The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LPAR in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LPAR over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LPAR
UK
Rank 578 629 626
Rank change year-on-year +51 -3  
Contract jobs citing LPAR 5 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.021% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.035% 0.066% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £480 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £341 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £505 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +28.00% +7.14%  
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14367 16563 16345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 31.11% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9277 10795 9852
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 562 696
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

LPAR
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

LPAR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LPAR in the UK

LPAR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LPAR in the UK

LPAR
Top 8 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 27 March 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 +48 5 £480 +30.16%
South East +12 4 £480 +30.16%
Hampshire +15 3 £480 +20.00%
Portsmouth - 3 £480 -
Milton Keynes -1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

LPAR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) AIX
3 3 (42.86%) zOS
3 3 (42.86%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) FTP
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
3 3 (42.86%) CA
3 3 (42.86%) X.25
3 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 3 (42.86%) Network Management
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) CentOS
4 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) HPUX
5 1 (14.29%) Solaris
5 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) SAP

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 (42.86%) FTP
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) X.25
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe Programmer
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Programmer
1 3 (42.86%) Programmer
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) AIX Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) IBM XIV
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) AIX
2 3 (42.86%) zOS
3 2 (28.57%) CentOS
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
4 1 (14.29%) Debian
4 1 (14.29%) HPUX
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Network Management
1 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Brocade
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) SAP