The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 118 104 128
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +24
Contract jobs citing Lotus 20 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.53% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 1.42% 1.17% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate £190 £135 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% +22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-25.92% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +0.84%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1410 1110 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.69% 45.31% 48.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 508 684
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 92 78
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.59% +8.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.06 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Lotus
England

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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lotus across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Lotus Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 13 £190 -
Cheshire -10 4 - - 1
Lancashire - 3 - -
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 37 (84.09%) IBM Notes
2 25 (56.82%) Windows
2 25 (56.82%) Microsoft
3 22 (50.00%) MS Office
4 21 (47.73%) Active Directory
5 18 (40.91%) Windows XP
5 18 (40.91%) Citrix
6 17 (38.64%) HP
6 17 (38.64%) MS Excel
7 16 (36.36%) MS Exchange
7 16 (36.36%) Blackberry
7 16 (36.36%) ServiceCenter
8 13 (29.55%) SC Cleared
8 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
8 13 (29.55%) Windows 7
8 13 (29.55%) ITIL
9 12 (27.27%) VBScript
9 12 (27.27%) Windows 2000
9 12 (27.27%) NetWare
9 12 (27.27%) VPN
9 12 (27.27%) Novell
9 12 (27.27%) Service Management
9 12 (27.27%) PowerShell
9 12 (27.27%) XenDesktop
10 7 (15.91%) Project Management
10 7 (15.91%) Finance
11 6 (13.64%) SLA
11 6 (13.64%) MCP
12 5 (11.36%) Cisco
12 5 (11.36%) OpenView

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 37 (84.09%) IBM Notes
2 16 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 5 (11.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (6.82%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 22 (50.00%) MS Office
2 17 (38.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) VPN
2 4 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Ingres
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (22.73%) Service Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Remote Desktop Support
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Operations Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Domino Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Operations Manager
6 2 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) IT Support
7 1 (2.27%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.27%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
1 1 (2.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (56.82%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Windows XP
3 13 (29.55%) Windows 7
4 12 (27.27%) NetWare
4 12 (27.27%) Windows 2000
5 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 4 (9.09%) UNIX
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) ITIL
2 12 (27.27%) Service Management
3 7 (15.91%) Project Management
4 5 (11.36%) Migration
5 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 4 (9.09%) Supplier Management
5 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 4 (9.09%) ITSM
6 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.82%) Change Management
7 1 (2.27%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Process Management
7 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) VBScript
1 12 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.27%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) SC Cleared
1 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) MCP
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (47.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.27%) XenDesktop
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (36.36%) ServiceCenter
2 5 (11.36%) OpenView
2 5 (11.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (40.91%) Citrix
3 17 (38.64%) HP
4 12 (27.27%) Novell
5 5 (11.36%) Cisco
6 4 (9.09%) Oracle
6 4 (9.09%) Nortel
6 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 4 (9.09%) Symantec
6 4 (9.09%) McAfee
6 4 (9.09%) VMware
6 4 (9.09%) Avaya