Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 176 164
Rank change year-on-year +1 -12 +39
Contract jobs citing Life Science 18 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.22% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.13% 0.72% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
East of England median daily rate £338 £338 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.18% -16.84%
10th Percentile £224 £300 £325
90th Percentile £403 £491 £509
England median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
East of England median hourly rate £22.70 £16.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.58% -52.86% -
10th Percentile £21.35 £15.75 £32.50
90th Percentile £24.05 £17.25 £37.50
England median hourly rate £19.90 £16.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +20.59% -57.42% +134.85%

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 1,593 1,397 1,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.42% 30.94% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 773 782
East of England median daily rate £413 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £206 £166 £190
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% +1.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 119 183
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +62.60% +3.11%
10th Percentile £10.46 £11.33 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.38 £47.50 £48.50
England median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%

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 19 January 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
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 19 January 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 13 £338 - 20
Hertfordshire - 5 - - 4
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Life Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
2 8 (44.44%) Project Management
3 7 (38.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
5 5 (27.78%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (27.78%) Migration
5 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) webMethods
6 4 (22.22%) ERP
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 3 (16.67%) Release Management
7 3 (16.67%) QA
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (16.67%) Veeva
7 3 (16.67%) Visualforce
7 3 (16.67%) Apex Code
7 3 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (11.11%) DevOps
8 2 (11.11%) Twitter
8 2 (11.11%) Analytics
8 2 (11.11%) WebDriver

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 2 (11.11%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Veeva
2 2 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Selenium
1 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (38.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Project Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Salesforce Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Veeva Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) ERP Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Salesforce Solution Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Visualforce
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) e-Learning
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmacovigilance
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Project Management
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) ERP
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) Change Management
5 3 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Release Management
6 2 (11.11%) Analytics
6 2 (11.11%) DevOps
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) QA Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Apex Code
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.56%) GAMP
2 1 (5.56%) GCP
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (22.22%) webMethods
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (11.11%) Tableau
4 2 (11.11%) Twitter
5 1 (5.56%) Google