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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lotus
Rank 110 105 99
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Lotus 32 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.97% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 2.04% 2.22% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 6
Average daily rate
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£295 £135 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+118.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £135 £135
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £190 £200
% change year-on-year
+67.10% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £18.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-17.20% +11.11%
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
1571 1218 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.96% 43.69% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 562 485
Average daily rate £375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 82 102
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.75 £18.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.62% +38.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £47.50
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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -10 17 £319 +136.11%
Cheshire +7 13 £110 - 1
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 63 (95.45%) IBM Notes
2 57 (86.36%) Microsoft
3 34 (51.52%) MS Office
4 33 (50.00%) ITIL
5 32 (48.48%) MS Excel
6 28 (42.42%) Citrix
6 28 (42.42%) HP
6 28 (42.42%) SLA
7 27 (40.91%) Windows
8 26 (39.39%) MCP
8 26 (39.39%) OpenView
8 26 (39.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 26 (39.39%) Service Management
9 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
10 14 (21.21%) Migration
11 13 (19.70%) Windows 7
12 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 11 (16.67%) Windows XP
13 10 (15.15%) MS Exchange
13 10 (15.15%) VPN
14 9 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (13.64%) SCCM
14 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
14 9 (13.64%) VMware
15 8 (12.12%) Information Security
16 7 (10.61%) Finance
16 7 (10.61%) Firewall
16 7 (10.61%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (10.61%) Clearswift

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 63 (95.45%) IBM Notes
2 10 (15.15%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.61%) Apache
3 7 (10.61%) IIS
4 5 (7.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Process Server
5 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (4.55%) Quickr
5 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (51.52%) MS Office
2 32 (48.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.15%) VPN
2 7 (10.61%) SSL
2 7 (10.61%) Firewall
2 7 (10.61%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (7.58%) WAN
4 4 (6.06%) Network Security
5 2 (3.03%) LAN
5 2 (3.03%) VoIP
6 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.52%) Dreamweaver
General
1 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.61%) Finance
3 4 (6.06%) Local Government
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (48.48%) Analyst
2 26 (39.39%) Service Analyst
2 26 (39.39%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.61%) Security Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (7.58%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Remote Desktop Support
9 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) Spring
1 3 (4.55%) Dojo
1 3 (4.55%) JSR 286
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.55%) Life Science
3 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) DTV
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.52%) iPhone
4 1 (1.52%) iSeries
4 1 (1.52%) Social Media
4 1 (1.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.91%) Windows
2 13 (19.70%) Windows 7
3 11 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.03%) NetWare
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.00%) ITIL
2 26 (39.39%) Service Management
3 14 (21.21%) Migration
4 8 (12.12%) Information Security
5 6 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (6.06%) Project Management
6 4 (6.06%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.55%) PRINCE
8 2 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.03%) ITSM
8 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.03%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.03%) Email Migration
8 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.03%) Coaching
9 1 (1.52%) IT Governance
9 1 (1.52%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (1.52%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (3.03%) VBScript
2 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (39.39%) MCP
2 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.09%) VCP4
5 3 (4.55%) ISACA
5 3 (4.55%) CISSP
5 3 (4.55%) CISMP
6 2 (3.03%) Degree
6 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (42.42%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (9.09%) Xen
4 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (39.39%) OpenView
1 26 (39.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (13.64%) SCCM
3 2 (3.03%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 57 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 28 (42.42%) HP
2 28 (42.42%) Citrix
3 9 (13.64%) VMware
4 7 (10.61%) CheckPoint
4 7 (10.61%) Clearswift
4 7 (10.61%) Oracle
4 7 (10.61%) Cisco
5 6 (9.09%) SAP
5 6 (9.09%) EMC
6 3 (4.55%) IBM
7 2 (3.03%) Adobe
7 2 (3.03%) Novell
8 1 (1.52%) TOWER Software
8 1 (1.52%) Capita
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