Contracting 28 May, 2004
So, out of interest (nothing else mind…) I took a look at a recent analysis of Lotus contract rates in the UK. Very poor. Contractor UK recently compared Lotus / IBM rates with Microsoft ones. Makes for quite interesting reading:
What about rates? Not fantastic, I’m afraid. Average rates for Lotus generally (but bear in mind this could include lower-paid support staff) are hanging around the £20/hr mark at the moment. Notes rates are very similar. Domino rates have been a little higher, hovering around the mid-30s between November and March, but then dipped down to £26 in April.
But how does this compare to rates for the equivalent Microsoft products? — And don’t start arguing about whether these products can or can’t be considered equivalents — okay? Rates for Microsoft Exchange contractors have hit a peak of £44/hr in March but are dipping again.