The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
England / South East
Rank - 260 249
Contract jobs citing LIMS 0 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.043% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.14% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 18
Median daily rate - - £575
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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2406 2763 2752
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.65% 29.97% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1651 1434
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 149 162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £38.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.54% +102.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £13.00 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.22 £60.49 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

LIMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LIMS in the South East

LIMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LIMS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LIMS in the South East

LIMS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for LIMS.

1 3 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (75.00%) Life Science
1 3 (75.00%) Information Management
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) GMP
3 1 (25.00%) SQLPlus
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) LabWare
3 1 (25.00%) LabVantage
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Chemistry

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQLPlus
General
1 3 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Implementation Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) LIMS Manager
2 1 (25.00%) LIMS Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Implementation Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Life Science
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) Chemistry
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) GMP
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) LabVantage
1 1 (25.00%) LabWare