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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 636 607 605
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -2
Contract jobs citing LIMS 5 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.045% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.028% 0.14% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 5
Median daily rate £250 £575 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.52% +27.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £575 £525
% change year-on-year
-56.52% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
18175 17739 17537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.70% 31.71% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11814 10738 10727
Median daily rate £425 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 704 768
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.93 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

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
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 10 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 6 May 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 trends)
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 -43 5 £250 -56.52% 3
South East -23 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 - -
East of England +4 1 £250 -
North West - 1 - - 2
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £250 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £250 -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 7 (43.75%) Information Management
2 5 (31.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Informatics
3 4 (25.00%) Life Science
3 4 (25.00%) SAP PP-PI
3 4 (25.00%) SAP MM
3 4 (25.00%) SAP PP
3 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 4 (25.00%) NHS
3 4 (25.00%) Logistics
3 4 (25.00%) SAP QM
3 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 4 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.25%) GxP
5 1 (6.25%) PMP

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SAP MM
1 4 (25.00%) SAP PP
1 4 (25.00%) SAP PP-PI
1 4 (25.00%) SAP QM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) WebEx
General
1 5 (31.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) LIMS Manager
2 4 (25.00%) LIMS Project Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) SAP QM Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) LIMS Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Healthcare Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Healthcare Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Information Management Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Management Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) NHS Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Informatics
1 4 (25.00%) Life Science
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Blog
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Information Management
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Logistics
3 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GxP
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) LabWare
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