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 27 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 133 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.035% 0.12% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.88% -
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
758 695 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.31% 27.51% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 428 299
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 53 60
Median hourly rate £16.10 £22.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.43% -27.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.75 £37.80
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 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 27 May 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
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSD
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (50.00%) OOD
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) XAML
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) LINQ
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) NSubstitute
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) LINQ
1 1 (50.00%) Ninject
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (50.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) OOD
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) DevExpress