The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 626 643 621
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -22
Contract jobs citing LIMS 27 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.026% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.079% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 2
Median daily rate £350 £305 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +10.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 -
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18076 18956 18551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.41% 32.46% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11685 11908 11110
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 769 772
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.65 £46.21 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.58 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +3.05%

LIMS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing LIMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

LIMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LIMS
Daily Rate Trend

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

LIMS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LIMS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LIMS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

LIMS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LIMS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LIMS within the UK.

LIMS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LIMS
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +7 15 £450 +114.28% 2
Scotland - 11 £350 -
London -1 9 £363 -
Highlands - 6 £275 -
Inverness - 6 £275 -
West Midlands - 3 £450 -
Edinburgh - 3 £350 -
Birmingham - 3 £450 -
Cardiff +18 1 - -
Wales +18 1 - -
South Wales +17 1 - -
City of London - 1 £225 -
Chester - 1 £350 -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 £350 -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 with a requirement for LIMS.

1 14 (43.75%) Manufacturing
2 13 (40.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 12 (37.50%) Information Management
4 9 (28.13%) SQL
5 8 (25.00%) C#
5 8 (25.00%) .NET
5 8 (25.00%) System Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Migration
7 6 (18.75%) SAP
7 6 (18.75%) Validation
8 5 (15.63%) Data Migration
8 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
8 5 (15.63%) SCADA
8 5 (15.63%) Logistics
8 5 (15.63%) LSMW
8 5 (15.63%) Project Planning
8 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
8 5 (15.63%) ABAP
8 5 (15.63%) EDI
8 5 (15.63%) GMP
8 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (15.63%) Demand Management
9 4 (12.50%) ISO13485
9 4 (12.50%) FMCG
9 4 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (9.38%) SAP PM
10 3 (9.38%) SAP QM
10 3 (9.38%) Publishing
10 3 (9.38%) Degree

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) SAP PM
1 3 (9.38%) SAP QM
2 1 (3.13%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) LSMW
General
1 14 (43.75%) Manufacturing
2 13 (40.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (9.38%) Billing
3 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Publishing
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Architect
1 8 (25.00%) Developer
1 8 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 7 (21.88%) Software Developer
3 6 (18.75%) C# Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) C# Software Developer
4 5 (15.63%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) SAP PM Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Software Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) LIMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
1 5 (15.63%) SCADA
2 4 (12.50%) FMCG
3 2 (6.25%) Life Science
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Information Management
2 8 (25.00%) System Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Migration
4 6 (18.75%) Validation
5 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (15.63%) Data Migration
5 5 (15.63%) Demand Management
5 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Logistics
5 5 (15.63%) Project Planning
5 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.13%) Contingency Planning
6 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.13%) SDLC
6 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (15.63%) ABAP
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) GMP
2 4 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (12.50%) ISO13485
3 1 (3.13%) GxP
3 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) SAP
2 1 (3.13%) LabVantage
2 1 (3.13%) LabWare
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle