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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 15 August 2022 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
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 117 109 99
Rank change year-on-year -8 -10 +62
Contract jobs citing Life Science 17 22 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.68% 0.98% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.33% 2.94% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 4
10th Percentile £381 £333 £324
25th Percentile £438 £416 £341
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £400
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +21.88% -17.95%
75th Percentile £575 £588 £494
90th Percentile £600 £593 £528
England median daily rate £500 £470 £463
% change year-on-year +6.38% +1.62% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £32.50 - -
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.25 -
Median % change year-on-year +115.38% - -
75th Percentile £37.50 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £43.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +43.68% +123.08% -52.73%

Life Science is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 729 749 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.04% 33.33% 29.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 439 275
10th Percentile £181 £134 £206
25th Percentile £325 £213 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £375 £425
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -11.76% -5.56%
75th Percentile £594 £515 £518
90th Percentile £700 £575 £623
England median daily rate £550 £521 £500
% change year-on-year +5.57% +4.20% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 68 33
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.85 £18.43
25th Percentile £16.75 £16.44 £20.90
Median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +13.21% +65.63%
75th Percentile £51.82 £50.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £60.50 £60.00 £52.75
England median hourly rate £26.50 £24.18 £27.50
% change year-on-year +9.62% -12.09% +30.95%

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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -20 14 £513 +3.80% 14
Hertfordshire -1 2 £325 -13.33% 7
Norfolk +5 1 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 (52.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (41.18%) Degree
3 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
4 4 (23.53%) Biotechnology
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) SAS
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Python
5 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
5 3 (17.65%) Statistics
5 3 (17.65%) Agile
5 3 (17.65%) Analytics
5 3 (17.65%) DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) Kubernetes
5 3 (17.65%) PMO
5 3 (17.65%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (17.65%) Social Skills
6 2 (11.76%) Sprint Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Sprint Review
6 2 (11.76%) Power Platform
6 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.76%) GitLab
6 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (11.76%) R
6 2 (11.76%) JIRA
6 2 (11.76%) Legal
6 2 (11.76%) Migration

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 3 (17.65%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Power Platform
2 1 (5.88%) AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Azure
2 1 (5.88%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) PowerApps
2 1 (5.88%) Quay.io
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Hive
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (5.88%) Power BI
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) GitLab
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) RStudio
General
1 9 (52.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (17.65%) Social Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Finance
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (11.76%) Administrator
1 2 (11.76%) Analyst
1 2 (11.76%) DBA
1 2 (11.76%) Programmer
1 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
1 2 (11.76%) SAS Programmer
1 2 (11.76%) SAS Statistical Programmer
1 2 (11.76%) Scrum Master
1 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
1 2 (11.76%) Senior Programmer
1 2 (11.76%) Senior Project Manager
1 2 (11.76%) Senior SAS Programmer
1 2 (11.76%) Senior Statistical Programmer
1 2 (11.76%) Statistical Programmer
2 1 (5.88%) Data Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) Apollo GraphQL
2 1 (5.88%) D3.js
2 1 (5.88%) Dask
2 1 (5.88%) GraphQL
2 1 (5.88%) Highcharts JS
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) Material-UI
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) React
2 1 (5.88%) Redux
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Biotechnology
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.88%) Legacy Systems
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmacovigilance
2 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Solaris
2 1 (5.88%) VMS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) Agile
2 3 (17.65%) Analytics
2 3 (17.65%) DevOps
2 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
2 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Statistics
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
3 2 (11.76%) Sprint Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Sprint Review
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (5.88%) Data Entry
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) R
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) PMO
2 1 (5.88%) CDISC
2 1 (5.88%) GDPR
2 1 (5.88%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (5.88%) Terraform
2 1 (5.88%) VxRail
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Commvault
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) Planview
1 1 (5.88%) TOWER Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware