The table below looks at the statistics for SSH skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSH over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 545 551 523
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Contract jobs citing SSH 97 82 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 1.01% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 64
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £385
% change year-on-year
+5.99% -1.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £49.19 £187.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.76% +525.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 £187.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-73.76% +525.00%

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
8583 8083 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.43% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5212 4558 3902
Median daily rate £390 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 478 409
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

SSH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SSH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England +7 84 £450 +22.03% 27
London +7 26 £500 +38.40% 9
South East +2 22 £500 +17.64% 9
North East - 14 £400 -
Scotland -5 11 £284 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 9 £525 - 3
Milton Keynes - 8 £525 - 2
South West +10 7 £343 - 3
Surrey -13 7 £450 +33.33% 1
West Midlands - 7 £425 - 1
Edinburgh -6 5 - -
North West -9 5 £400 +45.45% 3
Durham - 5 £350 -
City of London +31 4 £500 +38.40% 2
Hampshire +3 4 £702 +167.42% 1
Renfrewshire - 4 £266 -
Erskine - 4 £266 -
Birmingham - 4 - -
Swindon 0 3 £305 -
Wiltshire -7 3 £305 -
Staines -8 3 £613 -
Manchester -9 3 £400 +45.45% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £363 - 2
Yorkshire +5 2 £400 - 1
Liverpool -1 2 £400 - 2
Leatherhead -3 2 £450 +33.33%
Merseyside -5 2 £400 - 2
Basingstoke -10 2 £702 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for SSH.

1 110 (56.12%) Linux
2 94 (47.96%) Unix
3 81 (41.33%) Oracle
4 77 (39.29%) Firewall
5 76 (38.78%) Windows
6 70 (35.71%) DNS
7 59 (30.10%) SSL
8 50 (25.51%) Java
9 48 (24.49%) FTP
10 46 (23.47%) TCP/IP
11 45 (22.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 42 (21.43%) Active Directory
12 42 (21.43%) Red Hat
12 42 (21.43%) DevOps
13 40 (20.41%) Microsoft
13 40 (20.41%) HTTP
13 40 (20.41%) Git (software)
13 40 (20.41%) Security Cleared
13 40 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (19.90%) VPN
14 39 (19.90%) LDAP
15 38 (19.39%) Cisco
15 38 (19.39%) Bash Shell
16 35 (17.86%) Maven
17 33 (16.84%) Apache
18 32 (16.33%) SC Cleared
19 31 (15.82%) Perl
20 30 (15.31%) SQL
21 28 (14.29%) Configuration Management
22 27 (13.78%) SMTP

SSH
Top Related IT Skills 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 33 (16.84%) Apache
2 15 (7.65%) Confluence
3 13 (6.63%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.63%) Tomcat
4 12 (6.12%) JBoss
4 12 (6.12%) MS Exchange
5 9 (4.59%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.06%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.55%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.04%) CMS
8 4 (2.04%) nginx
8 4 (2.04%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.04%) WordPress
9 3 (1.53%) lighttpd
9 3 (1.53%) Moodle
10 2 (1.02%) iPlanet
10 2 (1.02%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (8.16%) MS Office
2 15 (7.65%) MS Excel
3 10 (5.10%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.57%) HipChat
5 4 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.02%) MS Project
7 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Magento
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.02%) GitHub
5 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.51%) IaaS
5 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (39.29%) Firewall
2 70 (35.71%) DNS
3 59 (30.10%) SSL
4 48 (24.49%) FTP
5 46 (23.47%) TCP/IP
6 40 (20.41%) HTTP
7 39 (19.90%) LDAP
7 39 (19.90%) VPN
8 27 (13.78%) SMTP
9 25 (12.76%) IPsec
10 23 (11.73%) DHCP
11 22 (11.22%) Internet
12 20 (10.20%) Network Security
13 18 (9.18%) BGP
14 17 (8.67%) SNMP
15 16 (8.16%) Telnet
16 15 (7.65%) LAN
17 14 (7.14%) BIG-IP
17 14 (7.14%) SAN
18 12 (6.12%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.24%) MySQL
2 22 (11.22%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.61%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.06%) DB2
6 4 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.02%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.02%) Riak
8 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 40 (20.41%) Git (software)
2 35 (17.86%) Maven
3 26 (13.27%) Jenkins
3 26 (13.27%) JIRA
4 14 (7.14%) Subversion
5 10 (5.10%) JUnit
6 6 (3.06%) Ant
6 6 (3.06%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.04%) GitLab
8 4 (2.04%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.04%) Zephyr
9 3 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.53%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.53%) git-flow
9 3 (1.53%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (1.53%) Liquibase
9 3 (1.53%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.53%) SonarQube
General
1 23 (11.73%) Finance
2 11 (5.61%) Banking
3 4 (2.04%) Electronics
3 4 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.04%) Marketing
3 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.53%) Games
4 3 (1.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.02%) Military
5 2 (1.02%) Retail
6 1 (0.51%) Billing
6 1 (0.51%) French Language
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (13.27%) Administrator
2 22 (11.22%) Developer
3 20 (10.20%) Consultant
4 17 (8.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (8.67%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (7.65%) Linux Engineer
5 15 (7.65%) Unix Support
6 14 (7.14%) Applications Support
7 12 (6.12%) Network Engineer
7 12 (6.12%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.61%) AWS Engineer
8 11 (5.61%) Linux Administrator
8 11 (5.61%) Linux Support
8 11 (5.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.10%) AWS DevOps
10 9 (4.59%) Analyst
10 9 (4.59%) Architect
10 9 (4.59%) Java Developer
11 8 (4.08%) Security Advisor
12 7 (3.57%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.76%) SOAP
2 19 (9.69%) Web Services
3 18 (9.18%) LAMP
4 17 (8.67%) SAML
5 16 (8.16%) REST
6 12 (6.12%) XML
7 11 (5.61%) Middleware
8 10 (5.10%) CSS
8 10 (5.10%) HTML
9 6 (3.06%) Java EE
10 5 (2.55%) IBM Integration Bus
10 5 (2.55%) jQuery
10 5 (2.55%) RESTful
11 4 (2.04%) .NET
11 4 (2.04%) Gherkin
11 4 (2.04%) JDBC
11 4 (2.04%) JMS
11 4 (2.04%) JSON
11 4 (2.04%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (2.04%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.71%) Client/Server
2 20 (10.20%) PKI
3 18 (9.18%) Data Centre
4 17 (8.67%) Cryptography
5 15 (7.65%) Wiki
6 14 (7.14%) Computer Science
7 12 (6.12%) CESG
8 10 (5.10%) DataPower
9 9 (4.59%) Management Information System
10 8 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (4.08%) Derivative
11 5 (2.55%) Clustering
12 4 (2.04%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.53%) DTV
13 3 (1.53%) IPTV
13 3 (1.53%) MPEG
13 3 (1.53%) Replication
13 3 (1.53%) Streaming Video
13 3 (1.53%) Video on Demand
14 2 (1.02%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 110 (56.12%) Linux
2 94 (47.96%) Unix
3 76 (38.78%) Windows
4 45 (22.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (10.20%) Windows Server
6 18 (9.18%) Windows XP
7 16 (8.16%) AIX
8 13 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (6.12%) Windows Vista
10 11 (5.61%) CentOS
10 11 (5.61%) Solaris
11 7 (3.57%) Mac OS X
12 6 (3.06%) Windows 8
13 5 (2.55%) SUSE
13 5 (2.55%) Ubuntu
14 4 (2.04%) Debian
15 3 (1.53%) Android
16 2 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.51%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.43%) DevOps
2 40 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 21 (10.71%) Migration
4 21 (10.71%) Open Source
5 20 (10.20%) ITIL
6 18 (9.18%) Load Balancing
7 17 (8.67%) Validation
8 15 (7.65%) Change Management
8 15 (7.65%) Defect Management
8 15 (7.65%) OWASP
8 15 (7.65%) Patch Management
9 14 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (7.14%) Service Delivery
10 13 (6.63%) Change Control
10 13 (6.63%) Information Security
10 13 (6.63%) Mentoring
11 12 (6.12%) Information Assurance
11 12 (6.12%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.51%) Java
2 38 (19.39%) Bash Shell
3 31 (15.82%) Perl
4 30 (15.31%) SQL
5 26 (13.27%) Python
6 21 (10.71%) PHP
7 16 (8.16%) PL/SQL
8 13 (6.63%) Groovy
8 13 (6.63%) Korn
9 11 (5.61%) JavaScript
10 10 (5.10%) Ruby
11 9 (4.59%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.53%) C++
12 3 (1.53%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.51%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.51%) C#
13 1 (0.51%) COBOL
13 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 40 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 32 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.24%) CISSP
4 18 (9.18%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (6.12%) CESG Certified Professional
6 10 (5.10%) CCNP
7 9 (4.59%) CCNA
7 9 (4.59%) Degree
8 7 (3.57%) CCIE
8 7 (3.57%) CEH
8 7 (3.57%) MCSA
8 7 (3.57%) MCSE
8 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.55%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (2.04%) RHCE
11 3 (1.53%) AWS Certification
11 3 (1.53%) ISEB
11 3 (1.53%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) RMADS
2 5 (2.55%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.55%) QA
3 4 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.53%) COBIT
4 3 (1.53%) COSO
4 3 (1.53%) SAS 70
4 3 (1.53%) SLA
5 2 (1.02%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.16%) Docker
3 15 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.12%) Sendmail
5 10 (5.10%) iptables
5 10 (5.10%) NFS
6 7 (3.57%) Postfix
7 4 (2.04%) Squid
8 3 (1.53%) RHEV
8 3 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (1.02%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.02%) vSphere
10 1 (0.51%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.51%) Samba
10 1 (0.51%) Snort
10 1 (0.51%) Varnish
10 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (10.20%) Ansible
2 19 (9.69%) Puppet
3 18 (9.18%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (6.12%) Packer
5 10 (5.10%) Nagios
6 7 (3.57%) yum
7 6 (3.06%) ZABBIX
8 5 (2.55%) Control-M
9 4 (2.04%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (2.04%) Kubernetes
9 4 (2.04%) logstash
9 4 (2.04%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (1.53%) Cacti
10 3 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (1.53%) Kibana
10 3 (1.53%) Munin
10 3 (1.53%) OpenView
10 3 (1.53%) Rancher
10 3 (1.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 81 (41.33%) Oracle
2 42 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 40 (20.41%) Microsoft
4 38 (19.39%) Cisco
5 25 (12.76%) F5
6 22 (11.22%) VMware
7 16 (8.16%) HP
8 12 (6.12%) Citrix
9 10 (5.10%) NetApp
10 8 (4.08%) BMC
10 8 (4.08%) Palo Alto
11 7 (3.57%) Apple
11 7 (3.57%) Sun
12 6 (3.06%) Brocade
12 6 (3.06%) CA
12 6 (3.06%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.55%) EMC
13 5 (2.55%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.55%) IBM
14 4 (2.04%) Veritas
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