Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 23 May 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 > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 524 458 414
Rank change year-on-year -66 -44 +151
Contract jobs citing Life Science 53 14 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.058% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 5
10th Percentile £464 £437 £425
25th Percentile £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £586 £500
Median % change year-on-year -6.06% +17.10% -2.44%
75th Percentile £638 £637 £528
90th Percentile £913 £725 £536
England median daily rate £518 £465 £408
% change year-on-year +11.29% +14.11% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
10th Percentile - £32.75 -
25th Percentile £56.25 £36.13 -
Median hourly rate £62.50 £43.50 £60.00
Median % change year-on-year +43.68% -27.50% +7.14%
75th Percentile £75.00 £47.75 -
90th Percentile - £49.25 -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £43.75 £22.82
% change year-on-year +42.86% +91.72% -48.14%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,292 8,280 6,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.73% 34.11% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,742 5,782 4,846
10th Percentile £400 £350 £313
25th Percentile £485 £431 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £545 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.09% +3.81% -
75th Percentile £713 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £738 £738
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 141 113
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.06 £13.60
25th Percentile £23.91 £20.66 £18.00
Median hourly rate £43.75 £32.00 £32.25
Median % change year-on-year +36.72% -0.78% +29.00%
75th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.75
90th Percentile £67.88 £60.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £26.74 £25.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.84% +14.44% +7.14%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in London

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Life Science in London.

Daily rate trend for Life Science in London

Life Science
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Life Science in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Life Science in London

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Life Science in London.

Hourly rate trend for Life Science in London

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 23 May 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
West London - 8 £875 - 5
Central London -28 6 £550 - 7
East London - 2 - - 4
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 London region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 22 (41.51%) Agile
2 18 (33.96%) Pharmaceutical
3 16 (30.19%) Project Management
4 14 (26.42%) AWS
5 13 (24.53%) Analytics
5 13 (24.53%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (22.64%) Degree
7 10 (18.87%) DevOps
8 8 (15.09%) Amazon S3
8 8 (15.09%) Tableau
8 8 (15.09%) Visualisation
8 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (15.09%) SQL
9 7 (13.21%) Marketing
9 7 (13.21%) Data Governance
9 7 (13.21%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (13.21%) Amazon EMR
9 7 (13.21%) Data Engineering
9 7 (13.21%) Social Skills
9 7 (13.21%) Data Pipeline
10 6 (11.32%) PySpark
10 6 (11.32%) Project Delivery
10 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (11.32%) Data Quality
10 6 (11.32%) Programme Management
10 6 (11.32%) Change Management
10 6 (11.32%) Automotive
11 5 (9.43%) Finance
11 5 (9.43%) Python
11 5 (9.43%) ETL

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (5.66%) CMS
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (3.77%) SAS
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.77%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.89%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) AWS
2 8 (15.09%) Amazon S3
3 7 (13.21%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (9.43%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (7.55%) Veeva
6 3 (5.66%) Amazon SageMaker
6 3 (5.66%) Asana
7 2 (3.77%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (3.77%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 2 (3.77%) GitHub
7 2 (3.77%) SaaS
8 1 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.89%) Azure
8 1 (1.89%) Basecamp
8 1 (1.89%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.89%) GCP
8 1 (1.89%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (1.89%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
1 1 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) Tableau
2 7 (13.21%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (9.43%) Amazon Athena
4 4 (7.55%) MySQL
5 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.77%) Base SAS
6 2 (3.77%) Big Data
6 2 (3.77%) Metadata
6 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.89%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.89%) Bigtable
7 1 (1.89%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.89%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.89%) HBase
7 1 (1.89%) Looker
7 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) JIRA
2 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.77%) MLflow
3 2 (3.77%) Spinnaker
4 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (33.96%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (13.21%) Marketing
2 7 (13.21%) Social Skills
3 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.32%) Automotive
4 5 (9.43%) Finance
5 3 (5.66%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (5.66%) Retail
5 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.77%) Wearables
7 1 (1.89%) French Language
7 1 (1.89%) Front Office
7 1 (1.89%) German Language
7 1 (1.89%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.89%) Law
7 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.89%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (1.89%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (13.21%) Architect
2 6 (11.32%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (7.55%) Security Manager
3 4 (7.55%) Technical Leader
4 3 (5.66%) Developer
4 3 (5.66%) IT Manager
4 3 (5.66%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (5.66%) Programme Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Analytics Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Data Analytics Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Data Architect
5 2 (3.77%) Programmer
5 2 (3.77%) Resource Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Senior Programmer
5 2 (3.77%) Senior Statistical Programmer
5 2 (3.77%) Statistical Programmer
5 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
5 2 (3.77%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) PySpark
2 3 (5.66%) Kafka
3 2 (3.77%) Web Services
4 1 (1.89%) .NET
4 1 (1.89%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (1.89%) Django
4 1 (1.89%) GraphQL
4 1 (1.89%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) NumPy
4 1 (1.89%) REST
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Renewable Energy
2 4 (7.55%) Biotechnology
2 4 (7.55%) FMCG
3 3 (5.66%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.66%) NHS
4 2 (3.77%) Blog
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.77%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.89%) BBC
5 1 (1.89%) BYOD
5 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.89%) Podcast
5 1 (1.89%) Social Media
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile
2 16 (30.19%) Project Management
3 13 (24.53%) Analytics
3 13 (24.53%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (18.87%) DevOps
5 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (15.09%) Visualisation
6 7 (13.21%) Data Engineering
6 7 (13.21%) Data Governance
6 7 (13.21%) Data Pipeline
7 6 (11.32%) Change Management
7 6 (11.32%) Programme Management
7 6 (11.32%) Project Delivery
8 5 (9.43%) Asset Management
8 5 (9.43%) Data Science
8 5 (9.43%) ETL
8 5 (9.43%) Migration
8 5 (9.43%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (7.55%) Business Change Management
9 4 (7.55%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) Python
3 2 (3.77%) SAS Macro
4 1 (1.89%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) CISM
2 1 (1.89%) CISSP
2 1 (1.89%) HND
2 1 (1.89%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.89%) PMP
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.66%) Good Clinical Practice
2 3 (5.66%) GxP
3 1 (1.89%) GRC
3 1 (1.89%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.77%) Grafana
3 1 (1.89%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.89%) Packer
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) Informatica
4 2 (3.77%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.77%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.89%) Cadence
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco
5 1 (1.89%) Google
5 1 (1.89%) IFS
5 1 (1.89%) VMware