The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lotus
Rank 136 114 128
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs citing Lotus 8 28 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.88% 0.038%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 2.21% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Average daily rate £120 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £300 £190
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +57.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
Lotus
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1174 1265 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.23% 39.89% 41.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 752 631
Average daily rate £356 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 72 56
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.69 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +44.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.03 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Lotus
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lotus within the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -3 6 £120 -29.41% 1
Wiltshire -17 2 - -
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) IBM Domino
4 7 (58.33%) ITIL
4 7 (58.33%) Service Management
5 6 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (50.00%) Citrix
5 6 (50.00%) Blackberry
5 6 (50.00%) Apple iOS
6 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
6 5 (41.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (41.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (41.67%) Apple
6 5 (41.67%) Acrobat
6 5 (41.67%) Internet
6 5 (41.67%) Symantec
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (41.67%) Dell
6 5 (41.67%) Adobe
6 5 (41.67%) Java
6 5 (41.67%) Windows 2000
6 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
6 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (41.67%) SLA
6 5 (41.67%) Billing
6 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Vista

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (58.33%) IBM Domino
3 5 (41.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Acrobat
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Internet
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) Skype
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) MPLS
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Billing
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Deskside Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Deskside Support
2 4 (33.33%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) UAT Tester
5 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 2000
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Vista
3 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
1 7 (58.33%) Service Management
2 6 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) SLA
2 2 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (8.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Adobe
3 5 (41.67%) Apple
3 5 (41.67%) Dell
3 5 (41.67%) Symantec
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) SAP
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
6 1 (8.33%) NetApp