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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 83 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Lotus 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.34% 0.39% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 0.91% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £190 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £188 £300
% change year-on-year
+73.33% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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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
631 552 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.28% 43.50% 41.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 266 164
Average daily rate £338 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £181 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 33
Average hourly rate £16.83 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 25 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 17 (68.00%) Citrix
3 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (52.00%) Windows
5 11 (44.00%) Migration
6 8 (32.00%) VMware
6 8 (32.00%) Information Security
6 8 (32.00%) VPN
6 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (28.00%) SSL
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco
7 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
7 7 (28.00%) Clearswift
7 7 (28.00%) IIS
7 7 (28.00%) Apache
7 7 (28.00%) Firewall
8 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle
8 5 (20.00%) SCCM
9 4 (16.00%) Network Security
9 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
9 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (16.00%) Office 365
9 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
9 4 (16.00%) SAP
9 4 (16.00%) EMC
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (16.00%) Xen

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 25 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 7 (28.00%) IIS
2 7 (28.00%) Apache
3 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (8.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) VPN
2 7 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (28.00%) SSL
2 7 (28.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) Network Security
4 3 (12.00%) WAN
5 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) LAN
5 1 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (12.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Security Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Lotus Notes Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Lotus Notes Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (12.00%) Life Science
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Migration
2 8 (32.00%) Information Security
3 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Email Migration
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE
6 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) IT Governance
6 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Data Management
6 1 (4.00%) BCP
6 1 (4.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) CISMP
1 3 (12.00%) CISSP
1 3 (12.00%) ISACA
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (16.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Citrix
2 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) VMware
4 7 (28.00%) Cisco
4 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (28.00%) Clearswift
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle
6 4 (16.00%) SAP
6 4 (16.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) Capita
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