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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 388 394 385
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing LIMS 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.040% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.025% 0.11% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£550 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £525 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +61.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8107 8548 8471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.85% 37.63% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5563 6011 5752
Average daily rate £463 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 148 196
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.15 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £41.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

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 16 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) PMP
2 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) GAMP
3 1 (25.00%) GxP
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (25.00%) PMI
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) SAP QM
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP QM
General
1 3 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) PMP
1 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) GAMP
1 1 (25.00%) GxP
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP