The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 144
Contract jobs citing LIMS 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England - - 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £550
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

LIMS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 748 797 797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 32.19% 31.27% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 451 432
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 74 78
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.54 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.06% -40.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.46 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing LIMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for LIMS in the East of England

LIMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LIMS in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for LIMS in the East of England

LIMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LIMS in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for LIMS.

1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) PACS
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (100.00%) PMO

LIMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Electronic Patient Records
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) PMO Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) PMO Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Project Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Project Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) PACS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PMO