The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 Manchester 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank - 74 88
Contract jobs citing Lotus 0 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.53% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category - 1.12% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £141 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -55.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £183 £225 £253
% change year-on-year
-18.88% -10.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
513 537 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.71% 47.19% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 248 263
Average daily rate £323 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 57
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.31 £31.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
Lotus
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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
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 30 July 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) IBM Notes
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) Service Management
5 4 (33.33%) Avaya
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Nortel
5 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) Supplier Management
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) Office 365
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) Ingres
5 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (33.33%) Symantec
5 4 (33.33%) McAfee
5 4 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) Windows XP

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Ingres
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Operations Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Operations Manager
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Domino Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus Notes Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
1 5 (41.67%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Process Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) Avaya
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Nortel
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (33.33%) Symantec
3 4 (33.33%) McAfee
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft