The first 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 1 August 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 North West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LPAR
Rank 132 112 138
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +26
Contract jobs citing LPAR 3 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.099% 0.58% 0.093%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 2.73% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £229 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.46% -32.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £193 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £370 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £250 £383
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -34.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £67.50
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
719 587 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.75% 21.45% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 273 296
Average daily rate £385 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +1.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 35 73
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
LPAR
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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 1 August 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 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (71.43%) AIX
2 4 (57.14%) HACMP
2 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) GPFS
4 2 (28.57%) DLPAR
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (28.57%) PowerHA
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) zOS
5 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) SMS
5 1 (14.29%) IBM

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) AIX Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) HACMP
2 2 (28.57%) DLPAR
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) AIX
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) GPFS
1 2 (28.57%) PowerHA
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (14.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Informatica
3 1 (14.29%) Cyber-Ark