Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 747 654 578
Rank change year-on-year -93 -76 -144
Contract jobs citing Lotus 130 197 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.45% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 110 185
UK median daily rate £190 £163 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -18.75% -2.44%
10th Percentile £125 £112 £108
90th Percentile £438 £459 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £170 £244
% change year-on-year +20.59% -30.26% -11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 35
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +28.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.58 £10.50 £9.55
90th Percentile £25.88 £27.40 £26.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year +1.64% +27.08% -15.79%

Lotus is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 41,512 43,374 46,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 45.16% 42.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,214 26,564 27,417
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,358 1,645 1,936
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Lotus in the UK

Lotus
Top 15 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 21 January 2018. 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 -78 104 £190 +18.75% 26
UK excluding London -18 78 £205 +20.59% 17
London -72 50 £166 +3.44% 11
South East -28 22 £198 +27.42%
North of England +33 16 £300 +135.29% 7
Scotland -14 15 £375 +36.36% 2
Midlands +9 12 £155 -43.64% 5
Wales +17 9 £150 -35.83%
West Midlands +15 8 £166 -30.27% 3
Yorkshire +15 7 £425 +70.00% 3
North West -3 6 £100 -18.37% 3
East Midlands +4 4 £125 -75.00% 2
East of England -13 4 - - 2
North East +44 3 £275 +205.56% 1
South West 0 1 £200 +53.85% 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 118 (90.77%) IBM Notes
2 77 (59.23%) Windows
3 53 (40.77%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (40.77%) Microsoft
4 47 (36.15%) Active Directory
5 40 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 37 (28.46%) Citrix
7 36 (27.69%) Blackberry
8 29 (22.31%) VPN
9 28 (21.54%) Apple iOS
10 25 (19.23%) ITIL
11 23 (17.69%) Java
11 23 (17.69%) Finance
11 23 (17.69%) Office 365
12 21 (16.15%) Migration
12 21 (16.15%) IBM Domino
12 21 (16.15%) HP
12 21 (16.15%) Internet
12 21 (16.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (15.38%) IBM
13 20 (15.38%) Android
14 18 (13.85%) Change Management
14 18 (13.85%) TCP/IP
14 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Excel
15 17 (13.08%) MS Exchange
15 17 (13.08%) Service Management
16 16 (12.31%) VMware
16 16 (12.31%) Wireless
16 16 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 118 (90.77%) IBM Notes
2 21 (16.15%) IBM Domino
3 17 (13.08%) MS Exchange
4 12 (9.23%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (5.38%) IIS
7 5 (3.85%) Skype for Business
8 4 (3.08%) Apache
8 4 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (3.08%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.08%) WebSphere
8 4 (3.08%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (2.31%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.77%) FileNet
11 1 (0.77%) SAS
11 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 53 (40.77%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Eikon
2 2 (1.54%) Maximo
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.69%) Office 365
2 8 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.31%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.77%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.77%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (22.31%) VPN
2 21 (16.15%) Internet
3 18 (13.85%) TCP/IP
4 16 (12.31%) Wireless
5 13 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (8.46%) LAN
7 10 (7.69%) DNS
7 10 (7.69%) Ethernet
8 6 (4.62%) DHCP
8 6 (4.62%) SAN
9 5 (3.85%) Skype
9 5 (3.85%) WAN
10 4 (3.08%) BIG-IP
10 4 (3.08%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (3.08%) SMTP
11 3 (2.31%) Firewall
11 3 (2.31%) Intranet
11 3 (2.31%) SecureCRT
11 3 (2.31%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) MySQL
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.77%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.77%) QlikView
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.08%) JIRA
2 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (17.69%) Finance
2 15 (11.54%) Banking
3 6 (4.62%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.08%) Front Office
4 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.54%) Advertising
5 2 (1.54%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.77%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (25.38%) Desktop Support
2 30 (23.08%) Analyst
3 20 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 15 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
5 14 (10.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 14 (10.77%) Deskside Support
6 12 (9.23%) Developer
7 11 (8.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 9 (6.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (6.92%) IT Support
10 8 (6.15%) IT Engineer
11 7 (5.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 7 (5.38%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (5.38%) Service Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) Service Desk Support
12 6 (4.62%) Deskside Support Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) Support Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.85%) HTML
1 5 (3.85%) Web Services
2 3 (2.31%) CSS
3 2 (1.54%) .NET
3 2 (1.54%) LDAP
4 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.77%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 36 (27.69%) Blackberry
2 16 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.46%) iPhone
3 11 (8.46%) Management Information System
4 10 (7.69%) BYOD
4 10 (7.69%) Client/Server
5 9 (6.92%) Data Centre
6 8 (6.15%) iPad
7 3 (2.31%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.31%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.54%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.54%) PDA
8 2 (1.54%) Replication
8 2 (1.54%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.54%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (59.23%) Windows
2 40 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 28 (21.54%) Apple iOS
4 20 (15.38%) Android
5 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 11 (8.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (8.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (8.46%) Windows XP
8 8 (6.15%) Mac OS
9 5 (3.85%) Linux
9 5 (3.85%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.08%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.31%) CentOS
11 3 (2.31%) Solaris
11 3 (2.31%) SUSE
11 3 (2.31%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.77%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.23%) ITIL
2 21 (16.15%) Migration
3 18 (13.85%) Change Management
4 17 (13.08%) Service Management
5 13 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 13 (10.00%) Validation
6 12 (9.23%) Incident Management
7 10 (7.69%) Time Management
8 8 (6.15%) ITSM
9 7 (5.38%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.62%) Identity Management
10 6 (4.62%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.85%) Coaching
11 5 (3.85%) Document Management
12 4 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (3.08%) Proactive Management
12 4 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (2.31%) API Integration
13 3 (2.31%) Configuration Management
13 3 (2.31%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.69%) Java
2 13 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.62%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.08%) SQL
5 3 (2.31%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.31%) Python
6 2 (1.54%) C
6 2 (1.54%) C#
6 2 (1.54%) VB
6 2 (1.54%) VBScript
7 1 (0.77%) ABAP
7 1 (0.77%) Ruby
7 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (16.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (10.77%) MCSE
3 12 (9.23%) MCSA
4 10 (7.69%) MCDST
4 10 (7.69%) MCP
4 10 (7.69%) MCSM
5 9 (6.92%) A+ Certification
5 9 (6.92%) ACDT
5 9 (6.92%) ACHDS
5 9 (6.92%) ACTC
5 9 (6.92%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (5.38%) Degree
7 3 (2.31%) IBM Certification
8 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 47 (36.15%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
2 10 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (6.92%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (4.62%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (3.08%) iptables
7 3 (2.31%) Docker
7 3 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.31%) vCloud
7 3 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.54%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.54%) vSphere
8 2 (1.54%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.77%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.77%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) SCOM
2 4 (3.08%) SCCM
3 3 (2.31%) Ansible
3 3 (2.31%) CFEngine
3 3 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.31%) Puppet
3 3 (2.31%) SCOrch
3 3 (2.31%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (2.31%) Unicenter
3 3 (2.31%) vRealize
4 2 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.54%) Nessus
5 1 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.77%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.77%) vMotion
Vendors
1 53 (40.77%) Microsoft
2 37 (28.46%) Citrix
3 21 (16.15%) HP
4 20 (15.38%) IBM
5 16 (12.31%) VMware
6 15 (11.54%) Bloomberg
6 15 (11.54%) Cisco
6 15 (11.54%) Oracle
6 15 (11.54%) Reuters
7 13 (10.00%) Apple
8 11 (8.46%) Dell
9 8 (6.15%) NetApp
10 6 (4.62%) EMC
11 4 (3.08%) Fidessa
11 4 (3.08%) Remedy
11 4 (3.08%) Symantec
12 3 (2.31%) CA
12 3 (2.31%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.31%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.31%) Sun