The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LPAR in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LPAR over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LPAR
Rank 412 421 400
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Contract jobs citing LPAR 2 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.040% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.027% 0.12% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
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£281 £244 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £193 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £415 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £270 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £67.50
% change year-on-year
- -47.40%
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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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7423 8071 8221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.51% 32.26% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4929 5559 5615
Average daily rate £450 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £629 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 173 220
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

LPAR
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LPAR across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

LPAR Jobs Demand Trend in London

LPAR
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LPAR across the London region.

LPAR Daily Rate Trend in London

LPAR
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LPAR across the London region.

LPAR Hourly Rate Trend in London

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (66.67%) Middleware
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) AIX
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) PowerHA
3 2 (33.33%) Korn
3 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) HACMP
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (16.67%) iSeries
4 1 (16.67%) DLPAR
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) SSH
4 1 (16.67%) Linux

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) SSH
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Technical Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) iSeries
2 1 (16.67%) DLPAR
2 1 (16.67%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) Korn
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 2 (33.33%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat