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 29 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
England / North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 153 123
Rank change year-on-year +17 -30  
Contract jobs citing Lotus 2 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.068% 0.29% 0.78%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.65% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
Median daily rate - £500 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £295 £325
% change year-on-year +10.16% -9.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £16.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year -33.33% +18.96%  

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 1334 1697 1698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 45.13% 45.14% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 1724 1713
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £263 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 111 162
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £18.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +8.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

Lotus
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Lotus as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 29 June 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
Cheshire +20 1 - -
Manchester +10 1 - - 2
Lotus
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for Lotus.

1 18 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 8 (44.44%) Citrix
4 8 (44.44%) Windows XP
5 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
6 6 (33.33%) Office 365
6 6 (33.33%) VPN
7 5 (27.78%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) Migration
9 3 (16.67%) Service Management
9 3 (16.67%) Change Management
9 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (11.11%) DNS
10 2 (11.11%) IBM Domino
10 2 (11.11%) DHCP
11 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
11 1 (5.56%) Data Entry
11 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
11 1 (5.56%) SCCM
11 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (5.56%) ITSM
11 1 (5.56%) Data Centre

Lotus
Co-occurring 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 18 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (11.11%) IBM Domino
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Office 365
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) Skype
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (22.22%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (11.11%) Office 365 Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Office 365 Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Exchange Support
6 1 (5.56%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 1 (5.56%) Floorwalker
6 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Support
6 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Entry
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) Altiris