The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 11 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 Staffordshire 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 23 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lotus 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.74% - 1.89%
As % of the Vendors category 1.96% - 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.53%
Vendors Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
51 51 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 37.50% 44.35% 50.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 46
Average daily rate £300 £238 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £115 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £380 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £23.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.30% +36.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
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Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) LotusScript
4 2 (40.00%) WinForms
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) Workflow
4 2 (40.00%) OOP
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (40.00%) OOD
4 2 (40.00%) SOA
4 2 (40.00%) VB
4 2 (40.00%) VBA
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) XSD
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) WF
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) DevExpress
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (20.00%) Lotus Notes Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) XSD
1 2 (40.00%) WinForms
1 2 (40.00%) Ajax
1 2 (40.00%) WCF
1 2 (40.00%) WF
1 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (40.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) OOP
1 2 (40.00%) OOD
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) VBScript
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) VBA
2 2 (40.00%) LotusScript
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) DevExpress
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix