The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 77 - 73
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lotus 19 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.18% - 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 2.67% - 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£475 - £141
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 - £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 - £142
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £183 £225
% change year-on-year
+78.08% -18.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
712 511 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 44.03% 41.51% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 284 249
Average daily rate £338 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £29.87 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Lotus
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lotus across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Lotus Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 34 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 27 (79.41%) Migration
3 25 (73.53%) Citrix
4 24 (70.59%) VMware
4 24 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
6 20 (58.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (58.82%) SCCM
7 17 (50.00%) SAP
8 16 (47.06%) Oracle
8 16 (47.06%) EMC
8 16 (47.06%) Xen
8 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
8 16 (47.06%) Capacity Planning
8 16 (47.06%) Office 365
8 16 (47.06%) Oracle Database
9 11 (32.35%) Data Protection
9 11 (32.35%) Local Government
10 10 (29.41%) Windows
11 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
11 8 (23.53%) WAN
11 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
11 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
12 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
13 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (14.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 5 (14.71%) Windows 8
13 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
14 4 (11.76%) MSI

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 34 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.88%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.94%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (47.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) WAN
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) WLAN
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) VPN
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (47.06%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MSI
General
1 11 (32.35%) Local Government
2 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Architect
2 16 (47.06%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (20.59%) Project Manager
4 5 (14.71%) Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Lotus Notes Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) Lotus Notes Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Administrator
7 2 (5.88%) Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Systems Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Life Science
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.71%) Windows 8
3 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Migration
2 16 (47.06%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (32.35%) Data Protection
4 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (14.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Application Discovery
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) Logistics
7 3 (8.82%) ITIL
7 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.88%) PRINCE
8 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.88%) Email Migration
9 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.94%) BCP
9 1 (2.94%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) MCITP
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (58.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (47.06%) Xen
3 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
4 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.94%) vSphere
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (58.82%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Citrix
2 24 (70.59%) VMware
3 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
4 17 (50.00%) SAP
5 16 (47.06%) Oracle
5 16 (47.06%) EMC
6 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 2 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) McAfee
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco
7 1 (2.94%) Capita
7 1 (2.94%) Veeam