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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 545 523 540
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs citing SSH 78 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.098% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 0.72% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 25 19
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£368 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
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
8347 7085 8666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.63% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4622 3865 3984
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 404 673
Average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.64% +1.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 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 2 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 +1 75 £360 -4.00% 36
London +32 38 £400 +6.66% 15
South West -13 16 £350 - 1
South East -9 13 £338 -12.90% 7
City of London +25 9 £363 -23.68% 4
Wiltshire - 8 £350 -
Swindon - 8 £350 -
Berkshire +10 6 £225 -34.78% 2
East of England -19 6 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire -26 3 £400 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
Ipswich - 3 £375 -
Reading +20 2 £238 +165.36%
Edinburgh +7 2 £450 -
Scotland -5 2 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £375 -
Hampshire - 2 £344 - 3
Staines +1 1 £400 +14.28%
Cardiff -7 1 £300 -7.69%
South Wales -9 1 £300 -7.69%
Surrey -15 1 £400 +3.22%
Wales -29 1 £300 -7.69%
East Sussex - 1 £275 - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Telford - - - - 1
Wallingford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 118 (67.82%) Linux
2 79 (45.40%) UNIX
3 75 (43.10%) Apache
4 69 (39.66%) Perl
5 56 (32.18%) MySQL
6 55 (31.61%) Oracle
7 52 (29.89%) SSL
8 46 (26.44%) TCP/IP
8 46 (26.44%) Java
9 45 (25.86%) PHP
10 44 (25.29%) Firewall
11 43 (24.71%) Windows
11 43 (24.71%) DNS
11 43 (24.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 40 (22.99%) HTTP
13 39 (22.41%) Red Hat
13 39 (22.41%) SQL
13 39 (22.41%) HTML
14 35 (20.11%) JavaScript
15 34 (19.54%) Bash Shell
16 31 (17.82%) CSS
17 28 (16.09%) WebLogic
18 27 (15.52%) Solaris
18 27 (15.52%) Shell Script
19 25 (14.37%) XML
19 25 (14.37%) Korn
20 24 (13.79%) Python
20 24 (13.79%) VPN
20 24 (13.79%) FTP
20 24 (13.79%) Migration

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 75 (43.10%) Apache
2 28 (16.09%) WebLogic
3 16 (9.20%) IIS
4 14 (8.05%) WebSphere
5 12 (6.90%) Tomcat
6 10 (5.75%) Moodle
7 6 (3.45%) Confluence
8 5 (2.87%) nginx
9 4 (2.30%) WordPress
10 2 (1.15%) Drupal
10 2 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.15%) CMS
11 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.57%) CICS
11 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (5.75%) Photoshop
1 10 (5.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (5.17%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.30%) MS Office
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.75%) Amazon S3
1 10 (5.75%) GitHub
1 10 (5.75%) Heroku
2 5 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.30%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.57%) PaaS
6 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (29.89%) SSL
2 46 (26.44%) TCP/IP
3 44 (25.29%) Firewall
4 43 (24.71%) DNS
5 40 (22.99%) HTTP
6 24 (13.79%) VPN
6 24 (13.79%) FTP
7 20 (11.49%) LDAP
8 19 (10.92%) SNMP
9 17 (9.77%) HTTPS
10 15 (8.62%) WAN
10 15 (8.62%) IPsec
11 14 (8.05%) SMTP
12 13 (7.47%) Internet
12 13 (7.47%) ATM
13 10 (5.75%) tcpdump
13 10 (5.75%) Ethernet
14 9 (5.17%) LAN
14 9 (5.17%) SAN
14 9 (5.17%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (32.18%) MySQL
2 22 (12.64%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (8.05%) MongoDB
4 9 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.60%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.45%) Ingres
6 6 (3.45%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.87%) JasperReports
8 4 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.72%) DB2
10 2 (1.15%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.57%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (13.79%) Subversion
2 19 (10.92%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.75%) RSpec
3 10 (5.75%) Karma Test Runner
3 10 (5.75%) Sublime Text
3 10 (5.75%) Cucumber
4 8 (4.60%) JIRA
5 6 (3.45%) Maven
5 6 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.87%) GCC
6 5 (2.87%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.57%) NUnit
8 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.57%) Ant
8 1 (0.57%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.57%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (9.20%) Banking
2 14 (8.05%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.05%) Finance
3 9 (5.17%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.87%) Retail
5 4 (2.30%) Front Office
6 3 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.72%) Marketing
7 2 (1.15%) Publishing
7 2 (1.15%) Automotive
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 52 (29.89%) Developer
2 24 (13.79%) Administrator
3 16 (9.20%) Systems Administrator
3 16 (9.20%) Analyst
4 14 (8.05%) UNIX Administrator
5 12 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
5 12 (6.90%) Network Engineer
6 10 (5.75%) Python Developer
6 10 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (5.75%) Software Engineer
6 10 (5.75%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.17%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 9 (5.17%) Designer
8 8 (4.60%) Architect
8 8 (4.60%) PHP Developer
8 8 (4.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.02%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (4.02%) Consultant
10 6 (3.45%) Applications Developer
11 5 (2.87%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (22.41%) HTML
2 31 (17.82%) CSS
3 25 (14.37%) XML
4 21 (12.07%) Web Services
5 20 (11.49%) HTML5
6 18 (10.34%) jQuery
7 17 (9.77%) AngularJS
8 16 (9.20%) .NET
9 14 (8.05%) RESTful
10 13 (7.47%) Hibernate
10 13 (7.47%) JSON
11 11 (6.32%) Backbone.js
11 11 (6.32%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (5.75%) Regular Expression
12 10 (5.75%) Middleware
13 9 (5.17%) Spring
14 7 (4.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (3.45%) Laravel
15 6 (3.45%) Spring Security
15 6 (3.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.62%) Open Source
3 13 (7.47%) Clustering
4 12 (6.90%) PKI
5 10 (5.75%) E-Learning
6 8 (4.60%) Client/Server
7 7 (4.02%) Equities
7 7 (4.02%) Algorithms
8 6 (3.45%) VLE
9 5 (2.87%) IVR
9 5 (2.87%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.87%) N-Tier
10 4 (2.30%) Learning Management System
11 3 (1.72%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.72%) SWIFT
12 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.15%) Digital Media
12 2 (1.15%) Hedge funds
12 2 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (1.15%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 118 (67.82%) Linux
2 79 (45.40%) UNIX
3 43 (24.71%) Windows
3 43 (24.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (15.52%) Solaris
5 15 (8.62%) CentOS
6 11 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.75%) Mac OS
8 7 (4.02%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.02%) VMS
9 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.87%) HPUX
11 4 (2.30%) AIX
12 3 (1.72%) SUSE
13 2 (1.15%) Debian
14 1 (0.57%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.79%) Migration
2 22 (12.64%) OO
3 21 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (8.05%) DevOps
5 13 (7.47%) TDD
6 12 (6.90%) Problem Management
7 10 (5.75%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (5.75%) Software Engineering
7 10 (5.75%) Performance Testing
7 10 (5.75%) Data Modelling
7 10 (5.75%) Configuration Management
7 10 (5.75%) Scrum
8 9 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.17%) Identity Management
8 9 (5.17%) ITIL
9 8 (4.60%) E-Commerce
9 8 (4.60%) MVC
9 8 (4.60%) Validation
10 7 (4.02%) Web Development
11 6 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 69 (39.66%) Perl
2 46 (26.44%) Java
3 45 (25.86%) PHP
4 39 (22.41%) SQL
5 35 (20.11%) JavaScript
6 34 (19.54%) Bash Shell
7 27 (15.52%) Shell Script
8 25 (14.37%) Korn
9 24 (13.79%) Python
10 14 (8.05%) Ruby
11 11 (6.32%) C++
11 11 (6.32%) sed
12 10 (5.75%) PL/SQL
13 8 (4.60%) C
14 7 (4.02%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.72%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.72%) C#
15 3 (1.72%) XPath
16 2 (1.15%) ActionScript 2.0
16 2 (1.15%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 17 (9.77%) Degree
2 9 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.87%) Sun Certification
3 5 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.30%) CISSP
5 3 (1.72%) CCSE
5 3 (1.72%) CCSA
5 3 (1.72%) RHCE
6 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.15%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CCNP
7 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (12.64%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.49%) NFS
3 12 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (4.60%) OpenSSH
5 7 (4.02%) RHEV
6 4 (2.30%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.72%) Postfix
8 2 (1.15%) qmail
8 2 (1.15%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.57%) Snort
9 1 (0.57%) Nmap
9 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.57%) Samba
9 1 (0.57%) Firmware
9 1 (0.57%) XenApp
9 1 (0.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.57%) Squid
9 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.57%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 13 (7.47%) Puppet
2 3 (1.72%) SCCM
2 3 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (1.72%) SCOrch
2 3 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (1.72%) SCSM
3 2 (1.15%) Hyperic
3 2 (1.15%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (1.15%) WMI
3 2 (1.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (1.15%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.15%) SCOM
3 2 (1.15%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.15%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (1.15%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.57%) Netcool
4 1 (0.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 55 (31.61%) Oracle
2 39 (22.41%) Red Hat
3 17 (9.77%) Cisco
3 17 (9.77%) VMware
4 12 (6.90%) F5
4 12 (6.90%) JBoss
5 11 (6.32%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.17%) HP
7 7 (4.02%) Sun
8 6 (3.45%) IBM
8 6 (3.45%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.45%) Symantec
9 5 (2.87%) NetApp
9 5 (2.87%) Citrix
9 5 (2.87%) Rackspace
10 4 (2.30%) Zend
10 4 (2.30%) Nokia
10 4 (2.30%) Juniper
11 3 (1.72%) Sourcefire
11 3 (1.72%) Veritas
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