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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LPAR
Rank 580 581 519
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -62
Contract jobs citing LPAR 20 7 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.014% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.042% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 32
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£413 £325 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +23.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £230 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £338 £270
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.50
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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
17421 16845 16017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.33% 32.91% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11150 10253 9878
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 703 651
Average hourly rate £20.91 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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
London +9 13 £413 +46.66% 1
South East - 5 £380 -
West Midlands +6 2 £413 +26.92%
LPAR
UK

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 41 (71.93%) Migration
2 39 (68.42%) WebSphere
3 38 (66.67%) zOS
3 38 (66.67%) DB2
3 38 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 38 (66.67%) CICS
4 33 (57.89%) AIX
5 30 (52.63%) Linux
6 27 (47.37%) Solaris
7 25 (43.86%) CA
7 25 (43.86%) Windows
7 25 (43.86%) Introscope
7 25 (43.86%) Jython
7 25 (43.86%) CA Wily
8 17 (29.82%) WebSphere Portal
8 17 (29.82%) WebSphere Process Server
9 14 (24.56%) Mainframe
9 14 (24.56%) IBM
10 13 (22.81%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (21.05%) SAN
11 12 (21.05%) UNIX
12 11 (19.30%) Finance
13 10 (17.54%) Change Management
14 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
15 7 (12.28%) Retail
16 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
17 5 (8.77%) Hitachi
17 5 (8.77%) Process Management
17 5 (8.77%) Security Management
17 5 (8.77%) AS400

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 39 (68.42%) WebSphere
2 38 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 38 (66.67%) CICS
3 17 (29.82%) WebSphere Process Server
3 17 (29.82%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) SAN
2 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.26%) Broadband
4 1 (1.75%) DNS
4 1 (1.75%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (66.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (43.86%) Introscope
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Retail
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Administrator
2 20 (35.09%) WebSphere Administrator
3 18 (31.58%) WebSphere Specialist
4 15 (26.32%) Server Specialist
4 15 (26.32%) Applications Specialist
4 15 (26.32%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 10 (17.54%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 10 (17.54%) Analyst
5 10 (17.54%) Server Administrator
6 5 (8.77%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (8.77%) UNIX Specialist
6 5 (8.77%) UNIX Technical Specialist
7 3 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (1.75%) AS400 Administrator
9 1 (1.75%) AIX Specialist
9 1 (1.75%) Storage Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.75%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Mainframe
2 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.77%) HACMP
3 5 (8.77%) AS400
4 3 (5.26%) Clustering
4 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.51%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 38 (66.67%) zOS
2 33 (57.89%) AIX
3 30 (52.63%) Linux
4 27 (47.37%) Solaris
5 25 (43.86%) Windows
6 12 (21.05%) UNIX
7 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.26%) VMS
9 2 (3.51%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (71.93%) Migration
2 10 (17.54%) Change Management
3 5 (8.77%) Process Management
3 5 (8.77%) Asset Management
3 5 (8.77%) Security Management
4 4 (7.02%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.75%) Change Control
7 1 (1.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.75%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.75%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.75%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.75%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.86%) Jython
2 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.02%) Perl
4 3 (5.26%) sed
4 3 (5.26%) AWK
5 1 (1.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) IBM AIX Certification
1 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.26%) Veritas File System
1 3 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.75%) OpenSSH
2 1 (1.75%) PowerHA
2 1 (1.75%) GPFS
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (1.75%) NFS
2 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 25 (43.86%) CA Wily
2 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (43.86%) CA
2 14 (24.56%) IBM
3 5 (8.77%) Hitachi
4 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.26%) Symantec
5 3 (5.26%) Veritas
5 3 (5.26%) EMC
5 3 (5.26%) VMware
5 3 (5.26%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle
6 1 (1.75%) Sun
6 1 (1.75%) Remedy