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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 115 125 105
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs citing Lotus 25 7 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.25% 1.03%
As % of the Vendors category 1.68% 0.58% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 22
Average daily rate
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£110 £358 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% -3.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £250 £264
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -5.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £20.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
Lotus
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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
1488 1216 1475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.87% 43.23% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 554 686
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 £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 110 107
Average hourly rate £17.75 £22.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.97% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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
Cheshire +16 12 £110 -76.34%
Manchester +1 7 £143 - 5
Lancashire - 6 £340 -
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (81.82%) IBM Notes
2 25 (75.76%) MS Office
3 24 (72.73%) ITIL
3 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 23 (69.70%) MS Excel
5 22 (66.67%) SLA
5 22 (66.67%) HP
6 20 (60.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 20 (60.61%) OpenView
6 20 (60.61%) MCP
6 20 (60.61%) Service Management
7 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
8 16 (48.48%) SC Cleared
9 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
10 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
10 7 (21.21%) Windows
11 6 (18.18%) IBM
11 6 (18.18%) Java
11 6 (18.18%) Eclipse
11 6 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
11 6 (18.18%) Citrix
11 6 (18.18%) JSR 286
11 6 (18.18%) WebSphere Portal
11 6 (18.18%) Quickr
11 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
11 6 (18.18%) Coaching
11 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
11 6 (18.18%) Dojo
11 6 (18.18%) Problem Management

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (81.82%) IBM Notes
2 6 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (18.18%) WebSphere Process Server
2 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.18%) WebSphere Portal
2 6 (18.18%) Quickr
3 4 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (75.76%) MS Office
2 23 (69.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) VPN
2 1 (3.03%) Intranet
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Analyst
2 17 (51.52%) Service Analyst
2 17 (51.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Environment Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Developer
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Remote Desktop Support
5 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Spring
1 6 (18.18%) Dojo
1 6 (18.18%) JSR 286
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
1 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
2 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
2 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.06%) NetWare
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) ITIL
2 20 (60.61%) Service Management
3 6 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 6 (18.18%) Coaching
4 2 (6.06%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) VBScript
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) MCP
2 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 16 (48.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (60.61%) OpenView
1 20 (60.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (6.06%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (66.67%) HP
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
3 6 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (6.06%) Novell
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