The 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 603 577 546
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -31
Contract jobs citing LIMS 10 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.028% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.057% 0.089% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
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£525 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £315
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £35.00

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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 8 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 3 July 2015. 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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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 -34 10 £525 +16.66% 8
East of England - 5 £500 - 2
London -21 3 £550 +22.22%
Essex - 3 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £500 -
Cambridge - 2 £500 -
Chelmsford - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 24 (63.16%) Pharmaceutical
2 20 (52.63%) GAMP
3 17 (44.74%) Project Management
4 12 (31.58%) Change Management
5 11 (28.95%) GxP
6 10 (26.32%) Information Management
7 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (21.05%) Validation
8 6 (15.79%) Quality Management
8 6 (15.79%) QMS
8 6 (15.79%) GMP
9 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
9 5 (13.16%) SQL
9 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
10 4 (10.53%) Web Development
10 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.53%) HTML
10 4 (10.53%) Java
10 4 (10.53%) JSP
10 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
10 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
11 3 (7.89%) FMCG
11 3 (7.89%) SAP
11 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (7.89%) PMP
11 3 (7.89%) PMI Certification
11 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (5.26%) SAP QM
12 2 (5.26%) Migration
12 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (2.63%) Documentum
1 1 (2.63%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP QM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) SAN
1 1 (2.63%) Wireless
1 1 (2.63%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
General
1 24 (63.16%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Project Manager
2 11 (28.95%) Change Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.63%) NHS Project Manager
7 1 (2.63%) NHS Programme Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) HTML
1 4 (10.53%) JSP
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) Catalyst
2 1 (2.63%) DBIx::Class
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) FMCG
3 2 (5.26%) Life Science
4 1 (2.63%) NHS
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Project Management
2 12 (31.58%) Change Management
3 10 (26.32%) Information Management
4 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 8 (21.05%) Validation
5 6 (15.79%) Quality Management
5 6 (15.79%) QMS
6 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.53%) Web Development
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.26%) Migration
9 1 (2.63%) MVC
9 1 (2.63%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.63%) Content Management
9 1 (2.63%) Bioinformatics
9 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Content Management
9 1 (2.63%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (7.89%) PMP
1 3 (7.89%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (52.63%) GAMP
2 11 (28.95%) GxP
3 6 (15.79%) GMP
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) SAP
2 1 (2.63%) Citrix
2 1 (2.63%) Nokia
2 1 (2.63%) Agilent
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
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