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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 69 66 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Lotus 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.22% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.46% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£200 £150 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £180 £225
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-22.58% +5.08%
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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
497 439 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 53.27% 48.56% 51.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 176 188
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £253 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 28
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -37.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.60 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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

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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 28 July 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 8 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) POP3
5 2 (25.00%) SMTP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) GroupWise
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) MCTS
5 2 (25.00%) MCITP
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) IMAP
5 2 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Transition Management
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Novell
5 2 (25.00%) Clustering
5 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) GroupWise
3 2 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (12.50%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) POP3
1 2 (25.00%) SMTP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) IMAP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Transition Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (25.00%) Transition Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCTS
1 2 (25.00%) MCITP
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Novell
3 1 (12.50%) VMware