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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 461 546 565
Rank change year-on-year
+85 +19
Contract jobs citing SSH 197 115 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.37% 1.47% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 60 56
Median daily rate £475 £500 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +42.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £588 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £523 £347
% change year-on-year
-4.30% +50.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.08% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+181.08% -

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
8297 7834 8460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.69% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5065 4500 4673
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 545 478
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -10.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +101 192 £475 -5.00% 38
London +92 134 £450 -2.70% 13
South East +8 32 £538 +2.38% 10
Croydon - 20 £495 -
City of London +17 10 £438 +9.37% 2
East of England +5 10 £494 -1.25% 2
Yorkshire +16 9 £375 +66.66% 4
Norwich - 9 £500 -
Norfolk - 9 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £538 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £538 - 1
Hampshire +12 6 £325 -41.70% 2
West Yorkshire +10 6 £335 - 2
Oxfordshire -1 6 £560 +49.33% 1
Oxford - 6 £560 - 1
Leeds +12 5 £350 - 1
Berkshire -5 5 £401 -23.71% 3
Surrey -3 4 £475 - 3
Hook -3 3 £300 -8.81%
West Midlands -20 3 £375 - 2
Leatherhead - 3 £475 -
Bracknell - 3 £401 -
North West +7 2 £406 +1.56% 2
North East -30 2 £440 -12.43% 1
Tyne and Wear -31 2 £440 -14.56%
Cheshire - 2 £406 -
Thames Valley - 2 £700 -
Coventry - 2 £375 -
Basingstoke +5 1 - -
South Yorkshire -2 1 - - 2

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 207 (70.41%) Linux
2 156 (53.06%) Oracle
3 152 (51.70%) DNS
4 144 (48.98%) Apache
5 140 (47.62%) VMware
6 139 (47.28%) DevOps
7 136 (46.26%) Git (software)
8 134 (45.58%) Agile Software Development
9 133 (45.24%) Puppet
10 128 (43.54%) Maven
11 124 (42.18%) Configuration Management
12 120 (40.82%) JIRA
13 118 (40.14%) Amazon AWS
14 117 (39.80%) Jenkins
15 116 (39.46%) Ansible
16 114 (38.78%) Docker
16 114 (38.78%) Security Cleared
17 106 (36.05%) OpenLDAP
18 105 (35.71%) Kubernetes
19 104 (35.37%) Continuous Delivery
19 104 (35.37%) SC Cleared
20 103 (35.03%) Confluence
20 103 (35.03%) Scrum
20 103 (35.03%) Shell Script
20 103 (35.03%) Sonatype Nexus
21 102 (34.69%) JUnit
21 102 (34.69%) ZABBIX
21 102 (34.69%) Continuous Integration
22 100 (34.01%) Postfix
22 100 (34.01%) OpenVPN

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
1 144 (48.98%) Apache
2 103 (35.03%) Confluence
3 96 (32.65%) Elasticsearch
4 34 (11.56%) Tomcat
5 18 (6.12%) JBoss
6 17 (5.78%) MS Exchange
7 12 (4.08%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.04%) IIS
8 6 (2.04%) OpenStack
8 6 (2.04%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.36%) iPlanet
9 4 (1.36%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.36%) WebLogic Portal
9 4 (1.36%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.02%) CMS
10 3 (1.02%) lighttpd
10 3 (1.02%) Moodle
10 3 (1.02%) nginx
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 99 (33.67%) HipChat
2 26 (8.84%) MS Excel
3 15 (5.10%) MS Visio
4 12 (4.08%) MS Office
5 6 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.70%) MS Project
7 1 (0.34%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 6 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 118 (40.14%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.02%) IaaS
5 2 (0.68%) GitHub
5 2 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (51.70%) DNS
2 106 (36.05%) OpenLDAP
3 100 (34.01%) OpenVPN
4 62 (21.09%) FTP
5 61 (20.75%) SSL
6 59 (20.07%) Firewall
7 51 (17.35%) HTTP
8 44 (14.97%) Internet
9 39 (13.27%) TCP/IP
10 30 (10.20%) SMTP
11 29 (9.86%) LDAP
11 29 (9.86%) VPN
12 22 (7.48%) IPsec
12 22 (7.48%) SAN
13 20 (6.80%) NAS
13 20 (6.80%) Telnet
14 16 (5.44%) SNMP
15 15 (5.10%) BIG-IP
15 15 (5.10%) DHCP
15 15 (5.10%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (33.67%) PostgreSQL
2 92 (31.29%) Hadoop
3 38 (12.93%) MySQL
4 33 (11.22%) SQL Server
5 18 (6.12%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (3.40%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.70%) DB2
9 4 (1.36%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.02%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.02%) Riak
11 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 136 (46.26%) Git (software)
2 128 (43.54%) Maven
3 120 (40.82%) JIRA
4 117 (39.80%) Jenkins
5 103 (35.03%) Sonatype Nexus
6 102 (34.69%) JUnit
7 100 (34.01%) Ant
8 96 (32.65%) SonarQube
9 95 (32.31%) JIRA Agile
10 93 (31.63%) Liquibase
11 78 (26.53%) Bitbucket
12 19 (6.46%) Subversion
13 6 (2.04%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.36%) git-flow
14 4 (1.36%) GitLab
15 3 (1.02%) IntelliJ
15 3 (1.02%) SoapUI
15 3 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
16 2 (0.68%) Toad
General
1 35 (11.90%) Finance
2 10 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.04%) Electronics
3 6 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.04%) Marketing
4 4 (1.36%) Advertising
4 4 (1.36%) Banking
5 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.02%) Games
5 3 (1.02%) Military
6 2 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 84 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 31 (10.54%) Developer
2 31 (10.54%) Senior DevOps
2 31 (10.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 29 (9.86%) Lead DevOps
4 23 (7.82%) Consultant
4 23 (7.82%) Linux Engineer
5 18 (6.12%) Java Developer
6 17 (5.78%) Administrator
7 16 (5.44%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (4.42%) DevOps Consultant
8 13 (4.42%) Linux Administrator
8 13 (4.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 13 (4.42%) Technical Leader
9 12 (4.08%) Linux Support
9 12 (4.08%) Network Engineer
10 11 (3.74%) Analyst
10 11 (3.74%) Support Engineer
10 11 (3.74%) Unix Engineer
11 10 (3.40%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (32.99%) MCollective
2 96 (32.65%) ELK Stack
3 92 (31.29%) Software Packaging
4 27 (9.18%) LAMP
5 21 (7.14%) Web Services
6 17 (5.78%) HTML
7 15 (5.10%) CSS
7 15 (5.10%) REST
7 15 (5.10%) SOAP
8 14 (4.76%) XML
9 13 (4.42%) Middleware
10 9 (3.06%) SAML
11 8 (2.72%) JDBC
12 7 (2.38%) J2EE
12 7 (2.38%) RESTful
13 6 (2.04%) JSP
13 6 (2.04%) Spring
14 5 (1.70%) Java EE
15 4 (1.36%) JSON
15 4 (1.36%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.82%) Management Information System
1 23 (7.82%) PKI
2 21 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 20 (6.80%) Cryptography
4 18 (6.12%) Client/Server
5 17 (5.78%) CESG
6 15 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (4.76%) Computer Science
8 11 (3.74%) Virtual Team
9 8 (2.72%) Clustering
9 8 (2.72%) Derivative
9 8 (2.72%) Wiki
10 5 (1.70%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.36%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.36%) Grid Computing
11 4 (1.36%) HP Storage
11 4 (1.36%) HP StoreVirtual
12 3 (1.02%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 207 (70.41%) Linux
2 91 (30.95%) CentOS
2 91 (30.95%) Unix
3 77 (26.19%) Windows
4 51 (17.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (6.12%) Solaris
6 17 (5.78%) Windows Server
7 16 (5.44%) Windows Vista
8 14 (4.76%) AIX
9 7 (2.38%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.04%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.70%) Debian
11 5 (1.70%) SUSE
12 2 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (47.28%) DevOps
2 134 (45.58%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (42.18%) Configuration Management
4 104 (35.37%) Continuous Delivery
5 103 (35.03%) Scrum
6 102 (34.69%) Continuous Integration
7 96 (32.65%) Service Management
8 93 (31.63%) Identity Management
9 78 (26.53%) Case Management
10 72 (24.49%) Workflow
11 70 (23.81%) Coaching
12 65 (22.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (8.50%) Patch Management
14 22 (7.48%) ITIL
15 21 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
16 18 (6.12%) Change Management
16 18 (6.12%) Migration
16 18 (6.12%) Software Engineering
17 17 (5.78%) OWASP
17 17 (5.78%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (35.03%) Shell Script
2 94 (31.97%) Ruby
3 52 (17.69%) Java
4 41 (13.95%) Perl
5 39 (13.27%) Bash Shell
6 35 (11.90%) Python
7 31 (10.54%) SQL
8 29 (9.86%) PHP
9 15 (5.10%) JavaScript
10 12 (4.08%) PL/SQL
11 10 (3.40%) PowerShell
12 9 (3.06%) Korn
13 8 (2.72%) Groovy
14 5 (1.70%) AWK
14 5 (1.70%) sed
15 2 (0.68%) C
16 1 (0.34%) R
16 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 114 (38.78%) Security Cleared
2 104 (35.37%) SC Cleared
3 44 (14.97%) CTC Cleared
4 30 (10.20%) CISSP
5 22 (7.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (5.78%) CESG Certified Professional
7 16 (5.44%) Degree
8 14 (4.76%) CEH
9 12 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (3.74%) CCNP
11 7 (2.38%) CCIE
11 7 (2.38%) CISM
12 6 (2.04%) CISA
12 6 (2.04%) RHCE
13 5 (1.70%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.70%) GCIA
13 5 (1.70%) GCIH
14 4 (1.36%) AWS Certification
15 3 (1.02%) Check Point Certification
15 3 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.74%) RMADS
2 7 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.04%) COBIT
3 6 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.70%) COSO
4 5 (1.70%) SAS 70
5 4 (1.36%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.36%) SLA
6 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.68%) QA
7 1 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 114 (38.78%) Docker
2 100 (34.01%) Postfix
3 96 (32.65%) Squid
4 92 (31.29%) vCloud
5 43 (14.63%) Active Directory
6 37 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (5.78%) Sendmail
8 14 (4.76%) NFS
9 6 (2.04%) iptables
10 4 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.02%) Xen
12 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.68%) Snort
13 1 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 133 (45.24%) Puppet
2 116 (39.46%) Ansible
3 105 (35.71%) Kubernetes
4 102 (34.69%) ZABBIX
5 100 (34.01%) logstash
5 100 (34.01%) Rancher
5 100 (34.01%) Terraform
6 96 (32.65%) Kibana
7 17 (5.78%) Packer
8 16 (5.44%) OpenView
9 14 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (4.42%) Nagios
11 9 (3.06%) Consul
12 8 (2.72%) yum
13 6 (2.04%) NetBackup
13 6 (2.04%) SELinux
14 5 (1.70%) RSA Security Analytics
15 4 (1.36%) BMC PATROL
15 4 (1.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 4 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 156 (53.06%) Oracle
2 140 (47.62%) VMware
3 97 (32.99%) Sonatype
4 78 (26.53%) Atlassian
5 41 (13.95%) Microsoft
6 40 (13.61%) Red Hat
7 29 (9.86%) Cisco
8 28 (9.52%) HP
9 19 (6.46%) Citrix
10 17 (5.78%) F5
11 15 (5.10%) Opsware
12 10 (3.40%) NetApp
13 9 (3.06%) AppDynamics
14 8 (2.72%) SAP
15 7 (2.38%) Sun
15 7 (2.38%) Veritas
16 6 (2.04%) Apple
16 6 (2.04%) Cyber-Ark
16 6 (2.04%) Qualys
16 6 (2.04%) Symantec
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