Period
to 21 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 21 October 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 128 126
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 -4
Contract jobs citing Life Science 16 12 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.52% 0.42% 0.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.63% 1.40% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 14
Manchester median daily rate £425 £243 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.90% -22.86% +96.88%
10th Percentile £338 £195 £270
90th Percentile £463 £475 £415
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £305
% change year-on-year - +31.15% -14.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Manchester median hourly rate - - £13.00
North West median hourly rate - £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +23.08% -

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 Manchester with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 982 857 1,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 31.67% 30.15% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 531 792
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £219 £188 £250
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 44 35
Manchester median hourly rate £23.15 £19.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.72% +32.20% +9.26%
10th Percentile £13.55 £11.78 £11.50
90th Percentile £32.50 £46.43 £33.70
North West median hourly rate £23.34 £22.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.09% +37.50% -5.88%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in Manchester

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in Manchester

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Life Science in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 11 (68.75%) Manufacturing
2 8 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (50.00%) SAP
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
4 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (25.00%) EMC
4 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) NetWeaver
4 4 (25.00%) Unix
4 4 (25.00%) Middleware
4 4 (25.00%) Wyse
4 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) SAP BW
5 3 (18.75%) Web Dynpro
5 3 (18.75%) Business Development
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) SAPUI5
6 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) ABAP
6 2 (12.50%) Workflow
7 1 (6.25%) Finance
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.25%) CCTV
7 1 (6.25%) Web Development
7 1 (6.25%) SAP Portal
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (25.00%) NetWeaver
2 1 (6.25%) SAP Portal
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SAP BW
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (68.75%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) ICT Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Storage Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) ABAP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Communications Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Intranet Developer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Portal Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Basis Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Portal Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 3 (18.75%) Web Dynpro
3 2 (12.50%) SAPUI5
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) CCTV
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (18.75%) Business Development
3 2 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Biology
4 1 (6.25%) Content Development
4 1 (6.25%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) ABAP
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) KVM
2 1 (6.25%) QEMU
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) SAP
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) EMC
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Wyse
3 1 (6.25%) Ariba
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow