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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 414 432
Contract jobs citing LIMS 0 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.047% 0.013%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.13% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £481 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £575
% change year-on-year +11.11% -21.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7808 7979 8569
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.16% 37.32% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5597 5768 6035
Median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 106 146
Median hourly rate £21.70 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

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 25 June 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 3 (75.00%) LabWare
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) HL7
3 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) LIMS Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) LabWare
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle