The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 29 March 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)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 - 405
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LIMS 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.020% - 0.005%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.058% - 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £313 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £250 £575
% change year-on-year +20.00% -56.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.70 - £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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 6850 7808 7548
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.02% 34.79% 35.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4777 5564 5124
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £293 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £641
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 125 140
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.27% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.82 £12.45 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

LIMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LIMS in London

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 London region with a requirement for LIMS.

1 5 (29.41%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (29.41%) Validation
1 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
2 4 (23.53%) LabWare
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) ERP
3 3 (17.65%) Workflow
3 3 (17.65%) PMO
3 3 (17.65%) FMCG
3 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) MS Project
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Progress
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) TrackWise

LIMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (11.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) TrackWise
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (29.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) LIMS Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) LIMS Manager
3 3 (17.65%) PMO Lead
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.88%) QC Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Integration Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (17.65%) FMCG
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Blog
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (29.41%) Validation
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
2 4 (23.53%) ERP
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Test Management
3 3 (17.65%) Workflow
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Chemistry
5 1 (5.88%) Logistics
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) QMS
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) PMO
2 1 (5.88%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) FlexNet
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) LabWare
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Progress
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter