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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lotus
Rank 154 109 109
Rank change year-on-year
-45 0
Contract jobs citing Lotus 4 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.98% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 2.11% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 9
Average daily rate £130 £150 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £298 £189
% change year-on-year
-47.89% +57.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £12.42 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+44.92% -15.79%
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
1556 1514 1236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.06% 46.29% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 759 583
Average daily rate £383 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 101 77
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.33 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £42.38
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 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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -29 3 £118 -62.99%
Cumbria - 1 £500 -
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) MS Office
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
6 4 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) IBM Domino
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 3 (25.00%) NAS
7 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (25.00%) VBScript
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (25.00%) VPN
8 2 (16.67%) Novell
8 2 (16.67%) NetWare
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
8 2 (16.67%) LAN
8 2 (16.67%) WAN
8 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (33.33%) IBM Domino
2 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS Project
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) NAS
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) Intranet
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Support Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Service Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) IT Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) IT Support
6 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (16.67%) NetWare
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) ITSM
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Presales
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (25.00%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Novell
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle