The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 68 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Lotus 4 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.42% 1.02% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.23% 2.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£465 £100 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+365.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £180 £225
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-22.58% +5.08%
Lotus
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
326 367 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.92% 46.87% 49.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 160 134
Average daily rate £400 £311 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.51% -12.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 28
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £29.20 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lotus across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lotus across the Cheshire region.

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Lotus
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lotus within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Runcorn - 3 £465 -
Warrington -8 1 - -
Lotus
North West

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Lotus also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lotus.

1 14 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (50.00%) WAN
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (50.00%) MPLS
4 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (42.86%) EMC VNX
5 6 (42.86%) Migration
5 6 (42.86%) NetApp
5 6 (42.86%) EMC
6 5 (35.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (35.71%) OpenView
6 5 (35.71%) HP
6 5 (35.71%) SLA
6 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
6 5 (35.71%) MS Office
6 5 (35.71%) ITIL
6 5 (35.71%) MCP
6 5 (35.71%) Service Management
7 4 (28.57%) Juniper
8 3 (21.43%) Websense
8 3 (21.43%) IIS
8 3 (21.43%) VPN
8 3 (21.43%) SSL

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Lotus also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lotus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) WAN
1 7 (50.00%) MPLS
2 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 3 (21.43%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) WAAS
3 1 (7.14%) DMVPN
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
1 7 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Service Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Lead Technical Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Lead Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Lotus Notes Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Lotus Notes Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) EMC VNX
2 1 (7.14%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) OpenView
1 5 (35.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) EMC
2 6 (42.86%) NetApp
3 5 (35.71%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Juniper
5 3 (21.43%) Websense
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe