Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 884 857
Rank change year-on-year +25 -27 -24
Contract jobs citing Bioinformatics 16 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.011% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.014% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 7
UK median daily rate £550 - £277
10th Percentile £388 - £238
90th Percentile £638 - £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - £338
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
UK median hourly rate £19.30 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.84% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

Bioinformatics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Bioinformatics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bioinformatics over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 4 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 6 months to 19 November 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
UK excluding London +31 16 £550 - 7
England +26 16 £550 - 8
South East - 11 £550 - 2
East of England -18 5 - - 5

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 13 (81.25%) Java
1 13 (81.25%) Perl
1 13 (81.25%) Python
2 12 (75.00%) PhD
2 12 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 11 (68.75%) Life Science
3 11 (68.75%) Linux
4 10 (62.50%) OOP
4 10 (62.50%) OO
4 10 (62.50%) XML
4 10 (62.50%) Unix
4 10 (62.50%) Data Mining
4 10 (62.50%) Subversion
4 10 (62.50%) Chemistry
4 10 (62.50%) JSON
4 10 (62.50%) Ruby
4 10 (62.50%) Netezza
4 10 (62.50%) RESTful
4 10 (62.50%) Hadoop
4 10 (62.50%) RapidMiner
4 10 (62.50%) Big Data
4 10 (62.50%) Integration Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Data Integration
4 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
4 10 (62.50%) Apache Spark
4 10 (62.50%) KNIME
4 10 (62.50%) Apache Airflow
4 10 (62.50%) Luigi
4 10 (62.50%) Pipeline Pilot
5 8 (50.00%) Data Analysis

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 10 (62.50%) Apache Airflow
1 10 (62.50%) Apache Spark
1 10 (62.50%) Luigi
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Pipeline Pilot
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
1 1 (6.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) Big Data
1 10 (62.50%) Data Mining
1 10 (62.50%) Hadoop
1 10 (62.50%) KNIME
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
1 10 (62.50%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) GitLab
General
1 5 (31.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) Python Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) C Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Perl Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior UX Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) UX Developer
4 1 (6.25%) UX Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) JSON
1 10 (62.50%) RESTful
1 10 (62.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (68.75%) Life Science
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Graphic Design
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Chemistry
1 10 (62.50%) Data Integration
1 10 (62.50%) Integration Testing
1 10 (62.50%) OO
1 10 (62.50%) OOP
2 8 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) Refactoring
4 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Workflow
5 4 (25.00%) Biology
6 3 (18.75%) DNA
6 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
6 3 (18.75%) Physics
7 2 (12.50%) Informatics
8 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Statistics
8 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
8 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
1 13 (81.25%) Perl
1 13 (81.25%) Python
2 10 (62.50%) Ruby
3 6 (37.50%) C
4 5 (31.25%) C++
5 4 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) PhD
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
1 1 (6.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Netezza
1 10 (62.50%) RapidMiner