The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 59 64 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -30
Contract jobs citing Lotus 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.31% 0.18% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 0.31% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £190 £255
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -25.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.21 £14.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-15.79% -1.69%
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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 North East region.

Vendors Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
291 319 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 44.43% 56.16% 51.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 195 64
Average daily rate £358 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.21% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 14
Average hourly rate £11.73 £14.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.08% -23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.20%

Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lotus across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lotus across the North East region.

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lotus across the North East region.

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) OpenView
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Apache
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 4 (50.00%) Middleware
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) IIS
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Clustering
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) HP SIM
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 8 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (50.00%) Apache
2 4 (50.00%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Support
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) OpenView
2 3 (37.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
3 1 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Wyse
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (12.50%) Dell