Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 606 527 554
Rank change year-on-year -79 +27 +29
Contract jobs citing Life Science 29 65 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.063% 0.16% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.43% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 45 20
London median daily rate £490 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +24.14% -9.38%
10th Percentile £385 £292 £207
90th Percentile £638 £554 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
London median hourly rate £14.00 - £34.00
10th Percentile £13.00 - £29.50
90th Percentile £15.00 - £38.50
England median hourly rate £19.90 £16.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +20.59% -57.42% +134.85%

Life Science is in the Generic IT 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 IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,497 15,042 16,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.20% 36.26% 37.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,706 10,571 11,485
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £312 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £656 £650
England median daily rate £451 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.28% +1.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 254 276
London median hourly rate £21.90 £21.37 £20.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.18% +16.17%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.92 £12.01
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.09 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.79 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.74% +5.00% +14.29%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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

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 21 January 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London -16 5 £475 +26.67% 5
West London -29 2 £388 -16.22% 1
East London - 1 £390 - 7
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 9 (31.03%) Python
1 9 (31.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) Hadoop
3 7 (24.14%) Big Data
4 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) Degree
5 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
5 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) MySQL
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle
5 5 (17.24%) ETL
5 5 (17.24%) Analytics
5 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
5 5 (17.24%) Vagrant
5 5 (17.24%) Ansible
5 5 (17.24%) SaltStack
5 5 (17.24%) MongoDB
5 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
5 5 (17.24%) nginx
5 5 (17.24%) DevOps
5 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
5 5 (17.24%) Terraform
5 5 (17.24%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (17.24%) Cloud Operations
6 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (13.79%) Data Integration

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 5 (17.24%) nginx
2 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 2 (6.90%) Apache Spark
3 2 (6.90%) Confluence
3 2 (6.90%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (3.45%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (6.90%) SaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
1 2 (6.90%) Kerberos
1 2 (6.90%) SSL
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) Skype
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Big Data
1 7 (24.14%) Hadoop
2 5 (17.24%) MongoDB
2 5 (17.24%) MySQL
3 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
3 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.34%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (10.34%) PowerCenter
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.90%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (3.45%) Pentaho
6 1 (3.45%) Power BI
6 1 (3.45%) SAP HANA
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.45%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
1 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
1 5 (17.24%) Vagrant
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (31.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
3 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
4 3 (10.34%) Finance
4 3 (10.34%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) German Language
5 1 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Architect
2 5 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Data Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Developer
4 3 (10.34%) DevOps Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Data Scientist
5 2 (6.90%) Designer
5 2 (6.90%) ETL Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Graphic Designer
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.45%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (10.34%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (10.34%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) LAMP
3 2 (6.90%) LDAP
3 2 (6.90%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (6.90%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) D3.js
4 1 (3.45%) J2EE
4 1 (3.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Algorithms
2 3 (10.34%) Cloud Native
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.45%) FMCG
3 1 (3.45%) LIMS
3 1 (3.45%) Linked Data
3 1 (3.45%) Semantic Web
3 1 (3.45%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) Analytics
2 5 (17.24%) Cloud Operations
2 5 (17.24%) DevOps
2 5 (17.24%) ETL
3 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.79%) Data Integration
3 4 (13.79%) Machine Learning
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.34%) Data Extraction
4 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.34%) Information Architecture
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (10.34%) Scrum
4 3 (10.34%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) TDD
4 3 (10.34%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Python
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.90%) Perl
4 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) Gremlin
5 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) Julia
5 1 (3.45%) R
5 1 (3.45%) Scala
5 1 (3.45%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) PhD
2 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMP
3 1 (3.45%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.90%) QA
3 1 (3.45%) GDPR
3 1 (3.45%) GxP
3 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) HDFS
2 2 (6.90%) NFS
2 2 (6.90%) OpenDJ
2 2 (6.90%) OpenIDM
2 2 (6.90%) vCloud
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) IAG
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Ansible
1 5 (17.24%) Terraform
2 3 (10.34%) Salt
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
1 5 (17.24%) SaltStack
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Informatica
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) Talend
4 2 (6.90%) Adobe
4 2 (6.90%) EMC
4 2 (6.90%) ForgeRock
4 2 (6.90%) Isilon
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.90%) TOWER Software
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Cognizant
5 1 (3.45%) LabWare
5 1 (3.45%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (3.45%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.45%) Tableau