Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 630 579
Rank change year-on-year -101 -51 -150
Contract jobs citing Lotus 158 260 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.54% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 155 197
UK median daily rate £223 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% -16.67% +53.85%
10th Percentile £130 £120 £110
90th Percentile £501 £454 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% -20.00% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 45
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +50.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.55 £9.55
90th Percentile £25.00 £28.40 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £23.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -45.74% +95.83% -17.24%

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 43542 47842 49835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.65% 45.27% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27042 29233 29405
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1722 2107
UK median hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.42
% change year-on-year - -5.27% +5.56%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -75 121 £193 -17.87% 6
UK excluding London -14 100 £300 +15.38% 1
London -63 55 £158 -27.47% 5
North of England +45 28 £315 +36.96%
Yorkshire +34 19 £425 +47.83%
South East 0 19 £250 +61.29%
Scotland +2 17 £375 +36.36%
Midlands +17 13 £160 -50.68% 1
Wales +19 11 £105 -72.00%
West Midlands +32 10 £173 -37.16% 1
North West +12 7 £100 -16.67%
Northern Ireland -36 6 £325 -
South West -1 5 £363 +8.21%
East Midlands +1 3 £125 -75.00%
North East +50 2 £300 +15.38%
East of England -25 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 147 (93.04%) IBM Notes
2 102 (64.56%) Windows
3 82 (51.90%) Microsoft
4 73 (46.20%) Microsoft Office
5 57 (36.08%) Active Directory
6 56 (35.44%) Citrix
6 56 (35.44%) Windows 7
7 50 (31.65%) Blackberry
8 38 (24.05%) VPN
9 37 (23.42%) Finance
10 33 (20.89%) Office 365
11 30 (18.99%) Android
12 29 (18.35%) IBM Domino
12 29 (18.35%) Migration
13 28 (17.72%) IBM
13 28 (17.72%) Apple iOS
14 26 (16.46%) ITIL
15 25 (15.82%) Cisco
15 25 (15.82%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (15.19%) TCP/IP
16 24 (15.19%) Change Management
17 23 (14.56%) Java
17 23 (14.56%) Cisco IOS
18 22 (13.92%) HP
18 22 (13.92%) Mac OS
19 20 (12.66%) MS Exchange
20 19 (12.03%) Internet
20 19 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
20 19 (12.03%) BYOD
21 18 (11.39%) Analytical Skills

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
1 147 (93.04%) IBM Notes
2 29 (18.35%) IBM Domino
3 20 (12.66%) MS Exchange
4 14 (8.86%) Skype for Business
5 12 (7.59%) SharePoint
6 11 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (4.43%) IIS
8 4 (2.53%) Apache
8 4 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.53%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.53%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.53%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (1.90%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.63%) FileNet
11 1 (0.63%) SAS
11 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 73 (46.20%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Eikon
2 2 (1.27%) Maximo
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.89%) Office 365
2 10 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.90%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.63%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (24.05%) VPN
2 24 (15.19%) TCP/IP
3 23 (14.56%) Cisco IOS
4 19 (12.03%) Internet
5 18 (11.39%) Wireless
6 13 (8.23%) LAN
7 12 (7.59%) Ethernet
8 10 (6.33%) DNS
9 9 (5.70%) SAN
10 8 (5.06%) DHCP
11 7 (4.43%) Skype
12 5 (3.16%) Avaya Modular Messaging
12 5 (3.16%) NAS
12 5 (3.16%) WAN
13 4 (2.53%) BIG-IP
13 4 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (1.90%) Firewall
14 3 (1.90%) SecureCRT
14 3 (1.90%) Unified Communications
15 2 (1.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) MySQL
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (2.53%) JIRA
2 3 (1.90%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (23.42%) Finance
2 17 (10.76%) Banking
3 9 (5.70%) Retail Banking
4 6 (3.80%) Front Office
5 4 (2.53%) Legal
5 4 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (22.15%) Analyst
2 34 (21.52%) Desktop Support
3 22 (13.92%) Support Engineer
4 21 (13.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (9.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (8.86%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (8.86%) Developer
7 13 (8.23%) Deskside Support
8 11 (6.96%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 11 (6.96%) Administrator
8 11 (6.96%) Support Analyst
9 10 (6.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 9 (5.70%) Service Desk Support
11 8 (5.06%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 8 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (5.06%) IT Engineer
12 7 (4.43%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
12 7 (4.43%) Consultant
12 7 (4.43%) IT Support
13 6 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.16%) HTML
1 5 (3.16%) Web Services
2 3 (1.90%) CSS
3 2 (1.27%) .NET
4 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.63%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 50 (31.65%) Blackberry
2 19 (12.03%) BYOD
3 18 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (8.23%) Client/Server
5 10 (6.33%) Data Centre
5 10 (6.33%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.43%) iPhone
7 5 (3.16%) iPad
7 5 (3.16%) PKI
8 4 (2.53%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.53%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.90%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.27%) PDA
10 2 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 102 (64.56%) Windows
2 56 (35.44%) Windows 7
3 30 (18.99%) Android
4 28 (17.72%) Apple iOS
5 22 (13.92%) Mac OS
6 19 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (11.39%) Windows Server
8 13 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (7.59%) Windows XP
10 11 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.80%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.53%) Linux
12 4 (2.53%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.90%) CentOS
13 3 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.90%) Solaris
13 3 (1.90%) SUSE
13 3 (1.90%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.63%) AIX
14 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.35%) Migration
2 26 (16.46%) ITIL
3 24 (15.19%) Change Management
4 15 (9.49%) Time Management
5 13 (8.23%) Asset Management
5 13 (8.23%) Coaching
6 12 (7.59%) Incident Management
6 12 (7.59%) Validation
7 11 (6.96%) Problem Management
7 11 (6.96%) Service Management
8 8 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.43%) Identity Management
9 7 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (3.16%) ITSM
11 5 (3.16%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.16%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.53%) Proactive Management
12 4 (2.53%) Project Management
13 3 (1.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.56%) Java
2 17 (10.76%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.33%) SQL
4 6 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.90%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.90%) Python
6 2 (1.27%) C#
6 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.27%) VBScript
7 1 (0.63%) ABAP
7 1 (0.63%) Ruby
7 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (15.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (11.39%) MCSE
3 14 (8.86%) MCSA
4 13 (8.23%) MCP
5 12 (7.59%) MCDST
5 12 (7.59%) MCSM
6 11 (6.96%) A+ Certification
6 11 (6.96%) ACDT
6 11 (6.96%) ACHDS
6 11 (6.96%) ACTC
6 11 (6.96%) Network+ Certification
7 7 (4.43%) Degree
8 3 (1.90%) IBM Certification
8 3 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.23%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 57 (36.08%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.23%) Virtual Servers
2 13 (8.23%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (2.53%) iptables
6 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.90%) Docker
7 3 (1.90%) vCloud
7 3 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.27%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.63%) vSphere
9 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (8.23%) SCOM
2 7 (4.43%) SCCM
3 5 (3.16%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.90%) Ansible
4 3 (1.90%) CFEngine
4 3 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.90%) Puppet
4 3 (1.90%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.90%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.90%) Unicenter
4 3 (1.90%) vRealize
5 2 (1.27%) Nessus
5 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.63%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.63%) vMotion
Vendors
1 82 (51.90%) Microsoft
2 56 (35.44%) Citrix
3 28 (17.72%) IBM
4 25 (15.82%) Cisco
5 22 (13.92%) HP
6 18 (11.39%) Oracle
7 17 (10.76%) VMware
8 16 (10.13%) Apple
8 16 (10.13%) Bloomberg
8 16 (10.13%) Reuters
9 10 (6.33%) Dell
10 9 (5.70%) NetApp
11 7 (4.43%) EMC
11 7 (4.43%) ServiceNow
12 5 (3.16%) Avaya
12 5 (3.16%) CyberTech
12 5 (3.16%) NICE Systems
12 5 (3.16%) Symantec
13 4 (2.53%) Fidessa
13 4 (2.53%) Pegasus