The first 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 405 376 425
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +49
Contract jobs citing LIMS 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.029% 0.009% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.092% 0.028% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £450 £575 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +22.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
+61.53% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7575 7114 8747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.28% 32.90% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5333 4964 5862
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 167 227
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £14.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £54.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
LIMS
England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (41.67%) SAP
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (25.00%) Cadence
3 3 (25.00%) GMP
3 3 (25.00%) GLP
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) SAP Security
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) E-Learning
4 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Logistics
5 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (8.33%) NHS
5 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (8.33%) SAP BI
General
1 3 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
2 2 (16.67%) SAP Trainer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Support
2 2 (16.67%) Trainer
3 1 (8.33%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Development Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) E-Learning
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
1 3 (25.00%) SAP Security
2 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) GMP
1 3 (25.00%) GLP
2 1 (8.33%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) SAP
2 3 (25.00%) Cadence
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) HP