The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for LPIC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC)
UK
Rank 597 627 620
Rank change year-on-year +30 -7  
Contract jobs citing LPIC 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.021% 0.009% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £195 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LPIC is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9304 11046 10508
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.91% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5913 6885 5992
Median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 403 472
Median hourly rate £29.92 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.21% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.02 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

LPIC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LPIC in the UK

LPIC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LPIC in the UK

LPIC
Top 4 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 23 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 +36 2 £195 - 1
Woking - 2 £195 -
Surrey - 2 £195 - 1
South East - 2 £195 - 1

LPIC
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) RHCE
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Firmware
1 2 (100.00%) JNCIA
1 2 (100.00%) JNCIS
1 2 (100.00%) CMDB
1 2 (100.00%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (100.00%) BICSI Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre

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:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) Spreadsheet
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) CMDB
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) BICSI Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) JNCIA
1 2 (100.00%) JNCIS
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft