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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 488 514 559
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +45
Contract jobs citing SSH 118 100 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 1.39% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 59 43
Median daily rate £444 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £338 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.73% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £40.85 £12.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.37% -60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -50.00%
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
6799 7208 7523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.83% 14.28% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4117 4285 4379
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 440 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSH across the England region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

SSH Hourly Rate Histogram 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 9 December 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 +43 72 £463 +8.82% 16
South East +18 23 £475 - 4
North East -25 8 £313 -36.86% 1
West Midlands -11 5 £375 - 3
Yorkshire - 4 £320 - 1
South West +8 3 £360 +12.94% 4
North West +2 2 £400 +18.51% 2
East of England -2 1 - -
SSH
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SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 219 (73.00%) Linux
2 172 (57.33%) DNS
3 163 (54.33%) Oracle
4 159 (53.00%) VMware
5 151 (50.33%) Puppet
6 147 (49.00%) Apache
7 138 (46.00%) Git (software)
7 138 (46.00%) DevOps
8 137 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
9 134 (44.67%) Security Cleared
10 133 (44.33%) Amazon AWS
11 132 (44.00%) SC Cleared
12 131 (43.67%) Configuration Management
12 131 (43.67%) Ansible
13 129 (43.00%) JIRA
14 127 (42.33%) OpenLDAP
15 125 (41.67%) Docker
16 124 (41.33%) Kubernetes
16 124 (41.33%) Shell Script
17 123 (41.00%) Maven
18 122 (40.67%) Jenkins
19 120 (40.00%) logstash
19 120 (40.00%) Scrum
20 119 (39.67%) ZABBIX
20 119 (39.67%) OpenVPN
20 119 (39.67%) Sonatype Nexus
20 119 (39.67%) Terraform
20 119 (39.67%) Rancher
21 117 (39.00%) Ant
22 116 (38.67%) PostgreSQL

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
1 147 (49.00%) Apache
2 116 (38.67%) Elasticsearch
3 112 (37.33%) Confluence
4 30 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 15 (5.00%) JBoss
5 15 (5.00%) nginx
6 12 (4.00%) MS Exchange
6 12 (4.00%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.33%) IIS
8 5 (1.67%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.67%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.67%) CMS
9 2 (0.67%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.67%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.67%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 111 (37.00%) HipChat
2 19 (6.33%) MS Excel
3 12 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.33%) MS Office
5 5 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.33%) MS Project
7 1 (0.33%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 6 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.67%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 133 (44.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.00%) IaaS
4 2 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.67%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.67%) G Suite
4 2 (0.67%) PaaS
4 2 (0.67%) Route 53
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 172 (57.33%) DNS
2 127 (42.33%) OpenLDAP
3 119 (39.67%) OpenVPN
4 62 (20.67%) SSL
5 57 (19.00%) FTP
6 51 (17.00%) HTTP
7 49 (16.33%) Firewall
8 45 (15.00%) IPsec
9 44 (14.67%) VPN
10 41 (13.67%) Internet
11 37 (12.33%) TCP/IP
12 30 (10.00%) LDAP
13 25 (8.33%) SAN
14 24 (8.00%) LAN
15 23 (7.67%) DHCP
15 23 (7.67%) Reverse Proxy
16 22 (7.33%) SMTP
17 21 (7.00%) NAS
18 19 (6.33%) OSPF
18 19 (6.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (38.67%) PostgreSQL
2 114 (38.00%) Hadoop
3 27 (9.00%) Oracle Database
4 25 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 24 (8.00%) MySQL
6 19 (6.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.33%) DB2
7 4 (1.33%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.67%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.67%) Riak
Development Applications
1 138 (46.00%) Git (software)
2 129 (43.00%) JIRA
3 123 (41.00%) Maven
4 122 (40.67%) Jenkins
5 119 (39.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 117 (39.00%) Ant
7 115 (38.33%) JUnit
7 115 (38.33%) SonarQube
8 112 (37.33%) Liquibase
9 111 (37.00%) JIRA Agile
10 82 (27.33%) Bitbucket
11 9 (3.00%) Subversion
12 4 (1.33%) Toad
13 3 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.67%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.67%) Phabricator
14 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.67%) Zephyr
General
1 42 (14.00%) Finance
2 10 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.67%) Banking
4 7 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.00%) Electronics
5 6 (2.00%) Marketing
6 4 (1.33%) Advertising
7 3 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.00%) Games
8 2 (0.67%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.33%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (27.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (11.67%) Senior DevOps
2 35 (11.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 30 (10.00%) Consultant
4 28 (9.33%) Administrator
5 26 (8.67%) Lead DevOps
6 24 (8.00%) Developer
7 21 (7.00%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
8 15 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 15 (5.00%) Network Engineer
9 14 (4.67%) DevOps Consultant
9 14 (4.67%) Java Developer
9 14 (4.67%) Technical Leader
10 13 (4.33%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (4.00%) Analyst
11 12 (4.00%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.33%) Security Engineer
13 7 (2.33%) Network Security Engineer
13 7 (2.33%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (38.67%) ELK Stack
1 116 (38.67%) MCollective
2 113 (37.67%) Software Packaging
3 14 (4.67%) LAMP
4 13 (4.33%) REST
5 12 (4.00%) HTML
5 12 (4.00%) SOAP
5 12 (4.00%) Web Services
6 10 (3.33%) CSS
7 9 (3.00%) Middleware
8 7 (2.33%) 802.1X
9 6 (2.00%) XML
10 4 (1.33%) J2EE
10 4 (1.33%) JDBC
10 4 (1.33%) JSP
11 3 (1.00%) COM
11 3 (1.00%) JAX-RS
12 2 (0.67%) boto
12 2 (0.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 2 (0.67%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.67%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.33%) PKI
4 14 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.33%) Client/Server
6 11 (3.67%) CESG
6 11 (3.67%) Cryptography
7 10 (3.33%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.67%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (2.33%) Private Cloud
10 6 (2.00%) Clustering
11 5 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.67%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.33%) NHS
12 4 (1.33%) Replication
13 3 (1.00%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.00%) DataPower
13 3 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 219 (73.00%) Linux
2 104 (34.67%) CentOS
3 79 (26.33%) Unix
4 60 (20.00%) Windows
5 58 (19.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (7.67%) Solaris
7 14 (4.67%) AIX
8 13 (4.33%) RancherOS
8 13 (4.33%) VyOS
9 12 (4.00%) Windows Server
10 10 (3.33%) Ubuntu
10 10 (3.33%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.33%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.00%) Debian
13 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (1.00%) HPUX
14 3 (1.00%) SUSE
15 2 (0.67%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (46.00%) DevOps
2 137 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (43.67%) Configuration Management
4 120 (40.00%) Scrum
5 116 (38.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 116 (38.67%) Continuous Integration
5 116 (38.67%) Service Management
6 115 (38.33%) Identity Management
7 88 (29.33%) Workflow
8 82 (27.33%) Case Management
8 82 (27.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 74 (24.67%) Coaching
10 19 (6.33%) Change Management
10 19 (6.33%) Load Balancing
10 19 (6.33%) Patch Management
11 16 (5.33%) Software Engineering
12 15 (5.00%) Migration
13 14 (4.67%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (4.67%) High Availability
14 13 (4.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 124 (41.33%) Shell Script
2 98 (32.67%) Ruby
3 45 (15.00%) Perl
4 31 (10.33%) Java
4 31 (10.33%) SQL
5 29 (9.67%) Bash Shell
6 26 (8.67%) Python
7 24 (8.00%) PHP
8 18 (6.00%) Korn
8 18 (6.00%) PowerShell
9 15 (5.00%) JavaScript
10 10 (3.33%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.00%) AWK
11 9 (3.00%) sed
12 3 (1.00%) C
13 2 (0.67%) VB
14 1 (0.33%) R
14 1 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 134 (44.67%) Security Cleared
2 132 (44.00%) SC Cleared
3 48 (16.00%) CTC Cleared
4 26 (8.67%) CISSP
5 24 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.67%) CCNP
7 11 (3.67%) CESG Certified Professional
7 11 (3.67%) Degree
8 9 (3.00%) CEH
9 8 (2.67%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.33%) CCIE
11 6 (2.00%) CISM
12 5 (1.67%) CISA
13 4 (1.33%) CCNA
13 4 (1.33%) GCIA
13 4 (1.33%) GCIH
14 3 (1.00%) MCP
14 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (1.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (2.00%) COBIT
2 6 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.67%) RMADS
4 4 (1.33%) COSO
4 4 (1.33%) SAS 70
5 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.00%) SLA
6 2 (0.67%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 125 (41.67%) Docker
2 115 (38.33%) Postfix
2 115 (38.33%) Squid
3 114 (38.00%) vCloud
4 42 (14.00%) Active Directory
5 35 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (7.00%) NFS
7 11 (3.67%) Sendmail
8 7 (2.33%) vSphere
9 6 (2.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.67%) Veritas File System
11 4 (1.33%) Hyper-V
11 4 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.00%) Xen
13 2 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.67%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 151 (50.33%) Puppet
2 131 (43.67%) Ansible
3 124 (41.33%) Kubernetes
4 120 (40.00%) logstash
5 119 (39.67%) Rancher
5 119 (39.67%) Terraform
5 119 (39.67%) ZABBIX
6 116 (38.67%) Kibana
7 23 (7.67%) Consul
7 23 (7.67%) Packer
8 16 (5.33%) Nagios
9 14 (4.67%) OpenView
10 13 (4.33%) HAProxy
11 11 (3.67%) SELinux
12 8 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (1.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 4 (1.33%) NetBackup
14 4 (1.33%) RSA Security Analytics
14 4 (1.33%) Tivoli
15 3 (1.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 163 (54.33%) Oracle
2 159 (53.00%) VMware
3 116 (38.67%) Sonatype
4 82 (27.33%) Atlassian
5 38 (12.67%) Microsoft
6 36 (12.00%) Red Hat
7 24 (8.00%) AppDynamics
7 24 (8.00%) Cisco
8 23 (7.67%) HP
9 15 (5.00%) Citrix
10 13 (4.33%) F5
10 13 (4.33%) Juniper
10 13 (4.33%) NetApp
10 13 (4.33%) Opsware
10 13 (4.33%) Vyatta
11 12 (4.00%) CheckPoint
11 12 (4.00%) Palo Alto
12 11 (3.67%) Sun
13 10 (3.33%) Fortinet
14 9 (3.00%) Veritas
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