The table below looks at the statistics for SSH skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSH over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 538 504 545
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +41
Contract jobs citing SSH 86 90 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 1.15% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 66 24
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£400 £354 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.99% +25.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £285 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £450 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £358 £233
% change year-on-year
+39.66% +53.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £32.50

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7941 7802 7130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 14.05% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4538 4166 3711
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 423 463
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

SSH
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SSH Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SSH
Daily Rate Trend

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

SSH Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SSH
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSH within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

SSH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SSH
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SSH Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SSH
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSH within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

SSH Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SSH
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 2015. 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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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
England -11 83 £400 +12.99% 36
London -3 30 £375 +11.11% 10
South East +2 25 £500 +41.24% 8
East of England +13 12 £450 +20.00% 5
Surrey - 12 £338 - 2
North West -7 11 £338 - 1
Berkshire +10 10 £529 - 2
Hertfordshire - 9 £368 - 3
Merseyside - 7 £400 -
Liverpool - 7 £400 -
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £400 -
Newbury - 5 - -
Staines - 5 - -
Reading -4 4 £529 - 1
Hampshire -6 4 £558 +57.48% 1
Manchester -7 4 £275 - 1
South West -14 4 £588 +54.09% 7
Epsom - 4 - -
City of London -11 3 £535 +64.61% 1
Yorkshire -26 3 £225 -35.71% 3
Twickenham - 3 £375 -
Watford - 3 £313 - 1
Bristol - 3 £600 - 1
Basingstoke -5 2 £558 +85.83%
Canary Wharf -9 2 - -
West Yorkshire -21 2 - - 1
Paddington - 2 £558 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £500 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 80 (54.79%) Linux
2 60 (41.10%) UNIX
3 58 (39.73%) Oracle
4 55 (37.67%) Windows
5 35 (23.97%) LDAP
6 34 (23.29%) Finance
7 33 (22.60%) Java
7 33 (22.60%) SSL
8 32 (21.92%) FTP
8 32 (21.92%) Firewall
8 32 (21.92%) Telnet
9 31 (21.23%) Python
10 30 (20.55%) Solaris
11 29 (19.86%) Red Hat
12 28 (19.18%) TCP/IP
12 28 (19.18%) Apache
12 28 (19.18%) HTTP
13 27 (18.49%) SQL
13 27 (18.49%) DNS
14 26 (17.81%) IBM
15 24 (16.44%) VPN
16 23 (15.75%) Microsoft
16 23 (15.75%) Cisco
17 22 (15.07%) Sun
18 21 (14.38%) Identity Management
18 21 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 21 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
19 20 (13.70%) Puppet
19 20 (13.70%) PuTTY
20 19 (13.01%) PKI

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 28 (19.18%) Apache
2 10 (6.85%) Tomcat
3 9 (6.16%) MQSeries
4 8 (5.48%) OpenStack
5 7 (4.79%) JBoss
5 7 (4.79%) WebLogic
6 6 (4.11%) CICS
6 6 (4.11%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.11%) WebSphere
6 6 (4.11%) WordPress
7 5 (3.42%) Confluence
8 4 (2.74%) CMS
9 3 (2.05%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.37%) SAS
10 2 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.37%) nginx
11 1 (0.68%) Moodle
11 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (6.85%) MS Office
2 8 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.11%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.74%) MS Project
5 3 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.37%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Magento
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.79%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (4.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.74%) PaaS
4 4 (2.74%) IaaS
5 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.37%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.37%) GitHub
6 2 (1.37%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (1.37%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.68%) Heroku
7 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (23.97%) LDAP
2 33 (22.60%) SSL
3 32 (21.92%) Telnet
3 32 (21.92%) FTP
3 32 (21.92%) Firewall
4 28 (19.18%) HTTP
4 28 (19.18%) TCP/IP
5 27 (18.49%) DNS
6 24 (16.44%) VPN
7 20 (13.70%) PuTTY
8 18 (12.33%) SNMP
9 17 (11.64%) Internet
9 17 (11.64%) SMTP
9 17 (11.64%) DHCP
10 12 (8.22%) LAN
10 12 (8.22%) HTTPS
11 11 (7.53%) VoIP
11 11 (7.53%) SAN
11 11 (7.53%) OSPF
12 10 (6.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.01%) MySQL
2 15 (10.27%) Oracle Database
3 11 (7.53%) DB2
4 9 (6.16%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.16%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.16%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (4.79%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.74%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.37%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.37%) SQLite
8 2 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.37%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 15 (10.27%) Git (software)
1 15 (10.27%) Jenkins
2 14 (9.59%) Toad
3 13 (8.90%) JIRA
4 12 (8.22%) Maven
5 7 (4.79%) Subversion
6 6 (4.11%) Hudson
7 5 (3.42%) Ant
8 3 (2.05%) RSpec
9 2 (1.37%) GitLab
9 2 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
General
1 34 (23.29%) Finance
2 11 (7.53%) Banking
3 6 (4.11%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.74%) Back Office
6 2 (1.37%) Legal
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Publishing
6 2 (1.37%) Games
6 2 (1.37%) Retail
6 2 (1.37%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (17.81%) Analyst
2 15 (10.27%) Developer
3 14 (9.59%) Consultant
4 10 (6.85%) Architect
4 10 (6.85%) Administrator
4 10 (6.85%) UNIX Engineer
5 9 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (4.79%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (4.79%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.11%) Security Engineer
7 6 (4.11%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
7 6 (4.11%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (4.11%) Information Security Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (3.42%) PHP Developer
9 4 (2.74%) Technical Tester
9 4 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (2.74%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.74%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.01%) Middleware
2 18 (12.33%) .NET
3 15 (10.27%) Web Services
4 14 (9.59%) HTML
5 11 (7.53%) REST
6 10 (6.85%) CSS
7 9 (6.16%) SOAP
8 8 (5.48%) XML
9 7 (4.79%) ISPF
9 7 (4.79%) boto
10 4 (2.74%) 802.1X
10 4 (2.74%) Ajax
10 4 (2.74%) SailPoint
10 4 (2.74%) J2EE
11 3 (2.05%) jQuery
11 3 (2.05%) RESTful
12 2 (1.37%) HTML5
12 2 (1.37%) Sass
12 2 (1.37%) LESS
12 2 (1.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.01%) PKI
2 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.90%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.16%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.48%) Mainframe
5 8 (5.48%) Client/Server
6 7 (4.79%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.11%) Algorithms
8 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (2.74%) Statistics
10 2 (1.37%) DTV
10 2 (1.37%) IPTV
10 2 (1.37%) Streaming Video
10 2 (1.37%) Clustering
10 2 (1.37%) MPEG
10 2 (1.37%) STB
10 2 (1.37%) Video on Demand
10 2 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 80 (54.79%) Linux
2 60 (41.10%) UNIX
3 55 (37.67%) Windows
4 30 (20.55%) Solaris
5 21 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (12.33%) AIX
7 8 (5.48%) zOS
7 8 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.42%) CentOS
8 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.42%) HPUX
9 4 (2.74%) Debian
10 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.37%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.37%) SmartOS
10 2 (1.37%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.38%) Identity Management
2 16 (10.96%) DevOps
3 15 (10.27%) Configuration Management
4 14 (9.59%) Information Security
4 14 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (8.90%) Capacity Management
6 10 (6.85%) SIEM
6 10 (6.85%) ITIL
7 9 (6.16%) Load Balancing
8 8 (5.48%) Open Source
9 7 (4.79%) Software Deployment
9 7 (4.79%) Time Management
9 7 (4.79%) Change Management
9 7 (4.79%) Validation
9 7 (4.79%) Auto-Scaling
9 7 (4.79%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (4.11%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.11%) Document Management
10 6 (4.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.60%) Java
2 31 (21.23%) Python
3 27 (18.49%) SQL
4 16 (10.96%) Shell Script
5 15 (10.27%) PHP
5 15 (10.27%) Bash Shell
6 12 (8.22%) Perl
7 11 (7.53%) Ruby
8 9 (6.16%) C++
9 7 (4.79%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.79%) C
10 6 (4.11%) Korn
11 5 (3.42%) C#
12 4 (2.74%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.74%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.74%) Bourne shell
12 4 (2.74%) sed
13 3 (2.05%) C-shell
13 3 (2.05%) Groovy
14 2 (1.37%) JCL
Qualifications
1 11 (7.53%) Degree
2 5 (3.42%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.42%) OCA
2 5 (3.42%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (3.42%) RHCE
3 4 (2.74%) GCIA
3 4 (2.74%) GCIH
3 4 (2.74%) CISSP
3 4 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.37%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CCIE
6 1 (0.68%) CCNP
6 1 (0.68%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.11%) SLA
1 6 (4.11%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.74%) COSO
2 4 (2.74%) COBIT
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 17 (11.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 8 (5.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 7 (4.79%) Time Sharing Option
4 7 (4.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 7 (4.79%) RACF
5 6 (4.11%) vSphere
6 5 (3.42%) PowerHA
6 5 (3.42%) KVM
6 5 (3.42%) iptables
7 4 (2.74%) SpamAssassin
7 4 (2.74%) OpenSSH
7 4 (2.74%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.74%) Postfix
8 3 (2.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (2.05%) qmail
8 3 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.05%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.05%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (13.70%) Puppet
2 16 (10.96%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 14 (9.59%) Tivoli
4 12 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (8.22%) Ansible
5 11 (7.53%) CA Single Sign-On
6 8 (5.48%) NetBackup
7 7 (4.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (4.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 6 (4.11%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (4.11%) zSecure
8 6 (4.11%) Novell Identity Manager
9 4 (2.74%) SELinux
9 4 (2.74%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (2.05%) logstash
10 3 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (2.05%) BladeLogic
10 3 (2.05%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (2.05%) yum
11 2 (1.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 58 (39.73%) Oracle
2 29 (19.86%) Red Hat
3 26 (17.81%) IBM
4 23 (15.75%) Microsoft
4 23 (15.75%) Cisco
5 22 (15.07%) Sun
6 19 (13.01%) CA
7 18 (12.33%) VMware
7 18 (12.33%) Cyber-Ark
8 11 (7.53%) HP
9 9 (6.16%) BMC
10 8 (5.48%) Sybase
11 7 (4.79%) Dell
11 7 (4.79%) Novell
11 7 (4.79%) Symantec
12 6 (4.11%) EMC
13 5 (3.42%) Splunk
14 4 (2.74%) ArcSight
14 4 (2.74%) ForgeRock
14 4 (2.74%) Remedy
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