The table below looks at the statistics for IBM Notes skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Notes over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes)
Rank 416 367 341
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -26
Contract jobs citing IBM Notes 193 236 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.89% 2.49% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 134 120
Average daily rate
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£279 £190 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.71% -27.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £112 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £195 £275
% change year-on-year
+48.07% -29.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 37
Average hourly rate £15.68 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £23.20 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10231 9473 8557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.33% 17.39% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6242 5848 4829
Average daily rate £388 £375 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 315 429
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

IBM Notes
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Notes within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

IBM Notes Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IBM Notes
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Notes within the UK.

IBM Notes Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IBM Notes
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Notes within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

IBM Notes Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IBM Notes
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Notes within the UK.

IBM Notes Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IBM Notes
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Notes within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

IBM Notes Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IBM Notes
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Notes within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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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
England -43 171 £300 +57.89% 19
London -58 49 £278 +50.00% 8
South East -15 36 £400 +100.00% 3
North West -5 27 £360 +56.52% 2
East of England +9 23 £288 -11.53% 1
West Midlands -20 16 £275 +10.00% 2
Hampshire -3 14 £450 +136.84% 1
Manchester -9 14 £300 +30.43% 1
City of London -30 13 £335 +15.51% 2
Hertfordshire +10 11 £275 +71.87% 1
Havant +5 11 - -
Cheshire +3 10 £300 -
Berkshire -7 9 £400 +107.79% 1
East Midlands -1 8 - -
Northern Ireland - 8 £190 -
Peterborough +7 7 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 7 - -
Reading 0 7 £400 +207.69% 1
County Antrim - 7 £190 -
Belfast - 7 £190 -
South West +9 6 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead +7 6 £75 - 1
Wales +1 6 £160 -17.94% 1
Scotland -3 6 - -
North Wales - 6 £160 -
Flintshire - 6 £160 -
Surrey +2 5 £238 +5.55% 1
Bedfordshire +1 5 £519 +26.52%
Warwickshire -2 5 £300 +26.31% 2
West Yorkshire -9 5 £400 +166.66%

IBM Notes
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IBM Notes 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 IBM Notes.

1 399 (99.75%) Lotus
2 199 (49.75%) Microsoft
3 196 (49.00%) Windows
4 145 (36.25%) MS Office
5 126 (31.50%) Citrix
6 117 (29.25%) ITIL
7 97 (24.25%) Active Directory
8 78 (19.50%) Windows 7
9 77 (19.25%) Migration
10 72 (18.00%) MS Excel
11 66 (16.50%) MS Exchange
12 58 (14.50%) Windows XP
13 57 (14.25%) Lotus Domino
14 56 (14.00%) Service Management
15 47 (11.75%) Finance
15 47 (11.75%) SLA
16 46 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
17 44 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
18 43 (10.75%) Blackberry
19 41 (10.25%) Project Management
20 40 (10.00%) SharePoint
21 36 (9.00%) Banking
22 34 (8.50%) VMware
22 34 (8.50%) Cisco
22 34 (8.50%) SQL
23 33 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
24 30 (7.50%) Symantec
24 30 (7.50%) IBM
25 28 (7.00%) Adobe
25 28 (7.00%) VPN

IBM Notes
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IBM Notes 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 IBM Notes. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 66 (16.50%) MS Exchange
2 57 (14.25%) Lotus Domino
3 40 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 26 (6.50%) IIS
5 20 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (3.50%) Lync
7 12 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.00%) GroupWise
8 8 (2.00%) Apache
9 7 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.50%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.25%) FileNet
11 5 (1.25%) Documentum
11 5 (1.25%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.00%) CMS
13 3 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
14 2 (0.50%) Alfresco
Applications
1 145 (36.25%) MS Office
2 72 (18.00%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.25%) MS Project
3 9 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) assyst
2 4 (1.00%) Eikon
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.25%) Office 365
2 5 (1.25%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.25%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.00%) VPN
2 26 (6.50%) WAN
3 23 (5.75%) DNS
4 19 (4.75%) LAN
4 19 (4.75%) Internet
5 15 (3.75%) VoIP
6 12 (3.00%) Firewall
6 12 (3.00%) Wireless
7 11 (2.75%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.75%) Intranet
8 10 (2.50%) SSL
8 10 (2.50%) SMTP
9 7 (1.75%) POP3
9 7 (1.75%) DHCP
9 7 (1.75%) Extranet
9 7 (1.75%) SAN
9 7 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (1.75%) IMAP
10 6 (1.50%) MPLS
11 5 (1.25%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.25%) SQL Server
1 13 (3.25%) MS Access
2 6 (1.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
General
1 47 (11.75%) Finance
2 36 (9.00%) Banking
3 12 (3.00%) Retail
4 7 (1.75%) Legal
5 6 (1.50%) Local Government
6 5 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.00%) French Language
7 4 (1.00%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.00%) Back Office
7 4 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.75%) Publishing
9 2 (0.50%) German Language
9 2 (0.50%) Marketing
9 2 (0.50%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.25%) Cantonese Language
Job Titles
1 132 (33.00%) Analyst
2 64 (16.00%) Support Analyst
3 63 (15.75%) Service Analyst
4 58 (14.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 38 (9.50%) Desktop Support
6 32 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 32 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 30 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (7.50%) Administrator
8 28 (7.00%) Developer
9 25 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
10 21 (5.25%) Lotus Notes Administrator
11 19 (4.75%) Desktop Engineer
12 17 (4.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 15 (3.75%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 14 (3.50%) Architect
15 13 (3.25%) Consultant
15 13 (3.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 13 (3.25%) Desktop Analyst
15 13 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.00%) HTML
2 14 (3.50%) CSS
3 11 (2.75%) .NET
3 11 (2.75%) .NET Framework
4 10 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.50%) Web Services
5 7 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (1.25%) Entity Framework
6 5 (1.25%) jQuery
7 4 (1.00%) XPages
7 4 (1.00%) XML
8 3 (0.75%) COM
8 3 (0.75%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.25%) SAP Smart Forms
9 1 (0.25%) ODBC
9 1 (0.25%) JavaBeans
9 1 (0.25%) Middleware
9 1 (0.25%) Dojo
9 1 (0.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (10.75%) Blackberry
3 12 (3.00%) Clustering
4 11 (2.75%) Replication
5 9 (2.25%) CMDB
6 8 (2.00%) iSeries
7 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.25%) iPad
7 5 (1.25%) iPhone
7 5 (1.25%) Statistics
8 4 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.00%) SecurID
8 4 (1.00%) Social Media
9 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.75%) Life Science
10 2 (0.50%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.50%) Open Source
10 2 (0.50%) BYOD
10 2 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 196 (49.00%) Windows
2 78 (19.50%) Windows 7
3 58 (14.50%) Windows XP
4 44 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (5.25%) Windows 8
7 15 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.50%) Linux
9 5 (1.25%) Windows NT
9 5 (1.25%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.00%) UNIX
11 3 (0.75%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.50%) HPUX
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (29.25%) ITIL
2 77 (19.25%) Migration
3 56 (14.00%) Service Management
4 41 (10.25%) Project Management
5 18 (4.50%) Incident Management
6 17 (4.25%) Email Migration
7 14 (3.50%) PRINCE2
7 14 (3.50%) Service Delivery
8 13 (3.25%) Configuration Management
9 12 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (2.75%) MVC
11 10 (2.50%) Business Analysis
12 9 (2.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (2.25%) Information Security
13 8 (2.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (2.00%) Change Management
14 7 (1.75%) Customer Engagement
15 6 (1.50%) Data Protection
15 6 (1.50%) Mobile Device Management
15 6 (1.50%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.50%) SQL
2 20 (5.00%) Java
3 15 (3.75%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.75%) C#
5 8 (2.00%) VBA
6 6 (1.50%) LotusScript
7 3 (0.75%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.50%) VB
9 1 (0.25%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (7.00%) MCP
2 25 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (3.75%) Degree
5 13 (3.25%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.25%) MCITP
7 8 (2.00%) CCNA
8 7 (1.75%) MCSE
8 7 (1.75%) MCTS
9 6 (1.50%) PMP
9 6 (1.50%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.75%) CCNP
10 3 (0.75%) CISSP
10 3 (0.75%) CCA
10 3 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.75%) ISACA
10 3 (0.75%) CCENT
10 3 (0.75%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (11.75%) SLA
2 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.75%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 97 (24.25%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.50%) Xen
6 5 (1.25%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.00%) XenApp
8 3 (0.75%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.50%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.25%) NDS
10 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (6.25%) SCCM
2 17 (4.25%) OpenView
3 16 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.00%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.75%) SCOM
6 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.50%) DameWare
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.25%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 399 (99.75%) Lotus
2 199 (49.75%) Microsoft
3 126 (31.50%) Citrix
4 34 (8.50%) VMware
4 34 (8.50%) Cisco
5 30 (7.50%) Symantec
5 30 (7.50%) IBM
6 28 (7.00%) Adobe
7 24 (6.00%) McAfee
8 23 (5.75%) HP
9 13 (3.25%) SAP
10 11 (2.75%) EMC
11 10 (2.50%) Apple
11 10 (2.50%) Novell
12 9 (2.25%) Clearswift
13 8 (2.00%) Oracle
13 8 (2.00%) Cognos
14 7 (1.75%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.75%) NetApp
15 6 (1.50%) Google
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