Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 159 184
Rank change year-on-year +38 +25 -20
Contract jobs citing Life Science 33 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.87% 0.55% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.95% 1.95% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 5
Berkshire median daily rate £411 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +19.64% -30.07%
10th Percentile £303 £341 £240
90th Percentile £525 £534 £573
South East median daily rate £430 £550 £588
% change year-on-year -21.82% -6.38% +17.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £22.50 -
South East median hourly rate £25.58 £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +13.67% -47.06% -

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 1118 1386 1601
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 29.54% 28.38% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 738 811
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £237 £251 £210
90th Percentile £600 £550 £535
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 58 63
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.78 £12.50
90th Percentile £32.67 £36.90 £38.60
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £16.70
% change year-on-year -24.21% +42.22% -16.50%

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 25 July 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 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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 +20 14 £423 +2.42%
Reading +35 4 £263 -22.22%
Slough - 3 £500 - 1
Maidenhead -8 1 £575 +35.29%
Life Science
South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 17 (51.52%) Pharmaceutical
2 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) Project Management
4 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
4 7 (21.21%) Biology
4 7 (21.21%) QA
5 6 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 6 (18.18%) User Stories
5 6 (18.18%) Line Management
5 6 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (18.18%) SAP
6 5 (15.15%) CRM
6 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (15.15%) Scrum
6 5 (15.15%) SDLC
7 4 (12.12%) Analytics
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.12%) GIS
7 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (12.12%) LIMS
7 4 (12.12%) PHP
8 3 (9.09%) PMI Certification
8 3 (9.09%) Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Change Control
8 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.09%) Chemistry
8 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (6.06%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 2 (6.06%) Oracle CX

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 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.03%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.03%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.03%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle CX
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) GIS
2 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.03%) SAP HANA
General
1 17 (51.52%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Project Manager
3 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Project Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Business Change Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Business Change Project Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Data Analytics Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
7 2 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Migration Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) CSS
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.03%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (12.12%) LIMS
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Linked Data
4 1 (3.03%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Project Management
3 7 (21.21%) Biology
3 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
4 6 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 6 (18.18%) Line Management
4 6 (18.18%) User Stories
5 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (15.15%) CRM
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) SDLC
6 4 (12.12%) Analytics
6 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.09%) Change Control
7 3 (9.09%) Chemistry
7 3 (9.09%) Migration
8 2 (6.06%) Business Analytics
8 2 (6.06%) Ontologies
8 2 (6.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) PHP
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.06%) PMP
3 1 (3.03%) CBAP
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) GxP
3 1 (3.03%) PMBOK
3 1 (3.03%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) SAP
2 2 (6.06%) BMC
2 2 (6.06%) JD Edwards
2 2 (6.06%) LabWare
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Remedy
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
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