The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 58 64 68
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Lotus 10 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.19% 1.39% 0.83%
As % of the Vendors category 2.69% 2.81% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £238 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% +20.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £160 £230
% change year-on-year
+87.50% -30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +7.40%
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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 Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
372 499 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 44.39% 49.60% 52.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 256 175
Average daily rate £375 £390 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 37
Average hourly rate £55.65 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+297.50% -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) IBM Notes
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) DNS
3 8 (66.67%) ITIL
3 8 (66.67%) IIS
3 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (58.33%) GroupWise
4 7 (58.33%) Novell
4 7 (58.33%) Service Management
4 7 (58.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (58.33%) MCTS
4 7 (58.33%) MCITP
4 7 (58.33%) Degree
5 6 (50.00%) IMAP
5 6 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (50.00%) Clustering
5 6 (50.00%) SAN
5 6 (50.00%) POP3
5 6 (50.00%) SMTP
6 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (16.67%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (16.67%) PKI
8 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (16.67%) Lync
8 2 (16.67%) Avaya
8 2 (16.67%) RTP

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (91.67%) IBM Notes
2 8 (66.67%) IIS
2 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 7 (58.33%) GroupWise
4 4 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (16.67%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) IMAP
2 6 (50.00%) SAN
2 6 (50.00%) POP3
2 6 (50.00%) SMTP
3 2 (16.67%) RTP
3 2 (16.67%) PBX
3 2 (16.67%) PSTN
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Field Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Service Management
2 7 (58.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (58.33%) MCTS
1 7 (58.33%) MCITP
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Novell
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Avaya
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Nortel
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) LANDesk