Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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.

Biology
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 869 872
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing Biology 7 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.021% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.008% 0.025% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
UK median daily rate £485 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.58% -13.16% +35.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £413 £475
% change year-on-year +17.58% -13.16% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Biology 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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

Biology
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 4 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 6 months to 23 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 +21 7 £485 +17.58% 26
England +1 7 £485 +17.58% 32
East of England -25 5 - - 7
South East 0 2 £485 +16.52% 13

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 4 (57.14%) Physics
1 4 (57.14%) Bioinformatics
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Computational Biology
3 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 2 (28.57%) Statistics
3 2 (28.57%) Chemistry
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) PhD
3 2 (28.57%) DNA
3 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Publishing
4 1 (14.29%) Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Postgraduate
4 1 (14.29%) Life Science
4 1 (14.29%) Quantitative Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) QMS
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Health Informatics

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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
General
1 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Developer
1 1 (14.29%) QC Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
1 1 (14.29%) Senior UX Developer
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Web Developer
1 1 (14.29%) UX Developer
1 1 (14.29%) UX Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
1 1 (14.29%) Web Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
2 1 (14.29%) Life Science
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Bioinformatics
1 4 (57.14%) Physics
2 3 (42.86%) Computational Biology
3 2 (28.57%) Chemistry
3 2 (28.57%) DNA
3 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 2 (28.57%) Statistics
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Health Informatics
4 1 (14.29%) Informatics
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 1 (14.29%) QMS
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Quantitative Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) PhD
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Master's Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17025