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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lotus
Rank 485 403 319
Rank change year-on-year
-82 -84
Contract jobs citing Lotus 141 221 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.43% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.93% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 105 174
Average daily rate £165 £275 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +44.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £300 £180
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 29
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.71 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.15% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £17.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £12.71 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+41.62% -13.83%

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
22102 23646 22499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.93% 45.78% 45.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13177 13728 12376
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 998 981
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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 -98 129 £160 -25.58% 22
London +10 57 £178 +18.33% 7
South East -22 24 £130 -62.31% 6
Oxfordshire +19 16 £130 -
West Midlands -6 16 £298 +16.66% 2
Oxford - 16 £130 -
City of London +42 13 £325 +42.85% 1
Warwickshire +7 9 £490 +133.33%
East Midlands -3 8 £114 -62.00%
Wales -3 8 £475 +201.58%
South West -21 8 £120 -63.07%
South Wales - 8 £475 -
Atherstone 0 7 £490 +133.33%
Newport - 7 £475 -
Bristol -2 6 £120 -29.41%
East of England -19 6 £380 +92.40% 2
Birmingham +1 5 £160 - 1
Derby -4 5 £114 -
Derbyshire -8 5 £114 -
Yorkshire -15 5 £375 +108.33% 3
North West -35 5 £130 -38.82%
Manchester -28 4 £130 -59.05%
Essex -1 3 - -
Berkshire -3 3 - - 3
Surrey -4 3 £165 - 2
Leeds -6 3 £400 +44.14% 1
West Yorkshire -9 3 £400 +122.22% 3
Leicestershire - 3 £114 -
Kegworth - 3 £114 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £165 - 1

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 276 (91.69%) IBM Notes
2 188 (62.46%) Windows
3 124 (41.20%) MS Office
4 120 (39.87%) Microsoft
5 87 (28.90%) Active Directory
6 86 (28.57%) Citrix
7 80 (26.58%) ITIL
8 72 (23.92%) Blackberry
8 72 (23.92%) Windows 7
9 70 (23.26%) Windows XP
10 68 (22.59%) Migration
11 62 (20.60%) IBM Domino
12 61 (20.27%) Finance
13 46 (15.28%) Windows Server
14 45 (14.95%) Office 365
15 44 (14.62%) MS Exchange
16 41 (13.62%) SLA
17 38 (12.62%) Banking
18 37 (12.29%) SharePoint
19 36 (11.96%) Internet
20 35 (11.63%) MS Excel
20 35 (11.63%) TCP/IP
21 34 (11.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
22 31 (10.30%) IBM
22 31 (10.30%) Windows 8
23 30 (9.97%) Windows Server 2003
24 28 (9.30%) Adobe
25 27 (8.97%) VPN
26 26 (8.64%) Bloomberg
26 26 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 276 (91.69%) IBM Notes
2 62 (20.60%) IBM Domino
3 44 (14.62%) MS Exchange
4 37 (12.29%) SharePoint
5 34 (11.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 26 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (6.31%) Skype for Business
8 17 (5.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (1.00%) GroupWise
12 3 (1.00%) SAS
12 3 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.33%) CMS
14 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.33%) LiveLink
14 1 (0.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 124 (41.20%) MS Office
2 35 (11.63%) MS Excel
3 17 (5.65%) Acrobat
4 5 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (6.64%) Eikon
2 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.95%) Office 365
2 2 (0.66%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.66%) Yammer
3 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.33%) IaaS
3 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.96%) Internet
2 35 (11.63%) TCP/IP
3 27 (8.97%) VPN
4 22 (7.31%) LAN
5 16 (5.32%) DNS
6 12 (3.99%) Skype
6 12 (3.99%) Wireless
7 10 (3.32%) WAN
8 9 (2.99%) DHCP
9 8 (2.66%) Intranet
10 6 (1.99%) Firewall
11 5 (1.66%) NAS
11 5 (1.66%) VoIP
12 3 (1.00%) DMZ
12 3 (1.00%) HTTP
12 3 (1.00%) IPX
12 3 (1.00%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.00%) LDAP
12 3 (1.00%) SAN
13 2 (0.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.33%) MySQL
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.33%) QlikView
3 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.33%) Spotfire
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.66%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.33%) Subversion
3 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (20.27%) Finance
2 38 (12.62%) Banking
3 25 (8.31%) Retail
4 18 (5.98%) Retail Banking
5 15 (4.98%) Billing
6 13 (4.32%) French Language
7 8 (2.66%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.99%) Front Office
8 6 (1.99%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.66%) Legal
10 4 (1.33%) Advertising
10 4 (1.33%) Back Office
11 3 (1.00%) Electronics
12 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.66%) Marketing
13 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.33%) German Language
13 1 (0.33%) Law
13 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (33.89%) Analyst
2 53 (17.61%) Service Analyst
3 47 (15.61%) Service Desk Analyst
4 43 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 37 (12.29%) Support Analyst
6 32 (10.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (9.30%) Desktop Support
8 27 (8.97%) Desktop Engineer
9 24 (7.97%) Service Desk Support
10 23 (7.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 21 (6.98%) Deskside Support
11 21 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 21 (6.98%) Developer
12 19 (6.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 19 (6.31%) Deskside Engineer
13 18 (5.98%) 1st Line Support
13 18 (5.98%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 18 (5.98%) Service Desk Engineer
14 16 (5.32%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
14 16 (5.32%) Deskside Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.32%) HTML
2 7 (2.33%) .NET
3 5 (1.66%) XML
4 3 (1.00%) CSS
4 3 (1.00%) JSON
4 3 (1.00%) SAML
5 2 (0.66%) Ajax
5 2 (0.66%) ISPF
5 2 (0.66%) jQuery
5 2 (0.66%) REST
6 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.33%) Middleware
6 1 (0.33%) PrimeFaces
6 1 (0.33%) SOAP
6 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 1 (0.33%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.33%) Web Services
6 1 (0.33%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 72 (23.92%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.31%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.31%) iPad
2 19 (6.31%) iPhone
3 12 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.99%) Driving Licence
4 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.00%) BYOD
5 3 (1.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.66%) Clustering
6 2 (0.66%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.66%) NHS
6 2 (0.66%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.33%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.33%) PDA
7 1 (0.33%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 188 (62.46%) Windows
2 72 (23.92%) Windows 7
3 70 (23.26%) Windows XP
4 46 (15.28%) Windows Server
5 31 (10.30%) Windows 8
6 30 (9.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (7.64%) Apple iOS
8 22 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (4.32%) Windows 10
10 13 (4.32%) Windows 2000
11 11 (3.65%) Linux
11 11 (3.65%) Unix
11 11 (3.65%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.99%) Android
12 6 (1.99%) NetWare
13 4 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.00%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (26.58%) ITIL
2 68 (22.59%) Migration
3 25 (8.31%) Incident Management
4 23 (7.64%) Project Management
5 22 (7.31%) Service Delivery
6 15 (4.98%) Change Control
7 14 (4.65%) Service Management
8 13 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (4.32%) Document Management
9 12 (3.99%) Release Management
10 9 (2.99%) PRINCE2
11 8 (2.66%) Software Distribution
12 7 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (2.33%) Test Scripting
13 6 (1.99%) Business Continuity
13 6 (1.99%) Change Management
13 6 (1.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (1.99%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.64%) Java
2 17 (5.65%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.32%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.99%) VBScript
5 11 (3.65%) SQL
6 6 (1.99%) LotusScript
7 5 (1.66%) VB
8 2 (0.66%) C
8 2 (0.66%) C++
8 2 (0.66%) JCL
8 2 (0.66%) Python
8 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.33%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.33%) C#
9 1 (0.33%) Formula Language
9 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (3.99%) MCP
4 11 (3.65%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.33%) Degree
6 5 (1.66%) MCSE
7 4 (1.33%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.66%) MCSA
10 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.33%) CCNA
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (13.62%) SLA
2 8 (2.66%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 87 (28.90%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.65%) XenDesktop
3 9 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.33%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.33%) XenApp
6 2 (0.66%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 2 (0.66%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (4.98%) SCCM
2 13 (4.32%) DameWare
3 10 (3.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.33%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.33%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.33%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.66%) OpenView
8 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.33%) Foglight
8 1 (0.33%) Nagios
8 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 120 (39.87%) Microsoft
2 86 (28.57%) Citrix
3 31 (10.30%) IBM
4 28 (9.30%) Adobe
5 26 (8.64%) Bloomberg
6 25 (8.31%) Reuters
7 23 (7.64%) Symantec
8 20 (6.64%) Dell
9 19 (6.31%) Apple
10 17 (5.65%) HP
11 16 (5.32%) Intel Security
12 15 (4.98%) Oracle
13 14 (4.65%) Cisco
13 14 (4.65%) VMware
14 13 (4.32%) PeopleSoft
15 11 (3.65%) Novell
16 10 (3.32%) SAP
17 6 (1.99%) NetApp
18 5 (1.66%) Sophos
19 4 (1.33%) Google
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