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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LPAR
Rank 604 570 541
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -29
Contract jobs citing LPAR 8 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.016% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.047% 0.050% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 16
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£338 £375 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +78.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £355 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £435 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £195
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +79.48%
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
17154 16116 15213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.16% 31.59% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10993 10049 8875
Average daily rate £413 £401 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 674 844
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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
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 18 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 27 November 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 +1 7 £325 -21.21% 2
West Midlands - 2 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
London - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 10 (55.56%) AIX
2 7 (38.89%) UNIX
2 7 (38.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (33.33%) Migration
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (27.78%) AS400
4 5 (27.78%) IBM
4 5 (27.78%) Oracle
4 5 (27.78%) HACMP
4 5 (27.78%) Tivoli
5 4 (22.22%) NFS
5 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 3 (16.67%) iSeries
6 3 (16.67%) DLPAR
6 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (16.67%) SAN
7 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.11%) EMC
7 2 (11.11%) RHCE
7 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (11.11%) Middleware
7 2 (11.11%) Replication
7 2 (11.11%) Banking
7 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 1 (5.56%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) SSH
3 1 (5.56%) LDAP
3 1 (5.56%) SMS
3 1 (5.56%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) AIX Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) AS400 Operator
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Support
3 1 (5.56%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Flex
2 1 (5.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) AS400
1 5 (27.78%) HACMP
2 3 (16.67%) iSeries
2 3 (16.67%) DLPAR
3 2 (11.11%) Replication
4 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) AIX
2 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) i5/OS
5 1 (5.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Coaching
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) COBOL
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) RHCE
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) NFS
2 2 (11.11%) GPFS
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) PowerHA
3 1 (5.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (27.78%) IBM
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) EMC
4 2 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark