The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LPAR in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LPAR over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LPAR
Rank 134 115 137
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Contract jobs citing LPAR 3 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% 0.57% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 2.24% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 6
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£363 £253 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.56% -22.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £325
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -16.92%
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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
923 760 885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.03% 25.69% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 392 415
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 89
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £10.52 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

LPAR
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

LPAR Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LPAR
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

LPAR Daily Rate Trend in the North West

LPAR
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LPAR across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

LPAR Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

LPAR
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

LPAR Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

LPAR
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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%) HACMP
1 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 4 (66.67%) AIX
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) DLPAR
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) PowerHA
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (33.33%) GPFS
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) zOS
4 1 (16.67%) SMS
4 1 (16.67%) RACF
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) SMS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) AIX Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) HACMP
2 2 (33.33%) DLPAR
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) AIX
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) PowerHA
1 2 (33.33%) GPFS
2 1 (16.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark