Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 253 244
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 +28
Contract jobs citing Life Science 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.058% 0.028% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.064% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
City of London median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +146.15%
10th Percentile £298 £463 £338
90th Percentile £603 £488 £463
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +146.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 - -

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 2,962 3,129 2,825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 42.68% 44.18% 42.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,317 2,433 2,205
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 36 33
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £22.26 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.39% +17.14% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.43 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.76 £33.25 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.23 £17.98
% change year-on-year -8.13% +18.08% -8.99%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in the City of London

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Life Science in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (25.00%) React
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) ES6
3 1 (25.00%) Vue.js
3 1 (25.00%) GraphQL
3 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
3 1 (25.00%) Redux
3 1 (25.00%) Progressive Web App
3 1 (25.00%) Jest
3 1 (25.00%) Enzyme
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript

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 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Mocha
General
1 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Publishing
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Agile Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) UI Developer
2 1 (25.00%) UI/UX Developer
2 1 (25.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) D3.js
1 1 (25.00%) Enzyme
1 1 (25.00%) GraphQL
1 1 (25.00%) Jest
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) React
1 1 (25.00%) Redux
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) B2B
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Progressive Web App
3 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
3 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) ES6
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft