The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 570 557 569
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing LIMS 10 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.024% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.074% 0.089% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Average daily rate
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- £625 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +108.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +55.55%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13575 13529 14275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.54% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8238 8164 8195
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 546 610 770
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%

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 27 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 23 July 2014. 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 -15 8 - - 5
London +2 7 - -
Oxford - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - -
York - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 3
East of England - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Blackpool - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Chester - - - -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 5 (27.78%) C#
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (16.67%) Release Management
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 3 (16.67%) GMP
3 3 (16.67%) GLP
3 3 (16.67%) SAP
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) NHS
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.11%) Finance
4 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (11.11%) PLM
4 2 (11.11%) VBA
4 2 (11.11%) HTML
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) ISO 9001
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.11%) Time Management

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP SCM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) StreamInsight
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
General
1 4 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.56%) LIMS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) JDBC
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) ODBC
3 1 (5.56%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) NHS
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.11%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
1 3 (16.67%) Release Management
2 2 (11.11%) Time Management
2 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (11.11%) Information Management
2 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.11%) PLM
2 2 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.56%) ERP
3 1 (5.56%) EAM
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Logistics
3 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Analytics
3 1 (5.56%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) VBA
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) GMP
1 3 (16.67%) GLP
2 2 (11.11%) ISO 9001
2 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) DevExpress
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