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 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 602 533 573
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +40
Contract jobs citing LPAR 10 53 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.10% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.057% 0.32% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 32 14
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£338 £265 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.35% -24.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £204 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £325
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 -

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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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 13 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 19 September 2014. 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
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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 -54 6 £281 +6.13% 1
London +4 1 £238 -9.52% 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 14 (60.87%) AIX
2 11 (47.83%) Shell Script
3 10 (43.48%) UNIX
3 10 (43.48%) Oracle
4 9 (39.13%) Tivoli
4 9 (39.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (34.78%) Migration
6 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
7 6 (26.09%) HACMP
7 6 (26.09%) Linux
7 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (21.74%) EMC
9 4 (17.39%) Solaris
9 4 (17.39%) NFS
9 4 (17.39%) IBM
9 4 (17.39%) VMware
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
10 3 (13.04%) PowerHA
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (13.04%) Data Guard
10 3 (13.04%) DLPAR
10 3 (13.04%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (13.04%) Middleware
10 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle EBS

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.35%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) SSH
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) SMS
2 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (13.04%) AIX Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Programmer
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Storage Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Support
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) HACMP
2 3 (13.04%) DLPAR
2 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.70%) AS400
3 2 (8.70%) iSeries
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) AIX
2 10 (43.48%) UNIX
3 6 (26.09%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Solaris
5 2 (8.70%) zOS
6 1 (4.35%) MVS
6 1 (4.35%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) Coaching
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) Korn
2 1 (4.35%) JCL
2 1 (4.35%) REXX
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) RHCE
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) NFS
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (13.04%) PowerHA
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (8.70%) RACF
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) GPFS
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) Tivoli
1 9 (39.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Data Guard
2 3 (13.04%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (4.35%) Control-M
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
3 5 (21.74%) EMC
4 4 (17.39%) IBM
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
5 3 (13.04%) Sun
5 3 (13.04%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (4.35%) BMC
6 1 (4.35%) CA