The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 82 93 67
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs citing Lotus 39 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.65% 0.61% 1.71%
As % of the Vendors category 3.31% 1.31% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £280 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £209 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £297 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £225 £260
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.88 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +14.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.38 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.38 £14.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% +13.46%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1177 914 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.66% 46.49% 48.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 390 474
Average daily rate £325 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 70 88
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Lotus
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 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
Birmingham +11 16 £290 +3.57%
Coventry - 12 £300 -
Warwickshire -1 5 £450 +62.16%
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
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England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 51 (82.26%) IBM Notes
2 40 (64.52%) Windows
3 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
4 25 (40.32%) Microsoft
5 24 (38.71%) ITIL
6 18 (29.03%) MS Office
7 16 (25.81%) SLA
8 13 (20.97%) UNIX
9 12 (19.35%) Linux
10 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
10 11 (17.74%) Windows XP
11 10 (16.13%) Citrix
12 9 (14.52%) Service Delivery
13 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
13 8 (12.90%) Blackberry
13 8 (12.90%) ADSL
13 8 (12.90%) WAN
13 8 (12.90%) Lotus Domino
14 7 (11.29%) SMTP
14 7 (11.29%) Perl
14 7 (11.29%) DNS
14 7 (11.29%) IMAP
14 7 (11.29%) Sendmail
14 7 (11.29%) Windows 7
15 6 (9.68%) iPad
16 5 (8.06%) HPUX
16 5 (8.06%) Finance
17 4 (6.45%) Android
17 4 (6.45%) iPhone
17 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 51 (82.26%) IBM Notes
2 8 (12.90%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (29.03%) MS Office
2 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) ADSL
1 8 (12.90%) WAN
1 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.29%) DNS
2 7 (11.29%) IMAP
2 7 (11.29%) SMTP
3 2 (3.23%) VoIP
3 2 (3.23%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) MS Access
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Automotive
2 2 (3.23%) Back Office
2 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Analyst
2 16 (25.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (14.52%) Support Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 6 (9.68%) Service Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.06%) Technical Support
6 5 (8.06%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Support Technician
7 4 (6.45%) UNIX Support
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (3.23%) WCF
2 2 (3.23%) WF
2 2 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (3.23%) REST
2 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) ADO.NET
2 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.23%) XML
2 2 (3.23%) XSD
2 2 (3.23%) WinForms
2 2 (3.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Blackberry
2 6 (9.68%) iPad
3 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.45%) iPhone
3 4 (6.45%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.23%) Handset
5 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (64.52%) Windows
2 13 (20.97%) UNIX
3 12 (19.35%) Linux
4 11 (17.74%) Windows XP
5 7 (11.29%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.06%) HPUX
7 4 (6.45%) Android
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Phone
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) ITIL
2 9 (14.52%) Service Delivery
3 3 (4.84%) Change Management
3 3 (4.84%) Workflow
3 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.23%) CAFM
4 2 (3.23%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.23%) Project Management
4 2 (3.23%) Service Management
4 2 (3.23%) Logistics
4 2 (3.23%) OOP
4 2 (3.23%) OOD
4 2 (3.23%) SOA
5 1 (1.61%) PRINCE
5 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.61%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.61%) Data Management
5 1 (1.61%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.61%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.61%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) Perl
2 3 (4.84%) C#
2 3 (4.84%) VBScript
2 3 (4.84%) VB
3 2 (3.23%) VBA
3 2 (3.23%) LotusScript
3 2 (3.23%) SQL
3 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.29%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.61%) DameWare
Vendors
1 25 (40.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.13%) Citrix
3 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.23%) Apple
4 2 (3.23%) DevExpress
4 2 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
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