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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 469 551 559
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +8
Contract jobs citing SSH 176 104 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% 1.30% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 54 54
Median daily rate £475 £500 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £578 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £520 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +54.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 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
8468 8013 8346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.66% 13.94% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5164 4567 4493
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 522 468
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.53 £21.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.66% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +72 168 £478 -4.50% 27
London +64 109 £475 +26.66% 10
South East +10 31 £525 - 8
Croydon - 17 £435 -
East of England +23 10 £494 -1.25%
Norwich - 9 £500 -
Norfolk - 9 £500 -
City of London +32 8 £475 -11.21% 3
Surrey -1 8 £475 +10.14% 1
Yorkshire 0 7 £400 +77.77% 1
North East -16 7 £400 -20.39% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £525 - 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £525 -
Oxfordshire +2 6 £560 +49.33%
Oxford - 6 £560 -
Hampshire +9 5 £300 -46.18% 3
Durham - 5 £350 -
Scotland +11 4 - -
Edinburgh +5 4 - -
West Yorkshire +5 4 £335 -
Berkshire -7 4 £353 -32.85% 4
Leatherhead +15 3 £475 +40.74%
Leeds +3 3 £350 -
Hook -1 3 £300 -8.81%
Staines -3 3 £619 +17.85%
Basingstoke +8 2 - -
North West +4 2 £406 +1.56% 2
West Midlands -29 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -34 2 £440 -14.56% 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £400 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 188 (65.05%) Linux
2 154 (53.29%) Oracle
3 138 (47.75%) DNS
4 125 (43.25%) Git (software)
4 125 (43.25%) DevOps
5 121 (41.87%) Apache
6 120 (41.52%) Agile Software Development
7 116 (40.14%) VMware
8 114 (39.45%) Maven
9 109 (37.72%) Puppet
10 107 (37.02%) Configuration Management
10 107 (37.02%) Unix
11 102 (35.29%) JIRA
12 99 (34.26%) Amazon AWS
12 99 (34.26%) Security Cleared
12 99 (34.26%) Jenkins
13 98 (33.91%) Docker
14 97 (33.56%) Ansible
15 89 (30.80%) SC Cleared
16 88 (30.45%) OpenLDAP
17 86 (29.76%) Kubernetes
18 85 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
18 85 (29.41%) Shell Script
18 85 (29.41%) Scrum
19 84 (29.07%) Confluence
19 84 (29.07%) Sonatype Nexus
20 83 (28.72%) ZABBIX
20 83 (28.72%) Continuous Integration
20 83 (28.72%) JUnit
21 81 (28.03%) Ant

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
1 121 (41.87%) Apache
2 84 (29.07%) Confluence
3 79 (27.34%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (10.03%) Tomcat
5 19 (6.57%) JBoss
6 16 (5.54%) MS Exchange
7 13 (4.50%) WebLogic
8 11 (3.81%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.73%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.38%) iPlanet
11 4 (1.38%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.38%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (1.38%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.04%) CMS
12 3 (1.04%) IIS
12 3 (1.04%) lighttpd
12 3 (1.04%) Moodle
12 3 (1.04%) nginx
12 3 (1.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 80 (27.68%) HipChat
2 22 (7.61%) MS Excel
3 13 (4.50%) MS Office
3 13 (4.50%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 99 (34.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.04%) IaaS
5 2 (0.69%) GitHub
5 2 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (47.75%) DNS
2 88 (30.45%) OpenLDAP
3 81 (28.03%) OpenVPN
4 66 (22.84%) SSL
5 65 (22.49%) Firewall
6 58 (20.07%) FTP
7 54 (18.69%) HTTP
8 40 (13.84%) Internet
9 35 (12.11%) TCP/IP
10 30 (10.38%) LDAP
10 30 (10.38%) SMTP
10 30 (10.38%) VPN
11 25 (8.65%) SAN
12 24 (8.30%) NAS
13 22 (7.61%) IPsec
14 17 (5.88%) SNMP
14 17 (5.88%) Telnet
15 16 (5.54%) BIG-IP
16 15 (5.19%) DHCP
16 15 (5.19%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (27.68%) PostgreSQL
2 73 (25.26%) Hadoop
3 36 (12.46%) MySQL
4 26 (9.00%) SQL Server
5 18 (6.23%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.42%) DB2
6 7 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.04%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.04%) Riak
9 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 125 (43.25%) Git (software)
2 114 (39.45%) Maven
3 102 (35.29%) JIRA
4 99 (34.26%) Jenkins
5 84 (29.07%) Sonatype Nexus
6 83 (28.72%) JUnit
7 81 (28.03%) Ant
8 77 (26.64%) SonarQube
9 76 (26.30%) JIRA Agile
10 75 (25.95%) Liquibase
11 62 (21.45%) Bitbucket
12 19 (6.57%) Subversion
13 6 (2.08%) Eclipse
14 5 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (1.38%) git-flow
15 4 (1.38%) GitLab
15 4 (1.38%) Zephyr
16 3 (1.04%) Cucumber
16 3 (1.04%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (9.34%) Finance
2 10 (3.46%) Banking
3 9 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.73%) Electronics
4 5 (1.73%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.73%) Marketing
5 4 (1.38%) Advertising
5 4 (1.38%) Military
6 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.04%) Games
7 2 (0.69%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (24.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (11.07%) Consultant
2 32 (11.07%) Developer
3 27 (9.34%) Lead DevOps
4 26 (9.00%) Senior DevOps
4 26 (9.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 22 (7.61%) Linux Engineer
6 18 (6.23%) Java Developer
7 17 (5.88%) Administrator
8 16 (5.54%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (4.84%) Technical Leader
9 14 (4.84%) Unix Support
10 13 (4.50%) Linux Support
10 13 (4.50%) Network Engineer
11 12 (4.15%) Analyst
11 12 (4.15%) DevOps Consultant
12 11 (3.81%) Linux Administrator
12 11 (3.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 11 (3.81%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.81%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (26.99%) MCollective
2 77 (26.64%) ELK Stack
3 73 (25.26%) Software Packaging
4 26 (9.00%) LAMP
5 22 (7.61%) Web Services
6 21 (7.27%) REST
6 21 (7.27%) SOAP
7 14 (4.84%) HTML
8 13 (4.50%) CSS
8 13 (4.50%) Middleware
8 13 (4.50%) XML
9 9 (3.11%) SAML
10 7 (2.42%) J2EE
10 7 (2.42%) JDBC
10 7 (2.42%) RESTful
11 5 (1.73%) Java EE
11 5 (1.73%) JSON
11 5 (1.73%) JSP
11 5 (1.73%) Spring
12 4 (1.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.30%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.61%) Management Information System
2 22 (7.61%) PKI
3 21 (7.27%) Client/Server
4 19 (6.57%) Cryptography
5 16 (5.54%) CESG
6 13 (4.50%) Computer Science
7 12 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (4.15%) Wiki
8 11 (3.81%) Virtual Team
9 10 (3.46%) Clustering
10 8 (2.77%) Derivative
11 7 (2.42%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.38%) Grid Computing
12 4 (1.38%) HP Storage
12 4 (1.38%) HP StoreVirtual
12 4 (1.38%) Private Cloud
13 3 (1.04%) DataPower
13 3 (1.04%) Hedge funds
13 3 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 188 (65.05%) Linux
2 107 (37.02%) Unix
3 77 (26.64%) Windows
4 76 (26.30%) CentOS
5 51 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (5.88%) Windows Server
7 15 (5.19%) Windows Vista
8 14 (4.84%) AIX
8 14 (4.84%) Solaris
9 12 (4.15%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.08%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.38%) Debian
12 4 (1.38%) SUSE
13 3 (1.04%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.35%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (43.25%) DevOps
2 120 (41.52%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (37.02%) Configuration Management
4 85 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
4 85 (29.41%) Scrum
5 83 (28.72%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (26.99%) Service Management
7 77 (26.64%) Identity Management
8 64 (22.15%) Case Management
9 60 (20.76%) Workflow
10 55 (19.03%) Coaching
10 55 (19.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (7.96%) Patch Management
12 22 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (7.27%) Change Management
13 21 (7.27%) ITIL
14 20 (6.92%) Migration
14 20 (6.92%) Open Source
15 19 (6.57%) OWASP
15 19 (6.57%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (29.41%) Shell Script
2 79 (27.34%) Ruby
3 61 (21.11%) Java
4 44 (15.22%) Perl
5 40 (13.84%) Bash Shell
6 36 (12.46%) SQL
7 33 (11.42%) Python
8 27 (9.34%) PHP
9 15 (5.19%) PL/SQL
10 12 (4.15%) Groovy
10 12 (4.15%) JavaScript
11 11 (3.81%) Korn
12 7 (2.42%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.04%) C++
14 2 (0.69%) AWK
14 2 (0.69%) sed
15 1 (0.35%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.35%) COBOL
15 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (34.26%) Security Cleared
2 89 (30.80%) SC Cleared
3 34 (11.76%) CTC Cleared
4 23 (7.96%) CISSP
5 17 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (5.54%) CESG Certified Professional
7 14 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (4.84%) Degree
8 13 (4.50%) CEH
9 12 (4.15%) CCNP
10 9 (3.11%) CCIE
11 5 (1.73%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.73%) RHCE
12 4 (1.38%) AWS Certification
12 4 (1.38%) CCDP
12 4 (1.38%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (1.38%) CISM
13 3 (1.04%) CISA
13 3 (1.04%) ISEB
13 3 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.81%) RMADS
2 6 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.38%) COBIT
4 4 (1.38%) COSO
4 4 (1.38%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.38%) SAS 70
4 4 (1.38%) SLA
5 3 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.69%) QA
7 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 98 (33.91%) Docker
2 81 (28.03%) Postfix
3 77 (26.64%) Squid
4 73 (25.26%) vCloud
5 45 (15.57%) Active Directory
6 32 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (5.54%) Sendmail
8 14 (4.84%) NFS
9 6 (2.08%) iptables
10 4 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.69%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.35%) RHEV
13 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.35%) vSphere
13 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 109 (37.72%) Puppet
2 97 (33.56%) Ansible
3 86 (29.76%) Kubernetes
4 83 (28.72%) ZABBIX
5 81 (28.03%) logstash
5 81 (28.03%) Rancher
5 81 (28.03%) Terraform
6 77 (26.64%) Kibana
7 18 (6.23%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (5.88%) Packer
9 16 (5.54%) OpenView
10 10 (3.46%) Nagios
11 8 (2.77%) yum
12 6 (2.08%) Consul
12 6 (2.08%) NetBackup
12 6 (2.08%) SELinux
13 4 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (1.38%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (1.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 4 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 154 (53.29%) Oracle
2 116 (40.14%) VMware
3 78 (26.99%) Sonatype
4 62 (21.45%) Atlassian
5 44 (15.22%) Red Hat
6 37 (12.80%) Microsoft
7 30 (10.38%) HP
8 28 (9.69%) Cisco
9 21 (7.27%) F5
10 17 (5.88%) Citrix
11 15 (5.19%) Opsware
12 14 (4.84%) NetApp
13 8 (2.77%) BMC
14 7 (2.42%) Sun
15 6 (2.08%) AppDynamics
15 6 (2.08%) Apple
15 6 (2.08%) EMC
15 6 (2.08%) Qualys
15 6 (2.08%) Symantec
15 6 (2.08%) Veritas
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