The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Chemistry skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Chemistry over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Chemistry
UK
Rank 578 617 604
Rank change year-on-year +39 -13  
Contract jobs citing Chemistry 8 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.025% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.030% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Median daily rate £438 £261 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +67.46% -30.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £293 £375
% change year-on-year +31.62% -22.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £19.61 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.31 -

Chemistry 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 36922 43751 41629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.12% 82.86% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24340 28690 25778
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
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 £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1113 1192
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%  

Chemistry
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Chemistry in the UK

Chemistry
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Chemistry in the UK

Chemistry
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Chemistry over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Chemistry in the UK

Chemistry
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Chemistry in the UK

Chemistry
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chemistry within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +44 8 £438 +90.21% 9
South East +19 6 £385 +31.62%
Berkshire +21 3 £455 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 -
London +12 2 £588 +161.11% 3
Bracknell +2 1 £420 -
City of London - 1 £600 -

Chemistry
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Chemistry 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 Chemistry.

1 9 (50.00%) Project Management
2 8 (44.44%) Biology
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
3 6 (33.33%) Life Science
3 6 (33.33%) Physics
4 5 (27.78%) Ontologies
5 4 (22.22%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) Java
5 4 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 3 (16.67%) Linked Data
6 3 (16.67%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 3 (16.67%) Resource Allocation
7 2 (11.11%) Big Data
7 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 2 (11.11%) Monte Carlo Method
7 2 (11.11%) Android
7 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
7 2 (11.11%) Android Development
7 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.11%) LIMS
7 2 (11.11%) Release Management
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) GxP
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) C#
7 2 (11.11%) C++
7 2 (11.11%) VBA

Chemistry
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:

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Author
2 3 (16.67%) Technical Author
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Android Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Big Data Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Junior
4 1 (5.56%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) LIMS Manager
4 1 (5.56%) LIMS Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Project Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.56%) QC Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Life Science
2 3 (16.67%) Linked Data
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) LIMS
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Project Management
2 8 (44.44%) Biology
3 6 (33.33%) Physics
4 5 (27.78%) Ontologies
5 3 (16.67%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
5 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 3 (16.67%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (11.11%) Android Development
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Monte Carlo Method
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Release Management
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Line Management
7 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) C++
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) VBA
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) APMP
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) GxP
2 1 (5.56%) GMP
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) LabVantage