The table below looks at the statistics for LPIC in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LPIC over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC)
Rank 602 573 592
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +19
Contract jobs citing LPIC 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.095% 0.011% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£475 £238 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £238 -
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10493 9241 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.86% 17.55% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5969 5069 5210
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 479 624
Average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

LPIC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LPIC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

LPIC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LPIC
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LPIC within the UK.

LPIC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LPIC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LPIC within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

LPIC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LPIC
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 LPIC within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England -8 9 £475 +100.00% 1
London - 6 £525 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £400 -
South West - 3 £400 -
East of England - - - -
South East - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

LPIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LPIC 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 LPIC.

1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (71.43%) Internet
3 14 (66.67%) Squid
3 14 (66.67%) Load Balancing
3 14 (66.67%) Zenoss
3 14 (66.67%) CCENT
3 14 (66.67%) F5
3 14 (66.67%) Juniper
3 14 (66.67%) Perl
3 14 (66.67%) LDAP
3 14 (66.67%) SMTP
3 14 (66.67%) HTTP
3 14 (66.67%) DNS
3 14 (66.67%) SSL
3 14 (66.67%) Cisco
4 12 (57.14%) ITIL
5 10 (47.62%) qmail
6 5 (23.81%) Banking
6 5 (23.81%) Python
6 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) MCSE
7 4 (19.05%) .NET
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (19.05%) CruiseControl
7 4 (19.05%) Subversion
7 4 (19.05%) Software Packaging
7 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (19.05%) Computer Security

LPIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LPIC 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 LPIC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Internet
2 14 (66.67%) LDAP
2 14 (66.67%) SMTP
2 14 (66.67%) HTTP
2 14 (66.67%) DNS
2 14 (66.67%) SSL
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) CruiseControl
1 4 (19.05%) Subversion
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 4 (19.05%) International Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Systems Administrator
2 15 (71.43%) Administrator
2 15 (71.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 15 (71.43%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Support
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
1 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
1 4 (19.05%) Software Packaging
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
2 2 (9.52%) CentOS
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) SUSE
3 1 (4.76%) Debian
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 12 (57.14%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) Computer Security
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Perl
2 5 (23.81%) Python
3 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
4 3 (14.29%) C
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) CCENT
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) MCSE
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) RHCE
3 2 (9.52%) RHCT
4 1 (4.76%) Linux+ Certification
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Squid
2 10 (47.62%) qmail
Systems Management
1 14 (66.67%) Zenoss
2 2 (9.52%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
1 14 (66.67%) Juniper
1 14 (66.67%) F5
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat