Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 721 606 575
Rank change year-on-year -115 -31 -162
Contract jobs citing Lotus 154 286 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.60% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 162 182
UK median daily rate £215 £265 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.87% -18.46% +62.50%
10th Percentile £129 £122 £110
90th Percentile £483 £486 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £260 £325
% change year-on-year +8.17% -20.00% +54.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 50
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +50.00% -27.27%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £9.93
90th Percentile £24.10 £28.30 £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year -39.76% +72.92% -23.81%

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 42613 47842 49581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.90% 45.05% 43.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26335 29231 29204
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £243 £240 £225
90th Percentile £620 £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 1386 1711 2170
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -2.29% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.38
90th Percentile £45.22 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.03% -2.94% +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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -100 125 £193 -25.77% 8
UK excluding London -27 94 £281 +8.17% 6
London -59 59 £175 -36.36% 4
North of England +55 29 £275 +5.77% 2
Yorkshire +44 21 £525 +17.98%
Midlands +31 16 £148 -54.62% 2
South East -5 16 £225 +45.16%
West Midlands +27 12 £173 -32.89% 2
Wales +20 11 £105 -61.29%
Scotland +13 10 £375 +36.36% 2
North West +5 6 £100 -16.67% 1
Northern Ireland -43 6 £325 -
South West +1 5 £363 +25.00%
East Midlands -2 4 £125 -76.19%
North East +50 2 £300 +15.38% 1
East of England -28 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (95.45%) IBM Notes
2 98 (63.64%) Windows
3 85 (55.19%) Microsoft
4 81 (52.60%) Microsoft Office
5 61 (39.61%) Citrix
6 58 (37.66%) Windows 7
7 52 (33.77%) Active Directory
7 52 (33.77%) Blackberry
8 40 (25.97%) VPN
9 39 (25.32%) Finance
10 31 (20.13%) Android
11 30 (19.48%) Office 365
12 28 (18.18%) Apple iOS
12 28 (18.18%) Cisco
12 28 (18.18%) IBM
13 26 (16.88%) Cisco IOS
13 26 (16.88%) Mac OS
14 25 (16.23%) Migration
15 24 (15.58%) TCP/IP
15 24 (15.58%) Java
15 24 (15.58%) IBM Domino
16 23 (14.94%) BYOD
17 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (13.64%) HP
18 21 (13.64%) Change Management
19 20 (12.99%) Banking
20 19 (12.34%) Internet
20 19 (12.34%) Reuters
20 19 (12.34%) Bloomberg
20 19 (12.34%) ITIL

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 (95.45%) IBM Notes
2 24 (15.58%) IBM Domino
3 16 (10.39%) MS Exchange
4 12 (7.79%) SharePoint
4 12 (7.79%) Skype for Business
5 9 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.90%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.60%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (1.95%) IIS
10 2 (1.30%) Apache
10 2 (1.30%) CMS
10 2 (1.30%) CoreMedia CMS
10 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.65%) FileNet
11 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 81 (52.60%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (3.25%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.65%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (5.84%) Eikon
2 2 (1.30%) Maximo
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 30 (19.48%) Office 365
2 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (25.97%) VPN
2 26 (16.88%) Cisco IOS
3 24 (15.58%) TCP/IP
4 19 (12.34%) Internet
5 18 (11.69%) Wireless
6 12 (7.79%) Ethernet
6 12 (7.79%) LAN
7 7 (4.55%) DNS
7 7 (4.55%) SAN
8 6 (3.90%) DHCP
9 5 (3.25%) Avaya Modular Messaging
9 5 (3.25%) NAS
9 5 (3.25%) Skype
10 4 (2.60%) WAN
11 3 (1.95%) Network Security
11 3 (1.95%) SecureCRT
11 3 (1.95%) SMTP
12 2 (1.30%) Firewall
12 2 (1.30%) LDAP
12 2 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.30%) MySQL
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (25.32%) Finance
2 20 (12.99%) Banking
3 11 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 10 (6.49%) Front Office
5 4 (2.60%) Legal
5 4 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
7 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (23.38%) Analyst
2 32 (20.78%) Desktop Support
3 21 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 17 (11.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 17 (11.04%) Developer
5 15 (9.74%) Support Analyst
6 13 (8.44%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 13 (8.44%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (7.79%) Deskside Support
8 10 (6.49%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (6.49%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 10 (6.49%) Administrator
8 10 (6.49%) Service Desk Support
9 9 (5.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 8 (5.19%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
11 7 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (3.90%) Consultant
12 6 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
12 6 (3.90%) Lotus Notes Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.25%) Web Services
2 4 (2.60%) HTML
3 2 (1.30%) .NET
3 2 (1.30%) CSS
3 2 (1.30%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.30%) J2SE
3 2 (1.30%) Java EE
3 2 (1.30%) JAX-RS
3 2 (1.30%) JAX-WS
3 2 (1.30%) JSP
3 2 (1.30%) JSTL
3 2 (1.30%) REST
3 2 (1.30%) Servlets
3 2 (1.30%) SOAP
3 2 (1.30%) Spring
3 2 (1.30%) XML
3 2 (1.30%) XSD
3 2 (1.30%) XSL
3 2 (1.30%) XSLT
4 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 52 (33.77%) Blackberry
2 23 (14.94%) BYOD
3 17 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (9.74%) Client/Server
5 9 (5.84%) Data Centre
6 8 (5.19%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.25%) iPhone
7 5 (3.25%) PKI
8 4 (2.60%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.60%) iPad
8 4 (2.60%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.60%) User Experience
9 3 (1.95%) AS400
9 3 (1.95%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.95%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.95%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.30%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.30%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.30%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 98 (63.64%) Windows
2 58 (37.66%) Windows 7
3 31 (20.13%) Android
4 28 (18.18%) Apple iOS
5 26 (16.88%) Mac OS
6 15 (9.74%) Windows XP
7 13 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (7.79%) Windows Server
9 8 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (4.55%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (3.25%) Windows 10
13 4 (2.60%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.95%) OS/390
14 3 (1.95%) Unix
15 1 (0.65%) CentOS
15 1 (0.65%) Linux
15 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.65%) Solaris
15 1 (0.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.23%) Migration
2 21 (13.64%) Change Management
3 19 (12.34%) ITIL
4 15 (9.74%) Asset Management
4 15 (9.74%) Time Management
5 13 (8.44%) Coaching
6 12 (7.79%) Validation
7 10 (6.49%) Incident Management
8 9 (5.84%) Problem Management
8 9 (5.84%) Service Management
9 7 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.55%) Identity Management
10 5 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.25%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.60%) ITSM
11 4 (2.60%) Project Management
12 3 (1.95%) Network Design
12 3 (1.95%) Service Delivery
12 3 (1.95%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.58%) Java
2 12 (7.79%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.19%) SQL
4 5 (3.25%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.60%) VBScript
6 2 (1.30%) C#
6 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.65%) Python
7 1 (0.65%) Ruby
7 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (10.39%) MCSE
3 13 (8.44%) MCP
4 12 (7.79%) MCDST
4 12 (7.79%) MCSA
4 12 (7.79%) MCSM
5 11 (7.14%) A+ Certification
5 11 (7.14%) ACDT
5 11 (7.14%) ACHDS
5 11 (7.14%) ACTC
5 11 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (4.55%) Degree
7 3 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.30%) IBM Certification
8 2 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (33.77%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
3 11 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.60%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.30%) iptables
6 2 (1.30%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.65%) Docker
7 1 (0.65%) vCloud
7 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) SCOM
2 5 (3.25%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.25%) SCCM
3 3 (1.95%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.95%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.95%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.30%) Nessus
4 2 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.65%) Ansible
5 1 (0.65%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.65%) Puppet
5 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.65%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 85 (55.19%) Microsoft
2 61 (39.61%) Citrix
3 28 (18.18%) Cisco
3 28 (18.18%) IBM
4 21 (13.64%) HP
5 19 (12.34%) Bloomberg
5 19 (12.34%) Reuters
6 18 (11.69%) Oracle
7 16 (10.39%) Apple
8 8 (5.19%) Dell
8 8 (5.19%) VMware
9 6 (3.90%) ServiceNow
10 5 (3.25%) Avaya
10 5 (3.25%) CyberTech
10 5 (3.25%) NetApp
10 5 (3.25%) NICE Systems
11 4 (2.60%) Fidessa
11 4 (2.60%) OpenText
11 4 (2.60%) Pegasus
12 3 (1.95%) EMC