Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 196 178
Rank change year-on-year +10 -18 -
Contract jobs citing Life Science 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.062% 0.068% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
West Midlands median daily rate £308 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.26% - -
10th Percentile £304 £468 £438
90th Percentile £311 £483 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £19.30 £16.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +16.94% -61.18% +157.58%

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 1381 1635 1395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.46% 27.78% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 998 827
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £394 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +8.62% +3.57%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £205
90th Percentile £530 £541 £518
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 110
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.24 £16.25 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.71% -4.69% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.42 £11.29 £10.96
90th Percentile £36.50 £44.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.30 £20.00 £19.22
% change year-on-year +6.50% +4.06% +9.83%

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

Life Science
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
Birmingham -9 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £308 -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) Data Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 13485
3 1 (33.33%) PMO
3 1 (33.33%) Pentaho
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Pentaho
General
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Data Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 13485
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (33.33%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle