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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 546 537 537
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing SSH 72 49 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.69% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 25 22
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£375 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £515 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8490 7084 8547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.58% 13.48% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 3869 4051
Average daily rate £364 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 446 634
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 68 £375 -6.25% 32
London +13 35 £400 -8.57% 11
South East -21 14 £310 -22.62% 8
South West -29 11 £375 -15.73% 2
Berkshire +10 8 £238 -31.15% 2
Dorset - 8 £375 - 1
City of London +27 7 £400 -15.78% 2
Poole - 7 £375 - 1
East of England -13 5 £388 - 1
Reading +16 4 £250 +179.32% 1
Hertfordshire -17 3 £400 - 1
Watford - 3 £400 - 1
Swindon - 3 £413 -
Edinburgh - 3 £450 -
Scotland - 3 £450 -
Wiltshire - 3 £413 -
Leeds -2 2 £430 -
Yorkshire -8 2 £430 - 3
West Yorkshire -8 2 £430 - 1
Hampshire -12 2 £344 -34.47% 2
Suffolk - 2 £375 -
Ipswich - 2 £375 -
Cardiff -5 1 £300 -17.24%
Surrey -6 1 £400 -3.03% 2
South Wales -13 1 £300 -17.24%
North West -14 1 - - 2
Wales -25 1 £300 -17.24%
Staines - 1 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £413 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £275 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 111 (67.27%) Linux
2 71 (43.03%) UNIX
3 69 (41.82%) Apache
4 57 (34.55%) Perl
5 51 (30.91%) MySQL
6 48 (29.09%) Oracle
7 47 (28.48%) SSL
8 45 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 45 (27.27%) DNS
9 44 (26.67%) PHP
10 43 (26.06%) Java
11 41 (24.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 39 (23.64%) SQL
12 39 (23.64%) HTTP
13 38 (23.03%) Windows
13 38 (23.03%) Firewall
14 37 (22.42%) HTML
14 37 (22.42%) Red Hat
15 33 (20.00%) JavaScript
16 31 (18.79%) CSS
17 30 (18.18%) Bash Shell
18 27 (16.36%) Shell Script
19 24 (14.55%) Migration
19 24 (14.55%) VPN
20 23 (13.94%) FTP
20 23 (13.94%) XML
20 23 (13.94%) WebLogic
21 22 (13.33%) Solaris
21 22 (13.33%) Active Directory
21 22 (13.33%) Subversion

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 69 (41.82%) Apache
2 23 (13.94%) WebLogic
3 15 (9.09%) IIS
4 13 (7.88%) Tomcat
4 13 (7.88%) WebSphere
5 11 (6.67%) Moodle
5 11 (6.67%) JBoss
6 6 (3.64%) Confluence
7 3 (1.82%) WordPress
8 2 (1.21%) Drupal
8 2 (1.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.21%) nginx
9 1 (0.61%) CICS
9 1 (0.61%) CMS
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Photoshop
1 10 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (3.64%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.82%) MS Office
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.06%) Amazon S3
1 10 (6.06%) Heroku
1 10 (6.06%) GitHub
2 5 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.42%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.61%) PaaS
6 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (28.48%) SSL
2 45 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 45 (27.27%) DNS
3 39 (23.64%) HTTP
4 38 (23.03%) Firewall
5 24 (14.55%) VPN
6 23 (13.94%) FTP
7 20 (12.12%) LDAP
8 16 (9.70%) WAN
8 16 (9.70%) HTTPS
8 16 (9.70%) SNMP
9 15 (9.09%) Internet
9 15 (9.09%) SMTP
10 14 (8.48%) IPsec
11 11 (6.67%) LAN
11 11 (6.67%) Ethernet
12 10 (6.06%) ATM
12 10 (6.06%) SAN
13 9 (5.45%) tcpdump
14 8 (4.85%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (30.91%) MySQL
2 19 (11.52%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (8.48%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.85%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.24%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.64%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.64%) Ingres
7 5 (3.03%) JasperReports
8 4 (2.42%) DB2
8 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.82%) MS Access
10 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.61%) Big Data
11 1 (0.61%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (13.33%) Subversion
2 16 (9.70%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.06%) RSpec
3 10 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 10 (6.06%) Karma Test Runner
3 10 (6.06%) Sublime Text
4 9 (5.45%) JIRA
5 6 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (3.64%) Maven
6 5 (3.03%) GCC
6 5 (3.03%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.61%) Ant
7 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.61%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.61%) NUnit
General
1 15 (9.09%) Finance
2 14 (8.48%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.88%) Banking
4 8 (4.85%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.03%) Retail
6 4 (2.42%) Front Office
6 4 (2.42%) Marketing
7 3 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.21%) Automotive
8 2 (1.21%) Legal
8 2 (1.21%) Publishing
9 1 (0.61%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 49 (29.70%) Developer
2 20 (12.12%) Analyst
3 19 (11.52%) Administrator
4 14 (8.48%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (7.88%) Network Engineer
6 12 (7.27%) Software Engineer
7 11 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 11 (6.67%) Designer
8 10 (6.06%) Architect
8 10 (6.06%) UNIX Administrator
8 10 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (4.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.85%) PHP Developer
10 7 (4.24%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.24%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (4.24%) Consultant
10 7 (4.24%) Python Developer
11 6 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) Applications Developer
12 5 (3.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (22.42%) HTML
2 31 (18.79%) CSS
3 23 (13.94%) XML
4 20 (12.12%) Web Services
4 20 (12.12%) HTML5
5 19 (11.52%) jQuery
6 17 (10.30%) AngularJS
7 15 (9.09%) .NET
8 14 (8.48%) RESTful
9 13 (7.88%) Hibernate
10 11 (6.67%) JSON
10 11 (6.67%) Regular Expression
10 11 (6.67%) Backbone.js
11 10 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (5.45%) Spring
12 9 (5.45%) Middleware
13 7 (4.24%) SOAP
13 7 (4.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (3.64%) Laravel
14 6 (3.64%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.27%) Clustering
3 11 (6.67%) PKI
4 10 (6.06%) E-Learning
4 10 (6.06%) Open Source
5 7 (4.24%) Equities
5 7 (4.24%) VLE
6 6 (3.64%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.03%) IVR
7 5 (3.03%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.42%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.42%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.21%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.21%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.21%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.21%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.21%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 111 (67.27%) Linux
2 71 (43.03%) UNIX
3 41 (24.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (23.03%) Windows
5 22 (13.33%) Solaris
6 17 (10.30%) CentOS
7 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (6.06%) Mac OS
8 7 (4.24%) VMS
9 6 (3.64%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.03%) HPUX
11 4 (2.42%) AIX
12 3 (1.82%) SUSE
13 2 (1.21%) Debian
13 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.61%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.55%) Migration
2 20 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (10.91%) OO
4 13 (7.88%) TDD
5 12 (7.27%) Software Engineering
6 11 (6.67%) ITIL
6 11 (6.67%) Data Modelling
6 11 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 10 (6.06%) DevOps
7 10 (6.06%) Scrum
8 9 (5.45%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (4.85%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.85%) Identity Management
9 8 (4.85%) MVC
9 8 (4.85%) Validation
9 8 (4.85%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.24%) Project Management
10 7 (4.24%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.64%) Business Continuity
11 6 (3.64%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 57 (34.55%) Perl
2 44 (26.67%) PHP
3 43 (26.06%) Java
4 39 (23.64%) SQL
5 33 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 30 (18.18%) Bash Shell
7 27 (16.36%) Shell Script
8 22 (13.33%) Korn
9 19 (11.52%) Python
10 14 (8.48%) Ruby
11 12 (7.27%) sed
12 11 (6.67%) C++
13 7 (4.24%) C
14 6 (3.64%) PL/SQL
14 6 (3.64%) PowerShell
15 4 (2.42%) XPath
15 4 (2.42%) C#
16 3 (1.82%) T-SQL
17 2 (1.21%) VB
17 2 (1.21%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.88%) Degree
2 8 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.03%) CISSP
4 3 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.82%) RHCE
4 3 (1.82%) CISM
4 3 (1.82%) CCSA
4 3 (1.82%) CCSE
5 2 (1.21%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.61%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.61%) HNC
6 1 (0.61%) MCSE
6 1 (0.61%) CCNP
6 1 (0.61%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.21%) SLA
1 2 (1.21%) COBIT
1 2 (1.21%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.91%) NFS
3 11 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (4.85%) OpenSSH
5 4 (2.42%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.21%) qmail
6 2 (1.21%) Postfix
6 2 (1.21%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.21%) RHEV
7 1 (0.61%) vSphere
7 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.61%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.61%) XenApp
7 1 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.61%) Firmware
7 1 (0.61%) Samba
7 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.61%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (7.27%) Puppet
2 4 (2.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (1.82%) SCCM
3 3 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.82%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (1.82%) SCSM
4 2 (1.21%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (1.21%) Hyperic
4 2 (1.21%) SCOM
4 2 (1.21%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.21%) WMI
4 2 (1.21%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.21%) Nagios
4 2 (1.21%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (29.09%) Oracle
2 37 (22.42%) Red Hat
3 18 (10.91%) VMware
4 15 (9.09%) Cisco
5 12 (7.27%) F5
6 10 (6.06%) HP
7 9 (5.45%) CheckPoint
8 8 (4.85%) Symantec
9 7 (4.24%) IBM
9 7 (4.24%) Microsoft
10 6 (3.64%) Citrix
10 6 (3.64%) Veritas
11 5 (3.03%) EMC
11 5 (3.03%) Rackspace
12 4 (2.42%) NetApp
12 4 (2.42%) Zend
13 3 (1.82%) Sourcefire
13 3 (1.82%) Google
13 3 (1.82%) Juniper
13 3 (1.82%) Dell
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