Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 185 195
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 -32
Contract jobs citing Life Science 22 21 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.39% 1.06% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 19
North West median daily rate £350 £320 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -10.36% -10.75%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £155
90th Percentile £375 £419 £463
England median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
North West median hourly rate - £22.50 -
England median hourly rate £19.90 £16.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +20.59% -52.86% +112.12%

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 1,588 1,976 2,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.24% 32.24% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 1,266 1,471
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £187 £233 £213
90th Percentile £591 £581 £550
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.23% +1.65% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 86 125
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -8.57% +6.06%
10th Percentile £12.77 £11.13 £12.05
90th Percentile £59.25 £46.13 £43.77
England median hourly rate £21.70 £20.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.23% +4.10% +14.29%

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 24 January 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 +5 12 £350 +9.38% 9
Lancashire - 4 - - 1
Cheshire -4 2 - - 3
Merseyside - 2 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 17 (77.27%) Manufacturing
2 9 (40.91%) SAP
2 9 (40.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (18.18%) SAP Implementation
4 4 (18.18%) ERP
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Finance
4 4 (18.18%) Legal
5 3 (13.64%) Workflow
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) CRM
5 3 (13.64%) SAP BW
5 3 (13.64%) NetWeaver
5 3 (13.64%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) SAP ERP
5 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 3 (13.64%) SAP SRM
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.64%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.09%) SAP EWM

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 (13.64%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 9 (40.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (13.64%) SAP ERP
2 3 (13.64%) SAP SRM
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (9.09%) SAP EWM
3 2 (9.09%) SAP SD
4 1 (4.55%) Maximo
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
4 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
4 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (4.55%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (4.55%) SAP MDM
4 1 (4.55%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SAP BW
2 2 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (4.55%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (77.27%) Manufacturing
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Local Government
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) SAP Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) HR Manager
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Basis Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) SAP WM Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) HR Coordinator
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications Support
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Project Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SAP FI Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Basis
2 1 (4.55%) SAP XI
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ERP
1 4 (18.18%) Project Management
1 4 (18.18%) SAP Implementation
2 3 (13.64%) CRM
2 3 (13.64%) Matrix Organization
2 3 (13.64%) Workflow
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
4 1 (4.55%) Data Flow Diagram
4 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.55%) Demand Management
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (4.55%) Line Management
4 1 (4.55%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (4.55%) People Management
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
1 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) ABAP
2 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.55%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) SAP
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) IFS
5 1 (4.55%) MuleSoft
5 1 (4.55%) Talend