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 28 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 127 139
Rank change year-on-year +20 +12  
Contract jobs citing Life Science 29 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 0.85% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.11% 2.68% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 2
Median daily rate £450 £305 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.54% -32.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £270 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £401 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £338 £450
% change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £14.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +81.03% -35.55%  

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 932 1194 925
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.56% 31.67% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 903 680
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 73 75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.05 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.39 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +8 19 £236 -22.62% 3
Cheshire +12 5 £438 +18.24% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 42 (82.35%) Manufacturing
2 17 (33.33%) Project Management
3 16 (31.37%) SAP
3 16 (31.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (29.41%) Windows
5 14 (27.45%) Finance
6 13 (25.49%) Change Management
7 12 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (23.53%) ITIL
8 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
9 9 (17.65%) PRINCE2
9 9 (17.65%) Windows 10
10 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
10 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
10 8 (15.69%) MCSE
10 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
10 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
10 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (15.69%) VMware
11 7 (13.73%) Firewall
11 7 (13.73%) Citrix
11 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (13.73%) SAP Implementation
12 6 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (11.76%) Transition Management
12 6 (11.76%) People Management
12 6 (11.76%) SLA

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 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.92%) IBM Domino
3 2 (3.92%) IIS
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) Confluence
4 1 (1.96%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (31.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.92%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.96%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.96%) IaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Firewall
2 3 (5.88%) DNS
2 3 (5.88%) LAN
3 2 (3.92%) DHCP
3 2 (3.92%) Internet
3 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.92%) NAS
3 2 (3.92%) SAN
3 2 (3.92%) VLAN
3 2 (3.92%) VoIP
3 2 (3.92%) WAN
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.96%) Network Security
4 1 (1.96%) OSPF
4 1 (1.96%) RFID
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.96%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.96%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.92%) JIRA
General
1 42 (82.35%) Manufacturing
2 14 (27.45%) Finance
3 6 (11.76%) Back Office
3 6 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Project Manager
3 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Change Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Service Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) IT Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Developer
5 3 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Applications Packager
6 2 (3.92%) Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) IT Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Transformation Analyst
7 1 (1.96%) iOS Android Developer
7 1 (1.96%) ITSM Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) HTML
1 2 (3.92%) HTML5
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Basis
1 2 (3.92%) SAPUI5
2 1 (1.96%) Material Design
2 1 (1.96%) SAP TM
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.92%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) CMDB
5 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) PMI
5 1 (1.96%) Robotics
5 1 (1.96%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
4 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.84%) Linux
6 2 (3.92%) Android
6 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Project Management
2 13 (25.49%) Change Management
3 12 (23.53%) ITIL
3 12 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 7 (13.73%) SAP Implementation
6 6 (11.76%) ERP
6 6 (11.76%) People Management
6 6 (11.76%) Transition Management
7 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.80%) ITSM
7 5 (9.80%) Line Management
7 5 (9.80%) Logistics
8 4 (7.84%) CRM
8 4 (7.84%) Service Management
9 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.88%) Migration
9 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Python
2 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.96%) ABAP
3 1 (1.96%) C
3 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) MCSE
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.76%) MCP
3 5 (9.80%) MCSA
3 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.92%) CCNA
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.92%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) MCITP
5 1 (1.96%) CCSP
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) GDPR
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Ansible
1 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (3.92%) WSUS
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) SAP
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) VMware
3 7 (13.73%) Citrix
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
5 5 (9.80%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) Polycom
5 5 (9.80%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.92%) hybris
7 2 (3.92%) Kaseya
7 2 (3.92%) Kaspersky
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle
7 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.92%) Symantec
7 2 (3.92%) Wyse
8 1 (1.96%) Google
8 1 (1.96%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.96%) Xamarin