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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 569 556 559
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing LIMS 14 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.019% 0.023%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.070% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +55.55%
LIMS
UK

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
13306 12787 13590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.00% 26.57% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8068 8002 8055
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 545 721
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +20 11 £275 -56.00%
South East -16 1 £600 - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 3
LIMS
UK

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (36.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) NHS
3 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (20.00%) Validation
4 4 (16.00%) .NET
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.00%) SAP
4 4 (16.00%) C#
5 3 (12.00%) MS Office
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (12.00%) GAMP
5 3 (12.00%) GMP
5 3 (12.00%) GLP
5 3 (12.00%) GxP
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (12.00%) Release Management
6 2 (8.00%) FMCG
6 2 (8.00%) SAP SCM
6 2 (8.00%) Analytics
6 2 (8.00%) HL7
6 2 (8.00%) PLM
6 2 (8.00%) ERP
6 2 (8.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
1 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP SCM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.00%) StreamInsight
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (36.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Dutch Language
3 1 (4.00%) French Language
3 1 (4.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Applications Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
6 1 (4.00%) LIMS Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) JDBC
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) ODBC
2 1 (4.00%) OLE DB
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) WCF
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) NHS
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) FMCG
4 1 (4.00%) SCADA
4 1 (4.00%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Validation
2 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.00%) Release Management
3 2 (8.00%) ERP
3 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (8.00%) Analytics
3 2 (8.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) PLM
4 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.00%) Information Management
4 1 (4.00%) Document Management
4 1 (4.00%) Logistics
4 1 (4.00%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) MVC
4 1 (4.00%) EAM
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) SOA
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) GAMP
1 3 (12.00%) GMP
1 3 (12.00%) GLP
1 3 (12.00%) GxP
2 2 (8.00%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
1 4 (16.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Siemens
3 1 (4.00%) Twitter
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft