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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LPAR
Rank 406 420 416
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing LPAR 13 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.054% 0.008% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.022% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 8
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£413 £281 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £246 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £316 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £338 £270
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.50
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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
8764 8962 9756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.41% 37.38% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6061 5962 6653
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 183 197
Average hourly rate £21.35 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LPAR across the London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

LPAR Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 2015, 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 28 (82.35%) DB2
1 28 (82.35%) WebSphere Application Server
1 28 (82.35%) zOS
1 28 (82.35%) CICS
1 28 (82.35%) Migration
1 28 (82.35%) WebSphere
2 19 (55.88%) CA Wily
2 19 (55.88%) Jython
2 19 (55.88%) CA
2 19 (55.88%) Introscope
2 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) AIX
2 19 (55.88%) Solaris
2 19 (55.88%) Linux
3 13 (38.24%) WebSphere Portal
3 13 (38.24%) WebSphere Process Server
4 9 (26.47%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (26.47%) Mainframe
5 6 (17.65%) Finance
6 5 (14.71%) Hitachi
6 5 (14.71%) Process Management
6 5 (14.71%) Change Management
6 5 (14.71%) UNIX
6 5 (14.71%) IBM
6 5 (14.71%) SAN
6 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
6 5 (14.71%) Banking
6 5 (14.71%) Retail
6 5 (14.71%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 28 (82.35%) WebSphere Application Server
1 28 (82.35%) CICS
1 28 (82.35%) WebSphere
2 13 (38.24%) WebSphere Portal
2 13 (38.24%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (82.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (55.88%) Introscope
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Banking
2 5 (14.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) WebSphere Specialist
2 13 (38.24%) Applications Specialist
2 13 (38.24%) Administrator
2 13 (38.24%) Server Specialist
2 13 (38.24%) WebSphere Server Specialist
3 12 (35.29%) WebSphere Administrator
4 6 (17.65%) Server Administrator
4 6 (17.65%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 5 (14.71%) UNIX Technical Specialist
5 5 (14.71%) Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (14.71%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) AS400 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Mainframe
2 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 28 (82.35%) zOS
2 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) AIX
2 19 (55.88%) Solaris
2 19 (55.88%) Linux
3 5 (14.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) Asset Management
2 5 (14.71%) Process Management
2 5 (14.71%) Change Management
3 1 (2.94%) Security Management
3 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) Jython
Systems Management
1 19 (55.88%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) CA
2 5 (14.71%) Hitachi
2 5 (14.71%) IBM