Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 800 833 841
Rank change year-on-year +33 +8 +25
Contract jobs citing LIMS 65 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.068% 0.030% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.088% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 15
England median daily rate £438 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% +16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £316 £375 £236
90th Percentile £550 £525 £614
UK median daily rate £438 £431 £350
% change year-on-year +1.51% +23.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £22.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -44.05% -

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 31,878 31,907 31,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.45% 33.79% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,282 21,417 20,726
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £284 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 943 908 1,105
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% +4.68% +5.12%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +34 33 £475 +4.11% 3
East of England +19 24 £420 +7.69% 4
North of England -14 3 - - 2
South East -14 3 - - 8
South West - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
North East - 1 - -
LIMS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 44 (67.69%) Migration
2 42 (64.62%) Informatics
3 40 (61.54%) HL7
3 40 (61.54%) Data Migration
3 40 (61.54%) PACS
3 40 (61.54%) e-Health
3 40 (61.54%) SharePoint
3 40 (61.54%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (61.54%) Health Informatics
3 40 (61.54%) Analytics
3 40 (61.54%) Electronic Patient Records
4 28 (43.08%) NHS
5 19 (29.23%) LabWare
6 12 (18.46%) Windows
6 12 (18.46%) Degree
7 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
7 11 (16.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (15.38%) SQL
8 10 (15.38%) Windows Server
9 9 (13.85%) Windows 7
9 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
10 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (10.77%) Project Management
11 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
11 7 (10.77%) .NET
11 7 (10.77%) Windows 10
11 7 (10.77%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving

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 40 (61.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.08%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.54%) Maya
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (3.08%) Azure Data Factory
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (9.23%) DHCP
2 6 (9.23%) DNS
3 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.54%) Firewall
4 1 (1.54%) IPsec
4 1 (1.54%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (61.54%) Electronic Patient Records
2 4 (6.15%) QlikView
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.08%) Data Lake
4 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.54%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 11 (16.92%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Law
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Developer
2 15 (23.08%) Analyst
3 7 (10.77%) Business Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) QlikView Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Systems Developer
6 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) .NET
2 6 (9.23%) XML
3 2 (3.08%) J2EE
3 2 (3.08%) Web Services
4 1 (1.54%) Kafka
4 1 (1.54%) REST
4 1 (1.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 40 (61.54%) e-Health
1 40 (61.54%) PACS
2 28 (43.08%) NHS
3 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.62%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (4.62%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.62%) Raspberry Pi
6 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.08%) e-Learning
6 2 (3.08%) Life Science
7 1 (1.54%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.54%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.46%) Windows
2 10 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.85%) Windows 7
4 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.77%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (67.69%) Migration
2 42 (64.62%) Informatics
3 40 (61.54%) Analytics
3 40 (61.54%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (61.54%) Data Migration
3 40 (61.54%) Health Informatics
4 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (10.77%) Project Management
5 6 (9.23%) Server Patching
6 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.15%) Analytical Thinking
7 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.15%) DevOps
7 4 (6.15%) Information Management
7 4 (6.15%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.62%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.62%) Information Governance
8 3 (4.62%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.38%) SQL
2 6 (9.23%) VB
2 6 (9.23%) VBA
3 5 (7.69%) Java
3 5 (7.69%) Python
4 3 (4.62%) C
4 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.62%) Ruby
5 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.54%) Scala
6 1 (1.54%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Degree
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) CBAP
4 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (61.54%) HL7
2 4 (6.15%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.08%) SLA
4 1 (1.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (29.23%) LabWare
2 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.69%) Cerner
3 5 (7.69%) SAP
4 2 (3.08%) Adobe
5 1 (1.54%) Databricks
5 1 (1.54%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) Sophos