The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LPAR in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LPAR over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LPAR
Rank 617 605 583
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -22
Contract jobs citing LPAR 9 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.054% 0.043% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate £400 £388 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +39.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £363 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £425 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £183
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +119.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

LPAR
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LPAR within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 February 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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LPAR within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 6 £450 +16.12% 1
South East +19 3 £338 -10.00%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £338 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £338 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
London +5 1 £450 +16.12%
West Midlands -13 1 £525 +23.52%
Birmingham - 1 £525 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £350 -
City of London - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £350 -
Wales - 1 £350 -

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 19 (95.00%) AIX
2 12 (60.00%) Unix
2 12 (60.00%) IBM
3 11 (55.00%) HACMP
3 11 (55.00%) Migration
4 10 (50.00%) SAN
5 8 (40.00%) DB2
5 8 (40.00%) Linux
5 8 (40.00%) Shell Script
5 8 (40.00%) PowerHA
6 7 (35.00%) High Availability
6 7 (35.00%) Oracle
7 6 (30.00%) Perl
7 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (25.00%) Change Management
8 5 (25.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
9 4 (20.00%) Clustering
9 4 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (20.00%) Windows
9 4 (20.00%) SAP
9 4 (20.00%) LAN
9 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 4 (20.00%) zOS
9 4 (20.00%) Legato
9 4 (20.00%) EMC
9 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (20.00%) DLPAR
9 4 (20.00%) IBM PureFlex

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) CICS
1 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) Broadband
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 2 (10.00%) IPsec
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (5.00%) SSH
5 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) DB2
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Introscope
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Unix Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) AIX Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) AIX Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) AIX Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Server Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Server Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) HACMP
2 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (20.00%) Clustering
3 4 (20.00%) DLPAR
4 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) AIX
2 12 (60.00%) Unix
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) zOS
5 3 (15.00%) Solaris
5 3 (15.00%) VMS
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Migration
2 7 (35.00%) High Availability
3 5 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security
5 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
6 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (15.00%) AWK
3 3 (15.00%) sed
4 2 (10.00%) Jython
4 2 (10.00%) Korn
5 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) IBM AIX Certification
2 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) PowerHA
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (15.00%) NFS
4 3 (15.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (15.00%) Veritas File System
5 2 (10.00%) GPFS
5 2 (10.00%) OpenSSH
6 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Legato
1 4 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (10.00%) CA Wily
3 1 (5.00%) nmon
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) IBM
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) EMC
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (20.00%) SAP
5 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (15.00%) Symantec
5 3 (15.00%) Veritas
6 2 (10.00%) CA
6 2 (10.00%) Remedy
7 1 (5.00%) Intel