Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 61 84
Rank change year-on-year +6 +23 -18
Contract jobs citing Life Science 16 20 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.97% 1.97% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.86% 5.78% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 5
Median daily rate £450 £500 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +29.87% +23.20%
10th Percentile £303 £147 £368
90th Percentile £538 £669 £427
East of England median daily rate £415 £500 £385
% change year-on-year -17.00% +29.87% +23.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -
East of England median hourly rate £22.82 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -48.14% +17.33% +127.27%

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 273 346 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 33.66% 34.16% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 201 199
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.47%
10th Percentile £250 £205 £212
90th Percentile £625 £625 £563
East of England median daily rate £425 £438 £438
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 33 21
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -49.02% +98.70%
10th Percentile £16.13 £10.47 £11.80
90th Percentile £51.00 £55.70 £47.50
Median hourly rate £26.03 £21.00 £20.83
% change year-on-year +23.95% +0.83% +19.01%

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 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 0 11 £450 -10.00% 18
Life Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 5 April 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%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) PMP
4 4 (25.00%) PMI Certification
4 4 (25.00%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) Project Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Data Lake
5 3 (18.75%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) LIMS
5 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Docker
5 3 (18.75%) Kubernetes
6 2 (12.50%) React
6 2 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) TypeScript
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Data Governance
6 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
6 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
6 2 (12.50%) Informatics

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 4 (25.00%) 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 3 (18.75%) Data Lake
2 2 (12.50%) Spotfire
3 1 (6.25%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (6.25%) QlikView
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Data Business Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Developer
5 2 (12.50%) AWS Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (12.50%) React Developer
6 1 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Cognos Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Python Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
6 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 3 (18.75%) LIMS
2 2 (12.50%) Biotechnology
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (25.00%) Project Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
4 3 (18.75%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Data Governance
5 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
5 2 (12.50%) Information Management
5 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Test Management
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
5 2 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) TypeScript
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 4 (25.00%) PMP
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Kubernetes
2 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos
2 1 (6.25%) Tableau