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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 549 564 569
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Contract jobs citing Life Science 81 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.078% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 5
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£368 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £308 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £519 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £400 £525
% change year-on-year
-10.75% -23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.68% -64.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+178.68% -64.53%

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
19009 18274 17504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.32% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11951 10994 10589
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 759 718
Average hourly rate £21.35 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +27 76 £360 -10.00% 35
North West -17 23 £357 -2.19% 2
London +1 15 £375 -8.53% 15
Manchester -17 12 - -
Leicestershire - 12 - -
Leicester - 12 - -
East Midlands - 12 - -
South East -24 11 £360 -26.19% 5
Cheshire -9 9 £357 +2.00% 2
East of England +8 8 £500 - 8
Hampshire +8 5 - -
Yorkshire -27 4 £338 +22.72% 4
Buckinghamshire - 4 £360 - 1
Cambridge - 4 - - 8
Farnborough - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 8
Essex -7 2 - -
Berkshire -9 2 £363 -27.57%
South Yorkshire -14 2 - -
Sheffield -18 2 - -
West Yorkshire -28 2 £338 -25.00% 4
Leeds - 2 £338 - 4
Alderley Edge - 2 £357 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £475 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £500 -
Scotland - 2 - - 3
Gateshead +3 1 - -
Basingstoke -1 1 - -
Macclesfield -2 1 £357 -2.85% 1

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 83 (54.25%) Manufacturing
2 41 (26.80%) Pharmaceutical
3 34 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 28 (18.30%) Oracle
5 27 (17.65%) Project Management
6 26 (16.99%) SAP
7 25 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (15.69%) Degree
8 24 (15.69%) MS Office
9 23 (15.03%) SQL
9 23 (15.03%) Finance
10 22 (14.38%) MS Excel
11 21 (13.73%) ITIL
12 20 (13.07%) MS PowerPoint
13 19 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (11.76%) UML
15 17 (11.11%) Windows
16 16 (10.46%) PRINCE2
16 16 (10.46%) Service Delivery
17 15 (9.80%) Computer Science
18 14 (9.15%) QA
18 14 (9.15%) Bioinformatics
18 14 (9.15%) JavaScript
19 13 (8.50%) Business Analysis
19 13 (8.50%) Oracle Database
20 12 (7.84%) Migration
21 11 (7.19%) VMware
21 11 (7.19%) .NET
21 11 (7.19%) Active Directory
21 11 (7.19%) Citrix

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (3.27%) SharePoint
1 5 (3.27%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.61%) SAS
2 4 (2.61%) IIS
2 4 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.31%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.31%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.31%) Apache
4 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (1.31%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (15.69%) MS Office
2 22 (14.38%) MS Excel
3 20 (13.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (5.88%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.61%) MS Project
6 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (5.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.27%) SAP SD
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (2.61%) SmartPlant
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.96%) SAP MM
5 2 (1.31%) SAP WM
5 2 (1.31%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.65%) Primavera
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.65%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.65%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.65%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.65%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.65%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.96%) Office 365
2 2 (1.31%) GitHub
3 1 (0.65%) Veeva
3 1 (0.65%) Force.com
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.58%) Firewall
2 6 (3.92%) DNS
3 5 (3.27%) SSL
3 5 (3.27%) WAN
3 5 (3.27%) DHCP
3 5 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.61%) VoIP
4 4 (2.61%) Internet
5 3 (1.96%) LAN
5 3 (1.96%) IPv6
5 3 (1.96%) HTTP
5 3 (1.96%) VPN
6 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.31%) NAS
6 2 (1.31%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.31%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.31%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (1.31%) SAN
6 2 (1.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.50%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.54%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.23%) Big Data
4 6 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.27%) MS Access
6 4 (2.61%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.61%) MySQL
7 2 (1.31%) BigTable
7 2 (1.31%) HBase
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.65%) QlikView
8 1 (0.65%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.65%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.65%) Datomic
Development Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.92%) Rational Rose
3 4 (2.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (2.61%) JIRA
3 4 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.31%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.31%) NetBeans
General
1 83 (54.25%) Manufacturing
2 41 (26.80%) Pharmaceutical
3 23 (15.03%) Finance
4 5 (3.27%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Publishing
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 42 (27.45%) Analyst
2 21 (13.73%) Business Analyst
3 20 (13.07%) Developer
4 16 (10.46%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.54%) Consultant
6 9 (5.88%) Programmer
7 7 (4.58%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (4.58%) SAP Consultant
8 6 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.92%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.92%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.27%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Security Analyst
9 5 (3.27%) Business Manager
9 5 (3.27%) Lead Software Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Validation Engineer
10 4 (2.61%) Configuration Engineer
10 4 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 4 (2.61%) Change Manager
10 4 (2.61%) Business Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.19%) .NET
2 9 (5.88%) Web Services
3 7 (4.58%) HTML
4 5 (3.27%) jQuery
4 5 (3.27%) XML
4 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.27%) SAP Basis
5 4 (2.61%) CSS
5 4 (2.61%) J2EE
5 4 (2.61%) RESTful
5 4 (2.61%) HTML5
6 3 (1.96%) WPF
6 3 (1.96%) Silverlight
6 3 (1.96%) BAPI
6 3 (1.96%) SAP ALE
6 3 (1.96%) Flash
6 3 (1.96%) EDI
6 3 (1.96%) Django
7 2 (1.31%) OAuth2
7 2 (1.31%) JFreeChart
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.80%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.23%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.58%) User Experience
4 7 (4.58%) Biology
5 6 (3.92%) Clustering
5 6 (3.92%) Economics
5 6 (3.92%) Visualisation
6 5 (3.27%) PKI
7 4 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.61%) Biotechnology
7 4 (2.61%) Chemistry
7 4 (2.61%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.61%) CMDB
8 3 (1.96%) RIA
8 3 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.96%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.31%) Informatics
9 2 (1.31%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (1.31%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.11%) Windows
2 10 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (5.23%) UNIX
4 7 (4.58%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.61%) Linux
5 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.96%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.31%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.65%) Project Management
2 21 (13.73%) ITIL
3 19 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (11.76%) UML
5 16 (10.46%) PRINCE2
5 16 (10.46%) Service Delivery
6 14 (9.15%) Bioinformatics
7 13 (8.50%) Business Analysis
8 12 (7.84%) Migration
9 11 (7.19%) Use Case
10 10 (6.54%) Data Management
10 10 (6.54%) Waterfall
11 9 (5.88%) V-Model
11 9 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (5.88%) Validation
11 9 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (5.23%) BPMN
12 8 (5.23%) Software Engineering
12 8 (5.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.03%) SQL
2 14 (9.15%) JavaScript
3 10 (6.54%) C#
3 10 (6.54%) Java
4 8 (5.23%) Python
5 6 (3.92%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.27%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.61%) XAML
8 2 (1.31%) Groovy
8 2 (1.31%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.65%) Scala
9 1 (0.65%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.65%) Clojure
9 1 (0.65%) VB6
9 1 (0.65%) ABAP
9 1 (0.65%) VB
9 1 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (15.69%) Degree
2 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.96%) CISM
3 3 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (1.96%) MCSE
3 3 (1.96%) PhD
3 3 (1.96%) CISSP
3 3 (1.96%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (1.96%) CISMP
4 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.31%) ISEB
4 2 (1.31%) MCSA
4 2 (1.31%) MCSD
4 2 (1.31%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.31%) MOS
5 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.65%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.15%) QA
2 9 (5.88%) ISO 9001
2 9 (5.88%) TickIT
3 8 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (3.92%) GAMP
5 5 (3.27%) GxP
6 4 (2.61%) SLA
6 4 (2.61%) GMP
7 3 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.65%) CDISC
System Software
1 11 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.61%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.61%) XenApp
4 3 (1.96%) vSphere
4 3 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.96%) vCloud
5 2 (1.31%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.31%) Xen
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.65%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.27%) SCCM
2 3 (1.96%) vMotion
3 2 (1.31%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 34 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 28 (18.30%) Oracle
3 26 (16.99%) SAP
4 11 (7.19%) Citrix
4 11 (7.19%) VMware
5 10 (6.54%) Cisco
6 8 (5.23%) HP
7 5 (3.27%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.27%) Kaspersky
8 4 (2.61%) Intergraph
9 3 (1.96%) EMC
9 3 (1.96%) Clearswift
9 3 (1.96%) AppSense
10 2 (1.31%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.31%) Terracotta
10 2 (1.31%) Wyse
10 2 (1.31%) Juniper
10 2 (1.31%) Lotus
11 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.65%) Dell
Wales
JCW Search Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hinxton, Cambridge
EMBL
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Professionals in Law
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Alderley Edge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £340.00 - £374.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £340.00 - £374.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago