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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 427 528 536
Rank change year-on-year
+101 +8
Contract jobs citing SSH 192 115 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.50% 1.60% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 60 54
Median daily rate £475 £500 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +42.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £363 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £588 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £523 £347
% change year-on-year
-4.30% +50.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+181.08% -
SSH
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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
7672 7204 7787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.42% 13.85% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4722 4187 4376
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 500 443
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.73 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +92 134 £450 -2.70% 13
South East +8 32 £538 +2.38% 10
East of England +5 10 £494 -1.25% 2
Yorkshire +16 9 £375 +66.66% 4
West Midlands -20 3 £375 - 2
North West +7 2 £406 +1.56% 2
North East -30 2 £440 -12.43% 1
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SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 197 (71.38%) Linux
2 151 (54.71%) Oracle
3 145 (52.54%) DNS
4 137 (49.64%) Apache
4 137 (49.64%) DevOps
5 136 (49.28%) VMware
6 132 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
7 131 (47.46%) Puppet
8 130 (47.10%) Git (software)
9 122 (44.20%) Configuration Management
10 121 (43.84%) Maven
11 120 (43.48%) JIRA
12 118 (42.75%) Amazon AWS
13 114 (41.30%) Jenkins
14 113 (40.94%) Ansible
15 112 (40.58%) Docker
16 109 (39.49%) Security Cleared
17 106 (38.41%) OpenLDAP
18 105 (38.04%) Kubernetes
19 104 (37.68%) Continuous Delivery
20 103 (37.32%) Sonatype Nexus
20 103 (37.32%) SC Cleared
20 103 (37.32%) Confluence
20 103 (37.32%) Scrum
21 102 (36.96%) Shell Script
21 102 (36.96%) ZABBIX
21 102 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
22 101 (36.59%) JUnit
23 100 (36.23%) Ant
23 100 (36.23%) Postfix

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
1 137 (49.64%) Apache
2 103 (37.32%) Confluence
3 96 (34.78%) Elasticsearch
4 32 (11.59%) Tomcat
5 17 (6.16%) MS Exchange
6 14 (5.07%) JBoss
7 12 (4.35%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.17%) IIS
8 6 (2.17%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.45%) iPlanet
9 4 (1.45%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
9 4 (1.45%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.09%) CMS
10 3 (1.09%) Moodle
11 2 (0.72%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 99 (35.87%) HipChat
2 25 (9.06%) MS Excel
3 14 (5.07%) MS Visio
4 11 (3.99%) MS Office
5 5 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.81%) MS Project
6 1 (0.36%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.36%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 118 (42.75%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.09%) IaaS
5 2 (0.72%) GitHub
5 2 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 145 (52.54%) DNS
2 106 (38.41%) OpenLDAP
3 100 (36.23%) OpenVPN
4 56 (20.29%) FTP
5 52 (18.84%) SSL
6 49 (17.75%) Firewall
7 47 (17.03%) HTTP
8 42 (15.22%) Internet
9 37 (13.41%) TCP/IP
10 26 (9.42%) SMTP
11 25 (9.06%) LDAP
11 25 (9.06%) VPN
12 22 (7.97%) IPsec
13 21 (7.61%) SAN
14 20 (7.25%) Telnet
15 19 (6.88%) NAS
16 14 (5.07%) BGP
17 13 (4.71%) BIG-IP
18 12 (4.35%) DHCP
18 12 (4.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (34.78%) PostgreSQL
2 92 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 33 (11.96%) MySQL
4 28 (10.14%) SQL Server
5 17 (6.16%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.81%) DB2
9 4 (1.45%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.09%) Riak
11 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 130 (47.10%) Git (software)
2 121 (43.84%) Maven
3 120 (43.48%) JIRA
4 114 (41.30%) Jenkins
5 103 (37.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 101 (36.59%) JUnit
7 100 (36.23%) Ant
8 96 (34.78%) SonarQube
9 95 (34.42%) JIRA Agile
10 93 (33.70%) Liquibase
11 78 (28.26%) Bitbucket
12 18 (6.52%) Subversion
13 5 (1.81%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (1.09%) SoapUI
15 3 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
16 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
16 2 (0.72%) Gradle
16 2 (0.72%) Hudson
16 2 (0.72%) Toad
General
1 35 (12.68%) Finance
2 10 (3.62%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.17%) Electronics
3 6 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.17%) Marketing
4 4 (1.45%) Advertising
4 4 (1.45%) Banking
5 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.09%) Games
6 2 (0.72%) Billing
7 1 (0.36%) Law
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 82 (29.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 31 (11.23%) Senior DevOps
2 31 (11.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 29 (10.51%) Lead DevOps
4 24 (8.70%) Developer
5 22 (7.97%) Consultant
5 22 (7.97%) Linux Engineer
6 15 (5.43%) Administrator
7 14 (5.07%) Java Developer
7 14 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (4.71%) DevOps Consultant
8 13 (4.71%) Technical Leader
9 12 (4.35%) Network Engineer
10 11 (3.99%) Analyst
10 11 (3.99%) Linux Administrator
10 11 (3.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.99%) Unix Engineer
11 10 (3.62%) Linux Support
11 10 (3.62%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.62%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (35.14%) MCollective
2 96 (34.78%) ELK Stack
3 92 (33.33%) Software Packaging
4 22 (7.97%) LAMP
5 16 (5.80%) Web Services
6 15 (5.43%) REST
7 13 (4.71%) HTML
8 11 (3.99%) CSS
8 11 (3.99%) Middleware
8 11 (3.99%) SOAP
9 7 (2.54%) J2EE
10 6 (2.17%) JSP
10 6 (2.17%) SAML
11 5 (1.81%) XML
12 4 (1.45%) boto
12 4 (1.45%) Java EE
12 4 (1.45%) JDBC
12 4 (1.45%) OCX
12 4 (1.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 3 (1.09%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 20 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 19 (6.88%) Cryptography
3 19 (6.88%) PKI
4 18 (6.52%) Client/Server
5 17 (6.16%) CESG
6 15 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (5.07%) Computer Science
8 11 (3.99%) Virtual Team
9 8 (2.90%) Derivative
10 7 (2.54%) Clustering
11 6 (2.17%) Wiki
12 5 (1.81%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.45%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (1.45%) Grid Computing
13 4 (1.45%) HP Storage
13 4 (1.45%) HP StoreVirtual
14 3 (1.09%) Hedge funds
14 3 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 197 (71.38%) Linux
2 91 (32.97%) CentOS
3 80 (28.99%) Unix
4 71 (25.72%) Windows
5 47 (17.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (6.52%) Solaris
7 16 (5.80%) Windows Vista
8 15 (5.43%) Windows Server
9 14 (5.07%) AIX
10 7 (2.54%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.17%) Mac OS X
11 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.72%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.36%) Debian
13 1 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (49.64%) DevOps
2 132 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (44.20%) Configuration Management
4 104 (37.68%) Continuous Delivery
5 103 (37.32%) Scrum
6 102 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
7 96 (34.78%) Service Management
8 93 (33.70%) Identity Management
9 78 (28.26%) Case Management
10 70 (25.36%) Coaching
11 68 (24.64%) Workflow
12 65 (23.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (9.06%) Patch Management
14 21 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
15 19 (6.88%) ITIL
16 18 (6.52%) Change Management
16 18 (6.52%) Migration
17 17 (6.16%) Information Assurance
17 17 (6.16%) OWASP
17 17 (6.16%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (36.96%) Shell Script
2 94 (34.06%) Ruby
3 43 (15.58%) Java
4 35 (12.68%) Perl
5 32 (11.59%) Bash Shell
6 30 (10.87%) Python
7 29 (10.51%) SQL
8 23 (8.33%) PHP
9 11 (3.99%) JavaScript
9 11 (3.99%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.62%) PowerShell
11 9 (3.26%) Korn
12 6 (2.17%) Groovy
13 5 (1.81%) AWK
13 5 (1.81%) sed
14 2 (0.72%) C
15 1 (0.36%) R
15 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 109 (39.49%) Security Cleared
2 103 (37.32%) SC Cleared
3 44 (15.94%) CTC Cleared
4 30 (10.87%) CISSP
5 22 (7.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (6.16%) CESG Certified Professional
7 16 (5.80%) Degree
8 14 (5.07%) CEH
9 9 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.90%) CCNP
11 7 (2.54%) CISM
12 6 (2.17%) CISA
12 6 (2.17%) RHCE
13 5 (1.81%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.81%) GCIA
13 5 (1.81%) GCIH
14 4 (1.45%) AWS Certification
14 4 (1.45%) CCIE
15 3 (1.09%) CCNA
15 3 (1.09%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.99%) RMADS
2 7 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.17%) COBIT
3 6 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.81%) COSO
4 5 (1.81%) SAS 70
5 4 (1.45%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.45%) SLA
6 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.72%) QA
7 1 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 112 (40.58%) Docker
2 100 (36.23%) Postfix
3 96 (34.78%) Squid
4 92 (33.33%) vCloud
5 39 (14.13%) Active Directory
6 33 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (6.16%) Sendmail
8 14 (5.07%) NFS
9 6 (2.17%) iptables
10 4 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.09%) Xen
12 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.72%) Snort
13 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 131 (47.46%) Puppet
2 113 (40.94%) Ansible
3 105 (38.04%) Kubernetes
4 102 (36.96%) ZABBIX
5 100 (36.23%) logstash
5 100 (36.23%) Rancher
5 100 (36.23%) Terraform
6 96 (34.78%) Kibana
7 16 (5.80%) OpenView
8 15 (5.43%) Packer
9 14 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (3.62%) Nagios
11 9 (3.26%) Consul
12 7 (2.54%) yum
13 6 (2.17%) NetBackup
13 6 (2.17%) SELinux
14 5 (1.81%) RSA Security Analytics
15 4 (1.45%) BMC PATROL
15 4 (1.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 4 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 151 (54.71%) Oracle
2 136 (49.28%) VMware
3 97 (35.14%) Sonatype
4 78 (28.26%) Atlassian
5 41 (14.86%) Microsoft
6 34 (12.32%) Red Hat
7 25 (9.06%) Cisco
7 25 (9.06%) HP
8 19 (6.88%) Citrix
9 15 (5.43%) F5
9 15 (5.43%) Opsware
10 9 (3.26%) AppDynamics
10 9 (3.26%) NetApp
11 8 (2.90%) SAP
12 7 (2.54%) Sun
12 7 (2.54%) Veritas
13 6 (2.17%) Apple
13 6 (2.17%) Cyber-Ark
13 6 (2.17%) Qualys
13 6 (2.17%) Symantec
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