The table below looks at the statistics for SSH skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSH over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 250 248 228
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs citing SSH 21 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.24% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 8
Median daily rate £475 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £238 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £440
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 - £30.00
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1926 1858 1640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.69% 19.68% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 903 711
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 104 102
Median hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +76.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

SSH
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SSH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SSH Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SSH
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SSH Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SSH
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSH across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

SSH Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SSH
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SSH Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SSH
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Buckinghamshire - 9 £525 -
Hampshire -6 7 £120 -51.02% 1
Surrey -13 4 £450 +5.88% 2
Berkshire -13 2 - -
SSH
England

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 South East region with a requirement for SSH.

1 29 (52.73%) Linux
2 25 (45.45%) Windows
2 25 (45.45%) FTP
2 25 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 23 (41.82%) TCP/IP
3 23 (41.82%) Firewall
4 21 (38.18%) Security Cleared
5 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 19 (34.55%) SMTP
6 19 (34.55%) Oracle
6 19 (34.55%) SC Cleared
7 18 (32.73%) Unix
7 18 (32.73%) SSL
7 18 (32.73%) HTTP
8 17 (30.91%) IPsec
9 16 (29.09%) Client/Server
9 16 (29.09%) Cryptography
10 15 (27.27%) Patch Management
11 14 (25.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (25.45%) MS Office
11 14 (25.45%) CISSP
12 13 (23.64%) LDAP
12 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
12 13 (23.64%) Apache
13 12 (21.82%) Cisco
13 12 (21.82%) DNS
13 12 (21.82%) DHCP
13 12 (21.82%) OWASP
13 12 (21.82%) PKI
14 11 (20.00%) Windows Vista

SSH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (23.64%) Apache
2 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.45%) Confluence
3 3 (5.45%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.64%) JBoss
4 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.82%) CMS
5 1 (1.82%) nginx
5 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (25.45%) MS Office
2 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
3 9 (16.36%) MS Visio
4 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (5.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (45.45%) FTP
2 23 (41.82%) Firewall
2 23 (41.82%) TCP/IP
3 19 (34.55%) SMTP
4 18 (32.73%) HTTP
4 18 (32.73%) SSL
5 17 (30.91%) IPsec
6 13 (23.64%) LDAP
7 12 (21.82%) DHCP
7 12 (21.82%) DNS
8 11 (20.00%) Internet
9 8 (14.55%) VPN
10 7 (12.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (10.91%) SAN
12 5 (9.09%) NAS
13 4 (7.27%) HTTPS
13 4 (7.27%) Wireshark
14 3 (5.45%) LAN
14 3 (5.45%) WAN
15 2 (3.64%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) MySQL
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) DB2
4 1 (1.82%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.73%) Maven
2 7 (12.73%) Subversion
3 5 (9.09%) JIRA
4 4 (7.27%) Eclipse
4 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.27%) IntelliJ
4 4 (7.27%) JUnit
5 3 (5.45%) GitLab
6 2 (3.64%) Gerrit
6 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.82%) Ant
7 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.82%) Hudson
7 1 (1.82%) RSpec
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Banking
2 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.64%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Games
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Administrator
2 8 (14.55%) IT Administrator
3 5 (9.09%) Security Advisor
3 5 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Applications Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Applications Support
4 4 (7.27%) Applications Support Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) Incident Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Security Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Storage Administrator
5 3 (5.45%) Storage Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.45%) Unix Administrator
5 3 (5.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) SOAP
2 7 (12.73%) Web Services
3 6 (10.91%) Middleware
4 5 (9.09%) REST
4 5 (9.09%) SAML
5 4 (7.27%) Java EE
5 4 (7.27%) LAMP
5 4 (7.27%) XML
6 3 (5.45%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (3.64%) JMS
8 1 (1.82%) .NET
8 1 (1.82%) Apache Flex
8 1 (1.82%) boto
8 1 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (1.82%) MCollective
8 1 (1.82%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Client/Server
1 16 (29.09%) Cryptography
2 12 (21.82%) PKI
3 9 (16.36%) CESG
3 9 (16.36%) DataPower
4 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
5 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
6 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.64%) Derivative
8 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.82%) DTV
8 1 (1.82%) IPTV
8 1 (1.82%) MPEG
8 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.82%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 29 (52.73%) Linux
2 25 (45.45%) Windows
3 18 (32.73%) Unix
4 14 (25.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 9 (16.36%) Solaris
7 8 (14.55%) Windows 8
7 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
8 6 (10.91%) AIX
9 3 (5.45%) Android
9 3 (5.45%) Ubuntu
10 2 (3.64%) CentOS
11 1 (1.82%) CoreOS
11 1 (1.82%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Patch Management
2 12 (21.82%) OWASP
3 11 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (16.36%) Fuzz Testing
4 9 (16.36%) Information Assurance
5 8 (14.55%) ISMS
6 7 (12.73%) Load Balancing
6 7 (12.73%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
6 7 (12.73%) SIEM
7 6 (10.91%) Analytics
7 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
7 6 (10.91%) Digital Forensics
7 6 (10.91%) Document Management
7 6 (10.91%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (10.91%) Migration
7 6 (10.91%) Network Architecture
7 6 (10.91%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (10.91%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (9.09%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) Python
2 7 (12.73%) Java
3 6 (10.91%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.27%) Perl
4 4 (7.27%) PHP
4 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.27%) SQL
5 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.64%) Ruby
7 1 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (38.18%) Security Cleared
2 19 (34.55%) SC Cleared
3 14 (25.45%) CISSP
4 9 (16.36%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (10.91%) CEH
6 5 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 5 (9.09%) GCIA
6 5 (9.09%) GCIH
7 4 (7.27%) Degree
8 2 (3.64%) CREST Certified
8 2 (3.64%) Cyber Scheme
8 2 (3.64%) OSCP
8 2 (3.64%) RHCE
8 2 (3.64%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (1.82%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) RMADS
2 4 (7.27%) COBIT
2 4 (7.27%) COSO
2 4 (7.27%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.27%) SAS 70
3 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.64%) QA
4 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) Sendmail
3 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.45%) iptables
4 3 (5.45%) RHEV
5 2 (3.64%) Postfix
6 1 (1.82%) Btrfs
6 1 (1.82%) Docker
6 1 (1.82%) KVM
6 1 (1.82%) LXC
6 1 (1.82%) Snort
6 1 (1.82%) Squid
6 1 (1.82%) Varnish
6 1 (1.82%) vCloud
6 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) Ansible
2 6 (10.91%) Puppet
2 6 (10.91%) RSA Security Analytics
3 4 (7.27%) Nagios
3 4 (7.27%) yum
4 2 (3.64%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.64%) Graphite
4 2 (3.64%) Kibana
4 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (3.64%) Rsyslog
5 1 (1.82%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.82%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.82%) Nessus
5 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.82%) systemd
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (34.55%) Oracle
3 12 (21.82%) Cisco
4 11 (20.00%) Citrix
5 10 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 8 (14.55%) VMware
7 4 (7.27%) F5
7 4 (7.27%) Intel Security
8 3 (5.45%) Brocade
8 3 (5.45%) CA
8 3 (5.45%) EMC
8 3 (5.45%) IBM
8 3 (5.45%) NetApp
8 3 (5.45%) Sun
9 2 (3.64%) NetWitness
10 1 (1.82%) Adobe
10 1 (1.82%) Apple
10 1 (1.82%) Remedy
10 1 (1.82%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.82%) Splunk