Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 145 159
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14 +16
Contract jobs citing Life Science 31 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.76% 0.54% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.25% 1.86% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 2
Berkshire median daily rate £444 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.65% +1.82% -25.00%
10th Percentile £351 £393 £256
90th Percentile £638 £550 £579
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £500
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £26.50
South East median hourly rate £19.30 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -47.14% -14.12% +157.58%

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 1,376 1,185 1,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 33.59% 29.35% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 572 774
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £245 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £393
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 59 63
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.28% +22.86% +3.70%
10th Percentile £10.20 £12.20 £11.18
90th Percentile £43.50 £55.00 £47.43
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.60% +30.15%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +4 19 £425 +1.19%
Slough - 4 £500 - 1
Wokingham - 4 £625 -
Windsor -4 2 £463 -
Reading - 1 £350 - 3
Life Science
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 10 (32.26%) Unix
3 10 (32.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (32.26%) TDD
3 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
4 8 (25.81%) Scrum
5 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
5 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (22.58%) DevOps
6 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
6 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Data Integration
6 6 (19.35%) Windows
6 6 (19.35%) .NET
6 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
6 6 (19.35%) Pipeline Pilot
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle
7 5 (16.13%) PHP
7 5 (16.13%) SQL
7 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Vertica
8 4 (12.90%) Big Data
8 4 (12.90%) Chemistry
8 4 (12.90%) RapidMiner
8 4 (12.90%) Jenkins

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 (12.90%) Apache Airflow
1 4 (12.90%) Apache Spark
1 4 (12.90%) Luigi
2 1 (3.23%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) TrackWise
2 1 (3.23%) SAP HCM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.90%) Firebase
4 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) Big Data
2 4 (12.90%) Data Mining
2 4 (12.90%) Hadoop
2 4 (12.90%) KNIME
2 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (6.45%) Spotfire
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
1 4 (12.90%) Subversion
General
1 10 (32.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (12.90%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Software Developer
3 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) DevOps Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Python Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Data Modeller
5 2 (6.45%) Designer
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) ETL Designer
5 2 (6.45%) ETL Developer
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) Android SDK
2 4 (12.90%) iOS SDK
2 4 (12.90%) JSON
2 4 (12.90%) Node.js
2 4 (12.90%) React
2 4 (12.90%) REST
2 4 (12.90%) RESTful
2 4 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (12.90%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) LIMS
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.23%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Unix
2 6 (19.35%) Windows
3 4 (12.90%) Android
3 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
3 4 (12.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (32.26%) TDD
3 8 (25.81%) Scrum
4 7 (22.58%) DevOps
5 6 (19.35%) Data Integration
5 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
5 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
5 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.90%) BDD
7 4 (12.90%) Bioinformatics
7 4 (12.90%) Chemistry
7 4 (12.90%) OO
7 4 (12.90%) OOP
7 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.90%) Project Management
7 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.13%) PHP
2 5 (16.13%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) C
3 4 (12.90%) C++
3 4 (12.90%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) Perl
3 4 (12.90%) Python
3 4 (12.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) PhD
2 3 (9.68%) PMI Certification
2 3 (9.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) GxP
2 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.45%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
1 5 (16.13%) Vertica
2 4 (12.90%) Netezza
2 4 (12.90%) RapidMiner
3 3 (9.68%) Micro Focus
3 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) LabWare
4 2 (6.45%) Talend
5 1 (3.23%) Epicor
5 1 (3.23%) Infor
5 1 (3.23%) Sage
5 1 (3.23%) Workday