Period
to 11 December 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 11 December 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 West
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 200 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 - -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.036% 0.018% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.062% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median daily rate - £650 -
England median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £44.00 - -
England median hourly rate £19.30 £16.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +20.59% -62.35% +157.58%

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1534 1613 1857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.32% 28.70% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 1109 1180
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -0.33%
10th Percentile £211 £225 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 121 103
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -32.05% +32.20%
10th Percentile £11.83 £11.72 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.60 £44.50 £47.10
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.42
% change year-on-year - +8.14% +9.36%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the South West

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in the South West

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 11 December 2017. 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
Devon - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Ada
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Document Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) IDEF
1 1 (50.00%) DoDAF
1 1 (50.00%) MODAF
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Document Management
1 1 (50.00%) DoDAF
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) IDEF
1 1 (50.00%) MODAF
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Ada
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Nintex