The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes)
Rank 366 320 330
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +10
Contract jobs citing IBM Notes 247 245 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.51% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.56% 2.90% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 125 112
Average daily rate £190 £274 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.65% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £141 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
-29.09% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 43
Average hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.65 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.27%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9638 8446 9854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.14% 17.42% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5900 4775 5317
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 419 446
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -32 228 £190 -24.00% 10
London -20 112 £185 -30.51% 7
City of London +4 45 £290 -28.83% 3
South East -17 44 £200 -14.89%
West Midlands -12 22 £250 +25.00% 1
Hampshire +10 20 £195 -39.06%
East of England -21 20 £325 -4.41% 2
North West -21 13 £230 +70.37%
Manchester 0 10 £230 -
Berkshire -8 10 £235 +27.02%
Cambridgeshire -7 9 £475 -
Surrey -5 8 £208 -52.57%
East Midlands -11 8 £110 -58.49%
Yorkshire -23 8 £125 -50.00%
Derbyshire -15 7 £110 -65.75%
Warwickshire -7 6 £238 +6.74%
Scotland -16 6 £115 -58.18% 3
Bedfordshire - 6 £410 - 2
Bracknell +4 4 £450 -
Staffordshire -1 4 £291 +133.00%
Hertfordshire -6 4 £160 -62.35%
Guildford +1 3 £190 -56.57%
Cheshire -11 3 - -
South Wales -26 3 £195 -56.66%
Wales -29 3 £195 -56.66%
Warwick -3 2 - -
Reading -13 2 £110 -40.54%
West Yorkshire -22 2 £150 -23.07%
Leeds -23 2 £150 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire -25 2 £163 +47.72%

IBM Notes
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

1 521 (99.43%) Lotus
2 297 (56.68%) Windows
3 256 (48.85%) Microsoft
4 232 (44.27%) MS Office
5 174 (33.21%) Active Directory
6 163 (31.11%) Windows 7
7 160 (30.53%) Windows XP
8 149 (28.44%) Blackberry
9 146 (27.86%) Citrix
10 119 (22.71%) MS Exchange
10 119 (22.71%) MS Excel
11 106 (20.23%) ITIL
12 88 (16.79%) Migration
13 75 (14.31%) Finance
14 72 (13.74%) HP
15 64 (12.21%) Banking
16 63 (12.02%) Lotus Domino
16 63 (12.02%) VPN
17 61 (11.64%) PowerShell
18 50 (9.54%) Windows 2000
18 50 (9.54%) VBScript
19 48 (9.16%) Novell
19 48 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
20 47 (8.97%) NetWare
21 46 (8.78%) Project Management
21 46 (8.78%) XenDesktop
22 45 (8.59%) ServiceCenter
22 45 (8.59%) Cisco
22 45 (8.59%) SharePoint
23 40 (7.63%) Configuration Management

IBM Notes
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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
1 119 (22.71%) MS Exchange
2 63 (12.02%) Lotus Domino
3 45 (8.59%) SharePoint
4 31 (5.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 28 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (3.24%) Lync
8 15 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (2.48%) CMS
10 8 (1.53%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.76%) Zimbra
13 2 (0.38%) Quickr
14 1 (0.19%) IIS
14 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 232 (44.27%) MS Office
2 119 (22.71%) MS Excel
3 34 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.95%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.19%) CATIA
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.86%) Eikon
2 6 (1.15%) assyst
3 2 (0.38%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.19%) Movex
4 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.58%) Office 365
2 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (12.02%) VPN
2 32 (6.11%) TCP/IP
3 28 (5.34%) LAN
4 25 (4.77%) Internet
5 24 (4.58%) WAN
6 18 (3.44%) DNS
7 16 (3.05%) Intranet
8 14 (2.67%) VoIP
9 12 (2.29%) DHCP
10 7 (1.34%) Softphone
11 6 (1.15%) Firewall
12 5 (0.95%) Wireless
13 4 (0.76%) Broadband
13 4 (0.76%) SAN
14 3 (0.57%) 3G
14 3 (0.57%) ADSL
15 2 (0.38%) SMTP
16 1 (0.19%) RTP
16 1 (0.19%) HTTP
16 1 (0.19%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.77%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.48%) MS Access
3 12 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.76%) Ingres
6 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.19%) MSI
General
1 75 (14.31%) Finance
2 64 (12.21%) Banking
3 24 (4.58%) Retail
4 18 (3.44%) Legal
5 12 (2.29%) French Language
6 11 (2.10%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.72%) Back Office
7 9 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.95%) Marketing
9 4 (0.76%) Law
9 4 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.38%) German Language
10 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Advertising
10 2 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 165 (31.49%) Analyst
2 119 (22.71%) Support Engineer
3 73 (13.93%) Support Analyst
4 71 (13.55%) Desktop Support
5 57 (10.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 51 (9.73%) Service Desk Analyst
7 50 (9.54%) Service Analyst
8 40 (7.63%) 1st Line Support
9 39 (7.44%) Developer
10 31 (5.92%) Desktop Analyst
10 31 (5.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 28 (5.34%) Desktop Engineer
12 27 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 27 (5.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 26 (4.96%) Lotus Notes Developer
14 24 (4.58%) IT Support
15 20 (3.82%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 19 (3.63%) Consultant
17 17 (3.24%) IT Support Engineer
18 16 (3.05%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.01%) HTML
2 14 (2.67%) XPages
2 14 (2.67%) XMPP
3 12 (2.29%) .NET
4 10 (1.91%) CSS
5 6 (1.15%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (0.76%) XML
7 3 (0.57%) Ajax
7 3 (0.57%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.57%) WCF
8 2 (0.38%) WF
8 2 (0.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.38%) REST
8 2 (0.38%) HTML5
8 2 (0.38%) WinForms
8 2 (0.38%) XSD
8 2 (0.38%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.19%) ODBC
9 1 (0.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 149 (28.44%) Blackberry
2 17 (3.24%) CMDB
2 17 (3.24%) iPhone
3 13 (2.48%) iPad
4 11 (2.10%) Thin Client
4 11 (2.10%) Fat Client
5 8 (1.53%) Handset
6 5 (0.95%) Mainframe
6 5 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.76%) NHS
7 4 (0.76%) PMI
8 3 (0.57%) GIS
8 3 (0.57%) Clustering
8 3 (0.57%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (0.57%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.38%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.38%) AS400
9 2 (0.38%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 297 (56.68%) Windows
2 163 (31.11%) Windows 7
3 160 (30.53%) Windows XP
4 50 (9.54%) Windows 2000
5 48 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (8.97%) NetWare
7 28 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (5.34%) Apple iOS
8 27 (5.15%) Windows Vista
9 12 (2.29%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (2.29%) UNIX
10 10 (1.91%) Android
11 8 (1.53%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.15%) Linux
13 5 (0.95%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X Server
14 2 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (20.23%) ITIL
2 88 (16.79%) Migration
3 46 (8.78%) Project Management
4 40 (7.63%) Configuration Management
4 40 (7.63%) Service Management
5 32 (6.11%) Incident Management
6 24 (4.58%) ITSM
7 23 (4.39%) Change Management
8 18 (3.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (3.24%) Time Management
9 17 (3.24%) Service Delivery
10 14 (2.67%) Workflow
11 11 (2.10%) PRINCE2
11 11 (2.10%) Data Protection
12 9 (1.72%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (1.72%) Asset Management
12 9 (1.72%) Supplier Management
13 8 (1.53%) Business Analysis
13 8 (1.53%) Data Analysis
13 8 (1.53%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (11.64%) PowerShell
2 50 (9.54%) VBScript
3 37 (7.06%) SQL
4 20 (3.82%) LotusScript
5 13 (2.48%) C#
6 10 (1.91%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.34%) VBA
8 6 (1.15%) VB
8 6 (1.15%) C
9 5 (0.95%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.57%) Formula Language
10 3 (0.57%) Ruby
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) Java
11 1 (0.19%) Google Apps Script
11 1 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 35 (6.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.01%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.24%) MCP
5 13 (2.48%) MCSE
6 7 (1.34%) ISEB
7 5 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (0.95%) Degree
8 4 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.38%) CIPD
10 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.38%) CCNA
11 1 (0.19%) CNE
11 1 (0.19%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.19%) PMP
11 1 (0.19%) MCSA
11 1 (0.19%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.92%) SLA
2 16 (3.05%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 174 (33.21%) Active Directory
2 46 (8.78%) XenDesktop
3 18 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.24%) XenApp
5 15 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.95%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.38%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.19%) XenServer
10 1 (0.19%) vSphere
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 45 (8.59%) ServiceCenter
2 23 (4.39%) SCCM
3 20 (3.82%) SCOM
4 10 (1.91%) SCVMM
4 10 (1.91%) SCDPM
5 9 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (1.15%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.95%) OpenView
9 4 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.76%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.57%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.38%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 521 (99.43%) Lotus
2 256 (48.85%) Microsoft
3 146 (27.86%) Citrix
4 72 (13.74%) HP
5 48 (9.16%) Novell
6 45 (8.59%) Cisco
7 39 (7.44%) IBM
8 34 (6.49%) Bloomberg
9 33 (6.30%) VMware
10 27 (5.15%) Reuters
11 25 (4.77%) Symantec
12 24 (4.58%) Fidessa
13 19 (3.63%) ServiceNow
14 18 (3.44%) McAfee
15 11 (2.10%) Oracle
15 11 (2.10%) Adobe
16 9 (1.72%) Avaya
16 9 (1.72%) LANDesk
17 8 (1.53%) NetApp
18 7 (1.34%) SAP
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