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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC)
Rank 652 643 588
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -55
Contract jobs citing LPIC 4 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.011% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.034% 0.056% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Median daily rate £325 £538 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.53% +43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £528 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £548 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
11782 10739 10430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.61% 19.45% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7314 6155 6082
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 547 534
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

LPIC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing LPIC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LPIC within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -16 4 £325 -39.53% 1
Birmingham - 4 £325 -
West Midlands - 4 £325 -

LPIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LPIC 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 LPIC.

1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) Firmware
4 4 (57.14%) NetBackup
4 4 (57.14%) Backup Exec
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) SSL
4 4 (57.14%) IBM
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) IIS
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) SCCM
4 4 (57.14%) SCOM
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) Presales
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Line Management
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
7 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (14.29%) CentOS
7 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS

LPIC
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Mac Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
2 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Line Management
1 3 (42.86%) Presales
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Firmware
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Backup Exec
1 4 (57.14%) NetBackup
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
1 4 (57.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) HP