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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Shell (SSH)
UK
Rank 499 535 569
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +34
Contract jobs citing SSH 92 101 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 1.36% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 51 20
Median daily rate £475 £413 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £138 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £9.39 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.00 -

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
6828 7412 7690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.00% 14.47% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4256 4362 4197
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 322 443
Median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +8 82 £475 +18.75% 25
London +17 32 £450 +33.33% 9
South East +12 29 £500 +5.26% 3
Reading +33 19 £500 +8.10%
Berkshire +29 19 £500 +8.10% 3
Surrey +2 8 £438 -22.04%
Wales +9 6 £363 -21.62%
West Midlands +8 6 £550 +28.65% 3
South Wales +20 5 £388 -13.88%
Cardiff +15 4 £425 -5.55%
North West +12 4 £650 +92.59% 1
City of London -1 4 £500 +17.64% 3
South West - 4 £365 - 2
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £575 - 3
Gloucestershire - 3 £360 - 1
Leeds - 3 £575 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £575 - 1
Cheshire +17 2 - - 1
Manchester +9 2 £650 +92.59%
Nottingham - 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £450 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 1
Leatherhead +17 1 - -
Warrington +14 1 - -
Stevenage -4 1 - -
Birmingham -4 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £474 -10.61%
East of England -8 1 - - 2
Hampshire -10 1 - -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 159 (71.30%) Linux
2 91 (40.81%) DNS
3 84 (37.67%) Unix
3 84 (37.67%) Git (software)
4 82 (36.77%) Oracle
5 78 (34.98%) SC Cleared
5 78 (34.98%) Security Cleared
6 75 (33.63%) VMware
7 73 (32.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 73 (32.74%) DevOps
8 68 (30.49%) Puppet
9 66 (29.60%) Ansible
10 61 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (26.91%) Amazon AWS
12 59 (26.46%) CentOS
13 58 (26.01%) Apache
14 55 (24.66%) Windows
14 55 (24.66%) Hadoop
15 54 (24.22%) HTTP
15 54 (24.22%) Configuration Management
16 52 (23.32%) Bash Shell
17 49 (21.97%) OpenLDAP
17 49 (21.97%) Scrum
17 49 (21.97%) Jenkins
18 48 (21.52%) Firewall
18 48 (21.52%) JavaScript
18 48 (21.52%) JIRA
19 47 (21.08%) Red Hat
19 47 (21.08%) Finance
20 46 (20.63%) TCP/IP

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 58 (26.01%) Apache
2 43 (19.28%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (17.94%) Confluence
4 18 (8.07%) nginx
5 13 (5.83%) Tomcat
6 10 (4.48%) WebLogic
7 9 (4.04%) JBoss
8 7 (3.14%) IIS
9 6 (2.69%) MS Exchange
10 3 (1.35%) ArcGIS
10 3 (1.35%) GeoServer
10 3 (1.35%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.90%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.90%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.90%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.90%) WordPress
12 1 (0.45%) SAS
12 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 38 (17.04%) HipChat
2 13 (5.83%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.14%) MS Office
3 7 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.90%) MS Project
5 1 (0.45%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 6 (2.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.90%) Magento
3 1 (0.45%) Maximo
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 60 (26.91%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.90%) G Suite
5 2 (0.90%) GitHub
5 2 (0.90%) Route 53
5 2 (0.90%) SaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (40.81%) DNS
2 54 (24.22%) HTTP
3 49 (21.97%) OpenLDAP
4 48 (21.52%) Firewall
5 46 (20.63%) TCP/IP
6 45 (20.18%) SSL
7 43 (19.28%) FTP
7 43 (19.28%) OpenVPN
8 36 (16.14%) VPN
9 35 (15.70%) IPsec
10 34 (15.25%) LDAP
11 26 (11.66%) Internet
12 22 (9.87%) SAN
13 21 (9.42%) ICMP
14 20 (8.97%) SMTP
15 19 (8.52%) LAN
15 19 (8.52%) NAS
16 17 (7.62%) DHCP
16 17 (7.62%) Reverse Proxy
17 16 (7.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (24.66%) Hadoop
2 40 (17.94%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (9.42%) Oracle Database
4 20 (8.97%) SQL Server
5 19 (8.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (5.83%) MySQL
7 8 (3.59%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.69%) Big Data
9 5 (2.24%) DB2
10 4 (1.79%) InterSystems Cache
11 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.35%) QGIS
11 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.90%) Redis
13 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.45%) GIS
13 1 (0.45%) PowerCenter
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 84 (37.67%) Git (software)
2 49 (21.97%) Jenkins
3 48 (21.52%) JIRA
4 43 (19.28%) Ant
4 43 (19.28%) Maven
5 41 (18.39%) JUnit
5 41 (18.39%) SonarQube
5 41 (18.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 40 (17.94%) Liquibase
7 38 (17.04%) JIRA Agile
8 23 (10.31%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.35%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.35%) Subversion
9 3 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.35%) Toad
9 3 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.35%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.90%) Hudson
10 2 (0.90%) NuGet
10 2 (0.90%) Vagrant
General
1 47 (21.08%) Finance
2 10 (4.48%) Banking
3 8 (3.59%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.69%) Electronics
5 6 (2.69%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (19.73%) Developer
2 42 (18.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (14.35%) Administrator
4 26 (11.66%) Consultant
5 21 (9.42%) Systems Administrator
6 17 (7.62%) Java Developer
7 15 (6.73%) Linux Administrator
7 15 (6.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 14 (6.28%) Unix Administrator
9 13 (5.83%) JavaScript Developer
10 12 (5.38%) Java Engineer
11 11 (4.93%) Network Engineer
11 11 (4.93%) Storage Administrator
12 10 (4.48%) Support Engineer
13 9 (4.04%) DevOps Consultant
13 9 (4.04%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (4.04%) Python Developer
13 9 (4.04%) SAN Administrator
13 9 (4.04%) Senior DevOps
13 9 (4.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.28%) Elastic Stack
2 41 (18.39%) MCollective
3 40 (17.94%) Software Packaging
4 20 (8.97%) SOAP
5 19 (8.52%) HTML
6 18 (8.07%) CSS
7 17 (7.62%) Web Services
8 15 (6.73%) REST
9 10 (4.48%) Leaflet
9 10 (4.48%) OpenLayers
10 9 (4.04%) XML
11 7 (3.14%) 802.1X
11 7 (3.14%) LAMP
12 6 (2.69%) Play Framework
13 4 (1.79%) .NET
13 4 (1.79%) Ajax
13 4 (1.79%) AngularJS
13 4 (1.79%) Gherkin
13 4 (1.79%) Middleware
13 4 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.73%) Linux Command Line
2 21 (9.42%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.73%) PKI
4 14 (6.28%) Enterprise Storage
5 13 (5.83%) Replication
6 10 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.59%) User Experience
8 7 (3.14%) Private Cloud
9 6 (2.69%) Client/Server
10 5 (2.24%) EMC VNX
10 5 (2.24%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.24%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 4 (1.79%) CESG
11 4 (1.79%) Clustering
12 3 (1.35%) CLARiiON
12 3 (1.35%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.35%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 159 (71.30%) Linux
2 84 (37.67%) Unix
3 73 (32.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 59 (26.46%) CentOS
5 55 (24.66%) Windows
6 27 (12.11%) Solaris
7 24 (10.76%) Ubuntu
8 22 (9.87%) Debian
9 13 (5.83%) RancherOS
9 13 (5.83%) VyOS
10 12 (5.38%) Windows Server
11 11 (4.93%) AIX
12 8 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (3.59%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.69%) HPUX
14 5 (2.24%) SUSE
15 4 (1.79%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.90%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (32.74%) DevOps
2 61 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (24.22%) Configuration Management
4 49 (21.97%) Scrum
5 44 (19.73%) Identity Management
6 43 (19.28%) Continuous Delivery
6 43 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (18.83%) Service Management
8 39 (17.49%) Workflow
9 27 (12.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (9.87%) Load Balancing
11 19 (8.52%) Coaching
12 18 (8.07%) Case Management
13 17 (7.62%) Prototyping
14 14 (6.28%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (6.28%) High Availability
14 14 (6.28%) Open Source
15 11 (4.93%) Security Monitoring
16 10 (4.48%) Security Operations
17 9 (4.04%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.32%) Bash Shell
2 48 (21.52%) JavaScript
3 46 (20.63%) SQL
4 45 (20.18%) Shell Script
5 42 (18.83%) Java
6 39 (17.49%) Perl
7 34 (15.25%) Python
8 28 (12.56%) Ruby
9 26 (11.66%) PowerShell
10 20 (8.97%) PHP
11 19 (8.52%) Korn
12 10 (4.48%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.59%) AWK
13 8 (3.59%) Scala
13 8 (3.59%) sed
14 2 (0.90%) C
14 2 (0.90%) C#
14 2 (0.90%) VB
15 1 (0.45%) C++
15 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (34.98%) SC Cleared
1 78 (34.98%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.07%) CISSP
3 14 (6.28%) CTC Cleared
4 13 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.48%) CCNP
6 7 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (3.14%) CCIE
7 6 (2.69%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.24%) CISM
8 5 (2.24%) Degree
8 5 (2.24%) ISEB
9 4 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.79%) CISA
9 4 (1.79%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.35%) CEH
11 2 (0.90%) CCSE
11 2 (0.90%) GCIA
11 2 (0.90%) GCIH
11 2 (0.90%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.24%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.79%) COBIT
4 3 (1.35%) QA
4 3 (1.35%) SLA
5 2 (0.90%) COSO
5 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.90%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.90%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.45%) RMADS
System Software
1 45 (20.18%) vCloud
2 44 (19.73%) Docker
3 43 (19.28%) Squid
4 41 (18.39%) Postfix
5 31 (13.90%) Active Directory
6 29 (13.00%) NFS
7 25 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (6.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 12 (5.38%) Veritas File System
10 10 (4.48%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (2.69%) VMware ESX
11 6 (2.69%) vSphere
12 5 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (1.79%) Samba
13 4 (1.79%) Sendmail
13 4 (1.79%) Snort
13 4 (1.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 68 (30.49%) Puppet
2 66 (29.60%) Ansible
3 43 (19.28%) Kibana
3 43 (19.28%) logstash
3 43 (19.28%) Terraform
4 41 (18.39%) Docker Swarm
4 41 (18.39%) Kubernetes
4 41 (18.39%) Rancher
4 41 (18.39%) ZABBIX
5 23 (10.31%) Nagios
6 20 (8.97%) SELinux
7 17 (7.62%) Consul
7 17 (7.62%) Packer
8 15 (6.73%) HAProxy
9 12 (5.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 10 (4.48%) EMC Navisphere
11 9 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (3.59%) NetBackup
13 5 (2.24%) Nessus
13 5 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 82 (36.77%) Oracle
2 75 (33.63%) VMware
3 47 (21.08%) Red Hat
4 41 (18.39%) Sonatype
5 34 (15.25%) Microsoft
6 21 (9.42%) Cisco
7 20 (8.97%) Atlassian
7 20 (8.97%) Sun
8 19 (8.52%) AppDynamics
9 18 (8.07%) NetApp
9 18 (8.07%) Veritas
10 15 (6.73%) HP
11 13 (5.83%) Brocade
11 13 (5.83%) Juniper
11 13 (5.83%) Vyatta
12 12 (5.38%) CheckPoint
12 12 (5.38%) Palo Alto
13 11 (4.93%) EMC
14 10 (4.48%) Fortinet
15 9 (4.04%) Citrix
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