The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Biology skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Biology
UK / England
Rank 559 607 -
Rank change year-on-year +48 -  
Contract jobs citing Biology 7 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.016% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.020% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £438 £261 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +67.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £293 -
% change year-on-year +49.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.00 -

Biology is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34518 40706 39240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.29% 82.96% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22895 27022 24711
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1154
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Biology
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Biology as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Biology in England

Biology
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Biology in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Biology in England

Biology
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Biology in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Biology in England

Biology
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +13 4 £438 +49.57% 3
East of England -3 3 - - 4
Biology
UK

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Biology 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 England region with a requirement for Biology.

1 9 (60.00%) Life Science
2 8 (53.33%) Chemistry
2 8 (53.33%) Project Management
3 6 (40.00%) Bioinformatics
4 5 (33.33%) Ontologies
4 5 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) PhD
5 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (26.67%) Web Development
6 3 (20.00%) Linked Data
6 3 (20.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 3 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
6 3 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (13.33%) GxP
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) Perl
7 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (13.33%) Swing
7 2 (13.33%) Python
7 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
8 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
8 1 (6.67%) Physics
8 1 (6.67%) Logistics
8 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) User Stories
8 1 (6.67%) Line Management

Biology
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) S-PLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
General
1 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Project Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Life Science
2 3 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (20.00%) Linked Data
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Chemistry
1 8 (53.33%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) Bioinformatics
3 5 (33.33%) Ontologies
4 4 (26.67%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
5 3 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Computational Biology
7 1 (6.67%) Line Management
7 1 (6.67%) Logistics
7 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
7 1 (6.67%) Physics
7 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Perl
2 2 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) PhD
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) APMP
3 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) GxP
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 6 days ago
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The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 17 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 23 days ago