Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 191 192
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Life Science 21 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.42% 0.33% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 1.00% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 0
East of England median daily rate £450 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% - -
England median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
East of England median hourly rate £32.38 £22.70 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.62% -23.05% +37.21%
10th Percentile £19.34 £21.35 £28.55
90th Percentile £47.91 £24.05 £30.85
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 1,623 1,603 1,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.29% 32.80% 32.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 929 924
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £209 £192 £204
90th Percentile £588 £567 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 115 143
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +12.36% -21.93%
10th Percentile £13.74 £10.97 £12.76
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.80 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +3 13 £450 +38.46% 28
Essex - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £463 - 7
Suffolk - 1 £413 -
East Anglia - 1 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 11 (52.38%) Degree
2 8 (38.10%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) Manufacturing
4 6 (28.57%) Project Management
4 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) Web Application Development
5 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) ISEB
6 3 (14.29%) ERP
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (9.52%) C#
7 2 (9.52%) C++
7 2 (9.52%) HTML
7 2 (9.52%) SQL
7 2 (9.52%) CSS
7 2 (9.52%) UML
7 2 (9.52%) Python
7 2 (9.52%) Unix
7 2 (9.52%) Windows
7 2 (9.52%) DNA
7 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
7 2 (9.52%) Law
7 2 (9.52%) Validation

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 (4.76%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) GCC
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Grunt
1 1 (4.76%) gulp
1 1 (4.76%) MSTest
1 1 (4.76%) NUnit
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (38.10%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Law
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
4 1 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) HR Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) HR Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Python Developer
6 1 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Computer Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Computer Validation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Data Science Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Research Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
1 2 (9.52%) CSS3
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) HTML5
1 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Core
2 1 (4.76%) Ajax
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (4.76%) RESTful
2 1 (4.76%) Sass
2 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 6 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (19.05%) Web Application Development
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) ERP
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Bioinformatics
5 2 (9.52%) Data Management
5 2 (9.52%) DNA
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Swim Lanes
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) UML
5 2 (9.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C#
1 2 (9.52%) C++
1 2 (9.52%) Python
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) PHP 5
2 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.76%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (4.76%) PhD
4 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GCP
1 1 (4.76%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Workday
3 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow