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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
UK / England
Rank 468 529 518
Rank change year-on-year +61 -11  
Contract jobs citing Life Science 98 86 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.56% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 28 41
Median daily rate £424 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £506
% change year-on-year +1.93% -23.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 2
Median hourly rate £16.75 £15.95 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.01% -62.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £12.40 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £38.70 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -48.33%  

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 13286 15358 15065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.06% 31.30% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8613 10133 9192
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 523 637
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.43 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 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 +24 33 £408 -25.90% 7
London +32 24 £494 +31.66% 5
North West +23 22 £426 +44.49%
East of England +1 11 £313 -10.71% 5
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands +16 1 £440 +76.00% 1
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 65 (34.76%) Manufacturing
2 55 (29.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 40 (21.39%) SAP
4 39 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (20.32%) Degree
6 34 (18.18%) Project Management
7 26 (13.90%) Microsoft
8 23 (12.30%) Oracle
9 21 (11.23%) Windows
10 20 (10.70%) Migration
10 20 (10.70%) Scrum
11 19 (10.16%) SQL
12 18 (9.63%) Java
12 18 (9.63%) Active Directory
12 18 (9.63%) Finance
12 18 (9.63%) Validation
12 18 (9.63%) Change Management
13 17 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 16 (8.56%) Computer Science
14 16 (8.56%) QA
14 16 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (8.56%) TDD
14 16 (8.56%) ITIL
14 16 (8.56%) ERP
15 15 (8.02%) MS Excel
15 15 (8.02%) CRM
16 14 (7.49%) Data Management
17 13 (6.95%) VMware
17 13 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (6.95%) BDD

Life Science
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 10 (5.35%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.81%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.21%) Documentum
5 5 (2.67%) SAS
5 5 (2.67%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.60%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.07%) Apache
7 2 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.07%) IIS
7 2 (1.07%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.07%) nginx
8 1 (0.53%) Confluence
8 1 (0.53%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 15 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.88%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) S-PLUS
3 3 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (3.21%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (3.21%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (1.60%) SAP EHS
5 2 (1.07%) NetSuite
5 2 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (1.07%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (1.07%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.53%) Primavera
6 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.53%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.42%) SaaS
2 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.74%) Office 365
4 5 (2.67%) Veeva
4 5 (2.67%) Yammer
5 4 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle CX
6 2 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.53%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.74%) DNS
1 7 (3.74%) Firewall
2 5 (2.67%) VoIP
3 4 (2.14%) DHCP
3 4 (2.14%) HTTP
3 4 (2.14%) NAS
3 4 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.60%) Internet
5 2 (1.07%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.07%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.07%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.07%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.07%) LAN
5 2 (1.07%) LDAP
5 2 (1.07%) SAN
5 2 (1.07%) SSL
5 2 (1.07%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.53%) VPN
6 1 (0.53%) WAN
6 1 (0.53%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.28%) MySQL
3 7 (3.74%) Big Data
4 4 (2.14%) Spotfire
5 3 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.60%) GIS
5 3 (1.60%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.07%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (1.07%) DB2
6 2 (1.07%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.07%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.07%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.07%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.53%) QlikView
7 1 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.14%) JIRA
3 2 (1.07%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.07%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
General
1 65 (34.76%) Manufacturing
2 55 (29.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 18 (9.63%) Finance
4 8 (4.28%) Retail
5 7 (3.74%) Legal
5 7 (3.74%) Marketing
6 5 (2.67%) Back Office
7 3 (1.60%) Law
7 3 (1.60%) Publishing
8 1 (0.53%) Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Local Government
8 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (25.13%) Analyst
2 22 (11.76%) Developer
3 20 (10.70%) Business Analyst
4 19 (10.16%) Project Manager
5 15 (8.02%) Consultant
6 11 (5.88%) Architect
7 9 (4.81%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) SAP Consultant
9 7 (3.74%) Change Manager
10 6 (3.21%) Data Business Analyst
10 6 (3.21%) IT Analyst
10 6 (3.21%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.21%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.21%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.67%) Dynamics AX Consultant
11 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Consultant
11 5 (2.67%) Oracle Analyst
11 5 (2.67%) Quality Manager
11 5 (2.67%) Scala Developer
11 5 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.88%) XML
2 9 (4.81%) Web Services
3 7 (3.74%) COM
4 6 (3.21%) CSS
4 6 (3.21%) HTML
5 5 (2.67%) .NET
5 5 (2.67%) Akka
5 5 (2.67%) Django
5 5 (2.67%) Flask
5 5 (2.67%) Play Framework
6 4 (2.14%) React
6 4 (2.14%) REST
7 3 (1.60%) jQuery
7 3 (1.60%) Middleware
7 3 (1.60%) Redux
7 3 (1.60%) SAP Basis
8 2 (1.07%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.07%) LAMP
8 2 (1.07%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (1.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.56%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.81%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.21%) Linked Data
5 5 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.14%) Clustering
6 4 (2.14%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.60%) Biotechnology
7 3 (1.60%) LIMS
7 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.60%) NHS
7 3 (1.60%) User Experience
8 2 (1.07%) FMCG
8 2 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.07%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.07%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.53%) PMI
9 1 (0.53%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.23%) Windows
2 11 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (3.74%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.21%) Linux
5 6 (3.21%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.14%) Unix
7 3 (1.60%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.07%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) CentOS
9 1 (0.53%) Fedora
9 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.53%) SUSE
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (18.18%) Project Management
3 20 (10.70%) Migration
3 20 (10.70%) Scrum
4 18 (9.63%) Change Management
4 18 (9.63%) Validation
5 16 (8.56%) ERP
5 16 (8.56%) ITIL
5 16 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (8.56%) TDD
6 15 (8.02%) CRM
7 14 (7.49%) Data Management
8 13 (6.95%) Analytics
8 13 (6.95%) BDD
9 12 (6.42%) Business Analysis
9 12 (6.42%) Integration Testing
10 11 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (5.88%) Risk Management
11 10 (5.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.16%) SQL
2 18 (9.63%) Java
3 8 (4.28%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.28%) Python
4 6 (3.21%) C++
4 6 (3.21%) Scala
5 4 (2.14%) C#
5 4 (2.14%) PHP
5 4 (2.14%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.60%) C
6 3 (1.60%) Perl
6 3 (1.60%) R
7 2 (1.07%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.07%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.53%) C-shell
8 1 (0.53%) Ruby
8 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (20.32%) Degree
2 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.81%) MCSE
4 8 (4.28%) MCP
4 8 (4.28%) MCSA
5 3 (1.60%) PhD
5 3 (1.60%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.07%) MCITP
6 2 (1.07%) MOS
6 2 (1.07%) PMP
6 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.07%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.53%) CBAP
7 1 (0.53%) CCNA
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.56%) QA
2 7 (3.74%) SLA
3 6 (3.21%) GxP
4 5 (2.67%) PMO
5 3 (1.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (1.07%) CDISC
6 2 (1.07%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.53%) COBIT
7 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.53%) GAMP
7 1 (0.53%) GMP
7 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.60%) NFS
5 2 (1.07%) vCloud
6 1 (0.53%) Docker
6 1 (0.53%) Firmware
6 1 (0.53%) GPFS
6 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.53%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (1.07%) Ansible
1 2 (1.07%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.07%) OpenIDM
1 2 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (1.07%) Terraform
1 2 (1.07%) WSUS
2 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (21.39%) SAP
2 26 (13.90%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.30%) Oracle
4 13 (6.95%) VMware
5 8 (4.28%) Citrix
5 8 (4.28%) HP
5 8 (4.28%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (3.74%) Cisco
7 6 (3.21%) Polycom
8 5 (2.67%) Infor
9 4 (2.14%) hybris
9 4 (2.14%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.60%) Remedy
10 3 (1.60%) Tableau
10 3 (1.60%) webMethods
11 2 (1.07%) ForgeRock
11 2 (1.07%) Isilon
11 2 (1.07%) SaltStack
11 2 (1.07%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.07%) SolarWinds
Woking, Surrey
Experis Ltd
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