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 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 636 636
Rank change year-on-year +32 0  
Contract jobs citing LIMS 6 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.028% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.038% 0.084% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £500 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £377 £503
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15673 17924 17489
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.27% 33.28% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14462 16463 15481
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £656 £630 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 859 821
Median hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.23 £47.77 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LIMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 June 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 4 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 June 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
UK excluding London +38 6 £500 +11.11% 1
England +29 6 £500 +11.11% 1
South East - 5 £500 -
North of England +60 1 - - 1

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

1 7 (46.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (33.33%) LabWare
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Life Science
3 4 (26.67%) Legal
3 4 (26.67%) Validation
4 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (20.00%) NHS
4 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (13.33%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (13.33%) Acronis
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) PMP
5 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) VBA
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (13.33%) GMP
5 2 (13.33%) GxP
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (6.67%) Electronics

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 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (6.67%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (46.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (26.67%) Legal
3 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) LIMS Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) VBA Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Healthcare Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Healthcare Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) LIMS Manager
4 1 (6.67%) LIMS Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Manager
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Quality Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Support Officer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Life Science
2 3 (20.00%) NHS
3 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) PACS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
1 4 (26.67%) Validation
2 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
1 2 (13.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) GMP
1 2 (13.33%) GxP
2 1 (6.67%) HL7
2 1 (6.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) LabWare
2 2 (13.33%) Acronis
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) SAP