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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LPAR
Rank 562 493 539
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +46
Contract jobs citing LPAR 7 61 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.053% 0.48% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 35 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £410 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £255 £331
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £67.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £67.50
% change year-on-year
- -47.40%
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UK

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
13265 12803 13593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.07% 26.73% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8040 7974 8054
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 555 721
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.11 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
London -2 2 £281 +15.38%
West Midlands - 2 £325 -
East of England - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
LPAR
UK

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 10 (52.63%) AIX
1 10 (52.63%) Shell Script
2 9 (47.37%) UNIX
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 8 (42.11%) Migration
4 6 (31.58%) Tivoli
5 5 (26.32%) Solaris
5 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (26.32%) HACMP
5 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
6 4 (21.05%) SAN
6 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
6 4 (21.05%) Middleware
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (21.05%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (21.05%) PowerHA
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
7 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
7 3 (15.79%) Linux
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (15.79%) IBM
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (15.79%) Sun
7 3 (15.79%) EMC
7 3 (15.79%) NetApp
7 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) SSH
2 1 (5.26%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) SMS
2 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) DBA
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle DBA
1 3 (15.79%) AIX Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Systems Programmer
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Programmer
3 1 (5.26%) Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Technician
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) HACMP
2 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
2 3 (15.79%) DLPAR
3 2 (10.53%) AS400
3 2 (10.53%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) AIX
2 9 (47.37%) UNIX
3 5 (26.32%) Solaris
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.53%) zOS
6 1 (5.26%) MVS
6 1 (5.26%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) High Availability
4 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.53%) Korn
3 1 (5.26%) JCL
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) PowerHA
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (10.53%) RACF
3 2 (10.53%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Tivoli
2 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (15.79%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (15.79%) Data Guard
4 1 (5.26%) Control-M
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.79%) NetApp
3 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Sun
3 3 (15.79%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) BMC
4 1 (5.26%) CA
4 1 (5.26%) Cyber-Ark