The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Biology skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Biology
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 59 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing Biology 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.19% 0.32% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £293 -
% change year-on-year +49.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.00 -

Biology is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 430 503 527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 79.63% 79.59% 79.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 302 268
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 34 55
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +78.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £17.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.70 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Biology
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Biology as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Biology in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Biology 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Biology.

1 4 (100.00%) Bioinformatics
2 3 (75.00%) Web Development
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) PhD
2 3 (75.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (50.00%) Life Science
3 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (50.00%) Swing
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Physics
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Big Data
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis

Biology
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
General
1 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (50.00%) Life Science
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Bioinformatics
2 3 (75.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) PhD