The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 54 43 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing Lotus 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.66% 1.17% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 1.25% 2.60% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £180 £200 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -61.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-25.92% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +0.84%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
319 231 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 52.38% 45.21% 45.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 109 132
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 20
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.80 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Lotus
West Midlands

Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) MS Access
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Legal
4 4 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 3 (25.00%) Time Management
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
5 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
5 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (8.33%) Movex
7 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (8.33%) Data Management
7 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 1 (8.33%) iPhone
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Movex
1 1 (8.33%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) ADSL
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MS Access
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Legal
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Coordinator
2 3 (25.00%) Migration Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Project Coordinator
2 3 (25.00%) Data Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Data Migration Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) iPhone
1 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
1 4 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Workflow
2 3 (25.00%) Time Management
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (8.33%) Cognos