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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LPAR
Rank 619 573 581
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +8
Contract jobs citing LPAR 8 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.049% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.048% 0.15% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 7
Average daily rate £490 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.29% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LPAR
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
16683 16288 16352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.56% 32.13% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10980 10006 10123
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 621 718
Average hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

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
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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -15 7 £490 -
London -19 1 - -
LPAR
UK

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (86.67%) Unix
2 9 (60.00%) AIX
2 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Migration
4 5 (33.33%) Brocade
4 5 (33.33%) Network Security
4 5 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) WAN
4 5 (33.33%) SAN
4 5 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 5 (33.33%) Service Management
5 4 (26.67%) HACMP
5 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (26.67%) Perl
5 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) Network Design
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (20.00%) Clustering
6 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (20.00%) AWK
6 3 (20.00%) Veritas File System

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) LAN
1 5 (33.33%) Network Security
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) Broadband
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Administrator
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 4 (26.67%) AIX Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (13.33%) AIX Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Network Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) AS400 Operator
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) HACMP
3 3 (20.00%) Clustering
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) AS400
4 1 (6.67%) iSeries
4 1 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Unix
2 9 (60.00%) AIX
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (20.00%) VMS
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (6.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 5 (33.33%) Service Management
3 4 (26.67%) Network Design
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (20.00%) High Availability
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 4 (26.67%) Perl
3 3 (20.00%) AWK
3 3 (20.00%) Korn
3 3 (20.00%) sed
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (20.00%) Veritas File System
2 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) NFS
3 1 (6.67%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (6.67%) nmon
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 5 (33.33%) Brocade
3 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) 3PAR
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) EMC
4 3 (20.00%) F5
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 3 (20.00%) Symantec
4 3 (20.00%) Veritas
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle