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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lotus
Rank 52 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Lotus 5 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.74% 0.17% 1.57%
As % of the Vendors category 1.57% 0.34% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate £160 - £265
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 - £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £188 - £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £298 £189
% change year-on-year
-47.89% +57.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £12.42 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+44.92% -15.79%
Lotus
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
318 290 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 46.90% 47.93% 51.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 147 142
Average daily rate £363 £360 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 13
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.20 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (42.86%) ITIL
3 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) MS Office
4 5 (35.71%) Migration
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 3 (21.43%) Dell
6 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
6 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (21.43%) IBM
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (21.43%) Intranet
6 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
6 3 (21.43%) Billing
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Domino
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) Intranet
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) Internet
3 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 3 (21.43%) Billing
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Front Office
2 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Transition Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Business Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Transition Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Transition Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Deskside Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Deskside Support
3 2 (14.29%) Deskside Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Technical Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Technical Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Security Patching
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) Dell
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Sophos
4 1 (7.14%) HP