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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 60 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Lotus 9 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.18% 2.28% 1.89%
As % of the Vendors category 2.27% 4.72% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £275 £264
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.75 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +25.00%
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West Midlands

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
396 318 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.76% 48.25% 47.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 189 152
Average daily rate £330 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £186 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.70 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £25.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lotus across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Lotus Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 September 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 17 (85.00%) IBM Notes
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (35.00%) SMTP
4 7 (35.00%) DNS
4 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (35.00%) Perl
4 7 (35.00%) UNIX
4 7 (35.00%) IMAP
4 7 (35.00%) Sendmail
5 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (30.00%) ADSL
5 6 (30.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (20.00%) Back Office
7 4 (20.00%) Linux
8 3 (15.00%) MS Office
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
9 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
9 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (10.00%) Change Management
9 2 (10.00%) Banking

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 17 (85.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 7 (35.00%) IMAP
2 7 (35.00%) SMTP
3 6 (30.00%) ADSL
3 6 (30.00%) WAN
General
1 4 (20.00%) Back Office
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) UNIX
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.00%) Project Management
2 2 (10.00%) Service Management
2 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (5.00%) Nokia