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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LPAR
Rank 564 585 544
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -41
Contract jobs citing LPAR 30 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.027% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.088% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 11
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£425 £300 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -36.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £475
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -36.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 +10 24 £425 +41.66% 5
London +18 15 £388 -
Scotland +9 6 £438 - 1
Edinburgh +6 6 £438 - 1
West Midlands -8 6 £438 +56.95%
Warwick - 6 £438 -
Warwickshire - 6 £438 -
City of London - 2 £313 -
North West -21 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £350 -
Bradford - 1 - -

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 25 (64.10%) Migration
2 24 (61.54%) DB2
2 24 (61.54%) zOS
3 22 (56.41%) CICS
3 22 (56.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 22 (56.41%) WebSphere
4 21 (53.85%) AIX
5 16 (41.03%) Solaris
6 14 (35.90%) Linux
6 14 (35.90%) CA
6 14 (35.90%) Windows
6 14 (35.90%) Jython
6 14 (35.90%) Introscope
6 14 (35.90%) WebSphere Process Server
6 14 (35.90%) WebSphere Portal
6 14 (35.90%) CA Wily
7 12 (30.77%) IBM
8 11 (28.21%) UNIX
8 11 (28.21%) Mainframe
9 8 (20.51%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (17.95%) SAN
11 6 (15.38%) Retail
12 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
12 5 (12.82%) Banking
12 5 (12.82%) Process Management
12 5 (12.82%) Change Management
12 5 (12.82%) Hitachi
13 2 (5.13%) Apache Flex
13 2 (5.13%) i5/OS
13 2 (5.13%) IDMS

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 22 (56.41%) CICS
1 22 (56.41%) WebSphere Application Server
1 22 (56.41%) WebSphere
2 14 (35.90%) WebSphere Process Server
2 14 (35.90%) WebSphere Portal
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) SAN
2 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (61.54%) DB2
2 2 (5.13%) IDMS
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Introscope
General
1 6 (15.38%) Retail
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Administrator
2 18 (46.15%) WebSphere Administrator
3 12 (30.77%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
3 12 (30.77%) Server Administrator
4 7 (17.95%) Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (12.82%) UNIX Specialist
5 5 (12.82%) UNIX Technical Specialist
6 4 (10.26%) WebSphere Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Mainframe DBA
7 2 (5.13%) AIX Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Server Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) AS400 Operator
7 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Server Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) DBA
8 1 (2.56%) Architect
8 1 (2.56%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.13%) Apache Flex
2 2 (5.13%) Flash
2 2 (5.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.13%) iSeries
2 2 (5.13%) AS400
2 2 (5.13%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 24 (61.54%) zOS
2 21 (53.85%) AIX
3 16 (41.03%) Solaris
4 14 (35.90%) Linux
4 14 (35.90%) Windows
5 11 (28.21%) UNIX
6 2 (5.13%) i5/OS
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
2 5 (12.82%) Process Management
2 5 (12.82%) Change Management
3 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL
4 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 14 (35.90%) CA Wily
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) CA
2 12 (30.77%) IBM
3 5 (12.82%) Hitachi
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
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