The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 59 47 46
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Lotus 2 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 1.41% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 2.92% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate
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£550 £265 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.54% +32.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £190 £265
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -28.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.21 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-15.79% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
356 274 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 46.17% 48.41% 44.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 141 100
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 26
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) IBM Notes
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Back Office
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Compaq
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) PMI
5 1 (16.67%) PMP
5 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Back Office
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Deployment Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Deployment Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCDST
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Compaq
4 1 (16.67%) Dell