Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 96 163
Rank change year-on-year -5 +67 +25
Contract jobs citing Life Science 21 10 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.95% 0.60% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.86% 2.00% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 15
10th Percentile £331 £328 £239
25th Percentile £403 £350 £418
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £484 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -7.86% +10.53% +11.76%
75th Percentile £575 £538 £575
90th Percentile £594 £545 £700
England median daily rate £465 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +9.41% -10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £16.25 £22.82 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year -28.79% -48.14% +3.53%
England median hourly rate £44.25 £22.82 £40.00
% change year-on-year +93.91% -42.95% +7.38%

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 733 501 1,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.18% 29.96% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 310 682
10th Percentile £134 £205 £213
25th Percentile £205 £313 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £445 £450
Median % change year-on-year -15.73% -1.11% -
75th Percentile £508 £525 £533
90th Percentile £572 £600 £605
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 34 69
10th Percentile £12.48 £17.64 £9.65
25th Percentile £16.00 £19.85 £12.75
Median hourly rate £26.99 £25.35 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.47% +58.44% -38.46%
75th Percentile £46.00 £45.00 £38.50
90th Percentile £56.60 £56.45 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.18 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -8.77% +29.27% -10.87%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Life Science as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Life Science in the East of England

Life Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Life Science in the East of England over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Life Science in the East of England

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend 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 31 July 2021. 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 +1 17 £488 -7.14% 15
Hertfordshire -26 2 £375 +11.11% 4
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) DevOps
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Python
5 7 (33.33%) GitLab
6 6 (28.57%) Workflow Management
6 6 (28.57%) JIRA
6 6 (28.57%) Workflow
7 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
7 5 (23.81%) Apache
7 5 (23.81%) Java
7 5 (23.81%) .NET
7 5 (23.81%) Social Skills
8 4 (19.05%) Technical Debt
8 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (19.05%) AWS
8 4 (19.05%) VBA
8 4 (19.05%) Google
8 4 (19.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (14.29%) Ubuntu
9 3 (14.29%) Linux
9 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
9 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 3 (14.29%) Degree
9 3 (14.29%) Drupal
9 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 3 (14.29%) OpenStack
9 3 (14.29%) Mentoring

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 5 (23.81%) Apache
2 3 (14.29%) Drupal
2 3 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.76%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Azure
3 1 (4.76%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
1 2 (9.52%) Metadata
2 1 (4.76%) MS Access
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) GitLab
2 6 (28.57%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (23.81%) Social Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (9.52%) Automotive
4 1 (4.76%) Dutch Language
4 1 (4.76%) French Language
4 1 (4.76%) German Language
4 1 (4.76%) Italian Language
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Data Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Salesforce Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Salesforce Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Data Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Master Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Sales Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Sales Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Sales Business Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Salesforce Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) Flask
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) React
2 1 (4.76%) SQLAlchemy
2 1 (4.76%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 2 (9.52%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (4.76%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) DevOps
3 6 (28.57%) Workflow
3 6 (28.57%) Workflow Management
4 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (19.05%) Technical Debt
6 3 (14.29%) Business Process Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Coaching
6 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
7 2 (9.52%) Data Pipeline
7 2 (9.52%) Data Strategy
7 2 (9.52%) Informatics
7 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
7 2 (9.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) Python
3 5 (23.81%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) VBA
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Kubernetes
1 3 (14.29%) Packer
1 3 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Google
2 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.76%) Informatica
3 1 (4.76%) VMware