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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 83 96 59
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -37
Contract jobs citing Lotus 31 15 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.23% 0.71% 2.22%
As % of the Vendors category 2.44% 1.59% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 25
Average daily rate
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£300 £280 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £240 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £340 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £270 £288
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.88 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +28.84%
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
1273 946 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.32% 44.92% 48.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 468 518
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 59 97
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £29.55 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 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 +2 13 £300 +4.34% 1
Coventry - 9 £238 -
Warwickshire -5 8 £450 +60.71% 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (80.95%) IBM Notes
2 42 (66.67%) Windows
3 29 (46.03%) Active Directory
4 25 (39.68%) ITIL
5 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
6 21 (33.33%) MS Office
7 16 (25.40%) SLA
8 13 (20.63%) Citrix
8 13 (20.63%) UNIX
8 13 (20.63%) Windows XP
9 12 (19.05%) Linux
10 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
10 10 (15.87%) Blackberry
11 9 (14.29%) Lotus Domino
11 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 8 (12.70%) WAN
12 8 (12.70%) ADSL
12 8 (12.70%) Service Delivery
12 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
13 7 (11.11%) Sendmail
13 7 (11.11%) IMAP
13 7 (11.11%) Perl
13 7 (11.11%) SMTP
13 7 (11.11%) DNS
14 6 (9.52%) iPad
15 5 (7.94%) HPUX
16 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
16 4 (6.35%) Mainframe
16 4 (6.35%) Android
16 4 (6.35%) iPhone

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (80.95%) IBM Notes
2 9 (14.29%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (33.33%) MS Office
2 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 8 (12.70%) ADSL
2 8 (12.70%) WAN
3 7 (11.11%) SMTP
3 7 (11.11%) DNS
3 7 (11.11%) IMAP
4 3 (4.76%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 2 (3.17%) VoIP
6 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.76%) Back Office
1 3 (4.76%) Finance
1 3 (4.76%) Automotive
1 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) Analyst
2 17 (26.98%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (12.70%) Service Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Desktop Support
8 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (7.94%) Technical Support
9 4 (6.35%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Support Technician
9 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) UNIX Support
10 3 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Programme Manager
10 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Technician
11 2 (3.17%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
11 2 (3.17%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.59%) J2EE
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Blackberry
2 6 (9.52%) iPad
3 4 (6.35%) Mainframe
3 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.35%) iPhone
4 2 (3.17%) Handset
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (20.63%) UNIX
2 13 (20.63%) Windows XP
3 12 (19.05%) Linux
4 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.94%) HPUX
6 4 (6.35%) Android
6 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.35%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.35%) Windows Phone
7 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.68%) ITIL
2 8 (12.70%) Service Delivery
3 3 (4.76%) Change Management
3 3 (4.76%) Logistics
3 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.17%) CAFM
4 2 (3.17%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.17%) Project Management
4 2 (3.17%) Service Management
5 1 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.59%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.59%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.59%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.59%) Change Control
5 1 (1.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (46.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.11%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) DameWare
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.63%) Citrix
3 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.17%) Apple
5 1 (1.59%) Symantec
5 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.59%) Nokia
5 1 (1.59%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
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