The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LPAR in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LPAR over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LPAR
Rank 636 598 605
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +7
Contract jobs citing LPAR 11 38 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.068% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.061% 0.21% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 28 7
Median daily rate £490 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £319 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.29% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18138 17716 17503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.63% 31.72% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11806 10730 10682
Median daily rate £425 £420 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 700 759
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

LPAR
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing LPAR as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

LPAR Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LPAR
Daily Rate Trend

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

LPAR Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LPAR
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LPAR within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

LPAR Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LPAR
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LPAR within the UK.

LPAR Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LPAR
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LPAR within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -45 8 £490 +38.02% 1
Hampshire +7 7 £490 -
South East 0 7 £490 -
Edinburgh -16 2 £550 +25.71%
Scotland -19 2 £550 +25.71%
Havant +8 1 - -
London -26 1 - -
Wales - 1 £350 -
Gosport - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £350 -
South Wales - 1 £350 -

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LPAR also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for LPAR.

1 14 (70.00%) AIX
1 14 (70.00%) IBM
2 13 (65.00%) Unix
3 10 (50.00%) SAN
4 9 (45.00%) Shell Script
4 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
5 7 (35.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) Migration
6 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (25.00%) Brocade
7 5 (25.00%) Network Security
7 5 (25.00%) VMware
7 5 (25.00%) LAN
7 5 (25.00%) WAN
7 5 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (25.00%) Service Management
7 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (25.00%) PowerHA
8 4 (20.00%) HACMP
8 4 (20.00%) Perl
8 4 (20.00%) Project Management
8 4 (20.00%) Degree
8 4 (20.00%) QA
8 4 (20.00%) Network Design
9 3 (15.00%) Korn
9 3 (15.00%) Data Migration

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (25.00%) LAN
2 5 (25.00%) Network Security
2 5 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (15.00%) Broadband
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Administrator
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
1 5 (25.00%) Consultant
1 5 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (20.00%) AIX Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) AIX Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) AS400 Operator
5 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) HACMP
3 3 (15.00%) Clustering
3 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) AS400
4 1 (5.00%) iSeries
4 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) AIX
2 13 (65.00%) Unix
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.00%) VMS
5 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (25.00%) Service Management
3 4 (20.00%) Network Design
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.00%) High Availability
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (20.00%) Perl
3 3 (15.00%) AWK
3 3 (15.00%) Korn
3 3 (15.00%) sed
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) PowerHA
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (15.00%) Veritas File System
2 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (10.00%) nmon
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) IBM
2 5 (25.00%) Brocade
2 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) EMC
3 3 (15.00%) F5
3 3 (15.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (15.00%) Symantec
3 3 (15.00%) Veritas
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle