Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 248 249 232
Rank change year-on-year +1 -17 +1
Contract jobs citing Life Science 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.059% 0.070% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
City of London median daily rate £275 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.11% +26.67% +130.77%
10th Percentile £155 £463 £338
90th Percentile £370 £488 £430
Central London median daily rate £275 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -42.11% +26.67% +93.55%
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 2,821 3,002 2,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 41.30% 42.10% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,140 2,374 1,870
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%
10th Percentile £285 £321 £313
90th Percentile £700 £724 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 41 29
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +18.42% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.03 £12.75 £13.18
90th Percentile £36.68 £38.50 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £22.26 £18.73
% change year-on-year -15.98% +18.87% -3.97%

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 23 January 2019.

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 4 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Acrobat
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA

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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Acrobat
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Agile Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft