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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 533 543 522
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Contract jobs citing Life Science 74 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.074% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 12
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£450 £423 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% -12.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £320 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £501 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £431
% change year-on-year
- +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £25.00

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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +7 70 £425 +0.59% 62
London +2 20 £296 -24.76% 9
South East -7 20 £513 +2.39% 19
North West -6 18 £450 - 3
Manchester +3 15 - - 2
Hampshire - 10 £550 - 1
Southampton - 7 £600 -
Yorkshire - 6 £375 - 2
Berkshire -12 5 £350 -30.06% 4
Leeds - 4 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £500 - 10
West Yorkshire - 4 £375 - 2
City of London +10 3 £325 -16.12% 1
Reading +9 3 £300 -45.45% 2
East of England +5 3 £365 +14.06% 22
Docklands, London - 3 £323 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Lancashire - 3 £450 -
Birmingham - 3 - -
Essex +4 2 £365 +14.06% 4
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £500 - 8
Sheffield - 2 - -
Scotland -5 1 - - 1
Glasgow -6 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 12
Banbury - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 52 (32.91%) Manufacturing
2 42 (26.58%) Project Management
3 37 (23.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 28 (17.72%) Oracle
5 26 (16.46%) Finance
6 23 (14.56%) Microsoft
7 20 (12.66%) PRINCE2
7 20 (12.66%) MS PowerPoint
8 19 (12.03%) MS Project
8 19 (12.03%) Degree
9 18 (11.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 17 (10.76%) Business Analysis
11 15 (9.49%) Windows
11 15 (9.49%) MS Excel
11 15 (9.49%) QA
11 15 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (8.86%) SAP
12 14 (8.86%) SQL
13 13 (8.23%) Service Delivery
13 13 (8.23%) Migration
13 13 (8.23%) MS Office
14 12 (7.59%) Validation
14 12 (7.59%) Use Case
15 11 (6.96%) Programme Management
15 11 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (6.96%) ITIL
15 11 (6.96%) .NET
15 11 (6.96%) Citrix
16 10 (6.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 9 (5.70%) Risk Assessment

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (2.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.53%) IIS
2 3 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.90%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.27%) Apache
3 2 (1.27%) SAS
3 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.63%) CMS400.NET
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 20 (12.66%) MS PowerPoint
2 19 (12.03%) MS Project
3 15 (9.49%) MS Excel
4 13 (8.23%) MS Office
5 6 (3.80%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.63%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.16%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (3.16%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (3.16%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (3.16%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (3.16%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (2.53%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (2.53%) SmartPlant
4 3 (1.90%) Primavera
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.27%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.27%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.63%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.63%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.63%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.63%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.90%) Office 365
2 2 (1.27%) Yammer
2 2 (1.27%) Veeva
3 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.63%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.80%) SSL
1 6 (3.80%) Firewall
1 6 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.90%) VPN
2 3 (1.90%) SAN
2 3 (1.90%) WAN
3 2 (1.27%) DNS
3 2 (1.27%) Internet
3 2 (1.27%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.27%) NAS
4 1 (0.63%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.63%) VPLS
4 1 (0.63%) Wireless
4 1 (0.63%) MPLS
4 1 (0.63%) OSPF
4 1 (0.63%) BGP
4 1 (0.63%) DMZ
4 1 (0.63%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.63%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.43%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.43%) RDBMS
3 7 (4.43%) MySQL
4 6 (3.80%) Big Data
5 5 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.16%) MS Access
6 4 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.90%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.27%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.27%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.63%) BigTable
9 1 (0.63%) HBase
9 1 (0.63%) QlikView
9 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Rational Rose
2 5 (3.16%) NetBeans
2 5 (3.16%) Eclipse
3 4 (2.53%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (2.53%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.53%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (32.91%) Manufacturing
2 37 (23.42%) Pharmaceutical
3 26 (16.46%) Finance
4 3 (1.90%) Retail
5 2 (1.27%) Local Government
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) German Language
6 1 (0.63%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (25.32%) Analyst
2 23 (14.56%) Business Analyst
3 18 (11.39%) Project Manager
4 17 (10.76%) Developer
5 14 (8.86%) Business Manager
6 13 (8.23%) Change Manager
6 13 (8.23%) Business Change Manager
7 10 (6.33%) Architect
8 9 (5.70%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.80%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.16%) Consultant
11 4 (2.53%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.53%) Programmer
11 4 (2.53%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.53%) Validation Engineer
11 4 (2.53%) Oracle Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.53%) Oracle Architect
11 4 (2.53%) PMO Lead
12 3 (1.90%) Solutions Analyst
12 3 (1.90%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.96%) .NET
2 6 (3.80%) XML
3 5 (3.16%) JFreeChart
3 5 (3.16%) JFace
3 5 (3.16%) JavaFX
3 5 (3.16%) Swing
4 3 (1.90%) jQuery
4 3 (1.90%) HTML
5 2 (1.27%) Web Services
5 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.27%) CSS
5 2 (1.27%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.63%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.63%) HTML5 Canvas
6 1 (0.63%) RESTful
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.63%) HTML5
6 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.63%) REST
6 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.06%) Economics
2 8 (5.06%) Visualisation
3 6 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.16%) User Experience
4 5 (3.16%) Chemistry
4 5 (3.16%) Biotechnology
5 4 (2.53%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.90%) PKI
6 3 (1.90%) NHS
7 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.27%) Replication
7 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.63%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.63%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.63%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.49%) Windows
2 6 (3.80%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.53%) UNIX
4 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.90%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.27%) Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.63%) Android
7 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.58%) Project Management
2 20 (12.66%) PRINCE2
3 18 (11.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 17 (10.76%) Business Analysis
5 13 (8.23%) Service Delivery
5 13 (8.23%) Migration
6 12 (7.59%) Validation
6 12 (7.59%) Use Case
7 11 (6.96%) Programme Management
7 11 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (6.96%) ITIL
8 9 (5.70%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (5.70%) CRM
9 8 (5.06%) RUP
9 8 (5.06%) BPMN
10 7 (4.43%) Change Control
10 7 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (4.43%) Test Scripting
10 7 (4.43%) PLM
10 7 (4.43%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.86%) SQL
2 9 (5.70%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.06%) Python
3 8 (5.06%) C#
4 7 (4.43%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.80%) Java
6 5 (3.16%) Groovy
7 4 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.90%) XAML
8 3 (1.90%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.90%) VB
9 2 (1.27%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.63%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.63%) R
10 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.63%) VB6
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
10 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (12.03%) Degree
2 3 (1.90%) CISMP
2 3 (1.90%) CISM
2 3 (1.90%) ISEB
2 3 (1.90%) CISSP
2 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.27%) MCSE
3 2 (1.27%) PMP
3 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.27%) MBA
3 2 (1.27%) CBAP
4 1 (0.63%) CCEE
4 1 (0.63%) CCAA
4 1 (0.63%) CCENT
4 1 (0.63%) MOS
4 1 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.63%) CCIE
4 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.49%) QA
2 7 (4.43%) GAMP
3 6 (3.80%) GxP
4 5 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (2.53%) GMP
6 3 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.63%) CDISC
7 1 (0.63%) SLA
7 1 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 8 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.27%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.27%) XenApp
3 2 (1.27%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.63%) Xen
4 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.63%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) SCCM
2 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 28 (17.72%) Oracle
2 23 (14.56%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.86%) SAP
4 11 (6.96%) Citrix
5 7 (4.43%) VMware
6 6 (3.80%) Cisco
6 6 (3.80%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.16%) Clearswift
8 4 (2.53%) Intergraph
9 3 (1.90%) Kaspersky
9 3 (1.90%) AppSense
9 3 (1.90%) EMC
9 3 (1.90%) Ariba
9 3 (1.90%) Lotus
9 3 (1.90%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.90%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.27%) HP
10 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.27%) Wyse
11 1 (0.63%) Allen-Bradley
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
NES IT
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NES IT
Rate: Good rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Volt
Rate: £27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago