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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 365 336 302
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -34
Contract jobs citing Lotus 262 276 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 0.99% 1.12% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 161 167
Average daily rate
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£205 £300 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% +18.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £168 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £275 £235
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 54
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.00 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.68 £24.10 £22.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £13.25
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +22.64%

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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -20 236 £214 -31.60% 33
London -43 86 £185 -43.07% 11
South East +17 65 £275 -15.38% 6
Berkshire +15 26 £275 +29.41% 2
City of London -3 26 £204 -37.30% 3
West Midlands -11 25 £300 +13.20% 5
Scotland -12 19 £200 +48.14% 2
Bracknell +15 18 £190 -41.53% 2
North West +3 16 £325 +130.08% 2
East of England -9 15 £198 -4.18% 3
Edinburgh +11 14 £198 -
East Midlands +10 11 £295 +136.00% 3
Hampshire -8 10 £240 -45.14%
Surrey -7 9 £400 +28.00%
Warwickshire - 9 £450 - 2
Birmingham -11 8 £300 +13.20%
Slough -7 7 £300 +33.33%
South West -40 7 £400 +82.85%
Coventry - 7 £175 - 1
Hayes - 6 - - 1
Lancashire - 6 £340 -
Yorkshire -2 5 £320 +16.36% 3
Leicestershire - 5 £295 - 1
Kent - 5 £145 -
Bristol -10 4 £400 +23.07%
Manchester -14 4 £143 +0.88% 2
Norwich - 4 £175 - 2
Norfolk - 4 £175 - 2
Reading +15 3 £400 +23.07%
Buckinghamshire -13 3 - - 2

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 516 (91.33%) IBM Notes
2 308 (54.51%) Windows
3 227 (40.18%) Microsoft
4 201 (35.58%) MS Office
5 167 (29.56%) Active Directory
6 138 (24.42%) ITIL
7 135 (23.89%) Windows 7
8 132 (23.36%) MS Excel
9 113 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 109 (19.29%) Citrix
11 104 (18.41%) Blackberry
12 98 (17.35%) Migration
13 88 (15.58%) Lotus Domino
14 86 (15.22%) Finance
15 62 (10.97%) SharePoint
16 61 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
17 59 (10.44%) SLA
18 55 (9.73%) MS Exchange
19 51 (9.03%) MS PowerPoint
20 50 (8.85%) Banking
21 48 (8.50%) WAN
21 48 (8.50%) HP
22 46 (8.14%) Service Management
23 45 (7.96%) Office 365
24 42 (7.43%) Project Management
25 41 (7.26%) LAN
26 40 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
27 38 (6.73%) TCP/IP
28 37 (6.55%) DNS
28 37 (6.55%) IBM

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 516 (91.33%) IBM Notes
2 88 (15.58%) Lotus Domino
3 62 (10.97%) SharePoint
4 55 (9.73%) MS Exchange
5 19 (3.36%) IIS
6 17 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (3.01%) CMS
6 17 (3.01%) Lync
6 17 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (2.12%) Quickr
9 11 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.42%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.06%) GlassFish
11 6 (1.06%) WebSphere Process Server
11 6 (1.06%) Apache
11 6 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.06%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 201 (35.58%) MS Office
2 132 (23.36%) MS Excel
3 51 (9.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.88%) MS Project
6 2 (0.35%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.35%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (1.95%) WebTrends
2 8 (1.42%) Eikon
3 1 (0.18%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
3 1 (0.18%) Agresso
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.96%) Office 365
2 15 (2.65%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.53%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 48 (8.50%) WAN
2 41 (7.26%) LAN
3 38 (6.73%) TCP/IP
4 37 (6.55%) DNS
5 27 (4.78%) VPN
6 21 (3.72%) SMTP
7 20 (3.54%) Intranet
8 16 (2.83%) VoIP
9 15 (2.65%) Firewall
9 15 (2.65%) Internet
9 15 (2.65%) DHCP
10 12 (2.12%) IMAP
11 9 (1.59%) ADSL
12 8 (1.42%) Wireless
13 6 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (1.06%) SAN
14 5 (0.88%) Softphone
15 4 (0.71%) LDAP
16 3 (0.53%) NAS
16 3 (0.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.30%) MS Access
3 11 (1.95%) QlikView
4 5 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
4 5 (0.88%) DataStage
5 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.35%) DB2
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) SSDT
7 1 (0.18%) CloverETL
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.18%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.18%) OLAP
7 1 (0.18%) Ingres
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.42%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.35%) Toad
3 2 (0.35%) MSI
3 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.18%) Subversion
4 1 (0.18%) JIRA
General
1 86 (15.22%) Finance
2 50 (8.85%) Banking
3 27 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.42%) Retail
5 20 (3.54%) Marketing
5 20 (3.54%) French Language
6 18 (3.19%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.83%) Legal
8 15 (2.65%) German Language
9 11 (1.95%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.95%) Games
9 11 (1.95%) Danish Language
10 8 (1.42%) Back Office
11 4 (0.71%) Automotive
12 2 (0.35%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.35%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Front Office
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 200 (35.40%) Analyst
2 76 (13.45%) Support Analyst
3 74 (13.10%) 2nd Line Support
4 72 (12.74%) Support Engineer
4 72 (12.74%) Service Desk Analyst
5 69 (12.21%) Service Analyst
6 58 (10.27%) 1st Line Support
7 51 (9.03%) Desktop Support
8 49 (8.67%) Developer
9 30 (5.31%) Desktop Engineer
10 28 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 21 (3.72%) Desktop Analyst
11 21 (3.72%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 21 (3.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 20 (3.54%) Help Desk Analyst
12 20 (3.54%) Consultant
12 20 (3.54%) Business Analyst
13 19 (3.36%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 18 (3.19%) IT Support
14 18 (3.19%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.66%) HTML
2 26 (4.60%) .NET
3 18 (3.19%) CSS
4 16 (2.83%) XML
5 12 (2.12%) Web Services
6 11 (1.95%) ASP.NET
7 9 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (1.59%) Middleware
7 9 (1.59%) Spring
8 7 (1.24%) Flash
9 6 (1.06%) Dojo
9 6 (1.06%) XMPP
9 6 (1.06%) JSR 286
9 6 (1.06%) HTML5
10 5 (0.88%) MSMQ
10 5 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.71%) CAML
11 4 (0.71%) jQuery
11 4 (0.71%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 104 (18.41%) Blackberry
2 61 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.36%) iPad
4 17 (3.01%) iPhone
5 15 (2.65%) Social Media
6 13 (2.30%) Client/Server
6 13 (2.30%) Blog
6 13 (2.30%) CMDB
7 12 (2.12%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.95%) New Media
8 11 (1.95%) Online Games
9 10 (1.77%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.77%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.59%) Handset
10 9 (1.59%) Clustering
11 8 (1.42%) Replication
11 8 (1.42%) CLARiiON
11 8 (1.42%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.24%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 308 (54.51%) Windows
2 135 (23.89%) Windows 7
3 113 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 40 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (5.13%) Linux
7 22 (3.89%) Apple iOS
8 21 (3.72%) UNIX
9 16 (2.83%) Mac OS
10 15 (2.65%) Windows 8
11 12 (2.12%) Windows Vista
12 11 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (1.77%) Mac OS X
14 9 (1.59%) Windows Phone
14 9 (1.59%) Android
15 5 (0.88%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.88%) HPUX
16 4 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.71%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (24.42%) ITIL
2 98 (17.35%) Migration
3 46 (8.14%) Service Management
4 42 (7.43%) Project Management
5 27 (4.78%) Service Delivery
6 24 (4.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (4.25%) Configuration Management
7 23 (4.07%) CRM
8 22 (3.89%) Incident Management
9 21 (3.72%) Email Migration
9 21 (3.72%) Change Management
10 18 (3.19%) Time Management
11 16 (2.83%) Problem Management
11 16 (2.83%) Workflow
12 13 (2.30%) E-Commerce
12 13 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (2.30%) Document Management
13 12 (2.12%) Asset Management
13 12 (2.12%) Analytics
13 12 (2.12%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.96%) Java
2 27 (4.78%) SQL
3 15 (2.65%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.48%) C
4 14 (2.48%) C#
5 13 (2.30%) Perl
6 12 (2.12%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.06%) LotusScript
7 6 (1.06%) VBA
8 4 (0.71%) Google Apps Script
9 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.53%) C++
9 3 (0.53%) Python
10 2 (0.35%) Formula Language
10 2 (0.35%) VBScript
10 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (4.25%) Security Cleared
1 24 (4.25%) MCP
2 23 (4.07%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.59%) Degree
5 8 (1.42%) MCSE
6 7 (1.24%) A+ Certification
7 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.88%) ISEB
8 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.71%) CCNA
8 4 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.53%) MCSD
9 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.53%) MCPD
10 2 (0.35%) MCTS
10 2 (0.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (10.44%) SLA
2 21 (3.72%) QA
3 11 (1.95%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) COREP
4 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 167 (29.56%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.77%) Sendmail
4 9 (1.59%) XenApp
5 8 (1.42%) vSphere
6 6 (1.06%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.88%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.71%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.71%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.35%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.18%) XenServer
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 26 (4.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 17 (3.01%) OpenView
3 11 (1.95%) BMC PATROL
3 11 (1.95%) NetBackup
4 10 (1.77%) SCCM
5 6 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (0.88%) DameWare
7 4 (0.71%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.18%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.18%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.18%) WSUS
10 1 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 227 (40.18%) Microsoft
2 109 (19.29%) Citrix
3 48 (8.50%) HP
4 37 (6.55%) IBM
5 34 (6.02%) VMware
6 27 (4.78%) Cisco
7 23 (4.07%) Symantec
8 20 (3.54%) Oracle
9 18 (3.19%) Google
10 16 (2.83%) ServiceNow
11 14 (2.48%) Adobe
12 13 (2.30%) SAP
12 13 (2.30%) Dell
13 12 (2.12%) Reuters
13 12 (2.12%) Bloomberg
14 9 (1.59%) Fidessa
15 8 (1.42%) EMC
15 8 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (1.42%) Apple
16 7 (1.24%) MobileIron
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