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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK / England
Rank 553 582 583
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +1
Contract jobs citing LIMS 12 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.028% 0.019%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.089% 0.084% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Median daily rate £488 £340 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.38% -38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £293 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £656 £449 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £340 £550
% change year-on-year
+28.67% -38.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.70 - -

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
13509 15401 14873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.58% 33.11% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8703 9897 9448
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 640 605
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.43 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.20% +22.85%

LIMS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing LIMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the England region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 7 £450 -
South East - 4 £525 - 1
East of England +1 1 £348 -30.50%
LIMS
UK

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LIMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for LIMS.

1 9 (36.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 7 (28.00%) Data Migration
3 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (24.00%) Validation
3 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (16.00%) Life Science
4 4 (16.00%) SAP
4 4 (16.00%) CRM
4 4 (16.00%) ERP
4 4 (16.00%) Logistics
4 4 (16.00%) Workflow
5 3 (12.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (12.00%) FMCG
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Test Management
5 3 (12.00%) SAP QM
5 3 (12.00%) LSMW
5 3 (12.00%) Information Management
5 3 (12.00%) EDI
5 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (12.00%) ABAP
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.00%) Demand Management
6 2 (8.00%) LabVantage
6 2 (8.00%) LabWare
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Management Information System

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Project
3 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP QM
2 1 (4.00%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) LSMW
2 1 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (36.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) LIMS Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) LIMS Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) PMO Lead
3 3 (12.00%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) SAP QM Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (16.00%) Life Science
3 3 (12.00%) FMCG
4 2 (8.00%) Chemistry
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Blog
5 1 (4.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Data Migration
1 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (24.00%) Validation
3 4 (16.00%) CRM
3 4 (16.00%) ERP
3 4 (16.00%) Logistics
3 4 (16.00%) Workflow
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (12.00%) Demand Management
4 3 (12.00%) Information Management
4 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (12.00%) Test Management
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) ABAP
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) GMP
2 1 (4.00%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) FlexNet
1 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) LabVantage
2 2 (8.00%) LabWare
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Progress
3 1 (4.00%) Twitter