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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
England / South East
Rank 211 243 240
Rank change year-on-year +32 -3  
Contract jobs citing Life Science 34 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.41% 0.76% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 22
Median daily rate £408 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.90% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £550 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £387 £388 £513
% change year-on-year -0.19% -24.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.22% -63.52%  

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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2406 2763 2752
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.65% 29.97% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1651 1434
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 149 162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £38.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.54% +102.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £13.00 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.22 £60.49 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Life Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the South East

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in the South East

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Life Science in the South East

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Life Science in the South East.

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Berkshire +23 16 £420 -23.63% 1
Hampshire +23 15 £268 - 2
Surrey +10 1 £438 - 1
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 25 (39.68%) Pharmaceutical
2 18 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 13 (20.63%) Project Management
4 11 (17.46%) Validation
4 11 (17.46%) Migration
4 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.46%) QA
5 8 (12.70%) Quality Management
5 8 (12.70%) SAP
5 8 (12.70%) Business Analysis
5 8 (12.70%) Analytics
6 7 (11.11%) Biology
6 7 (11.11%) Change Management
7 6 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 6 (9.52%) Documentum
7 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (9.52%) Chemistry
7 6 (9.52%) QMS
8 5 (7.94%) User Stories
8 5 (7.94%) Regulatory Compliance
8 5 (7.94%) Unit Testing
8 5 (7.94%) Ontologies
8 5 (7.94%) Degree
8 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
8 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
9 4 (6.35%) CRM
9 4 (6.35%) Data Management
9 4 (6.35%) Logistics
10 3 (4.76%) SAP EHS

Life Science
Top Related 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 6 (9.52%) Documentum
2 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.59%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) SAP EHS
2 2 (3.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.59%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Veeva
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle CX
2 2 (3.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.17%) Cognos Report Studio
2 2 (3.17%) GIS
2 2 (3.17%) Spotfire
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) QlikView
General
1 25 (39.68%) Pharmaceutical
2 18 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.76%) Finance
4 2 (3.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.52%) Data Business Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Quality Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) QA Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Documentum Architect
8 2 (3.17%) IT Support
8 2 (3.17%) Research Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
1 2 (3.17%) CSS
1 2 (3.17%) HTML
1 2 (3.17%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Biotechnology
1 3 (4.76%) LIMS
1 3 (4.76%) Linked Data
1 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) PMI
3 1 (1.59%) Social Media
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
3 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) Project Management
2 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.46%) Migration
2 11 (17.46%) Validation
3 8 (12.70%) Analytics
3 8 (12.70%) Business Analysis
3 8 (12.70%) Quality Management
4 7 (11.11%) Biology
4 7 (11.11%) Change Management
5 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.52%) Chemistry
5 6 (9.52%) QMS
5 6 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 5 (7.94%) Ontologies
6 5 (7.94%) Regulatory Compliance
6 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.94%) Unit Testing
6 5 (7.94%) User Stories
7 4 (6.35%) Data Management
7 4 (6.35%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) C
1 2 (3.17%) C++
1 2 (3.17%) Embedded C
1 2 (3.17%) PHP
1 2 (3.17%) SQL
1 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) CBAP
2 1 (1.59%) MCP
2 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) QA
2 3 (4.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (4.76%) GxP
3 2 (3.17%) ISO13485
4 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.59%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) SAP
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.76%) Remedy
3 3 (4.76%) Tableau
4 2 (3.17%) BMC
4 2 (3.17%) Cognos
4 2 (3.17%) IBM
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle
4 2 (3.17%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.59%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) LabWare
5 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
Woking, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday