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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 631 629 603
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -26
Contract jobs citing LIMS 15 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.016% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.084% 0.051% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £450 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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
17912 17629 17157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.26% 31.98% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11597 10995 10513
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 656 693
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 28 June 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 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 28 June 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 +3 14 £450 -14.28% 2
London +1 10 £481 -12.50%
Birmingham - 3 £450 -
West Midlands - 3 £450 -
North West - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 14 (70.00%) Manufacturing
2 9 (45.00%) Migration
3 8 (40.00%) SAP
4 7 (35.00%) Logistics
5 6 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (25.00%) SAP QM
6 5 (25.00%) Quality Management
6 5 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (25.00%) SCADA
6 5 (25.00%) Life Science
6 5 (25.00%) Information Management
6 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (20.00%) FMCG
7 4 (20.00%) SAP PP-PI
7 4 (20.00%) SAP MM
7 4 (20.00%) SAP PP
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) Publishing
8 3 (15.00%) SAP PM
8 3 (15.00%) Retail
8 3 (15.00%) LSMW
8 3 (15.00%) Billing
8 3 (15.00%) EDI
8 3 (15.00%) ABAP
8 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (15.00%) Demand Management
8 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
9 2 (10.00%) GxP

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 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) SAP QM
2 4 (20.00%) SAP MM
2 4 (20.00%) SAP PP
2 4 (20.00%) SAP PP-PI
3 3 (15.00%) SAP PM
4 1 (5.00%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) FTP
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) LSMW
General
1 14 (70.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (15.00%) Billing
3 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Publishing
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Consultant
2 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 8 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (35.00%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (20.00%) SAP QM Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) SAP PM Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (10.00%) LIMS Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Functional Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Information Management Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Management Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Quality Management Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Life Science
1 5 (25.00%) SCADA
2 4 (20.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Migration
2 7 (35.00%) Logistics
3 5 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) Information Management
3 5 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Demand Management
4 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.00%) SDLC
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) ABAP
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) GxP
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) LabWare