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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 92 71 92
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +21
Contract jobs citing Lotus 22 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 1.31% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 1.93% 2.76% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 8
Average daily rate
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£130 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £244 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £393 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £150 £260
% change year-on-year
+73.33% -42.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Average hourly rate £15.85 £14.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.45% -1.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
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
1140 1015 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.99% 47.59% 49.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 500 437
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 77 97
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £10.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lotus across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Lotus Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 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
Warwickshire -10 11 £170 -43.33%
Birmingham -2 6 £130 -56.66%
Coventry -7 3 £190 -36.66%
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 38 (80.85%) IBM Notes
2 30 (63.83%) Windows
3 20 (42.55%) Citrix
4 19 (40.43%) MS Office
5 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
6 12 (25.53%) ITIL
6 12 (25.53%) Windows XP
7 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
7 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
8 9 (19.15%) SLA
8 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (19.15%) Blackberry
9 8 (17.02%) Back Office
9 8 (17.02%) Lotus Domino
9 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (14.89%) Java
10 7 (14.89%) Linux
10 7 (14.89%) Symantec
10 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
10 7 (14.89%) Banking
11 6 (12.77%) IBM
11 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (10.64%) UNIX
13 4 (8.51%) Finance
13 4 (8.51%) Perl
13 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
13 4 (8.51%) SMTP
13 4 (8.51%) DNS
13 4 (8.51%) Sendmail
13 4 (8.51%) IMAP

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 38 (80.85%) IBM Notes
2 8 (17.02%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (40.43%) MS Office
2 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Google Apps
1 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.51%) SMTP
2 4 (8.51%) DNS
2 4 (8.51%) IMAP
3 3 (6.38%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 2 (4.26%) Intranet
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
General
1 8 (17.02%) Back Office
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Finance
4 3 (6.38%) Automotive
4 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Analyst
2 17 (36.17%) Support Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Desktop Support
4 7 (14.89%) Desktop Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Service Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Administrator
6 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Support
7 4 (8.51%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Domino Administrator
8 3 (6.38%) Server Administrator
8 3 (6.38%) Programme Manager
8 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) RESTful
2 1 (2.13%) J2EE
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (63.83%) Windows
2 12 (25.53%) Windows XP
3 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
4 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (14.89%) Linux
7 5 (10.64%) UNIX
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) ITIL
2 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
2 3 (6.38%) Logistics
2 3 (6.38%) Change Control
3 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.26%) Change Management
3 2 (4.26%) Migration
3 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
3 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
3 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
3 2 (4.26%) Supplier Management
4 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.13%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.13%) Data Entry
4 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.13%) Project Management
4 1 (2.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) Java
2 4 (8.51%) Perl
3 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) MCDST
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) Sendmail
3 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Citrix
2 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.89%) Symantec
4 6 (12.77%) IBM
5 2 (4.26%) Google
6 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.13%) Nokia
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Compaq
6 1 (2.13%) Dell