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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 554 563 575
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs citing Life Science 58 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.044% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 15
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£400 £388 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £345 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £555 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £540
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -18.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £48.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.44% -11.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £43.00 £47.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £43.00 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-67.44% -9.47%

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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 58 £400 +3.22% 43
North West +12 20 £365 +4.28% 5
Manchester +3 16 £400 - 1
South East +16 14 £475 -9.52% 12
London +11 8 £410 +5.80% 8
East of England -15 8 - - 7
Saffron Walden - 8 - -
Essex - 8 - - 1
Surrey - 6 £425 - 4
Berkshire - 5 £501 - 1
Yorkshire +4 4 £363 - 4
Cheshire - 4 £350 - 1
Hampshire -9 3 - - 4
Basingstoke +12 2 - - 2
Macclesfield - 2 £368 -
Bradford - 2 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £275 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £275 -
Scotland - - - -
Highlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 3
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 5
Southampton - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Amersham - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - - 6

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 24 (26.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 16 (17.39%) SQL
2 16 (17.39%) Degree
3 14 (15.22%) Java
4 13 (14.13%) Oracle
4 13 (14.13%) Linux
4 13 (14.13%) RDF
4 13 (14.13%) Semantic Web
5 12 (13.04%) SPARQL
5 12 (13.04%) SAP
5 12 (13.04%) XML
5 12 (13.04%) Ontologies
6 11 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.96%) PL/SQL
6 11 (11.96%) UNIX
6 11 (11.96%) Windows
7 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
7 10 (10.87%) Project Management
7 10 (10.87%) Data Integration
8 9 (9.78%) MySQL
8 9 (9.78%) Visualisation
8 9 (9.78%) NoSQL
8 9 (9.78%) Linked Data
8 9 (9.78%) Relational Database
9 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (8.70%) HTML
9 8 (8.70%) JavaScript
9 8 (8.70%) XSLT
9 8 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (8.70%) Ajax

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (2.17%) Node.js
1 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.09%) IIS
2 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.09%) Documentum
2 1 (1.09%) Apache
2 1 (1.09%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
3 1 (1.09%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.09%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) SAP SCM
2 3 (3.26%) SAP APO
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.17%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.09%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.09%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.09%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.09%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.09%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.09%) SmartPlant
4 1 (1.09%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) Wireless
1 5 (5.43%) Internet
1 5 (5.43%) HTTP
2 4 (4.35%) FTP
2 4 (4.35%) LAN
3 2 (2.17%) VSAT
3 2 (2.17%) WAN
3 2 (2.17%) SMTP
4 1 (1.09%) Network Security
4 1 (1.09%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.09%) DNS
4 1 (1.09%) DHCP
4 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.09%) DMZ
4 1 (1.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) MySQL
1 9 (9.78%) NoSQL
1 9 (9.78%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.61%) Triplestore
3 6 (6.52%) Spotfire
4 4 (4.35%) Data Mining
4 4 (4.35%) Text Mining
5 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.17%) Big Data
5 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.09%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.09%) DB2
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.09%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (26.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (6.52%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.09%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (17.39%) Analyst
2 8 (8.70%) Project Leader
3 7 (7.61%) Developer
3 7 (7.61%) Ontologist
4 6 (6.52%) Architect
4 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.52%) Business Analyst
4 6 (6.52%) Software Project Leader
5 5 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.35%) Data Scientist
6 4 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.35%) Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) SAP APO Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) Product Specialist
8 2 (2.17%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.17%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.17%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.04%) XML
2 8 (8.70%) HTML
2 8 (8.70%) XSLT
2 8 (8.70%) Ajax
3 7 (7.61%) Web Services
4 6 (6.52%) REST
4 6 (6.52%) DHTML
4 6 (6.52%) JDBC
4 6 (6.52%) JSP
4 6 (6.52%) Servlets
4 6 (6.52%) SOAP
4 6 (6.52%) GWT
5 5 (5.43%) WSDL
6 4 (4.35%) .NET
7 3 (3.26%) Middleware
8 2 (2.17%) HTML5
8 2 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.17%) Sass
8 2 (2.17%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Semantic Web
2 12 (13.04%) Ontologies
3 10 (10.87%) Data Integration
4 9 (9.78%) Visualisation
4 9 (9.78%) Linked Data
5 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (7.61%) Biology
6 7 (7.61%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.52%) Mathematics
8 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
8 5 (5.43%) Informatics
8 5 (5.43%) W3C
9 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (2.17%) iPad
10 2 (2.17%) Open Source
10 2 (2.17%) User Experience
11 1 (1.09%) E-Learning
11 1 (1.09%) Statistics
11 1 (1.09%) Wiki
11 1 (1.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Linux
2 11 (11.96%) UNIX
2 11 (11.96%) Windows
3 7 (7.61%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.09%) Android
6 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.09%) Solaris
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.09%) CentOS
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.13%) RDF
2 11 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.87%) Project Management
4 8 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
4 8 (8.70%) Bioinformatics
4 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (7.61%) Analytics
6 6 (6.52%) Build Automation
6 6 (6.52%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.52%) Validation
7 5 (5.43%) Logistics
7 5 (5.43%) SAP Implementation
7 5 (5.43%) ITIL
7 5 (5.43%) ERP
7 5 (5.43%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.35%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.35%) Migration
9 3 (3.26%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.39%) SQL
2 14 (15.22%) Java
3 12 (13.04%) SPARQL
4 11 (11.96%) PL/SQL
5 8 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.61%) Perl
7 6 (6.52%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.35%) R
8 4 (4.35%) Python
9 3 (3.26%) PHP
10 2 (2.17%) C++
10 2 (2.17%) XPath
11 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.09%) ABAP
11 1 (1.09%) Delphi
11 1 (1.09%) C#
11 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (3.26%) CCNP
2 3 (3.26%) CCNA
2 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.09%) ACSA
3 1 (1.09%) MCITP
3 1 (1.09%) MCDST
3 1 (1.09%) MCTS
3 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.09%) MCSE
3 1 (1.09%) MCSA
3 1 (1.09%) PhD
3 1 (1.09%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.09%) RHCE
3 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.09%) CCDP
3 1 (1.09%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
2 4 (4.35%) GxP
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) GCP
3 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.09%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) SCCM
1 1 (1.09%) Nagios
1 1 (1.09%) Ganglia
1 1 (1.09%) YUM
1 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Oracle
2 12 (13.04%) SAP
3 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.43%) Cisco
4 5 (5.43%) HP
5 4 (4.35%) Ariba
6 3 (3.26%) Avaya
6 3 (3.26%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.26%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.17%) Twitter
7 2 (2.17%) Meru Networks
7 2 (2.17%) EMC
7 2 (2.17%) Nortel
7 2 (2.17%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.17%) Axway
7 2 (2.17%) ReadSoft
8 1 (1.09%) VMware
8 1 (1.09%) Cadence
8 1 (1.09%) Apple
8 1 (1.09%) JD Edwards
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