The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LPAR
Rank 537 502 518
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +16
Contract jobs citing LPAR 12 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.081% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.098% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 12
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£325 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £202 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £450 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £251 £425
% change year-on-year
+27.36% -40.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £67.50
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12277 12471 13119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.76% 27.37% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7553 7707 7766
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 547 653
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £24.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
LPAR
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -9 5 £375 -
London -9 3 £850 +100.00%
East of England -14 1 £315 +25.37%
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
LPAR
UK

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 16 (66.67%) AIX
2 15 (62.50%) UNIX
3 10 (41.67%) IBM
4 9 (37.50%) HACMP
4 9 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 8 (33.33%) Migration
5 8 (33.33%) Oracle
6 6 (25.00%) Solaris
6 6 (25.00%) REXX
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
7 5 (20.83%) SAN
7 5 (20.83%) Tivoli
7 5 (20.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (20.83%) WebSphere
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (16.67%) PowerHA
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 4 (16.67%) Middleware
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (16.67%) NetApp
8 4 (16.67%) Linux
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (12.50%) Sun
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (20.83%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) NAS
2 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) DBA
1 4 (16.67%) Administrator
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (12.50%) Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) AIX Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) IT Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Programmer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.17%) SAN Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) HACMP
2 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) AS400
3 2 (8.33%) iSeries
3 2 (8.33%) DLPAR
4 1 (4.17%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (4.17%) CMDB
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) AIX
2 15 (62.50%) UNIX
3 6 (25.00%) Solaris
4 4 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) OS/400
6 1 (4.17%) zOS
6 1 (4.17%) MVS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows
6 1 (4.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Database Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) High Availability
5 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 6 (25.00%) REXX
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Korn
4 1 (4.17%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (16.67%) PowerHA
2 2 (8.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (4.17%) RACF
3 1 (4.17%) NFS
3 1 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (4.17%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Tivoli
1 5 (20.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (12.50%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.17%) Control-M
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) IBM
2 8 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
4 4 (16.67%) NetApp
5 3 (12.50%) Sun
5 3 (12.50%) EMC
6 2 (8.33%) BMC
6 2 (8.33%) CA
7 1 (4.17%) Informatica
7 1 (4.17%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) Veritas
7 1 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark