The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 139 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.078% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £475 £475 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.26% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £42.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-58.23% +203.57%
Life Science
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
948 718 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.76% 28.11% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 443 358
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 65 56
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Life Science
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Life Science across the West Midlands region.

Life Science Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Life Science
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the West Midlands region.

Life Science Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Birmingham - 4 £475 - 1
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 4 (80.00%) GMP
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (80.00%) Logistics
1 4 (80.00%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ
3 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) DevExpress
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Ninject
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) NSubstitute
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) XAML

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) NSubstitute
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (80.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Functional Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Logistics Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Functional Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (20.00%) Ajax
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) LINQ
1 1 (20.00%) Ninject
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) WinForms
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Logistics
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (20.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) GMP
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) DevExpress