The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LPAR in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LPAR over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LPAR
Rank 120 - 109
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LPAR 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.080% - 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £331
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £67.50
% change year-on-year
- -47.40%
LPAR
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
487 419 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.53% 19.53% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 215 206
Average daily rate £350 £320 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £504 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 33
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -41.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £10.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £30.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

LPAR
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LPAR across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

LPAR Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

LPAR
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LPAR across the West Midlands region.

LPAR Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LPAR
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LPAR across the West Midlands region.

LPAR Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LPAR
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LPAR within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Birmingham - 1 - -
LPAR
England

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) AIX
2 3 (50.00%) Solaris
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (50.00%) Sun
2 3 (50.00%) EMC
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (50.00%) Data Guard
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) AS400
4 1 (16.67%) RACF
4 1 (16.67%) JCL
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Control-M
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (16.67%) REXX

LPAR
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (16.67%) CICS
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) DBA
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) AIX
1 3 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) zOS
2 1 (16.67%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) JCL
2 1 (16.67%) REXX
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (16.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (50.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (16.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Sun
1 3 (50.00%) EMC
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) CA