Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 813 795 823
Rank change year-on-year -18 +28 -23
Contract jobs citing LIMS 37 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.013% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.038% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 8
England median daily rate £513 £313 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.00% -3.10% -43.91%
10th Percentile £365 £228 £246
90th Percentile £569 £456 £520
UK median daily rate £475 £306 £323
% change year-on-year +55.10% -5.04% -42.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £13.70 -

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 30,919 28,777 32,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.02% 34.35% 33.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,371 18,789 21,865
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £665 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £455 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +2.48% +4.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 970 1,012 1,080
England median hourly rate £23.00 £19.68 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.86% -6.27% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.37
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +16.14%

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for LIMS in England

LIMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LIMS in England

LIMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LIMS in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LIMS in England

LIMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor 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 18 June 2018. 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
South East +4 12 £563 +45.16% 1
East of England +8 11 - - 4
London -34 9 £494 +58.00% 5
North of England -15 3 £413 - 2
North West -28 1 £375 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £475 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Midlands - 1 £475 - 3
North East - 1 - -
LIMS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 17 (45.95%) SharePoint
2 16 (43.24%) Quality Management
3 15 (40.54%) Validation
4 14 (37.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 13 (35.14%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (35.14%) Migration
5 13 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (32.43%) Data Management
6 12 (32.43%) GxP
6 12 (32.43%) PRINCE2
7 11 (29.73%) SQL
7 11 (29.73%) Document Management
7 11 (29.73%) Life Science
7 11 (29.73%) CAPA
7 11 (29.73%) Clinical Data Management
8 10 (27.03%) CAD
9 9 (24.32%) PACS
9 9 (24.32%) Manufacturing
9 9 (24.32%) QMS
9 9 (24.32%) Content Management
9 9 (24.32%) Analytics
9 9 (24.32%) Electronic Patient Records
10 8 (21.62%) Health Informatics
10 8 (21.62%) e-Health
10 8 (21.62%) Informatics
10 8 (21.62%) HL7
10 8 (21.62%) Data Migration
10 8 (21.62%) SaaS
10 8 (21.62%) NHS
10 8 (21.62%) Project Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 17 (45.95%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.22%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) SaaS
2 7 (18.92%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) Electronic Patient Records
2 5 (13.51%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (13.51%) MS Access
3 2 (5.41%) QlikView
3 2 (5.41%) SAP BW
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (37.84%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (24.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) IT Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Business Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Project Manager
5 6 (16.22%) IT Manager
5 6 (16.22%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (13.51%) IT Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) IT Support
6 5 (13.51%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Information Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) LIMS Business Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Validation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (29.73%) Life Science
3 9 (24.32%) PACS
4 8 (21.62%) e-Health
4 8 (21.62%) NHS
5 3 (8.11%) FMCG
6 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
6 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Quality Management
2 15 (40.54%) Validation
3 13 (35.14%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (35.14%) Migration
4 12 (32.43%) Data Management
4 12 (32.43%) PRINCE2
5 11 (29.73%) CAPA
5 11 (29.73%) Clinical Data Management
5 11 (29.73%) Document Management
6 10 (27.03%) CAD
7 9 (24.32%) Analytics
7 9 (24.32%) Content Management
7 9 (24.32%) QMS
8 8 (21.62%) Data Migration
8 8 (21.62%) Health Informatics
8 8 (21.62%) Informatics
8 8 (21.62%) Project Management
9 7 (18.92%) Data Modelling
9 7 (18.92%) ITIL
10 6 (16.22%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) VBA
3 2 (5.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) GxP
2 8 (21.62%) HL7
3 4 (10.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (10.81%) GCP
3 4 (10.81%) GLP
3 4 (10.81%) GMP
4 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
4 2 (5.41%) QA
4 2 (5.41%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) JD Edwards
2 4 (10.81%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) LabVantage
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle