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 23 June 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.

Life Sciences
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 249 268
Rank change year-on-year +32 +19  
Contract jobs citing Life Science 37 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.67% 0.48% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 7
Median daily rate £450 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £381 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £338 £500
% change year-on-year +33.33% -32.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +14.28% -34.88%  

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 2217 2731 2969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.64% 30.47% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 1627 1589
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 133
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +87.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £51.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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 +35 19 £488 +27.86% 1
Surrey +19 12 £450 -
Hampshire +8 5 £238 -57.77%
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 34 (48.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 19 (27.14%) QA
3 15 (21.43%) Manufacturing
3 15 (21.43%) Validation
4 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (18.57%) Remedy
6 11 (15.71%) Project Management
6 11 (15.71%) SAP
6 11 (15.71%) GxP
7 9 (12.86%) Risk Management
8 8 (11.43%) IRCA
8 8 (11.43%) AIX
8 8 (11.43%) Biology
9 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2
9 7 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 6 (8.57%) Migration
10 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.57%) CRM
10 6 (8.57%) User Stories
10 6 (8.57%) SDLC
10 6 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (7.14%) Analytics
11 5 (7.14%) Degree
11 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
11 5 (7.14%) Scrum
11 5 (7.14%) Change Management
12 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (5.71%) Logistics
12 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering

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 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.43%) Documentum
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.43%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (4.29%) SAP EHS
3 1 (1.43%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.43%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.43%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.43%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Veeva
2 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.29%) SaaS
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle CX
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Force.com
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) 802.11
1 1 (1.43%) BGP
1 1 (1.43%) Firewall
1 1 (1.43%) HSRP
1 1 (1.43%) IPsec
1 1 (1.43%) OSPF
1 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) GIS
2 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.86%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (2.86%) Spotfire
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.43%) QlikView
4 1 (1.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 34 (48.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 15 (21.43%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.71%) Finance
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Analyst
2 10 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 8 (11.43%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Security Specialist
5 5 (7.14%) Architect
5 5 (7.14%) IT Security Specialist
5 5 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Consultant
6 4 (5.71%) Project Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Business Change Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Business Change Project Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Data Analytics Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Data Business Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Quality Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) .NET
1 2 (2.86%) CSS
1 2 (2.86%) HTML
1 2 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.43%) Ajax
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.43%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.43%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.71%) LIMS
2 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.43%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.43%) PMI
5 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) Validation
2 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.71%) Project Management
4 9 (12.86%) Risk Management
5 8 (11.43%) Biology
6 7 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.57%) CRM
7 6 (8.57%) Migration
7 6 (8.57%) SDLC
7 6 (8.57%) User Stories
8 5 (7.14%) Analytics
8 5 (7.14%) Change Management
8 5 (7.14%) Scrum
8 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.71%) Logistics
9 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) PHP
1 2 (2.86%) SQL
1 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
2 1 (1.43%) Apex Code
2 1 (1.43%) C
2 1 (1.43%) C++
2 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) IRCA
2 5 (7.14%) Degree
3 3 (4.29%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.86%) CISSP
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.86%) PMP
5 1 (1.43%) CBAP
5 1 (1.43%) CCNA
5 1 (1.43%) CISA
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) MBA
5 1 (1.43%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.14%) QA
2 11 (15.71%) GxP
3 2 (2.86%) GAMP
3 2 (2.86%) ISO 13485
4 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.43%) PMBOK
4 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) Remedy
2 11 (15.71%) SAP
3 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.29%) BMC
4 3 (4.29%) Tableau
5 2 (2.86%) Cognos
5 2 (2.86%) IBM
5 2 (2.86%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.86%) LabWare
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle
5 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.86%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.43%) HP