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 27 January 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.

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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 359 298 313
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +15
Contract jobs citing Lotus 228 293 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.60% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 0.98% 1.32% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 170 118
Average daily rate
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£275 £180 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £160 £230
% change year-on-year
+87.50% -30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 42
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £26.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +7.40%

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
23272 22265 21520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.72% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13609 12381 11250
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 983 1335
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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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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
England -72 209 £210 +16.66% 25
London -53 57 £160 -20.00% 6
South East -31 46 £345 +15.00% 3
North West 0 33 £110 -18.51% 4
East of England +12 29 £198 +38.59% 2
South West +1 22 £325 +103.12% 5
City of London +1 16 £188 -2.59% 2
Manchester -1 16 £318 +135.18% 3
Cheshire +13 14 £110 -
Wiltshire +4 14 £325 - 2
Cambridgeshire -2 14 £500 +300.00% 1
Warrington 0 13 £110 -
Hampshire -17 13 £300 -20.52% 1
Berkshire -7 12 £425 +73.46% 1
West Midlands -19 11 £190 -36.66% 1
Reading +6 10 £425 +78.94%
Scotland -4 10 £450 - 1
Yorkshire -8 8 £180 -48.57% 1
Swindon - 8 £170 - 2
Edinburgh -5 7 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -7 7 £275 -
Milton Keynes -4 6 £275 -
Coventry +4 5 £190 -
Warwickshire -5 5 £155 -48.33% 1
West Yorkshire -5 4 £180 -48.57% 1
Leeds -5 4 £278 -20.71% 1
North East -11 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire +3 3 £110 -31.25%
Glasgow +1 3 £468 -
Hemel Hempstead 0 3 £110 -

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 448 (88.71%) IBM Notes
2 290 (57.43%) Windows
3 237 (46.93%) Microsoft
4 207 (40.99%) MS Office
5 157 (31.09%) Active Directory
6 156 (30.89%) Citrix
7 129 (25.54%) ITIL
8 110 (21.78%) Windows 7
9 105 (20.79%) MS Excel
9 105 (20.79%) Blackberry
10 92 (18.22%) Lotus Domino
11 91 (18.02%) Windows XP
12 87 (17.23%) Migration
13 82 (16.24%) MS Exchange
14 76 (15.05%) SLA
15 62 (12.28%) Symantec
15 62 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
16 60 (11.88%) IBM
17 59 (11.68%) Service Management
18 58 (11.49%) Banking
19 55 (10.89%) Finance
20 53 (10.50%) HP
21 52 (10.30%) VMware
21 52 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
22 47 (9.31%) DNS
22 47 (9.31%) IIS
23 45 (8.91%) SQL Server
24 39 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
24 39 (7.72%) MCP
25 36 (7.13%) Java

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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
1 448 (88.71%) IBM Notes
2 92 (18.22%) Lotus Domino
3 82 (16.24%) MS Exchange
4 47 (9.31%) IIS
5 36 (7.13%) SharePoint
6 30 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (3.96%) Apache
9 19 (3.76%) Lync
10 15 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (2.57%) WebSphere
12 11 (2.18%) Quickr
13 10 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (1.78%) WebSphere Portal
15 8 (1.58%) GroupWise
16 7 (1.39%) GlassFish
17 6 (1.19%) WebSphere Process Server
17 6 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (1.19%) CMS
Applications
1 207 (40.99%) MS Office
2 105 (20.79%) MS Excel
3 30 (5.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.78%) MS Project
5 7 (1.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (1.19%) Eikon
2 5 (0.99%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.20%) Agresso
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.94%) Office 365
2 8 (1.58%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.59%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.40%) SaaS
4 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.31%) DNS
2 35 (6.93%) VPN
3 29 (5.74%) TCP/IP
4 26 (5.15%) Internet
5 23 (4.55%) Firewall
5 23 (4.55%) WAN
6 22 (4.36%) DHCP
6 22 (4.36%) LAN
7 15 (2.97%) SMTP
8 13 (2.57%) SAN
9 12 (2.38%) VoIP
9 12 (2.38%) Wireless
10 10 (1.98%) NAS
10 10 (1.98%) LDAP
11 9 (1.78%) SSL
12 8 (1.58%) IMAP
12 8 (1.58%) POP3
12 8 (1.58%) Intranet
13 7 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.58%) MS Access
4 3 (0.59%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.20%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.20%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.20%) DataStage
5 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (1.19%) Eclipse
2 5 (0.99%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.40%) MSI
5 1 (0.20%) TestLink
5 1 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.20%) Build Forge
General
1 58 (11.49%) Banking
2 55 (10.89%) Finance
3 25 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.77%) French Language
5 11 (2.18%) Back Office
6 10 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.58%) Legal
8 5 (0.99%) Retail
9 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.79%) Publishing
10 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.59%) German Language
11 2 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Automotive
12 1 (0.20%) Law
12 1 (0.20%) Front Office
12 1 (0.20%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 160 (31.68%) Analyst
2 73 (14.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 71 (14.06%) Service Analyst
4 70 (13.86%) Support Analyst
5 68 (13.47%) Support Engineer
6 65 (12.87%) Desktop Support
7 47 (9.31%) Administrator
8 40 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 40 (7.92%) Consultant
9 36 (7.13%) Desktop Engineer
10 32 (6.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 29 (5.74%) 1st Line Support
12 26 (5.15%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 26 (5.15%) Desktop Analyst
13 25 (4.95%) Developer
14 19 (3.76%) Project Manager
14 19 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 18 (3.56%) IT Support
15 18 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
16 14 (2.77%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.96%) .NET
2 17 (3.37%) HTML
3 16 (3.17%) Middleware
4 15 (2.97%) CSS
5 11 (2.18%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.98%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.39%) Flash
7 7 (1.39%) WCF
8 6 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (1.19%) JSR 286
8 6 (1.19%) jQuery
8 6 (1.19%) Dojo
8 6 (1.19%) Spring
9 5 (0.99%) WinForms
9 5 (0.99%) WPF
10 4 (0.79%) Web Services
10 4 (0.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (0.59%) REST
11 3 (0.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 105 (20.79%) Blackberry
2 52 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.37%) Clustering
4 12 (2.38%) CMDB
4 12 (2.38%) Replication
5 11 (2.18%) iPhone
5 11 (2.18%) iPad
6 10 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.78%) FMCG
8 8 (1.58%) CLARiiON
9 6 (1.19%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.99%) SecurID
10 5 (0.99%) Social Media
11 4 (0.79%) PKI
11 4 (0.79%) iSeries
11 4 (0.79%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.59%) Statistics
13 2 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 290 (57.43%) Windows
2 110 (21.78%) Windows 7
3 91 (18.02%) Windows XP
4 62 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (4.36%) Windows 8
8 20 (3.96%) Apple iOS
9 15 (2.97%) Mac OS
10 12 (2.38%) Mac OS X
11 11 (2.18%) Linux
12 8 (1.58%) UNIX
13 7 (1.39%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.99%) NetWare
14 5 (0.99%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.59%) Android
17 2 (0.40%) HPUX
18 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (25.54%) ITIL
2 87 (17.23%) Migration
3 59 (11.68%) Service Management
4 33 (6.53%) Project Management
5 30 (5.94%) Service Delivery
6 29 (5.74%) Incident Management
7 28 (5.54%) Change Management
8 24 (4.75%) Configuration Management
9 21 (4.16%) Email Migration
10 14 (2.77%) MVC
11 10 (1.98%) E-Commerce
11 10 (1.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (1.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (1.78%) Information Security
12 9 (1.78%) Network Design
12 9 (1.78%) Knowledge Management
12 9 (1.78%) Web Development
12 9 (1.78%) ITIL V3
13 8 (1.58%) Mobile Device Management
13 8 (1.58%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.13%) Java
1 36 (7.13%) SQL
2 18 (3.56%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.17%) C#
5 13 (2.57%) C
6 5 (0.99%) VBA
7 4 (0.79%) VBScript
8 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.20%) LotusScript
9 1 (0.20%) Formula Language
9 1 (0.20%) Python
9 1 (0.20%) VB
9 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (7.72%) MCP
2 32 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (4.95%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.57%) Degree
6 12 (2.38%) MCITP
7 10 (1.98%) MCSE
7 10 (1.98%) A+ Certification
8 7 (1.39%) MCTS
9 5 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.59%) ISACA
11 3 (0.59%) CISSP
11 3 (0.59%) ISEB
11 3 (0.59%) CCNA
11 3 (0.59%) MCDST
11 3 (0.59%) CISMP
12 1 (0.20%) Dell Certification
12 1 (0.20%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (15.05%) SLA
2 6 (1.19%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.59%) QA
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 157 (31.09%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.17%) vSphere
4 14 (2.77%) Terminal Services
5 9 (1.78%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.58%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.79%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.59%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.40%) XenApp
11 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 34 (6.73%) OpenView
2 31 (6.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 19 (3.76%) NetBackup
4 18 (3.56%) SCCM
5 10 (1.98%) SCOM
5 10 (1.98%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.19%) HP SIM
7 5 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.79%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.59%) DameWare
10 2 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.40%) WMI
10 2 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.20%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 237 (46.93%) Microsoft
2 156 (30.89%) Citrix
3 62 (12.28%) Symantec
4 60 (11.88%) IBM
5 53 (10.50%) HP
6 52 (10.30%) VMware
7 33 (6.53%) Cisco
8 23 (4.55%) Adobe
9 18 (3.56%) McAfee
10 16 (3.17%) Oracle
10 16 (3.17%) EMC
11 15 (2.97%) Dell
11 15 (2.97%) ServiceNow
12 14 (2.77%) SAP
13 13 (2.57%) Novell
13 13 (2.57%) Avaya
14 12 (2.38%) Reuters
14 12 (2.38%) Bloomberg
15 10 (1.98%) Google
16 9 (1.78%) Apple
Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £13 per hour + £25K Perm
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
CRL
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Westek Recruitment
Rate: £16 - £17 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 12 days ago