Period
to 20 October 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LIMS over the 6 months to 20 October 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 475 737 811
Rank change year-on-year +262 +74 +19
Contract jobs citing LIMS 15 44 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.057% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 13
Median daily rate £425 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £345 £313 £319
90th Percentile £653 £542 £569
UK median daily rate £425 £325 £450
% change year-on-year +30.77% -27.82% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £41.25 -
UK median hourly rate - £41.25 -

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

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 9,390 24,249 30,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.66% 31.46% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,062 15,560 20,157
Median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £264 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 927 952
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.34 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £34.13 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +58.72% +7.50% -

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing LIMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for LIMS in England

LIMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LIMS in England.

Daily rate trend for LIMS in England

LIMS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LIMS in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for LIMS in England

LIMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LIMS in England.

Hourly rate trend for LIMS in England

LIMS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +180 6 £425 -17.07% 1
South East +185 4 £431 +23.21% 2
East of England +84 3 £425 -11.69% 1
North of England +118 2 £427 +31.23% 1
North East +33 1 £303 -6.77%
Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
LIMS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing LIMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for LIMS.

1 8 (53.33%) Information Management
2 5 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (33.33%) NHS
2 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (26.67%) Validation
3 4 (26.67%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Physics
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Talend
5 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (13.33%) ERP
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Cerner
5 2 (13.33%) Power Platform
5 2 (13.33%) PowerApps
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Data Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Power BI
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Rockwell
6 1 (6.67%) Terraform
6 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop

LIMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Power Platform
1 2 (13.33%) PowerApps
2 1 (6.67%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (13.33%) Power BI
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Management Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Information Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Programme Manager
3 1 (6.67%) LIMS Manager
3 1 (6.67%) LIMS Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Product Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Product Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Product Owner
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) QA Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Software Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) Django
1 1 (6.67%) jQuery
1 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 5 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Life Science
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Information Management
2 4 (26.67%) Validation
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (13.33%) Data Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) Physics
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Product Roadmap
5 1 (6.67%) Project Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Gathering
5 1 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Groovy
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (6.67%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cerner
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Talend
2 1 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Rockwell
2 1 (6.67%) SAP