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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lotus
Rank 162 137 123
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -14
Contract jobs citing Lotus 8 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.72% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 1.57% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 4
Average daily rate £375 £360 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +89.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £300 £201
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +49.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £14.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.27% +8.92%
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
1805 1788 1332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.87% 45.69% 43.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 854 631
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £230 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 110 114
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £24.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -27.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £49.50 £44.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
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 30 April 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 -17 6 £375 +25.00%
Cheshire -11 2 - -
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 13 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 7 (53.85%) MS Office
4 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 5 (38.46%) HTML
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 5 (38.46%) IBM Domino
5 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) LotusScript
6 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 3 (23.08%) ITIL
7 3 (23.08%) CSS
7 3 (23.08%) Web Services
7 3 (23.08%) XML
7 3 (23.08%) VBScript
7 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
7 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (23.08%) HP
7 3 (23.08%) Citrix
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (23.08%) VPN
7 3 (23.08%) Ajax
7 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
7 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 13 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 5 (38.46%) IBM Domino
3 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
4 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Domino Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Service Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Lotus Notes Developer
6 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Exchange Architect
6 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
6 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) Ajax
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Health Informatics
3 1 (7.69%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
5 2 (15.38%) NetWare
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITSM
2 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
2 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Presales
3 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) LotusScript
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (23.08%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Novell