The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lotus
Rank 110 101 87
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing Lotus 15 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.46% 1.13%
As % of the Vendors category 1.23% 0.92% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 12
Average daily rate £298 £210 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £162 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £300 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £300 £190
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +57.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £15.85 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
Lotus
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1224 1092 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.17% 50.07% 48.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 554 481
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 106 57
Average hourly rate £15.80 £18.00 £17.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +2.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £30.00 £138.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lotus across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lotus across the West Midlands region.

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Lotus
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lotus across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Lotus Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lotus across the West Midlands region.

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Lotus
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lotus within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warwickshire +5 8 £490 +172.22%
Birmingham 0 5 £160 -
Coventry -10 1 - -
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 26 (96.30%) IBM Notes
2 14 (51.85%) MS Office
2 14 (51.85%) Migration
3 13 (48.15%) IBM
4 12 (44.44%) Windows
5 11 (40.74%) IBM Domino
6 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
6 10 (37.04%) Citrix
6 10 (37.04%) Blackberry
7 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 9 (33.33%) Office 365
8 8 (29.63%) Skype for Business
8 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (29.63%) Skype
8 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
8 8 (29.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (25.93%) ITIL
9 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
10 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
10 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
10 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
11 4 (14.81%) Billing
11 4 (14.81%) Dell
12 3 (11.11%) HP
12 3 (11.11%) SAN
12 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (11.11%) SLA

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 26 (96.30%) IBM Notes
2 11 (40.74%) IBM Domino
3 8 (29.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
3 8 (29.63%) Skype for Business
4 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 2 (7.41%) SAS
6 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (51.85%) MS Office
2 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Skype
2 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.11%) Internet
3 3 (11.11%) Intranet
3 3 (11.11%) SAN
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) VPN
4 2 (7.41%) Wireless
General
1 4 (14.81%) Billing
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Front Office
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
1 7 (25.93%) Architect
2 6 (22.22%) Messaging Architect
2 6 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Deskside Support
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Transition Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Transition Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Transition Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Deskside Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Deskside Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Blackberry
2 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.41%) Unix
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Migration
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Release Management
4 2 (7.41%) Security Patching
4 2 (7.41%) Workflow
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 2 (7.41%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (7.41%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) OpenView
1 2 (7.41%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) IBM
2 10 (37.04%) Citrix
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) Dell
4 3 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (7.41%) Intel
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) Sophos
5 2 (7.41%) VMware
6 1 (3.70%) Adobe
6 1 (3.70%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) Symantec