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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 383 319 296
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -23
Contract jobs citing Lotus 229 278 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% 1.18% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 158 155
Average daily rate
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£300 £190 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -24.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £190 £255
% change year-on-year
+64.47% -25.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 31
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.41 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £24.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.21 £14.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-15.79% -1.69%

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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 -58 206 £300 +57.89% 24
London -61 45 £176 -5.36% 11
South East -37 44 £350 +26.12% 6
North West -3 34 £318 +67.10% 1
West Midlands 0 25 £275 -5.57% 2
South West - 24 £258 -
Manchester -3 20 £318 +67.10% 1
Hampshire -14 18 £245 +24.84% 1
East of England -2 16 £450 +85.56% 3
Wiltshire - 15 £325 -
Scotland 0 13 £420 +265.21% 4
Cheshire +4 12 £300 -
Berkshire -10 12 £425 +7.93% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 11 - - 1
Edinburgh +2 11 £420 - 1
Warwickshire +5 10 £255 -20.31% 2
Reading +2 10 £425 -10.52% 2
East Midlands -14 10 £375 +240.90%
Swindon - 10 - -
Warrington -2 8 £120 -
Coventry +8 7 £215 -
Wales +1 7 £160 -17.94%
Surrey -3 6 £238 -20.83% 1
West Yorkshire -10 6 £400 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire -24 6 £400 +166.66% 1
City of London -26 5 £180 -4.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £220 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £220 - 1
Bedfordshire -13 3 £375 -8.53%
Leeds -14 3 £375 +150.00%

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 428 (89.17%) IBM Notes
2 243 (50.63%) Windows
3 232 (48.33%) Microsoft
4 179 (37.29%) MS Office
5 153 (31.88%) Citrix
6 138 (28.75%) ITIL
7 123 (25.63%) Active Directory
8 95 (19.79%) Windows 7
9 90 (18.75%) MS Excel
10 85 (17.71%) Migration
11 82 (17.08%) MS Exchange
12 81 (16.88%) Lotus Domino
13 69 (14.38%) Windows XP
14 68 (14.17%) SLA
15 64 (13.33%) Service Management
16 59 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
17 54 (11.25%) Blackberry
17 54 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
18 45 (9.38%) VMware
19 44 (9.17%) Finance
20 42 (8.75%) Symantec
20 42 (8.75%) SharePoint
21 41 (8.54%) Banking
22 40 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
22 40 (8.33%) Project Management
23 39 (8.13%) IBM
23 39 (8.13%) HP
24 38 (7.92%) Cisco
25 37 (7.71%) MCP
26 34 (7.08%) SCCM

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 428 (89.17%) IBM Notes
2 82 (17.08%) MS Exchange
3 81 (16.88%) Lotus Domino
4 42 (8.75%) SharePoint
5 31 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (6.04%) IIS
7 25 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.92%) Lync
9 13 (2.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (2.29%) Apache
11 10 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (1.67%) GroupWise
12 8 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (1.46%) WebSphere
14 6 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.04%) FileNet
15 5 (1.04%) CMS
15 5 (1.04%) Documentum
16 3 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 179 (37.29%) MS Office
2 90 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 20 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.50%) MS Project
5 8 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.04%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.83%) Eikon
3 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.21%) Office 365
2 7 (1.46%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.42%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.42%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.04%) DNS
2 26 (5.42%) VPN
3 22 (4.58%) WAN
4 17 (3.54%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.33%) VoIP
6 15 (3.13%) LAN
6 15 (3.13%) Internet
6 15 (3.13%) Firewall
7 13 (2.71%) Wireless
8 10 (2.08%) SSL
8 10 (2.08%) SMTP
8 10 (2.08%) DHCP
9 8 (1.67%) POP3
9 8 (1.67%) IMAP
10 7 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (1.46%) SAN
10 7 (1.46%) Intranet
11 6 (1.25%) NAS
12 5 (1.04%) MPLS
12 5 (1.04%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.88%) MS Access
3 7 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.21%) Build Forge
2 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 44 (9.17%) Finance
2 41 (8.54%) Banking
3 16 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.88%) Back Office
6 8 (1.67%) French Language
6 8 (1.67%) Retail
7 5 (1.04%) Legal
8 4 (0.83%) Local Government
9 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.63%) Publishing
10 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.42%) Marketing
10 2 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Cantonese Language
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 148 (30.83%) Analyst
2 79 (16.46%) Service Analyst
3 78 (16.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 67 (13.96%) Support Analyst
5 50 (10.42%) Desktop Support
6 49 (10.21%) Support Engineer
7 43 (8.96%) Administrator
8 32 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 30 (6.25%) Consultant
10 29 (6.04%) Developer
10 29 (6.04%) 1st Line Support
10 29 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
11 23 (4.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 23 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
12 18 (3.75%) Lotus Notes Administrator
12 18 (3.75%) Desktop Analyst
12 18 (3.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 16 (3.33%) Architect
14 15 (3.13%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 14 (2.92%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.17%) HTML
1 20 (4.17%) .NET
2 19 (3.96%) CSS
3 11 (2.29%) .NET Framework
4 10 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.67%) jQuery
6 7 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (1.04%) WinForms
7 5 (1.04%) WCF
7 5 (1.04%) WPF
8 4 (0.83%) Middleware
9 3 (0.63%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.63%) Application Packaging
9 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.42%) XPages
10 2 (0.42%) RESTful
10 2 (0.42%) Web Services
10 2 (0.42%) XML
11 1 (0.21%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (11.25%) Blackberry
3 10 (2.08%) Clustering
3 10 (2.08%) iSeries
4 9 (1.88%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.25%) FMCG
6 5 (1.04%) iPhone
6 5 (1.04%) iPad
6 5 (1.04%) CMDB
6 5 (1.04%) SecurID
7 4 (0.83%) Replication
7 4 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.83%) Social Media
8 3 (0.63%) Life Science
8 3 (0.63%) PKI
8 3 (0.63%) Statistics
9 2 (0.42%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.42%) PMI
9 2 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 243 (50.63%) Windows
2 95 (19.79%) Windows 7
3 69 (14.38%) Windows XP
4 54 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (5.42%) Windows 8
7 24 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.46%) Linux
9 6 (1.25%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.04%) UNIX
10 5 (1.04%) Windows NT
10 5 (1.04%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.83%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.63%) HPUX
12 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.42%) Android
13 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (28.75%) ITIL
2 85 (17.71%) Migration
3 64 (13.33%) Service Management
4 40 (8.33%) Project Management
5 23 (4.79%) Service Delivery
5 23 (4.79%) Incident Management
6 17 (3.54%) Email Migration
7 15 (3.13%) MVC
8 14 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (2.71%) Change Management
10 12 (2.50%) Configuration Management
10 12 (2.50%) PRINCE2
11 11 (2.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (2.08%) Business Analysis
13 9 (1.88%) Information Security
14 8 (1.67%) Network Design
14 8 (1.67%) Load Balancing
14 8 (1.67%) Customer Engagement
15 6 (1.25%) Capacity Planning
15 6 (1.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.25%) SQL
2 25 (5.21%) Java
3 19 (3.96%) JavaScript
4 17 (3.54%) C#
5 12 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.67%) VBA
7 5 (1.04%) C
7 5 (1.04%) LotusScript
8 3 (0.63%) VBScript
9 2 (0.42%) VB
10 1 (0.21%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (7.71%) MCP
2 27 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (5.42%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.33%) Degree
5 13 (2.71%) MCITP
6 9 (1.88%) MCSE
7 8 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.67%) MCTS
8 7 (1.46%) CCNA
9 5 (1.04%) PMP
9 5 (1.04%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.83%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.63%) CISMP
11 3 (0.63%) MCDST
11 3 (0.63%) CISSP
11 3 (0.63%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (14.17%) SLA
2 5 (1.04%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.04%) QA
3 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 123 (25.63%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.25%) Xen
5 6 (1.25%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.25%) vSphere
5 6 (1.25%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.63%) XenApp
8 2 (0.42%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (7.08%) SCCM
2 28 (5.83%) OpenView
3 25 (5.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (1.67%) SCOM
5 7 (1.46%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.63%) DameWare
6 3 (0.63%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.63%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.42%) WMI
8 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.21%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 232 (48.33%) Microsoft
2 153 (31.88%) Citrix
3 45 (9.38%) VMware
4 42 (8.75%) Symantec
5 39 (8.13%) IBM
5 39 (8.13%) HP
6 38 (7.92%) Cisco
7 26 (5.42%) Adobe
8 21 (4.38%) McAfee
9 17 (3.54%) SAP
10 15 (3.13%) EMC
11 12 (2.50%) Dell
11 12 (2.50%) Oracle
12 10 (2.08%) Avaya
12 10 (2.08%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.88%) Novell
14 8 (1.67%) Apple
14 8 (1.67%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.67%) Google
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