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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LPAR
UK
Rank 591 614 614
Rank change year-on-year
+23 0
Contract jobs citing LPAR 5 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.020% 0.012%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.036% 0.063% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Median daily rate £475 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £343 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.76%
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
14008 15787 15511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.89% 30.86% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8998 10203 9585
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 569 636
Median hourly rate £19.05 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.39% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.34 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

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 6 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +27 5 £475 +11.76%
South East +16 4 £475 +28.81%
Hampshire +15 4 £475 +18.75%
Portsmouth - 4 £475 -
East of England - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) CA
2 3 (50.00%) zOS
2 3 (50.00%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (50.00%) X.25
2 3 (50.00%) AIX
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) FTP
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (50.00%) Network Management
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) CentOS
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (16.67%) HPUX
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Clustering
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) FTP
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) X.25
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe Programmer
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
1 3 (50.00%) Network Programmer
1 3 (50.00%) Programmer
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) AIX Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) AIX
1 3 (50.00%) zOS
2 2 (33.33%) CentOS
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) Debian
3 1 (16.67%) HPUX
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Network Management
1 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) CA
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) VMware