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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lotus
North West / Manchester
Rank 92 103 82
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs citing Lotus 4 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.26% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.67% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £150 £130 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -53.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £180 £275
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -34.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £18.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-38.88% +50.00%

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
616 750 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.87% 38.90% 44.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 387 349
Median daily rate £400 £363 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% +3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 45
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £40.00 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Lotus as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Lotus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Lotus.

1 8 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) SMTP
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Sun
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) VBScript
5 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) VLAN
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Migration

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) SMTP
2 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) DMZ
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Designer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Network Designer
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Sun
4 1 (12.50%) Altiris
4 1 (12.50%) Infor
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) VMware