Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 141 145
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 +22
Contract jobs citing Life Science 25 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.58% 0.71% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.82% 2.07% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 11
Berkshire median daily rate £488 £488 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.07% +15.86%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £394
90th Percentile £619 £638 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £450 £525
% change year-on-year -2.78% -14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £22.50
South East median hourly rate £41.00 £19.30 £22.50
% change year-on-year +112.49% -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 1,372 1,402 1,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 31.66% 34.09% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 685 619
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £225 £231 £215
90th Percentile £586 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 69
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.27% -41.67% +14.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.49 £12.20
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.00 £50.60
South East median hourly rate £21.00 £19.34 £21.50
% change year-on-year +8.58% -10.05% +15.02%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -7 15 - -
Maidenhead - 4 £400 -
Reading -9 3 £575 +64.29%
Newbury - 1 - -
Life Science
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 11 (44.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) Migration
4 5 (20.00%) Web Services
4 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) Workflow
5 4 (16.00%) JSON
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (16.00%) HTML5
5 4 (16.00%) HTML
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (12.00%) Prototyping
6 3 (12.00%) Strategic Thinking
6 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.00%) HOOD
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) CSS
6 3 (12.00%) Java
6 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.00%) XML
6 3 (12.00%) HTTP
6 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement

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 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) TrackWise
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.00%) NetSuite
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Qlik Sense
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
4 1 (4.00%) QlikView
4 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.00%) SAP HANA
4 1 (4.00%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (44.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Analytics Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Insight Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Salesforce Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Data Migration Lead
4 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Junior
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.00%) HTML5
2 4 (16.00%) JSON
3 3 (12.00%) Ajax
3 3 (12.00%) CSS
3 3 (12.00%) Visualforce
3 3 (12.00%) XML
4 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.00%) Node.js
4 2 (8.00%) React
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE
5 1 (4.00%) JSON-LD
5 1 (4.00%) Middleware
5 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Scrum
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%) Data Migration
5 3 (12.00%) HOOD
5 3 (12.00%) Market Research
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.00%) Prototyping
5 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (8.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Apex Code
1 3 (12.00%) Java
1 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (8.00%) PMP
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) GxP
1 2 (8.00%) PMO
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (8.00%) Google
2 2 (8.00%) Workday
3 1 (4.00%) Anaplan
3 1 (4.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.00%) SAP