The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Lotus
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 58 64
Contract jobs citing Lotus 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 0.65% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category - 1.28% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £179 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -67.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £225 £300
% change year-on-year -34.44% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £14.75 £13.21
% change year-on-year -22.03% +11.65%  

Lotus is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 258 392 386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 42.57% 51.11% 47.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 239 248
Median daily rate £395 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.75% +7.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 16
Median hourly rate £15.81 £11.80 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.00% -28.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.10 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33%  

Lotus
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Lotus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Lotus in Birmingham

Lotus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lotus in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lotus in Birmingham

Lotus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lotus in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Lotus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Lotus.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management

Lotus
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Manager
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Incident Manager
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy