The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 600 566 547
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -19
Contract jobs citing LIMS 12 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.024% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.070% 0.074% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £175 -
% change year-on-year
+142.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
17154 16116 15213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.16% 31.59% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10993 10049 8875
Average daily rate £413 £401 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 674 844
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

LIMS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LIMS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 November 2014.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -5 11 £413 +3.12% 7
East of England -13 4 £140 - 4
Essex - 3 £140 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
London -13 2 £413 +3.12%
South East - 2 £375 - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Mirfield - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Witham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chertsey - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (27.59%) SAP
1 8 (27.59%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (24.14%) NHS
3 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
3 6 (20.69%) Information Management
4 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
4 5 (17.24%) Validation
4 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
5 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
5 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (10.34%) Analytics
6 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
6 3 (10.34%) Degree
6 3 (10.34%) Informatics
6 3 (10.34%) Change Management
6 3 (10.34%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) SAP QM
6 3 (10.34%) GxP
6 3 (10.34%) GAMP
6 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
6 3 (10.34%) C#
6 3 (10.34%) .NET
6 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle
7 2 (6.90%) HTML
7 2 (6.90%) VBA
7 2 (6.90%) SharePoint

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) SAP QM
2 2 (6.90%) SAP SCM
3 1 (3.45%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.45%) SAP BI
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (27.59%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Dutch Language
4 1 (3.45%) French Language
4 1 (3.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Consultant
2 4 (13.79%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Manager
3 3 (10.34%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) SAP QM Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Configuration Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
4 1 (3.45%) NHS Programme Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Lead Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Tester
4 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
4 1 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (3.45%) SAP PI
3 1 (3.45%) WCF
3 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) NHS
2 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
3 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.34%) Informatics
5 2 (6.90%) PACS
5 2 (6.90%) FMCG
5 2 (6.90%) Health Informatics
5 2 (6.90%) e-Health
6 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.45%) SCADA
6 1 (3.45%) NPfIT
6 1 (3.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Information Management
2 5 (17.24%) Validation
3 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Analytics
4 3 (10.34%) Change Management
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Data Management
5 2 (6.90%) PLM
5 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Time Management
5 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.45%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.45%) Document Management
6 1 (3.45%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (3.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C#
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) VBA
4 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) PMP
2 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) GxP
1 3 (10.34%) GAMP
2 2 (6.90%) ISO 9001
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) SAP
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter
3 1 (3.45%) Siemens
3 1 (3.45%) Business Objects