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 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 213 244 231
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Contract jobs citing SSH 33 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 0.95% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 5
Average daily rate £425 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £310 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £510 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1758 1991 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 20.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 961 638
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 125
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £60.00
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 the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSH across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the South East 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
Hampshire +20 16 £275 -50.00%
Surrey -5 9 £561 +72.69% 2
Berkshire +8 5 £388 -7.73% 8
Buckinghamshire +14 2 £530 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SSH
England

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 38 (53.52%) Linux
2 33 (46.48%) TCP/IP
3 32 (45.07%) FTP
4 30 (42.25%) SSL
5 28 (39.44%) Firewall
6 27 (38.03%) HTTP
7 23 (32.39%) Unix
8 22 (30.99%) LDAP
9 20 (28.17%) Windows
10 17 (23.94%) Red Hat
10 17 (23.94%) VPN
11 16 (22.54%) Cisco
11 16 (22.54%) Solaris
11 16 (22.54%) Apache
11 16 (22.54%) Oracle
11 16 (22.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (21.13%) SOAP
12 15 (21.13%) Web Services
12 15 (21.13%) DNS
12 15 (21.13%) SAN
12 15 (21.13%) Finance
13 14 (19.72%) Client/Server
13 14 (19.72%) Python
13 14 (19.72%) NAS
13 14 (19.72%) DataPower
13 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (19.72%) High Availability
13 14 (19.72%) Ansible
14 13 (18.31%) Load Balancing
14 13 (18.31%) Active Directory

SSH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (22.54%) Apache
2 8 (11.27%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.63%) OpenStack
3 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.23%) CMS
4 3 (4.23%) Confluence
4 3 (4.23%) nginx
4 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.82%) JBoss
5 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Office
2 7 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.86%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.04%) MS Project
4 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (5.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) IaaS
6 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (46.48%) TCP/IP
2 32 (45.07%) FTP
3 30 (42.25%) SSL
4 28 (39.44%) Firewall
5 27 (38.03%) HTTP
6 22 (30.99%) LDAP
7 17 (23.94%) VPN
8 15 (21.13%) DNS
8 15 (21.13%) SAN
9 14 (19.72%) NAS
10 12 (16.90%) DHCP
11 9 (12.68%) SMTP
12 8 (11.27%) HTTPS
12 8 (11.27%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (11.27%) LAN
13 7 (9.86%) IPsec
13 7 (9.86%) Telnet
14 5 (7.04%) WAN
15 4 (5.63%) MPLS
15 4 (5.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) MySQL
2 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.82%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.41%) Big Data
4 1 (1.41%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Jenkins
2 10 (14.08%) JIRA
3 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
4 8 (11.27%) Maven
5 6 (8.45%) Subversion
6 4 (5.63%) Ant
6 4 (5.63%) Gerrit
7 3 (4.23%) GitLab
7 3 (4.23%) Hudson
8 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.82%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.82%) JUnit
8 2 (2.82%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.41%) RSpec
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Banking
3 7 (9.86%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.04%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.23%) Games
5 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.82%) Law
7 1 (1.41%) Billing
7 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Administrator
2 10 (14.08%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (12.68%) Storage Administrator
3 9 (12.68%) Unix Administrator
4 8 (11.27%) Software Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Storage Systems Administrator
5 7 (9.86%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.45%) IT Administrator
7 5 (7.04%) Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Incident Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Video Conferencing Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Deployment Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.13%) SOAP
1 15 (21.13%) Web Services
2 13 (18.31%) Middleware
3 9 (12.68%) REST
4 8 (11.27%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (7.04%) JMS
6 4 (5.63%) LAMP
7 3 (4.23%) boto
7 3 (4.23%) Silverlight
7 3 (4.23%) XML
8 2 (2.82%) Java EE
8 2 (2.82%) SAML
8 2 (2.82%) ServiceStack
9 1 (1.41%) CSS
9 1 (1.41%) Esper
9 1 (1.41%) Flash
9 1 (1.41%) HTML
9 1 (1.41%) jQuery
9 1 (1.41%) Qt
9 1 (1.41%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Client/Server
1 14 (19.72%) DataPower
2 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
3 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (12.68%) PKI
4 5 (7.04%) Cryptography
4 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.63%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.23%) DTV
6 3 (4.23%) IPTV
6 3 (4.23%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (4.23%) MPEG
6 3 (4.23%) Streaming Video
6 3 (4.23%) Video on Demand
7 2 (2.82%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.41%) BYOD
8 1 (1.41%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (53.52%) Linux
2 23 (32.39%) Unix
3 20 (28.17%) Windows
4 16 (22.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (22.54%) Solaris
5 7 (9.86%) AIX
6 6 (8.45%) Windows 8
6 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.63%) Ubuntu
8 3 (4.23%) Android
9 2 (2.82%) Debian
9 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.41%) CoreOS
10 1 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.41%) SmartOS
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (19.72%) High Availability
2 13 (18.31%) Load Balancing
3 11 (15.49%) DevOps
3 11 (15.49%) ITIL
4 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (12.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (12.68%) Migration
5 8 (11.27%) Analytics
6 7 (9.86%) Digital Forensics
6 7 (9.86%) Document Management
6 7 (9.86%) Network Architecture
6 7 (9.86%) Patch Management
6 7 (9.86%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (9.86%) SIEM
7 6 (8.45%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.45%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.04%) Change Management
8 5 (7.04%) PRINCE
8 5 (7.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) Python
2 6 (8.45%) Perl
3 5 (7.04%) Java
3 5 (7.04%) Ruby
4 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.63%) PHP
4 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.82%) C
5 2 (2.82%) C++
5 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.82%) SQL
6 1 (1.41%) C#
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
1 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.86%) CISSP
2 7 (9.86%) Degree
2 7 (9.86%) GCIA
2 7 (9.86%) GCIH
3 2 (2.82%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.82%) CREST Certified
3 2 (2.82%) Cyber Scheme
3 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) MBA
3 2 (2.82%) OSCP
3 2 (2.82%) Tigerscheme
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) COBIT
1 5 (7.04%) COSO
1 5 (7.04%) PCI DSS
1 5 (7.04%) SAS 70
2 2 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) RHEV
3 6 (8.45%) Docker
4 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.04%) vSphere
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.82%) NFS
6 2 (2.82%) Sendmail
6 2 (2.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.82%) Veritas File System
6 2 (2.82%) Xen
7 1 (1.41%) Btrfs
7 1 (1.41%) iptables
7 1 (1.41%) KVM
7 1 (1.41%) LXC
7 1 (1.41%) Snort
7 1 (1.41%) Squid
7 1 (1.41%) Varnish
7 1 (1.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) Ansible
2 10 (14.08%) Puppet
3 7 (9.86%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (9.86%) RSA Security Analytics
4 5 (7.04%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (7.04%) Nagios
5 4 (5.63%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (4.23%) Graphite
7 2 (2.82%) Kibana
7 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.82%) Rsyslog
7 2 (2.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (2.82%) yum
8 1 (1.41%) Cacti
8 1 (1.41%) Ganglia
8 1 (1.41%) logstash
8 1 (1.41%) Nessus
8 1 (1.41%) Salt
8 1 (1.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) Red Hat
2 16 (22.54%) Cisco
2 16 (22.54%) Oracle
3 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
4 9 (12.68%) Brocade
4 9 (12.68%) CA
4 9 (12.68%) EMC
4 9 (12.68%) Sun
5 8 (11.27%) IBM
6 6 (8.45%) VMware
7 5 (7.04%) Intel Security
7 5 (7.04%) Splunk
8 4 (5.63%) Remedy
8 4 (5.63%) Tandberg
9 3 (4.23%) Adobe
9 3 (4.23%) Apple
9 3 (4.23%) F5
9 3 (4.23%) Tektronix
10 2 (2.82%) Citrix
10 2 (2.82%) Veritas
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