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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 506 542 568
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +26
Contract jobs citing SSH 122 103 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 1.30% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 61 49
Median daily rate £413 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £340 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £588 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.68% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £40.85 £30.19 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% +0.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.85 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.81%

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
7621 7915 8332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.19% 14.25% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4560 4668 4775
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 480 458
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 2 December 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
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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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 +32 119 £438 -2.77% 27
London +32 78 £444 +4.41% 10
South East +18 23 £475 +5.55% 5
Croydon - 11 £488 -
Surrey +18 10 £475 +8.57% 1
City of London -3 9 £375 -11.76% 2
North East -35 8 £313 -36.86%
Tyne and Wear -36 8 £313 -36.54%
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 8 £313 -36.54%
Berkshire +9 6 £475 +5.55% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £320 - 1
Leatherhead - 4 £475 -
Buckinghamshire +22 3 £474 -
Reading +7 3 £475 - 2
Leeds - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
South West +9 2 £288 -9.80% 6
Epsom -1 2 - -
West Midlands -23 2 £375 - 2
Thames Valley - 2 £700 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £474 -
Bracknell - 2 £450 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Cardiff +18 1 £350 -22.22%
Scotland +16 1 - -
Hampshire +11 1 £700 +20.43%
South Wales +11 1 £350 -22.22%
North West +3 1 £400 +18.51% 2
Manchester +2 1 £400 +18.51% 1
Wales -2 1 £350 -24.32%

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 218 (71.48%) Linux
2 169 (55.41%) DNS
3 164 (53.77%) Oracle
3 164 (53.77%) VMware
4 152 (49.84%) Puppet
5 150 (49.18%) Apache
6 142 (46.56%) Git (software)
7 137 (44.92%) Agile Software Development
8 135 (44.26%) DevOps
9 133 (43.61%) Configuration Management
10 132 (43.28%) Security Cleared
10 132 (43.28%) Amazon AWS
11 131 (42.95%) Ansible
12 130 (42.62%) JIRA
13 129 (42.30%) Maven
14 127 (41.64%) OpenLDAP
15 126 (41.31%) SC Cleared
16 125 (40.98%) Docker
17 124 (40.66%) Jenkins
17 124 (40.66%) Kubernetes
18 123 (40.33%) Shell Script
19 120 (39.34%) logstash
19 120 (39.34%) Sonatype Nexus
20 119 (39.02%) Terraform
20 119 (39.02%) Rancher
20 119 (39.02%) Scrum
20 119 (39.02%) ZABBIX
20 119 (39.02%) OpenVPN
21 118 (38.69%) Ant
22 117 (38.36%) Continuous Integration

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
1 150 (49.18%) Apache
2 116 (38.03%) Elasticsearch
3 113 (37.05%) Confluence
4 28 (9.18%) Tomcat
5 19 (6.23%) JBoss
6 13 (4.26%) nginx
7 12 (3.93%) MS Exchange
7 12 (3.93%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.62%) IIS
9 6 (1.97%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.64%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.66%) CMS
11 2 (0.66%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.66%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.66%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 111 (36.39%) HipChat
2 19 (6.23%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.93%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.28%) MS Office
5 5 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.31%) MS Project
7 1 (0.33%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 6 (1.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.66%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 132 (43.28%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (0.98%) IaaS
4 2 (0.66%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 169 (55.41%) DNS
2 127 (41.64%) OpenLDAP
3 119 (39.02%) OpenVPN
4 62 (20.33%) SSL
5 59 (19.34%) FTP
6 49 (16.07%) HTTP
7 45 (14.75%) Firewall
8 43 (14.10%) VPN
9 41 (13.44%) Internet
10 40 (13.11%) IPsec
11 38 (12.46%) TCP/IP
12 30 (9.84%) LDAP
13 28 (9.18%) SAN
14 24 (7.87%) NAS
15 23 (7.54%) LAN
15 23 (7.54%) Reverse Proxy
16 22 (7.21%) SMTP
17 19 (6.23%) OSPF
17 19 (6.23%) WAN
18 18 (5.90%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (37.38%) PostgreSQL
2 112 (36.72%) Hadoop
3 27 (8.85%) Oracle Database
4 26 (8.52%) MySQL
5 25 (8.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (6.56%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.64%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.31%) DB2
8 4 (1.31%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.66%) Riak
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 142 (46.56%) Git (software)
2 130 (42.62%) JIRA
3 129 (42.30%) Maven
4 124 (40.66%) Jenkins
5 120 (39.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 118 (38.69%) Ant
7 116 (38.03%) JUnit
8 115 (37.70%) SonarQube
9 112 (36.72%) Liquibase
10 111 (36.39%) JIRA Agile
11 82 (26.89%) Bitbucket
12 10 (3.28%) Subversion
13 4 (1.31%) git-flow
13 4 (1.31%) GitLab
13 4 (1.31%) Toad
14 3 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 2 (0.66%) Eclipse
16 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
16 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (13.11%) Finance
2 10 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.97%) Banking
4 6 (1.97%) Electronics
4 6 (1.97%) Marketing
5 4 (1.31%) Advertising
6 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.98%) Games
6 3 (0.98%) Military
7 2 (0.66%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (26.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (11.48%) Senior DevOps
2 35 (11.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 29 (9.51%) Consultant
4 28 (9.18%) Administrator
5 27 (8.85%) Developer
6 26 (8.52%) Lead DevOps
7 22 (7.21%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (5.57%) Java Developer
9 15 (4.92%) Linux Administrator
9 15 (4.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 14 (4.59%) Network Engineer
10 14 (4.59%) Technical Leader
11 13 (4.26%) DevOps Consultant
11 13 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
12 12 (3.93%) Analyst
13 11 (3.61%) Support Engineer
14 10 (3.28%) Security Engineer
15 8 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
16 7 (2.30%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (38.03%) ELK Stack
1 116 (38.03%) MCollective
2 113 (37.05%) Software Packaging
3 16 (5.25%) LAMP
3 16 (5.25%) SOAP
4 15 (4.92%) Web Services
5 13 (4.26%) HTML
5 13 (4.26%) REST
6 11 (3.61%) CSS
7 9 (2.95%) Middleware
8 8 (2.62%) JDBC
8 8 (2.62%) XML
9 7 (2.30%) 802.1X
10 6 (1.97%) RESTful
10 6 (1.97%) Spring
11 5 (1.64%) J2EE
12 4 (1.31%) JAXB
12 4 (1.31%) JSP
12 4 (1.31%) Spring Security
12 4 (1.31%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.85%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.90%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.92%) PKI
4 13 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.26%) Client/Server
5 11 (3.61%) CESG
5 11 (3.61%) Cryptography
6 10 (3.28%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.95%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.95%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (2.30%) Clustering
8 7 (2.30%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.64%) Replication
10 4 (1.31%) NHS
11 3 (0.98%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.98%) DataPower
11 3 (0.98%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.66%) HP StoreVirtual
12 2 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 218 (71.48%) Linux
2 102 (33.44%) CentOS
3 82 (26.89%) Unix
4 66 (21.64%) Windows
5 58 (19.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (8.20%) Solaris
7 14 (4.59%) AIX
8 13 (4.26%) RancherOS
8 13 (4.26%) VyOS
9 12 (3.93%) Windows Server
10 10 (3.28%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.30%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.97%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.31%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (1.31%) Debian
13 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.98%) HPUX
14 3 (0.98%) SUSE
15 2 (0.66%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (44.92%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (44.26%) DevOps
3 133 (43.61%) Configuration Management
4 119 (39.02%) Scrum
5 117 (38.36%) Continuous Integration
6 116 (38.03%) Continuous Delivery
6 116 (38.03%) Service Management
7 115 (37.70%) Identity Management
8 92 (30.16%) Workflow
9 82 (26.89%) Case Management
9 82 (26.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 74 (24.26%) Coaching
11 20 (6.56%) Load Balancing
12 19 (6.23%) Patch Management
13 18 (5.90%) Change Management
14 16 (5.25%) Software Engineering
15 15 (4.92%) High Availability
15 15 (4.92%) Migration
16 14 (4.59%) Cybersecurity
17 13 (4.26%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 123 (40.33%) Shell Script
2 98 (32.13%) Ruby
3 46 (15.08%) Perl
4 31 (10.16%) Java
5 30 (9.84%) Bash Shell
5 30 (9.84%) SQL
6 26 (8.52%) PHP
7 23 (7.54%) Python
8 19 (6.23%) Korn
8 19 (6.23%) PowerShell
9 14 (4.59%) JavaScript
10 10 (3.28%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.95%) AWK
11 9 (2.95%) sed
12 3 (0.98%) C
13 2 (0.66%) VB
14 1 (0.33%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 132 (43.28%) Security Cleared
2 126 (41.31%) SC Cleared
3 48 (15.74%) CTC Cleared
4 25 (8.20%) CISSP
5 24 (7.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (4.59%) CCNP
8 12 (3.93%) Degree
9 11 (3.61%) CESG Certified Professional
10 10 (3.28%) CCIE
11 9 (2.95%) CEH
12 8 (2.62%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.64%) CCDP
13 5 (1.64%) CISM
14 4 (1.31%) CCNA
14 4 (1.31%) CISA
14 4 (1.31%) GCIA
14 4 (1.31%) GCIH
15 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.98%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.97%) COBIT
1 6 (1.97%) PCI DSS
1 6 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (1.64%) RMADS
3 4 (1.31%) COSO
3 4 (1.31%) SAS 70
4 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.98%) SLA
5 2 (0.66%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 125 (40.98%) Docker
2 115 (37.70%) Postfix
2 115 (37.70%) Squid
3 114 (37.38%) vCloud
4 43 (14.10%) Active Directory
5 40 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (7.87%) NFS
7 11 (3.61%) Sendmail
8 7 (2.30%) vSphere
9 6 (1.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.64%) Veritas File System
11 4 (1.31%) Hyper-V
11 4 (1.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.98%) Xen
13 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.66%) Snort
Systems Management
1 152 (49.84%) Puppet
2 131 (42.95%) Ansible
3 124 (40.66%) Kubernetes
4 120 (39.34%) logstash
5 119 (39.02%) Rancher
5 119 (39.02%) Terraform
5 119 (39.02%) ZABBIX
6 116 (38.03%) Kibana
7 23 (7.54%) Consul
7 23 (7.54%) Packer
8 16 (5.25%) Nagios
9 14 (4.59%) OpenView
10 13 (4.26%) HAProxy
11 9 (2.95%) SELinux
12 8 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (1.97%) NetBackup
14 5 (1.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 4 (1.31%) RSA Security Analytics
15 4 (1.31%) Tivoli
16 3 (0.98%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 164 (53.77%) Oracle
1 164 (53.77%) VMware
2 116 (38.03%) Sonatype
3 82 (26.89%) Atlassian
4 39 (12.79%) Microsoft
4 39 (12.79%) Red Hat
5 27 (8.85%) Cisco
6 24 (7.87%) AppDynamics
7 22 (7.21%) HP
8 16 (5.25%) NetApp
9 15 (4.92%) Citrix
10 13 (4.26%) Opsware
10 13 (4.26%) Sun
10 13 (4.26%) Vyatta
11 11 (3.61%) Veritas
12 9 (2.95%) SAP
13 8 (2.62%) Brocade
13 8 (2.62%) F5
13 8 (2.62%) IBM
13 8 (2.62%) Juniper
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