The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 30 April 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 60 -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.13% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £506
% change year-on-year +1.35% -26.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +1.58% -28.40%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 219 238 242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 37.82% 31.69% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 119 124
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £258 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.71 £37.50 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in Hertfordshire

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Life Science in Hertfordshire