The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 43 37
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6  
Contract jobs citing Life Science 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.17% 0.74% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.29% 3.19% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £313 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £506
% change year-on-year +1.93% -23.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -48.33%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 70 94 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 22.22% 23.04% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 56 62
Median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £277 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £511 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 9
Median hourly rate £19.25 £43.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.00% +108.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £24.20 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £59.25 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Life Science in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in Cambridge

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in Cambridge over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Life Science in Cambridge

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Life Science in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Life Science in Cambridge

Life Science
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 8 (53.33%) ERP
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (33.33%) Migration
5 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (20.00%) R
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Middleware
6 3 (20.00%) webMethods
6 3 (20.00%) Biometrics
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) S-PLUS
6 3 (20.00%) MVC
6 3 (20.00%) SAS
6 3 (20.00%) XML
6 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (20.00%) C#
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) MS Office
6 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (20.00%) Publishing
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) Spotfire

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 3 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
1 3 (20.00%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Spotfire
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Publishing
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) ERP Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Clinical Data Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Clinical Project Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Clinical Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Data Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Project Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) ERP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) Middleware
1 3 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) JMS
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ERP
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Biometrics
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (20.00%) MVC
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Clinical Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
1 3 (20.00%) R
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) CDISC
2 1 (6.67%) GAMP
2 1 (6.67%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) webMethods
3 1 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (6.67%) Twitter
3 1 (6.67%) VMware