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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LPAR
Rank 619 587 612
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Contract jobs citing LPAR 24 54 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.097% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.30% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 42 6
Median daily rate £490 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £850
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.29% +13.33%
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
17659 17863 17492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 31.95% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11429 11116 10751
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 675 702
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £45.24 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -13 24 £490 +17.01%
South East +21 19 £490 +28.94%
Hampshire +20 19 £490 +28.94%
Gosport - 8 £530 -
North West - 4 £473 -
Manchester - 2 £450 -
Merseyside - 2 £503 -
Havant +9 1 - -
London -9 1 £350 -9.67%
Portsmouth - 1 £563 -
Liverpool - 1 £510 -

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 32 (91.43%) IBM
2 26 (74.29%) Unix
3 22 (62.86%) SAN
3 22 (62.86%) Data Centre
4 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 19 (54.29%) Migration
6 18 (51.43%) SC Cleared
7 17 (48.57%) Data Protection
7 17 (48.57%) Service Management
7 17 (48.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 16 (45.71%) Windows
8 16 (45.71%) AIX
9 13 (37.14%) Windows Server
10 11 (31.43%) Linux
10 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (28.57%) Shell Script
12 8 (22.86%) VMware
12 8 (22.86%) .NET
12 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (20.00%) WAN
13 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
14 6 (17.14%) LAN
14 6 (17.14%) HP
14 6 (17.14%) PowerHA
14 6 (17.14%) Network Security
14 6 (17.14%) Brocade
15 5 (14.29%) Network Design
15 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
15 5 (14.29%) Oracle

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) GlassFish
1 2 (5.71%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (5.71%) JBoss
1 2 (5.71%) Liferay
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.71%) WebLogic Portal
1 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
1 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) IaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (62.86%) SAN
2 7 (20.00%) WAN
3 6 (17.14%) LAN
3 6 (17.14%) Network Security
4 3 (8.57%) Broadband
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.71%) HTTP
6 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.86%) Firewall
6 1 (2.86%) SSH
6 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Introscope
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Architect
2 14 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (20.00%) Administrator
4 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 7 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (11.43%) AIX Administrator
5 4 (11.43%) Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (8.57%) Network Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Network Technical Architect
7 2 (5.71%) AIX Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) IBM Technical Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Unix Administrator
8 1 (2.86%) Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) AS400 Operator
8 1 (2.86%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (5.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (62.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) Clustering
2 5 (14.29%) HACMP
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) AS400
4 2 (5.71%) IBM XIV
4 2 (5.71%) iSeries
5 1 (2.86%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Unix
2 16 (45.71%) AIX
2 16 (45.71%) Windows
3 13 (37.14%) Windows Server
4 11 (31.43%) Linux
4 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (11.43%) Solaris
7 3 (8.57%) VMS
8 2 (5.71%) HPUX
8 2 (5.71%) SUSE
8 2 (5.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.86%) OS/400
9 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Migration
2 17 (48.57%) Data Protection
2 17 (48.57%) Service Management
3 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (14.29%) Network Design
4 4 (11.43%) High Availability
4 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) Change Management
5 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (8.57%) Storage Virtualisation
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.71%) SOA
7 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.86%) DevOps
7 1 (2.86%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 4 (11.43%) Perl
3 3 (8.57%) AWK
3 3 (8.57%) sed
4 2 (5.71%) Korn
5 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.86%) RPG
5 1 (2.86%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (51.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.14%) PowerHA
3 3 (8.57%) Firmware
3 3 (8.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (8.57%) Veritas File System
3 3 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.86%) GPFS
5 1 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 17 (48.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (11.43%) nmon
3 2 (5.71%) CA Wily
3 2 (5.71%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Puppet
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (5.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) IBM
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (17.14%) Brocade
4 6 (17.14%) HP
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco
6 4 (11.43%) F5
6 4 (11.43%) Riverbed
6 4 (11.43%) Veritas
7 3 (8.57%) 3PAR
7 3 (8.57%) EMC
7 3 (8.57%) Symantec
8 2 (5.71%) CA
8 2 (5.71%) Endeca