Period
to 18 January 2020

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 18 January 2020 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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 63 83
Rank change year-on-year -4 +20 -13
Contract jobs citing Life Science 16 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.52% 2.16% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.55% 6.25% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 9
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -
10th Percentile £303 £351 £224
90th Percentile £523 £615 £403
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £338
% change year-on-year - +33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - £22.70
East of England median hourly rate - £17.25 £22.70
% change year-on-year - -24.01% +37.58%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 352 368 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 33.43% 34.59% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 190 219
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £448 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £212
90th Percentile £634 £588 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £438 £415
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.42% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 32 30
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.00 £22.75 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.48% -43.83% +33.88%
10th Percentile £10.75 £15.39 £14.83
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £51.38
East of England median hourly rate £21.24 £19.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year +10.32% -40.77% +21.50%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in Cambridgeshire

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in Cambridgeshire

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Life Science in Cambridgeshire

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor 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 18 January 2020. 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 -8 11 £450 - 21
Life Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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 8 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) PMP
3 5 (31.25%) PMI Certification
3 5 (31.25%) Degree
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) LIMS
4 4 (25.00%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Project Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Web Application Development
5 3 (18.75%) Docker
5 3 (18.75%) Kubernetes
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) Retail
5 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) Node.js
6 2 (12.50%) SaaS
6 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement

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:

Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
2 1 (6.25%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) Spotfire
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (6.25%) QlikView
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (6.25%) Public Sector
5 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) AWS Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (12.50%) React Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Cognos Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) LIMS Manager
5 1 (6.25%) LIMS Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Node.js
1 2 (12.50%) React
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) LIMS
2 2 (12.50%) Biotechnology
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
1 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (25.00%) Project Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) Web Application Development
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
5 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
1 3 (18.75%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) TypeScript
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
1 5 (31.25%) PMI Certification
1 5 (31.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Cognos
3 1 (6.25%) Tableau