Period
to 26 May 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 26 May 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 234 251
Rank change year-on-year +79 +17 -16
Contract jobs citing Life Science 2 4 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.064% 0.062% 0.072%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £380 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% +11.76%
Central London median daily rate - £575 £475
% change year-on-year - +21.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £56.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £56.00 -

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 the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,099 2,261 2,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.04% 35.25% 40.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 1,636 2,162
Median daily rate £515 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £725
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 44 53
Median hourly rate £32.25 £19.38 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.45% -8.82% +13.65%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £52.25 £48.45 £47.88
Median hourly rate £33.50 £19.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +69.62% -3.66% +24.24%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the City of London

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Life Science in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Life Science in the City of London

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Life Science in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Life Science in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 City of London region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) Semantic Web
1 2 (100.00%) Scala
1 2 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Kafka
1 2 (100.00%) Sqoop
1 2 (100.00%) Oozie
1 2 (100.00%) Akka
1 2 (100.00%) Microservices
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Spark
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop YARN

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (100.00%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Sqoop
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Akka
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 2 (100.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Scala
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (100.00%) Oozie