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 3 months to 28 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 391 420 409
Rank change year-on-year +29 -11  
Contract jobs citing Life Science 18 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.087% 0.065% 0.089%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 12
Median daily rate £550 £375 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.66% +26.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £332 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £636 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £370 £513
% change year-on-year -0.33% -27.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.52% -  
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7636 8432 8288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 37.09% 36.64% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5460 6068 5698
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 107 126
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +23.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.24%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in London

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in London over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Life Science in London

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Life Science in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 London region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 18 (39.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 16 (34.78%) Degree
3 12 (26.09%) SAP
3 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.57%) SQL
5 8 (17.39%) Java
5 8 (17.39%) Data Management
6 7 (15.22%) Scrum
6 7 (15.22%) TDD
6 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
6 7 (15.22%) Oracle
6 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
6 7 (15.22%) Python
6 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.04%) Big Data
7 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (13.04%) Windows
7 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
7 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (13.04%) Project Management
7 6 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (13.04%) Manufacturing
8 5 (10.87%) Retail
8 5 (10.87%) Document Management
8 5 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (10.87%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (10.87%) Business Development
8 5 (10.87%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (10.87%) COM

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 6 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.87%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.52%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.35%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.35%) nginx
4 2 (4.35%) SAS
5 1 (2.17%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.35%) WebTrends
3 1 (2.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.87%) Office 365
2 5 (10.87%) SaaS
2 5 (10.87%) Yammer
3 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.35%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (4.35%) Veeva
5 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) DNS
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
1 2 (4.35%) Kerberos
1 2 (4.35%) LDAP
1 2 (4.35%) SSL
1 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.17%) VoIP
2 1 (2.17%) VPN
2 1 (2.17%) VSAN
2 1 (2.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) Big Data
3 5 (10.87%) MySQL
4 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.17%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (2.17%) GIS
6 1 (2.17%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
2 2 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (39.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 5 (10.87%) Retail
4 4 (8.70%) Finance
5 3 (6.52%) Law
6 2 (4.35%) Legal
7 1 (2.17%) Marketing
7 1 (2.17%) Publishing
7 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Architect
1 8 (17.39%) Developer
2 7 (15.22%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Consultant
3 5 (10.87%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Python Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Python Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Information Governance Officer
5 3 (6.52%) Information Officer
5 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Scala Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Data Scientist
6 2 (4.35%) Regulatory Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) SAP Architect
6 2 (4.35%) SAP Enterprise Architect
6 2 (4.35%) SAP HR Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) COM
2 4 (8.70%) Django
2 4 (8.70%) Flask
2 4 (8.70%) Web Services
3 3 (6.52%) Akka
3 3 (6.52%) CSS
3 3 (6.52%) Play Framework
4 2 (4.35%) HTML
4 2 (4.35%) jQuery
4 2 (4.35%) LAMP
4 2 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (4.35%) React
4 2 (4.35%) Redux
4 2 (4.35%) REST
4 2 (4.35%) Symfony
4 2 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (2.17%) SAP PI
5 1 (2.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.70%) NHS
4 3 (6.52%) Linked Data
5 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.35%) e-Learning
5 2 (4.35%) FMCG
5 2 (4.35%) Learning Management System
6 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.17%) CentOS
4 1 (2.17%) Fedora
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) SUSE
4 1 (2.17%) Unix
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) Data Management
3 7 (15.22%) Scrum
3 7 (15.22%) TDD
4 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (13.04%) Project Management
5 5 (10.87%) Analytics
5 5 (10.87%) BDD
5 5 (10.87%) Business Development
5 5 (10.87%) Case Management
5 5 (10.87%) CRM
5 5 (10.87%) Document Management
5 5 (10.87%) Presales
6 4 (8.70%) Big Data Analytics
6 4 (8.70%) Change Management
6 4 (8.70%) Data Analytics
6 4 (8.70%) DevOps
6 4 (8.70%) Information Management
7 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 8 (17.39%) Java
3 7 (15.22%) Python
4 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.52%) Perl
5 3 (6.52%) Scala
6 2 (4.35%) PHP
6 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) C-shell
7 1 (2.17%) Julia
7 1 (2.17%) Ruby
7 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.35%) GxP
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) GMP
2 1 (2.17%) PMO
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.52%) NFS
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) vCloud
3 1 (2.17%) Docker
3 1 (2.17%) GPFS
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.17%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Ansible
1 2 (4.35%) OpenIDM
1 2 (4.35%) Terraform
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) SAP
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle
3 5 (10.87%) Infor
3 5 (10.87%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (6.52%) VMware
5 2 (4.35%) EMC
5 2 (4.35%) ForgeRock
5 2 (4.35%) Isilon
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.35%) SaltStack
5 2 (4.35%) Talend
6 1 (2.17%) Adobe
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) Informatica
6 1 (2.17%) Rockwell
6 1 (2.17%) Saba