Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 134 132
Rank change year-on-year -19 -2 +19
Contract jobs citing Life Science 22 36 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.52% 0.91% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.58% 2.54% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 25
Berkshire median daily rate £456 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +7.14% -25.33%
10th Percentile £406 £381 £322
90th Percentile £594 £638 £548
South East median daily rate £413 £463 £444
% change year-on-year -10.81% +4.23% -15.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £14.00 - £36.50

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 1,391 1,415 1,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 33.19% 35.66% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 676 566
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £221
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £428 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.01% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 49 56
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -20.00% -18.92%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.50 £55.33
South East median hourly rate £18.75 £24.02 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.94% +37.26% -27.08%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 -19 14 £413 -2.94% 1
Reading - 3 £575 - 4
Wokingham -6 2 - - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £500 -
Life Science
South East

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 11 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Workflow
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (18.18%) Windows
4 4 (18.18%) DSDM
4 4 (18.18%) Ergonomics
4 4 (18.18%) Human Factors
4 4 (18.18%) Workflow Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Workflow Development
4 4 (18.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 3 (13.64%) Workday
5 3 (13.64%) PMO
5 3 (13.64%) HTML
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE
5 3 (13.64%) GxP
5 3 (13.64%) PMP
5 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 3 (13.64%) Legal
5 3 (13.64%) TrackWise
5 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.64%) Degree
6 2 (9.09%) InfoPath

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Moodle
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) InfoPath
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) TrackWise
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.55%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon S3
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (9.09%) AWS Lambda
1 2 (9.09%) Serverless
2 1 (4.55%) Force.com
2 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 2 (9.09%) PowerPivot
1 2 (9.09%) Qlik Sense
1 2 (9.09%) QlikView
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Business Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Data Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Trainer
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Workday Trainer
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) e-Learning Developer
6 1 (4.55%) HR Trainer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) Visualforce
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) e-Learning
1 1 (4.55%) Learning Management System
1 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Workflow
3 4 (18.18%) DSDM
3 4 (18.18%) Ergonomics
3 4 (18.18%) Human Factors
3 4 (18.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 4 (18.18%) Scrum
3 4 (18.18%) Workflow Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Workflow Development
4 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) PRINCE
4 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) Chemistry
5 2 (9.09%) Document Management
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
1 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
1 3 (13.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) GxP
1 3 (13.64%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (13.64%) Workday
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards