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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 70 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Lotus 19 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.23% 1.25% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 2.92% 2.75% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
Average daily rate
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£318 £135 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+135.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £200 £218
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -8.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.75 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.15% +6.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.21 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +11.11%
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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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
650 545 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.10% 45.53% 42.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 261 181
Average daily rate £371 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 30
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 29 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 20 (68.97%) Citrix
4 18 (62.07%) Windows
5 11 (37.93%) Migration
6 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
7 8 (27.59%) VPN
7 8 (27.59%) Information Security
8 7 (24.14%) Firewall
8 7 (24.14%) VMware
8 7 (24.14%) SSL
8 7 (24.14%) CheckPoint
8 7 (24.14%) Cisco
8 7 (24.14%) Clearswift
8 7 (24.14%) IIS
8 7 (24.14%) Apache
8 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
8 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
8 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
9 6 (20.69%) ITIL
10 5 (17.24%) Oracle
10 5 (17.24%) SCCM
11 4 (13.79%) Network Security
11 4 (13.79%) Xen
11 4 (13.79%) VCP4
11 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
11 4 (13.79%) Office 365

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 29 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 7 (24.14%) Apache
2 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (24.14%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.90%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) VPN
2 7 (24.14%) SSL
2 7 (24.14%) Firewall
2 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (13.79%) Network Security
4 3 (10.34%) WAN
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) LAN
5 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (10.34%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Project Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Security Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Network Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Architect
5 4 (13.79%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Lotus Notes Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Lotus Notes Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.90%) Administrator
7 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Systems Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Life Science
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
2 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Migration
2 8 (27.59%) Information Security
3 6 (20.69%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.90%) Email Migration
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.45%) Data Management
7 1 (3.45%) BCP
7 1 (3.45%) IT Governance
7 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) VCP4
2 3 (10.34%) ISACA
2 3 (10.34%) CISSP
2 3 (10.34%) CISMP
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (13.79%) Xen
4 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 20 (68.97%) Citrix
3 7 (24.14%) CheckPoint
3 7 (24.14%) Clearswift
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 7 (24.14%) Cisco
4 5 (17.24%) Oracle
5 4 (13.79%) SAP
5 4 (13.79%) EMC
6 1 (3.45%) Capita