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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 601 633 625
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -8
Contract jobs citing LIMS 20 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.022% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.065% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 8
Median daily rate £388 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £305 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £383 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.37% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
16123 18383 17912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 33.35% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10442 11565 11372
Median daily rate £430 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 790 744
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +15.72%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
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 +15 18 £400 -3.61% 3
London +22 13 £388 -22.50%
South East - 4 £525 -
Berkshire - 2 £525 -
Bracknell - 2 £525 -
East of England -2 1 £348 -30.50%
Cardiff - 1 £350 -
South Wales - 1 £350 -
Ipswich - 1 £348 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £450 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 £348 -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 18 (41.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (32.56%) Information Management
3 12 (27.91%) Manufacturing
4 9 (20.93%) Migration
4 9 (20.93%) SQL
4 9 (20.93%) Data Migration
5 8 (18.60%) System Testing
5 8 (18.60%) .NET
5 8 (18.60%) C#
5 8 (18.60%) Validation
6 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
6 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (13.95%) GMP
7 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.63%) Workflow
8 5 (11.63%) ERP
8 5 (11.63%) CRM
8 5 (11.63%) SAP
8 5 (11.63%) Logistics
8 5 (11.63%) Degree
9 4 (9.30%) ISO13485
9 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Life Science
9 4 (9.30%) Project Planning
9 4 (9.30%) LSMW
9 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.30%) Demand Management
9 4 (9.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (9.30%) ABAP
9 4 (9.30%) EDI

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 (6.98%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.98%) MS Project
2 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) SAP QM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP PM
2 1 (2.33%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) LSMW
General
1 18 (41.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (27.91%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Developer
2 7 (16.28%) Consultant
2 7 (16.28%) Software Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) C# Developer
4 5 (11.63%) .NET Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (11.63%) C# Software Developer
4 5 (11.63%) LIMS Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Project Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (9.30%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (6.98%) SAP QM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) Life Science
3 3 (6.98%) FMCG
3 3 (6.98%) NHS
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Chemistry
5 1 (2.33%) Blog
5 1 (2.33%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Information Management
2 9 (20.93%) Data Migration
2 9 (20.93%) Migration
3 8 (18.60%) System Testing
3 8 (18.60%) Validation
4 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (11.63%) CRM
5 5 (11.63%) ERP
5 5 (11.63%) Logistics
5 5 (11.63%) Workflow
6 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (9.30%) Demand Management
6 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Project Planning
7 3 (6.98%) Test Management
8 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.65%) Project Management
8 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.33%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 8 (18.60%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) GMP
2 4 (9.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (9.30%) ISO13485
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) FlexNet
1 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) SAP
2 2 (4.65%) LabVantage
2 2 (4.65%) LabWare
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Progress
3 1 (2.33%) Twitter