The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 80 71
Contract jobs citing Life Science 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.32% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £506
% change year-on-year -2.32% -23.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% -58.82%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 164 313 256
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 31.00% 32.14% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 182 152
Median daily rate £350 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £549 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 12
Median hourly rate £37.48 £22.54 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.25% +26.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £13.74 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.07 £42.00 £64.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in Cheshire

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Life Science in Cheshire