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 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 111 - 110
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Life Science 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.081% - 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £394 £525
% change year-on-year
-9.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+178.68% -64.53%
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
661 697 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.80% 26.96% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 341 289
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 36
Average hourly rate £21.00 £26.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 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
Staffordshire - 2 £475 -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (20.00%) CBAP
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle APEX

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Assets
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Major Incident Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (20.00%) CBAP
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP