The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 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 Reading 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 71 68 74
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Lotus 2 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.53% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.97% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate
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£150 £210 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -10.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.53%
Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
437 517 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 48.02% 54.83% 53.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 202 194
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 36
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% +92.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
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Lotus
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

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) IBM Notes
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
3 5 (55.56%) Service Management
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) RTP
4 4 (44.44%) IIS
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) Nortel
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Avaya
4 4 (44.44%) PBX
4 4 (44.44%) PSTN
4 4 (44.44%) MCTS
4 4 (44.44%) MCITP
4 4 (44.44%) Live Communications Server
4 4 (44.44%) PKI
4 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (44.44%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (44.44%) Lync
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) SCCM

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 5 (55.56%) IBM Notes
2 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Live Communications Server
2 4 (44.44%) Lync
2 4 (44.44%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) PBX
1 4 (44.44%) PSTN
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) RTP
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) German Language
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Content Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) Service Management
2 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (44.44%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (44.44%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (44.44%) MCTS
1 4 (44.44%) MCITP
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Nortel
1 4 (44.44%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft