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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 529 483 494
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +11
Contract jobs citing SSH 35 63 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.14% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 1.04% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 9
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£411 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £29.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.59
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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
7037 6061 6348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.25% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3842 3141 3133
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 359 566
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
South East -27 17 £425 +41.66% 2
London -47 7 £425 +3.03% 8
East of England +8 4 £350 - 3
North West - 4 £350 - 1
South West -25 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
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SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 57 (57.00%) Linux
2 44 (44.00%) UNIX
3 37 (37.00%) Oracle
4 32 (32.00%) Windows
5 31 (31.00%) Java
6 30 (30.00%) SQL
7 27 (27.00%) Perl
8 25 (25.00%) FTP
9 24 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (22.00%) Bash Shell
10 22 (22.00%) SSL
10 22 (22.00%) Apache
11 21 (21.00%) TCP/IP
11 21 (21.00%) Red Hat
11 21 (21.00%) VMware
12 20 (20.00%) HTTP
12 20 (20.00%) Solaris
13 17 (17.00%) PHP
13 17 (17.00%) Puppet
14 16 (16.00%) MySQL
14 16 (16.00%) HTTPS
14 16 (16.00%) Banking
15 15 (15.00%) Finance
15 15 (15.00%) DNS
15 15 (15.00%) SAN
15 15 (15.00%) HTML
15 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (14.00%) SOAP
16 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
16 14 (14.00%) Migration

SSH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 22 (22.00%) Apache
2 10 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 9 (9.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.00%) JBoss
5 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.00%) Moodle
6 3 (3.00%) IIS
6 3 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.00%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.00%) Drupal
8 1 (1.00%) WordPress
8 1 (1.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.00%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.00%) Magento
2 1 (1.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.00%) GitHub
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.00%) IaaS
3 1 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.00%) FTP
2 22 (22.00%) SSL
3 21 (21.00%) TCP/IP
4 20 (20.00%) HTTP
5 16 (16.00%) HTTPS
6 15 (15.00%) DNS
6 15 (15.00%) SAN
7 13 (13.00%) VPN
7 13 (13.00%) Firewall
8 12 (12.00%) SNMP
9 8 (8.00%) SMTP
10 7 (7.00%) LDAP
11 6 (6.00%) DHCP
11 6 (6.00%) NAS
12 5 (5.00%) PuTTY
12 5 (5.00%) Telnet
13 4 (4.00%) Internet
13 4 (4.00%) Ethernet
14 3 (3.00%) LAN
15 2 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) MySQL
2 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.00%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.00%) Ingres
4 4 (4.00%) JasperReports
4 4 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.00%) MS Access
5 3 (3.00%) DB2
5 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.00%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.00%) DTS
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.00%) GCC
2 5 (5.00%) Subversion
3 4 (4.00%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.00%) JUnit
5 1 (1.00%) NUnit
5 1 (1.00%) JIRA
5 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (16.00%) Banking
2 15 (15.00%) Finance
3 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.00%) Retail
6 2 (2.00%) Marketing
6 2 (2.00%) Publishing
6 2 (2.00%) Legal
7 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.00%) Automotive
7 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 28 (28.00%) Developer
2 26 (26.00%) Analyst
3 12 (12.00%) Java Developer
4 11 (11.00%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.00%) Administrator
6 8 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (7.00%) Applications Support
7 7 (7.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (6.00%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Designer
9 5 (5.00%) UNIX Administrator
9 5 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) Consultant
10 4 (4.00%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Security Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) PHP Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.00%) HTML
2 14 (14.00%) SOAP
3 13 (13.00%) XML
4 11 (11.00%) CSS
5 10 (10.00%) Web Services
6 9 (9.00%) JSP
7 8 (8.00%) Struts
7 8 (8.00%) Java EE
8 7 (7.00%) jQuery
9 6 (6.00%) Middleware
10 5 (5.00%) J2EE
10 5 (5.00%) Hibernate
11 4 (4.00%) CGI
11 4 (4.00%) DAO
11 4 (4.00%) .NET
11 4 (4.00%) JDBC
11 4 (4.00%) VXML
11 4 (4.00%) Laravel
11 4 (4.00%) REST
12 3 (3.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Clustering
1 7 (7.00%) PKI
2 6 (6.00%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.00%) IVR
4 4 (4.00%) N-Tier
4 4 (4.00%) EFT
4 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.00%) VLE
5 3 (3.00%) Open Source
5 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.00%) Tandem
6 2 (2.00%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.00%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.00%) Replication
7 1 (1.00%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.00%) CESG
7 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (57.00%) Linux
2 44 (44.00%) UNIX
3 32 (32.00%) Windows
4 24 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (20.00%) Solaris
6 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (7.00%) AIX
9 5 (5.00%) CentOS
10 4 (4.00%) Windows 7
10 4 (4.00%) HPUX
10 4 (4.00%) VMS
10 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.00%) SUSE
12 2 (2.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (2.00%) FreeBSD
12 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.00%) Debian
13 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.00%) Migration
2 10 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 9 (9.00%) ITIL
4 8 (8.00%) OO
5 7 (7.00%) MVC
6 6 (6.00%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (6.00%) Information Security
6 6 (6.00%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.00%) Change Control
7 5 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.00%) Business Continuity
8 4 (4.00%) Capacity Management
8 4 (4.00%) Performance Testing
8 4 (4.00%) Security Architecture
8 4 (4.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.00%) Validation
8 4 (4.00%) ITSM
9 3 (3.00%) Identity Management
9 3 (3.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.00%) Java
2 30 (30.00%) SQL
3 27 (27.00%) Perl
4 22 (22.00%) Bash Shell
5 17 (17.00%) PHP
6 13 (13.00%) Korn
7 12 (12.00%) Python
7 12 (12.00%) PowerShell
8 11 (11.00%) Shell Script
9 10 (10.00%) XPath
9 10 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (7.00%) C++
11 6 (6.00%) C
12 4 (4.00%) Ruby
12 4 (4.00%) sed
13 3 (3.00%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (3.00%) ActionScript
13 3 (3.00%) C#
13 3 (3.00%) COBOL
14 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) Degree
2 5 (5.00%) CISSP
3 4 (4.00%) CISM
4 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.00%) RHCSA
5 2 (2.00%) HNC
5 2 (2.00%) MCSE
5 2 (2.00%) CCNA
5 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.00%) RHCE
6 1 (1.00%) GCIA
6 1 (1.00%) GCIH
6 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) COBIT
1 2 (2.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.00%) COSO
System Software
1 13 (13.00%) NFS
2 12 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (5.00%) OpenSSH
5 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (3.00%) Samba
7 2 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.00%) PowerHA
8 1 (1.00%) vSphere
8 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.00%) Cygwin
8 1 (1.00%) XenApp
8 1 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.00%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.00%) Firmware
8 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (17.00%) Puppet
2 5 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.00%) Nagios
3 4 (4.00%) SCCM
3 4 (4.00%) SCOM
3 4 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.00%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (3.00%) SCSM
4 3 (3.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 3 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.00%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.00%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.00%) YaST
5 2 (2.00%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.00%) Opsview
6 1 (1.00%) Capistrano
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 37 (37.00%) Oracle
2 21 (21.00%) Red Hat
2 21 (21.00%) VMware
3 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.00%) Sun
4 9 (9.00%) Symantec
5 8 (8.00%) IBM
6 7 (7.00%) HP
6 7 (7.00%) Veritas
7 6 (6.00%) Cisco
8 5 (5.00%) Dell
8 5 (5.00%) EMC
8 5 (5.00%) Citrix
8 5 (5.00%) CheckPoint
9 4 (4.00%) Cyber-Ark
10 3 (3.00%) Zend
10 3 (3.00%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.00%) NetApp
10 3 (3.00%) SAP
11 2 (2.00%) BMC