Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 157 140
Rank change year-on-year +47 -17 -13
Contract jobs citing Life Science 9 23 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.45% 0.57% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.57% 1.79% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 7
Median daily rate £375 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £382 £363
90th Percentile £775 £483 £476
South East median daily rate £375 £406 £438
% change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.41% -48.61% -1.37%

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 575 1,282 1,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.54% 31.64% 35.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 605 687
Median daily rate £401 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.94% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £200 £290 £250
90th Percentile £578 £588 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 61 39
Median hourly rate £21.00 £13.10 £12.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.31% +3.15% -10.56%
10th Percentile £15.61 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £73.75 £45.80
Median hourly rate £31.00 £18.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +65.33% -37.50% +81.82%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in Berkshire

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Life Science in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Life Science in Berkshire

Life Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Life Science in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Life Science in Berkshire

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Life Science in Berkshire.

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 3 June 2020. 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 +29 5 £388 - 1
Bracknell +26 1 - -
Maidenhead +14 1 £373 -15.58% 1
Windsor - 1 £375 -
Life Science
South East

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 6 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (22.22%) CMS
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) IIS
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Data Management
4 2 (22.22%) Content Management
4 2 (22.22%) Google
4 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Google Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
4 2 (22.22%) Power BI
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Power Platform
4 2 (22.22%) Alteryx
4 2 (22.22%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) Agnitio
4 2 (22.22%) Sprinklr
4 2 (22.22%) NoSQL

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 2 (22.22%) CMS
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (11.11%) Drupal
2 1 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (22.22%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Google Analytics
1 2 (22.22%) Power Platform
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) AWS
2 1 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (11.11%) IaaS
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
2 1 (11.11%) SaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Serverless
2 1 (11.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
1 2 (22.22%) Power BI
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Alteryx Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Ontologist
2 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Tableau Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) UI Developer
2 1 (11.11%) UI/UX Developer
2 1 (11.11%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) LAMP
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (11.11%) Social Media
2 1 (11.11%) Taxonomies
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) CRM
2 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Content Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Social Media Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Agnitio
2 2 (22.22%) Alteryx
2 2 (22.22%) Google
2 2 (22.22%) Tableau
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe
3 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Sitecore