Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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.

Chemistry
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 883 889
Rank change year-on-year +18 +6 -29
Contract jobs citing Chemistry 19 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.015% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.018% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 9
UK median daily rate £525 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £388 £131 £252
90th Percentile £638 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £518 £413 £333
% change year-on-year +25.45% +24.06% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £19.30 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 - £45.00

Chemistry 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 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
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 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Chemistry
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Chemistry in the UK

Chemistry
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Chemistry in the UK

Chemistry
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 Chemistry within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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
England +20 18 £525 +55.56% 18
UK excluding London +35 17 £518 +25.45% 14
South East +14 12 £550 +33.33% 5
East of England - 3 - - 5
London -31 2 £550 +307.41% 4
North West - 1 £350 - 2
Wales - 1 - -
North of England - 1 £350 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 13 (68.42%) Life Science
2 12 (63.16%) Computer Science
2 12 (63.16%) Python
2 12 (63.16%) Big Data
3 11 (57.89%) Hadoop
3 11 (57.89%) Apache Spark
3 11 (57.89%) PhD
3 11 (57.89%) Data Mining
3 11 (57.89%) JSON
4 10 (52.63%) Integration Testing
4 10 (52.63%) Data Integration
4 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
4 10 (52.63%) Subversion
4 10 (52.63%) Bioinformatics
4 10 (52.63%) Ruby
4 10 (52.63%) Netezza
4 10 (52.63%) OOP
4 10 (52.63%) OO
4 10 (52.63%) Java
4 10 (52.63%) Perl
4 10 (52.63%) XML
4 10 (52.63%) Unix
4 10 (52.63%) Linux
4 10 (52.63%) Pipeline Pilot
4 10 (52.63%) Apache Airflow
4 10 (52.63%) Luigi
4 10 (52.63%) RESTful
4 10 (52.63%) RapidMiner
4 10 (52.63%) KNIME
5 7 (36.84%) Data Analysis

Chemistry
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 11 (57.89%) Apache Spark
2 10 (52.63%) Apache Airflow
2 10 (52.63%) Luigi
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Pipeline Pilot
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) Big Data
2 11 (57.89%) Data Mining
2 11 (57.89%) Hadoop
3 10 (52.63%) KNIME
4 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
1 10 (52.63%) Subversion
General
1 6 (31.58%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) Python Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Process Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) C Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Data Scientist
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Perl Developer
4 1 (5.26%) QC Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) JSON
2 10 (52.63%) RESTful
2 10 (52.63%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Life Science
2 12 (63.16%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Algorithms
3 2 (10.53%) Semantic Web
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.26%) Linked Data
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
1 10 (52.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Bioinformatics
1 10 (52.63%) Data Integration
1 10 (52.63%) Integration Testing
1 10 (52.63%) OO
1 10 (52.63%) OOP
2 7 (36.84%) Data Analysis
2 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Physics
3 6 (31.58%) Refactoring
3 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Workflow
4 3 (15.79%) Machine Learning
4 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Biology
5 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Data Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Statistical Learning
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Python
2 10 (52.63%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) Perl
2 10 (52.63%) Ruby
3 5 (26.32%) C
4 4 (21.05%) C++
4 4 (21.05%) PHP
5 2 (10.53%) SQL
6 1 (5.26%) C#
6 1 (5.26%) R
6 1 (5.26%) Scala
6 1 (5.26%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) PhD
2 5 (26.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 17025
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Netezza
1 10 (52.63%) RapidMiner