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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 43 58 60
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2  
Contract jobs citing Life Science 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.86% 0.48% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.13% 2.17% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £313 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £387 £388 £513
% change year-on-year -0.19% -24.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.22% -63.52%  

Life Science is in the generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 123 138 176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.91% 22.19% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 77 102
Median daily rate £350 £393 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.82% +30.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £278 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £530 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 21
Median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +167.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £16.80 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £58.00 £40.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Life Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +13 10 £313 -10.71% 3
Life Science
East of England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Life Science 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 Life Science.

1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 8 (47.06%) ERP
3 6 (35.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (29.41%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) R
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) SAS
5 3 (17.65%) Middleware
5 3 (17.65%) webMethods
5 3 (17.65%) Biometrics
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) XML
5 3 (17.65%) .NET
5 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
5 3 (17.65%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) MS Office
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (17.65%) Publishing
5 3 (17.65%) S-PLUS
5 3 (17.65%) MVC
6 2 (11.76%) Bioinformatics
6 2 (11.76%) Web Development
6 2 (11.76%) Degree

Life Science
Top Related 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 3 (17.65%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Spotfire
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (17.65%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) ERP Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Programmer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Clinical Data Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Clinical Project Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Clinical Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Data Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Project Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) JMS
2 2 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
2 2 (11.76%) Swing
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ERP
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Biometrics
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (11.76%) Biology
4 2 (11.76%) Clinical Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C#
1 3 (17.65%) R
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) CDISC
2 1 (5.88%) GAMP
2 1 (5.88%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) webMethods
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter
3 1 (5.88%) VMware