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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 47 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Lotus 16 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.31% 1.01% 1.20%
As % of the Vendors category 4.73% 1.95% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Average daily rate
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£290 £280 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £225 £260
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +11.53%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
338 307 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.84% 51.60% 47.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 133 143
Average daily rate £320 £350 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £218 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 21
Average hourly rate £11.85 £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.18% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £64.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 16 (84.21%) IBM Notes
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
4 7 (36.84%) UNIX
4 7 (36.84%) Perl
4 7 (36.84%) SMTP
4 7 (36.84%) DNS
4 7 (36.84%) IMAP
4 7 (36.84%) Sendmail
5 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
5 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
5 6 (31.58%) ADSL
5 6 (31.58%) WAN
5 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
8 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
8 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.53%) Project Management
8 2 (10.53%) Service Management
8 2 (10.53%) Change Management
8 2 (10.53%) Back Office
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.53%) Incident Management

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 16 (84.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) SMTP
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
1 7 (36.84%) IMAP
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
2 6 (31.58%) ADSL
2 6 (31.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (21.05%) Support Technician
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) UNIX
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Service Management
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
2 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Data Management
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Time Management
3 1 (5.26%) Workflow
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (5.26%) HP
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