The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LPAR in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LPAR over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

LPAR
UK / England
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 626 595
Rank change year-on-year +48 -31  
Contract jobs citing LPAR 7 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.014% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.048% 0.042% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 19
Median daily rate £480 £490 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.04% +15.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £418 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £490 £425
% change year-on-year -2.04% +15.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LPAR is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14544 16806 16463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.47% 32.64% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9561 11225 10217
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 509 612
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +29.72%  

LPAR
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing LPAR as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for LPAR in England

LPAR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LPAR in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for LPAR in England

LPAR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LPAR in England

LPAR
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LPAR within the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
South East +20 6 £480 -2.04%
East of England - 1 - -
LPAR
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 across the England region with a requirement for LPAR.

1 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) AIX
3 4 (50.00%) SAN
3 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (37.50%) IBM XIV
4 3 (37.50%) Network Management
4 3 (37.50%) CA
4 3 (37.50%) zOS
4 3 (37.50%) Tivoli NetView
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) FTP
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) X.25
4 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) Replication
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Brocade
4 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

LPAR
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) FTP
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) X.25
3 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) AIX Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Storage Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) IBM XIV
2 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (37.50%) Replication
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) AIX
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) zOS
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) CentOS
4 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Network Management
1 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) PowerHA
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) Brocade
2 3 (37.50%) CA
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) SAP