The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 72 70 88
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Contract jobs citing Lotus 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.10% 0.45% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 1.05% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £275 £235
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £13.25
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +22.64%
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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 Leeds region.

Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
419 382 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 42.11% 43.21% 40.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 213 214
Average daily rate £313 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £164 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 16
Average hourly rate £50.00 £39.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% +174.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 3 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Rollout Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Messaging Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) IBM