Period
to 22 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 22 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 175 195
Rank change year-on-year -15 +20 +2
Contract jobs citing Life Science 21 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.50% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.19% 1.66% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 20
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.15% -14.57%
10th Percentile £295 £216 £285
90th Percentile £463 £538 £408
England median daily rate £438 £450 £419
% change year-on-year -2.78% +7.46% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
North West median hourly rate - £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -
England median hourly rate £36.50 £19.30 £14.00
% change year-on-year +89.17% +37.82% -60.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,771 1,691 2,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.84% 30.14% 33.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,014 1,070 1,506
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £213 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £557
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 87 100
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% +37.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.31 £11.48
90th Percentile £51.25 £55.00 £47.39
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the North West

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in the North West

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Life Science in the North West

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Manchester -1 16 £425 +74.90% 3
Lancashire -22 5 £350 +47.37%
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 16 (76.19%) Manufacturing
2 9 (42.86%) SAP
2 9 (42.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
5 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (19.05%) Wyse
5 4 (19.05%) CRM
5 4 (19.05%) EMC
5 4 (19.05%) Citrix
5 4 (19.05%) Unix
5 4 (19.05%) NetWeaver
5 4 (19.05%) Middleware
5 4 (19.05%) VMware
6 3 (14.29%) SAP BW
6 3 (14.29%) Web Dynpro
6 3 (14.29%) Business Development
7 2 (9.52%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (9.52%) SAPUI5
7 2 (9.52%) Degree
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (9.52%) Workflow
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (19.05%) NetWeaver
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Portal
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (42.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (4.76%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (76.19%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) ICT Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Storage Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Applications Support
4 2 (9.52%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) ABAP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Intranet Developer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Middleware
2 3 (14.29%) Web Dynpro
3 2 (9.52%) SAPUI5
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
4 1 (4.76%) jQuery
4 1 (4.76%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) CCTV
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) CRM
1 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (14.29%) Business Development
3 2 (9.52%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Workflow
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Biology
4 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security Governance
4 1 (4.76%) ISMS
4 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Test Management
4 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) ABAP
1 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
1 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) CISA
2 1 (4.76%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GDPR
1 1 (4.76%) IASME
1 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) KVM
3 1 (4.76%) QEMU
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) SAP
2 4 (19.05%) Citrix
2 4 (19.05%) EMC
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
2 4 (19.05%) Wyse
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Ariba
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow