Period
to 22 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 180 211
Contract jobs citing Life Science 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.043% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.15% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median daily rate - - £475
England median daily rate £438 £450 £419
% change year-on-year -2.78% +7.46% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £36.50 £19.30 £14.00
% change year-on-year +89.17% +37.82% -60.00%

Life Science is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,487 1,307 1,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.20% 28.20% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 831 1,072
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £231 £220 £217
90th Percentile £549 £519 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 77 80
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.64 £15.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.34% +1.15% -12.89%
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.14 £10.75
90th Percentile £28.25 £38.90 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the West Midlands

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in the West Midlands