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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 121 124 113
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Lotus 16 8 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.27% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 0.60% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 19
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£325 £141 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.08% -56.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £140 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £142 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £275 £235
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £20.00 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £13.25
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +22.64%
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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
1479 1323 1583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.51% 44.73% 47.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 589 738
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 105 125
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +33.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Lancashire - 6 £340 -
Manchester -14 4 £143 +0.88% 2
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 17 (73.91%) MS Office
1 17 (73.91%) IBM Notes
2 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
3 15 (65.22%) HP
3 15 (65.22%) MS Excel
4 14 (60.87%) ITIL
5 13 (56.52%) MCP
5 13 (56.52%) SLA
5 13 (56.52%) OpenView
5 13 (56.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (56.52%) Service Management
5 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
5 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
6 6 (26.09%) WebSphere Process Server
6 6 (26.09%) Spring
6 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
6 6 (26.09%) Dojo
6 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
6 6 (26.09%) JSR 286
6 6 (26.09%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (26.09%) Quickr
6 6 (26.09%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (26.09%) IBM
6 6 (26.09%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) Eclipse
7 4 (17.39%) Windows
7 4 (17.39%) Citrix
7 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
7 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
7 4 (17.39%) Finance

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 17 (73.91%) IBM Notes
2 6 (26.09%) WebSphere Process Server
2 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
2 6 (26.09%) WebSphere Portal
2 6 (26.09%) Quickr
2 6 (26.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (73.91%) MS Office
2 15 (65.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) Intranet
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Service Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Environment Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Spring
1 6 (26.09%) Dojo
1 6 (26.09%) JSR 286
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
2 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
3 2 (8.70%) NetWare
3 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 13 (56.52%) Service Management
3 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
3 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
3 4 (17.39%) Coaching
4 2 (8.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) VBScript
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) MCP
1 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (56.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (56.52%) OpenView
1 13 (56.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (8.70%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (65.22%) HP
3 6 (26.09%) IBM
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Novell
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