User Experience
9 2 (1.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.97%) Windows
2 10 (7.35%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.41%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.68%) Linux
5 5 (3.68%) Unix
6 4 (2.94%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.21%) Solaris
7 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.59%) Project Management
2 25 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (17.65%) Validation
4 17 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 16 (11.76%) Data Management
6 14 (10.29%) Migration
6 14 (10.29%) SDLC
7 13 (9.56%) ITIL
7 13 (9.56%) Logistics
8 12 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 12 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (8.09%) Business Analysis
9 11 (8.09%) Change Management
9 11 (8.09%) Document Management
9 11 (8.09%) ERP
10 8 (5.88%) Analytics
10 8 (5.88%) ITSM
10 8 (5.88%) Scrum
10 8 (5.88%) Workflow
11 7 (5.15%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.29%) SQL
2 9 (6.62%) Java
3 8 (5.88%) C++
4 6 (4.41%) C#
5 5 (3.68%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.21%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.47%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.47%) C
7 2 (1.47%) Scala
7 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.74%) ABAP
8 1 (0.74%) ECMAScript
8 1 (0.74%) JSX
8 1 (0.74%) PHP
8 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.74%) XAML
Qualifications
1 21 (15.44%) Degree
2 11 (8.09%) PMI Certification
3 7 (5.15%) DBS Check
3 7 (5.15%) PMP
4 6 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (4.41%) PhD
5 4 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.21%) CBAP
7 2 (1.47%) MCP
7 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.74%) CCENT
8 1 (0.74%) CCNP
8 1 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.74%) CISM
8 1 (0.74%) CISMP
8 1 (0.74%) CISSP
8 1 (0.74%) CLAS
8 1 (0.74%) EMCSA
8 1 (0.74%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) QA
2 8 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 5 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.94%) GMP
5 3 (2.21%) GxP
6 2 (1.47%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.47%) XenApp
4 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) SCCM
2 3 (2.21%) WSUS
3 2 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.47%) SCOM
3 2 (1.47%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.74%) Legato
4 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (19.12%) SAP
2 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.56%) Oracle
4 10 (7.35%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (6.62%) Citrix
6 7 (5.15%) Wyse
7 6 (4.41%) VMware
8 4 (2.94%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.21%) Cisco
9 3 (2.21%) Infor
9 3 (2.21%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.21%) Tableau
10 2 (1.47%) Adobe
10 2 (1.47%) AppSense
10 2 (1.47%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.47%) Google
10 2 (1.47%) HP
10 2 (1.47%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.47%) NetSuite
10 2 (1.47%) Siebel
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