The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 502 521 522
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +1
Contract jobs citing SSH 86 35 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.073% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 0.48% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 21
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £310 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.58% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £29.59 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.59 -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7239 7241 9288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 15.15% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3817 3579 4347
Average daily rate £360 £348 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 572 626
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +13 80 £400 - 32
London -14 32 £388 -3.72% 17
South East -10 18 £413 +6.45% 6
South West - 16 £450 - 4
City of London +2 14 £400 +3.22% 4
Surrey -9 8 £269 -28.33%
Hampshire -1 4 £475 +18.75% 1
Berkshire -11 4 - - 3
East of England -29 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 £335 -
East Midlands - 4 £388 -
Essex -19 3 - -
Basildon - 3 - -
Reading -8 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -8 2 £375 +38.88% 2
Leeds -16 2 £375 +38.88% 1
North West -20 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire -23 2 £375 +38.88% 2
Swindon - 2 - -
Manchester -13 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - - 1
Castleford - - - -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 101 (64.33%) Linux
2 71 (45.22%) UNIX
3 66 (42.04%) TCP/IP
4 61 (38.85%) Oracle
5 54 (34.39%) FTP
6 53 (33.76%) Windows
7 50 (31.85%) Perl
8 47 (29.94%) Red Hat
9 44 (28.03%) Solaris
10 43 (27.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (24.84%) NFS
12 37 (23.57%) SSL
13 34 (21.66%) HTTP
13 34 (21.66%) VMware
14 33 (21.02%) DNS
15 32 (20.38%) Cisco
15 32 (20.38%) Apache
15 32 (20.38%) Python
16 31 (19.75%) Firewall
16 31 (19.75%) Finance
16 31 (19.75%) Java
16 31 (19.75%) VPN
17 30 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (17.83%) HP
19 27 (17.20%) Sun
19 27 (17.20%) LDAP
20 25 (15.92%) WAN
20 25 (15.92%) SNMP
21 24 (15.29%) MySQL
22 22 (14.01%) XML

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 32 (20.38%) Apache
2 16 (10.19%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.37%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.73%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.73%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.55%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (1.91%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.91%) IIS
7 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.27%) Commerce Server
7 2 (1.27%) CMS
7 2 (1.27%) nginx
7 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.64%) Confluence
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.64%) Drupal
8 1 (0.64%) WordPress
8 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.46%) IaaS
2 5 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.55%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (42.04%) TCP/IP
2 54 (34.39%) FTP
3 37 (23.57%) SSL
4 34 (21.66%) HTTP
5 33 (21.02%) DNS
6 31 (19.75%) VPN
6 31 (19.75%) Firewall
7 27 (17.20%) LDAP
8 25 (15.92%) WAN
8 25 (15.92%) SNMP
9 18 (11.46%) Internet
10 17 (10.83%) SAN
10 17 (10.83%) SMTP
10 17 (10.83%) NAS
11 12 (7.64%) LAN
12 11 (7.01%) DHCP
13 10 (6.37%) MPLS
14 9 (5.73%) Kerberos
14 9 (5.73%) IPsec
15 8 (5.10%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.29%) MySQL
2 11 (7.01%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
4 9 (5.73%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.18%) SQLPlus
7 4 (2.55%) Big Data
7 4 (2.55%) VLDB
8 2 (1.27%) DB2
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.64%) DataStage
9 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (6.37%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.73%) Subversion
2 9 (5.73%) Selenium
3 8 (5.10%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.82%) JUnit
5 5 (3.18%) MSI
5 5 (3.18%) Hudson
6 4 (2.55%) Ant
7 3 (1.91%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.91%) JMeter
7 3 (1.91%) Maven
8 2 (1.27%) JIRA
8 2 (1.27%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.27%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.27%) TestNG
8 2 (1.27%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.64%) RSpec
9 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.64%) Capybara
9 1 (0.64%) Gradle
General
1 31 (19.75%) Finance
2 16 (10.19%) Banking
3 12 (7.64%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.46%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.18%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.55%) Games
7 3 (1.91%) Advertising
8 2 (1.27%) German Language
9 1 (0.64%) Marketing
9 1 (0.64%) French Language
9 1 (0.64%) Back Office
9 1 (0.64%) Electronics
9 1 (0.64%) Law
9 1 (0.64%) Legal
9 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (29.30%) Administrator
2 32 (20.38%) Systems Administrator
3 22 (14.01%) UNIX Administrator
4 14 (8.92%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 13 (8.28%) Developer
5 13 (8.28%) Analyst
6 10 (6.37%) Consultant
6 10 (6.37%) Linux Administrator
7 9 (5.73%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.46%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Solaris Administrator
11 5 (3.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.18%) Server Administrator
12 4 (2.55%) UNIX Support
12 4 (2.55%) Security Engineer
12 4 (2.55%) Network Engineer
12 4 (2.55%) Architect
12 4 (2.55%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.01%) XML
2 12 (7.64%) Middleware
3 10 (6.37%) JSON
4 8 (5.10%) HTML
4 8 (5.10%) Web Services
5 7 (4.46%) .NET
5 7 (4.46%) Ajax
6 6 (3.82%) jQuery
6 6 (3.82%) RESTful
6 6 (3.82%) SOAP
7 5 (3.18%) Symfony
7 5 (3.18%) CakePHP
7 5 (3.18%) REST
8 3 (1.91%) CSS
8 3 (1.91%) X-Windows
8 3 (1.91%) XSD
8 3 (1.91%) XSLT
9 2 (1.27%) XHTML
9 2 (1.27%) EDI
9 2 (1.27%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.92%) PKI
2 13 (8.28%) CLARiiON
3 12 (7.64%) Open Source
4 11 (7.01%) Celerra
5 9 (5.73%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.82%) Clustering
7 5 (3.18%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.91%) Firmware
8 3 (1.91%) CESG
8 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.27%) Wiki
10 1 (0.64%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.64%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.64%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.64%) DTV
10 1 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 101 (64.33%) Linux
2 71 (45.22%) UNIX
3 53 (33.76%) Windows
4 44 (28.03%) Solaris
5 43 (27.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (8.28%) AIX
6 13 (8.28%) CentOS
7 7 (4.46%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.91%) SUSE
9 3 (1.91%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.64%) SELinux
10 1 (0.64%) Debian
10 1 (0.64%) Gentoo
10 1 (0.64%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.01%) ITIL
2 16 (10.19%) Problem Management
3 14 (8.92%) Change Management
4 11 (7.01%) E-Commerce
4 11 (7.01%) Load Balancing
4 11 (7.01%) Software Deployment
5 10 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (6.37%) Migration
6 8 (5.10%) Workflow
6 8 (5.10%) Identity Management
6 8 (5.10%) OO
6 8 (5.10%) Incident Management
6 8 (5.10%) Fault Management
7 6 (3.82%) Information Security
7 6 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.18%) Server Monitoring
8 5 (3.18%) Data Security
8 5 (3.18%) Security Management
8 5 (3.18%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (31.85%) Perl
2 32 (20.38%) Python
3 31 (19.75%) Java
4 19 (12.10%) SQL
5 18 (11.46%) Bash Shell
6 17 (10.83%) Shell Script
7 13 (8.28%) PHP
8 10 (6.37%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.73%) Korn
10 8 (5.10%) C
11 6 (3.82%) VB
12 5 (3.18%) Groovy
12 5 (3.18%) C++
12 5 (3.18%) sed
12 5 (3.18%) Bourne shell
13 4 (2.55%) C-shell
13 4 (2.55%) Ruby
13 4 (2.55%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.55%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.91%) AWK
Qualifications
1 11 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.73%) Degree
2 9 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.82%) CCIE
3 6 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.18%) Sun Certification
5 4 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.91%) CISSP
6 3 (1.91%) RHCE
6 3 (1.91%) CCNA
6 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.27%) OSCP
7 2 (1.27%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.64%) MCITP
8 1 (0.64%) SCSA
8 1 (0.64%) ISEB
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.64%) CCNP
8 1 (0.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.10%) SLA
2 4 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.64%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (24.84%) NFS
2 30 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (13.38%) Active Directory
4 16 (10.19%) vSphere
5 8 (5.10%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.55%) Samba
7 3 (1.91%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.27%) XenApp
8 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.27%) PowerHA
8 2 (1.27%) KVM
8 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.64%) Postfix
9 1 (0.64%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.64%) Snort
9 1 (0.64%) Nmap
9 1 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (6.37%) Puppet
2 9 (5.73%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 9 (5.73%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (5.10%) BladeLogic
4 5 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (1.91%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.27%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.27%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.27%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.64%) YUM
7 1 (0.64%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.64%) nmon
7 1 (0.64%) WMI
7 1 (0.64%) Nagios
7 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.64%) Netcool
7 1 (0.64%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 61 (38.85%) Oracle
2 47 (29.94%) Red Hat
3 34 (21.66%) VMware
4 32 (20.38%) Cisco
5 28 (17.83%) HP
6 27 (17.20%) Sun
7 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
8 17 (10.83%) Citrix
9 13 (8.28%) EMC
9 13 (8.28%) Veritas
10 11 (7.01%) IBM
11 10 (6.37%) BMC
11 10 (6.37%) NetApp
11 10 (6.37%) F5
12 7 (4.46%) JBoss
13 6 (3.82%) Juniper
13 6 (3.82%) Opsware
13 6 (3.82%) Remedy
13 6 (3.82%) CheckPoint
13 6 (3.82%) ServiceNow
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: quote
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + expenses
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 13 days ago