The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biotechnology in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Biotechnology over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Biotechnology
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 639 622
Rank change year-on-year +42 -17  
Contract jobs citing Biotechnology 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.021% 0.006% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £425 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -37.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £675
% change year-on-year - -37.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - £55.00

Biotechnology is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14524 16885 16255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.90% 31.19% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9395 11035 9819
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 570 684
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +21.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Biotechnology
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Biotechnology as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Biotechnology in the UK

Biotechnology
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Biotechnology in the UK

Biotechnology
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Biotechnology in the UK

Biotechnology
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biotechnology within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +50 3 - - 1
East of England +3 1 - -
Hertfordshire +1 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City -2 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Biotechnology 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 Biotechnology.

1 7 (87.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (37.50%) Life Science
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Compliance Audit
3 2 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) GxP
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (25.00%) QMS
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Learning Management System
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (12.50%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management

Biotechnology
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 (12.50%) Documentum
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) EDMS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) Spotfire
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (87.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) QA Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Manager
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Business Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Research Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Life Science
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (12.50%) Learning Management System
3 1 (12.50%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Compliance Audit
2 2 (25.00%) Line Management
2 2 (25.00%) QMS
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Office Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Records Management
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) GxP
3 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Sophos
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO