The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 405 417 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing LIMS 10 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.042% 0.044% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
LIMS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8635 9434 9726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.86% 37.64% 37.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5879 6529 6572
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 178 254
Average hourly rate £18.60 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £41.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

LIMS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

LIMS Jobs Demand Trend in London

LIMS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

LIMS Daily Rate Trend in London

LIMS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LIMS across the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

LIMS Daily Rate Histogram in London

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (31.58%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (26.32%) NHS
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) SAP
4 3 (15.79%) MS Office
4 3 (15.79%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
4 3 (15.79%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
4 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (15.79%) Release Management
4 3 (15.79%) Validation
5 2 (10.53%) PLM
5 2 (10.53%) HL7
5 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (10.53%) FMCG
5 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (10.53%) SAP SCM
5 2 (10.53%) GAMP
5 2 (10.53%) GMP
5 2 (10.53%) GLP
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Siemens
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
1 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP SCM
2 1 (5.26%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
General
1 6 (31.58%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) NHS
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) FMCG
4 1 (5.26%) SCADA
4 1 (5.26%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
1 3 (15.79%) Release Management
1 3 (15.79%) Validation
2 2 (10.53%) PLM
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.26%) Information Management
3 1 (5.26%) Logistics
3 1 (5.26%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.26%) Analytics
3 1 (5.26%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) HL7
1 2 (10.53%) GAMP
1 2 (10.53%) GMP
1 2 (10.53%) GLP
2 1 (5.26%) GxP
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
1 4 (21.05%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Siemens
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft