Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 140 137
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 +26
Contract jobs citing Life Science 30 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.77% 0.63% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.59% 1.96% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 18
Berkshire median daily rate £497 £425 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.00% -13.92% +19.70%
10th Percentile £367 £375 £325
90th Percentile £538 £563 £603
South East median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.75 - -
South East median hourly rate £30.25 £36.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year -17.12% +89.17% -14.24%

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 1,160 1,278 1,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 29.86% 32.40% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 642 602
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £200 £208 £220
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £432 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 39 75
Berkshire median hourly rate £66.25 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +390.74% -10.00% -21.28%
10th Percentile £12.26 £8.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £82.63 £45.20 £38.00
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year +35.42% +24.38% -8.79%

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 23 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 October 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 +13 19 £525 +10.53%
Maidenhead +11 6 £488 +21.88%
Reading -8 2 £350 - 1
Newbury -3 1 - -
Life Science
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (36.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Python
2 7 (23.33%) GxP
3 6 (20.00%) Java
3 6 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (20.00%) DevOps
4 5 (16.67%) Machine Learning
4 5 (16.67%) OpenCV
4 5 (16.67%) Legal
4 5 (16.67%) Validation
4 5 (16.67%) Scrum
4 5 (16.67%) Change Management
4 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 5 (16.67%) TDD
4 5 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (13.33%) Documentum
5 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (13.33%) Workday
5 4 (13.33%) PMO
6 3 (10.00%) Preventative Maintenance
6 3 (10.00%) Project Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) Source to Pay
6 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (10.00%) Degree
6 3 (10.00%) Predictive Modelling
6 3 (10.00%) Finance
6 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) TrackWise

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 4 (13.33%) Documentum
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) TrackWise
2 1 (3.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Veeva
2 1 (3.33%) AWS
2 1 (3.33%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.33%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (36.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (16.67%) Legal
4 3 (10.00%) Finance
5 2 (6.67%) Marketing
6 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) HR Trainer
4 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Python Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Trainer
5 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (3.33%) Documentum Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) HR Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) OpenCV
2 2 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) CMDB
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) LIMS
3 1 (3.33%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) DevOps
3 5 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (16.67%) Change Management
3 5 (16.67%) Machine Learning
3 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Scrum
3 5 (16.67%) TDD
3 5 (16.67%) Validation
4 3 (10.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 3 (10.00%) Preventative Maintenance
4 3 (10.00%) Project Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Source to Pay
5 2 (6.67%) Decision-Making
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Python
2 6 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.67%) PMP
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) GxP
2 4 (13.33%) PMO
3 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Workday
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Ariba
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Alteryx
4 1 (3.33%) Dell
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) LabVantage
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Remedy
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec
4 1 (3.33%) Tableau
4 1 (3.33%) Xerox