Period
to 20 August 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 20 August 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
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 703 618 528
Rank change year-on-year -85 -90 -130
Contract jobs citing Lotus 148 306 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.63% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 169 185
UK median daily rate £228 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.27% -15.38% +68.83%
10th Percentile £123 £126 £117
90th Percentile £501 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £260 £325
% change year-on-year +24.81% -20.00% +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 59
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +28.57% -13.45%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.60 £10.60
90th Percentile £21.35 £28.00 £26.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £18.00 £12.94
% change year-on-year -36.11% +39.16% -10.79%

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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 41709 48748 50142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.61% 44.94% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25510 29910 29213
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1379 1643 2221
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.95 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.04% +2.21% +3.03%

Lotus
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Lotus as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Lotus in the UK

Lotus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lotus in the UK

Lotus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lotus over the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lotus in the UK

Lotus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lotus in the UK

Lotus
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lotus over the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Lotus in the UK

Lotus
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lotus within the UK over the 6 months to 20 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -87 124 £193 -28.52% 7
UK excluding London -28 92 £325 +24.81% 4
London -37 54 £175 -39.13% 3
North of England +34 33 £300 -6.98% 3
Yorkshire +37 21 £400 -9.09% 1
South East -9 15 £330 +120.00%
Midlands +25 13 £125 -60.63% 1
North West +27 10 £150 -60.00% 2
Scotland +28 9 £308 +6.03%
East Midlands -13 8 £125 -59.08%
Wales +3 7 - -
Northern Ireland -42 6 £325 -
West Midlands +35 5 £420 +32.28% 1
South West -23 5 £419 +52.27%
East of England -22 4 £151 -36.63%
North East +31 2 £300 +15.38%

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 with a requirement for Lotus.

1 142 (95.95%) IBM Notes
2 99 (66.89%) Windows
3 86 (58.11%) Microsoft Office
4 84 (56.76%) Microsoft
5 66 (44.59%) Citrix
6 60 (40.54%) Windows 7
7 46 (31.08%) Active Directory
7 46 (31.08%) VPN
8 44 (29.73%) Blackberry
9 34 (22.97%) Finance
10 31 (20.95%) Migration
10 31 (20.95%) Office 365
11 29 (19.59%) Android
12 28 (18.92%) Cisco
13 27 (18.24%) Mac OS
13 27 (18.24%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (15.54%) BYOD
15 19 (12.84%) Windows XP
16 18 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (12.16%) Banking
17 17 (11.49%) TCP/IP
17 17 (11.49%) IBM
17 17 (11.49%) Apple iOS
18 16 (10.81%) Bloomberg
19 15 (10.14%) Reuters
19 15 (10.14%) HP
19 15 (10.14%) IBM Domino
19 15 (10.14%) Coaching
19 15 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (10.14%) Windows Server

Lotus
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 142 (95.95%) IBM Notes
2 15 (10.14%) IBM Domino
3 14 (9.46%) MS Exchange
3 14 (9.46%) SharePoint
4 12 (8.11%) Skype for Business
5 9 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
9 3 (2.03%) CMS
9 3 (2.03%) CoreMedia CMS
10 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.68%) IIS
10 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 86 (58.11%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (6.08%) Eikon
2 1 (0.68%) Maximo
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 31 (20.95%) Office 365
2 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.35%) G Suite
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (31.08%) VPN
2 27 (18.24%) Cisco IOS
3 17 (11.49%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.08%) Internet
5 8 (5.41%) Wireless
6 7 (4.73%) DHCP
6 7 (4.73%) DNS
6 7 (4.73%) Ethernet
7 6 (4.05%) SAN
8 5 (3.38%) Avaya Modular Messaging
8 5 (3.38%) LAN
8 5 (3.38%) NAS
8 5 (3.38%) Skype
9 3 (2.03%) Network Security
10 2 (1.35%) SecureCRT
11 1 (0.68%) Firewall
11 1 (0.68%) SMS
11 1 (0.68%) SMTP
11 1 (0.68%) VPLS
11 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.35%) GIS
1 2 (1.35%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (22.97%) Finance
2 18 (12.16%) Banking
3 10 (6.76%) Retail
4 9 (6.08%) Retail Banking
5 6 (4.05%) Front Office
5 6 (4.05%) Legal
6 4 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.35%) Billing
7 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.35%) Marketing
7 2 (1.35%) Publishing
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (33.11%) Analyst
2 24 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 24 (16.22%) Desktop Support
3 22 (14.86%) Support Analyst
4 18 (12.16%) Support Engineer
5 13 (8.78%) 1st Line Support
6 12 (8.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 11 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (6.76%) Help Desk Analyst
8 10 (6.76%) Service Desk Support
9 9 (6.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 9 (6.08%) Deskside Support
9 9 (6.08%) Service Analyst
9 9 (6.08%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (5.41%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
10 8 (5.41%) Administrator
10 8 (5.41%) Consultant
10 8 (5.41%) Developer
10 8 (5.41%) IT Analyst
11 7 (4.73%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.70%) Web Services
2 3 (2.03%) Hibernate
2 3 (2.03%) J2SE
2 3 (2.03%) Java EE
2 3 (2.03%) JAX-RS
2 3 (2.03%) JAX-WS
2 3 (2.03%) JSP
2 3 (2.03%) JSTL
2 3 (2.03%) REST
2 3 (2.03%) Servlets
2 3 (2.03%) SOAP
2 3 (2.03%) Spring
2 3 (2.03%) XML
2 3 (2.03%) XSD
2 3 (2.03%) XSL
2 3 (2.03%) XSLT
3 1 (0.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (29.73%) Blackberry
2 23 (15.54%) BYOD
3 15 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.76%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.38%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.38%) PKI
5 5 (3.38%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.03%) AS400
6 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.03%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.03%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.03%) User Experience
7 2 (1.35%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.35%) iPad
7 2 (1.35%) iPhone
7 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.35%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.35%) Social Media
7 2 (1.35%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 99 (66.89%) Windows
2 60 (40.54%) Windows 7
3 29 (19.59%) Android
4 27 (18.24%) Mac OS
5 19 (12.84%) Windows XP
6 17 (11.49%) Apple iOS
7 15 (10.14%) Windows Server
8 9 (6.08%) Windows 8
8 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.73%) Windows 10
9 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.03%) OS/390
10 3 (2.03%) Unix
10 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.68%) CentOS
11 1 (0.68%) Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Solaris
11 1 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.95%) Migration
2 15 (10.14%) Coaching
3 13 (8.78%) Change Management
3 13 (8.78%) Time Management
4 12 (8.11%) ITIL
5 11 (7.43%) Asset Management
6 7 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (4.73%) Validation
7 6 (4.05%) Mentoring
7 6 (4.05%) Problem Management
7 6 (4.05%) Service Management
8 5 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.70%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (2.03%) Business Analysis
10 3 (2.03%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.03%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 3 (2.03%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (2.03%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (2.03%) Website Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.46%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.76%) Java
3 8 (5.41%) SQL
4 6 (4.05%) VBScript
5 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.68%) Python
5 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.43%) MCSE
3 9 (6.08%) MCP
4 7 (4.73%) A+ Certification
4 7 (4.73%) ACDT
4 7 (4.73%) ACHDS
4 7 (4.73%) ACTC
4 7 (4.73%) MCDST
4 7 (4.73%) MCSA
4 7 (4.73%) MCSM
4 7 (4.73%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (4.05%) Degree
6 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.68%) PgMP
8 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (31.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.76%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (4.05%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (4.05%) XenDesktop
4 5 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.68%) Docker
7 1 (0.68%) vCloud
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (5.41%) SCOM
2 5 (3.38%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.70%) SCCM
4 3 (2.03%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (2.03%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.03%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (0.68%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.68%) DameWare
5 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.68%) Nessus
5 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.68%) Puppet
5 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.68%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 84 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 66 (44.59%) Citrix
3 28 (18.92%) Cisco
4 17 (11.49%) IBM
5 16 (10.81%) Bloomberg
6 15 (10.14%) HP
6 15 (10.14%) Reuters
7 12 (8.11%) Oracle
8 11 (7.43%) VMware
9 10 (6.76%) Apple
10 6 (4.05%) Dell
10 6 (4.05%) ServiceNow
11 5 (3.38%) Avaya
11 5 (3.38%) CyberTech
11 5 (3.38%) NICE Systems
11 5 (3.38%) Remedy
12 4 (2.70%) Adobe
12 4 (2.70%) Pegasus
13 3 (2.03%) EMC
13 3 (2.03%) Vignette