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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 616 598 582
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -16
Contract jobs citing LIMS 10 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.027% 0.012%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.060% 0.087% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 2
Average daily rate £305 £550 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.54% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £400 £533
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £600 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £575 £563
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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
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 7 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 12 February 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
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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 -7 10 £305 -44.54% 7
North West - 4 £305 - 2
London +8 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £305 - 2
South East +9 2 - - 3
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (41.67%) Information Management
2 8 (33.33%) NHS
3 7 (29.17%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (16.67%) Informatics
5 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
7 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
7 2 (8.33%) MS Project
7 2 (8.33%) SAP
7 2 (8.33%) SAP MM
7 2 (8.33%) SAP PP
7 2 (8.33%) Service Management
7 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
7 2 (8.33%) Validation
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Degree
7 2 (8.33%) Logistics
7 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.33%) SAP QM
7 2 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (8.33%) SAP PP-PI
7 2 (8.33%) WebEx
7 2 (8.33%) Life Science

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Project
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP MM
1 2 (8.33%) SAP PP
1 2 (8.33%) SAP PP-PI
1 2 (8.33%) SAP QM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) WebEx
2 1 (4.17%) FTP
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
General
1 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Project Manager
2 8 (33.33%) LIMS Manager
2 8 (33.33%) LIMS Project Manager
3 6 (25.00%) Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) LIMS Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Healthcare Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Healthcare Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) NHS Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (8.33%) IT Manager
6 2 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) SAP QM Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Implementation Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) NHS
2 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
3 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.67%) Informatics
4 2 (8.33%) Blog
4 2 (8.33%) Life Science
5 1 (4.17%) ASTM
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Information Management
2 7 (29.17%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Logistics
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Validation
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Business Development
6 1 (4.17%) People Management
6 1 (4.17%) Product Management
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C#
1 1 (4.17%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PMP
2 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Samba
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) TECHNIDATA
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