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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 597 556 529
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -27
Contract jobs citing LIMS 11 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.025% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.066% 0.081% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
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£425 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+32.14% -
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
16749 16076 14715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.28% 31.11% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10786 9968 8670
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 695 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.51 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -32 10 £456 +30.35% 4
North Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
South East - 3 £400 - 1
London +19 2 £413 -
East of England -7 2 £200 - 2
Cambridgeshire -13 1 £200 - 1
Essex - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 £200 -
Chertsey - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brentwood - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Mirfield - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Witham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 9 (32.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (28.57%) NHS
2 8 (28.57%) SAP
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) Validation
4 5 (17.86%) Manufacturing
5 4 (14.29%) GAMP
5 4 (14.29%) GxP
5 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) Information Management
5 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (10.71%) Change Management
6 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 3 (10.71%) SAP QM
6 3 (10.71%) Informatics
6 3 (10.71%) Analytics
7 2 (7.14%) Health Informatics
7 2 (7.14%) FMCG
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) HL7
7 2 (7.14%) SAP SCM
7 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (7.14%) e-Health
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix
7 2 (7.14%) PMP
7 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP QM
2 2 (7.14%) SAP SCM
3 1 (3.57%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.57%) SAP BI
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (32.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (17.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Dutch Language
3 1 (3.57%) French Language
3 1 (3.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.71%) SAP QM Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) J2EE
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.57%) WCF
1 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (3.57%) SAP PI
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) NHS
2 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.71%) Informatics
4 2 (7.14%) Health Informatics
4 2 (7.14%) FMCG
4 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) e-Health
4 2 (7.14%) PACS
5 1 (3.57%) NPfIT
5 1 (3.57%) PMI
5 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.57%) SCADA
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Validation
2 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 4 (14.29%) Project Management
2 4 (14.29%) Information Management
3 3 (10.71%) Change Management
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Analytics
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.14%) PLM
5 1 (3.57%) Service Management
5 1 (3.57%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) ITSM
5 1 (3.57%) MVC
5 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.57%) Document Management
5 1 (3.57%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) PMP
1 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) GAMP
1 4 (14.29%) GxP
2 2 (7.14%) HL7
3 1 (3.57%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (7.14%) Citrix
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.57%) Siemens
3 1 (3.57%) Twitter
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