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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 536 536 562
Rank change year-on-year
0 +26
Contract jobs citing SSH 77 48 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.092% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 0.68% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 26 18
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£350 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £205 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £437 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £338 £349
% change year-on-year
+2.81% -3.22%
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
8406 7046 8917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.55% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3830 4038
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 410 683
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +4 76 £350 -6.66% 30
London +19 38 £400 +6.66% 15
South West -21 14 £350 - 1
South East -5 13 £338 -10.00% 7
City of London +30 9 £363 -23.68% 1
Wiltshire - 8 £350 -
Swindon - 8 £350 -
Berkshire +4 6 £225 -22.41% 3
East of England -24 5 £375 -
Hampshire - 3 £344 - 2
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
Ipswich - 3 £375 -
Reading +9 2 £238 +165.36% 1
Yorkshire +2 2 £345 - 3
Hertfordshire -24 2 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £375 - 1
Staines +4 1 £400 +14.28%
Surrey -5 1 £400 +3.22%
West Yorkshire -5 1 £380 -
Manchester -10 1 - - 2
Cardiff -10 1 £300 -7.69%
North West -12 1 - - 2
South Wales -15 1 £300 -7.69%
Wales -20 1 £300 -7.69%
Leeds - 1 £380 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £310 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £275 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Telford - - - - 1

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 123 (67.21%) Linux
2 80 (43.72%) UNIX
3 78 (42.62%) Apache
4 72 (39.34%) Perl
5 60 (32.79%) MySQL
6 56 (30.60%) Oracle
7 53 (28.96%) SSL
8 49 (26.78%) Windows
9 48 (26.23%) Firewall
10 47 (25.68%) TCP/IP
11 45 (24.59%) Java
12 44 (24.04%) PHP
13 43 (23.50%) DNS
13 43 (23.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 41 (22.40%) HTTP
15 40 (21.86%) Red Hat
16 39 (21.31%) SQL
17 37 (20.22%) HTML
18 36 (19.67%) Bash Shell
19 34 (18.58%) JavaScript
20 30 (16.39%) WebLogic
21 29 (15.85%) CSS
21 29 (15.85%) Python
22 28 (15.30%) Shell Script
23 26 (14.21%) SNMP
23 26 (14.21%) XML
23 26 (14.21%) Subversion
24 25 (13.66%) Korn
24 25 (13.66%) Solaris
24 25 (13.66%) VPN

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 78 (42.62%) Apache
2 30 (16.39%) WebLogic
3 16 (8.74%) IIS
4 14 (7.65%) WebSphere
5 12 (6.56%) Tomcat
6 10 (5.46%) Moodle
7 7 (3.83%) Confluence
8 6 (3.28%) nginx
9 4 (2.19%) WordPress
10 2 (1.09%) CMS
10 2 (1.09%) Drupal
10 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.55%) CICS
11 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (5.46%) Photoshop
1 10 (5.46%) MS Excel
1 10 (5.46%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Magento
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.46%) Amazon S3
1 10 (5.46%) Heroku
1 10 (5.46%) GitHub
2 5 (2.73%) Rackspace Cloud
2 5 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.55%) PaaS
4 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (28.96%) SSL
2 48 (26.23%) Firewall
3 47 (25.68%) TCP/IP
4 43 (23.50%) DNS
5 41 (22.40%) HTTP
6 26 (14.21%) SNMP
7 25 (13.66%) FTP
7 25 (13.66%) VPN
8 20 (10.93%) LDAP
9 16 (8.74%) WAN
9 16 (8.74%) Internet
10 15 (8.20%) SMTP
10 15 (8.20%) HTTPS
10 15 (8.20%) IPsec
11 13 (7.10%) ATM
12 11 (6.01%) tcpdump
13 10 (5.46%) BIG-IP
13 10 (5.46%) LAN
13 10 (5.46%) Ethernet
14 9 (4.92%) Ethereal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (32.79%) MySQL
2 25 (13.66%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (8.20%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.37%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.83%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.28%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.19%) Ingres
9 3 (1.64%) JasperReports
9 3 (1.64%) DB2
10 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.55%) Big Data
11 1 (0.55%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (14.21%) Subversion
2 21 (11.48%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.01%) RSpec
3 11 (6.01%) Cucumber
4 10 (5.46%) Karma Test Runner
4 10 (5.46%) Sublime Text
5 9 (4.92%) JIRA
6 6 (3.28%) Maven
6 6 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.19%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.19%) GCC
8 3 (1.64%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.09%) Selenium
9 2 (1.09%) Ant
10 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.55%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.55%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.55%) NUnit
General
1 16 (8.74%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.20%) Finance
3 14 (7.65%) Banking
4 8 (4.37%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.19%) Marketing
5 4 (2.19%) Retail
5 4 (2.19%) Front Office
6 3 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.09%) Publishing
7 2 (1.09%) Automotive
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) Games
8 1 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 54 (29.51%) Developer
2 28 (15.30%) Administrator
3 18 (9.84%) Systems Administrator
4 17 (9.29%) Analyst
5 14 (7.65%) Linux Administrator
6 13 (7.10%) Python Developer
7 12 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (6.56%) UNIX Administrator
7 12 (6.56%) Network Engineer
8 10 (5.46%) Software Engineer
8 10 (5.46%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.37%) Consultant
9 8 (4.37%) PHP Developer
9 8 (4.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.83%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.83%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.83%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (3.28%) Designer
11 6 (3.28%) UNIX Specialist
12 5 (2.73%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.22%) HTML
2 29 (15.85%) CSS
3 26 (14.21%) XML
4 20 (10.93%) HTML5
5 19 (10.38%) jQuery
5 19 (10.38%) Web Services
6 17 (9.29%) AngularJS
7 16 (8.74%) RESTful
7 16 (8.74%) .NET
8 14 (7.65%) JSON
9 11 (6.01%) Backbone.js
9 11 (6.01%) Middleware
9 11 (6.01%) Hibernate
9 11 (6.01%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (5.46%) Regular Expression
11 9 (4.92%) Spring
12 7 (3.83%) Ajax
12 7 (3.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (3.28%) Spring Security
13 6 (3.28%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.93%) Open Source
3 12 (6.56%) Clustering
4 11 (6.01%) PKI
5 10 (5.46%) E-Learning
6 8 (4.37%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.83%) Equities
8 6 (3.28%) VLE
8 6 (3.28%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.19%) IVR
9 4 (2.19%) Learning Management System
10 3 (1.64%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.64%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.09%) Replication
11 2 (1.09%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.09%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 123 (67.21%) Linux
2 80 (43.72%) UNIX
3 49 (26.78%) Windows
4 43 (23.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (13.66%) Solaris
6 17 (9.29%) CentOS
7 10 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.46%) Mac OS
8 8 (4.37%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.73%) AIX
10 5 (2.73%) HPUX
10 5 (2.73%) VMS
11 2 (1.09%) SUSE
11 2 (1.09%) Debian
12 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.55%) openSUSE
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.55%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (12.57%) OO
3 22 (12.02%) Migration
4 16 (8.74%) DevOps
5 15 (8.20%) Problem Management
6 14 (7.65%) TDD
7 11 (6.01%) Scrum
8 10 (5.46%) ITIL
8 10 (5.46%) Data Modelling
8 10 (5.46%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (5.46%) Performance Testing
9 9 (4.92%) Software Engineering
9 9 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (4.92%) Identity Management
10 8 (4.37%) E-Commerce
10 8 (4.37%) Configuration Management
10 8 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (3.83%) Web Development
12 6 (3.28%) Project Management
12 6 (3.28%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 72 (39.34%) Perl
2 45 (24.59%) Java
3 44 (24.04%) PHP
4 39 (21.31%) SQL
5 36 (19.67%) Bash Shell
6 34 (18.58%) JavaScript
7 29 (15.85%) Python
8 28 (15.30%) Shell Script
9 25 (13.66%) Korn
10 16 (8.74%) Ruby
11 12 (6.56%) PL/SQL
12 11 (6.01%) C++
12 11 (6.01%) sed
13 10 (5.46%) C
14 7 (3.83%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.64%) XPath
15 3 (1.64%) Groovy
15 3 (1.64%) C#
15 3 (1.64%) T-SQL
16 2 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (9.29%) Degree
2 9 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.73%) Sun Certification
5 4 (2.19%) CISSP
6 3 (1.64%) RHCE
6 3 (1.64%) CCSA
6 3 (1.64%) CCSE
7 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.09%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.55%) CCNP
8 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.48%) NFS
3 14 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.83%) OpenSSH
4 7 (3.83%) RHEV
5 5 (2.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.64%) Postfix
6 3 (1.64%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.09%) qmail
8 1 (0.55%) XenApp
8 1 (0.55%) vSphere
8 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.55%) Samba
8 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.55%) Snort
8 1 (0.55%) Nmap
8 1 (0.55%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (6.01%) Puppet
2 3 (1.64%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (1.64%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.64%) WMI
3 2 (1.09%) Nagios
3 2 (1.09%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.09%) SCCM
3 2 (1.09%) SCOM
3 2 (1.09%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.09%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.09%) SCSM
3 2 (1.09%) Hyperic
3 2 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.55%) Ansible
4 1 (0.55%) YUM
4 1 (0.55%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 56 (30.60%) Oracle
2 40 (21.86%) Red Hat
3 21 (11.48%) Cisco
4 19 (10.38%) VMware
5 13 (7.10%) JBoss
5 13 (7.10%) F5
6 12 (6.56%) Microsoft
7 11 (6.01%) HP
8 8 (4.37%) Sun
9 6 (3.28%) Citrix
9 6 (3.28%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.28%) Rackspace
10 5 (2.73%) NetApp
11 4 (2.19%) Nokia
11 4 (2.19%) Juniper
11 4 (2.19%) Google
11 4 (2.19%) Zend
12 3 (1.64%) Sourcefire
12 3 (1.64%) Symantec
12 3 (1.64%) Dell
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