Period
to 27 May 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 27 May 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 215 302 305
Rank change year-on-year +87 +3 -18
Contract jobs citing Life Science 19 65 71
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.44% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 1.46% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 21
Median daily rate £381 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.69% -11.11% +7.27%
10th Percentile £275 £221 £225
90th Percentile £775 £510 £569
England median daily rate £400 £437 £475
% change year-on-year -8.36% -8.11% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -54.86% -1.37%
10th Percentile £18.25 £11.25 £34.50
90th Percentile £20.75 £37.83 £37.50
England median hourly rate £34.41 £44.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -21.80% +14.29% +87.80%

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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,170 4,449 5,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.23% 30.37% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,196 2,631 2,946
Median daily rate £425 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +4.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £260 £228
90th Percentile £591 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £470
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 228 252
Median hourly rate £31.00 £18.35 £28.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.98% -35.35% +69.40%
10th Percentile £13.06 £11.85 £10.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.73
Median hourly rate £27.18 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +29.40% -4.55% +10.29%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the South East

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Life Science in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Life Science in the South East

Life Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Life Science in the South East over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Life Science in the South East

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Life Science in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Life Science in the South East

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. 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
Thames Valley +50 12 £375 -7.69% 6
Berkshire +44 9 £375 -9.09% 2
Hampshire +50 6 - - 2
Oxfordshire +20 3 - - 4
Surrey +59 1 £688 +30.95% 3
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 8 (42.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Manufacturing
3 6 (31.58%) Degree
3 6 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) CRM
5 4 (21.05%) ITIL
5 4 (21.05%) Change Management
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Office 365
5 4 (21.05%) Analytics
5 4 (21.05%) DevOps
6 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
6 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.79%) IaaS
6 3 (15.79%) Marketing
6 3 (15.79%) QA
6 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (15.79%) SaaS
6 3 (15.79%) PaaS
6 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) GxP
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (15.79%) Decision-Making
7 2 (10.53%) Strategic Thinking
7 2 (10.53%) Sprinklr
7 2 (10.53%) The Twelve-Factor App
7 2 (10.53%) Creative Problem-Solving

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (10.53%) CMS
1 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) Drupal
2 1 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (10.53%) Sprinklr
2 1 (5.26%) SAP MDG
2 1 (5.26%) SAP MDM
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 3 (15.79%) IaaS
2 3 (15.79%) PaaS
2 3 (15.79%) SaaS
3 2 (10.53%) AWS
3 2 (10.53%) Google Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Power Platform
4 1 (5.26%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (5.26%) Azure
4 1 (5.26%) Serverless
4 1 (5.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
1 2 (10.53%) Power BI
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (42.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (36.84%) Manufacturing
3 3 (15.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Digital Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
2 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Project Portfolio Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Alteryx Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) IT Assistant
3 1 (5.26%) IT Support
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Ontologist
3 1 (5.26%) Service Owner
3 1 (5.26%) Tableau Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) UI Developer
3 1 (5.26%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) LAMP
3 1 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Biotechnology
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.26%) Social Media
3 1 (5.26%) Taxonomies
3 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (26.32%) CRM
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Analytics
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) DevOps
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Decision-Making
4 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Data Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Data Governance
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) QMS
5 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Strategic Thinking
5 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
5 2 (10.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (10.53%) MCP
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) GxP
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (5.26%) GMP
3 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Agnitio
2 2 (10.53%) Alteryx
2 2 (10.53%) Google
2 2 (10.53%) Tableau
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Apple
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Sitecore