Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 178 170
Rank change year-on-year +20 -8 -12
Contract jobs citing Life Science 28 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.66% 0.38% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.01% 1.14% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 8
East of England median daily rate £450 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +16.92% -20.25%
10th Percentile £300 £309 £300
90th Percentile £613 £407 £446
England median daily rate £405 £475 £431
% change year-on-year -14.79% +10.14% +21.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
East of England median hourly rate £33.38 £22.70 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.03% +37.58% -52.86%
10th Percentile £19.04 £21.35 £15.75
90th Percentile £49.01 £24.05 £17.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year +12.54% +51.71% -40.58%

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 1,393 1,584 1,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.78% 33.57% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 935 780
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +21.43% -9.68%
10th Percentile £205 £207 £180
90th Percentile £596 £579 £543
England median daily rate £475 £454 £433
% change year-on-year +4.68% +4.91% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 82 104
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £22.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.82% +7.62% -6.15%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.86 £11.32
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.38 £47.35
England median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £19.90
% change year-on-year -4.65% +8.07% -0.53%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 +28 22 £450 +16.88% 31
Essex - 3 - - 2
Hertfordshire +4 2 £500 +33.33% 11
East Anglia - 1 - - 1
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 (42.86%) Degree
2 11 (39.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (35.71%) Project Management
4 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.00%) Manufacturing
6 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
8 4 (14.29%) Validation
8 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 4 (14.29%) Python
8 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 4 (14.29%) Web Application Development
8 4 (14.29%) Data Science
9 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (10.71%) SDLC
9 3 (10.71%) Dashboard Development
9 3 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (10.71%) Tableau
9 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
9 3 (10.71%) Cognos Report Studio
9 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.71%) Biology
9 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
9 3 (10.71%) Pharmacovigilance
9 3 (10.71%) Spotfire
9 3 (10.71%) QlikView
9 3 (10.71%) jQuery

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.57%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (3.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Cognos Report Studio
1 3 (10.71%) QlikView
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
1 3 (10.71%) Spotfire
2 2 (7.14%) EDMS
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (39.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.71%) Publishing
4 2 (7.14%) Electronics
4 2 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Cognos Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Junior
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Data Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Data Science Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Data Scientist
6 2 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Junior Data Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Junior Data Scientist
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
1 3 (10.71%) jQuery
2 2 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) JMS
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) WSDL
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (10.71%) Pharmacovigilance
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Biotechnology
3 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.57%) LIMS
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Project Management
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 4 (14.29%) Data Science
5 4 (14.29%) Validation
5 4 (14.29%) Web Application Development
6 3 (10.71%) Biology
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.71%) Dashboard Development
6 3 (10.71%) DNA
6 3 (10.71%) ERP
6 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
6 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.71%) Quality Management
6 3 (10.71%) SDLC
6 3 (10.71%) TDD
6 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 4 (14.29%) Python
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) C
3 2 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (10.71%) ISEB
3 2 (7.14%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (3.57%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) GMP
2 2 (7.14%) GxP
2 2 (7.14%) PMO
3 1 (3.57%) ISO 13485
3 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Cognos
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
1 3 (10.71%) Tableau
2 1 (3.57%) Altera
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow