The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LPAR
Rank 583 513 546
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +33
Contract jobs citing LPAR 11 57 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.11% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.080% 0.43% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 32 16
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£325 £250 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £200 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £359 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £250 £383
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -34.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £67.50
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13803 13390 14249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.19% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8349 8099 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 599 792
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%

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 31 July 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 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 31 July 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 -70 11 £325 +30.00%
London +14 4 £588 +141.02%
West Midlands -18 3 £325 -
Birmingham -1 1 - -
East of England -24 1 £315 +32.63%
Bedfordshire -25 1 £315 +25.37%
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (67.86%) AIX
2 16 (57.14%) UNIX
3 12 (42.86%) HACMP
4 11 (39.29%) Oracle
5 10 (35.71%) IBM
5 10 (35.71%) Shell Script
6 9 (32.14%) Migration
7 8 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (21.43%) REXX
8 6 (21.43%) Tivoli
8 6 (21.43%) Solaris
8 6 (21.43%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (17.86%) WebSphere
9 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
9 5 (17.86%) SAN
9 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
10 4 (14.29%) NetApp
10 4 (14.29%) Middleware
10 4 (14.29%) Linux
10 4 (14.29%) PowerHA
10 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (10.71%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (10.71%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (10.71%) Data Guard
11 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (10.71%) DLPAR
11 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (10.71%) Oracle9i Database

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (17.86%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) SAN
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) SMS
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) SSH
3 1 (3.57%) NAS
3 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (7.14%) DB2
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) DBA
1 4 (14.29%) Administrator
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (10.71%) Consultant
2 3 (10.71%) AIX Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) IT Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Programmer
3 2 (7.14%) Storage Specialist
3 2 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (3.57%) Architect
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.57%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) HACMP
2 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
2 3 (10.71%) DLPAR
3 2 (7.14%) iSeries
3 2 (7.14%) AS400
4 1 (3.57%) CMDB
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) AIX
2 16 (57.14%) UNIX
3 6 (21.43%) Solaris
4 4 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.14%) zOS
7 1 (3.57%) MVS
7 1 (3.57%) OS/400
7 1 (3.57%) Windows
7 1 (3.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Database Tuning
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) High Availability
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Shell Script
2 6 (21.43%) REXX
3 2 (7.14%) Korn
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (14.29%) PowerHA
3 2 (7.14%) GPFS
3 2 (7.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (7.14%) RACF
4 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.57%) SRDF
4 1 (3.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Tivoli
3 3 (10.71%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (10.71%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (3.57%) Control-M
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 10 (35.71%) IBM
3 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
4 4 (14.29%) NetApp
5 3 (10.71%) Sun
5 3 (10.71%) EMC
6 2 (7.14%) BMC
6 2 (7.14%) CA
7 1 (3.57%) Informatica
7 1 (3.57%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) Veritas
7 1 (3.57%) Cyber-Ark