The table below looks at the statistics for SSH skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSH over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 150 187 194
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +7
Contract jobs citing SSH 3 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.095% 0.019% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 0.14% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate £356 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 - £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 - £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-60.00% -
SSH
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
335 694 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.65% 13.50% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 502 451
Average daily rate £413 £388 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

SSH
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSH across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSH Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SSH
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSH across the City of London region.

SSH Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SSH 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 SSH.

1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (60.00%) Solaris
3 6 (60.00%) Apache
3 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (60.00%) Squid
3 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) CFEngine
4 5 (50.00%) Mobile Computing
4 5 (50.00%) RHCSA
4 5 (50.00%) Ansible
4 5 (50.00%) Nagios
4 5 (50.00%) Middleware
4 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (50.00%) RHCE
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) LDAP
4 5 (50.00%) MySQL
4 5 (50.00%) IBM
5 4 (40.00%) FTP
5 4 (40.00%) Unix
5 4 (40.00%) Service Management
5 4 (40.00%) Low Latency
5 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
5 4 (40.00%) Cobbler
5 4 (40.00%) Front Office

SSH
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SSH 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 SSH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) LDAP
3 4 (40.00%) FTP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) SMTP
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) BGP
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (10.00%) Firewall
6 1 (10.00%) HTTP
6 1 (10.00%) IGRP
6 1 (10.00%) IMAP
6 1 (10.00%) Internet
6 1 (10.00%) IPsec
6 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (10.00%) MRTG
6 1 (10.00%) OSPF
6 1 (10.00%) SNMP
6 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Front Office
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Linux Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Security Advisor
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) POSIX
2 1 (10.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) CESG
3 1 (10.00%) CLARiiON
3 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Solaris
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) SUSE
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) CentOS
6 1 (10.00%) Debian
6 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) Low Latency
2 4 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) ISMS
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) OWASP
3 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Korn
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) RHCE
1 5 (50.00%) RHCSA
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CEH
3 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Squid
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) NFS
3 3 (30.00%) Samba
4 2 (20.00%) Sendmail
4 2 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) Ceph
5 1 (10.00%) Dovecot
5 1 (10.00%) iptables
5 1 (10.00%) KVM
5 1 (10.00%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Ansible
1 5 (50.00%) CFEngine
1 5 (50.00%) Nagios
2 4 (40.00%) Cobbler
3 1 (10.00%) BladeLogic
3 1 (10.00%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (10.00%) Cacti
3 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (10.00%) RANCID
3 1 (10.00%) systemd
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) Veritas
5 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (10.00%) BMC
5 1 (10.00%) CA
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) Supermicro