The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 504 555 578
Rank change year-on-year +51 +23  
Contract jobs citing Life Science 97 68 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.14% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.41% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 28 18
Median daily rate £450 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.03% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £575 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £338 £450
% change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Median hourly rate £26.25 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.03% -35.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 £11.80 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £43.50 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £14.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +84.21% -35.22%  

Life Science is in the generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14509 16515 16170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.55% 33.30% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9503 10997 10406
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 539 561
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.07 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Life Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in England

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in England

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Life Science in England

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Life Science in England

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Life Science in England

Life Science
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 Life Science within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +39 37 £450 -18.18% 2
North West +17 29 £450 +47.54% 8
London +13 21 £525 +23.52% 26
East of England -1 6 £325 - 12
West Midlands +21 2 - - 2
South West +3 1 £450 +33.33% 1
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 73 (37.44%) Manufacturing
2 66 (33.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 40 (20.51%) Project Management
4 38 (19.49%) SAP
5 31 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (14.36%) Oracle
7 25 (12.82%) Change Management
8 24 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (11.79%) Finance
9 23 (11.79%) Degree
10 22 (11.28%) QA
10 22 (11.28%) ITIL
11 20 (10.26%) Microsoft
11 20 (10.26%) Validation
12 19 (9.74%) SQL
12 19 (9.74%) Windows
12 19 (9.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 18 (9.23%) PRINCE2
14 17 (8.72%) Migration
15 16 (8.21%) Linux
16 15 (7.69%) ERP
16 15 (7.69%) Active Directory
17 14 (7.18%) Scrum
17 14 (7.18%) GxP
17 14 (7.18%) Web Services
17 14 (7.18%) Logistics
17 14 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (6.67%) Java
18 13 (6.67%) Remedy
19 12 (6.15%) Business Intelligence

Life Science
Co-occurring 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 10 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.10%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.08%) Documentum
5 4 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.05%) CMS
5 4 (2.05%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.54%) IIS
6 3 (1.54%) SAS
7 2 (1.03%) Apache
7 2 (1.03%) Confluence
7 2 (1.03%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.03%) nginx
7 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.03%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.51%) JBoss
8 1 (0.51%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.03%) S-PLUS
3 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (9.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (3.59%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.05%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (1.54%) SAP EHS
5 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.03%) SAP CRM
5 2 (1.03%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.51%) Primavera
6 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.51%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.51%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.13%) SaaS
2 9 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.56%) Veeva
4 4 (2.05%) Office 365
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle CX
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 2 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (1.03%) Yammer
6 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.51%) Force.com
6 1 (0.51%) IaaS
6 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.62%) Firewall
2 7 (3.59%) Internet
3 5 (2.56%) DNS
4 3 (1.54%) LAN
4 3 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.54%) VPN
5 2 (1.03%) DHCP
5 2 (1.03%) HTTP
5 2 (1.03%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.03%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.03%) LDAP
5 2 (1.03%) NAS
5 2 (1.03%) OSPF
5 2 (1.03%) SAN
5 2 (1.03%) SSL
5 2 (1.03%) VLAN
5 2 (1.03%) VoIP
5 2 (1.03%) WAN
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.59%) Big Data
3 7 (3.59%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.56%) GIS
4 5 (2.56%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.54%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (1.54%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.54%) MySQL
7 2 (1.03%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.03%) PowerCenter
7 2 (1.03%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.03%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.03%) Spotfire
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) QlikView
8 1 (0.51%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.10%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.08%) JIRA
3 5 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.03%) Vagrant
General
1 73 (37.44%) Manufacturing
2 66 (33.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 23 (11.79%) Finance
4 6 (3.08%) Back Office
4 6 (3.08%) Legal
5 4 (2.05%) Retail
6 3 (1.54%) Publishing
6 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.03%) Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (24.10%) Analyst
2 26 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 20 (10.26%) Business Analyst
4 17 (8.72%) Architect
5 16 (8.21%) Developer
6 15 (7.69%) Consultant
7 8 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.59%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.08%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (3.08%) Security Specialist
9 6 (3.08%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.56%) Business Change Manager
10 5 (2.56%) Change Analyst
10 5 (2.56%) Data Architect
10 5 (2.56%) IT Security Specialist
10 5 (2.56%) Oracle Analyst
10 5 (2.56%) Python Developer
10 5 (2.56%) Senior Python Developer
10 5 (2.56%) Service Analyst
10 5 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.18%) Web Services
2 7 (3.59%) HTML
3 6 (3.08%) Django
3 6 (3.08%) XML
4 5 (2.56%) .NET
4 5 (2.56%) CSS
5 4 (2.05%) Flask
6 3 (1.54%) Akka
6 3 (1.54%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.54%) HTML5
6 3 (1.54%) jQuery
6 3 (1.54%) Play Framework
6 3 (1.54%) REST
6 3 (1.54%) SAML
6 3 (1.54%) SAP Basis
7 2 (1.03%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.03%) LAMP
7 2 (1.03%) Middleware
7 2 (1.03%) SAP PI
7 2 (1.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.05%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.05%) LIMS
6 3 (1.54%) Biotechnology
6 3 (1.54%) Clustering
6 3 (1.54%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.03%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.03%) FMCG
7 2 (1.03%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.03%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.03%) Linked Data
7 2 (1.03%) NHS
7 2 (1.03%) PMI
8 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.74%) Windows
2 16 (8.21%) Linux
3 9 (4.62%) Windows 10
3 9 (4.62%) Windows 7
3 9 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.10%) AIX
5 6 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.05%) Unix
7 2 (1.03%) Android
7 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.51%) CentOS
8 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.51%) Project Management
2 31 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (12.82%) Change Management
4 24 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (11.28%) ITIL
6 20 (10.26%) Validation
7 18 (9.23%) PRINCE2
8 17 (8.72%) Migration
9 15 (7.69%) ERP
10 14 (7.18%) Logistics
10 14 (7.18%) Scrum
11 12 (6.15%) Analytics
11 12 (6.15%) Business Analysis
11 12 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (6.15%) CRM
11 12 (6.15%) Risk Management
12 11 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (5.13%) Line Management
13 10 (5.13%) TDD
14 9 (4.62%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.74%) SQL
2 13 (6.67%) Java
3 11 (5.64%) Python
4 8 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.56%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.05%) Scala
6 4 (2.05%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.54%) C
7 3 (1.54%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.03%) C#
8 2 (1.03%) Perl
8 2 (1.03%) PHP
8 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.03%) R
9 1 (0.51%) ABAP
9 1 (0.51%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.51%) C++
9 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 23 (11.79%) Degree
2 8 (4.10%) IRCA
2 8 (4.10%) MCSE
2 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.08%) MCP
4 5 (2.56%) MCSA
4 5 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.05%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.54%) CCNA
6 3 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.03%) CISSP
7 2 (1.03%) MCITP
7 2 (1.03%) PMP
8 1 (0.51%) CBAP
8 1 (0.51%) CCSP
8 1 (0.51%) CISA
8 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.51%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.28%) QA
2 14 (7.18%) GxP
3 8 (4.10%) SLA
4 6 (3.08%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.54%) CDISC
5 3 (1.54%) GAMP
6 2 (1.03%) ISO 13485
6 2 (1.03%) ISO 9000
6 2 (1.03%) PMO
7 1 (0.51%) GDPR
7 1 (0.51%) GMP
7 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.51%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.03%) NFS
4 2 (1.03%) vCloud
5 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.51%) Firmware
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.05%) Ansible
2 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.03%) OpenIDM
2 2 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.03%) Terraform
2 2 (1.03%) WSUS
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (19.49%) SAP
2 28 (14.36%) Oracle
3 20 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.67%) Remedy
5 11 (5.64%) VMware
6 7 (3.59%) Cisco
6 7 (3.59%) Citrix
6 7 (3.59%) HP
7 6 (3.08%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.56%) Polycom
8 5 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.56%) Talend
9 4 (2.05%) Google
9 4 (2.05%) hybris
9 4 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.54%) BMC
10 3 (1.54%) Informatica
10 3 (1.54%) Tableau
10 3 (1.54%) Twitter
11 2 (1.03%) EMC
London
Volt
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £450 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago