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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank - 125 116
Contract jobs citing Life Science 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.075% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.27% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £513 £475
% change year-on-year
-27.80% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-28.40% -
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
706 730 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.52% 27.28% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 433 304
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £492 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 66 66
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Life Science across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 2 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Degree

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree