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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lotus
Rank 103 74 71
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -3
Contract jobs citing Lotus 3 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 1.19% 1.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 2.90% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 9
Average daily rate £118 £318 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.99% +135.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £298 £189
% change year-on-year
-47.89% +57.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £12.42 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+44.92% -15.79%
Lotus
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
707 587 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.02% 41.11% 47.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 325 287
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -15.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.40 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) MS Office
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (40.00%) HP
5 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 4 (40.00%) IBM Domino
5 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) VBScript
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (30.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (30.00%) NAS
6 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (20.00%) NetWare
7 2 (20.00%) ITSM
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Migration
7 2 (20.00%) Intranet
7 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (20.00%) ServiceCenter

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (40.00%) IBM Domino
3 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) NAS
1 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) Intranet
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (20.00%) NetWare
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) ITSM
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (30.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Novell
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle