Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 825 814 869
Rank change year-on-year -11 +55 -28
Contract jobs citing LIMS 46 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.049% 0.022% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.064% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 7
England median daily rate £451 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -5.56% -4.00%
10th Percentile £344 £300 £280
90th Percentile £569 £525 £535
UK median daily rate £451 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +9.21% +17.86% -18.84%
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% -11.11%

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 32,365 31,242 34,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.48% 34.39% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,396 20,600 22,633
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £285 £269 £255
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 955 1,141
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.30 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +2.38% +1.33% +12.03%

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 September 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 September 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 -4 19 £363 -15.94% 3
East of England - 17 £415 - 1
South East -8 6 £563 +12.50% 6
North of England -25 2 £450 +20.00% 1
South West - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
North East - 1 - -
LIMS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 27 (58.70%) SharePoint
2 24 (52.17%) Migration
3 22 (47.83%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (47.83%) PACS
3 22 (47.83%) e-Health
3 22 (47.83%) Informatics
3 22 (47.83%) HL7
3 22 (47.83%) Data Migration
3 22 (47.83%) Health Informatics
3 22 (47.83%) Analytics
3 22 (47.83%) Electronic Patient Records
4 15 (32.61%) NHS
5 13 (28.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (21.74%) SQL
6 10 (21.74%) LabWare
7 9 (19.57%) Project Management
8 8 (17.39%) Validation
9 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
9 6 (13.04%) GxP
9 6 (13.04%) QMS
9 6 (13.04%) Degree
9 6 (13.04%) Data Management
9 6 (13.04%) Information Governance
10 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (10.87%) Content Management
10 5 (10.87%) Life Science
10 5 (10.87%) Document Management
10 5 (10.87%) CAPA
10 5 (10.87%) QlikView
10 5 (10.87%) Test Automation

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 27 (58.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) SAS
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.52%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.17%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) PaaS
1 4 (8.70%) SaaS
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (4.35%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.17%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) DHCP
1 1 (2.17%) DNS
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
1 1 (2.17%) IPsec
1 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (2.17%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (47.83%) Electronic Patient Records
2 5 (10.87%) QlikView
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.35%) Data Lake
4 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.17%) MySQL
5 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 13 (28.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.52%) Law
3 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Developer
3 9 (19.57%) Business Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.87%) QlikView Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Information Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) IT Manager
6 3 (6.52%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (4.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Azure Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) LIMS Business Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Report Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Kafka
2 1 (2.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (47.83%) e-Health
1 22 (47.83%) PACS
2 15 (32.61%) NHS
3 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.87%) Life Science
4 3 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.52%) Private Cloud
4 3 (6.52%) Raspberry Pi
4 3 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.17%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Migration
2 22 (47.83%) Analytics
2 22 (47.83%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (47.83%) Data Migration
2 22 (47.83%) Health Informatics
2 22 (47.83%) Informatics
3 9 (19.57%) Project Management
4 8 (17.39%) Validation
5 6 (13.04%) Data Management
5 6 (13.04%) Information Governance
5 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
5 6 (13.04%) QMS
6 5 (10.87%) CAD
6 5 (10.87%) CAPA
6 5 (10.87%) Clinical Data Management
6 5 (10.87%) Content Management
6 5 (10.87%) Document Management
6 5 (10.87%) Quality Management
6 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) Python
3 3 (6.52%) C
3 3 (6.52%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.52%) Ruby
3 3 (6.52%) VB
3 3 (6.52%) VBA
4 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) Scala
5 1 (2.17%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (47.83%) HL7
2 6 (13.04%) GxP
3 3 (6.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
3 3 (6.52%) GCP
3 3 (6.52%) GLP
3 3 (6.52%) GMP
4 2 (4.35%) QA
4 2 (4.35%) SLA
5 1 (2.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) LabWare
2 3 (6.52%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) Cerner
4 1 (2.17%) Databricks
4 1 (2.17%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Sophos