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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 195 195 189
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing SSH 1 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.91% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 10
Average daily rate
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- £425 £675
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -
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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
725 769 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.97% 11.56% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 491 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) CSS
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Subversion
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) IPsec
5 2 (20.00%) Fixed Income
5 2 (20.00%) Equities
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) Reuters
5 2 (20.00%) OSPF
5 2 (20.00%) BGP
5 2 (20.00%) MySQL
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (20.00%) PHP
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) Korn

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (10.00%) CICS
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) SSL
1 2 (20.00%) OSPF
1 2 (20.00%) BGP
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) IPsec
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
1 2 (20.00%) OpenVPN
2 1 (10.00%) ICMP
2 1 (10.00%) NNTP
2 1 (10.00%) S/MIME
2 1 (10.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) FTP
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) SNMP
2 1 (10.00%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Market Data Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) Zend Framework
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) WCF
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Fixed Income
1 2 (20.00%) Equities
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (10.00%) Database Security
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) OOD
3 1 (10.00%) B2B
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) PHP
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (20.00%) Korn
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) COBOL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Reuters
1 2 (20.00%) Zend
1 2 (20.00%) MarketAxess
1 2 (20.00%) Trayport
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) IBM