The table below looks at the statistics for SSH skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSH over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 483 558 508
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -50
Contract jobs citing SSH 138 80 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 1.09% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 35 66
Median daily rate £475 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £257 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £558 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £451 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.38% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £187.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 £187.50 -
% change year-on-year
-73.76% -
SSH
UK

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
8052 7335 6963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.17% 14.19% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4986 4270 3756
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 450 407
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

SSH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SSH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
London +46 75 £463 +27.58% 6
South East +20 29 £494 -1.25% 7
East of England +14 9 £500 +32.49% 1
North East - 9 £400 -
South West +8 6 £343 -41.70% 4
Yorkshire +3 6 £400 +77.77%
North West -8 2 £406 +20.37% 2
West Midlands - 2 £451 -
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SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SSH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SSH.

1 146 (62.13%) Linux
2 117 (49.79%) Oracle
3 102 (43.40%) DNS
4 91 (38.72%) DevOps
5 88 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (36.60%) Unix
7 85 (36.17%) Git (software)
8 75 (31.91%) Maven
8 75 (31.91%) Windows
8 75 (31.91%) Apache
9 74 (31.49%) Configuration Management
9 74 (31.49%) Security Cleared
10 73 (31.06%) JIRA
11 72 (30.64%) VMware
12 71 (30.21%) Puppet
13 69 (29.36%) Amazon AWS
14 67 (28.51%) SC Cleared
15 65 (27.66%) Jenkins
16 63 (26.81%) Docker
17 62 (26.38%) Ansible
18 61 (25.96%) Firewall
19 55 (23.40%) Confluence
19 55 (23.40%) OpenLDAP
20 54 (22.98%) Ruby
20 54 (22.98%) SSL
21 53 (22.55%) Scrum
21 53 (22.55%) Kubernetes
22 52 (22.13%) Continuous Delivery
23 51 (21.70%) Sonatype Nexus
23 51 (21.70%) Continuous Integration

SSH
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 75 (31.91%) Apache
2 55 (23.40%) Confluence
3 47 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (8.94%) Tomcat
5 14 (5.96%) JBoss
6 13 (5.53%) MS Exchange
7 10 (4.26%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.98%) SharePoint
8 7 (2.98%) WebSphere
9 6 (2.55%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.70%) WordPress
11 3 (1.28%) CMS
11 3 (1.28%) IIS
11 3 (1.28%) iPlanet
11 3 (1.28%) Moodle
11 3 (1.28%) MQSeries
11 3 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (20.85%) HipChat
2 20 (8.51%) MS Excel
3 16 (6.81%) MS Office
4 12 (5.11%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.28%) MS Project
7 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (29.36%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.85%) GitHub
4 2 (0.85%) IaaS
4 2 (0.85%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 102 (43.40%) DNS
2 61 (25.96%) Firewall
3 55 (23.40%) OpenLDAP
4 54 (22.98%) SSL
5 50 (21.28%) FTP
6 49 (20.85%) HTTP
6 49 (20.85%) OpenVPN
7 47 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 35 (14.89%) LDAP
9 32 (13.62%) Internet
9 32 (13.62%) VPN
10 22 (9.36%) SAN
11 21 (8.94%) NAS
12 20 (8.51%) SMTP
13 17 (7.23%) IPsec
14 15 (6.38%) BGP
14 15 (6.38%) Telnet
15 13 (5.53%) BIG-IP
16 12 (5.11%) DHCP
17 10 (4.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.30%) PostgreSQL
2 42 (17.87%) Hadoop
3 26 (11.06%) MySQL
4 19 (8.09%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.40%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.55%) DB2
7 5 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.28%) Riak
9 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 85 (36.17%) Git (software)
2 75 (31.91%) Maven
3 73 (31.06%) JIRA
4 65 (27.66%) Jenkins
5 51 (21.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 49 (20.85%) JUnit
7 48 (20.43%) Ant
8 45 (19.15%) JIRA Agile
9 44 (18.72%) SonarQube
10 42 (17.87%) Liquibase
11 37 (15.74%) Bitbucket
12 17 (7.23%) Subversion
13 6 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (2.13%) Eclipse
14 5 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (1.70%) Zephyr
16 3 (1.28%) Cucumber
16 3 (1.28%) SoapUI
17 2 (0.85%) Hudson
17 2 (0.85%) IntelliJ
General
1 26 (11.06%) Finance
2 10 (4.26%) Banking
3 7 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.13%) Electronics
4 5 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.13%) Marketing
5 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.85%) Advertising
6 2 (0.85%) Billing
6 2 (0.85%) Games
6 2 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) French Language
7 1 (0.43%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (9.79%) Consultant
2 23 (9.79%) Developer
3 18 (7.66%) Lead DevOps
4 17 (7.23%) Linux Engineer
4 17 (7.23%) Senior DevOps
4 17 (7.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 14 (5.96%) Administrator
5 14 (5.96%) Applications Support
5 14 (5.96%) Technical Leader
6 12 (5.11%) Analyst
6 12 (5.11%) Linux Support
6 12 (5.11%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.11%) Unix Support
7 11 (4.68%) Network Engineer
8 10 (4.26%) AWS DevOps
8 10 (4.26%) AWS Engineer
8 10 (4.26%) Java Developer
8 10 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (3.83%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (19.57%) MCollective
2 45 (19.15%) ELK Stack
3 42 (17.87%) Software Packaging
4 22 (9.36%) SOAP
5 21 (8.94%) REST
6 18 (7.66%) Web Services
7 16 (6.81%) LAMP
8 13 (5.53%) SAML
9 12 (5.11%) Middleware
10 9 (3.83%) CSS
10 9 (3.83%) HTML
11 6 (2.55%) J2EE
11 6 (2.55%) JMS
12 5 (2.13%) IBM Integration Bus
12 5 (2.13%) jQuery
12 5 (2.13%) XML
13 4 (1.70%) .NET
13 4 (1.70%) Gherkin
13 4 (1.70%) Java EE
13 4 (1.70%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.36%) Client/Server
2 21 (8.94%) Management Information System
3 19 (8.09%) Data Centre
4 16 (6.81%) Computer Science
5 15 (6.38%) Cryptography
5 15 (6.38%) PKI
6 13 (5.53%) CESG
7 12 (5.11%) Wiki
8 10 (4.26%) Virtual Team
9 9 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (3.40%) DataPower
10 8 (3.40%) Derivative
11 5 (2.13%) Clustering
12 4 (1.70%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.70%) Private Cloud
13 3 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (1.28%) Grid Computing
13 3 (1.28%) HP Storage
13 3 (1.28%) HP StoreVirtual
14 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 146 (62.13%) Linux
2 86 (36.60%) Unix
3 75 (31.91%) Windows
4 51 (21.70%) CentOS
5 38 (16.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (8.51%) Windows Server
7 16 (6.81%) Windows XP
8 14 (5.96%) Solaris
8 14 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (5.53%) AIX
9 13 (5.53%) Windows Vista
10 7 (2.98%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.70%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.43%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (38.72%) DevOps
2 88 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (31.49%) Configuration Management
4 53 (22.55%) Scrum
5 52 (22.13%) Continuous Delivery
6 51 (21.70%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (20.85%) Identity Management
8 47 (20.00%) Service Management
9 40 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (16.17%) Workflow
11 37 (15.74%) Case Management
12 34 (14.47%) Coaching
13 25 (10.64%) Migration
14 24 (10.21%) Change Management
15 20 (8.51%) Patch Management
16 19 (8.09%) Cybersecurity
16 19 (8.09%) Open Source
17 17 (7.23%) ITIL
18 16 (6.81%) OWASP
18 16 (6.81%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.98%) Ruby
2 48 (20.43%) Shell Script
3 47 (20.00%) Java
4 31 (13.19%) SQL
5 28 (11.91%) Bash Shell
6 26 (11.06%) Perl
7 22 (9.36%) Python
8 16 (6.81%) PHP
9 14 (5.96%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.68%) Groovy
10 11 (4.68%) Korn
11 8 (3.40%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.70%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.28%) C++
14 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.43%) C#
14 1 (0.43%) COBOL
14 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 74 (31.49%) Security Cleared
2 67 (28.51%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.06%) CISSP
4 24 (10.21%) CTC Cleared
5 15 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (5.53%) CESG Certified Professional
7 10 (4.26%) CEH
7 10 (4.26%) Degree
8 8 (3.40%) CCNA
8 8 (3.40%) MCSA
8 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.98%) CCNP
9 7 (2.98%) MCSE
10 6 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.13%) CCIE
11 5 (2.13%) RHCE
12 4 (1.70%) AWS Certification
12 4 (1.70%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (1.70%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.26%) RMADS
2 6 (2.55%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.70%) COBIT
4 4 (1.70%) COSO
4 4 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.70%) SAS 70
5 3 (1.28%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.28%) SLA
6 2 (0.85%) QA
6 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (26.81%) Docker
2 49 (20.85%) Postfix
3 46 (19.57%) Squid
4 43 (18.30%) vCloud
5 38 (16.17%) Active Directory
6 21 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (5.53%) Sendmail
8 12 (5.11%) NFS
9 7 (2.98%) iptables
10 3 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.28%) RHEV
10 3 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.85%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.43%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.43%) Samba
12 1 (0.43%) Snort
12 1 (0.43%) Varnish
12 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 71 (30.21%) Puppet
2 62 (26.38%) Ansible
3 53 (22.55%) Kubernetes
4 51 (21.70%) ZABBIX
5 49 (20.85%) logstash
6 48 (20.43%) Rancher
6 48 (20.43%) Terraform
7 45 (19.15%) Kibana
8 21 (8.94%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (6.38%) OpenView
10 10 (4.26%) Packer
11 6 (2.55%) Nagios
12 5 (2.13%) NetBackup
12 5 (2.13%) SELinux
12 5 (2.13%) yum
13 4 (1.70%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.70%) Control-M
13 4 (1.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 3 (1.28%) BMC PATROL
14 3 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 117 (49.79%) Oracle
2 72 (30.64%) VMware
3 45 (19.15%) Sonatype
4 41 (17.45%) Microsoft
5 37 (15.74%) Atlassian
6 33 (14.04%) Red Hat
7 28 (11.91%) Cisco
8 26 (11.06%) HP
9 20 (8.51%) F5
10 14 (5.96%) Opsware
11 13 (5.53%) Citrix
12 11 (4.68%) NetApp
13 8 (3.40%) BMC
13 8 (3.40%) Sun
14 7 (2.98%) EMC
14 7 (2.98%) IBM
15 6 (2.55%) Apple
15 6 (2.55%) CA
16 5 (2.13%) CheckPoint
16 5 (2.13%) Veritas
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