The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lotus
England / North West
Rank 122 152 113
Rank change year-on-year +30 -39  
Contract jobs citing Lotus 15 6 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.59% 0.16% 0.97%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 0.36% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 15
Median daily rate £140 £500 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -72.00% +57.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £500 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £250 £300
% change year-on-year -43.00% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.75 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £19.00 £12.21
% change year-on-year -31.57% +55.61%  

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 the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1080 1649 1605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.19% 43.20% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 904 782
Median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 111 84
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -0.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Lotus
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Lotus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lotus in the North West

Lotus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lotus in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lotus in the North West

Lotus
Contractor 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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lotus 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lotus within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +23 9 £160 - 2
Cheshire - 4 £140 - 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
Lotus
England

Lotus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Lotus.

1 25 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 20 (80.00%) MS Office
3 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (44.00%) ITIL
5 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (40.00%) Incident Management
5 10 (40.00%) Problem Management
5 10 (40.00%) Windows
5 10 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (40.00%) Service Management
5 10 (40.00%) Change Management
6 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
6 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (28.00%) VPN
7 7 (28.00%) Citrix
8 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
9 5 (20.00%) MCP
9 5 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
9 5 (20.00%) Office 365
9 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
10 4 (16.00%) Migration
11 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 2 (8.00%) Internet
12 2 (8.00%) DHCP
12 2 (8.00%) DNS
12 2 (8.00%) SLA
12 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
13 1 (4.00%) Windows 10

Lotus
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 25 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Domino
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (80.00%) MS Office
2 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) VPN
2 2 (8.00%) DHCP
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) Skype
3 1 (4.00%) VLAN
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Service Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (8.00%) Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Exchange Support
7 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) ITIL
2 10 (40.00%) Change Management
2 10 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 10 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 10 (40.00%) Service Management
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) ITSM
5 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Altiris
3 1 (4.00%) Infor
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