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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 571 589 592
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +3
Contract jobs citing Life Science 72 52 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.093% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 16
Median daily rate £370 £350 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £510 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-35.22% -

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
17659 17863 17492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 31.95% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11429 11116 10751
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 675 702
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £45.24 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +27 67 £375 +7.14% 35
North West +5 32 £305 -32.22%
Manchester +2 25 £305 -
South East +9 12 £550 +29.41% 10
London +7 11 £425 +63.46% 12
Hampshire +6 7 £563 +12.50% 1
East of England +18 6 - - 9
City of London +43 4 £425 +70.00%
Hertfordshire +23 4 - - 3
Southampton +20 4 £563 +12.50% 1
Berkshire -8 4 £381 +8.92% 4
Cheshire - 4 £370 -
Macclesfield - 3 £365 -
Essex +6 2 - - 1
County Antrim - 2 £350 -
Derby - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
South West - 2 £338 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £350 -
Reading -4 1 £338 -3.57% 2
West Midlands -20 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £338 - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £425 - 1
Belfast - 1 - -
Larne - 1 £350 -
Newport - 1 £338 -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 100 (60.61%) Manufacturing
2 41 (24.85%) SAP
3 39 (23.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 32 (19.39%) Degree
5 31 (18.79%) Project Management
6 30 (18.18%) Windows
7 25 (15.15%) SQL
7 25 (15.15%) Validation
8 24 (14.55%) Finance
9 21 (12.73%) Migration
10 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
10 19 (11.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 18 (10.91%) Marketing
11 18 (10.91%) Windows Server
12 17 (10.30%) Citrix
12 17 (10.30%) MS Excel
12 17 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (9.70%) MS Office
13 16 (9.70%) Active Directory
14 15 (9.09%) ITIL
14 15 (9.09%) Management Information System
14 15 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (8.48%) SDLC
15 14 (8.48%) Computer Science
16 13 (7.88%) Business Analysis
16 13 (7.88%) GAP Analysis
16 13 (7.88%) ITSM
17 12 (7.27%) VMware
17 12 (7.27%) Workflow

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 7 (4.24%) SAS
2 6 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.82%) IIS
4 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.21%) CMS
5 2 (1.21%) concrete5
5 2 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.21%) WordPress
6 1 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.61%) Documentum
6 1 (0.61%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 17 (10.30%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.70%) MS Office
3 5 (3.03%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.21%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.21%) MS Project
4 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (11.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.03%) SAP MM
2 5 (3.03%) SAP PP
2 5 (3.03%) SAP PP-PI
2 5 (3.03%) SAP QM
3 4 (2.42%) Radian6
4 2 (1.21%) Eloqua
4 2 (1.21%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.61%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.61%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.61%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.61%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.61%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) Office 365
2 3 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.45%) Firewall
2 5 (3.03%) LAN
2 5 (3.03%) WAN
3 4 (2.42%) FTP
3 4 (2.42%) Network Security
4 3 (1.82%) DNS
4 3 (1.82%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.82%) SSL
5 2 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.21%) Internet
5 2 (1.21%) VPN
6 1 (0.61%) DHCP
6 1 (0.61%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.61%) VoIP
6 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.67%) Data Mining
2 9 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.24%) Base SAS
4 6 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.42%) Big Data
5 4 (2.42%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.21%) DB2
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.21%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (1.21%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (5.45%) JIRA
2 4 (2.42%) Subversion
3 3 (1.82%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.21%) GitLab
4 2 (1.21%) Gradle
4 2 (1.21%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.21%) Maven
4 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.61%) Mocha
5 1 (0.61%) NSubstitute
5 1 (0.61%) NUnit
5 1 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.61%) ReSharper
General
1 100 (60.61%) Manufacturing
2 39 (23.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 24 (14.55%) Finance
4 18 (10.91%) Marketing
5 3 (1.82%) Back Office
6 2 (1.21%) Automotive
6 2 (1.21%) Electronics
6 2 (1.21%) Interactive Media
6 2 (1.21%) Law
6 2 (1.21%) Legal
6 2 (1.21%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.21%) Publishing
6 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Billing
7 1 (0.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 56 (33.94%) Analyst
2 19 (11.52%) Consultant
3 18 (10.91%) Business Analyst
4 15 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
5 14 (8.48%) Support Analyst
6 13 (7.88%) Developer
7 9 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.85%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
8 8 (4.85%) Supply Chain Consultant
9 7 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Architect
9 7 (4.24%) Change Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) IT Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Programmer
10 6 (3.64%) SAS Programmer
11 5 (3.03%) Administrator
11 5 (3.03%) SAP QM Consultant
12 4 (2.42%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.85%) HTML
2 7 (4.24%) jQuery
2 7 (4.24%) XML
3 6 (3.64%) CSS
4 5 (3.03%) HTML5
5 4 (2.42%) REST
5 4 (2.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (2.42%) Web Services
6 3 (1.82%) JSON
7 2 (1.21%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.21%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.21%) Apache Axis
7 2 (1.21%) Apache CXF
7 2 (1.21%) BAPI
7 2 (1.21%) CSS3
7 2 (1.21%) Guice
7 2 (1.21%) JPA
7 2 (1.21%) Kafka
7 2 (1.21%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (1.21%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 14 (8.48%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.24%) iPad
5 6 (3.64%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.64%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.03%) Data Integration
6 5 (3.03%) LIMS
7 4 (2.42%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.42%) Informatics
7 4 (2.42%) Social Media
7 4 (2.42%) User Experience
7 4 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.82%) Biology
8 3 (1.82%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.82%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.82%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.21%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.21%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.18%) Windows
2 18 (10.91%) Windows Server
3 17 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (7.27%) Windows 7
5 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.85%) Linux
7 7 (4.24%) Mac OS X
7 7 (4.24%) Unix
8 5 (3.03%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.21%) Solaris
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.79%) Project Management
2 25 (15.15%) Validation
3 21 (12.73%) Migration
4 15 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (9.09%) ITIL
5 14 (8.48%) SDLC
6 13 (7.88%) Business Analysis
6 13 (7.88%) GAP Analysis
6 13 (7.88%) ITSM
7 12 (7.27%) Logistics
7 12 (7.27%) Workflow
8 11 (6.67%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.45%) Analytics
9 9 (5.45%) IT Governance
9 9 (5.45%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.85%) Change Management
10 8 (4.85%) Data Modelling
10 8 (4.85%) Strategic Planning
10 8 (4.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.15%) SQL
2 7 (4.24%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.03%) C#
3 5 (3.03%) Java
3 5 (3.03%) Python
4 4 (2.42%) C++
4 4 (2.42%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.42%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.21%) ABAP
5 2 (1.21%) Perl
6 1 (0.61%) C
6 1 (0.61%) R
6 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (19.39%) Degree
2 6 (3.64%) DBS Check
2 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.03%) MCSE
3 5 (3.03%) PhD
4 4 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.42%) MCP
5 3 (1.82%) CBAP
5 3 (1.82%) CCNA
5 3 (1.82%) MCSA
6 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.21%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.21%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.61%) CCENT
7 1 (0.61%) CISM
7 1 (0.61%) CISMP
7 1 (0.61%) MBA
7 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 6 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.64%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) GxP
2 2 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.61%) ISO13485
System Software
1 16 (9.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.21%) Docker
4 2 (1.21%) GPFS
4 2 (1.21%) NFS
4 2 (1.21%) XenApp
5 1 (0.61%) HDFS
5 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (4.85%) SCCM
2 3 (1.82%) SmoothWall
3 2 (1.21%) Ganglia
3 2 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.21%) Nagios
3 2 (1.21%) Puppet
3 2 (1.21%) SCOM
4 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (24.85%) SAP
2 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.30%) Citrix
4 12 (7.27%) VMware
5 11 (6.67%) Cisco
6 9 (5.45%) HP
6 9 (5.45%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (5.45%) Wyse
7 7 (4.24%) Oracle
8 6 (3.64%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.03%) IBM
10 4 (2.42%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.42%) Facebook
10 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.42%) Sysomos
11 3 (1.82%) Adobe
11 3 (1.82%) AppSense
11 3 (1.82%) Polycom
11 3 (1.82%) Tableau
12 2 (1.21%) EMC
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago