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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
North West / Manchester
Rank 80 85 72
Rank change year-on-year +5 -13  
Contract jobs citing Life Science 10 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.77% 1.17% 1.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.36% 3.64% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Median daily rate £250 £295 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £201 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £351 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £387 £388 £513
% change year-on-year -0.19% -24.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £20.20 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.62% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -48.33%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 423 577 473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 32.36% 32.16% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 332 237
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £268 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 15
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +29.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Life Science in Manchester

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Life Science in Manchester

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 17 (85.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (30.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) SAP
3 5 (25.00%) Workflow
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 5 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (15.00%) SAP Basis
4 3 (15.00%) Finance
4 3 (15.00%) Legal
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Windows
4 3 (15.00%) SLA
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (10.00%) SAP BW
5 2 (10.00%) NetWeaver
5 2 (10.00%) Java
5 2 (10.00%) DB2
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (10.00%) LAN
5 2 (10.00%) VoIP
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery

Life Science
Top Related 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 2 (10.00%) NetWeaver
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) IBM Domino
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) DB2
1 2 (10.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 17 (85.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Legal
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Project Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SAP Basis Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SAP Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SAPUI5 Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Finance Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Finance Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) HR Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Project Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Rollout Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) SAP Basis
2 2 (10.00%) SAP TM
2 2 (10.00%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Robotics
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Workflow
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) ITSM
4 2 (10.00%) Line Management
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (10.00%) Wyse
3 1 (5.00%) Apple
3 1 (5.00%) Intel
3 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.00%) VMware