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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 495 530 499
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -31
Contract jobs citing Life Science 84 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.068% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 11
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£400 £419 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +28.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £513 £575
% change year-on-year
-9.31% -10.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £61.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £61.25
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -30.61%

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
15473 15376 13456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.83% 30.70% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9538 9406 8067
Average daily rate £425 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 611 745
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.60 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 +39 82 £400 -4.47% 27
South East 0 31 £600 +14.28% 10
North West +4 23 £450 - 3
Manchester - 21 £373 -
Hampshire - 20 £600 - 3
London +2 17 £323 -14.56% 7
Southampton - 10 £600 - 3
Berkshire -5 8 £275 -50.00% 2
Yorkshire - 7 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £375 -
Leeds - 3 £375 -
City of London +11 2 £313 +9.17% 2
Surrey +3 1 - -
South Wales +1 1 - -
Wales -8 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 - 2
Lancashire - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
Scotland - 1 £325 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £325 -
Cheshire - 1 £450 - 2
Oxford - 1 £450 - 2
Plymouth - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 32 (22.38%) Oracle
2 30 (20.98%) Pharmaceutical
3 29 (20.28%) Project Management
4 28 (19.58%) Microsoft
5 24 (16.78%) Finance
6 21 (14.69%) Manufacturing
6 21 (14.69%) SQL
7 20 (13.99%) MS Excel
8 18 (12.59%) Windows
8 18 (12.59%) Degree
9 17 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (11.89%) MS Project
10 16 (11.19%) Migration
10 16 (11.19%) MS PowerPoint
11 15 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (10.49%) SAP
11 15 (10.49%) PRINCE2
11 15 (10.49%) VCP4
11 15 (10.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (6.99%) Validation
13 10 (6.99%) UNIX
13 10 (6.99%) SQL Server
14 9 (6.29%) JavaScript
14 9 (6.29%) .NET
14 9 (6.29%) Citrix
14 9 (6.29%) GxP
14 9 (6.29%) Programme Management
14 9 (6.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 8 (5.59%) Wireless

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 5 (3.50%) IIS
2 3 (2.10%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.10%) Apache
2 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.10%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.40%) SAS
3 2 (1.40%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.70%) nginx
4 1 (0.70%) CMS400.NET
4 1 (0.70%) Node.js
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (13.99%) MS Excel
2 17 (11.89%) MS Project
3 16 (11.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (5.59%) MS Office
5 1 (0.70%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.70%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 9 (6.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.80%) SmartPlant
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.40%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.40%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.40%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.70%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.70%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.70%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.70%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.70%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Office 365
2 2 (1.40%) Yammer
3 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.59%) WAN
1 8 (5.59%) Wireless
2 7 (4.90%) NAS
3 6 (4.20%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (4.20%) SAN
3 6 (4.20%) Internet
4 5 (3.50%) MPLS
4 5 (3.50%) Firewall
4 5 (3.50%) iSCSI
5 4 (2.80%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (2.80%) OSPF
5 4 (2.80%) BGP
5 4 (2.80%) EIGRP
5 4 (2.80%) DMZ
5 4 (2.80%) DNS
5 4 (2.80%) LAN
6 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.10%) VPN
6 3 (2.10%) DHCP
6 3 (2.10%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.59%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.20%) MySQL
3 6 (4.20%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.50%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (3.50%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.80%) MS Access
6 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.10%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.10%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.40%) Spotfire
7 2 (1.40%) QlikView
7 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.70%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.70%) Big Data
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.80%) ERwin
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (2.80%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.10%) NetBeans
3 3 (2.10%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.70%) RSpec
5 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
General
1 30 (20.98%) Pharmaceutical
2 24 (16.78%) Finance
3 21 (14.69%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.10%) Retail
5 3 (2.10%) Local Government
5 3 (2.10%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) German Language
Job Titles
1 21 (14.69%) Analyst
2 15 (10.49%) Architect
3 14 (9.79%) Project Manager
3 14 (9.79%) Developer
4 11 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 11 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (6.99%) Change Manager
6 9 (6.29%) Business Change Manager
6 9 (6.29%) Business Manager
7 5 (3.50%) Consultant
8 4 (2.80%) Software Developer
8 4 (2.80%) Web Developer
8 4 (2.80%) Project Leader
8 4 (2.80%) Oracle Architect
8 4 (2.80%) Oracle Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.10%) Ontologist
9 3 (2.10%) Programmer
9 3 (2.10%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.10%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (2.10%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.29%) .NET
2 7 (4.90%) XML
3 6 (4.20%) HTML
4 4 (2.80%) jQuery
4 4 (2.80%) Ajax
5 3 (2.10%) HTML5
5 3 (2.10%) JFace
5 3 (2.10%) Web Services
5 3 (2.10%) JFreeChart
5 3 (2.10%) JavaFX
5 3 (2.10%) REST
5 3 (2.10%) CSS
5 3 (2.10%) Swing
6 2 (1.40%) JSON
6 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.40%) CSS3
7 1 (0.70%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.70%) Sass
7 1 (0.70%) LESS
7 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.90%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.80%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.10%) Replication
4 3 (2.10%) NHS
4 3 (2.10%) W3C
4 3 (2.10%) Economics
4 3 (2.10%) Ontologies
4 3 (2.10%) Chemistry
4 3 (2.10%) Semantic Web
4 3 (2.10%) Linked Data
5 2 (1.40%) User Experience
5 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.40%) Celerra
5 2 (1.40%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.40%) Statistics
5 2 (1.40%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.59%) Windows
2 10 (6.99%) UNIX
3 5 (3.50%) Linux
4 4 (2.80%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.80%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.10%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.10%) Solaris
5 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.40%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.40%) Android
7 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.28%) Project Management
2 16 (11.19%) Migration
3 15 (10.49%) PRINCE2
3 15 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (10.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (6.99%) Validation
6 9 (6.29%) Programme Management
7 8 (5.59%) Change Control
8 7 (4.90%) PLM
8 7 (4.90%) CRM
9 6 (4.20%) ERP
9 6 (4.20%) Business Analysis
9 6 (4.20%) Data Protection
10 5 (3.50%) Data Analysis
10 5 (3.50%) Data Modelling
10 5 (3.50%) OO
10 5 (3.50%) ITIL
10 5 (3.50%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.80%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.69%) SQL
2 9 (6.29%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.90%) C#
3 7 (4.90%) Java
3 7 (4.90%) PL/SQL
3 7 (4.90%) Python
4 6 (4.20%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.10%) Groovy
5 3 (2.10%) SPARQL
5 3 (2.10%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.10%) XAML
6 2 (1.40%) VB
6 2 (1.40%) PHP
6 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.70%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.70%) R
7 1 (0.70%) C
7 1 (0.70%) Perl
7 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (12.59%) Degree
2 15 (10.49%) VCP4
3 4 (2.80%) MCSE
3 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.40%) PMP
4 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.40%) MBA
4 2 (1.40%) CCNP
4 2 (1.40%) CCNA
4 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.70%) HND
5 1 (0.70%) CCDP
5 1 (0.70%) ISEB
5 1 (0.70%) CCIP
5 1 (0.70%) MCSA
5 1 (0.70%) ACSA
5 1 (0.70%) MCDST
5 1 (0.70%) MCTS
5 1 (0.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.29%) GxP
2 4 (2.80%) QA
3 3 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.40%) GAMP
5 1 (0.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.70%) CDISC
5 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.10%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.10%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.40%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.70%) XenApp
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (22.38%) Oracle
2 28 (19.58%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.49%) SAP
4 9 (6.29%) Citrix
5 8 (5.59%) Ariba
5 8 (5.59%) Cisco
6 5 (3.50%) JD Edwards
6 5 (3.50%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.50%) Nortel
7 4 (2.80%) VMware
7 4 (2.80%) Intergraph
7 4 (2.80%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.80%) Embarcadero
7 4 (2.80%) Avaya
7 4 (2.80%) EMC
8 3 (2.10%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.10%) Lotus
8 3 (2.10%) Primavera
9 2 (1.40%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.40%) BT
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
TRG
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Cogent Skills
Rate: Unspecified Salary/day rate negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 20 days ago