Period
to 25 July 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 653 741 742
Rank change year-on-year +88 +1 +53
Contract jobs citing Life Science 188 169 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.47% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 58 60
UK median daily rate £440 £388 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.55% -11.43% +3.55%
10th Percentile £208 £288 £245
90th Percentile £552 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £355 £500
% change year-on-year +17.61% -29.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 8
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.23 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.09% -35.89% -15.18%
10th Percentile £14.44 £11.03 £13.50
90th Percentile £36.73 £45.95 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -49.09% -

Life Science 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 31782 36308 36250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.40% 33.03% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20716 23831 22560
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1170 1372
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.51% -7.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.40 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.76 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.51% +17.23% -10.26%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the UK over the 6 months to 25 July 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 +97 183 £440 +13.55% 45
UK excluding London +61 142 £418 +17.61% 20
South East +43 62 £430 -21.82% 7
North of England +60 53 £445 +45.90% 4
North West +35 53 £445 +45.90% 4
London +32 37 £525 +23.53% 25
East of England -8 17 £319 - 9
Midlands +29 6 £458 -
West Midlands +36 3 £440 -
East Midlands -6 3 £475 -
Scotland +44 2 - -
Wales +2 1 £425 +25.93%
South West +1 1 £450 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Life Science 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 Life Science.

1 68 (36.17%) Manufacturing
2 65 (34.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 40 (21.28%) Project Management
4 36 (19.15%) SAP
5 31 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (14.36%) Oracle
7 25 (13.30%) Finance
8 24 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (12.23%) ITIL
9 23 (12.23%) QA
10 20 (10.64%) Change Management
11 19 (10.11%) SQL
11 19 (10.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 18 (9.57%) Degree
12 18 (9.57%) PRINCE2
12 18 (9.57%) Validation
13 17 (9.04%) Windows
13 17 (9.04%) Linux
14 16 (8.51%) Microsoft
14 16 (8.51%) ERP
14 16 (8.51%) Web Services
14 16 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (7.45%) Migration
15 14 (7.45%) GxP
15 14 (7.45%) Active Directory
16 13 (6.91%) Scrum
17 12 (6.38%) Risk Management
17 12 (6.38%) Logistics
17 12 (6.38%) Remedy
17 12 (6.38%) CRM

Life Science
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 9 (4.79%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.66%) Documentum
5 4 (2.13%) CMS
5 4 (2.13%) IIS
5 4 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (2.13%) SAS
6 3 (1.60%) Apache
7 2 (1.06%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.06%) Confluence
7 2 (1.06%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.06%) JBoss
7 2 (1.06%) nginx
7 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.53%) Tornado
Applications
1 10 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.06%) S-PLUS
3 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (10.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (3.72%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (1.60%) SAP EHS
5 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.06%) SAP CRM
5 2 (1.06%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.06%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.53%) Primavera
6 1 (0.53%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.53%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.72%) SaaS
3 5 (2.66%) Veeva
4 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle CX
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 2 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.53%) Force.com
6 1 (0.53%) IaaS
6 1 (0.53%) Office 365
6 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.79%) Firewall
2 7 (3.72%) Internet
3 6 (3.19%) DNS
4 3 (1.60%) DHCP
4 3 (1.60%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.60%) NAS
4 3 (1.60%) SAN
4 3 (1.60%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.06%) HTTP
5 2 (1.06%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.06%) LAN
5 2 (1.06%) LDAP
5 2 (1.06%) OSPF
5 2 (1.06%) SSL
5 2 (1.06%) VLAN
5 2 (1.06%) VPN
6 1 (0.53%) 802.11
6 1 (0.53%) BGP
6 1 (0.53%) VoIP
6 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.19%) Big Data
3 6 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.19%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.66%) GIS
5 4 (2.13%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.60%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (1.60%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.60%) MySQL
6 3 (1.60%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.06%) PowerCenter
7 2 (1.06%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.53%) QlikView
8 1 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.53%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (4.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.19%) JIRA
3 5 (2.66%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.06%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.06%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.53%) JUnit
6 1 (0.53%) Mockito
6 1 (0.53%) Selenium
6 1 (0.53%) Spock
General
1 68 (36.17%) Manufacturing
2 65 (34.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 25 (13.30%) Finance
4 8 (4.26%) Legal
5 6 (3.19%) Back Office
6 4 (2.13%) Marketing
6 4 (2.13%) Publishing
7 2 (1.06%) Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Retail
7 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.53%) Local Government
8 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 41 (21.81%) Analyst
2 27 (14.36%) Project Manager
3 19 (10.11%) Business Analyst
4 17 (9.04%) Architect
5 16 (8.51%) Developer
6 13 (6.91%) Consultant
7 8 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.19%) SAP Consultant
8 6 (3.19%) Security Specialist
9 5 (2.66%) Change Analyst
9 5 (2.66%) Data Architect
9 5 (2.66%) ERP Analyst
9 5 (2.66%) IT Security Specialist
9 5 (2.66%) Oracle Analyst
9 5 (2.66%) Service Analyst
9 5 (2.66%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (2.66%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.13%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (2.13%) IT Analyst
10 4 (2.13%) Regulatory Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.51%) Web Services
2 6 (3.19%) .NET
2 6 (3.19%) HTML
2 6 (3.19%) REST
3 5 (2.66%) XML
4 4 (2.13%) Django
4 4 (2.13%) HTML5
5 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.60%) CSS
5 3 (1.60%) Flask
5 3 (1.60%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.60%) Middleware
5 3 (1.60%) SAML
5 3 (1.60%) Spring
6 2 (1.06%) EJB
6 2 (1.06%) JSP
6 2 (1.06%) LAMP
6 2 (1.06%) SAP Basis
6 2 (1.06%) SOAP
6 2 (1.06%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.32%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.13%) LIMS
6 4 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.60%) Biotechnology
7 3 (1.60%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.60%) PMI
8 2 (1.06%) Clustering
8 2 (1.06%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.06%) FMCG
8 2 (1.06%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.06%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.06%) NHS
9 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.04%) Linux
1 17 (9.04%) Windows
2 10 (5.32%) Windows Server
3 9 (4.79%) Windows 10
4 8 (4.26%) AIX
4 8 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.13%) Unix
7 2 (1.06%) Android
7 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.06%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.28%) Project Management
2 31 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (12.23%) ITIL
5 20 (10.64%) Change Management
6 18 (9.57%) PRINCE2
6 18 (9.57%) Validation
7 16 (8.51%) ERP
8 14 (7.45%) Migration
9 13 (6.91%) Scrum
10 12 (6.38%) CRM
10 12 (6.38%) Line Management
10 12 (6.38%) Logistics
10 12 (6.38%) Risk Management
11 11 (5.85%) Analytics
11 11 (5.85%) Business Analysis
12 10 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (4.79%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (4.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.11%) SQL
2 11 (5.85%) Python
3 10 (5.32%) Java
4 7 (3.72%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.66%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.13%) PHP
6 4 (2.13%) Scala
6 4 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.60%) C
7 3 (1.60%) C#
7 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.60%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.06%) C++
8 2 (1.06%) Perl
8 2 (1.06%) R
9 1 (0.53%) ABAP
9 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.53%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 18 (9.57%) Degree
2 8 (4.26%) IRCA
2 8 (4.26%) MCSE
2 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.66%) MCP
3 5 (2.66%) MCSA
3 5 (2.66%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (1.60%) MCITP
5 2 (1.06%) CCNA
5 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.06%) CISSP
5 2 (1.06%) PMP
6 1 (0.53%) CBAP
6 1 (0.53%) CCSP
6 1 (0.53%) CISA
6 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.53%) MBA
6 1 (0.53%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.23%) QA
2 14 (7.45%) GxP
3 6 (3.19%) Data Quality
3 6 (3.19%) SLA
4 3 (1.60%) CDISC
4 3 (1.60%) GAMP
5 2 (1.06%) ISO 13485
5 2 (1.06%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.06%) PMO
6 1 (0.53%) GDPR
6 1 (0.53%) GMP
6 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 1 (0.53%) PMBOK
System Software
1 14 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.06%) NFS
4 2 (1.06%) OpenDJ
4 2 (1.06%) OpenIDM
4 2 (1.06%) vCloud
5 1 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.66%) Ansible
2 3 (1.60%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (1.60%) WSUS
3 2 (1.06%) Terraform
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (19.15%) SAP
2 27 (14.36%) Oracle
3 16 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 12 (6.38%) Remedy
5 10 (5.32%) VMware
6 7 (3.72%) Citrix
6 7 (3.72%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.19%) Cisco
7 6 (3.19%) HP
8 5 (2.66%) hybris
8 5 (2.66%) Polycom
8 5 (2.66%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.66%) Talend
9 4 (2.13%) Google
10 3 (1.60%) BMC
10 3 (1.60%) Informatica
10 3 (1.60%) Kaseya
10 3 (1.60%) Kaspersky
10 3 (1.60%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.60%) Twitter
Surrey
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Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton
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Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
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