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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 564 560 524
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -36
Contract jobs citing LIMS 23 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.012% 0.015%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.039% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 4
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£575 £563 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £533 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £593 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £563 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +73.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £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
15696 15542 13865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.85% 30.62% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9694 9462 8318
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 628 781
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

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 3 March 2015.

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 28 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 3 March 2015. 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 +9 22 £575 +2.22% 4
South East - 17 £575 - 1
East of England +8 3 £200 -66.66% 2
Cambridge - 2 £200 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £200 - 1
London +6 1 £400 -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Royston - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 20 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 17 (48.57%) GAMP
3 12 (34.29%) Project Management
4 10 (28.57%) GxP
4 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 9 (25.71%) QMS
5 9 (25.71%) Quality Management
5 9 (25.71%) Validation
5 9 (25.71%) GMP
6 8 (22.86%) Change Management
7 6 (17.14%) Information Management
8 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 5 (14.29%) SAP
9 4 (11.43%) NHS
9 4 (11.43%) SAP QM
10 3 (8.57%) Migration
10 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
10 3 (8.57%) PMP
10 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
10 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (8.57%) SQL
11 2 (5.71%) Java
11 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
11 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
11 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
11 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (5.71%) PACS
11 2 (5.71%) Informatics
11 2 (5.71%) Data Migration

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) SAP QM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.86%) SAP BI
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
General
1 20 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (20.00%) Change Manager
3 3 (8.57%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) SAP QM Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Programme Manager
5 1 (2.86%) NHS Programme Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Data Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Java Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) J2EE
1 1 (2.86%) JSP
1 1 (2.86%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) NHS
2 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) PACS
3 2 (5.71%) e-Health
3 2 (5.71%) Informatics
3 2 (5.71%) Health Informatics
4 1 (2.86%) PMI
4 1 (2.86%) NPfIT
4 1 (2.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Project Management
2 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 9 (25.71%) QMS
3 9 (25.71%) Quality Management
3 9 (25.71%) Validation
4 8 (22.86%) Change Management
5 6 (17.14%) Information Management
6 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.57%) Migration
7 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.71%) Analytics
8 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.86%) Data Cleansing
9 1 (2.86%) Web Development
9 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Java
2 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) PMP
1 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (48.57%) GAMP
2 10 (28.57%) GxP
3 9 (25.71%) GMP
4 2 (5.71%) HL7
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (2.86%) Agilent
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
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