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 22 June 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 73 82
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9  
Contract jobs citing Life Science 20 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.45% 1.53% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.13% 4.67% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 0
Median daily rate £236 £305 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.62% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £338 £500
% change year-on-year +33.33% -32.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £13.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +14.28% -34.88%  

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 390 600 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 28.32% 32.73% 26.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 332 222
Median daily rate £389 £400 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +19.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 16
Median hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.72% +11.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £23.95 £18.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

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 22 June 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 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 22 June 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 23 (79.31%) Manufacturing
2 9 (31.03%) Project Management
3 8 (27.59%) Finance
4 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
4 7 (24.14%) Windows
5 6 (20.69%) People Management
6 5 (17.24%) Line Management
6 5 (17.24%) ServiceNow
6 5 (17.24%) ITSM
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 5 (17.24%) SLA
6 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (13.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.79%) SAP
7 4 (13.79%) Service Management
7 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
8 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.34%) Change Management
8 3 (10.34%) Workflow
8 3 (10.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (10.34%) LAN
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
8 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
9 2 (6.90%) SaaS

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 2 (6.90%) IBM Domino
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.45%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) VoIP
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) RFID
3 1 (3.45%) VLAN
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) DB2
1 1 (3.45%) EDRMS
1 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (79.31%) Manufacturing
2 8 (27.59%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (6.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Project Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Packager
4 2 (6.90%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Finance Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Head of Operations
5 1 (3.45%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.45%) Project Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.45%) SAP Basis Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) SAP Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Finance Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior IT Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) HTML5
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Basis
1 2 (6.90%) SAPUI5
2 1 (3.45%) Material Design
2 1 (3.45%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Internet of Things
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) CMDB
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) PMI
2 1 (3.45%) Robotics
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.90%) Android
4 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Project Management
2 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
3 6 (20.69%) People Management
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 5 (17.24%) ITSM
4 5 (17.24%) Line Management
5 4 (13.79%) Service Management
5 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Change Management
6 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Workflow
7 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.90%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (6.90%) Service Design
7 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) ABAP
1 1 (3.45%) C
1 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) CCSP
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
2 1 (3.45%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) ServiceNow
2 4 (13.79%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) Wyse
5 1 (3.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Google
5 1 (3.45%) Intel
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Xamarin