Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 151 169
Rank change year-on-year -38 +18 +22
Contract jobs citing Life Science 28 54 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.96% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.50% 2.87% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 20
North West median daily rate £400 £445 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +45.90% -18.67%
10th Percentile £295 £187 £252
90th Percentile £463 £538 £389
England median daily rate £450 £440 £381
% change year-on-year +2.27% +15.41% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 7
North West median hourly rate - £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -
England median hourly rate £37.25 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +132.81% +10.34% -42.00%

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 1,869 1,880 2,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.19% 33.26% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,095 1,124 1,508
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 125 125
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +16.16% +16.55%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.27
90th Percentile £54.10 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £22.95 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.69% -2.50% +11.11%

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 20 July 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 -32 20 £425 +74.90% 6
Lancashire -14 5 £350 -20.45%
Cheshire -10 3 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 23 (82.14%) Manufacturing
2 11 (39.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (39.29%) SAP
3 8 (28.57%) Project Management
4 7 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (17.86%) CRM
5 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
5 5 (17.86%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
6 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (14.29%) People Management
6 4 (14.29%) Line Management
6 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (14.29%) SaaS
6 4 (14.29%) VMware
6 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 4 (14.29%) Unix
6 4 (14.29%) NetWeaver
6 4 (14.29%) Middleware
6 4 (14.29%) EMC
6 4 (14.29%) Citrix
6 4 (14.29%) Change Management
6 4 (14.29%) Wyse
6 4 (14.29%) Workflow
6 4 (14.29%) Finance
6 4 (14.29%) Legal

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 4 (14.29%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Portal
Business Applications
1 11 (39.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (7.14%) SAP EWM
3 2 (7.14%) SAP SD
4 1 (3.57%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) BGP
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (3.57%) DWDM
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) OSPF
1 1 (3.57%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.57%) DB2
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (82.14%) Manufacturing
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.29%) HR Manager
3 4 (14.29%) ICT Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Storage Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle Applications Support
5 2 (7.14%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) SAP WM Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) ABAP Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Project Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 3 (10.71%) Web Dynpro
3 2 (7.14%) SAPUI5
4 1 (3.57%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Virtual Team
3 2 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Project Management
2 5 (17.86%) CRM
2 5 (17.86%) Matrix Organization
3 4 (14.29%) Change Management
3 4 (14.29%) Line Management
3 4 (14.29%) People Management
3 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
3 4 (14.29%) Workflow
4 3 (10.71%) Business Development
4 3 (10.71%) Case Management
4 3 (10.71%) Matrix Management
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
4 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
4 3 (10.71%) Virtual Team Management
5 2 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) ABAP
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.57%) CCIE
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) CISA
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) CISM
2 1 (3.57%) CISSP
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GDPR
1 1 (3.57%) IASME
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) SAP
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix
2 4 (14.29%) EMC
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
2 4 (14.29%) Wyse
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat