The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 357 329 299
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -30
Contract jobs citing Lotus 272 279 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.53% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 1.13% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 157 161
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £148 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.28 £24.00 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +28.84%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26168 24713 26939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.27% 46.89% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14687 13698 13693
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1117 1107 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend

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

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lotus
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lotus within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Lotus Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lotus
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lotus within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Lotus Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Lotus
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 Lotus within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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 -26 247 £220 -26.66% 24
London -33 98 £190 -39.20% 7
South East 0 70 £220 -29.60% 4
West Midlands +4 31 £300 +7.14% 1
City of London -15 31 £295 -15.71% 2
Berkshire +13 26 £200 - 4
Scotland -6 20 £205 +51.85%
East of England -15 17 £205 -36.92% 2
Hampshire -8 15 £215 -50.85%
Edinburgh +3 14 £198 -
Bracknell +13 13 £180 -44.61% 1
Birmingham +2 13 £300 +4.34%
East Midlands +3 10 £295 +136.00% 4
North West -9 10 £143 +0.88% 3
Surrey -5 9 £400 +28.00%
Coventry - 9 £238 -
Warwickshire -4 8 £450 +60.71%
Hertfordshire - 8 £198 -
Portsmouth +6 7 £223 -
Slough -3 5 £375 +85.18%
South West -36 5 £400 +142.42% 2
Hayes - 5 - -
Yorkshire 0 4 - -
Kent -4 4 £138 -
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £278 -14.61%
Derbyshire - 4 - - 3
Reading +5 3 £400 +90.47% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £350 +6.06%
Leicestershire - 3 £295 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £270 -

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 499 (91.90%) IBM Notes
2 289 (53.22%) Windows
3 222 (40.88%) Microsoft
4 193 (35.54%) MS Office
5 156 (28.73%) Active Directory
6 138 (25.41%) ITIL
7 131 (24.13%) Windows 7
8 123 (22.65%) MS Excel
9 118 (21.73%) Windows XP
10 98 (18.05%) Citrix
10 98 (18.05%) Migration
11 97 (17.86%) Blackberry
12 82 (15.10%) Finance
13 80 (14.73%) Lotus Domino
14 64 (11.79%) SharePoint
15 59 (10.87%) MS Exchange
16 53 (9.76%) Banking
16 53 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
17 52 (9.58%) SLA
18 47 (8.66%) Office 365
19 45 (8.29%) HP
20 44 (8.10%) Project Management
20 44 (8.10%) WAN
21 42 (7.73%) Service Management
22 38 (7.00%) TCP/IP
23 36 (6.63%) LAN
24 35 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
25 31 (5.71%) Cisco
26 30 (5.52%) HTML
26 30 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 499 (91.90%) IBM Notes
2 80 (14.73%) Lotus Domino
3 64 (11.79%) SharePoint
4 59 (10.87%) MS Exchange
5 22 (4.05%) CMS
6 16 (2.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (2.39%) Lync
9 9 (1.66%) Quickr
9 9 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.47%) IIS
10 8 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.74%) Magnolia
12 4 (0.74%) Zimbra
13 3 (0.55%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.55%) WebSphere Process Server
13 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 193 (35.54%) MS Office
2 123 (22.65%) MS Excel
3 53 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.92%) MS Project
6 2 (0.37%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.37%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) InDesign
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (2.03%) WebTrends
2 9 (1.66%) Eikon
3 2 (0.37%) assyst
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 47 (8.66%) Office 365
2 14 (2.58%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.55%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.10%) WAN
2 38 (7.00%) TCP/IP
3 36 (6.63%) LAN
4 25 (4.60%) DNS
5 21 (3.87%) SMTP
6 20 (3.68%) VPN
7 18 (3.31%) Intranet
8 16 (2.95%) Internet
8 16 (2.95%) VoIP
9 12 (2.21%) IMAP
10 10 (1.84%) Firewall
10 10 (1.84%) ADSL
10 10 (1.84%) DHCP
11 8 (1.47%) Wireless
12 6 (1.10%) SAN
13 5 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (0.92%) Softphone
14 3 (0.55%) Gigabit Ethernet
14 3 (0.55%) HTTP
14 3 (0.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.03%) MS Access
2 11 (2.03%) QlikView
3 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.74%) DataStage
4 4 (0.74%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.18%) Ingres
7 1 (0.18%) DB2
7 1 (0.18%) OLAP
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.18%) SSDT
7 1 (0.18%) CloverETL
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Visual Studio
1 5 (0.92%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.37%) Toad
2 2 (0.37%) MSI
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.18%) Subversion
3 1 (0.18%) JIRA
3 1 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
General
1 82 (15.10%) Finance
2 53 (9.76%) Banking
3 25 (4.60%) Retail
4 24 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.68%) Marketing
6 17 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.95%) French Language
8 15 (2.76%) German Language
8 15 (2.76%) Legal
9 11 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 11 (2.03%) Danish Language
9 11 (2.03%) Games
10 6 (1.10%) Back Office
11 4 (0.74%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Front Office
12 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (34.25%) Analyst
2 71 (13.08%) Support Engineer
3 70 (12.89%) Support Analyst
4 69 (12.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 64 (11.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 61 (11.23%) Service Analyst
7 58 (10.68%) 1st Line Support
8 45 (8.29%) Desktop Support
8 45 (8.29%) Developer
9 27 (4.97%) Desktop Engineer
10 24 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 21 (3.87%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 19 (3.50%) Desktop Analyst
12 19 (3.50%) Business Analyst
12 19 (3.50%) Consultant
12 19 (3.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 18 (3.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 18 (3.31%) Help Desk Analyst
14 17 (3.13%) Project Manager
15 16 (2.95%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.52%) HTML
2 25 (4.60%) .NET
3 18 (3.31%) CSS
4 16 (2.95%) XML
5 12 (2.21%) Web Services
6 10 (1.84%) ASP.NET
7 9 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (1.10%) XMPP
8 6 (1.10%) Spring
9 5 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (0.92%) HTML5
10 4 (0.74%) jQuery
10 4 (0.74%) CAML
10 4 (0.74%) XPages
10 4 (0.74%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.74%) XSLT
10 4 (0.74%) MSMQ
11 3 (0.55%) Middleware
11 3 (0.55%) DHTML
11 3 (0.55%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 97 (17.86%) Blackberry
2 17 (3.13%) iPad
3 15 (2.76%) CMDB
3 15 (2.76%) iPhone
4 14 (2.58%) Social Media
5 13 (2.39%) Blog
6 12 (2.21%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.21%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.03%) Client/Server
7 11 (2.03%) Online Games
7 11 (2.03%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.03%) New Media
8 9 (1.66%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.66%) Handset
9 8 (1.47%) Replication
10 7 (1.29%) NHS
10 7 (1.29%) FMCG
11 6 (1.10%) Kindle
12 5 (0.92%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 289 (53.22%) Windows
2 131 (24.13%) Windows 7
3 118 (21.73%) Windows XP
4 35 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (4.97%) Linux
7 21 (3.87%) UNIX
8 15 (2.76%) Apple iOS
9 13 (2.39%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.21%) Windows Vista
11 11 (2.03%) Mac OS
12 9 (1.66%) Android
12 9 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.66%) Windows Phone
13 8 (1.47%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.92%) HPUX
15 4 (0.74%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.37%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (25.41%) ITIL
2 98 (18.05%) Migration
3 44 (8.10%) Project Management
4 42 (7.73%) Service Management
5 28 (5.16%) Service Delivery
6 26 (4.79%) Configuration Management
6 26 (4.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (3.87%) Incident Management
7 21 (3.87%) Email Migration
8 20 (3.68%) CRM
9 16 (2.95%) Time Management
10 15 (2.76%) Workflow
11 14 (2.58%) Problem Management
12 13 (2.39%) Change Management
13 12 (2.21%) Document Management
13 12 (2.21%) Online Marketing
13 12 (2.21%) Analytics
14 11 (2.03%) Marketing Strategy
14 11 (2.03%) Asset Management
14 11 (2.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.79%) SQL
2 17 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.58%) C#
3 14 (2.58%) Java
4 13 (2.39%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.39%) Perl
5 10 (1.84%) C
6 7 (1.29%) LotusScript
7 6 (1.10%) VBA
8 4 (0.74%) Google Apps Script
9 3 (0.55%) Python
9 3 (0.55%) C++
10 2 (0.37%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.37%) VBScript
10 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.18%) Formula Language
11 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (4.24%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.05%) SC Cleared
2 22 (4.05%) MCP
3 18 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.47%) MCSE
4 8 (1.47%) Degree
5 7 (1.29%) ISEB
6 6 (1.10%) A+ Certification
7 5 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.74%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.74%) CCNA
8 4 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.55%) MCPD
9 3 (0.55%) MCSD
9 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.37%) MCTS
10 2 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.18%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.58%) SLA
2 21 (3.87%) QA
3 16 (2.95%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) COREP
System Software
1 156 (28.73%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.84%) Sendmail
4 9 (1.66%) XenApp
5 8 (1.47%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.55%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.55%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.55%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.37%) vSphere
7 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (4.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 18 (3.31%) SCCM
3 13 (2.39%) OpenView
4 11 (2.03%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (0.92%) DameWare
6 5 (0.92%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.74%) SCOM
7 4 (0.74%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.74%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.37%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.37%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.18%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 222 (40.88%) Microsoft
2 98 (18.05%) Citrix
3 45 (8.29%) HP
4 31 (5.71%) Cisco
5 28 (5.16%) IBM
6 26 (4.79%) VMware
7 19 (3.50%) ServiceNow
8 18 (3.31%) Bloomberg
9 16 (2.95%) Reuters
9 16 (2.95%) Google
10 15 (2.76%) Oracle
11 14 (2.58%) Symantec
12 13 (2.39%) Dell
13 12 (2.21%) SAP
13 12 (2.21%) Fidessa
14 10 (1.84%) Adobe
15 8 (1.47%) McAfee
15 8 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (1.29%) MobileIron
17 6 (1.10%) Sophos
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