The 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 560 574 519
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -55
Contract jobs citing LIMS 23 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.050% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 5
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£575 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £525 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +61.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15548 15970 13780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.77% 31.76% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 9990 8444
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 624 631
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.50 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LIMS across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

LIMS Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 14 £575 - 3
East of England - 5 - - 2
London 0 2 £475 +5.55%
Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
North East - 1 - -
LIMS
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LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 25 (69.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 22 (61.11%) GAMP
3 14 (38.89%) Project Management
4 13 (36.11%) GxP
5 11 (30.56%) Change Management
5 11 (30.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 10 (27.78%) Validation
7 9 (25.00%) QMS
7 9 (25.00%) Quality Management
7 9 (25.00%) GMP
8 8 (22.22%) Information Management
9 5 (13.89%) SQL
10 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 4 (11.11%) HTML
10 4 (11.11%) Java
10 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
10 4 (11.11%) JSP
10 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
10 4 (11.11%) Web Development
10 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
11 3 (8.33%) FMCG
11 3 (8.33%) SAP
12 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
12 2 (5.56%) PMP
12 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
12 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
13 1 (2.78%) SAP QM
13 1 (2.78%) Content Management
13 1 (2.78%) Migration
13 1 (2.78%) CMS

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (2.78%) CMS
1 1 (2.78%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP QM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
1 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (2.78%) SAP BI
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
General
1 25 (69.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Project Manager
2 11 (30.56%) Change Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Business Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) HTML
1 4 (11.11%) JSP
2 1 (2.78%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) FMCG
3 1 (2.78%) Life Science
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Project Management
2 11 (30.56%) Change Management
2 11 (30.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 10 (27.78%) Validation
4 9 (25.00%) QMS
4 9 (25.00%) Quality Management
5 8 (22.22%) Information Management
6 4 (11.11%) Web Development
7 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.78%) Content Management
8 1 (2.78%) Migration
8 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Content Management
8 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) PMP
1 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (61.11%) GAMP
2 13 (36.11%) GxP
3 9 (25.00%) GMP
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) Agilent
2 1 (2.78%) Citrix