The table below looks at the statistics for SSH skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSH over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 370 408 356
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -52
Contract jobs citing SSH 38 7 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.033% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 0.25% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 34
Average daily rate £375 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £247 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £415 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-60.00% -
SSH
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2692 2829 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 13.34% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1841 1745
Average daily rate £423 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 74
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

SSH
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSH across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSH Jobs Demand Trend in London

SSH
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSH across the London region.

SSH Daily Rate Trend in London

SSH
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSH across the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

SSH Daily Rate Histogram in London

SSH
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSH across the London region.

SSH Hourly Rate Trend in London

SSH
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +37 3 £356 - 1
SSH
England

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 54 (69.23%) Linux
2 45 (57.69%) Unix
3 36 (46.15%) Windows
3 36 (46.15%) TCP/IP
4 30 (38.46%) Finance
5 29 (37.18%) Oracle
6 23 (29.49%) DNS
7 21 (26.92%) VPN
7 21 (26.92%) Perl
8 20 (25.64%) MySQL
8 20 (25.64%) FTP
8 20 (25.64%) LDAP
8 20 (25.64%) Shell Script
8 20 (25.64%) Git (software)
8 20 (25.64%) Bash Shell
9 19 (24.36%) Cisco
9 19 (24.36%) Python
10 18 (23.08%) Apache
10 18 (23.08%) VMware
10 18 (23.08%) JIRA
11 17 (21.79%) Configuration Management
11 17 (21.79%) Windows Server
12 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
12 16 (20.51%) Nagios
12 16 (20.51%) HTTP
12 16 (20.51%) Solaris
13 15 (19.23%) SSL
13 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (19.23%) Identity Access Management
13 15 (19.23%) Puppet

SSH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 18 (23.08%) Apache
2 12 (15.38%) Confluence
3 5 (6.41%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.85%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.85%) SAS
5 2 (2.56%) IIS
5 2 (2.56%) Node.js
5 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.56%) WordPress
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.28%) CMS
6 1 (1.28%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.28%) JBoss
6 1 (1.28%) nginx
6 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) HipChat
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) MS Office
3 2 (2.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Magento
2 1 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.28%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.28%) Datadog
3 1 (1.28%) Route 53
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (46.15%) TCP/IP
2 23 (29.49%) DNS
3 21 (26.92%) VPN
4 20 (25.64%) FTP
4 20 (25.64%) LDAP
5 16 (20.51%) HTTP
6 15 (19.23%) SSL
7 14 (17.95%) Firewall
8 11 (14.10%) SNMP
9 10 (12.82%) SMTP
10 7 (8.97%) iSCSI
11 6 (7.69%) LAN
11 6 (7.69%) SAN
12 5 (6.41%) BGP
12 5 (6.41%) NAS
12 5 (6.41%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (5.13%) DHCP
13 4 (5.13%) Internet
13 4 (5.13%) OSPF
14 3 (3.85%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.64%) MySQL
2 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.56%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.56%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.56%) DB2
6 2 (2.56%) SQLite
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.28%) Big Data
7 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.28%) Parquet
7 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.28%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 20 (25.64%) Git (software)
2 18 (23.08%) JIRA
3 12 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 11 (14.10%) Subversion
5 8 (10.26%) Maven
6 6 (7.69%) IntelliJ
6 6 (7.69%) Vagrant
7 5 (6.41%) Gradle
7 5 (6.41%) Hudson
8 3 (3.85%) git-flow
9 1 (1.28%) Ant
9 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.28%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.28%) JUnit
9 1 (1.28%) Mockito
9 1 (1.28%) Selenium
General
1 30 (38.46%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Front Office
3 6 (7.69%) Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) French Language
5 1 (1.28%) Games
5 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (14.10%) Systems Administrator
2 10 (12.82%) Administrator
3 9 (11.54%) Linux Specialist
4 8 (10.26%) Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Applications Support
5 7 (8.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.69%) Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (7.69%) Technical Support
7 5 (6.41%) Access Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Unix Administrator
7 5 (6.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Business Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Cyber-Ark Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.95%) Middleware
2 8 (10.26%) Web Services
3 7 (8.97%) REST
4 6 (7.69%) LAMP
4 6 (7.69%) SAML
5 5 (6.41%) CSS
5 5 (6.41%) HTML
5 5 (6.41%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (5.13%) Pandas
6 4 (5.13%) SailPoint
6 4 (5.13%) SOAP
7 3 (3.85%) .NET
7 3 (3.85%) Django
7 3 (3.85%) jQuery
7 3 (3.85%) POSIX
7 3 (3.85%) Sass
7 3 (3.85%) XML
8 2 (2.56%) CSS3
8 2 (2.56%) LESS
8 2 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.97%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.97%) Mobile Computing
3 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.41%) Derivative
4 4 (5.13%) CLARiiON
5 3 (3.85%) CESG
5 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.85%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.56%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.56%) PKI
6 2 (2.56%) Tandem
7 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.28%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.28%) User Experience
7 1 (1.28%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 54 (69.23%) Linux
2 45 (57.69%) Unix
3 36 (46.15%) Windows
4 17 (21.79%) Windows Server
5 16 (20.51%) Solaris
6 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (10.26%) CentOS
9 6 (7.69%) SUSE
10 4 (5.13%) AIX
11 3 (3.85%) Debian
11 3 (3.85%) Mac OS X Server
11 3 (3.85%) Ubuntu
11 3 (3.85%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (2.56%) VyOS
12 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
13 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) Configuration Management
2 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.23%) Identity Access Management
3 14 (17.95%) DevOps
4 11 (14.10%) Identity Management
4 11 (14.10%) Information Security
5 9 (11.54%) Migration
6 8 (10.26%) Open Source
6 8 (10.26%) Scrum
6 8 (10.26%) SDLC
7 7 (8.97%) Service Management
8 6 (7.69%) Analytics
8 6 (7.69%) Data Management
8 6 (7.69%) Matrix Management
9 5 (6.41%) Business Continuity Management
9 5 (6.41%) Change Management
9 5 (6.41%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (6.41%) Kanban
9 5 (6.41%) Low Latency
9 5 (6.41%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.92%) Perl
2 20 (25.64%) Bash Shell
2 20 (25.64%) Shell Script
3 19 (24.36%) Python
4 10 (12.82%) Java
5 7 (8.97%) SQL
6 6 (7.69%) AWK
6 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.69%) PHP
6 6 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.69%) Ruby
6 6 (7.69%) sed
7 5 (6.41%) C++
8 4 (5.13%) Korn
9 3 (3.85%) C
10 2 (2.56%) Lua
10 2 (2.56%) VBA
11 1 (1.28%) C#
11 1 (1.28%) Go
11 1 (1.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) CISSP
2 12 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (14.10%) CCNA
4 9 (11.54%) RHCE
4 9 (11.54%) RHCSA
5 7 (8.97%) MCSA
5 7 (8.97%) MCSE
5 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
6 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.13%) CCSA
7 4 (5.13%) CISM
7 4 (5.13%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (2.56%) Degree
9 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.56%) PMP
10 1 (1.28%) CCNP
10 1 (1.28%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.28%) QA
1 1 (1.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (17.95%) Active Directory
3 12 (15.38%) NFS
4 10 (12.82%) Squid
5 9 (11.54%) Samba
5 9 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (7.69%) iptables
6 6 (7.69%) Sendmail
6 6 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (6.41%) oVirt
8 3 (3.85%) Postfix
9 1 (1.28%) Ceph
9 1 (1.28%) Dovecot
9 1 (1.28%) KVM
9 1 (1.28%) OpenSSH
9 1 (1.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (20.51%) Nagios
2 15 (19.23%) Ansible
2 15 (19.23%) Puppet
3 13 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (14.10%) CFEngine
5 8 (10.26%) ZABBIX
6 6 (7.69%) Oracle ZFS
6 6 (7.69%) Salt
7 5 (6.41%) BladeLogic
7 5 (6.41%) Cobbler
8 4 (5.13%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (3.85%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (3.85%) systemd
10 2 (2.56%) Control-M
10 2 (2.56%) logstash
11 1 (1.28%) Cacti
11 1 (1.28%) Graphite
11 1 (1.28%) HAProxy
11 1 (1.28%) Rundeck
11 1 (1.28%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 29 (37.18%) Oracle
2 19 (24.36%) Cisco
3 18 (23.08%) VMware
4 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
5 14 (17.95%) IBM
6 13 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 9 (11.54%) HP
8 7 (8.97%) CA
9 6 (7.69%) 3PAR
9 6 (7.69%) BMC
9 6 (7.69%) SolarWinds
9 6 (7.69%) Veritas
10 5 (6.41%) EMC
10 5 (6.41%) ServiceNow
10 5 (6.41%) Tableau
11 4 (5.13%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (5.13%) Dell
11 4 (5.13%) ForgeRock
11 4 (5.13%) Symantec
12 3 (3.85%) F5
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