Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 189 182
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7 +27
Contract jobs citing Life Science 13 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.28% 0.37% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 1.09% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 0
East of England median daily rate £406 £319 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.45% - -
England median daily rate £450 £440 £375
% change year-on-year +2.27% +17.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 - £29.50
10th Percentile £32.50 - £28.55
90th Percentile £50.50 - £30.85
England median hourly rate £37.25 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +132.81% +10.34% -42.00%

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 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 1,512 1,561 1,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.01% 33.66% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 908 923
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £220
90th Percentile £588 £573 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 123 138
East of England median hourly rate £20.25 £19.38 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.46% +2.00% -35.04%
10th Percentile £13.15 £10.50 £11.92
90th Percentile £50.88 £47.90 £42.68
England median hourly rate £22.93 £19.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.63% -1.70% +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 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
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 17 July 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 -12 6 £419 +31.37% 30
Hertfordshire - 5 £375 - 10
Essex +16 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £413 -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 9 (69.23%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (61.54%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (30.77%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Visualforce
4 4 (30.77%) Apex Code
4 4 (30.77%) Veeva
4 4 (30.77%) Analytics
4 4 (30.77%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (30.77%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (23.08%) User Experience
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Data Management
5 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
6 2 (15.38%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) OLAP
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) UML
6 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (15.38%) ETL

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 (7.69%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Veeva
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Big Data
1 2 (15.38%) Data Lake
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (15.38%) OLAP
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Grunt
1 1 (7.69%) gulp
1 1 (7.69%) MSTest
1 1 (7.69%) NUnit
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (61.54%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) HR Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) HR Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) MicroStrategy Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Salesforce Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Salesforce Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior MicroStrategy Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Veeva Architect
4 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Validation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Research Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Salesforce Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Veeva Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Visualforce
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Core
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) Sass
2 1 (7.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (23.08%) User Experience
4 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
4 2 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Analytics
2 4 (30.77%) Matrix Organization
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) Data Management
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) Memory Management
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Apex Code
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (15.38%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 2 (15.38%) Workday
3 1 (7.69%) SAP