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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 85 71 82
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing Lotus 4 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.58% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 1.30% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£143 £141 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.88% -56.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £275 £235
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £14.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 - £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 - £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £13.25
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +22.64%
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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
619 537 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 45.45% 44.20% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 239 268
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £222 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 66
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) NetWare
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Novell
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (50.00%) ITSM
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) Remote Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) NetWare
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Novell
Greater Manchester
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Rate: £13 to £16 per hour
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