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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Biology
UK
Rank 592 619 -
Rank change year-on-year +27 -  
Contract jobs citing Biology 7 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.017% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.021% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Median daily rate £438 £293 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £293 -
% change year-on-year +49.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.00 -

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 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Biology.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Biology in the UK

Biology
Top 8 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 23 March 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 +34 7 £438 +67.46% 12
Berkshire +25 4 £438 -
South East +18 4 £438 +49.57% 3
East of England -3 3 - - 4
Bracknell +3 2 £408 -
Saffron Walden - 2 - - 2
Essex - 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - - 2

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 9 (56.25%) Life Science
2 8 (50.00%) Project Management
2 8 (50.00%) Chemistry
3 7 (43.75%) Bioinformatics
4 5 (31.25%) Ontologies
4 5 (31.25%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) PhD
5 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (25.00%) Web Development
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) Linked Data
6 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (18.75%) Perl
6 3 (18.75%) Python
6 3 (18.75%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 3 (18.75%) Resource Allocation
7 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (12.50%) Big Data
7 2 (12.50%) Swing
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) GxP
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
8 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
8 1 (6.25%) Physics

Biology
Top Related 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 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Project Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Life Science
2 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (18.75%) Linked Data
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Chemistry
1 8 (50.00%) Project Management
2 7 (43.75%) Bioinformatics
3 5 (31.25%) Ontologies
4 4 (25.00%) Web Development
5 3 (18.75%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
5 3 (18.75%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 1 (6.25%) Line Management
7 1 (6.25%) Logistics
7 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
7 1 (6.25%) Physics
7 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 3 (18.75%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) PhD
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) APMP
3 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) GxP
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 2 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 13 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 20 days ago