Period
to 18 August 2018

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 6 months to 18 August 2018 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 87 81
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 +24
Contract jobs citing Biology 8 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.71% 0.25% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.30% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire median daily rate - - -
East of England median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 964 996 986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 85.92% 82.04% 82.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 503 556
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +12.68%
10th Percentile £263 £205 £254
90th Percentile £575 £515 £538
East of England median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.65% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 119 68
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £33.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.76% -10.67% +158.62%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.85 £11.29
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.69% +4.00% +11.11%

Biology
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Biology as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Biology in Cambridgeshire

Biology
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 18 August 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
Cambridge +4 8 - - 10
Biology
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Biology 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Biology.

1 7 (87.50%) Law
1 7 (87.50%) Bioinformatics
2 6 (75.00%) PhD
3 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (62.50%) Computational Biology
4 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (50.00%) Physics
4 4 (50.00%) Perl
4 4 (50.00%) Unix
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) C
5 3 (37.50%) C++
5 3 (37.50%) Analytics
6 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
6 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (25.00%) Informatics
6 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (25.00%) Java
6 2 (25.00%) Python
6 2 (25.00%) WS-I
6 2 (25.00%) Project Management
6 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
7 1 (12.50%) Proteomics
7 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
7 1 (12.50%) R
7 1 (12.50%) Node.js
7 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning
7 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development

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 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (87.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Developer
1 1 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Research Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
1 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) WS-I
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Bioinformatics
2 5 (62.50%) Computational Biology
3 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 4 (50.00%) Physics
4 3 (37.50%) Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Informatics
5 2 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) DNA
6 1 (12.50%) Logistics
6 1 (12.50%) Process Management
6 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (12.50%) Proteomics
6 1 (12.50%) Statistics
6 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
6 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Fortran
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) PhD
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft