The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Lotus products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Lotus over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Lotus
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 95 74
Rank change year-on-year +6 -21  
Contract jobs citing Lotus 2 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.39% 1.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.93% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £260 £333
% change year-on-year +23.07% -21.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £13.94
% change year-on-year -26.66% +7.64%  

Lotus is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 626 749 697
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 45.79% 41.54% 45.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 414 371
Median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 36
Median hourly rate £13.30 £13.25 £17.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% -22.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £148.45 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Lotus
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Lotus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Lotus in Manchester

Lotus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lotus in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lotus in Manchester

Lotus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lotus in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lotus in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Lotus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Lotus.

1 11 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (54.55%) Windows
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) Office 365
5 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL
7 2 (18.18%) IBM Domino
7 2 (18.18%) DHCP
7 2 (18.18%) VPN
7 2 (18.18%) DNS
8 1 (9.09%) SLA
8 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (9.09%) Internet
8 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
8 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
8 1 (9.09%) Altiris
8 1 (9.09%) SCCM
8 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (9.09%) Data Entry
8 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
8 1 (9.09%) Yammer

Lotus
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (18.18%) IBM Domino
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Office 365
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (9.09%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Skype
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory Support
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365 Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Support
3 1 (9.09%) Floorwalker
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Data Entry
3 1 (9.09%) ITSM
3 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Altiris