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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 532 561 524
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -37
Contract jobs citing Life Science 63 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.041% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 12
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£425 £339 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.55% -14.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £322 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £588 £673
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £325 £625
% change year-on-year
+49.23% -48.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £40.00

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
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +8 59 £425 +25.55% 26
South East -11 18 £525 +55.09% 7
North West +5 16 £501 +59.12%
London +23 15 £393 -30.22% 9
Manchester - 13 £480 -
Berkshire +4 8 £550 +69.23% 1
Hampshire - 6 - -
Surrey -3 4 £450 -5.26% 1
Bracknell -4 4 £550 +69.23%
North Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
Lancashire - 3 £550 -
City of London +6 2 £388 -38.00% 1
East of England -17 2 £490 - 8
Wales - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Bridgend - 1 - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 7
Chester - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (25.62%) Oracle
2 22 (18.18%) SQL
3 21 (17.36%) Windows
3 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
4 20 (16.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 20 (16.53%) Degree
5 19 (15.70%) UNIX
6 17 (14.05%) Linux
6 17 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (12.40%) XML
7 15 (12.40%) Java
8 14 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (9.92%) PL/SQL
9 12 (9.92%) Project Management
9 12 (9.92%) Migration
10 11 (9.09%) HTML
10 11 (9.09%) JavaScript
10 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
10 11 (9.09%) Relational Database
11 10 (8.26%) NoSQL
11 10 (8.26%) Ajax
12 9 (7.44%) Bioinformatics
12 9 (7.44%) Ontologies
12 9 (7.44%) MySQL
12 9 (7.44%) SAP
12 9 (7.44%) RDF
12 9 (7.44%) Cisco
12 9 (7.44%) Data Integration
12 9 (7.44%) SPARQL
12 9 (7.44%) Visualisation

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (3.31%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.65%) Node.js
3 2 (1.65%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.65%) Apache
3 2 (1.65%) SAS
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) MS Project
2 4 (3.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.83%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.83%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.83%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (4.13%) SmartPlant
3 3 (2.48%) SAP ERP
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.83%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.83%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.83%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.61%) Internet
1 8 (6.61%) Wireless
2 7 (5.79%) NAS
3 6 (4.96%) WAN
3 6 (4.96%) FTP
4 5 (4.13%) HTTP
4 5 (4.13%) iSCSI
5 4 (3.31%) MPLS
5 4 (3.31%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.31%) DHCP
5 4 (3.31%) Ethernet
5 4 (3.31%) DNS
5 4 (3.31%) LAN
6 3 (2.48%) SAN
6 3 (2.48%) OSPF
6 3 (2.48%) BGP
6 3 (2.48%) EIGRP
6 3 (2.48%) DMZ
6 3 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (2.48%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.26%) NoSQL
3 9 (7.44%) MySQL
4 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.13%) Spotfire
5 4 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.48%) MS Access
6 3 (2.48%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.65%) QlikView
7 2 (1.65%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.65%) Triplestore
7 2 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.65%) DB2
7 2 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.65%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.65%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) ERwin
1 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.83%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.83%) RSpec
General
1 20 (16.53%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (6.61%) Finance
3 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.48%) Local Government
5 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Czech Language
6 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (13.22%) Analyst
2 15 (12.40%) Architect
3 12 (9.92%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.09%) Developer
4 11 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (8.26%) Project Leader
6 7 (5.79%) Ontologist
7 6 (4.96%) Software Project Leader
7 6 (4.96%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Oracle Architect
9 4 (3.31%) Oracle Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.31%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.48%) Programmer
10 3 (2.48%) Technical Project Leader
11 2 (1.65%) Supply Chain Manager
11 2 (1.65%) Applications Engineer
11 2 (1.65%) Lead Web Developer
11 2 (1.65%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.40%) XML
2 11 (9.09%) HTML
3 10 (8.26%) Ajax
4 8 (6.61%) XSLT
5 7 (5.79%) .NET
6 6 (4.96%) GWT
6 6 (4.96%) DHTML
6 6 (4.96%) JDBC
6 6 (4.96%) JSP
6 6 (4.96%) Servlets
6 6 (4.96%) Web Services
7 5 (4.13%) REST
8 4 (3.31%) jQuery
8 4 (3.31%) HTML5
8 4 (3.31%) WSDL
8 4 (3.31%) SOAP
9 3 (2.48%) JSON
9 3 (2.48%) CSS
9 3 (2.48%) Middleware
9 3 (2.48%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.44%) Ontologies
2 9 (7.44%) Data Integration
2 9 (7.44%) Visualisation
3 8 (6.61%) Semantic Web
4 7 (5.79%) Biology
4 7 (5.79%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.79%) W3C
5 6 (4.96%) Linked Data
5 6 (4.96%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.31%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.48%) Statistics
8 2 (1.65%) Open Source
8 2 (1.65%) iPad
8 2 (1.65%) User Experience
8 2 (1.65%) NHS
8 2 (1.65%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.65%) Informatics
9 1 (0.83%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.36%) Windows
2 19 (15.70%) UNIX
3 17 (14.05%) Linux
4 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.61%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.31%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.65%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.65%) Solaris
7 1 (0.83%) CentOS
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (9.92%) Project Management
2 12 (9.92%) Migration
3 9 (7.44%) Bioinformatics
3 9 (7.44%) RDF
4 8 (6.61%) Validation
5 7 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (5.79%) PLM
6 6 (4.96%) Mentoring
6 6 (4.96%) Build Automation
6 6 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (4.96%) PRINCE2
6 6 (4.96%) ERP
6 6 (4.96%) Software Engineering
6 6 (4.96%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (4.13%) Web Development
7 5 (4.13%) Business Analysis
7 5 (4.13%) CRM
7 5 (4.13%) ITIL
7 5 (4.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.18%) SQL
2 15 (12.40%) Java
3 12 (9.92%) PL/SQL
4 11 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.44%) SPARQL
6 7 (5.79%) Perl
6 7 (5.79%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.96%) C#
7 6 (4.96%) Python
8 5 (4.13%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.31%) R
10 3 (2.48%) XAML
10 3 (2.48%) PHP
11 2 (1.65%) XPath
12 1 (0.83%) Ruby
12 1 (0.83%) C
12 1 (0.83%) C++
12 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 20 (16.53%) Degree
2 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.31%) CCNA
2 4 (3.31%) CCNP
2 4 (3.31%) MCSE
3 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.83%) ACSA
4 1 (0.83%) MCDST
4 1 (0.83%) MCTS
4 1 (0.83%) MCITP
4 1 (0.83%) PhD
4 1 (0.83%) MCSA
4 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.83%) RHCE
4 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.83%) CCIP
4 1 (0.83%) CCDP
4 1 (0.83%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.83%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) GxP
2 4 (3.31%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) GCP
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) CDISC
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.83%) GPFS
3 1 (0.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.83%) Nagios
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) yum
2 1 (0.83%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (25.62%) Oracle
2 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.44%) SAP
3 9 (7.44%) Cisco
4 6 (4.96%) Ariba
4 6 (4.96%) Nortel
5 5 (4.13%) HP
5 5 (4.13%) Avaya
6 4 (3.31%) Embarcadero
6 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.31%) Business Objects
6 4 (3.31%) Axway
6 4 (3.31%) Intergraph
7 3 (2.48%) Citrix
7 3 (2.48%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.65%) Meru Networks
8 2 (1.65%) Twitter
8 2 (1.65%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.65%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
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