The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 41 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Lotus 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.32% 0.34% 0.77%
As % of the Vendors category 2.53% 0.74% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£138 - £140
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 - £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £145 - £152
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +30.76%
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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 Kent region.

Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
158 135 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 51.97% 46.39% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 75 60
Average daily rate £350 £363 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £171 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 15
Average hourly rate £26.28 £11.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.86% -65.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £20.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Lotus
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (100.00%) Service Management
1 4 (100.00%) ITSM
1 4 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (100.00%) iPhone
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) iPad
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Deskside Support
2 3 (75.00%) Deskside Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Deskside Support Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (100.00%) iPhone
1 4 (100.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Service Management
1 4 (100.00%) ITSM
1 4 (100.00%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) HP