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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 111 127
Rank change year-on-year +26 +16  
Contract jobs citing Life Science 16 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.85% 0.72% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.83% 2.57% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 3
Median daily rate £395 £444 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.98% +26.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £359 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £529 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £370 £550
% change year-on-year +4.05% -32.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year -18.98% -10.22%  

Life Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 565 700 818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 29.94% 28.08% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 386 420
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £255 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 32
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.24%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Life Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017. 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 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
Bracknell +6 6 £395 -
Reading +24 2 £175 -48.14%
Slough - 1 - -
Life Science
South East

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (29.41%) Business Analysis
4 9 (26.47%) Migration
5 8 (23.53%) Project Management
5 8 (23.53%) Biology
6 7 (20.59%) Analytics
6 7 (20.59%) User Stories
7 6 (17.65%) Documentum
7 6 (17.65%) QA
8 5 (14.71%) Chemistry
8 5 (14.71%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (14.71%) Scrum
8 5 (14.71%) Ontologies
9 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (11.76%) SAP
9 4 (11.76%) SDLC
10 3 (8.82%) Business Process Mapping
10 3 (8.82%) Change Control
10 3 (8.82%) Business Analytics
10 3 (8.82%) Linked Data
10 3 (8.82%) CRM
11 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (5.88%) Information Management
11 2 (5.88%) Logistics
11 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (5.88%) Web Development
11 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing

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 6 (17.65%) Documentum
2 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle CX
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) GIS
General
1 13 (38.24%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Business Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Project Manager
4 6 (17.65%) Data Business Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Project Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Documentum Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Research Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Business Change Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) IT Manager
8 1 (2.94%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Migration Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) CSS
1 2 (5.88%) HTML
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (8.82%) Linked Data
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) LIMS
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Business Analysis
3 9 (26.47%) Migration
4 8 (23.53%) Biology
4 8 (23.53%) Project Management
5 7 (20.59%) Analytics
5 7 (20.59%) User Stories
6 5 (14.71%) Chemistry
6 5 (14.71%) Ontologies
6 5 (14.71%) Scrum
7 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (11.76%) SDLC
8 3 (8.82%) Business Analytics
8 3 (8.82%) Business Process Mapping
8 3 (8.82%) Change Control
8 3 (8.82%) CRM
9 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) PHP
1 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) CBAP
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) SAP
2 2 (5.88%) BMC
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Remedy
3 1 (2.94%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft