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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 543 483 493
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +10
Contract jobs citing SSH 33 77 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.16% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 1.24% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 42 11
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£408 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £401
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.65%
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
7233 6220 6255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.75% 13.02% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4000 3282 3129
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 388 533
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -20 15 £425 +21.42% 6
London -23 11 £425 +6.25% 12
East of England +10 3 £363 - 3
North West -19 2 £408 - 1
South West -17 1 £325 -17.19% 2
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
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SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 53 (55.79%) Linux
2 41 (43.16%) UNIX
3 35 (36.84%) Oracle
4 31 (32.63%) Windows
5 25 (26.32%) FTP
5 25 (26.32%) SQL
5 25 (26.32%) Red Hat
6 24 (25.26%) TCP/IP
7 22 (23.16%) Java
8 21 (22.11%) HTTP
8 21 (22.11%) Solaris
8 21 (22.11%) SSL
9 20 (21.05%) Perl
9 20 (21.05%) VMware
9 20 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (20.00%) Finance
10 19 (20.00%) Python
11 17 (17.89%) DNS
11 17 (17.89%) Bash Shell
12 16 (16.84%) Shell Script
12 16 (16.84%) Apache
13 15 (15.79%) HTTPS
14 14 (14.74%) VPN
14 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
15 13 (13.68%) Firewall
15 13 (13.68%) Banking
15 13 (13.68%) Sun
15 13 (13.68%) SNMP
15 13 (13.68%) XML
16 12 (12.63%) SOAP

SSH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 16 (16.84%) Apache
2 8 (8.42%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.32%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.26%) JBoss
5 4 (4.21%) Moodle
6 3 (3.16%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.05%) WordPress
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.05%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS Office
1 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.11%) MS Project
3 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.11%) PaaS
2 2 (2.11%) GitHub
2 2 (2.11%) IaaS
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.32%) FTP
2 24 (25.26%) TCP/IP
3 21 (22.11%) SSL
3 21 (22.11%) HTTP
4 17 (17.89%) DNS
5 15 (15.79%) HTTPS
6 14 (14.74%) VPN
7 13 (13.68%) SNMP
7 13 (13.68%) Firewall
8 12 (12.63%) SAN
9 11 (11.58%) LDAP
9 11 (11.58%) SMTP
10 7 (7.37%) DHCP
10 7 (7.37%) Telnet
11 6 (6.32%) NAS
12 4 (4.21%) Internet
12 4 (4.21%) Ethernet
13 3 (3.16%) Kerberos
14 2 (2.11%) WAN
14 2 (2.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.63%) MySQL
2 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.32%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.21%) MS Access
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.11%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.11%) DB2
6 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.11%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.05%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.21%) Subversion
3 3 (3.16%) JIRA
4 2 (2.11%) JUnit
5 1 (1.05%) Ant
5 1 (1.05%) Maven
5 1 (1.05%) GCC
5 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (13.68%) Banking
3 7 (7.37%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.21%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Publishing
5 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.05%) Front Office
6 1 (1.05%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (26.32%) Developer
1 25 (26.32%) Analyst
2 14 (14.74%) Support Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Java Developer
4 10 (10.53%) Administrator
5 9 (9.47%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (7.37%) Applications Support
6 7 (7.37%) Applications Support Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.32%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Consultant
8 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Python Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.26%) Python Software Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Moodle Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Senior IT Security Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) UNIX Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.68%) XML
2 12 (12.63%) SOAP
3 9 (9.47%) JSP
4 8 (8.42%) Struts
4 8 (8.42%) HTML
4 8 (8.42%) Java EE
5 7 (7.37%) Web Services
5 7 (7.37%) Middleware
6 5 (5.26%) J2EE
7 4 (4.21%) CSS
7 4 (4.21%) jQuery
7 4 (4.21%) HTML5
8 3 (3.16%) REST
8 3 (3.16%) Regular Expression
9 2 (2.11%) Apache Camel
9 2 (2.11%) CSS3
9 2 (2.11%) Twisted
9 2 (2.11%) RESTful
9 2 (2.11%) .NET
9 2 (2.11%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.37%) PKI
3 6 (6.32%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.21%) EFT
4 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.21%) Open Source
5 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.16%) Clustering
5 3 (3.16%) VLE
6 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.11%) Tandem
7 1 (1.05%) Statistics
7 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.05%) IVR
7 1 (1.05%) CESG
7 1 (1.05%) Replication
7 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 53 (55.79%) Linux
2 41 (43.16%) UNIX
3 31 (32.63%) Windows
4 21 (22.11%) Solaris
5 20 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (10.53%) AIX
8 8 (8.42%) CentOS
8 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
9 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.16%) Debian
11 2 (2.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (2.11%) SUSE
11 2 (2.11%) FreeBSD
11 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.11%) HPUX
12 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.47%) ITIL
2 8 (8.42%) Migration
3 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
3 7 (7.37%) Configuration Management
4 6 (6.32%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (6.32%) Information Security
4 6 (6.32%) Capacity Management
4 6 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.26%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.21%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.21%) ITSM
6 4 (4.21%) Cyber Security
6 4 (4.21%) Performance Testing
6 4 (4.21%) Security Architecture
7 3 (3.16%) SIEM
7 3 (3.16%) OO
7 3 (3.16%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.16%) Resource Management
8 2 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.11%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.32%) SQL
2 22 (23.16%) Java
3 20 (21.05%) Perl
4 19 (20.00%) Python
5 17 (17.89%) Bash Shell
6 16 (16.84%) Shell Script
7 11 (11.58%) PHP
7 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
8 10 (10.53%) XPath
9 8 (8.42%) Korn
10 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
10 6 (6.32%) C
10 6 (6.32%) C++
10 6 (6.32%) Bourne shell
10 6 (6.32%) sed
11 4 (4.21%) Ruby
12 3 (3.16%) ActionScript
12 3 (3.16%) C#
12 3 (3.16%) ActionScript 2.0
12 3 (3.16%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) CISSP
3 4 (4.21%) RHCE
3 4 (4.21%) CISM
4 2 (2.11%) GCIA
4 2 (2.11%) GCIH
4 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.11%) HNC
4 2 (2.11%) MCSE
4 2 (2.11%) CCNA
4 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.11%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) COBIT
2 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.11%) COSO
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.42%) Hyper-V
2 8 (8.42%) NFS
2 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (4.21%) vSphere
5 3 (3.16%) Postfix
5 3 (3.16%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.16%) Samba
5 3 (3.16%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.16%) SpamAssassin
6 2 (2.11%) PowerHA
6 2 (2.11%) iptables
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.11%) Firmware
6 2 (2.11%) qmail
7 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.05%) Cygwin
7 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) Puppet
2 6 (6.32%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.21%) Nagios
5 3 (3.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (3.16%) SELinux
6 2 (2.11%) SCCM
6 2 (2.11%) SCOM
6 2 (2.11%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (2.11%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.11%) YaST
6 2 (2.11%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.05%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.05%) Control-M
7 1 (1.05%) MOM
7 1 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 35 (36.84%) Oracle
2 25 (26.32%) Red Hat
3 20 (21.05%) VMware
4 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
5 13 (13.68%) Sun
6 9 (9.47%) HP
6 9 (9.47%) Cisco
7 7 (7.37%) EMC
7 7 (7.37%) Symantec
8 6 (6.32%) Veritas
8 6 (6.32%) IBM
9 5 (5.26%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.21%) NetApp
10 4 (4.21%) Citrix
10 4 (4.21%) Cyber-Ark
11 3 (3.16%) BMC
11 3 (3.16%) Dell
12 2 (2.11%) Temenos
12 2 (2.11%) SAP
12 2 (2.11%) Remedy
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