Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 844 860
Rank change year-on-year -1 +16 +11
Contract jobs citing LIMS 34 44 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.042% 0.023%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.099% 0.13% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 16
UK median daily rate £431 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.97% -3.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £281 £252 £205
90th Percentile £525 £558 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £263
% change year-on-year +12.86% +33.33% -43.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £22.38 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.05% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.38 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.05% - -

LIMS is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34387 34442 37167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.63% 33.11% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22828 22601 23638
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1184 1467
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +6.41% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 6 months to 20 November 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 10 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 32 £438 +9.38% 3
UK excluding London +32 16 £395 +12.86% 3
London -21 15 £456 +25.86%
South East +9 7 £500 -4.76% 2
North of England +61 3 £375 +7.14%
North West +23 3 £375 +7.14%
East of England - 3 £390 -
Wales +13 2 £203 -
West Midlands +22 1 - - 1
Midlands +18 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 12 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) Migration
2 11 (32.35%) NHS
3 10 (29.41%) Data Migration
4 9 (26.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (23.53%) LabWare
5 8 (23.53%) Electronic Patient Records
6 7 (20.59%) HL7
6 7 (20.59%) Informatics
6 7 (20.59%) Life Science
6 7 (20.59%) Health Informatics
6 7 (20.59%) Analytics
6 7 (20.59%) SQL
6 7 (20.59%) SAP
6 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
6 7 (20.59%) PACS
6 7 (20.59%) e-Health
6 7 (20.59%) Information Management
7 6 (17.65%) Manufacturing
7 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
7 6 (17.65%) Project Management
8 5 (14.71%) GxP
8 5 (14.71%) PMP
8 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (14.71%) Programme Management
9 4 (11.76%) SEO
9 4 (11.76%) PMI Certification
9 4 (11.76%) PRINCE
9 4 (11.76%) Data Governance
9 4 (11.76%) Legal

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) TrackWise
2 1 (2.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) Electronic Patient Records
2 3 (8.82%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (8.82%) MySQL
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) LSMW
General
1 9 (26.47%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 4 (11.76%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Project Manager
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Data Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) LIMS Manager
3 4 (11.76%) LIMS Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Automation Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Contracts Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) IT Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) IT Manager
4 3 (8.82%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Python Developer
4 3 (8.82%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) SAP Data Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Tableau Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) REST
1 3 (8.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) NHS
2 7 (20.59%) e-Health
2 7 (20.59%) Life Science
2 7 (20.59%) PACS
3 4 (11.76%) SCADA
4 3 (8.82%) Data Structures
4 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) Migration
2 10 (29.41%) Data Migration
3 7 (20.59%) Analytics
3 7 (20.59%) Health Informatics
3 7 (20.59%) Informatics
3 7 (20.59%) Information Management
4 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 6 (17.65%) Project Management
5 5 (14.71%) Programme Management
6 4 (11.76%) Data Governance
6 4 (11.76%) PRINCE
6 4 (11.76%) SEO
7 3 (8.82%) Benchmarking
7 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
7 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.88%) Information Security
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL
8 2 (5.88%) Service Management
8 2 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) C++
2 3 (8.82%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) PHP
2 3 (8.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) PMP
2 4 (11.76%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) HL7
2 5 (14.71%) GxP
3 1 (2.94%) GMP
3 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
1 2 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) LabWare
2 7 (20.59%) SAP
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) Cerner
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix
4 2 (5.88%) Tableau
4 2 (5.88%) Veritas
5 1 (2.94%) Cognizant