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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 128 117 116
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Lotus 20 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 1.19% 0.84% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £190 £310
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -38.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +56.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +1.75%
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
1681 1311 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.80% 43.35% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 650 473
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 £215 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 111 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 9 £300 +57.89% 1
Cheshire -9 6 £500 +400.00%
Cumbria - 1 £500 -
Lancashire - 1 £150 - 1
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 52 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 40 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 23 (44.23%) Windows
4 22 (42.31%) Citrix
5 19 (36.54%) Migration
6 16 (30.77%) MS Excel
7 14 (26.92%) ITIL
8 13 (25.00%) MS Office
9 12 (23.08%) Service Management
9 12 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 12 (23.08%) MCP
9 12 (23.08%) OpenView
9 12 (23.08%) HP
9 12 (23.08%) SLA
9 12 (23.08%) VMware
9 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
10 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
11 10 (19.23%) VPN
11 10 (19.23%) EMC
11 10 (19.23%) SCCM
12 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
12 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
12 9 (17.31%) SSL
12 9 (17.31%) WAN
12 9 (17.31%) IIS
13 8 (15.38%) Cisco
13 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
13 8 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (15.38%) Information Security

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 52 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
3 9 (17.31%) IIS
4 7 (13.46%) Apache
5 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.85%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 13 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) VPN
2 9 (17.31%) SSL
2 9 (17.31%) WAN
3 7 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (13.46%) Firewall
4 5 (9.62%) MPLS
5 4 (7.69%) Network Security
6 2 (3.85%) DHCP
6 2 (3.85%) LAN
6 2 (3.85%) VoIP
6 2 (3.85%) DNS
7 1 (1.92%) WAAS
7 1 (1.92%) DMVPN
7 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 4 (7.69%) Local Government
2 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Architect
1 13 (25.00%) Analyst
2 11 (21.15%) Service Desk Analyst
2 11 (21.15%) Service Analyst
3 8 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (13.46%) Security Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Project Manager
4 7 (13.46%) Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Network Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Administrator
6 5 (9.62%) Technical Architect
6 5 (9.62%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (7.69%) Lotus Notes Administrator
7 4 (7.69%) Lotus Notes Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Lead Technical Architect
8 2 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Life Science
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.92%) iSeries
3 1 (1.92%) DTV
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
3 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) Migration
2 14 (26.92%) ITIL
3 12 (23.08%) Service Management
4 8 (15.38%) Information Security
5 6 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.69%) Project Management
6 4 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.77%) PRINCE
7 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Email Migration
9 1 (1.92%) Data Cleansing
9 1 (1.92%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.92%) IT Governance
9 1 (1.92%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (1.92%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) C
3 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) MCP
2 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
3 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) ISACA
4 3 (5.77%) CISMP
4 3 (5.77%) CISSP
5 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 6 (11.54%) Xen
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.85%) XenApp
4 2 (3.85%) XenServer
4 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 12 (23.08%) OpenView
2 10 (19.23%) SCCM
3 2 (3.85%) WSUS
3 2 (3.85%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 40 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 22 (42.31%) Citrix
3 12 (23.08%) HP
3 12 (23.08%) VMware
4 10 (19.23%) EMC
5 8 (15.38%) Cisco
6 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
6 7 (13.46%) Clearswift
6 7 (13.46%) SAP
6 7 (13.46%) Oracle
7 4 (7.69%) NetApp
8 3 (5.77%) Juniper
9 2 (3.85%) Websense
10 1 (1.92%) Capita
10 1 (1.92%) Adobe
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