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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 520 540 539
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -1
Contract jobs citing SSH 105 76 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 0.93% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 54 24
Average daily rate
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£500 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £242 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £338 £308
% change year-on-year
+54.07% +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 +15 102 £500 +42.85% 38
South East +4 33 £525 +82.60% 9
London +12 32 £375 -1.31% 13
Berkshire +9 16 £525 +133.33% 1
Surrey - 13 £431 - 2
South West -11 11 £588 +67.85% 5
East of England +9 9 £500 +33.33% 7
Reading -2 9 £525 +121.05%
North East -21 9 £503 +91.06%
North West -24 9 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear -23 7 £515 +95.81%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 7 £515 +95.81%
Hampshire -6 6 £558 +59.28% 1
Bristol - 6 £600 -
Merseyside - 6 £400 -
Liverpool - 6 £400 -
Newbury - 6 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £450 - 1
Staines - 6 £525 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £450 - 3
Wiltshire -4 5 £475 +35.71% 4
Swindon -9 5 £475 +35.71% 3
Basingstoke -1 3 £558 +85.83%
City of London -1 3 £535 +64.61% 2
Manchester -18 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -29 3 £225 -34.78% 1
Paddington - 3 £558 -
Twickenham - 3 £375 -
West Yorkshire -21 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 98 (55.06%) Linux
2 74 (41.57%) UNIX
3 69 (38.76%) Oracle
4 60 (33.71%) Windows
5 48 (26.97%) FTP
6 47 (26.40%) Firewall
7 46 (25.84%) SSL
8 44 (24.72%) LDAP
8 44 (24.72%) Finance
9 41 (23.03%) Java
10 37 (20.79%) HTTP
11 35 (19.66%) Telnet
12 34 (19.10%) Red Hat
12 34 (19.10%) Apache
13 33 (18.54%) Python
13 33 (18.54%) Solaris
13 33 (18.54%) VPN
14 32 (17.98%) DNS
14 32 (17.98%) TCP/IP
15 31 (17.42%) Cisco
15 31 (17.42%) IBM
15 31 (17.42%) .NET
16 30 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
17 26 (14.61%) SQL
17 26 (14.61%) Sun
17 26 (14.61%) DHCP
17 26 (14.61%) Middleware
18 25 (14.04%) CA
18 25 (14.04%) Identity Management
19 24 (13.48%) Microsoft

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 34 (19.10%) Apache
2 11 (6.18%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.62%) WebSphere
3 10 (5.62%) OpenStack
4 9 (5.06%) MQSeries
5 8 (4.49%) Confluence
6 7 (3.93%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.37%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.37%) CICS
7 6 (3.37%) JBoss
7 6 (3.37%) WordPress
8 5 (2.81%) nginx
9 4 (2.25%) CMS
10 3 (1.69%) MS Exchange
10 3 (1.69%) Drupal
11 2 (1.12%) SAS
11 2 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (5.62%) MS Office
2 9 (5.06%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.49%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.25%) MS Project
6 2 (1.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Magento
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.06%) AWS CloudFormation
2 9 (5.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (2.25%) PaaS
3 4 (2.25%) IaaS
4 3 (1.69%) GitHub
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.12%) SaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.56%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.97%) FTP
2 47 (26.40%) Firewall
3 46 (25.84%) SSL
4 44 (24.72%) LDAP
5 37 (20.79%) HTTP
6 35 (19.66%) Telnet
7 33 (18.54%) VPN
8 32 (17.98%) DNS
8 32 (17.98%) TCP/IP
9 26 (14.61%) DHCP
10 23 (12.92%) PuTTY
11 21 (11.80%) SNMP
12 19 (10.67%) Internet
13 18 (10.11%) LAN
14 15 (8.43%) SMTP
14 15 (8.43%) SAN
14 15 (8.43%) OSPF
15 13 (7.30%) Wireless
15 13 (7.30%) IPsec
16 12 (6.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.92%) MySQL
2 18 (10.11%) SQL Server
3 15 (8.43%) Oracle Database
4 14 (7.87%) DB2
5 12 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (5.62%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.93%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.93%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.81%) MariaDB
9 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.12%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (1.12%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (10.67%) Jenkins
2 18 (10.11%) JIRA
2 18 (10.11%) Git (software)
3 16 (8.99%) Toad
4 15 (8.43%) Maven
5 10 (5.62%) GitLab
6 9 (5.06%) Subversion
7 7 (3.93%) Ant
7 7 (3.93%) Hudson
8 6 (3.37%) RSpec
9 5 (2.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
General
1 44 (24.72%) Finance
2 15 (8.43%) Banking
3 7 (3.93%) Financial Institution
3 7 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.25%) Back Office
5 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.69%) Billing
5 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Publishing
6 2 (1.12%) Games
6 2 (1.12%) Retail
6 2 (1.12%) Automotive
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (15.73%) Analyst
2 23 (12.92%) Developer
3 15 (8.43%) Consultant
4 14 (7.87%) Architect
4 14 (7.87%) Administrator
5 10 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (4.49%) Software Engineer
6 8 (4.49%) UNIX Engineer
7 7 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (3.93%) Support Analyst
7 7 (3.93%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (3.93%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (3.93%) AWS Developer
8 6 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.37%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
8 6 (3.37%) Information Security Engineer
8 6 (3.37%) Security Engineer
8 6 (3.37%) UNIX Administrator
9 5 (2.81%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (2.81%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.42%) .NET
2 26 (14.61%) Middleware
3 23 (12.92%) Web Services
4 22 (12.36%) HTML
4 22 (12.36%) REST
5 18 (10.11%) CSS
6 15 (8.43%) SOAP
7 11 (6.18%) jQuery
8 10 (5.62%) HTML5
8 10 (5.62%) XML
9 9 (5.06%) boto
10 8 (4.49%) RSS
11 7 (3.93%) ISPF
11 7 (3.93%) 802.1X
12 5 (2.81%) JMS
12 5 (2.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 5 (2.81%) MCollective
13 4 (2.25%) SailPoint
13 4 (2.25%) Ajax
13 4 (2.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.36%) PKI
1 22 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.99%) Data Centre
3 15 (8.43%) Computer Science
3 15 (8.43%) Client/Server
4 10 (5.62%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.06%) Mainframe
5 9 (5.06%) Algorithms
5 9 (5.06%) Social Media
6 5 (2.81%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.81%) DataPower
6 5 (2.81%) Statistics
7 3 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.12%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.12%) Wiki
8 2 (1.12%) IPTV
8 2 (1.12%) STB
Operating Systems
1 98 (55.06%) Linux
2 74 (41.57%) UNIX
3 60 (33.71%) Windows
4 33 (18.54%) Solaris
5 24 (13.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (10.11%) AIX
7 10 (5.62%) Mac OS
8 9 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.49%) zOS
10 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.81%) HPUX
11 5 (2.81%) SmartOS
11 5 (2.81%) CoreOS
12 4 (2.25%) CentOS
12 4 (2.25%) Debian
13 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (14.04%) Identity Management
3 20 (11.24%) Configuration Management
4 19 (10.67%) Information Security
4 19 (10.67%) DevOps
5 17 (9.55%) Open Source
6 16 (8.99%) Capacity Management
7 15 (8.43%) Load Balancing
8 12 (6.74%) ITIL
8 12 (6.74%) SDLC
9 11 (6.18%) Time Management
10 10 (5.62%) SIEM
11 9 (5.06%) Software Deployment
11 9 (5.06%) Software Engineering
11 9 (5.06%) Content Management
11 9 (5.06%) SEO
11 9 (5.06%) Migration
11 9 (5.06%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (5.06%) Auto-Scaling
12 8 (4.49%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.03%) Java
2 33 (18.54%) Python
3 26 (14.61%) SQL
4 23 (12.92%) PHP
5 17 (9.55%) Ruby
6 16 (8.99%) Shell Script
7 15 (8.43%) JavaScript
8 12 (6.74%) C++
9 11 (6.18%) Bash Shell
9 11 (6.18%) Perl
10 8 (4.49%) VB
10 8 (4.49%) ActionScript
11 7 (3.93%) C
12 6 (3.37%) C#
12 6 (3.37%) Korn
13 4 (2.25%) Groovy
13 4 (2.25%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.25%) Bourne shell
13 4 (2.25%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.25%) sed
Qualifications
1 15 (8.43%) Degree
2 7 (3.93%) CISSP
3 6 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.37%) OCA
3 6 (3.37%) Oracle Certification
3 6 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.25%) GCIA
4 4 (2.25%) GCIH
4 4 (2.25%) RHCE
4 4 (2.25%) CCIE
5 3 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.69%) JNCIE
5 3 (1.69%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.56%) CCNP
6 1 (0.56%) CCDP
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.49%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.37%) SLA
3 4 (2.25%) COBIT
3 4 (2.25%) COSO
4 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 19 (10.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.06%) iptables
3 8 (4.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 8 (4.49%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 8 (4.49%) KVM
3 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 8 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.93%) RACF
4 7 (3.93%) Time Sharing Option
5 6 (3.37%) vSphere
5 6 (3.37%) Docker
5 6 (3.37%) RHEV
6 5 (2.81%) LXC
6 5 (2.81%) Varnish
6 5 (2.81%) PowerHA
6 5 (2.81%) vCloud
6 5 (2.81%) Btrfs
6 5 (2.81%) Snort
6 5 (2.81%) Squid
7 4 (2.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (11.80%) Puppet
2 18 (10.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 17 (9.55%) CA Single Sign-On
4 16 (8.99%) Tivoli
4 16 (8.99%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (8.43%) Ansible
6 8 (4.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 8 (4.49%) NetBackup
7 7 (3.93%) Novell Identity Manager
7 7 (3.93%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (3.93%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (3.37%) zSecure
9 5 (2.81%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (2.81%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.81%) Nessus
9 5 (2.81%) CFEngine
9 5 (2.81%) HAProxy
9 5 (2.81%) systemd
10 4 (2.25%) SELinux
11 3 (1.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 69 (38.76%) Oracle
2 34 (19.10%) Red Hat
3 31 (17.42%) Cisco
3 31 (17.42%) IBM
4 26 (14.61%) Sun
5 25 (14.04%) CA
6 24 (13.48%) Microsoft
7 20 (11.24%) Cyber-Ark
8 19 (10.67%) VMware
9 11 (6.18%) F5
9 11 (6.18%) HP
10 9 (5.06%) EMC
10 9 (5.06%) BMC
11 8 (4.49%) Dell
11 8 (4.49%) Sybase
11 8 (4.49%) Remedy
11 8 (4.49%) McAfee
11 8 (4.49%) Novell
12 7 (3.93%) Symantec
13 6 (3.37%) SaltStack
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