The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cheshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 69 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Lotus 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.47% 0.94% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.10% 1.86% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £135 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-25.92% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +0.84%
Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
365 376 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.84% 50.40% 54.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 169 187
Average daily rate £350 £363 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £234 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 11
Average hourly rate £31.53 £19.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.67% +39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Lotus
North West

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Sandbach - - - - 1
Lotus
North West

Lotus
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 9 (90.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) SLA
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) MS Office
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) MCP
3 5 (50.00%) OpenView
3 5 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (50.00%) Service Management
3 5 (50.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (40.00%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Back Office

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Service Management
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) OpenView
1 5 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (40.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (50.00%) HP