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 3 months to 23 April 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)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 628 595
Rank change year-on-year +49 -33  
Contract jobs citing LIMS 6 5 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.014% 0.010% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.041% 0.030% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 17
Median daily rate £313 £250 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -56.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £250 £575
% change year-on-year +20.00% -56.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14544 16806 16463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.47% 32.64% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9561 11225 10217
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 509 612
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +29.72%  

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 3 £313 -
North West - 2 - -
East of England +3 1 £193 -22.93% 1
LIMS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 England region with a requirement for LIMS.

1 8 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (27.78%) Validation
4 4 (22.22%) LabWare
4 4 (22.22%) Workflow
4 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 4 (22.22%) CRM
4 4 (22.22%) ERP
4 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 3 (16.67%) GMP
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Life Science
5 3 (16.67%) Information Management
6 2 (11.11%) Chemistry
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) NHS
6 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (11.11%) Acronis
6 2 (11.11%) Change Control
7 1 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (5.56%) Twitter
7 1 (5.56%) Project Governance
7 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder 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:

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) LIMS Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) LIMS Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Change Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Project Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Project Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (16.67%) Life Science
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) NHS
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Blog
4 1 (5.56%) PACS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Validation
3 4 (22.22%) CRM
3 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 4 (22.22%) ERP
3 4 (22.22%) Workflow
4 3 (16.67%) Information Management
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Change Control
5 2 (11.11%) Chemistry
6 1 (5.56%) Gantt Chart
6 1 (5.56%) IT Strategy
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Project Governance
6 1 (5.56%) QMS
6 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) GMP
2 1 (5.56%) HL7
2 1 (5.56%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) LabWare
2 2 (11.11%) Acronis
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) LabVantage
3 1 (5.56%) Twitter