The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LPAR in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LPAR over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LPAR
Rank 89 80 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing LPAR 1 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.073% 0.17% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.69% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
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£500 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 -
LPAR
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
416 290 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.25% 24.39% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 158 170
Average daily rate £350 £333 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 36
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.90 £29.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

LPAR
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

LPAR Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

LPAR
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

LPAR Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

LPAR
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (66.67%) AIX
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) HACMP
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) DLPAR
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) RACF
2 1 (33.33%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) SMS

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) SMS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) AIX Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) HACMP
1 2 (66.67%) DLPAR
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) RACF