The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LPAR in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LPAR over the 3 months to 19 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LPAR
Rank 580 555 503
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -52
Contract jobs citing LPAR 9 4 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.008% 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.058% 0.027% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 20
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£350 £375 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +78.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £375 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £210
% change year-on-year
- +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LPAR
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15460 14991 13695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.65% 31.74% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10102 9480 8215
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 629 778
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

LPAR
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LPAR across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

LPAR Jobs Demand Trend in England

LPAR
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LPAR across the England region.

LPAR Daily Rate Trend in England

LPAR
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LPAR across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

LPAR Daily Rate Histogram in England

LPAR
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LPAR across the England region.

LPAR Hourly Rate Trend in England

LPAR
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LPAR within the England region over the 3 months to 19 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
West Midlands - 4 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
London - - - -
LPAR
UK

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing LPAR 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 LPAR.

1 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) AIX
3 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 5 (33.33%) HACMP
3 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 5 (33.33%) AS400
4 3 (20.00%) DLPAR
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) zOS
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) DB2
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) Middleware
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (13.33%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (13.33%) GPFS
5 2 (13.33%) Replication
5 2 (13.33%) i5/OS
5 2 (13.33%) IDMS
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (13.33%) iSeries
6 1 (6.67%) QA

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing LPAR 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 LPAR. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) SSH
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) SMS
3 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DB2
1 2 (13.33%) IDMS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) AIX Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) DBA
2 2 (13.33%) AS400 Operator
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Technical Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Flex
2 1 (6.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) HACMP
1 5 (33.33%) AS400
2 3 (20.00%) DLPAR
2 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 2 (13.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) AIX
2 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) zOS
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) i5/OS
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) COBOL
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) GPFS
2 1 (6.67%) PowerHA
2 1 (6.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) IBM
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (13.33%) Cyber-Ark