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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LPAR
Rank 391 404 408
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Contract jobs citing LPAR 16 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.068% 0.017% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.045% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 7
Average daily rate
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£413 £588 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% +123.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £264 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £850 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £320 £250
% change year-on-year
+28.90% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
8481 8835 9500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.99% 37.46% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5945 5973 6446
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
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 166 166 213
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.29 £14.04 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 25 (80.65%) DB2
1 25 (80.65%) WebSphere Application Server
1 25 (80.65%) zOS
1 25 (80.65%) CICS
1 25 (80.65%) Migration
1 25 (80.65%) WebSphere
2 17 (54.84%) Jython
2 17 (54.84%) CA
2 17 (54.84%) Introscope
2 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) AIX
2 17 (54.84%) Solaris
2 17 (54.84%) Linux
2 17 (54.84%) CA Wily
3 13 (41.94%) WebSphere Process Server
3 13 (41.94%) WebSphere Portal
4 8 (25.81%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (25.81%) Mainframe
5 6 (19.35%) Finance
6 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
6 5 (16.13%) Banking
6 5 (16.13%) Retail
6 5 (16.13%) Asset Management
6 5 (16.13%) Hitachi
6 5 (16.13%) Process Management
6 5 (16.13%) Change Management
6 5 (16.13%) UNIX
6 5 (16.13%) IBM
6 5 (16.13%) SAN
7 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 25 (80.65%) WebSphere Application Server
1 25 (80.65%) CICS
1 25 (80.65%) WebSphere
2 13 (41.94%) WebSphere Portal
2 13 (41.94%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (80.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (54.84%) Introscope
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
2 5 (16.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) WebSphere Specialist
2 12 (38.71%) Administrator
3 11 (35.48%) WebSphere Administrator
3 11 (35.48%) Server Specialist
3 11 (35.48%) Applications Specialist
3 11 (35.48%) WebSphere Server Specialist
4 6 (19.35%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 6 (19.35%) Server Administrator
5 5 (16.13%) Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (16.13%) UNIX Specialist
5 5 (16.13%) UNIX Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) AS400 Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Mainframe
2 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) zOS
2 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) AIX
2 17 (54.84%) Solaris
2 17 (54.84%) Linux
3 5 (16.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Migration
2 5 (16.13%) Asset Management
2 5 (16.13%) Process Management
2 5 (16.13%) Change Management
3 1 (3.23%) Security Management
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Jython
Systems Management
1 17 (54.84%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) CA
2 5 (16.13%) Hitachi
2 5 (16.13%) IBM