The table below looks at the statistics for SSH skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSH over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 503 527 534
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +7
Contract jobs citing SSH 75 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.087% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 0.64% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 25 17
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£350 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £204 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £338 £349
% change year-on-year
+2.81% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

SSH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SSH Jobs Demand Trend in England

SSH
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SSH Daily Rate Trend in England

SSH
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSH across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SSH Daily Rate Histogram in England

SSH
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSH across the England region.

SSH Hourly Rate Trend in England

SSH
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
London +36 37 £400 +6.66% 16
South West -31 14 £350 -
South East +4 13 £338 -10.00% 6
East of England -16 5 £375 -
Yorkshire -1 2 £345 - 3
North West -11 1 - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
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SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 120 (67.42%) Linux
2 79 (44.38%) UNIX
3 74 (41.57%) Apache
4 69 (38.76%) Perl
5 59 (33.15%) MySQL
6 53 (29.78%) Oracle
7 50 (28.09%) SSL
8 48 (26.97%) Windows
9 45 (25.28%) Java
9 45 (25.28%) TCP/IP
9 45 (25.28%) Firewall
10 44 (24.72%) PHP
11 41 (23.03%) DNS
11 41 (23.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 39 (21.91%) HTTP
12 39 (21.91%) Red Hat
13 38 (21.35%) SQL
14 37 (20.79%) HTML
15 36 (20.22%) Bash Shell
16 34 (19.10%) JavaScript
17 29 (16.29%) CSS
18 27 (15.17%) WebLogic
18 27 (15.17%) Shell Script
19 26 (14.61%) XML
19 26 (14.61%) Python
19 26 (14.61%) Subversion
20 25 (14.04%) Korn
20 25 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (14.04%) Solaris
20 25 (14.04%) FTP

SSH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 74 (41.57%) Apache
2 27 (15.17%) WebLogic
3 14 (7.87%) IIS
4 12 (6.74%) WebSphere
4 12 (6.74%) Tomcat
5 10 (5.62%) Moodle
6 7 (3.93%) Confluence
7 4 (2.25%) WordPress
7 4 (2.25%) nginx
8 2 (1.12%) Drupal
8 2 (1.12%) CMS
8 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.56%) CICS
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 10 (5.62%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (5.62%) Photoshop
1 10 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Magento
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.62%) Amazon S3
1 10 (5.62%) Heroku
1 10 (5.62%) GitHub
2 5 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.81%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
4 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (28.09%) SSL
2 45 (25.28%) TCP/IP
2 45 (25.28%) Firewall
3 41 (23.03%) DNS
4 39 (21.91%) HTTP
5 25 (14.04%) FTP
5 25 (14.04%) SNMP
6 23 (12.92%) VPN
7 18 (10.11%) LDAP
8 16 (8.99%) Internet
9 15 (8.43%) HTTPS
10 14 (7.87%) WAN
11 13 (7.30%) SMTP
11 13 (7.30%) IPsec
12 11 (6.18%) ATM
13 10 (5.62%) LAN
13 10 (5.62%) Ethernet
14 9 (5.06%) OpenLDAP
15 8 (4.49%) tcpdump
16 7 (3.93%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (33.15%) MySQL
2 25 (14.04%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (8.43%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.49%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.93%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.93%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.37%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.25%) Ingres
9 3 (1.69%) DB2
9 3 (1.69%) JasperReports
10 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.56%) Big Data
11 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (14.61%) Subversion
2 20 (11.24%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.18%) Cucumber
3 11 (6.18%) RSpec
4 10 (5.62%) Karma Test Runner
4 10 (5.62%) Sublime Text
5 9 (5.06%) JIRA
6 6 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (3.37%) Maven
7 4 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.25%) GCC
8 3 (1.69%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.12%) Selenium
9 2 (1.12%) Ant
10 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.56%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (8.43%) Telecoms
2 14 (7.87%) Banking
2 14 (7.87%) Finance
3 8 (4.49%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.25%) Retail
4 4 (2.25%) Marketing
4 4 (2.25%) Front Office
5 3 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.12%) Publishing
6 2 (1.12%) Automotive
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (30.34%) Developer
2 27 (15.17%) Administrator
3 17 (9.55%) Systems Administrator
3 17 (9.55%) Analyst
4 13 (7.30%) Linux Administrator
4 13 (7.30%) Python Developer
5 12 (6.74%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (6.18%) UNIX Administrator
7 10 (5.62%) Network Engineer
7 10 (5.62%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.62%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.49%) Consultant
8 8 (4.49%) PHP Developer
9 7 (3.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.93%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (3.37%) Designer
10 6 (3.37%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.37%) UNIX Specialist
11 5 (2.81%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.79%) HTML
2 29 (16.29%) CSS
3 26 (14.61%) XML
4 20 (11.24%) HTML5
5 19 (10.67%) jQuery
5 19 (10.67%) Web Services
6 17 (9.55%) AngularJS
7 16 (8.99%) RESTful
7 16 (8.99%) .NET
8 14 (7.87%) JSON
9 11 (6.18%) Hibernate
9 11 (6.18%) Middleware
9 11 (6.18%) Backbone.js
9 11 (6.18%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (5.62%) Regular Expression
11 9 (5.06%) Spring
12 7 (3.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (3.93%) Ajax
13 6 (3.37%) Spring Security
13 6 (3.37%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.24%) Open Source
3 12 (6.74%) Clustering
4 11 (6.18%) PKI
5 10 (5.62%) E-Learning
6 8 (4.49%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.93%) Equities
8 6 (3.37%) VLE
8 6 (3.37%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.25%) Learning Management System
9 4 (2.25%) IVR
10 3 (1.69%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.69%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.12%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.12%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.12%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.12%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 120 (67.42%) Linux
2 79 (44.38%) UNIX
3 48 (26.97%) Windows
4 41 (23.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (14.04%) Solaris
6 16 (8.99%) CentOS
7 10 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.62%) Mac OS
8 8 (4.49%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.81%) VMS
10 5 (2.81%) AIX
10 5 (2.81%) HPUX
11 2 (1.12%) Debian
11 2 (1.12%) SUSE
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.56%) openSUSE
12 1 (0.56%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (12.92%) OO
3 20 (11.24%) Migration
4 15 (8.43%) Problem Management
4 15 (8.43%) DevOps
5 14 (7.87%) TDD
6 11 (6.18%) Scrum
7 10 (5.62%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (5.62%) Performance Testing
7 10 (5.62%) Data Modelling
7 10 (5.62%) ITIL
8 9 (5.06%) Identity Management
8 9 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.06%) Software Engineering
9 8 (4.49%) Configuration Management
9 8 (4.49%) E-Commerce
10 7 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (3.93%) Web Development
11 6 (3.37%) Information Security
11 6 (3.37%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 69 (38.76%) Perl
2 45 (25.28%) Java
3 44 (24.72%) PHP
4 38 (21.35%) SQL
5 36 (20.22%) Bash Shell
6 34 (19.10%) JavaScript
7 27 (15.17%) Shell Script
8 26 (14.61%) Python
9 25 (14.04%) Korn
10 15 (8.43%) Ruby
11 11 (6.18%) PL/SQL
11 11 (6.18%) C++
11 11 (6.18%) sed
12 10 (5.62%) C
13 7 (3.93%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.69%) C#
14 3 (1.69%) XPath
15 2 (1.12%) Groovy
15 2 (1.12%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 17 (9.55%) Degree
2 9 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.81%) Sun Certification
5 4 (2.25%) CISSP
6 3 (1.69%) RHCE
6 3 (1.69%) CCSA
6 3 (1.69%) CCSE
7 2 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.12%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.56%) CCNP
8 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) COBIT
2 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (13.48%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.80%) NFS
3 14 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.93%) RHEV
4 7 (3.93%) OpenSSH
5 5 (2.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.69%) Postfix
6 3 (1.69%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.12%) qmail
8 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.56%) Samba
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.56%) vSphere
8 1 (0.56%) Xen
8 1 (0.56%) Squid
8 1 (0.56%) Snort
8 1 (0.56%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (5.06%) Puppet
2 3 (1.69%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.69%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (1.69%) WMI
3 2 (1.12%) SCCM
3 2 (1.12%) SCOM
3 2 (1.12%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.12%) Hyperic
3 2 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.12%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.12%) SCSM
3 2 (1.12%) Nagios
3 2 (1.12%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.56%) Netcool
4 1 (0.56%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 53 (29.78%) Oracle
2 39 (21.91%) Red Hat
3 20 (11.24%) Cisco
4 18 (10.11%) VMware
5 13 (7.30%) JBoss
6 12 (6.74%) Microsoft
7 11 (6.18%) HP
8 10 (5.62%) F5
9 8 (4.49%) Sun
10 6 (3.37%) Citrix
10 6 (3.37%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.81%) NetApp
11 5 (2.81%) Rackspace
12 4 (2.25%) Zend
12 4 (2.25%) Juniper
12 4 (2.25%) Nokia
13 3 (1.69%) Dell
13 3 (1.69%) IBM
13 3 (1.69%) Symantec
13 3 (1.69%) Google
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