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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 578 619 584
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -35
Contract jobs citing Life Science 82 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.096% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.30% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 20
Median daily rate £413 £325 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -25.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £478 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £365 £488
% change year-on-year
-1.36% -25.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £23.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.05% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.75 -
% change year-on-year
-41.05% -

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
18108 18446 17467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.54% 32.33% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11689 11594 10569
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 733 697
Median hourly rate £20.92 £18.68 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.96% -6.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 27 July 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
Top 24 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 27 July 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 +12 78 £413 +26.92% 43
North West +8 32 £305 -6.15%
Manchester +9 27 £305 -
South East +21 25 £550 +15.78% 5
Hampshire +15 15 £550 -
London +1 12 £425 +70.00% 19
Berkshire +13 9 £419 -11.84% 2
Southampton - 7 £550 -
City of London +51 4 £425 +70.00% 1
Hertfordshire +20 4 - - 1
East of England +17 4 - - 10
East Midlands +1 4 - - 3
Derbyshire - 4 - -
Bracknell - 4 £413 -
Derby - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 £350 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £350 -
West Midlands -36 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £425 -
Larne - 1 £350 -
Belfast - 1 - -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 107 (64.85%) Manufacturing
2 43 (26.06%) SAP
3 38 (23.03%) Project Management
4 37 (22.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 31 (18.79%) Windows
6 27 (16.36%) Validation
6 27 (16.36%) Finance
7 24 (14.55%) Microsoft
8 22 (13.33%) SQL
9 21 (12.73%) Migration
9 21 (12.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 20 (12.12%) Degree
10 20 (12.12%) Windows Server
10 20 (12.12%) MS Excel
11 19 (11.52%) Business Analysis
11 19 (11.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (10.91%) ITIL
13 17 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (10.30%) Active Directory
13 17 (10.30%) Citrix
14 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (9.09%) Marketing
15 15 (9.09%) PRINCE2
15 15 (9.09%) Management Information System
16 14 (8.48%) ITSM
16 14 (8.48%) Logistics
16 14 (8.48%) Windows 7
16 14 (8.48%) SDLC
17 13 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (7.88%) VMware

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 6 (3.64%) SAS
2 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.21%) CMS
4 2 (1.21%) concrete5
4 2 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.21%) WordPress
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.61%) Documentum
5 1 (0.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.88%) MS Office
3 5 (3.03%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.21%) MS Project
4 2 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (12.73%) 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 2 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.21%) Eloqua
3 2 (1.21%) Radian6
3 2 (1.21%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.61%) Magento
4 1 (0.61%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.61%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.61%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) Office 365
2 3 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.06%) Firewall
2 5 (3.03%) LAN
2 5 (3.03%) WAN
3 4 (2.42%) Network Security
4 3 (1.82%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.82%) SSL
5 2 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.21%) FTP
5 2 (1.21%) VPN
6 1 (0.61%) DHCP
6 1 (0.61%) DNS
6 1 (0.61%) Internet
6 1 (0.61%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.61%) VoIP
6 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.45%) Data Mining
2 7 (4.24%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (4.24%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.64%) Base SAS
3 6 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.82%) GIS
4 3 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.21%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) Big Data
6 1 (0.61%) DB2
6 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.45%) JIRA
2 4 (2.42%) Subversion
3 3 (1.82%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.21%) Git (software)
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
4 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.61%) Babel
5 1 (0.61%) Mocha
5 1 (0.61%) NSubstitute
5 1 (0.61%) NUnit
5 1 (0.61%) ReSharper
General
1 107 (64.85%) Manufacturing
2 37 (22.42%) Pharmaceutical
3 27 (16.36%) Finance
4 15 (9.09%) Marketing
5 5 (3.03%) Back Office
6 2 (1.21%) Automotive
6 2 (1.21%) Banking
6 2 (1.21%) Electronics
6 2 (1.21%) Front Office
6 2 (1.21%) Interactive Media
6 2 (1.21%) Law
6 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Billing
7 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (41.21%) Analyst
2 22 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 18 (10.91%) Consultant
4 15 (9.09%) Developer
4 15 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 14 (8.48%) SAP Consultant
6 10 (6.06%) IT Analyst
7 9 (5.45%) Change Analyst
8 8 (4.85%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.85%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
8 8 (4.85%) Supply Chain Consultant
8 8 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (3.64%) Architect
10 6 (3.64%) Programmer
10 6 (3.64%) SAS Programmer
11 5 (3.03%) Quantitative Developer
11 5 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.85%) XML
2 6 (3.64%) HTML
3 4 (2.42%) CSS
3 4 (2.42%) jQuery
3 4 (2.42%) REST
4 3 (1.82%) HTML5
4 3 (1.82%) J2EE
4 3 (1.82%) JSON
4 3 (1.82%) Web Services
5 2 (1.21%) .NET
5 2 (1.21%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.21%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.21%) JDBC
5 2 (1.21%) JMS
5 2 (1.21%) Middleware
5 2 (1.21%) SOAP
5 2 (1.21%) WSDL
5 2 (1.21%) XML Messaging
5 2 (1.21%) XML Schema
5 2 (1.21%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.27%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.24%) iPad
5 6 (3.64%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.64%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.03%) Data Integration
6 5 (3.03%) LIMS
7 4 (2.42%) Biology
7 4 (2.42%) Chemistry
7 4 (2.42%) Informatics
7 4 (2.42%) User Experience
7 4 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.82%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.82%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.82%) PMI
8 3 (1.82%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.21%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.21%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.79%) Windows
2 20 (12.12%) Windows Server
3 19 (11.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (8.48%) Windows 7
5 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.24%) Mac OS X
6 7 (4.24%) Unix
7 6 (3.64%) Linux
7 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.03%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.82%) Solaris
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.03%) Project Management
2 27 (16.36%) Validation
3 21 (12.73%) Migration
4 19 (11.52%) Business Analysis
5 18 (10.91%) ITIL
6 17 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 14 (8.48%) ITSM
8 14 (8.48%) Logistics
8 14 (8.48%) SDLC
9 13 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.27%) GAP Analysis
10 12 (7.27%) Use Case
11 11 (6.67%) Configuration Management
11 11 (6.67%) Data Management
11 11 (6.67%) ERP
11 11 (6.67%) Workflow
12 10 (6.06%) Change Management
12 10 (6.06%) Quality Management
13 9 (5.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.33%) SQL
2 6 (3.64%) C#
2 6 (3.64%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.03%) C++
3 5 (3.03%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.82%) Java
5 2 (1.21%) ABAP
5 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.61%) C
6 1 (0.61%) ECMAScript
6 1 (0.61%) JSX
6 1 (0.61%) PHP
6 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (12.12%) Degree
2 7 (4.24%) DBS Check
2 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (3.64%) PhD
3 6 (3.64%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.03%) CBAP
4 5 (3.03%) MCP
4 5 (3.03%) MCSE
5 4 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.82%) CCNA
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%) EMCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.03%) QA
3 2 (1.21%) GxP
3 2 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (10.30%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.21%) XenApp
5 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (6.06%) SCCM
2 3 (1.82%) SCOM
2 3 (1.82%) SmoothWall
2 3 (1.82%) WSUS
3 2 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.61%) Legato
4 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 43 (26.06%) SAP
2 24 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.30%) Citrix
4 13 (7.88%) VMware
5 11 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (6.06%) Cisco
6 10 (6.06%) Wyse
7 9 (5.45%) HP
8 8 (4.85%) Oracle
9 4 (2.42%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.42%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.42%) Tableau
10 3 (1.82%) Adobe
10 3 (1.82%) AppSense
10 3 (1.82%) Polycom
11 2 (1.21%) Clearswift
11 2 (1.21%) EMC
11 2 (1.21%) IBM
11 2 (1.21%) LANDesk
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