The table below looks at the statistics for SSH skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSH over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 139 138 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing SSH 17 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.21% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.85% 1.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate £338 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
596 434 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.63% 13.33% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 212 175
Average daily rate £420 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £452 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 39 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.13 £18.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.10% +0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.75 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

SSH
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SSH Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SSH
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SSH Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SSH
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SSH Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SSH
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 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
Cheshire +2 14 - -
Manchester -19 3 £338 -
SSH
England

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (90.91%) Network Security
2 18 (81.82%) DHCP
2 18 (81.82%) VPN
2 18 (81.82%) DNS
3 17 (77.27%) Firewall
3 17 (77.27%) Palo Alto
4 15 (68.18%) SSL
5 14 (63.64%) Cisco
6 13 (59.09%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (40.91%) IPsec
7 9 (40.91%) LAN
7 9 (40.91%) VLAN
7 9 (40.91%) Fortinet
7 9 (40.91%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (40.91%) Change Control
8 8 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
9 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
10 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
10 6 (27.27%) Information Security
10 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 6 (27.27%) Unix
10 6 (27.27%) Perl
11 5 (22.73%) CCNP
11 5 (22.73%) CCNA
11 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (22.73%) F5
11 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM

SSH
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (4.55%) CICS
1 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) Network Security
2 18 (81.82%) DHCP
2 18 (81.82%) DNS
2 18 (81.82%) VPN
3 17 (77.27%) Firewall
4 15 (68.18%) SSL
5 9 (40.91%) IPsec
5 9 (40.91%) LAN
5 9 (40.91%) VLAN
6 8 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 4 (18.18%) BGP
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (18.18%) OSPF
8 4 (18.18%) SNMP
8 4 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (18.18%) TACACS
8 4 (18.18%) Telnet
8 4 (18.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) DB2
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Architect
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Security Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (18.18%) Network Architect
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
7 3 (13.64%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (13.64%) Wireless Engineer
7 3 (13.64%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 2 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (9.09%) Designer
8 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (9.09%) Security Architect
9 1 (4.55%) AIX Administrator
9 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) ISPF
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Statistics
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) LPAR
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Unix
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) AIX
3 1 (4.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (40.91%) Change Control
2 9 (40.91%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (27.27%) Information Security
3 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 4 (18.18%) Web Filtering
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) People Management
6 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Security Management
6 1 (4.55%) Security Operations
6 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Perl
2 4 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) CLIST
3 1 (4.55%) JCL
3 1 (4.55%) Korn
3 1 (4.55%) REXX
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) CCNA
2 5 (22.73%) CCNP
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (4.55%) RACF
1 1 (4.55%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.55%) zSecure
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Palo Alto
2 14 (63.64%) Cisco
3 9 (40.91%) Fortinet
4 5 (22.73%) F5
5 4 (18.18%) Aruba
6 1 (4.55%) CA
6 1 (4.55%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) Sybase