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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LPAR
Rank 622 553 558
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +5
Contract jobs citing LPAR 7 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.053% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.039% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 12
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£350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
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
17928 16602 17065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.77% 31.52% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11189 10381 9991
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 670 845
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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 20 October 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 14 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 20 October 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 -48 3 £369 +34.09% 2
London +11 1 £238 -36.66%
Milton Keynes - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 8 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 7 (38.89%) Tivoli
3 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 7 (38.89%) Migration
4 6 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
5 5 (27.78%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (22.22%) EMC
6 4 (22.22%) HACMP
6 4 (22.22%) NFS
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
7 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (16.67%) DLPAR
7 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (11.11%) Banking
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (11.11%) Coaching
8 2 (11.11%) iSeries
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
8 2 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
8 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
8 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) SSH
2 1 (5.56%) LDAP
2 1 (5.56%) SMS
2 1 (5.56%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) AIX Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) DBA
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Support
4 1 (5.56%) Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) HACMP
2 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (16.67%) DLPAR
3 2 (11.11%) AS400
3 2 (11.11%) iSeries
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) AIX
2 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Solaris
5 1 (5.56%) OS/400
5 1 (5.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) COBOL
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
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%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) PowerHA
3 1 (5.56%) GPFS
3 1 (5.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Tivoli
2 6 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
4 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (11.11%) NetApp
4 2 (11.11%) IBM
4 2 (11.11%) Sun
5 1 (5.56%) Cyber-Ark
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