The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 125 117 107
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing Lotus 29 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.64% 1.33% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
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£360 £190 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% +40.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £15.75 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £20.25 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.21 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-5.64% -5.08%
Lotus
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1773 1353 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.67% 43.60% 45.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 645 504
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 110 88
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.08 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.31% +26.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Lotus
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Lotus Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Lotus
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Lotus Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Lotus
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lotus across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Lotus Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Lotus
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Lotus Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Lotus
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lotus within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 16 £300 +57.89% 2
Cheshire +1 10 £300 -
Cumbria - 1 £500 -
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 61 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 49 (80.33%) Microsoft
3 26 (42.62%) Windows
4 24 (39.34%) Citrix
5 22 (36.07%) Migration
6 21 (34.43%) ITIL
6 21 (34.43%) MS Excel
6 21 (34.43%) MS Office
7 17 (27.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 17 (27.87%) Service Management
7 17 (27.87%) MCP
7 17 (27.87%) OpenView
7 17 (27.87%) HP
7 17 (27.87%) SLA
8 14 (22.95%) MS Exchange
9 12 (19.67%) Windows XP
9 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
10 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
11 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
11 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
11 10 (16.39%) VMware
12 9 (14.75%) WAN
12 9 (14.75%) VPN
12 9 (14.75%) EMC
13 8 (13.11%) Cisco
13 8 (13.11%) SSL
13 8 (13.11%) IIS
13 8 (13.11%) Information Security
13 8 (13.11%) SCCM

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 61 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 14 (22.95%) MS Exchange
3 8 (13.11%) IIS
4 7 (11.48%) Apache
5 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.28%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (34.43%) MS Excel
1 21 (34.43%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) WAN
1 9 (14.75%) VPN
2 8 (13.11%) SSL
3 7 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (11.48%) Firewall
4 4 (6.56%) Network Security
4 4 (6.56%) MPLS
5 3 (4.92%) LAN
6 2 (3.28%) VoIP
7 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.64%) WAAS
7 1 (1.64%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (6.56%) Local Government
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Analyst
2 16 (26.23%) Service Analyst
2 16 (26.23%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Project Manager
4 10 (16.39%) Architect
5 7 (11.48%) Security Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Network Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (9.84%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) Lotus Notes Developer
7 4 (6.56%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Lotus Notes Administrator
7 4 (6.56%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Administrator
8 2 (3.28%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Life Science
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) DTV
3 1 (1.64%) iPad
3 1 (1.64%) iPhone
3 1 (1.64%) iSeries
3 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (42.62%) Windows
2 12 (19.67%) Windows XP
3 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.20%) Windows 8
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Migration
2 21 (34.43%) ITIL
3 17 (27.87%) Service Management
4 8 (13.11%) Information Security
5 6 (9.84%) Project Management
5 6 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (6.56%) Email Migration
6 4 (6.56%) Data Protection
6 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.56%) PRINCE
7 3 (4.92%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.64%) BCP
9 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.64%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.64%) Data Management
9 1 (1.64%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) C
2 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) MCP
2 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) CISSP
4 3 (4.92%) CISMP
4 3 (4.92%) ISACA
5 2 (3.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (27.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 17 (27.87%) OpenView
2 8 (13.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (80.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (39.34%) Citrix
3 17 (27.87%) HP
4 10 (16.39%) VMware
5 9 (14.75%) EMC
6 8 (13.11%) Cisco
7 7 (11.48%) Oracle
7 7 (11.48%) Clearswift
7 7 (11.48%) CheckPoint
8 6 (9.84%) SAP
9 3 (4.92%) NetApp
10 2 (3.28%) Juniper
10 2 (3.28%) Adobe
11 1 (1.64%) Websense
11 1 (1.64%) TOWER Software
11 1 (1.64%) Capita