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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LPAR
Rank 614 601 533
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -68
Contract jobs citing LPAR 19 9 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.016% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.050% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 33
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£413 £325 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +23.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £338 £265
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +27.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
18754 17991 17104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.09% 32.21% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11771 10808 10374
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 749 700
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.46 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 11 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 4 September 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 +9 19 £413 +46.66% 2
London +19 13 £413 +73.68% 1
South East - 4 £380 -
West Midlands +10 2 £413 +26.92%
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 £413 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £380 -
Warwickshire - 2 £413 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £380 -

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 49 (76.56%) Migration
2 47 (73.44%) WebSphere
3 46 (71.88%) zOS
3 46 (71.88%) DB2
3 46 (71.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 46 (71.88%) CICS
4 36 (56.25%) AIX
5 34 (53.13%) Linux
6 30 (46.88%) Solaris
7 29 (45.31%) CA
7 29 (45.31%) Windows
7 29 (45.31%) Introscope
7 29 (45.31%) Jython
7 29 (45.31%) CA Wily
8 21 (32.81%) WebSphere Portal
8 21 (32.81%) WebSphere Process Server
9 18 (28.13%) Mainframe
10 17 (26.56%) WebSphere MQ
11 14 (21.88%) IBM
12 12 (18.75%) SAN
13 11 (17.19%) UNIX
13 11 (17.19%) Finance
14 10 (15.63%) Change Management
15 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
16 7 (10.94%) Retail
17 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
18 5 (7.81%) Hitachi
18 5 (7.81%) Process Management
18 5 (7.81%) Security Management
18 5 (7.81%) AS400

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 47 (73.44%) WebSphere
2 46 (71.88%) WebSphere Application Server
2 46 (71.88%) CICS
3 21 (32.81%) WebSphere Process Server
3 21 (32.81%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.56%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) SAN
2 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.69%) Broadband
4 1 (1.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) Internet
4 1 (1.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (71.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (45.31%) Introscope
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Retail
3 5 (7.81%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (50.00%) Administrator
2 28 (43.75%) WebSphere Administrator
3 18 (28.13%) WebSphere Specialist
4 15 (23.44%) Server Specialist
4 15 (23.44%) Applications Specialist
4 15 (23.44%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 14 (21.88%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 14 (21.88%) Server Administrator
6 13 (20.31%) Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) UNIX Technical Specialist
7 5 (7.81%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (7.81%) UNIX Specialist
8 3 (4.69%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (1.56%) AS400 Administrator
10 1 (1.56%) AIX Specialist
10 1 (1.56%) Storage Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.13%) Mainframe
2 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.81%) AS400
4 4 (6.25%) HACMP
5 3 (4.69%) Clustering
5 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.13%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 46 (71.88%) zOS
2 36 (56.25%) AIX
3 34 (53.13%) Linux
4 30 (46.88%) Solaris
5 29 (45.31%) Windows
6 11 (17.19%) UNIX
7 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.69%) VMS
9 2 (3.13%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (76.56%) Migration
2 10 (15.63%) Change Management
3 5 (7.81%) Process Management
3 5 (7.81%) Asset Management
3 5 (7.81%) Security Management
4 4 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.69%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (4.69%) Data Migration
5 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.56%) Change Control
7 1 (1.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.56%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.56%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.56%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.56%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 29 (45.31%) Jython
2 5 (7.81%) Shell Script
3 4 (6.25%) Perl
4 3 (4.69%) sed
4 3 (4.69%) AWK
5 1 (1.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (1.56%) IBM AIX Certification
1 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) VMware ESX
1 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.69%) Veritas File System
1 3 (4.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.56%) OpenSSH
2 1 (1.56%) PowerHA
2 1 (1.56%) GPFS
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (1.56%) NFS
2 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 29 (45.31%) CA Wily
2 2 (3.13%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (45.31%) CA
2 14 (21.88%) IBM
3 5 (7.81%) Hitachi
4 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.69%) Symantec
5 3 (4.69%) Veritas
5 3 (4.69%) EMC
5 3 (4.69%) VMware
5 3 (4.69%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle
6 1 (1.56%) Sun
6 1 (1.56%) Remedy