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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 421 412 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing LIMS 7 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.028% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.080% 0.073% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £175 -
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
8779 9552 9389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.63% 37.70% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6110 6725 6478
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 155 239
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -15.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.20 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 2014.

LIMS Daily Rate Histogram in London

LIMS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the London region over the 3 months to 21 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
City of London +22 2 £275 -33.33%
LIMS
England

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 5 (35.71%) NHS
1 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
2 4 (28.57%) SAP
2 4 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Validation
3 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 2 (14.29%) PLM
4 2 (14.29%) SAP SCM
4 2 (14.29%) FMCG
4 2 (14.29%) GAMP
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) MS Office
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Siemens
5 1 (7.14%) GxP
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) Information Management
5 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP SCM
2 1 (7.14%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
2 4 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Systems Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Lead Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
3 1 (7.14%) NHS Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) NHS
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) FMCG
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) SCADA
4 1 (7.14%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) PLM
3 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.14%) Information Management
3 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (7.14%) Release Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) GAMP
2 1 (7.14%) GxP
2 1 (7.14%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Siemens
3 1 (7.14%) HP