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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 587 562 588
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +26
Contract jobs citing LIMS 14 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.024% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.099% 0.093% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
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£275 £525 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.61% +75.00%
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%

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
14120 13908 14654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.15% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8449 8513 8505
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £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 609 615 803
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -24.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 23 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 20 August 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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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 -26 11 £275 -47.61% 7
London +15 9 £275 -56.00% 1
Oxford - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - - 1
York - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - -
Blackpool - - - -
Chertsey - - - -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) C#
2 6 (24.00%) .NET
2 6 (24.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (20.00%) MS Office
3 5 (20.00%) NHS
4 4 (16.00%) SAP
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (12.00%) Information Management
5 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) GMP
5 3 (12.00%) GLP
5 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (12.00%) Degree
5 3 (12.00%) Release Management
6 2 (8.00%) PLM
6 2 (8.00%) HL7
6 2 (8.00%) Data Management
6 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.00%) DevExpress

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (4.00%) IIS
1 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP SCM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) StreamInsight
4 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
General
1 6 (24.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Dutch Language
4 1 (4.00%) French Language
4 1 (4.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Applications Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) JDBC
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) ODBC
4 1 (4.00%) OLE DB
4 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) NHS
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) FMCG
3 1 (4.00%) SCADA
3 1 (4.00%) Informatics
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Information Management
1 3 (12.00%) Release Management
2 2 (8.00%) Time Management
2 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (8.00%) Analytics
2 2 (8.00%) Change Management
2 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (8.00%) Validation
2 2 (8.00%) PLM
2 2 (8.00%) Data Management
2 2 (8.00%) Project Management
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL
2 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (8.00%) ERP
3 1 (4.00%) SOA
3 1 (4.00%) Service Management
3 1 (4.00%) EAM
3 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) GMP
1 3 (12.00%) GLP
2 2 (8.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) HL7
3 1 (4.00%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
1 4 (16.00%) SAP
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) DevExpress
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter
4 1 (4.00%) Siemens
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