Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Biology skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Biology over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Biology
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 160 177
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 +1
Contract jobs citing Biology 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.025% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.089% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Berkshire median daily rate - £395 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.24% -13.16%
South East median daily rate - £395 £413
% change year-on-year - -4.24% -13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

Biology is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,314 3,373 3,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.45% 84.43% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,633 1,724 2,012
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £262 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 112 146
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £17.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.13% -7.41% -32.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.30 £11.63
90th Percentile £47.35 £39.43 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%

Biology
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Biology as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Biology in Berkshire

Biology
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Biology in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Biology in Berkshire

Biology
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biology in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Biology in Berkshire

Biology
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 1 - -
Biology
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Biology also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Biology.

1 1 (100.00%) PhD
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (100.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Physics
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Life Science
1 1 (100.00%) Product Management
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

Biology
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Research Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Physics
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Product Management
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PhD