The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Bioinformatics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Bioinformatics over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Bioinformatics
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 - 637
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Bioinformatics 5 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% - 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.013% - 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Bioinformatics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Bioinformatics
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Bioinformatics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Bioinformatics in the UK

Bioinformatics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Bioinformatics.

Contractor daily rate trend for Bioinformatics in the UK

Bioinformatics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bioinformatics.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bioinformatics in the UK

Bioinformatics
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bioinformatics within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
East of England - 5 - - 5
England - 5 - - 6
Saffron Walden - 4 - -
Essex - 4 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 4
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Bioinformatics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Bioinformatics.

1 8 (72.73%) Java
1 8 (72.73%) Perl
1 8 (72.73%) Python
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) Biology
3 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
4 5 (45.45%) Mathematics
4 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
4 5 (45.45%) PhD
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) C++
5 4 (36.36%) Physics
6 3 (27.27%) Open Source
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Informatics
6 3 (27.27%) C
6 3 (27.27%) OpenStack
6 3 (27.27%) Algorithms
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (18.18%) Master's Degree
7 2 (18.18%) LXC
7 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) Computational Biology
7 2 (18.18%) Statistical Modelling
7 2 (18.18%) Go
7 2 (18.18%) SABSA
7 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 2 (18.18%) KVM
7 2 (18.18%) Docker
7 2 (18.18%) Data Privacy

Bioinformatics
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (27.27%) OpenStack
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Mozilla Thunderbird
1 1 (9.09%) S-PLUS
1 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) CouchDB
2 1 (9.09%) MariaDB
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) Neo4j
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Principal Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Principal Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) POSIX
2 1 (9.09%) MyBatis
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 3 (27.27%) Algorithms
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) e-Health
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Biology
2 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) Mathematics
3 4 (36.36%) Physics
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Informatics
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Computational Biology
5 2 (18.18%) Data Management
5 2 (18.18%) Data Privacy
5 2 (18.18%) Data Security
5 2 (18.18%) DNA
5 2 (18.18%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (18.18%) Health Informatics
5 2 (18.18%) SABSA
5 2 (18.18%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (18.18%) Statistics
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) Open Source Development
6 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
1 8 (72.73%) Perl
1 8 (72.73%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) C
4 2 (18.18%) Go
4 2 (18.18%) Haskell
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) R
4 2 (18.18%) Ruby
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Scala
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) PhD
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (18.18%) CISA
4 2 (18.18%) CISM
4 2 (18.18%) CISSP
4 2 (18.18%) GSEC
4 2 (18.18%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
1 2 (18.18%) KVM
1 2 (18.18%) LXC
1 2 (18.18%) Xen
2 1 (9.09%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Mesos
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Pegasus
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