The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
England / Yorkshire
Rank - - 123
Contract jobs citing Life Science 0 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire - - 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £387 £388 £513
% change year-on-year -0.19% -24.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.22% -63.52%  

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 advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 668 760 670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 30.93% 26.77% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 506 409
Median daily rate £410 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £586 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 40
Median hourly rate £19.49 £16.13 £11.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.83% +37.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £10.25 £9.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.07 £21.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing Life Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in Yorkshire

Life Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Life Science in Yorkshire