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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
UK
Rank 496 557 539
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -18
Contract jobs citing Life Science 105 79 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.50% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 37
Median daily rate £425 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £245 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £580 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £375 £500
% change year-on-year
+7.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 3
Median hourly rate £22.90 £24.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -45.00%

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
14189 15755 15717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.19% 30.78% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9150 10177 9634
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 567 640
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £44.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +42 101 £425 +19.71% 35
South East +28 35 £420 -25.42% 2
London +31 32 £450 +32.35% 12
Hampshire +22 16 £268 -46.40%
Berkshire +8 15 £420 -25.33% 1
North West +20 14 £388 +13.97%
Cambridge +16 11 £325 -7.14% 10
Cambridgeshire +9 11 £325 -7.14% 12
East of England -4 11 £325 -7.14% 13
Manchester +11 9 £413 +32.00%
Farnborough - 9 £118 -
Bracknell +2 5 £420 -26.95%
Lancashire +14 3 - -
East Midlands +2 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £379 -
Reading - 2 £175 -
Cardiff - 2 £438 -
Wales - 2 £438 -
South West - 2 £601 - 3
South Wales - 2 £438 -
Scotland +15 1 £205 -
Surrey +6 1 £438 -37.50%
Uxbridge +6 1 - -
Leicester +3 1 - -
Leicestershire +3 1 - -
City of London -3 1 £425 +41.66% 2
Somerset - 1 £553 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 (34.02%) Pharmaceutical
2 57 (29.38%) Manufacturing
3 44 (22.68%) Degree
4 43 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (20.10%) SAP
6 29 (14.95%) Microsoft
7 28 (14.43%) Oracle
8 26 (13.40%) Project Management
9 23 (11.86%) Scrum
9 23 (11.86%) Windows
10 22 (11.34%) Java
11 20 (10.31%) Migration
11 20 (10.31%) SQL
11 20 (10.31%) Computer Science
12 19 (9.79%) TDD
13 18 (9.28%) Data Management
13 18 (9.28%) CRM
14 17 (8.76%) MS Excel
14 17 (8.76%) Validation
14 17 (8.76%) QA
14 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (8.25%) BDD
15 16 (8.25%) Finance
15 16 (8.25%) Change Management
15 16 (8.25%) SQL Server
16 15 (7.73%) Active Directory
16 15 (7.73%) Analytics
17 14 (7.22%) SDLC
17 14 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (7.22%) ITIL

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 14 (7.22%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.19%) Documentum
3 8 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (4.12%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.61%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.58%) SAS
6 3 (1.55%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.03%) Apache
7 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.03%) IIS
7 2 (1.03%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.03%) nginx
7 2 (1.03%) Tornado
8 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.61%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.55%) S-PLUS
3 3 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (6.70%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (6.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (5.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.58%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.55%) NetSuite
5 3 (1.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (1.55%) SAP EHS
6 2 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (1.03%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.52%) Primavera
7 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.52%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.52%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.19%) Office 365
1 12 (6.19%) SaaS
2 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.12%) Yammer
4 6 (3.09%) Veeva
5 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.03%) Force.com
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle CX
6 2 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.61%) DNS
2 5 (2.58%) HTTP
2 5 (2.58%) VoIP
3 4 (2.06%) DHCP
3 4 (2.06%) Firewall
3 4 (2.06%) NAS
3 4 (2.06%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.55%) Internet
5 2 (1.03%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.03%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.03%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.03%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.03%) LAN
5 2 (1.03%) LDAP
5 2 (1.03%) SAN
5 2 (1.03%) SSL
5 2 (1.03%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.52%) VPN
6 1 (0.52%) WAN
6 1 (0.52%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.15%) MySQL
3 7 (3.61%) Big Data
4 4 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.06%) Pentaho
4 4 (2.06%) Spotfire
5 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.55%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.03%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (1.03%) DB2
6 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.03%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.03%) SQLite
7 1 (0.52%) DTS
7 1 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.58%) JIRA
3 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.03%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (34.02%) Pharmaceutical
2 57 (29.38%) Manufacturing
3 16 (8.25%) Finance
4 11 (5.67%) Retail
5 8 (4.12%) Marketing
6 7 (3.61%) Legal
7 3 (1.55%) Law
7 3 (1.55%) Publishing
8 2 (1.03%) Back Office
9 1 (0.52%) Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Local Government
9 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (20.62%) Analyst
2 24 (12.37%) Developer
3 21 (10.82%) Consultant
4 18 (9.28%) Architect
4 18 (9.28%) Business Analyst
5 16 (8.25%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.64%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 9 (4.64%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (4.64%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.12%) Scala Developer
8 7 (3.61%) Documentum Architect
8 7 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.09%) Change Manager
9 6 (3.09%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.09%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.58%) Data Business Analyst
10 5 (2.58%) Functional Consultant
10 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Consultant
10 5 (2.58%) Quality Manager
11 4 (2.06%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.70%) XML
2 11 (5.67%) COM
3 9 (4.64%) Web Services
4 7 (3.61%) Akka
4 7 (3.61%) Flask
4 7 (3.61%) Play Framework
5 6 (3.09%) .NET
5 6 (3.09%) CSS
5 6 (3.09%) HTML
5 6 (3.09%) Middleware
6 5 (2.58%) Django
7 4 (2.06%) React
7 4 (2.06%) REST
8 3 (1.55%) jQuery
8 3 (1.55%) Redux
8 3 (1.55%) SAP Basis
9 2 (1.03%) JMS
9 2 (1.03%) LAMP
9 2 (1.03%) OAuth
9 2 (1.03%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.31%) Computer Science
2 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.09%) Linked Data
3 6 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.58%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.06%) Clustering
5 4 (2.06%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.55%) Biotechnology
6 3 (1.55%) LIMS
6 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.55%) NHS
6 3 (1.55%) User Experience
7 2 (1.03%) FMCG
7 2 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.03%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.03%) PMI
7 2 (1.03%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.52%) SCORM
8 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.86%) Windows
2 8 (4.12%) Linux
2 8 (4.12%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.06%) Unix
4 4 (2.06%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.55%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.55%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.52%) CentOS
7 1 (0.52%) Fedora
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.52%) SUSE
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.40%) Project Management
3 23 (11.86%) Scrum
4 20 (10.31%) Migration
5 19 (9.79%) TDD
6 18 (9.28%) CRM
6 18 (9.28%) Data Management
7 17 (8.76%) Validation
8 16 (8.25%) BDD
8 16 (8.25%) Change Management
9 15 (7.73%) Analytics
10 14 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (7.22%) ITIL
10 14 (7.22%) SDLC
11 13 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (6.70%) ERP
12 12 (6.19%) Integration Testing
13 11 (5.67%) Quality Management
13 11 (5.67%) Risk Management
13 11 (5.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.34%) Java
2 20 (10.31%) SQL
3 10 (5.15%) Python
4 9 (4.64%) C++
5 8 (4.12%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.12%) Scala
6 4 (2.06%) C#
6 4 (2.06%) PHP
6 4 (2.06%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.55%) C
7 3 (1.55%) Perl
7 3 (1.55%) R
8 2 (1.03%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.03%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.52%) C-shell
9 1 (0.52%) Julia
9 1 (0.52%) Ruby
9 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (22.68%) Degree
2 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.09%) MCSE
4 5 (2.58%) MCP
4 5 (2.58%) MCSA
4 5 (2.58%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.06%) PMP
5 4 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.55%) PhD
7 2 (1.03%) MCITP
7 2 (1.03%) MOS
7 2 (1.03%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.52%) CBAP
8 1 (0.52%) CCNA
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.76%) QA
2 9 (4.64%) SLA
3 8 (4.12%) GxP
4 6 (3.09%) GMP
5 5 (2.58%) PMO
6 4 (2.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (1.03%) CDISC
7 2 (1.03%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.52%) COBIT
8 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.52%) GAMP
8 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.55%) NFS
5 2 (1.03%) vCloud
6 1 (0.52%) Docker
6 1 (0.52%) Firmware
6 1 (0.52%) GPFS
6 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.52%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) Ansible
1 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.03%) OpenIDM
1 2 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (1.03%) Terraform
1 2 (1.03%) WSUS
2 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (20.10%) SAP
2 29 (14.95%) Microsoft
3 28 (14.43%) Oracle
4 13 (6.70%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (5.15%) VMware
6 8 (4.12%) Infor
7 5 (2.58%) Citrix
7 5 (2.58%) HP
8 4 (2.06%) Cisco
8 4 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.06%) webMethods
9 3 (1.55%) Polycom
9 3 (1.55%) Remedy
9 3 (1.55%) Siebel
9 3 (1.55%) Tableau
10 2 (1.03%) ForgeRock
10 2 (1.03%) Kaspersky
10 2 (1.03%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.03%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds
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