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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 519 522 508
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing SSH 71 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.086% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 0.63% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 23 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £520 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7861 6547 7645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.75% 13.66% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4521 3677 3724
Average daily rate £365 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 419 580
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +19 38 £400 -8.57% 13
South East -15 16 £310 -22.62% 5
South West -30 9 £375 -15.73% 1
East of England -12 4 £400 - 3
Yorkshire -5 2 £430 - 3
North West -8 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 4
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SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 110 (67.07%) Linux
2 72 (43.90%) UNIX
3 67 (40.85%) Apache
4 58 (35.37%) Perl
5 51 (31.10%) MySQL
6 48 (29.27%) Oracle
6 48 (29.27%) SSL
7 45 (27.44%) PHP
8 43 (26.22%) Java
9 42 (25.61%) SQL
10 41 (25.00%) DNS
10 41 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 38 (23.17%) HTTP
11 38 (23.17%) HTML
11 38 (23.17%) Firewall
12 37 (22.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 36 (21.95%) Windows
14 34 (20.73%) Red Hat
15 33 (20.12%) JavaScript
16 32 (19.51%) Bash Shell
17 31 (18.90%) CSS
18 26 (15.85%) FTP
18 26 (15.85%) Shell Script
19 24 (14.63%) Migration
19 24 (14.63%) VPN
20 23 (14.02%) XML
20 23 (14.02%) Korn
21 22 (13.41%) Subversion
21 22 (13.41%) WebLogic
21 22 (13.41%) Active Directory

SSH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 67 (40.85%) Apache
2 22 (13.41%) WebLogic
3 13 (7.93%) IIS
3 13 (7.93%) Tomcat
4 12 (7.32%) JBoss
5 11 (6.71%) WebSphere
5 11 (6.71%) Moodle
6 6 (3.66%) Confluence
7 3 (1.83%) WordPress
8 2 (1.22%) Drupal
8 2 (1.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.61%) CICS
9 1 (0.61%) CMS
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.61%) nginx
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (6.10%) Photoshop
1 10 (6.10%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (3.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.83%) MS Office
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.10%) Amazon S3
1 10 (6.10%) Heroku
1 10 (6.10%) GitHub
2 5 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.44%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.61%) PaaS
6 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (29.27%) SSL
2 41 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 41 (25.00%) DNS
3 38 (23.17%) HTTP
3 38 (23.17%) Firewall
4 26 (15.85%) FTP
5 24 (14.63%) VPN
6 18 (10.98%) SNMP
7 16 (9.76%) HTTPS
7 16 (9.76%) LDAP
8 14 (8.54%) SMTP
8 14 (8.54%) Internet
9 13 (7.93%) WAN
10 12 (7.32%) IPsec
11 11 (6.71%) Ethernet
12 10 (6.10%) LAN
13 8 (4.88%) ATM
13 8 (4.88%) DHCP
13 8 (4.88%) SAN
13 8 (4.88%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (31.10%) MySQL
2 20 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (8.54%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.88%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.27%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.66%) Ingres
7 5 (3.05%) JasperReports
8 4 (2.44%) DB2
8 4 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.44%) MS Access
8 4 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.61%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (13.41%) Subversion
2 17 (10.37%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.10%) RSpec
3 10 (6.10%) Cucumber
3 10 (6.10%) Karma Test Runner
3 10 (6.10%) Sublime Text
4 9 (5.49%) JIRA
5 6 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (3.66%) Maven
6 5 (3.05%) GCC
6 5 (3.05%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.61%) Ant
7 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.61%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.61%) NUnit
General
1 14 (8.54%) Finance
2 13 (7.93%) Banking
3 12 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.05%) Retail
6 4 (2.44%) Front Office
6 4 (2.44%) Marketing
7 3 (1.83%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.22%) Automotive
8 2 (1.22%) Legal
8 2 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (30.49%) Developer
2 24 (14.63%) Analyst
3 18 (10.98%) Administrator
4 15 (9.15%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (7.93%) Software Engineer
6 11 (6.71%) Network Engineer
6 11 (6.71%) Java Developer
7 10 (6.10%) Linux Administrator
8 9 (5.49%) UNIX Administrator
9 8 (4.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.88%) PHP Developer
9 8 (4.88%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) Python Developer
9 8 (4.88%) Designer
10 7 (4.27%) Consultant
10 7 (4.27%) Architect
10 7 (4.27%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.66%) Applications Developer
11 6 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (23.17%) HTML
2 31 (18.90%) CSS
3 23 (14.02%) XML
4 20 (12.20%) Web Services
4 20 (12.20%) HTML5
5 19 (11.59%) jQuery
6 17 (10.37%) AngularJS
7 15 (9.15%) .NET
8 14 (8.54%) RESTful
9 13 (7.93%) Hibernate
10 11 (6.71%) JSON
10 11 (6.71%) Regular Expression
10 11 (6.71%) Backbone.js
11 10 (6.10%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (5.49%) Spring
12 9 (5.49%) Middleware
13 7 (4.27%) SOAP
13 7 (4.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (3.66%) Laravel
14 6 (3.66%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.32%) Clustering
3 11 (6.71%) PKI
4 10 (6.10%) Open Source
4 10 (6.10%) E-Learning
5 7 (4.27%) Equities
5 7 (4.27%) VLE
6 6 (3.66%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.05%) IVR
7 5 (3.05%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.44%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.44%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.83%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.22%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.22%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.22%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.22%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.22%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 110 (67.07%) Linux
2 72 (43.90%) UNIX
3 37 (22.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (21.95%) Windows
5 20 (12.20%) Solaris
6 16 (9.76%) CentOS
7 12 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (6.10%) Mac OS
9 7 (4.27%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.27%) VMS
10 5 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.05%) AIX
10 5 (3.05%) HPUX
11 3 (1.83%) SUSE
11 3 (1.83%) Debian
12 2 (1.22%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.61%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.63%) Migration
2 20 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (10.98%) OO
4 13 (7.93%) TDD
4 13 (7.93%) Software Engineering
5 11 (6.71%) Performance Testing
5 11 (6.71%) Data Modelling
6 10 (6.10%) ITIL
6 10 (6.10%) Scrum
7 9 (5.49%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (5.49%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.49%) DevOps
8 8 (4.88%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.88%) Identity Management
8 8 (4.88%) MVC
8 8 (4.88%) Validation
9 7 (4.27%) Project Management
9 7 (4.27%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.66%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.66%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 58 (35.37%) Perl
2 45 (27.44%) PHP
3 43 (26.22%) Java
4 42 (25.61%) SQL
5 33 (20.12%) JavaScript
6 32 (19.51%) Bash Shell
7 26 (15.85%) Shell Script
8 23 (14.02%) Korn
9 19 (11.59%) Python
10 13 (7.93%) Ruby
11 12 (7.32%) sed
12 11 (6.71%) C++
13 9 (5.49%) PowerShell
14 7 (4.27%) C
14 7 (4.27%) PL/SQL
15 4 (2.44%) C#
15 4 (2.44%) XPath
16 3 (1.83%) T-SQL
17 2 (1.22%) VB
17 2 (1.22%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.93%) Degree
2 8 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.66%) CISSP
4 5 (3.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.44%) CISM
6 3 (1.83%) CCSA
6 3 (1.83%) CCSE
6 3 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.83%) RHCE
7 2 (1.22%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.61%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.61%) HNC
8 1 (0.61%) MCSE
8 1 (0.61%) CCNP
8 1 (0.61%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.22%) COBIT
1 2 (1.22%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (13.41%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.59%) NFS
3 11 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (4.88%) OpenSSH
5 4 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.22%) qmail
6 2 (1.22%) Postfix
6 2 (1.22%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.22%) RHEV
7 1 (0.61%) vSphere
7 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.61%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.61%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.61%) XenApp
7 1 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.61%) Firmware
7 1 (0.61%) Samba
7 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.61%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (7.32%) Puppet
2 3 (1.83%) SCCM
2 3 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (1.83%) SCOrch
2 3 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (1.83%) SCSM
3 2 (1.22%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (1.22%) Hyperic
3 2 (1.22%) SCOM
3 2 (1.22%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.22%) WMI
3 2 (1.22%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.22%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.22%) Nagios
3 2 (1.22%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 48 (29.27%) Oracle
2 34 (20.73%) Red Hat
3 18 (10.98%) VMware
4 14 (8.54%) Cisco
5 10 (6.10%) HP
5 10 (6.10%) CheckPoint
6 9 (5.49%) F5
7 7 (4.27%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.05%) IBM
8 5 (3.05%) NetApp
8 5 (3.05%) Citrix
8 5 (3.05%) Symantec
9 4 (2.44%) Zend
9 4 (2.44%) Rackspace
9 4 (2.44%) Cyber-Ark
10 3 (1.83%) Veritas
10 3 (1.83%) Sourcefire
10 3 (1.83%) Juniper
10 3 (1.83%) Dell
11 2 (1.22%) EMC
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