Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 193 196
Rank change year-on-year +21 +3 -28
Contract jobs citing Life Science 29 35 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.75% 1.56% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 16
North West median daily rate £350 £305 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -14.33% -3.13%
10th Percentile £215 £282 £155
90th Percentile £538 £404 £475
England median daily rate £475 £425 £359
% change year-on-year +11.76% +18.55% -10.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% - -
England median hourly rate £19.30 £14.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +33.07% -65.88% +157.58%

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 1661 2248 2399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.22% 32.60% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 1436 1419
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 88 111
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £17.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.40% -3.40% +15.60%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.39 £45.72 £45.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.46% +5.72%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 November 2017. 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 +10 13 £250 -22.48%
Cheshire +13 6 £525 +75.00% 1
Lancashire - 5 £238 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Cumbria -3 1 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 22 (75.86%) Manufacturing
2 9 (31.03%) SAP
2 9 (31.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (24.14%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 7 (24.14%) ERP
3 7 (24.14%) Project Management
4 6 (20.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
5 5 (17.24%) CRM
5 5 (17.24%) Linux
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle
5 5 (17.24%) Degree
6 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.79%) Python
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
6 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
7 3 (10.34%) IT Strategy
7 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
7 3 (10.34%) Ansible
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
7 3 (10.34%) Change Management
7 3 (10.34%) SAP BW
7 3 (10.34%) NetWeaver
7 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.34%) Java

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 3 (10.34%) NetWeaver
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (31.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (10.34%) SAP ERP
2 3 (10.34%) SAP SRM
3 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (6.90%) SAP CRM
4 1 (3.45%) Maximo
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (3.45%) SAP CO
4 1 (3.45%) SAP FI
4 1 (3.45%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (3.45%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (3.45%) SAP MDM
4 1 (3.45%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) PaaS
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DHCP
1 1 (3.45%) DNS
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
1 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
1 1 (3.45%) NAS
1 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SAP BW
2 2 (6.90%) DB2
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (75.86%) Manufacturing
2 7 (24.14%) Finance
3 6 (20.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (10.34%) Legal
5 2 (6.90%) Local Government
6 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) SAP Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) SAP Basis Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Transformation Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications Support
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) SAP Basis
3 1 (3.45%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.90%) PMI
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ERP
1 7 (24.14%) Project Management
2 5 (17.24%) CRM
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
4 3 (10.34%) Change Management
4 3 (10.34%) IT Strategy
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (6.90%) Business Transformation
5 2 (6.90%) Change Control
5 2 (6.90%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (6.90%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (6.90%) Network Management
5 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management
5 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Python
2 3 (10.34%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) ABAP
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) MCSE
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.45%) MCITP
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) MCSA
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.45%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Ansible
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) SAP
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) IFS
5 1 (3.45%) Kaseya
5 1 (3.45%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.45%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.45%) Polycom
5 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec
5 1 (3.45%) Talend