Period
to 13 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 13 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
England > East of England
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 189 187
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2 -7
Contract jobs citing Life Science 30 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.59% 0.29% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.84% 0.89% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 1
East of England median daily rate £450 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00% -25.93%
10th Percentile £339 £224 £338
90th Percentile £569 £513 £413
England median daily rate £438 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
East of England median hourly rate £32.38 £22.70 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.62% +37.58% -52.86%
10th Percentile £16.10 £21.35 £15.75
90th Percentile £52.13 £24.05 £17.25
England median hourly rate £36.50 £19.30 £14.50
% change year-on-year +89.17% +33.07% -65.88%

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 East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,632 1,689 1,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.94% 32.86% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 971 910
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +9.97% -3.00%
10th Percentile £205 £191 £185
90th Percentile £600 £565 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 111 129
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.71% +35.58%
10th Percentile £13.09 £11.00 £13.84
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.80% - +5.26%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the East of England

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in the East of England

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in the East of England over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Life Science in the East of England

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Life Science in the East of England

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in the East of England over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Life Science in the East of England

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire +15 21 £450 +33.33% 21
Essex - 5 - -
Hertfordshire +2 3 £463 - 2
East Anglia - 1 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 13 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 East of England region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 15 (50.00%) Degree
2 12 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (33.33%) Project Management
4 8 (26.67%) Manufacturing
4 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) Web Application Development
6 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.33%) Quality Management
7 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 4 (13.33%) TDD
7 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.00%) Retail
8 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (10.00%) Electronics
8 3 (10.00%) Validation
8 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.00%) C++
8 3 (10.00%) C
8 3 (10.00%) Oracle
8 3 (10.00%) Unix
8 3 (10.00%) Windows
8 3 (10.00%) Python
8 3 (10.00%) ERP
8 3 (10.00%) GMP
8 3 (10.00%) ISEB
8 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
8 3 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (3.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.33%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) EDMS
2 1 (3.33%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) QlikView
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) GCC
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (26.67%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.00%) Electronics
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Law
5 1 (3.33%) Advertising
5 1 (3.33%) Finance
5 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Data Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Data Science Manager
5 2 (6.67%) HR Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) HR Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Python Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (3.33%) Ajax
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) CSS3
2 1 (3.33%) HTML5
2 1 (3.33%) RESTful
2 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) Biotechnology
4 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.33%) LIMS
4 1 (3.33%) NHS
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (3.33%) Social Media
4 1 (3.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Unix
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Project Management
2 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (16.67%) Web Application Development
5 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.33%) Quality Management
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) TDD
5 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.00%) ERP
6 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (10.00%) Validation
7 2 (6.67%) Bioinformatics
7 2 (6.67%) Business Process Modelling
7 2 (6.67%) Data Science
7 2 (6.67%) QMS
7 2 (6.67%) Swim Lanes
7 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C
1 3 (10.00%) C++
1 3 (10.00%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (6.67%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (3.33%) CBAP
4 1 (3.33%) PhD
4 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) GMP
2 2 (6.67%) GxP
2 2 (6.67%) PMO
3 1 (3.33%) GCP
3 1 (3.33%) ISO 13485
3 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
2 2 (6.67%) Workday
3 1 (3.33%) Altera
3 1 (3.33%) Cognos
3 1 (3.33%) Tableau