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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lotus
UK
Rank 504 497 396
Rank change year-on-year -7 -101  
Contract jobs citing Lotus 82 133 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.25% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.58% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 73 96
Median daily rate £148 £280 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.32% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £114 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £250 £300
% change year-on-year -44.00% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.31% +58.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £14.80 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £21.50 £16.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £19.00 £12.21
% change year-on-year -31.57% +55.61%  

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 19614 23045 23664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.15% 43.64% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12079 13916 13336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 807 988
Median hourly rate £17.89 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.55% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

Lotus
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lotus in the UK

Lotus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lotus in the UK

Lotus
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 78 £140 -44.00% 11
London +8 27 £165 -47.20% 2
North West +42 15 £140 -72.00% 3
South East +5 15 £125 -16.66% 1
Hampshire +26 9 £105 -47.16% 1
Manchester +18 9 £160 - 2
East of England -11 9 £200 +17.64% 2
Hertfordshire -4 5 £200 - 2
East Midlands -4 5 £125 +12.61%
Cheshire - 4 £140 - 1
Southampton - 4 £133 - 1
City of London -7 3 £100 -71.42%
Derby -8 3 £125 +13.12%
Derbyshire -9 3 £125 +13.12%
Warrington - 3 £140 -
Havant - 3 £325 -
Hayes - 3 £450 -
Berkshire +14 2 - -
Yorkshire +8 2 - -
Bristol +3 2 £413 - 1
South West 0 2 £413 - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £300 -
Beaconsfield - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 £78 -
Lancaster - 2 - -
Skipton - 2 - -

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 171 (95.53%) IBM Notes
2 96 (53.63%) Windows
3 82 (45.81%) Microsoft
4 80 (44.69%) MS Office
5 62 (34.64%) Active Directory
6 60 (33.52%) Windows 7
7 41 (22.91%) MS Excel
8 40 (22.35%) Citrix
9 39 (21.79%) Blackberry
10 37 (20.67%) Windows XP
11 30 (16.76%) VPN
12 25 (13.97%) Office 365
13 24 (13.41%) Windows Server
13 24 (13.41%) Migration
14 23 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (12.29%) Banking
15 22 (12.29%) IBM Domino
15 22 (12.29%) ITIL
16 20 (11.17%) Finance
17 19 (10.61%) VMware
17 19 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (10.61%) Bloomberg
18 18 (10.06%) Change Management
18 18 (10.06%) Cisco
19 17 (9.50%) MS Exchange
19 17 (9.50%) Reuters
19 17 (9.50%) Incident Management
19 17 (9.50%) Problem Management
20 16 (8.94%) Android
20 16 (8.94%) Service Management

Lotus
Top Related 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
1 171 (95.53%) IBM Notes
2 22 (12.29%) IBM Domino
3 17 (9.50%) MS Exchange
4 16 (8.94%) SharePoint
5 13 (7.26%) Skype for Business
6 10 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.23%) FileNet
10 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.56%) CMS
11 1 (0.56%) QuickPlace
11 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 80 (44.69%) MS Office
2 41 (22.91%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (7.26%) Eikon
2 1 (0.56%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.97%) Office 365
2 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.76%) VPN
2 15 (8.38%) TCP/IP
3 14 (7.82%) LAN
4 12 (6.70%) DHCP
4 12 (6.70%) Internet
5 11 (6.15%) DNS
6 10 (5.59%) Skype
7 9 (5.03%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (4.47%) WAN
9 7 (3.91%) Wireless
10 6 (3.35%) Firewall
11 5 (2.79%) VoIP
12 4 (2.23%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.68%) SMTP
14 2 (1.12%) S/MIME
14 2 (1.12%) SAN
14 2 (1.12%) SSL
14 2 (1.12%) WLAN
15 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
15 1 (0.56%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.68%) DataStage
2 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.56%) DB2
3 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.56%) NetBeans
General
1 22 (12.29%) Banking
2 20 (11.17%) Finance
3 15 (8.38%) Retail
3 15 (8.38%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.23%) Back Office
4 4 (2.23%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.23%) Korean Language
5 3 (1.68%) Legal
5 3 (1.68%) Military
6 2 (1.12%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.12%) German Language
6 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 2 (1.12%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (28.49%) Analyst
2 35 (19.55%) Support Engineer
3 33 (18.44%) Desktop Support
4 27 (15.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 25 (13.97%) Service Analyst
5 25 (13.97%) Service Desk Analyst
6 21 (11.73%) Desktop Engineer
6 21 (11.73%) Support Analyst
7 20 (11.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 18 (10.06%) Service Desk Support
9 17 (9.50%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (7.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 12 (6.70%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (6.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 12 (6.70%) IT Support
12 11 (6.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 10 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (5.59%) Consultant
13 10 (5.59%) Deskside Support
13 10 (5.59%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.35%) .NET
2 4 (2.23%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (2.23%) Web Services
3 3 (1.68%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.68%) Java SE
3 3 (1.68%) XMPP
4 2 (1.12%) HTML
4 2 (1.12%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.56%) ADO
5 1 (0.56%) jQuery
5 1 (0.56%) ODBC
5 1 (0.56%) XML
5 1 (0.56%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.79%) Blackberry
2 23 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.03%) iPad
3 9 (5.03%) iPhone
4 8 (4.47%) BYOD
4 8 (4.47%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.35%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.23%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.68%) Replication
7 3 (1.68%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.12%) PKI
9 1 (0.56%) CMDB
9 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.56%) PMI
9 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 96 (53.63%) Windows
2 60 (33.52%) Windows 7
3 37 (20.67%) Windows XP
4 24 (13.41%) Windows Server
5 19 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (8.94%) Android
7 15 (8.38%) Windows 8
8 12 (6.70%) Mac OS
9 11 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (5.03%) Apple iOS
11 9 (5.03%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.68%) Linux
13 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.12%) Unix
13 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.41%) Migration
2 22 (12.29%) ITIL
3 18 (10.06%) Change Management
4 17 (9.50%) Incident Management
4 17 (9.50%) Problem Management
5 16 (8.94%) Service Management
6 6 (3.35%) Software Deployment
7 5 (2.79%) Coaching
7 5 (2.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (2.79%) ERP
7 5 (2.79%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (2.79%) Trend Analysis
8 4 (2.23%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.23%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (2.23%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (2.23%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.23%) MVC
8 4 (2.23%) TDD
8 4 (2.23%) Time Management
8 4 (2.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.70%) Java
2 9 (5.03%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.91%) SQL
4 4 (2.23%) VBScript
5 3 (1.68%) C
5 3 (1.68%) C#
6 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.12%) LotusScript
7 1 (0.56%) Formula Language
7 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.03%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.47%) MCP
3 8 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.79%) Degree
5 4 (2.23%) MCSE
6 2 (1.12%) CCNA
6 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.12%) MCSA
7 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.56%) ACDT
7 1 (0.56%) ACHDS
7 1 (0.56%) ACTC
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.56%) MCDST
7 1 (0.56%) MCSM
7 1 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.91%) SLA
2 3 (1.68%) PMO
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (34.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.79%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (2.23%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.23%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.68%) XenApp
6 2 (1.12%) Postfix
6 2 (1.12%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (6.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (5.03%) SCCM
3 3 (1.68%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.68%) WSUS
4 2 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.56%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 82 (45.81%) Microsoft
2 40 (22.35%) Citrix
3 19 (10.61%) Bloomberg
3 19 (10.61%) VMware
4 18 (10.06%) Cisco
5 17 (9.50%) Reuters
6 10 (5.59%) Apple
7 9 (5.03%) SAP
8 8 (4.47%) Dell
8 8 (4.47%) HP
9 7 (3.91%) Remedy
9 7 (3.91%) Symantec
10 6 (3.35%) Oracle
11 5 (2.79%) MuleSoft
12 4 (2.23%) Cognos
12 4 (2.23%) IBM
12 4 (2.23%) Intel Security
12 4 (2.23%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.68%) Adobe
13 3 (1.68%) Avaya
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