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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 355 310 307
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -3
Contract jobs citing Lotus 256 287 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.56% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 1.21% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 165 120
Average daily rate
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£190 £200 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £150 £269
% change year-on-year
+73.33% -44.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 41
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £25.90 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%

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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -46 239 £180 -10.00% 18
London -31 82 £165 -37.14% 8
South East -46 39 £345 +40.81% 4
East of England +18 35 £185 +48.00% 1
North West -1 30 £110 -18.51% 1
City of London -9 23 £275 +4.76% 3
West Midlands -11 19 £140 -53.33%
Cheshire +22 17 £110 -76.34% 1
Yorkshire -1 17 £215 -16.50% 1
Warrington 0 16 £110 -
Warwickshire -6 11 £170 -43.33%
South West -19 11 £338 +110.93% 3
Manchester -20 10 £278 +105.55%
Hampshire -23 10 £375 +7.14%
West Yorkshire -11 9 £180 -30.09%
Leeds -11 8 £215 -38.57%
Berkshire -12 8 £375 +57.89% 2
Buckinghamshire -15 8 £304 -
Hertfordshire +12 7 £110 -31.25% 1
Milton Keynes -12 7 £304 -
South Yorkshire +4 6 £413 -
Scotland -7 6 £460 +151.70%
Tyne and Wear - 6 - -
North East - 6 - -
Reading +10 5 £400 +82.85%
Hemel Hempstead +7 5 £110 -
Birmingham -4 5 £130 -71.58%
East Midlands -13 5 £300 +172.72%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 - -
Wiltshire - 4 £325 -

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 454 (88.16%) IBM Notes
2 284 (55.15%) Windows
3 230 (44.66%) Microsoft
4 205 (39.81%) MS Office
5 155 (30.10%) Active Directory
6 136 (26.41%) Citrix
7 122 (23.69%) ITIL
8 116 (22.52%) MS Excel
8 116 (22.52%) Windows 7
9 109 (21.17%) Blackberry
10 98 (19.03%) Migration
11 94 (18.25%) Lotus Domino
12 92 (17.86%) Windows XP
13 79 (15.34%) SLA
14 74 (14.37%) MS Exchange
15 63 (12.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 60 (11.65%) Finance
17 57 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
18 56 (10.87%) IBM
19 55 (10.68%) Service Management
19 55 (10.68%) Symantec
20 53 (10.29%) HP
20 53 (10.29%) Banking
21 51 (9.90%) VMware
22 47 (9.13%) DNS
23 45 (8.74%) MS PowerPoint
24 43 (8.35%) SharePoint
24 43 (8.35%) Office 365
25 42 (8.16%) SQL Server
26 41 (7.96%) Project Management

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 454 (88.16%) IBM Notes
2 94 (18.25%) Lotus Domino
3 74 (14.37%) MS Exchange
4 43 (8.35%) SharePoint
5 37 (7.18%) IIS
6 29 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (4.08%) Lync
8 20 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 19 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (2.72%) Quickr
11 14 (2.72%) Apache
12 13 (2.52%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.75%) WebSphere Portal
14 8 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (1.36%) GlassFish
15 7 (1.36%) CMS
16 6 (1.17%) WebSphere Process Server
16 6 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
17 5 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 205 (39.81%) MS Office
2 116 (22.52%) MS Excel
3 45 (8.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.94%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) WebTrends
1 5 (0.97%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.78%) Eikon
3 1 (0.19%) Agresso
3 1 (0.19%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.35%) Office 365
2 9 (1.75%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.58%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.39%) SaaS
4 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.13%) DNS
2 29 (5.63%) Internet
3 28 (5.44%) TCP/IP
4 27 (5.24%) WAN
5 26 (5.05%) LAN
5 26 (5.05%) VPN
6 23 (4.47%) DHCP
7 20 (3.88%) Firewall
8 17 (3.30%) SMTP
9 12 (2.33%) VoIP
10 10 (1.94%) LDAP
10 10 (1.94%) SAN
10 10 (1.94%) Intranet
10 10 (1.94%) NAS
11 9 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (1.75%) Wireless
12 7 (1.36%) IMAP
13 4 (0.78%) PABX
13 4 (0.78%) POP3
13 4 (0.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.17%) MS Access
5 5 (0.97%) QlikView
6 3 (0.58%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.19%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.19%) DataStage
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.19%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Eclipse
2 5 (0.97%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.58%) MSI
5 1 (0.19%) Build Forge
5 1 (0.19%) TestLink
5 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.19%) Toad
5 1 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
General
1 60 (11.65%) Finance
2 53 (10.29%) Banking
3 30 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.30%) French Language
5 14 (2.72%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.33%) Back Office
6 12 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.14%) Legal
8 6 (1.17%) Retail
8 6 (1.17%) German Language
8 6 (1.17%) Marketing
9 5 (0.97%) Games
9 5 (0.97%) Danish Language
10 4 (0.78%) Publishing
10 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.58%) Automotive
12 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.19%) Cantonese Language
Job Titles
1 173 (33.59%) Analyst
2 72 (13.98%) Support Analyst
2 72 (13.98%) Service Desk Analyst
3 70 (13.59%) Service Analyst
4 65 (12.62%) Support Engineer
5 63 (12.23%) Desktop Support
6 46 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
7 41 (7.96%) Administrator
8 34 (6.60%) Consultant
9 33 (6.41%) 1st Line Support
10 31 (6.02%) Desktop Engineer
11 29 (5.63%) Desktop Analyst
11 29 (5.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 28 (5.44%) Developer
13 26 (5.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 20 (3.88%) IT Support
15 19 (3.69%) Project Manager
16 18 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 16 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support
18 13 (2.52%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.30%) Middleware
2 16 (3.11%) .NET
3 14 (2.72%) HTML
4 11 (2.14%) CSS
5 8 (1.55%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.36%) Flash
6 7 (1.36%) Spring
6 7 (1.36%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.17%) Dojo
7 6 (1.17%) WCF
7 6 (1.17%) JSR 286
8 5 (0.97%) XML
9 4 (0.78%) Web Services
9 4 (0.78%) WinForms
9 4 (0.78%) WPF
9 4 (0.78%) jQuery
10 3 (0.58%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.58%) REST
10 3 (0.58%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 109 (21.17%) Blackberry
2 57 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.11%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.72%) Clustering
5 13 (2.52%) Replication
5 13 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.33%) CMDB
7 11 (2.14%) FMCG
8 10 (1.94%) Social Media
9 9 (1.75%) iPad
9 9 (1.75%) iPhone
10 8 (1.55%) CLARiiON
11 7 (1.36%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.17%) Blog
13 5 (0.97%) iSeries
13 5 (0.97%) Online Games
13 5 (0.97%) New Media
13 5 (0.97%) SecurID
13 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 284 (55.15%) Windows
2 116 (22.52%) Windows 7
3 92 (17.86%) Windows XP
4 63 (12.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (4.08%) Mac OS
7 21 (4.08%) Apple iOS
8 20 (3.88%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.91%) Mac OS X
10 13 (2.52%) Linux
11 12 (2.33%) UNIX
12 7 (1.36%) Windows Vista
13 6 (1.17%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.97%) NetWare
14 5 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.78%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.58%) Android
17 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (23.69%) ITIL
2 98 (19.03%) Migration
3 55 (10.68%) Service Management
4 41 (7.96%) Project Management
5 30 (5.83%) Service Delivery
6 28 (5.44%) Change Management
6 28 (5.44%) Incident Management
7 25 (4.85%) Configuration Management
8 23 (4.47%) Email Migration
9 13 (2.52%) CRM
9 13 (2.52%) Knowledge Management
10 12 (2.33%) Problem Management
10 12 (2.33%) E-Commerce
11 11 (2.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (2.14%) MVC
11 11 (2.14%) Mobile Device Management
12 10 (1.94%) ITIL V3
12 10 (1.94%) Network Design
13 9 (1.75%) ITSM
13 9 (1.75%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.41%) Java
2 29 (5.63%) SQL
3 21 (4.08%) PowerShell
4 18 (3.50%) C
5 12 (2.33%) C#
5 12 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.78%) Perl
6 4 (0.78%) VBScript
7 3 (0.58%) VBA
8 2 (0.39%) Python
8 2 (0.39%) LotusScript
8 2 (0.39%) Formula Language
8 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.19%) Google Apps Script
9 1 (0.19%) VB
9 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (7.77%) MCP
2 29 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 26 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.14%) Degree
6 10 (1.94%) A+ Certification
7 8 (1.55%) MCSE
8 7 (1.36%) MCITP
9 5 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.78%) MCTS
10 4 (0.78%) CCNA
11 3 (0.58%) ISEB
11 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.19%) MCDST
13 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.19%) Dell Certification
13 1 (0.19%) IBM Certification
13 1 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (15.34%) SLA
2 8 (1.55%) QA
3 7 (1.36%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) COREP
System Software
1 155 (30.10%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.11%) vSphere
4 15 (2.91%) Terminal Services
5 8 (1.55%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.36%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.78%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.78%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.78%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.58%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.58%) XenApp
9 3 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 34 (6.60%) OpenView
2 33 (6.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 20 (3.88%) NetBackup
4 19 (3.69%) SCCM
5 10 (1.94%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.55%) SCOM
7 7 (1.36%) HP SIM
8 6 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.78%) ARCserve
10 4 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.39%) WMI
12 2 (0.39%) ServiceCenter
13 1 (0.19%) WSUS
13 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.19%) MIMEsweeper
13 1 (0.19%) DameWare
Vendors
1 230 (44.66%) Microsoft
2 136 (26.41%) Citrix
3 56 (10.87%) IBM
4 55 (10.68%) Symantec
5 53 (10.29%) HP
6 51 (9.90%) VMware
7 27 (5.24%) Cisco
8 19 (3.69%) Oracle
9 18 (3.50%) Adobe
10 17 (3.30%) Dell
11 16 (3.11%) EMC
12 15 (2.91%) SAP
12 15 (2.91%) ServiceNow
13 14 (2.72%) McAfee
14 13 (2.52%) Avaya
15 12 (2.33%) Google
16 9 (1.75%) Reuters
16 9 (1.75%) Bloomberg
16 9 (1.75%) Novell
17 8 (1.55%) Apple
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