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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 562 568 582
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Contract jobs citing Life Science 84 77 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.077%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.43% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 23
Median daily rate £388 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £600 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 0
Median hourly rate £15.95 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.88% -

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
17745 17821 17049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.05% 31.82% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11516 10932 10511
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 727 740
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.24 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.64% -8.82%

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 29 May 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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +14 77 £388 - 42
North West +22 40 £305 -32.22% 2
Manchester +10 34 £305 - 2
London -1 14 £438 +62.03% 13
South East -11 8 £381 -28.23% 10
South West - 6 £400 - 1
Cheshire - 5 £370 -
City of London +43 4 £425 +30.76% 3
East of England +10 4 - - 9
Hampshire -4 4 - - 1
North East - 4 - -
Berkshire -10 3 £381 +8.92% 2
Durham - 3 - -
Macclesfield - 3 £365 -
Essex -2 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
County Antrim - 2 £350 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £350 -
Lancashire +3 1 - -
Reading -9 1 £338 +12.50%
West Midlands -11 1 - -
Scotland -20 1 - -
Newport - 1 £338 -
Bristol - 1 £338 -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Gateshead - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £338 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £338 -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 95 (57.58%) Manufacturing
2 44 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 36 (21.82%) SAP
3 36 (21.82%) Degree
4 32 (19.39%) Windows
5 31 (18.79%) Project Management
6 25 (15.15%) SQL
7 22 (13.33%) Finance
8 20 (12.12%) Migration
8 20 (12.12%) Computer Science
8 20 (12.12%) Marketing
9 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (10.91%) Windows Server
9 18 (10.91%) Microsoft
10 17 (10.30%) Management Information System
10 17 (10.30%) Validation
11 16 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (9.70%) MS Excel
11 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (9.09%) MS Office
12 15 (9.09%) Active Directory
12 15 (9.09%) Citrix
13 14 (8.48%) VMware
13 14 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (7.88%) Business Analysis
14 13 (7.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 13 (7.88%) GAP Analysis
14 13 (7.88%) ITIL
15 12 (7.27%) Linux
15 12 (7.27%) Data Mining

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 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (3.03%) MS Exchange
1 5 (3.03%) SAS
1 5 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.82%) CMS
2 3 (1.82%) IIS
2 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.21%) concrete5
3 2 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.21%) WordPress
4 1 (0.61%) Apache
4 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.61%) Documentum
4 1 (0.61%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 16 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.09%) MS Office
3 4 (2.42%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.82%) MS Project
5 2 (1.21%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (7.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.03%) SAP MM
2 5 (3.03%) SAP PP
2 5 (3.03%) SAP PP-PI
2 5 (3.03%) SAP QM
3 4 (2.42%) Radian6
4 2 (1.21%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.61%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.61%) Eloqua
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
5 1 (0.61%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.42%) Office 365
2 3 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.85%) Firewall
2 5 (3.03%) FTP
3 4 (2.42%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.82%) DNS
4 3 (1.82%) LAN
4 3 (1.82%) Network Security
4 3 (1.82%) WAN
5 2 (1.21%) Internet
5 2 (1.21%) SSL
5 2 (1.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.61%) DHCP
6 1 (0.61%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.61%) Modbus
6 1 (0.61%) VoIP
6 1 (0.61%) VPN
6 1 (0.61%) WebEx
6 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.27%) Data Mining
2 11 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (3.03%) Base SAS
4 5 (3.03%) Big Data
4 5 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.42%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.21%) DB2
6 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.21%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.21%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.21%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (5.45%) JIRA
2 4 (2.42%) Subversion
3 3 (1.82%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.21%) GitLab
4 2 (1.21%) Gradle
4 2 (1.21%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.21%) Maven
5 1 (0.61%) Mocha
5 1 (0.61%) MSI
5 1 (0.61%) NSubstitute
5 1 (0.61%) NUnit
5 1 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.61%) ReSharper
General
1 95 (57.58%) Manufacturing
2 44 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 22 (13.33%) Finance
4 20 (12.12%) Marketing
5 3 (1.82%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.82%) Publishing
6 2 (1.21%) Automotive
6 2 (1.21%) Electronics
6 2 (1.21%) Law
6 2 (1.21%) Legal
6 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Billing
7 1 (0.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 49 (29.70%) Analyst
2 22 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 21 (12.73%) Consultant
4 15 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
5 14 (8.48%) Developer
6 11 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.06%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.85%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
9 8 (4.85%) Supply Chain Consultant
10 7 (4.24%) Architect
11 5 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (3.03%) Administrator
11 5 (3.03%) IT Analyst
11 5 (3.03%) Programmer
11 5 (3.03%) SAP QM Consultant
12 4 (2.42%) Citrix Specialist
12 4 (2.42%) Social Media Consultant
12 4 (2.42%) Social Media Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.06%) HTML
2 9 (5.45%) jQuery
3 8 (4.85%) CSS
3 8 (4.85%) XML
4 7 (4.24%) HTML5
5 6 (3.64%) Web Services
6 4 (2.42%) CSS3
6 4 (2.42%) JSON
6 4 (2.42%) REST
6 4 (2.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.82%) .NET
7 3 (1.82%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.21%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.21%) J2EE
8 2 (1.21%) JDBC
8 2 (1.21%) JMS
8 2 (1.21%) Middleware
8 2 (1.21%) SOAP
8 2 (1.21%) WSDL
8 2 (1.21%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.12%) Computer Science
2 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.30%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.64%) Visualisation
5 5 (3.03%) Biology
5 5 (3.03%) Data Integration
5 5 (3.03%) iPad
5 5 (3.03%) LIMS
5 5 (3.03%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.03%) User Experience
6 4 (2.42%) Biotechnology
6 4 (2.42%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.42%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.42%) Informatics
6 4 (2.42%) Social Media
6 4 (2.42%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.82%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.21%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.39%) Windows
2 18 (10.91%) Windows Server
3 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (7.27%) Linux
5 11 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.06%) Unix
6 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.03%) Mac OS X
8 5 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.03%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.21%) Solaris
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.79%) Project Management
2 20 (12.12%) Migration
3 17 (10.30%) Validation
4 16 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (7.88%) Business Analysis
5 13 (7.88%) GAP Analysis
5 13 (7.88%) ITIL
6 12 (7.27%) ITSM
6 12 (7.27%) Logistics
6 12 (7.27%) SDLC
7 10 (6.06%) Change Management
7 10 (6.06%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.06%) Data Management
7 10 (6.06%) IT Governance
7 10 (6.06%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.06%) Workflow
8 9 (5.45%) Analytics
8 9 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.85%) Quality Management
9 8 (4.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.15%) SQL
2 10 (6.06%) Java
3 9 (5.45%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.24%) Python
5 5 (3.03%) C++
5 5 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.42%) C#
6 4 (2.42%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.82%) Perl
8 2 (1.21%) ABAP
9 1 (0.61%) C
9 1 (0.61%) R
9 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.61%) VBA
9 1 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 36 (21.82%) Degree
2 8 (4.85%) PhD
3 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.03%) MCSE
5 4 (2.42%) DBS Check
5 4 (2.42%) MCP
6 3 (1.82%) CBAP
6 3 (1.82%) CCNA
6 3 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.82%) MCSA
6 3 (1.82%) PMP
7 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.21%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.21%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.61%) CCENT
8 1 (0.61%) CISMP
8 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) QA
2 5 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.21%) GxP
3 2 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) ISO13485
System Software
1 15 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.82%) Docker
4 3 (1.82%) GPFS
4 3 (1.82%) NFS
5 2 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.21%) XenApp
6 1 (0.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.85%) SCCM
2 3 (1.82%) Ganglia
2 3 (1.82%) Nagios
2 3 (1.82%) Puppet
3 2 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.21%) SCOM
3 2 (1.21%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (21.82%) SAP
2 18 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.09%) Citrix
4 14 (8.48%) VMware
5 10 (6.06%) Cisco
5 10 (6.06%) HP
6 8 (4.85%) Oracle
6 8 (4.85%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (4.85%) Wyse
7 7 (4.24%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.64%) IBM
9 4 (2.42%) Adobe
9 4 (2.42%) AppSense
9 4 (2.42%) Facebook
9 4 (2.42%) Sysomos
10 3 (1.82%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.82%) Polycom
10 3 (1.82%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.82%) Tableau
11 2 (1.21%) EMC
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.0 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochester, Kent
Optimus Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Wiltshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Buckinghamshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £10 - £20 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago