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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LPAR
Rank 590 586 572
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing LPAR 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.015% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.039% 0.047% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Average daily rate £450 £388 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +39.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £363 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £183
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +119.17%
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
15327 14891 14927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.48% 31.62% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10014 9364 9160
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 641 629
Average hourly rate £21.40 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.50 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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 +19 3 £338 -10.00%
London +5 1 £450 +16.12% 1
West Midlands -13 1 £525 +23.52%
North West - 1 - -
LPAR
UK

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 16 (94.12%) AIX
2 12 (70.59%) Unix
3 11 (64.71%) HACMP
3 11 (64.71%) Migration
4 9 (52.94%) IBM
5 8 (47.06%) DB2
6 7 (41.18%) Oracle
6 7 (41.18%) Linux
6 7 (41.18%) SAN
6 7 (41.18%) High Availability
7 6 (35.29%) PowerHA
7 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
7 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
7 6 (35.29%) Perl
8 5 (29.41%) Change Management
9 4 (23.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (23.53%) VMware
9 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
9 4 (23.53%) Clustering
9 4 (23.53%) SAP
9 4 (23.53%) LAN
9 4 (23.53%) zOS
9 4 (23.53%) Legato
9 4 (23.53%) EMC
9 4 (23.53%) IBM PureFlex
9 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (23.53%) DLPAR
10 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (17.65%) Veritas File System
10 3 (17.65%) Veritas Cluster Server

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) CICS
1 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
1 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (11.76%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 4 (23.53%) LAN
3 3 (17.65%) Broadband
3 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 2 (11.76%) IPsec
4 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) SSH
5 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) DB2
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Introscope
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Unix Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) AIX Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) AIX Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Server Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Server Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) AIX Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) HACMP
2 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
3 4 (23.53%) Clustering
3 4 (23.53%) DLPAR
4 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (5.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) AIX
2 12 (70.59%) Unix
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) zOS
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Solaris
5 3 (17.65%) VMS
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Migration
2 7 (41.18%) High Availability
3 5 (29.41%) Change Management
4 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security
5 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
6 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Perl
1 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
2 3 (17.65%) AWK
2 3 (17.65%) sed
3 2 (11.76%) Jython
3 2 (11.76%) Korn
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) PowerHA
2 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) NFS
3 3 (17.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (17.65%) Veritas File System
4 2 (11.76%) GPFS
4 2 (11.76%) OpenSSH
5 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Legato
1 4 (23.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (11.76%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) IBM
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) EMC
3 4 (23.53%) SAP
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) 3PAR
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 3 (17.65%) Symantec
4 3 (17.65%) Veritas
5 2 (11.76%) CA
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy
6 1 (5.88%) Intel