Period
to 15 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Life Sciences
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 140 162
Rank change year-on-year -3 +22 +8
Contract jobs citing Life Science 25 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.64% 0.60% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.89% 1.84% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 5
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £488 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.82% +18.18% +17.86%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £349
90th Percentile £563 £580 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £550
% change year-on-year -5.56% -18.18% +54.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £22.50
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £19.30 £22.50
% change year-on-year +89.17% -14.24% -47.06%

Life Science is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,320 1,307 1,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 33.66% 32.76% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 604 685
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 73 72
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -15.49% -11.25%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.05 £12.02
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.00 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £21.50
% change year-on-year +81.39% -10.26% +22.86%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in Berkshire

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in Berkshire

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in Berkshire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Life Science in Berkshire

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Life Science in Berkshire

Life Science
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 Life Science within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 15 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
Bracknell +4 16 £475 +8.57%
Maidenhead +7 6 £400 -30.43% 2
Reading -10 1 - - 2
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Life Science
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Life Science 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 Life Science.

1 10 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.00%) HTML5
4 5 (20.00%) HTML
4 5 (20.00%) Java
4 5 (20.00%) Web Services
4 5 (20.00%) Migration
4 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.00%) Workflow
5 4 (16.00%) Finance
5 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
5 4 (16.00%) JSON
5 4 (16.00%) XML
5 4 (16.00%) ERP
5 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.00%) SAP
5 4 (16.00%) CSS
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (16.00%) Selenium
6 3 (12.00%) Operations Management
6 3 (12.00%) QA
6 3 (12.00%) SAP ERP
6 3 (12.00%) Market Research
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.00%) Force.com
6 3 (12.00%) Visualforce
6 3 (12.00%) Apex Code

Life Science
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:

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP ERP
1 3 (12.00%) SAP EWM
1 3 (12.00%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.00%) Force.com
2 3 (12.00%) GitHub
3 2 (8.00%) Firebase
3 2 (8.00%) Serverless
4 1 (4.00%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
1 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
1 3 (12.00%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (12.00%) Qlik Sense
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) MarkLogic
2 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (4.00%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) Subversion
General
1 10 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Analytics Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Insight Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Salesforce Developer
2 3 (12.00%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (8.00%) Data Migration Lead
3 2 (8.00%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Supply Chain Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Junior
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) HTML
1 5 (20.00%) HTML5
1 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (16.00%) CSS
2 4 (16.00%) JSON
2 4 (16.00%) XML
3 3 (12.00%) Ajax
3 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (12.00%) React
3 3 (12.00%) REST
3 3 (12.00%) Visualforce
4 2 (8.00%) J2EE
4 2 (8.00%) Node.js
5 1 (4.00%) CSS3
5 1 (4.00%) Durandal
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) JSON-LD
5 1 (4.00%) LESS
5 1 (4.00%) Sass
5 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Structures
1 3 (12.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) 3D Printing
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (16.00%) ERP
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.00%) Workflow
5 3 (12.00%) Analytics
5 3 (12.00%) Business Analytics
5 3 (12.00%) Competitive Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.00%) HOOD
5 3 (12.00%) Logistics
5 3 (12.00%) Market Research
5 3 (12.00%) Operations Management
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.00%) Prototyping
5 3 (12.00%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (8.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) Apex Code
4 2 (8.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) SPARQL
5 1 (4.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) SAP
2 3 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (8.00%) Google
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Anaplan
4 1 (4.00%) Workday