The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 28 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 634 614
Rank change year-on-year +35 -20  
Contract jobs citing LIMS 9 5 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.009% 0.052%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.062% 0.030% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 21
Median daily rate £306 £250 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% -56.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £250 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £250 £575
% change year-on-year +20.00% -56.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.70 - £45.00
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14408 16675 16347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 31.12% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 10891 9856
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 564 695
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

LIMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LIMS in the UK

LIMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LIMS over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LIMS in the UK

LIMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LIMS in the UK

LIMS
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 6 £313 +25.00% 9
London - 4 £313 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £300 - 1
Scotland - 2 £300 - 1
East of England 0 1 £193 -22.93% 3
Essex - 1 £193 - 1
Wales - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for LIMS.

1 9 (31.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (24.14%) Validation
2 7 (24.14%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (20.69%) Migration
3 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.24%) CRM
4 5 (17.24%) ERP
4 5 (17.24%) Workflow
4 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
4 5 (17.24%) LabWare
5 4 (13.79%) PMO
5 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
5 4 (13.79%) Information Management
5 4 (13.79%) MS Project
5 4 (13.79%) NHS
6 3 (10.34%) SQL
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (10.34%) Test Management
6 3 (10.34%) Life Science
6 3 (10.34%) FMCG
7 2 (6.90%) Change Control
7 2 (6.90%) Chemistry
7 2 (6.90%) Legal
7 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (6.90%) Degree
7 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.90%) VBA
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle

LIMS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (13.79%) MS Project
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.45%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (31.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Consultant
2 5 (17.24%) LIMS Consultant
2 5 (17.24%) LIMS Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) PMO Lead
4 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) VBA Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Business Change Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Project Implementation Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Project Officer
6 1 (3.45%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (13.79%) NHS
3 3 (10.34%) FMCG
3 3 (10.34%) Life Science
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Blog
4 1 (3.45%) PACS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Validation
2 6 (20.69%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.24%) CRM
3 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
3 5 (17.24%) ERP
3 5 (17.24%) Workflow
4 4 (13.79%) Information Management
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) Test Management
6 2 (6.90%) Change Control
6 2 (6.90%) Chemistry
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Informatics
7 1 (3.45%) Logistics
7 1 (3.45%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) PMO
2 2 (6.90%) GMP
3 1 (3.45%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) FlexNet
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) LabWare
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Acronis
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) LabVantage
3 1 (3.45%) Progress
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter
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