The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Biology skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Biology 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.

Biology
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 643 645
Rank change year-on-year +52 +2  
Contract jobs citing Biology 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.002% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £385 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Biology 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%  

Biology
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Biology in the UK

Biology
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Biology in the UK

Biology
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Biology in the UK

Biology
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biology 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
England +59 10 £385 - 10
South East - 5 £395 - 1
East of England -1 4 - - 4
Essex - 4 - -
Bracknell - 4 £395 -
Saffron Walden - 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 £395 -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
London - 1 £375 - 4

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Biology 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 Biology.

1 8 (47.06%) Life Science
2 6 (35.29%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) Bioinformatics
3 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
3 5 (29.41%) PhD
3 5 (29.41%) Perl
3 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 5 (29.41%) Chemistry
3 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
4 4 (23.53%) Physics
4 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) User Stories
4 4 (23.53%) Computational Biology
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Ontologies
6 2 (11.76%) Web Development
6 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
6 2 (11.76%) Master's Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (11.76%) Linked Data
6 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (11.76%) DNA
6 2 (11.76%) Statistics
7 1 (5.88%) S-PLUS

Biology
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 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) S-PLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) Impala
General
1 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Project Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Scientist
5 1 (5.88%) Logistics Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Logistics Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Life Science
2 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
3 2 (11.76%) Linked Data
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Bioinformatics
2 5 (29.41%) Chemistry
2 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Computational Biology
3 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
3 4 (23.53%) Physics
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) User Stories
4 3 (17.65%) Ontologies
5 2 (11.76%) DNA
5 2 (11.76%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (11.76%) Statistics
5 2 (11.76%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Deep Learning
6 1 (5.88%) Proteomics
6 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Python
2 5 (29.41%) Perl
3 4 (23.53%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.88%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
1 5 (29.41%) PhD
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (11.76%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Tableau
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