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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK
Rank 566 605 604
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -1
Contract jobs citing LIMS 15 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.026% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.078% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 11
Median daily rate £450 £340 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £293 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £449 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £340 £550
% change year-on-year
+28.67% -38.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.70 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.70 - £45.00

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
14313 16654 15991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.49% 32.80% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9149 10570 10037
Median daily rate £438 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 705 655
Median hourly rate £21.04 £21.50 £17.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.16% +22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.99 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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 22 January 2017.

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 14 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +37 12 £488 +43.38% 3
London +11 7 £450 -
South East - 4 £525 - 1
Wales - 2 £350 -
Berkshire - 2 £525 -
Cardiff - 2 £350 -
South Wales - 2 £350 -
Bracknell - 2 £525 -
East of England 0 1 £348 -30.50%
Ipswich - 1 £348 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £450 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £348 -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 16 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (33.33%) Information Management
3 9 (25.00%) SQL
4 8 (22.22%) .NET
4 8 (22.22%) C#
4 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 8 (22.22%) Migration
4 8 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 8 (22.22%) System Testing
4 8 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (19.44%) Validation
6 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.89%) Workflow
7 5 (13.89%) CRM
7 5 (13.89%) ERP
7 5 (13.89%) Degree
8 4 (11.11%) Life Science
8 4 (11.11%) ISO13485
8 4 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (11.11%) GMP
8 4 (11.11%) SAP
8 4 (11.11%) Logistics
9 3 (8.33%) SAP QM
9 3 (8.33%) LSMW
9 3 (8.33%) NHS
9 3 (8.33%) MS Project
9 3 (8.33%) ABAP
9 3 (8.33%) EDI
9 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement

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 3 (8.33%) MS Project
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) SAP QM
2 1 (2.78%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) LSMW
2 1 (2.78%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 16 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (22.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Consultant
2 7 (19.44%) Software Developer
3 6 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 5 (13.89%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) C# Software Developer
4 5 (13.89%) LIMS Manager
5 4 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (8.33%) LIMS Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) PMO Lead
6 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) SAP QM Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Software Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (11.11%) Life Science
4 3 (8.33%) FMCG
4 3 (8.33%) NHS
5 2 (5.56%) Chemistry
6 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.78%) Blog
6 1 (2.78%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Information Management
2 8 (22.22%) Data Migration
2 8 (22.22%) Migration
2 8 (22.22%) System Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Validation
4 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.89%) CRM
5 5 (13.89%) ERP
5 5 (13.89%) Workflow
6 4 (11.11%) Logistics
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (8.33%) Demand Management
7 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 3 (8.33%) Test Management
8 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.56%) Project Management
8 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.78%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 4 (11.11%) GMP
1 4 (11.11%) ISO13485
2 1 (2.78%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) FlexNet
1 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) SAP
2 2 (5.56%) LabVantage
2 2 (5.56%) LabWare
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Progress
3 1 (2.78%) Twitter