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 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 539 482 440
Rank change year-on-year -57 -42  
Contract jobs citing Lotus 76 163 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.30% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.67% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 83 97
Median daily rate £275 £270 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -16.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £136 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £260 £333
% change year-on-year +21.15% -21.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 30
Median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +3.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £13.94
% change year-on-year -26.66% +7.64%  

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 20543 24211 25040
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.90% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12469 14933 14677
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £569 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 824 1120
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.39 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% +7.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 June 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
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 June 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 -42 59 £233 -10.57% 8
London -14 26 £215 -38.57% 1
Yorkshire +31 12 £400 -15.78% 1
West Yorkshire +28 8 £400 -20.00% 1
City of London +6 8 £215 -30.36%
Scotland +32 7 £375 +15.38%
Wales -2 6 - - 1
Leeds +15 5 - - 1
South East +13 5 £305 +103.33%
North West +15 4 - - 1
South Yorkshire +9 4 - -
Northern Ireland -44 4 £320 -
West Midlands +17 3 - - 3
Sheffield +9 3 - -
Newport +4 3 - -
North Wales +1 3 - -
Mold 0 3 - -
South Wales 0 3 - - 1
Flintshire -1 3 - -
East Midlands -9 3 £125 -
Derby - 3 £125 -
Worcester - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 £125 -
Worcestershire - 3 - -
North East +55 2 £300 +15.38% 1
Cheshire +23 2 - -
Stirling +12 2 £143 -
Hampshire +9 2 - -
Manchester +5 2 - - 1
Glasgow +5 2 £400 +23.07%

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 150 (94.94%) IBM Notes
2 90 (56.96%) Windows
3 85 (53.80%) Microsoft
4 81 (51.27%) Microsoft Office
5 55 (34.81%) Citrix
6 51 (32.28%) Windows 7
7 46 (29.11%) Active Directory
8 44 (27.85%) VPN
9 34 (21.52%) Blackberry
10 30 (18.99%) Migration
11 27 (17.09%) Office 365
12 26 (16.46%) Finance
13 25 (15.82%) Windows XP
14 24 (15.19%) Android
15 20 (12.66%) Cisco
16 19 (12.03%) Mac OS
17 18 (11.39%) Cisco IOS
18 16 (10.13%) IBM Domino
18 16 (10.13%) SharePoint
18 16 (10.13%) VMware
18 16 (10.13%) BYOD
18 16 (10.13%) Windows Server
19 15 (9.49%) Banking
20 14 (8.86%) ITIL
20 14 (8.86%) HP
21 13 (8.23%) Bloomberg
21 13 (8.23%) Windows 8
21 13 (8.23%) Skype for Business
22 12 (7.59%) Apple iOS
22 12 (7.59%) Reuters

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
1 150 (94.94%) IBM Notes
2 16 (10.13%) IBM Domino
2 16 (10.13%) SharePoint
3 13 (8.23%) Skype for Business
4 12 (7.59%) MS Exchange
5 10 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (5.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (4.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.53%) CMS
10 3 (1.90%) CoreMedia CMS
10 3 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.90%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.63%) IIS
11 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 81 (51.27%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (5.06%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.09%) Office 365
2 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.27%) G Suite
3 2 (1.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (27.85%) VPN
2 18 (11.39%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (5.70%) LAN
3 9 (5.70%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.80%) DHCP
4 6 (3.80%) DNS
4 6 (3.80%) Skype
4 6 (3.80%) WAN
5 5 (3.16%) SAN
6 4 (2.53%) Internet
6 4 (2.53%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.90%) Avaya Modular Messaging
7 3 (1.90%) NAS
7 3 (1.90%) Network Security
7 3 (1.90%) Wireless
8 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.27%) SMTP
8 2 (1.27%) VoIP
9 1 (0.63%) Firewall
9 1 (0.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.90%) DataStage
2 2 (1.27%) GIS
2 2 (1.27%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (16.46%) Finance
2 15 (9.49%) Banking
3 8 (5.06%) Retail
3 8 (5.06%) Retail Banking
4 6 (3.80%) Front Office
5 4 (2.53%) Legal
6 3 (1.90%) Marketing
7 2 (1.27%) Billing
7 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (36.71%) Analyst
2 27 (17.09%) Support Analyst
3 23 (14.56%) Desktop Support
4 20 (12.66%) Support Engineer
5 19 (12.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (10.76%) 1st Line Support
7 14 (8.86%) Service Analyst
7 14 (8.86%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (6.33%) Help Desk Analyst
8 10 (6.33%) Service Desk Support
9 9 (5.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 9 (5.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 9 (5.70%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) IT Analyst
10 8 (5.06%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 8 (5.06%) Administrator
10 8 (5.06%) Architect
10 8 (5.06%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.53%) Web Services
2 3 (1.90%) Hibernate
2 3 (1.90%) J2SE
2 3 (1.90%) Java EE
2 3 (1.90%) Java SE
2 3 (1.90%) JAX-RS
2 3 (1.90%) JAX-WS
2 3 (1.90%) JSP
2 3 (1.90%) JSTL
2 3 (1.90%) REST
2 3 (1.90%) Servlets
2 3 (1.90%) SOAP
2 3 (1.90%) Spring
2 3 (1.90%) XML
2 3 (1.90%) XSD
2 3 (1.90%) XSL
2 3 (1.90%) XSLT
3 2 (1.27%) .NET
3 2 (1.27%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (0.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.52%) Blackberry
2 16 (10.13%) BYOD
3 10 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.43%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.80%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.16%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.90%) AS400
7 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.90%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.90%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.90%) PKI
7 3 (1.90%) Replication
7 3 (1.90%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.90%) User Experience
8 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.27%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.27%) Social Media
8 2 (1.27%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 90 (56.96%) Windows
2 51 (32.28%) Windows 7
3 25 (15.82%) Windows XP
4 24 (15.19%) Android
5 19 (12.03%) Mac OS
6 16 (10.13%) Windows Server
7 13 (8.23%) Windows 8
8 12 (7.59%) Apple iOS
9 11 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (5.70%) Windows 10
10 9 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.90%) Linux
12 3 (1.90%) OS/390
12 3 (1.90%) Unix
13 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.63%) CentOS
14 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.63%) SUSE
14 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.99%) Migration
2 14 (8.86%) ITIL
3 9 (5.70%) Asset Management
3 9 (5.70%) Change Management
3 9 (5.70%) Coaching
4 7 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (4.43%) Problem Management
4 7 (4.43%) Service Management
4 7 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (4.43%) Time Management
5 6 (3.80%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (3.80%) Mentoring
6 5 (3.16%) CRM
6 5 (3.16%) ERP
7 4 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.53%) Business Analysis
7 4 (2.53%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.53%) Software Deployment
8 3 (1.90%) Patch Management
8 3 (1.90%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.33%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.43%) Java
2 7 (4.43%) SQL
3 6 (3.80%) VBScript
4 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.63%) Formula Language
4 1 (0.63%) LotusScript
4 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.53%) Degree
3 4 (2.53%) MCP
3 4 (2.53%) MCSE
3 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.27%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.27%) ACDT
5 2 (1.27%) ACHDS
5 2 (1.27%) ACTC
5 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.27%) MCDST
5 2 (1.27%) MCSA
5 2 (1.27%) MCSM
5 2 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.63%) CCNA
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.63%) PgMP
6 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (29.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.43%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (4.43%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.80%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (3.80%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (2.53%) vSphere
7 3 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.27%) XenApp
9 1 (0.63%) Docker
9 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.63%) vCloud
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) SCCM
1 5 (3.16%) SCOM
2 3 (1.90%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.90%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.90%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.27%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.63%) Ansible
4 1 (0.63%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.63%) DameWare
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.63%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 85 (53.80%) Microsoft
2 55 (34.81%) Citrix
3 20 (12.66%) Cisco
4 16 (10.13%) VMware
5 14 (8.86%) HP
6 13 (8.23%) Bloomberg
7 12 (7.59%) IBM
7 12 (7.59%) Reuters
8 10 (6.33%) Dell
8 10 (6.33%) SAP
9 9 (5.70%) Oracle
10 8 (5.06%) Apple
11 6 (3.80%) Adobe
11 6 (3.80%) Remedy
12 5 (3.16%) MuleSoft
12 5 (3.16%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.90%) CyberTech
13 3 (1.90%) EMC
13 3 (1.90%) NICE Systems
13 3 (1.90%) Vignette