Period
to 29 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 44 59
Rank change year-on-year +1 +15 +13
Contract jobs citing Life Science 17 6 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.85% 1.49% 2.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.41% 5.41% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 15
10th Percentile £330 " £239
25th Percentile £424 £513 £418
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% +10.53% +13.43%
75th Percentile £579 £544 £575
90th Percentile £595 £548 £700
East of England median daily rate £484 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -7.86% +10.53% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £16.25 - £44.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.25 £22.82 £44.00
% change year-on-year -28.79% -48.14% +3.53%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 118 111 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.80% 27.48% 29.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 69 201
10th Percentile £139 £260 £180
25th Percentile £300 £359 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +7.78%
75th Percentile £505 £588 £550
90th Percentile £588 £650 £675
East of England median daily rate £375 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 31
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.00 £9.65
25th Percentile £11.50 £16.63 £10.95
Median hourly rate £13.77 £21.00 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -34.45% +35.48% -49.59%
75th Percentile £16.78 £34.88 £44.13
90th Percentile £38.58 £43.20 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £26.99 £25.56 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.59% +59.75% -39.05%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in Cambridgeshire

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Life Science in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Life Science in Cambridgeshire

Life Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Life Science in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Life Science in Cambridgeshire

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Life Science in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for Life Science in Cambridgeshire

Life Science
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 Life Science within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. 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 +10 16 £488 -9.30% 15
Life Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Life Science 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 Life Science.

1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) DevOps
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Python
3 7 (41.18%) GitLab
4 6 (35.29%) Workflow
4 6 (35.29%) Workflow Management
4 6 (35.29%) JIRA
5 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) Apache
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
5 5 (29.41%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) VBA
6 4 (23.53%) Google
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) AWS
6 4 (23.53%) Technical Debt
7 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (17.65%) Social Skills
7 3 (17.65%) Packer
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) Drupal
7 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 3 (17.65%) Coaching
7 3 (17.65%) Kubernetes
7 3 (17.65%) Terraform
7 3 (17.65%) OpenStack
7 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (17.65%) Ubuntu

Life Science
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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) Apache
2 3 (17.65%) Drupal
2 3 (17.65%) OpenStack
2 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Azure
2 1 (5.88%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
1 2 (11.76%) Metadata
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) GitLab
2 6 (35.29%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (17.65%) Social Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Dutch Language
2 1 (5.88%) French Language
2 1 (5.88%) German Language
2 1 (5.88%) Italian Language
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Data Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Data Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Lead Software Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Process Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Product Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Python Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Report Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Product Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) Flask
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) React
2 1 (5.88%) SQLAlchemy
2 1 (5.88%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Legacy Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) DevOps
2 6 (35.29%) Workflow
2 6 (35.29%) Workflow Management
3 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (23.53%) Technical Debt
5 3 (17.65%) Coaching
5 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Data Pipeline
6 2 (11.76%) Data Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Informatics
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) Backlog Management
7 1 (5.88%) Backlog Refinement
7 1 (5.88%) Full Stack Development
7 1 (5.88%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Python
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) VBA
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Kubernetes
1 3 (17.65%) Packer
1 3 (17.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Cloudera