Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 805 795 833
Rank change year-on-year -10 +38 -18
Contract jobs citing LIMS 21 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.027% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.069% 0.082% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 9
England median daily rate £438 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +13.97% -33.66%
10th Percentile £369 £276 £258
90th Percentile £535 £624 £503
UK median daily rate £438 £369 £340
% change year-on-year +18.64% +8.46% -32.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 30,612 29,224 32,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.67% 32.76% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,727 19,188 21,126
England median daily rate £451 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +1.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 852 1,016 1,311
England median hourly rate £21.79 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.74% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.20 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.85 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.56% +2.50% +14.29%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
London -48 10 £456 +21.67% 1
East of England -6 3 £390 +12.23% 2
North of England +48 2 £350 - 3
North West +13 2 £350 - 2
South East -17 2 £500 -4.76% 4
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
Midlands - 1 - - 5
LIMS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for LIMS.

1 8 (38.10%) Migration
1 8 (38.10%) Data Migration
2 7 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (28.57%) NHS
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
4 5 (23.81%) Informatics
4 5 (23.81%) Health Informatics
4 5 (23.81%) Analytics
4 5 (23.81%) PACS
4 5 (23.81%) e-Health
4 5 (23.81%) HL7
4 5 (23.81%) Electronic Patient Records
5 4 (19.05%) LabWare
5 4 (19.05%) Data Governance
5 4 (19.05%) Information Management
5 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
5 4 (19.05%) SCADA
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (19.05%) SAP
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) SEO
6 3 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (14.29%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 3 (14.29%) Python
6 3 (14.29%) MySQL
6 3 (14.29%) GxP
6 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 3 (14.29%) C++

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 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) TrackWise
2 1 (4.76%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Electronic Patient Records
2 3 (14.29%) MySQL
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) LSMW
General
1 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
2 3 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (9.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Data Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Automation Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) IT Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Python Developer
4 3 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) SAP Data Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) IT Manager
5 2 (9.52%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) LIMS Manager
5 2 (9.52%) LIMS Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Tableau Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Business Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) REST
1 3 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) NHS
2 5 (23.81%) e-Health
2 5 (23.81%) PACS
3 4 (19.05%) SCADA
4 3 (14.29%) Data Structures
4 3 (14.29%) Life Science
5 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Data Migration
1 8 (38.10%) Migration
2 7 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (23.81%) Analytics
3 5 (23.81%) Health Informatics
3 5 (23.81%) Informatics
4 4 (19.05%) Data Governance
4 4 (19.05%) Information Management
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) SEO
5 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
6 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
7 1 (4.76%) Benchmarking
7 1 (4.76%) Data Acquisition
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C++
2 3 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
2 3 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
1 2 (9.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) HL7
2 3 (14.29%) GxP
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) LabWare
1 4 (19.05%) SAP
2 2 (9.52%) Cerner
2 2 (9.52%) Tableau
3 1 (4.76%) Cognizant