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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
England / North West
Rank 111 133 124
Rank change year-on-year +22 -9  
Contract jobs citing Life Science 20 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.65% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.42% 2.02% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Median daily rate £413 £295 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.83% -20.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £201 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £351 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £387 £388 £513
% change year-on-year -0.19% -24.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.49% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.22% -63.52%  

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 827 1237 1060
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.80% 32.23% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 740 561
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 55 64
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +32.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 10 £250 -15.25%
Lancashire +19 4 £440 -
Cumbria - 3 - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 32 (91.43%) Manufacturing
2 14 (40.00%) SAP
2 14 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (31.43%) Windows
4 10 (28.57%) ITIL
4 10 (28.57%) Project Management
5 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
5 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (22.86%) VMware
6 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (22.86%) MCSE
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 7 (20.00%) Citrix
7 7 (20.00%) Finance
7 7 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
7 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (17.14%) Change Management
8 6 (17.14%) ERP
8 6 (17.14%) MCP
9 5 (14.29%) MCSA
9 5 (14.29%) MS Office
9 5 (14.29%) HP
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco
9 5 (14.29%) Firewall
9 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (14.29%) Polycom

Life Science
Top Related 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 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) DHCP
3 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
3 2 (5.71%) LAN
3 2 (5.71%) NAS
3 2 (5.71%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) VoIP
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) DB2
1 2 (5.71%) SAP BW
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
General
1 32 (91.43%) Manufacturing
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (11.43%) Back Office
4 3 (8.57%) Legal
5 2 (5.71%) Marketing
5 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Project Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Change Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Project Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Basis Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) SAP Basis
2 2 (5.71%) SAP TM
2 2 (5.71%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (11.43%) Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Robotics
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
1 10 (28.57%) Project Management
2 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
4 6 (17.14%) Change Management
4 6 (17.14%) ERP
5 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 5 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Workflow
6 4 (11.43%) Transition Management
7 3 (8.57%) CRM
7 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (5.71%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) ITSM
8 2 (5.71%) Line Management
8 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
8 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.71%) Service Management
8 2 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Java
1 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) MCSE
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.14%) MCP
3 5 (14.29%) MCSA
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) MCITP
5 1 (2.86%) CCNA
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
1 2 (5.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (5.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) SAP
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 7 (20.00%) Citrix
3 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) HP
4 5 (14.29%) Polycom
5 3 (8.57%) hybris
6 2 (5.71%) Atlassian
6 2 (5.71%) Kaseya
6 2 (5.71%) Kaspersky
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.71%) Symantec
6 2 (5.71%) Wyse
7 1 (2.86%) Apple
7 1 (2.86%) Intel
7 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow