The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Manchester region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LPAR
Rank 80 68 89
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Contract jobs citing LPAR 3 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.80% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 3.73% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
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£363 £211 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.59% -37.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £188 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £260 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £383
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -34.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £67.50
Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
287 241 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.22% 21.29% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 124 120
Average daily rate £375 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £211 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 29
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.38 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.17% -42.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £10.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £21.73 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
LPAR
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LPAR across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

LPAR Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

LPAR
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) HACMP
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) DLPAR
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) RACF
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) zOS
2 1 (25.00%) SMS

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) SMS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) AIX Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) HACMP
1 2 (50.00%) DLPAR
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) zOS
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) RACF