Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 876 870 874
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -9
Contract jobs citing LPAR 13 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.015% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.038% 0.046% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 21
UK median daily rate £315 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +9.09% +26.92%
10th Percentile £298 £375 £310
90th Percentile £430 £545 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £463 £413
% change year-on-year -31.89% +12.12% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34307 34966 37326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.60% 33.09% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22763 22959 23716
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1201 1466
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £21.00 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +7.91% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.06 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.48% +10.53% +8.57%

LPAR
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LPAR as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LPAR over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LPAR in the UK

LPAR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LPAR in the UK

LPAR
Top 5 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +40 13 £315 -31.89%
UK excluding London +29 10 £315 -31.89% 1
South East +10 7 £450 -5.26%
London -5 3 £350 -
East of England - 3 £315 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 13 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (53.85%) AIX
2 7 (53.85%) Migration
3 6 (46.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (38.46%) Tivoli
4 5 (38.46%) SAN
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) SAP
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
6 3 (23.08%) High Availability
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) AS400
6 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) Apache
6 3 (23.08%) SLA
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco
7 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
7 2 (15.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (15.38%) Control-M
7 2 (15.38%) Solaris
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) Unix
7 2 (15.38%) Replication
7 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (15.38%) Brocade
7 2 (15.38%) Korn
7 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
7 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
7 2 (15.38%) iSeries

LPAR
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) AIX Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) AIX Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Subject Matter Expert
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) AS400
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) IBM XIV
2 2 (15.38%) iSeries
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) AIX
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Solaris
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 2 (15.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (7.69%) PowerHA
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Tivoli
3 2 (15.38%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) Brocade
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat