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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 556 542 581
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +39
Contract jobs citing Life Science 84 93 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.53% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 45 26
Average daily rate £375 £450 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £254 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £625 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £513 £475
% change year-on-year
-27.80% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 1
Average hourly rate £20.75 £22.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-28.40% -

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
18196 17628 17516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.57% 31.62% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11835 10674 10658
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 684 758
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.86 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -34 78 £375 -16.66% 35
North West -9 28 £300 -33.33% 1
South East -21 22 £444 -26.04% 6
Manchester -12 20 £295 -34.44% 1
Berkshire +21 18 £444 +26.78%
London -17 15 £375 +26.58% 13
South West - 6 £400 -
Maidenhead - 6 - -
Cheshire - 5 £370 -
North East - 4 - -
City of London +44 3 £375 +20.00% 2
East of England +11 3 - - 9
Lancashire -1 3 - -
Hampshire -16 3 - - 1
Durham - 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Macclesfield - 3 £365 -
Essex - 2 - -
Reading -9 1 £338 +12.50%
Edgware - 1 £300 -
Newton Aycliffe - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £338 - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Newport - 1 £338 -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 83 (50.92%) Manufacturing
2 51 (31.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 37 (22.70%) Degree
4 33 (20.25%) SAP
5 29 (17.79%) Windows
6 27 (16.56%) Project Management
6 27 (16.56%) Finance
7 25 (15.34%) SQL
8 22 (13.50%) Computer Science
9 21 (12.88%) Microsoft
10 19 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (10.43%) MS Excel
11 17 (10.43%) Migration
11 17 (10.43%) Windows Server
11 17 (10.43%) Marketing
12 16 (9.82%) Management Information System
13 15 (9.20%) Oracle
14 14 (8.59%) SQL Server
14 14 (8.59%) GAP Analysis
14 14 (8.59%) Business Analysis
15 13 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (7.98%) Validation
15 13 (7.98%) Logistics
15 13 (7.98%) JavaScript
15 13 (7.98%) HTML
15 13 (7.98%) MS Office
16 12 (7.36%) Java
16 12 (7.36%) Linux

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (3.07%) MS Exchange
1 5 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.45%) IIS
3 3 (1.84%) CMS
3 3 (1.84%) SAS
3 3 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.23%) concrete5
4 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.23%) WordPress
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.61%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.98%) MS Office
3 9 (5.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.84%) MS Project
4 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.84%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (6.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.07%) SAP MM
2 5 (3.07%) SAP PP
2 5 (3.07%) SAP PP-PI
2 5 (3.07%) SAP QM
3 4 (2.45%) Radian6
4 3 (1.84%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.61%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.61%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.61%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.61%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.61%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.84%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.61%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.29%) Firewall
2 5 (3.07%) FTP
2 5 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.45%) Modbus
4 3 (1.84%) DNS
4 3 (1.84%) Internet
4 3 (1.84%) LAN
4 3 (1.84%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.84%) WAN
5 2 (1.23%) VoIP
5 2 (1.23%) WebEx
6 1 (0.61%) DHCP
6 1 (0.61%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.61%) Network Security
6 1 (0.61%) SSL
6 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.13%) Data Mining
3 7 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (4.29%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.68%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (3.68%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.07%) Big Data
6 4 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.45%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.84%) Base SAS
7 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.84%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.23%) DB2
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.23%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (5.52%) JIRA
2 5 (3.07%) Subversion
2 5 (3.07%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.84%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.23%) GitLab
5 2 (1.23%) Gradle
5 2 (1.23%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.23%) Maven
6 1 (0.61%) EasyMock
6 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.61%) JUnit
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.61%) Mocha
6 1 (0.61%) MSI
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.61%) Toad
General
1 83 (50.92%) Manufacturing
2 51 (31.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 27 (16.56%) Finance
4 17 (10.43%) Marketing
5 3 (1.84%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.84%) Publishing
5 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.23%) Automotive
6 2 (1.23%) Electronics
6 2 (1.23%) Law
6 2 (1.23%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Billing
7 1 (0.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (27.61%) Analyst
2 25 (15.34%) Business Analyst
3 23 (14.11%) Consultant
4 18 (11.04%) Developer
5 15 (9.20%) SAP Consultant
6 13 (7.98%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.91%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
7 8 (4.91%) Supply Chain Consultant
7 8 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (4.29%) Administrator
8 7 (4.29%) Architect
8 7 (4.29%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.07%) IT Analyst
9 5 (3.07%) Programmer
9 5 (3.07%) SAP QM Consultant
9 5 (3.07%) Senior Manager
9 5 (3.07%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (3.07%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.45%) Social Media Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.98%) HTML
2 11 (6.75%) CSS
2 11 (6.75%) jQuery
3 8 (4.91%) HTML5
3 8 (4.91%) XML
4 7 (4.29%) Web Services
5 6 (3.68%) JSON
6 5 (3.07%) .NET
6 5 (3.07%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.45%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.45%) CSS3
7 4 (2.45%) REST
7 4 (2.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.84%) Django
8 3 (1.84%) J2EE
8 3 (1.84%) SOAP
8 3 (1.84%) Spring
9 2 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.23%) SAP Basis
9 2 (1.23%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.50%) Computer Science
2 19 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.82%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.13%) Biology
5 9 (5.52%) Visualisation
6 6 (3.68%) User Experience
7 5 (3.07%) Data Integration
7 5 (3.07%) Mathematics
7 5 (3.07%) Social Media
8 4 (2.45%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.45%) Digital Media
8 4 (2.45%) Informatics
8 4 (2.45%) iPad
8 4 (2.45%) LIMS
9 3 (1.84%) Biotechnology
9 3 (1.84%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.84%) FMCG
9 3 (1.84%) Physics
9 3 (1.84%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.79%) Windows
2 17 (10.43%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (7.36%) Linux
5 11 (6.75%) Windows 7
6 9 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.91%) Unix
8 5 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.07%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.45%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.56%) Project Management
2 19 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.43%) Migration
4 14 (8.59%) Business Analysis
4 14 (8.59%) GAP Analysis
5 13 (7.98%) Logistics
5 13 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (7.98%) Validation
6 11 (6.75%) Data Management
6 11 (6.75%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.13%) Analytics
7 10 (6.13%) ITIL
7 10 (6.13%) Workflow
8 9 (5.52%) Bioinformatics
8 9 (5.52%) Change Management
8 9 (5.52%) Data Modelling
8 9 (5.52%) IT Governance
8 9 (5.52%) SDLC
8 9 (5.52%) User Stories
9 8 (4.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.34%) SQL
2 13 (7.98%) JavaScript
3 12 (7.36%) Java
4 11 (6.75%) Python
5 8 (4.91%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.68%) C++
7 5 (3.07%) C#
7 5 (3.07%) Perl
8 3 (1.84%) ABAP
9 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.23%) R
10 1 (0.61%) Groovy
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (22.70%) Degree
2 9 (5.52%) PhD
3 5 (3.07%) MCSE
3 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.84%) CBAP
4 3 (1.84%) CCNA
4 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.84%) MCP
4 3 (1.84%) MCSA
4 3 (1.84%) PMP
5 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.61%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.61%) MBA
6 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.91%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) ISO13485
System Software
1 11 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.68%) Docker
4 5 (3.07%) GPFS
4 5 (3.07%) NFS
5 4 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.61%) HDFS
6 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.68%) SCCM
2 5 (3.07%) Ganglia
2 5 (3.07%) Nagios
2 5 (3.07%) Puppet
3 1 (0.61%) SCOM
3 1 (0.61%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 33 (20.25%) SAP
2 21 (12.88%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.20%) Oracle
4 11 (6.75%) Citrix
5 10 (6.13%) VMware
6 9 (5.52%) Cisco
6 9 (5.52%) HP
7 8 (4.91%) IBM
8 7 (4.29%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (3.68%) Wyse
10 5 (3.07%) Adobe
11 4 (2.45%) Facebook
11 4 (2.45%) Siemens
11 4 (2.45%) Sysomos
12 3 (1.84%) AppSense
12 3 (1.84%) Polycom
12 3 (1.84%) Tableau
13 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.23%) Saba
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