Period
to 18 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 90 -
Rank change year-on-year -7 - +100
Contract jobs citing Life Science 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.20% 0.079% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Reading median daily rate £575 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.29% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £575 £444 £420
% change year-on-year +29.58% +5.65% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 456 427 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 30.52% 33.84% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 248 238
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £190 £205 £188
90th Percentile £624 £550 £577
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 19
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £15.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -58.33% +140.00%
10th Percentile £8.21 £10.52 £14.60
90th Percentile £48.63 £42.63 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +41.67% -40.00% +12.68%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in Reading

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Life Science in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Workday
3 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

General
1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Workday