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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 544 569 536
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -33
Contract jobs citing Life Science 56 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.056% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 9
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£350 £413 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -19.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £348 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £501 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £450 £513
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -12.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - -

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
17597 17102 16421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.76% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10983 10536 9717
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 655 709
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +13 53 £350 -15.15% 37
London +3 20 £260 -31.80% 12
North West -6 17 £425 - 3
Manchester -4 11 - -
South East -25 10 £413 -17.58% 11
Berkshire -5 5 £350 -30.06% 4
City of London +1 3 £250 -35.48% 3
East of England -3 3 £495 +20.00% 4
Cheshire -9 3 £325 - 2
Hampshire - 3 - - 1
Lancashire - 3 £450 - 1
Docklands, London - 3 £323 -
Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £550 - 4
Essex - 2 £365 -
Reading - 2 £350 -
Hertfordshire -15 1 £625 +51.51%
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 £625 -
Oxford - 1 £550 - 3
Banbury - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 2
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Harlow - 1 - -
Inverness - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £500 -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 64 (44.76%) Manufacturing
2 44 (30.77%) Project Management
3 37 (25.87%) Pharmaceutical
4 28 (19.58%) Microsoft
5 26 (18.18%) Finance
6 25 (17.48%) PRINCE2
7 19 (13.29%) Oracle
8 18 (12.59%) MS PowerPoint
8 18 (12.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 17 (11.89%) MS Project
10 15 (10.49%) SQL
10 15 (10.49%) Business Analysis
10 15 (10.49%) Degree
10 15 (10.49%) QA
11 14 (9.79%) MS Office
11 14 (9.79%) SAP
11 14 (9.79%) ITIL
11 14 (9.79%) Windows
12 13 (9.09%) MS Excel
12 13 (9.09%) Validation
12 13 (9.09%) Migration
13 12 (8.39%) Service Delivery
13 12 (8.39%) Citrix
13 12 (8.39%) Use Case
13 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (6.99%) SQL Server
14 10 (6.99%) Programme Management
14 10 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (6.29%) Risk Assessment
15 9 (6.29%) UML

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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%) SharePoint
1 5 (3.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (3.50%) IBM Notes
2 4 (2.80%) IIS
3 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.40%) Apache
5 1 (0.70%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.70%) CMS400.NET
Applications
1 18 (12.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 17 (11.89%) MS Project
3 14 (9.79%) MS Office
4 13 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 6 (4.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (2.10%) Primavera
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.40%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.40%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.70%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.70%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.70%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.70%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.70%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.70%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Office 365
2 2 (1.40%) Yammer
3 1 (0.70%) Veeva
3 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.70%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.20%) SSL
1 6 (4.20%) Firewall
1 6 (4.20%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (3.50%) WAN
3 3 (2.10%) VPN
3 3 (2.10%) DNS
3 3 (2.10%) NAS
3 3 (2.10%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.40%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.40%) VoIP
4 2 (1.40%) DHCP
4 2 (1.40%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.40%) SAN
4 2 (1.40%) Internet
5 1 (0.70%) MPLS
5 1 (0.70%) OSPF
5 1 (0.70%) BGP
5 1 (0.70%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.70%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.59%) MySQL
3 7 (4.90%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.20%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.20%) Big Data
5 5 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.40%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.40%) MS Access
6 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.70%) HBase
7 1 (0.70%) BigTable
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.70%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Rational Rose
2 5 (3.50%) Eclipse
2 5 (3.50%) NetBeans
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 64 (44.76%) Manufacturing
2 37 (25.87%) Pharmaceutical
3 26 (18.18%) Finance
4 5 (3.50%) Legal
5 3 (2.10%) Retail
6 2 (1.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) German Language
7 1 (0.70%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (31.47%) Analyst
2 24 (16.78%) Business Analyst
3 17 (11.89%) Project Manager
4 15 (10.49%) Developer
5 14 (9.79%) Business Manager
6 13 (9.09%) Change Manager
6 13 (9.09%) Business Change Manager
7 6 (4.20%) Software Developer
8 5 (3.50%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.50%) Validation Engineer
9 4 (2.80%) PMO Lead
9 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 4 (2.80%) Architect
9 4 (2.80%) Consultant
9 4 (2.80%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (2.10%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (2.10%) Security Analyst
10 3 (2.10%) Administrator
10 3 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.10%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.20%) .NET
2 5 (3.50%) Swing
2 5 (3.50%) JavaFX
2 5 (3.50%) JFace
2 5 (3.50%) JFreeChart
3 3 (2.10%) HTML
3 3 (2.10%) jQuery
4 2 (1.40%) Web Services
4 2 (1.40%) XML
4 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.40%) CSS
5 1 (0.70%) SOAP
5 1 (0.70%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.70%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.70%) Ajax
5 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.70%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.70%) RESTful
5 1 (0.70%) Visualforce
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.59%) Visualisation
2 8 (5.59%) Economics
3 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.20%) Chemistry
5 5 (3.50%) Biotechnology
5 5 (3.50%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.50%) User Experience
6 3 (2.10%) PKI
6 3 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.40%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.40%) Replication
7 2 (1.40%) Clustering
7 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.40%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.40%) LIMS
7 2 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.79%) Windows
2 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (4.20%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.80%) UNIX
3 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.10%) Linux
4 3 (2.10%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.40%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.40%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.70%) Android
6 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.77%) Project Management
2 25 (17.48%) PRINCE2
3 18 (12.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 15 (10.49%) Business Analysis
5 14 (9.79%) ITIL
6 13 (9.09%) Validation
6 13 (9.09%) Migration
7 12 (8.39%) Service Delivery
7 12 (8.39%) Use Case
8 10 (6.99%) Programme Management
8 10 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.29%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (6.29%) UML
9 9 (6.29%) Test Scripting
9 9 (6.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (5.59%) RUP
10 8 (5.59%) BPMN
11 7 (4.90%) Change Control
11 7 (4.90%) CRM
12 6 (4.20%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.49%) SQL
2 8 (5.59%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.90%) Python
4 5 (3.50%) Groovy
4 5 (3.50%) Java
5 3 (2.10%) C#
5 3 (2.10%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.10%) VB
5 3 (2.10%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.40%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.70%) PHP
7 1 (0.70%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (10.49%) Degree
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.10%) CISSP
4 3 (2.10%) PMP
4 3 (2.10%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.10%) CISM
4 3 (2.10%) MCSE
4 3 (2.10%) ISEB
4 3 (2.10%) CISMP
5 2 (1.40%) CBAP
5 2 (1.40%) MCSD
5 2 (1.40%) MCSA
5 2 (1.40%) PhD
5 2 (1.40%) MBA
5 2 (1.40%) MOS
6 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.49%) QA
2 8 (5.59%) GAMP
3 6 (4.20%) GxP
4 5 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (2.80%) SLA
5 4 (2.80%) GMP
6 3 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 9 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.10%) Xen
5 2 (1.40%) XenApp
5 2 (1.40%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.40%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.70%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) SCCM
2 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 28 (19.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.29%) Oracle
3 14 (9.79%) SAP
4 12 (8.39%) Citrix
5 8 (5.59%) VMware
6 6 (4.20%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.20%) Cisco
7 5 (3.50%) EMC
7 5 (3.50%) Clearswift
7 5 (3.50%) Lotus
8 3 (2.10%) JD Edwards
8 3 (2.10%) AppSense
8 3 (2.10%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.40%) Ariba
9 2 (1.40%) Wyse
9 2 (1.40%) HP
10 1 (0.70%) Nortel
10 1 (0.70%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.70%) Avaya
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