The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 563 514 556
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +42
Contract jobs citing LIMS 8 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.016% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.060% 0.061% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 8
Average daily rate £450 £325 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £325 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
+61.53% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13363 11476 13999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.09% 26.25% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8393 7084 8289
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 570 706
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
LIMS
UK

LIMS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LIMS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

LIMS Jobs Demand Trend in England

LIMS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LIMS across the England region.

LIMS Daily Rate Trend in England

LIMS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LIMS across the England region.

LIMS Hourly Rate Trend in England

LIMS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -13 7 £450 -21.73%
North West - 1 £525 - 2
South East - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
LIMS
UK

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing LIMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LIMS.

1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) JDBC
2 5 (29.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
3 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Web Development
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Spring
4 3 (17.65%) Maven
4 3 (17.65%) Informatics
4 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (17.65%) jQuery
4 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
4 3 (17.65%) SAP Security
4 3 (17.65%) Cadence
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
4 3 (17.65%) GMP
4 3 (17.65%) GLP
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
4 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 3 (17.65%) CSS
4 3 (17.65%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) C#
5 2 (11.76%) .NET

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing LIMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LIMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (11.76%) StreamInsight
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Maven
1 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (29.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Coordinator
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) JDBC
2 3 (17.65%) Spring
2 3 (17.65%) jQuery
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) ODBC
3 2 (11.76%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Informatics
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Project Management
1 3 (17.65%) Web Development
1 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
1 3 (17.65%) SAP Security
1 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.76%) ERP
2 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
2 2 (11.76%) EAM
2 2 (11.76%) Validation
2 2 (11.76%) Analytics
2 2 (11.76%) Release Management
3 1 (5.88%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.88%) Logistics
3 1 (5.88%) Information Management
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) GMP
1 3 (17.65%) GLP
2 1 (5.88%) HL7
2 1 (5.88%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Cadence
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) HP
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