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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 579 534 575
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +41
Contract jobs citing LIMS 8 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.021% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.056% 0.082% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 9
Average daily rate £450 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £313 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
+61.53% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 25 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -86 8 £450 +38.46% 8
London -18 7 £450 -21.73%
North West - 1 £525 - 2
South East - - - - 3
East of England - - - - 3
Abingdon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Weybridge - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Hampshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (31.58%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 5 (26.32%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) SAP
2 5 (26.32%) JDBC
2 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
3 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
4 3 (15.79%) GMP
4 3 (15.79%) GLP
4 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.79%) CSS
4 3 (15.79%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Informatics
4 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
4 3 (15.79%) Spring
4 3 (15.79%) Maven
4 3 (15.79%) Cadence
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Web Development
4 3 (15.79%) jQuery
4 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.79%) SAP Security
5 2 (10.53%) StreamInsight
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) StreamInsight
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
1 3 (15.79%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (26.32%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Architect
3 2 (10.53%) SAP Trainer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Support
3 2 (10.53%) Trainer
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) JDBC
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) Spring
2 3 (15.79%) jQuery
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) ODBC
3 2 (10.53%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Informatics
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) E-Learning
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Web Development
2 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
2 3 (15.79%) SAP Security
3 2 (10.53%) Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Release Management
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
3 2 (10.53%) ERP
3 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
3 2 (10.53%) EAM
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Information Management
4 1 (5.26%) Logistics
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) GMP
1 3 (15.79%) GLP
2 1 (5.26%) GAMP
2 1 (5.26%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
1 5 (26.32%) SAP
2 3 (15.79%) Cadence
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
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