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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 97 88 64
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -24
Contract jobs citing Lotus 25 19 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.92% 2.23%
As % of the Vendors category 1.95% 2.12% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 26
Average daily rate
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£300 £265 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £106 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £336 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £275 £235
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
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 £15.25 £16.25 £13.25
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +22.64%
Lotus
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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
1279 898 1073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.96% 43.32% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 462 517
Average daily rate £330 £330 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 51 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 - 9 £450 - 2
Birmingham -9 8 £300 +13.20%
Coventry - 7 £175 - 1
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 52 (80.00%) IBM Notes
2 44 (67.69%) Windows
3 29 (44.62%) Active Directory
4 25 (38.46%) ITIL
5 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
6 21 (32.31%) MS Office
7 16 (24.62%) SLA
8 15 (23.08%) Citrix
9 13 (20.00%) UNIX
9 13 (20.00%) Linux
9 13 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 11 (16.92%) Blackberry
11 10 (15.38%) Lotus Domino
11 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
12 9 (13.85%) Windows 7
13 7 (10.77%) Service Delivery
13 7 (10.77%) DNS
13 7 (10.77%) ADSL
13 7 (10.77%) WAN
13 7 (10.77%) SMTP
13 7 (10.77%) Perl
13 7 (10.77%) IMAP
13 7 (10.77%) Sendmail
14 6 (9.23%) iPad
15 5 (7.69%) HPUX
15 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (6.15%) Android
16 4 (6.15%) iPhone

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 52 (80.00%) IBM Notes
2 10 (15.38%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (32.31%) MS Office
2 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.77%) DNS
2 7 (10.77%) IMAP
2 7 (10.77%) ADSL
2 7 (10.77%) WAN
2 7 (10.77%) SMTP
3 3 (4.62%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 2 (3.08%) VoIP
5 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (6.15%) Back Office
2 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Automotive
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (36.92%) Analyst
2 17 (26.15%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 10 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (12.31%) Service Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Desktop Support
7 6 (9.23%) Technical Support
8 5 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (6.15%) UNIX Support
9 4 (6.15%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) Support Technician
9 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Administrator
10 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) Programme Manager
10 3 (4.62%) Server Administrator
10 3 (4.62%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.54%) J2EE
2 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Blackberry
2 6 (9.23%) iPad
3 4 (6.15%) Mainframe
3 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.15%) iPhone
4 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.08%) Handset
6 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 44 (67.69%) Windows
2 13 (20.00%) UNIX
2 13 (20.00%) Linux
2 13 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 9 (13.85%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.69%) HPUX
5 4 (6.15%) Android
5 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.15%) Windows Phone
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (38.46%) ITIL
2 7 (10.77%) Service Delivery
3 3 (4.62%) Change Management
3 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
3 3 (4.62%) Logistics
4 2 (3.08%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.08%) Project Management
4 2 (3.08%) Service Management
5 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.54%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.54%) TOGAF
5 1 (1.54%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.54%) Supplier Management
5 1 (1.54%) CAFM
5 1 (1.54%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.54%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.77%) Perl
2 2 (3.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.62%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (44.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) DameWare
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.08%) Citrix
3 4 (6.15%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.08%) Apple
4 2 (3.08%) Symantec
4 2 (3.08%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) Google
5 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.54%) Nokia
5 1 (1.54%) HP
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