Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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.

Life Sciences
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 98 100
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing Life Science 6 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.45% 0.20% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.70% 0.63% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 10
Cheshire median daily rate £525 £300 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -15.97% +2.00%
10th Percentile £335 £300 £313
90th Percentile £538 £300 £445
North West median daily rate £350 £305 £356
% change year-on-year +14.75% -14.33% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 -
% change year-on-year +10.34% - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 352 474 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 26.41% 32.07% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 314 396
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03% +9.27%
10th Percentile £226 £213 £289
90th Percentile £538 £671 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 21
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.42 £19.66 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.31% +16.75% +5.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.43 £12.35
90th Percentile £27.30 £68.75 £17.76
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £17.34
% change year-on-year +19.40% -3.40% +15.60%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Life Science in Cheshire

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Macclesfield +5 4 £525 +75.00%
Life Science
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Python
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) Ansible
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) Network Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) SAP CRM
3 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) CRM

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (33.33%) SAP CRM
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Transformation Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
2 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Network Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) SAP