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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lotus
Rank 109 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Lotus 30 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 0.74% 0.85%
As % of the Vendors category 2.01% 1.68% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 12
Average daily rate
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£110 £135 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -63.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £135 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £150 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £150 £269
% change year-on-year
+73.33% -44.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.75 £26.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.11% +140.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £26.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £26.50 £11.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
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
1493 1247 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.50% 44.03% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 627 648
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 97 107
Average hourly rate £16.25 £24.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.98% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.09 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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
Cheshire +22 17 £110 -76.34% 1
Manchester -20 10 £278 +105.55%
Lancashire - 1 £115 -
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (87.23%) IBM Notes
2 36 (76.60%) Microsoft
3 30 (63.83%) MS Office
4 28 (59.57%) ITIL
5 27 (57.45%) MS Excel
6 24 (51.06%) SLA
6 24 (51.06%) HP
7 22 (46.81%) MCP
7 22 (46.81%) OpenView
7 22 (46.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 22 (46.81%) Service Management
8 17 (36.17%) Windows
8 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
9 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
9 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
10 13 (27.66%) Citrix
11 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
12 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
13 10 (21.28%) Windows XP
14 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
15 6 (12.77%) Finance
15 6 (12.77%) Migration
15 6 (12.77%) Eclipse
15 6 (12.77%) IBM
15 6 (12.77%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (12.77%) Java
15 6 (12.77%) JSR 286
15 6 (12.77%) WebSphere Portal
15 6 (12.77%) Quickr
15 6 (12.77%) Dojo

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (87.23%) IBM Notes
2 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
3 6 (12.77%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (12.77%) WebSphere Process Server
3 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
3 6 (12.77%) WebSphere Portal
3 6 (12.77%) Quickr
4 5 (10.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 30 (63.83%) MS Office
2 27 (57.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) LAN
1 2 (4.26%) WAN
1 2 (4.26%) VPN
2 1 (2.13%) Intranet
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.13%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.77%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Analyst
2 22 (46.81%) Service Analyst
2 22 (46.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.38%) Environment Manager
7 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Developer
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Remote Desktop Support
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Developer
7 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.13%) IT Administrator
8 1 (2.13%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Help Desk Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Spring
1 6 (12.77%) Dojo
1 6 (12.77%) JSR 286
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.13%) iPhone
3 1 (2.13%) Social Media
3 1 (2.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Windows
2 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
3 10 (21.28%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.26%) NetWare
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) ITIL
2 22 (46.81%) Service Management
3 6 (12.77%) Migration
4 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (8.51%) Project Management
5 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.38%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.26%) ITSM
6 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.26%) Email Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.26%) Coaching
7 1 (2.13%) Information Security
7 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.13%) IT Governance
7 1 (2.13%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Java
2 2 (4.26%) VBScript
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (46.81%) MCP
2 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
3 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (51.06%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (46.81%) OpenView
1 22 (46.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.26%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (76.60%) Microsoft
2 24 (51.06%) HP
3 13 (27.66%) Citrix
4 6 (12.77%) IBM
5 2 (4.26%) Novell
6 1 (2.13%) TOWER Software
6 1 (2.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) Adobe