Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 200 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 - -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.058% 0.037% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
South West median daily rate - £601 -
England median daily rate £475 £444 £355
% change year-on-year +7.04% +25.00% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £44.00 - -
England median hourly rate £31.10 £20.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year +51.71% -40.58% +15.00%

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 1,308 1,477 1,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.17% 26.96% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 1,012 1,191
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -2.63%
10th Percentile £190 £225 £215
90th Percentile £550 £575 £513
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 97 111
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.41% -15.00% +37.93%
10th Percentile £11.80 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.94 £45.45 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 21 February 2018. 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
Somerset -2 1 - - 2
Devon - 1 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) IDEF
2 1 (33.33%) DoDAF
2 1 (33.33%) MODAF
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (33.33%) Nintex
2 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) Data Acquisition
2 1 (33.33%) Complexity Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematical Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java

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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Complexity Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Acquisition
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) DoDAF
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) IDEF
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematical Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) MODAF
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Ada
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PhD
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Nintex