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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 567 551 560
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing LIMS 13 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.023% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.081% 0.072% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
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£275 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 - £260
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LIMS
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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
16134 15314 16339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.03% 31.82% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10047 9678 9683
Average daily rate £420 £415 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 590 808
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 +6 7 £275 -33.33%
East of England - 3 £140 - 3
South East - 1 £600 - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
LIMS
UK

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (34.62%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (26.92%) NHS
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
4 5 (19.23%) Validation
5 4 (15.38%) .NET
5 4 (15.38%) Oracle
5 4 (15.38%) C#
5 4 (15.38%) SAP
5 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
6 3 (11.54%) Change Management
6 3 (11.54%) MS Office
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
6 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
6 3 (11.54%) GAMP
6 3 (11.54%) GxP
6 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.54%) Release Management
6 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (7.69%) SAP SCM
7 2 (7.69%) FMCG
7 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (7.69%) Analytics
7 2 (7.69%) HL7
7 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (7.69%) HP
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
1 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP SCM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (34.62%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Dutch Language
3 1 (3.85%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Applications Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Lead Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
4 1 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Development Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) WCF
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) NHS
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) FMCG
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Informatics
4 1 (3.85%) SCADA
4 1 (3.85%) PACS
4 1 (3.85%) e-Health
4 1 (3.85%) Health Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Validation
2 3 (11.54%) Change Management
2 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
2 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (11.54%) Release Management
3 2 (7.69%) Analytics
3 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) PLM
3 2 (7.69%) Information Management
3 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Document Management
4 1 (3.85%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.85%) MVC
4 1 (3.85%) SOA
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) PMP
1 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) GAMP
1 3 (11.54%) GxP
2 2 (7.69%) HL7
2 2 (7.69%) GMP
2 2 (7.69%) GLP
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
1 4 (15.38%) SAP
2 2 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Siemens
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Twitter