The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within IBM Lotus Software.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 114 79 105
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +26
Contract jobs citing Lotus 3 43 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 1.71% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 3.61% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 30 7
Average daily rate
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£250 £173 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.92% -6.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £180 £225
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-22.58% +5.08%
Lotus
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1329 1190 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.71% 47.32% 47.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 521 433
Average daily rate £375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 37 48
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.36 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -18.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lotus across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lotus across the Berkshire region.

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lotus across the Berkshire region.

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Lotus
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lotus within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 1 £200 +33.33%
Lotus
South East

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Lotus also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lotus.

1 12 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (16.67%) Transition Management
6 2 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) Clustering
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (16.67%) MCTS
6 2 (16.67%) MCITP
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) IMAP
6 2 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) GroupWise
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) Novell
6 2 (16.67%) MS Office
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) POP3
6 2 (16.67%) SMTP

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Lotus also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lotus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (33.33%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (16.67%) GroupWise
4 2 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (16.67%) IIS
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) POP3
1 2 (16.67%) SMTP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
1 2 (16.67%) IMAP
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Lotus Notes Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Transition Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Field Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Service Management
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (16.67%) Transition Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) MCTS
1 2 (16.67%) MCITP
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PMP
2 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Novell
3 1 (8.33%) VMware