The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 327 305 308
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Contract jobs citing Lotus 301 287 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.20% 1.19% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 159 135
Average daily rate
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£185 £280 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.92% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £225 £256
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -12.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 52 38
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +8.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £23.95 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -6 272 £200 -33.88% 37
London -22 109 £200 -38.46% 13
South East +3 80 £193 -8.33% 7
Berkshire +27 41 £180 -2.70% 3
West Midlands +17 38 £300 +7.14% 2
City of London -13 36 £306 -20.96% 4
Scotland -7 25 £175 +29.62% 4
East of England -20 22 £220 -32.30% 6
Hampshire -6 17 £208 -46.10%
Birmingham +4 15 £290 +3.57%
Bracknell +16 13 £180 -
Coventry - 12 £300 -
Edinburgh - 11 £153 -
North West -5 10 £100 -29.20% 2
Surrey -5 8 £400 +77.77% 1
Portsmouth +10 7 £215 -41.89%
Hertfordshire - 7 £183 - 2
East Midlands -8 6 - -
Warwickshire -5 5 £450 +62.16%
Bedfordshire -16 5 £410 +203.70% 3
Yorkshire -2 4 £200 -27.27% 5
Cambridgeshire -17 4 £278 -14.61% 1
Norwich - 4 £260 -
Oxford - 4 £130 -
Norfolk - 4 £260 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £130 -
Winchester +3 3 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £350 +42.13%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £205 - 1
Stirling - 3 £175 -

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 511 (90.44%) IBM Notes
2 301 (53.27%) Windows
3 235 (41.59%) Microsoft
4 195 (34.51%) MS Office
5 155 (27.43%) Windows 7
6 153 (27.08%) Active Directory
7 152 (26.90%) ITIL
8 125 (22.12%) Windows XP
9 122 (21.59%) MS Excel
10 103 (18.23%) Citrix
11 101 (17.88%) Migration
12 94 (16.64%) Blackberry
13 88 (15.58%) Lotus Domino
14 78 (13.81%) Finance
15 68 (12.04%) SharePoint
16 60 (10.62%) MS Exchange
17 58 (10.27%) Banking
18 55 (9.73%) MS PowerPoint
19 52 (9.20%) Project Management
20 50 (8.85%) Service Management
21 48 (8.50%) SLA
22 44 (7.79%) HP
23 41 (7.26%) WAN
23 41 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
24 40 (7.08%) Cisco
25 38 (6.73%) Office 365
26 37 (6.55%) LAN
26 37 (6.55%) TCP/IP
26 37 (6.55%) SQL
27 35 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 511 (90.44%) IBM Notes
2 88 (15.58%) Lotus Domino
3 68 (12.04%) SharePoint
4 60 (10.62%) MS Exchange
5 24 (4.25%) CMS
6 18 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.77%) Lync
10 8 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.24%) IIS
12 5 (0.88%) Quickr
13 4 (0.71%) Zimbra
13 4 (0.71%) Magnolia
14 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.35%) Live Communications Server
16 1 (0.18%) Moodle
16 1 (0.18%) FileNet
Applications
1 195 (34.51%) MS Office
2 122 (21.59%) MS Excel
3 55 (9.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.06%) MS Project
6 2 (0.35%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.35%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) InDesign
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 11 (1.95%) WebTrends
2 9 (1.59%) Eikon
3 2 (0.35%) assyst
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.73%) Office 365
2 14 (2.48%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.53%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.26%) WAN
2 37 (6.55%) LAN
2 37 (6.55%) TCP/IP
3 23 (4.07%) Internet
4 22 (3.89%) DNS
5 21 (3.72%) Intranet
6 18 (3.19%) VPN
7 14 (2.48%) VoIP
7 14 (2.48%) SMTP
8 10 (1.77%) IMAP
8 10 (1.77%) Firewall
9 9 (1.59%) ADSL
10 7 (1.24%) DHCP
10 7 (1.24%) Wireless
11 5 (0.88%) Softphone
12 3 (0.53%) RTP
12 3 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.35%) Gigabit Ethernet
13 2 (0.35%) HTTP
13 2 (0.35%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (1.95%) MS Access
3 11 (1.95%) QlikView
4 5 (0.88%) Ingres
5 4 (0.71%) DataStage
5 4 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) OLAP
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.18%) CloverETL
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.35%) Eclipse
1 2 (0.35%) Toad
1 2 (0.35%) MSI
1 2 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.18%) Subversion
2 1 (0.18%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
General
1 78 (13.81%) Finance
2 58 (10.27%) Banking
3 28 (4.96%) Retail
4 24 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.72%) Marketing
6 16 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.83%) French Language
6 16 (2.83%) German Language
7 15 (2.65%) Legal
8 11 (1.95%) Games
8 11 (1.95%) Danish Language
9 9 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.42%) Back Office
11 3 (0.53%) Automotive
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 181 (32.04%) Analyst
2 74 (13.10%) Support Engineer
3 70 (12.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 67 (11.86%) Support Analyst
5 63 (11.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 62 (10.97%) Service Analyst
7 56 (9.91%) 1st Line Support
8 51 (9.03%) Desktop Support
9 46 (8.14%) Developer
10 29 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
11 23 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 22 (3.89%) Project Manager
13 21 (3.72%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 21 (3.72%) Desktop Analyst
14 20 (3.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 20 (3.54%) Business Analyst
14 20 (3.54%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 19 (3.36%) Help Desk Analyst
16 16 (2.83%) Configuration Analyst
17 15 (2.65%) Lotus Notes Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.02%) HTML
2 22 (3.89%) .NET
3 16 (2.83%) CSS
3 16 (2.83%) XML
4 9 (1.59%) Web Services
5 7 (1.24%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (1.06%) XMPP
7 5 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (0.71%) jQuery
8 4 (0.71%) CAML
8 4 (0.71%) HTML5
8 4 (0.71%) MSMQ
8 4 (0.71%) XSLT
9 3 (0.53%) Spring
9 3 (0.53%) DHTML
10 2 (0.35%) CSS3
10 2 (0.35%) XPages
10 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 94 (16.64%) Blackberry
2 16 (2.83%) CMDB
3 14 (2.48%) Fat Client
3 14 (2.48%) Social Media
3 14 (2.48%) Thin Client
4 13 (2.30%) iPad
4 13 (2.30%) Blog
5 11 (1.95%) Online Games
5 11 (1.95%) iPhone
5 11 (1.95%) New Media
5 11 (1.95%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.42%) Handset
8 6 (1.06%) NHS
8 6 (1.06%) Kindle
9 5 (0.88%) FMCG
9 5 (0.88%) PMI
9 5 (0.88%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 301 (53.27%) Windows
2 155 (27.43%) Windows 7
3 125 (22.12%) Windows XP
4 41 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (4.78%) Linux
7 25 (4.42%) UNIX
8 16 (2.83%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (2.12%) Windows Vista
10 11 (1.95%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.77%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.59%) Windows Phone
13 8 (1.42%) Android
14 7 (1.24%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.06%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.88%) HPUX
17 4 (0.71%) NetWare
17 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (26.90%) ITIL
2 101 (17.88%) Migration
3 52 (9.20%) Project Management
4 50 (8.85%) Service Management
5 31 (5.49%) Configuration Management
6 29 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (4.96%) Service Delivery
8 27 (4.78%) Incident Management
9 19 (3.36%) CRM
10 18 (3.19%) Change Management
10 18 (3.19%) Workflow
10 18 (3.19%) Email Migration
11 17 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (3.01%) Time Management
12 16 (2.83%) Problem Management
13 14 (2.48%) PRINCE2
14 13 (2.30%) Document Management
15 12 (2.12%) Analytics
15 12 (2.12%) Online Marketing
16 11 (1.95%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.55%) SQL
2 24 (4.25%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.65%) C#
4 13 (2.30%) Perl
5 12 (2.12%) LotusScript
5 12 (2.12%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.77%) Java
7 7 (1.24%) C
8 6 (1.06%) VBA
9 5 (0.88%) VBScript
10 4 (0.71%) Google Apps Script
11 3 (0.53%) Formula Language
11 3 (0.53%) Python
11 3 (0.53%) C++
12 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.35%) VB
13 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (4.78%) SC Cleared
1 27 (4.78%) Security Cleared
2 22 (3.89%) MCP
3 21 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.77%) Degree
5 8 (1.42%) ISEB
6 7 (1.24%) MCSE
6 7 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.88%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.53%) MCTS
9 3 (0.53%) MCPD
9 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.53%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.53%) MCSD
10 2 (0.35%) CCNA
10 2 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.35%) MCITP
10 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.50%) SLA
2 23 (4.07%) QA
3 18 (3.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) COREP
System Software
1 153 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.95%) XenApp
5 10 (1.77%) Sendmail
6 5 (0.88%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.53%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.35%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.18%) vSphere
9 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (4.42%) SCCM
2 18 (3.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (2.12%) OpenView
4 11 (1.95%) BMC PATROL
5 10 (1.77%) SCOM
5 10 (1.77%) SCVMM
5 10 (1.77%) SCDPM
6 7 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.88%) DameWare
7 5 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.71%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.71%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (0.53%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.53%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.35%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.18%) MIMEsweeper
11 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 235 (41.59%) Microsoft
2 103 (18.23%) Citrix
3 44 (7.79%) HP
4 40 (7.08%) Cisco
5 31 (5.49%) VMware
6 22 (3.89%) IBM
7 21 (3.72%) ServiceNow
8 19 (3.36%) Oracle
8 19 (3.36%) Bloomberg
9 16 (2.83%) Google
10 15 (2.65%) Symantec
10 15 (2.65%) Reuters
11 14 (2.48%) SAP
12 13 (2.30%) McAfee
13 12 (2.12%) Adobe
14 11 (1.95%) Fidessa
14 11 (1.95%) Dell
15 8 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (1.24%) Apple
16 7 (1.24%) Nortel
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