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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LPAR
Rank 650 659 631
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Contract jobs citing LPAR 2 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.024% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.011% 0.073% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 6
Median daily rate £425 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +22.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +4.28%
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
17733 19132 18715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 33.06% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11481 11975 11356
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 808 810
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.03 £18.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.93 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

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
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 4 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 30 September 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 2 £425 +3.03%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 23 (88.46%) Unix
1 23 (88.46%) IBM
2 21 (80.77%) Data Centre
3 19 (73.08%) Security Cleared
4 17 (65.38%) Data Protection
4 17 (65.38%) Service Management
4 17 (65.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 16 (61.54%) Migration
5 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
6 14 (53.85%) SAN
7 13 (50.00%) Windows
8 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
9 8 (30.77%) .NET
10 7 (26.92%) AIX
10 7 (26.92%) WAN
11 6 (23.08%) Brocade
11 6 (23.08%) Network Security
11 6 (23.08%) Linux
11 6 (23.08%) HP
11 6 (23.08%) LAN
12 5 (19.23%) Solaris
12 5 (19.23%) Oracle
12 5 (19.23%) Network Design
13 4 (15.38%) Cisco
13 4 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (15.38%) Riverbed
13 4 (15.38%) F5
14 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
14 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) GlassFish
1 2 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (7.69%) JBoss
1 2 (7.69%) Liferay
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.69%) WebLogic Portal
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) SAN
2 7 (26.92%) WAN
3 6 (23.08%) LAN
3 6 (23.08%) Network Security
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (7.69%) HTTP
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Introscope
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Architect
2 14 (53.85%) Technical Architect
3 11 (42.31%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 7 (26.92%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (15.38%) Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) Network Architect
6 3 (11.54%) Network Technical Architect
7 2 (7.69%) IBM Technical Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) AIX Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Build Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Data Architect
8 1 (3.85%) DevOps Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Unix Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (80.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) HACMP
2 2 (7.69%) IBM XIV
3 1 (3.85%) AS400
3 1 (3.85%) iSeries
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Unix
2 13 (50.00%) Windows
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (26.92%) AIX
5 6 (23.08%) Linux
6 5 (19.23%) Solaris
7 2 (7.69%) HPUX
7 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.69%) SUSE
7 2 (7.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (3.85%) OS/400
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Data Protection
1 17 (65.38%) Service Management
2 16 (61.54%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) Network Design
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) High Availability
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.85%) Korn
2 1 (3.85%) RPG
2 1 (3.85%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) Security Cleared
2 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Firmware
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (7.69%) PowerHA
3 1 (3.85%) GPFS
3 1 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 17 (65.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (7.69%) CA Wily
2 2 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) nmon
2 2 (7.69%) Puppet
2 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) IBM
2 6 (23.08%) Brocade
2 6 (23.08%) HP
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) F5
4 4 (15.38%) Riverbed
5 3 (11.54%) VMware
6 2 (7.69%) CA
6 2 (7.69%) Endeca
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Sun
7 1 (3.85%) Veritas