Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 157 189
Rank change year-on-year -36 +32 -6
Contract jobs citing Life Science 24 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.42% 0.88% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.36% 2.61% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 15
North West median daily rate £350 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +9.15% -21.11%
10th Percentile £325 £187 £244
90th Percentile £375 £521 £403
England median daily rate £463 £438 £375
% change year-on-year +5.71% +16.67% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 2
North West median hourly rate - £16.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.49% -57.50%
England median hourly rate £37.50 £17.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +120.59% -43.33% -17.24%

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 1,762 1,842 2,482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.52% 33.91% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,057 1,108 1,458
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £192 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 120
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -20.69% +24.29%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £60.86 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £21.90 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% - +20.00%

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 23 April 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 -29 17 £350 +18.64% 7
Cheshire - 5 - - 1
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 15 (62.50%) Manufacturing
2 11 (45.83%) Project Management
3 7 (29.17%) Matrix Organization
4 6 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.83%) Legal
5 5 (20.83%) Change Management
5 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
5 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 5 (20.83%) Strategic Thinking
5 5 (20.83%) Project Planning
5 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (20.83%) Line Management
5 5 (20.83%) People Management
6 4 (16.67%) SAP EWM
6 4 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
6 4 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (16.67%) SAP
6 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 4 (16.67%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 4 (16.67%) CRM
6 4 (16.67%) SAP SD
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (12.50%) Windows
7 3 (12.50%) Case Management
7 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team Management

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 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) SAP EWM
1 4 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (16.67%) SAP SD
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
2 2 (8.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) BGP
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (4.17%) DWDM
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) OSPF
1 1 (4.17%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (62.50%) Manufacturing
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 5 (20.83%) Legal
4 2 (8.33%) Local Government
5 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (25.00%) HR Manager
3 4 (16.67%) SAP WM Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Implementation Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Project Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (4.17%) Project Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Project Management
2 7 (29.17%) Matrix Organization
3 5 (20.83%) Change Management
3 5 (20.83%) Line Management
3 5 (20.83%) People Management
3 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
3 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
3 5 (20.83%) Project Planning
3 5 (20.83%) Strategic Thinking
4 4 (16.67%) CRM
4 4 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.50%) Case Management
5 3 (12.50%) Matrix Management
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team Management
5 3 (12.50%) Workflow
6 2 (8.33%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.17%) CCIE
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.17%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
1 4 (16.67%) SAP
2 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) MuleSoft
4 1 (4.17%) Talend