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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 350 308 292
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -16
Contract jobs citing Lotus 243 292 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.02% 1.27% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 175 135
Average daily rate
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£300 £200 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -17.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £190 £200
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 42
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £26.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.21 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +11.11%

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
23858 23073 21233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.42% 45.56% 46.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13643 12590 11164
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +2.60%
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 968 990 1250
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 -46 218 £285 +42.50% 24
South East -26 52 £329 +9.58% 1
London -62 52 £190 -10.58% 10
North West -7 35 £300 +122.22% 4
South West +20 27 £325 -
East of England +1 20 £243 +51.56% 2
Manchester -9 20 £318 +135.18% 1
West Midlands -10 18 £244 -16.30% 3
Berkshire +1 17 £425 +53.15%
Wiltshire +16 16 £325 -
Hampshire -17 14 £245 +14.61%
Reading +7 13 £425 +41.66%
Cheshire +2 13 £115 - 1
Cambridgeshire +4 12 - -
Warrington -2 11 £110 -
Scotland -5 11 £420 - 1
Edinburgh -2 10 £420 - 1
City of London -19 9 £228 +18.18% 2
Buckinghamshire - 9 £220 -
Swindon - 9 - -
Milton Keynes - 9 £220 -
Bedfordshire -6 7 £243 -40.85%
East Midlands -14 7 £375 +240.90% 2
Wales - 7 £160 -
Surrey -14 6 £238 -20.83% 1
Warwickshire 0 5 £210 -34.37% 2
Yorkshire -25 5 £413 +17.85% 1
Leeds -14 3 £375 +7.14%
West Yorkshire -28 3 £375 +7.14% 1
Birmingham -9 2 - - 1

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 462 (88.17%) IBM Notes
2 287 (54.77%) Windows
3 251 (47.90%) Microsoft
4 199 (37.98%) MS Office
5 169 (32.25%) Citrix
6 144 (27.48%) ITIL
7 140 (26.72%) Active Directory
8 106 (20.23%) Windows 7
9 102 (19.47%) MS Excel
10 95 (18.13%) Lotus Domino
11 83 (15.84%) Migration
12 82 (15.65%) Blackberry
12 82 (15.65%) SLA
13 77 (14.69%) Windows XP
14 74 (14.12%) MS Exchange
15 65 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
16 64 (12.21%) Service Management
17 60 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
18 59 (11.26%) VMware
19 58 (11.07%) Symantec
20 57 (10.88%) IBM
21 54 (10.31%) Banking
22 53 (10.11%) Finance
23 49 (9.35%) HP
24 46 (8.78%) DNS
24 46 (8.78%) IIS
25 45 (8.59%) SQL Server
26 42 (8.02%) MCP
26 42 (8.02%) SharePoint
27 41 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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
1 462 (88.17%) IBM Notes
2 95 (18.13%) Lotus Domino
3 74 (14.12%) MS Exchange
4 46 (8.78%) IIS
5 42 (8.02%) SharePoint
6 25 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (3.63%) Apache
9 17 (3.24%) Lync
10 14 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (1.72%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (1.53%) GroupWise
14 7 (1.34%) GlassFish
15 6 (1.15%) CMS
15 6 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (1.15%) Quickr
15 6 (1.15%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 199 (37.98%) MS Office
2 102 (19.47%) MS Excel
3 26 (4.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.91%) MS Project
5 7 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Eikon
2 5 (0.95%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.77%) Office 365
2 8 (1.53%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.38%) SaaS
3 2 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.78%) DNS
2 31 (5.92%) VPN
3 25 (4.77%) TCP/IP
4 23 (4.39%) WAN
5 22 (4.20%) Internet
6 21 (4.01%) Firewall
7 20 (3.82%) DHCP
8 19 (3.63%) LAN
9 17 (3.24%) VoIP
10 12 (2.29%) Wireless
11 11 (2.10%) SAN
12 10 (1.91%) SMTP
13 9 (1.72%) SSL
13 9 (1.72%) Intranet
14 8 (1.53%) LDAP
14 8 (1.53%) POP3
14 8 (1.53%) IMAP
14 8 (1.53%) NAS
15 7 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (0.95%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.91%) MS Access
3 9 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.57%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.19%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.19%) DataStage
7 1 (0.19%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.19%) DB2
7 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Eclipse
1 3 (0.57%) MSI
2 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.19%) TestLink
3 1 (0.19%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
General
1 54 (10.31%) Banking
2 53 (10.11%) Finance
3 20 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.29%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.29%) French Language
5 11 (2.10%) Back Office
6 7 (1.34%) Retail
6 7 (1.34%) Legal
7 6 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.95%) Local Government
9 4 (0.76%) Publishing
9 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.38%) Marketing
11 2 (0.38%) German Language
12 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 165 (31.49%) Analyst
2 82 (15.65%) Service Analyst
2 82 (15.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 73 (13.93%) Support Analyst
4 63 (12.02%) Desktop Support
5 61 (11.64%) Support Engineer
6 53 (10.11%) Administrator
7 40 (7.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 33 (6.30%) Consultant
9 31 (5.92%) Developer
9 31 (5.92%) Desktop Engineer
10 30 (5.73%) 1st Line Support
10 30 (5.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 25 (4.77%) Project Manager
12 22 (4.20%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 22 (4.20%) Desktop Analyst
13 19 (3.63%) Lotus Notes Administrator
14 17 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 16 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
16 15 (2.86%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.01%) .NET
2 20 (3.82%) HTML
3 17 (3.24%) CSS
4 14 (2.67%) Middleware
5 11 (2.10%) .NET Framework
5 11 (2.10%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (1.34%) Flash
7 6 (1.15%) jQuery
8 5 (0.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (0.95%) WCF
8 5 (0.95%) WPF
8 5 (0.95%) WinForms
9 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (0.57%) JSR 286
9 3 (0.57%) Dojo
9 3 (0.57%) Application Packaging
9 3 (0.57%) Spring
9 3 (0.57%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.65%) Blackberry
2 60 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.86%) Clustering
5 11 (2.10%) CMDB
6 10 (1.91%) iSeries
7 8 (1.53%) Replication
7 8 (1.53%) CLARiiON
7 8 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.34%) iPad
8 7 (1.34%) iPhone
8 7 (1.34%) FMCG
9 5 (0.95%) Social Media
9 5 (0.95%) Mathematics
9 5 (0.95%) SecurID
10 4 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.57%) Statistics
11 3 (0.57%) Life Science
11 3 (0.57%) PKI
11 3 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 287 (54.77%) Windows
2 106 (20.23%) Windows 7
3 77 (14.69%) Windows XP
4 65 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (4.77%) Windows 8
8 12 (2.29%) Linux
8 12 (2.29%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.91%) Mac OS X
9 10 (1.91%) Mac OS
10 8 (1.53%) UNIX
11 4 (0.76%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.57%) NetWare
12 3 (0.57%) HPUX
12 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.57%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.38%) Android
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (27.48%) ITIL
2 83 (15.84%) Migration
3 64 (12.21%) Service Management
4 34 (6.49%) Project Management
5 30 (5.73%) Incident Management
5 30 (5.73%) Service Delivery
6 26 (4.96%) Change Management
7 20 (3.82%) Configuration Management
8 15 (2.86%) MVC
9 14 (2.67%) Email Migration
10 11 (2.10%) Problem Management
10 11 (2.10%) Business Analysis
10 11 (2.10%) Web Development
11 10 (1.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (1.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (1.91%) E-Commerce
11 10 (1.91%) Knowledge Management
12 9 (1.72%) Load Balancing
12 9 (1.72%) Information Security
13 8 (1.53%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 38 (7.25%) Java
2 37 (7.06%) SQL
3 20 (3.82%) JavaScript
4 17 (3.24%) C#
5 13 (2.48%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.91%) C
7 8 (1.53%) VBA
8 4 (0.76%) VBScript
9 3 (0.57%) LotusScript
10 2 (0.38%) VB
11 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.19%) Python
11 1 (0.19%) Formula Language
Qualifications
1 42 (8.02%) MCP
2 31 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (4.77%) Security Cleared
4 22 (4.20%) VCP4
5 17 (3.24%) Degree
6 16 (3.05%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.48%) MCITP
8 8 (1.53%) MCSE
8 8 (1.53%) MCTS
9 6 (1.15%) A+ Certification
9 6 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.95%) CCNA
11 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.57%) ISACA
12 3 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.57%) CISMP
12 3 (0.57%) MCDST
12 3 (0.57%) CCNP
12 3 (0.57%) CISSP
13 2 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (15.65%) SLA
2 6 (1.15%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.95%) QA
4 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 140 (26.72%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.86%) vSphere
4 14 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.48%) Terminal Services
6 11 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.53%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.15%) Xen
9 3 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.38%) XenApp
10 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.38%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 36 (6.87%) OpenView
2 33 (6.30%) SCCM
3 29 (5.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 17 (3.24%) NetBackup
5 10 (1.91%) SCOM
6 9 (1.72%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.15%) HP SIM
8 4 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.76%) ARCserve
8 4 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.57%) DameWare
10 2 (0.38%) WMI
11 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.19%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.19%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.19%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 251 (47.90%) Microsoft
2 169 (32.25%) Citrix
3 59 (11.26%) VMware
4 58 (11.07%) Symantec
5 57 (10.88%) IBM
6 49 (9.35%) HP
7 37 (7.06%) Cisco
8 32 (6.11%) Adobe
9 22 (4.20%) EMC
10 21 (4.01%) Oracle
11 20 (3.82%) SAP
11 20 (3.82%) McAfee
12 14 (2.67%) ServiceNow
13 13 (2.48%) Avaya
14 12 (2.29%) Dell
15 11 (2.10%) Novell
15 11 (2.10%) Reuters
15 11 (2.10%) Bloomberg
16 10 (1.91%) Google
17 8 (1.53%) CheckPoint
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