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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 529 521 504
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing SSH 66 61 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.88% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 36
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £535 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
+26.05% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -

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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -22 63 £375 -6.25% 14
London +12 23 £375 -11.76% 6
South East -13 17 £400 - 4
Surrey +2 8 £325 -13.33%
North West -1 8 £350 +40.00%
East of England - 7 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £375 - 1
South West -29 3 £375 +26.05%
Scotland - 3 £450 -
Watford - 3 £400 -
Edinburgh - 3 £450 -
Epsom - 3 - -
Leeds -4 2 £430 -
West Yorkshire -9 2 £430 -
Yorkshire -10 2 £430 - 2
West Midlands -17 2 £360 +44.00%
Poole - 2 £375 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
City of London +2 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Nuneaton - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £360 -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 89 (62.68%) Linux
2 62 (43.66%) UNIX
3 49 (34.51%) Oracle
4 41 (28.87%) Windows
4 41 (28.87%) Apache
5 39 (27.46%) Java
6 38 (26.76%) TCP/IP
7 35 (24.65%) Perl
7 35 (24.65%) SQL
7 35 (24.65%) HTML
8 33 (23.24%) SSL
8 33 (23.24%) DNS
9 32 (22.54%) HTTP
9 32 (22.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (21.83%) FTP
10 31 (21.83%) Red Hat
11 28 (19.72%) JavaScript
11 28 (19.72%) CSS
12 27 (19.01%) MySQL
13 25 (17.61%) PHP
13 25 (17.61%) Firewall
13 25 (17.61%) VMware
14 24 (16.90%) XML
14 24 (16.90%) Solaris
14 24 (16.90%) HTTPS
14 24 (16.90%) Bash Shell
15 21 (14.79%) Banking
15 21 (14.79%) Korn
15 21 (14.79%) Finance
16 19 (13.38%) Migration

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 41 (28.87%) Apache
2 14 (9.86%) WebLogic
3 12 (8.45%) Tomcat
4 9 (6.34%) JBoss
5 6 (4.23%) IIS
6 4 (2.82%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.11%) Confluence
8 2 (1.41%) Moodle
8 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.41%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.41%) Drupal
8 2 (1.41%) WordPress
8 2 (1.41%) nginx
8 2 (1.41%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.70%) CMS
9 1 (0.70%) CICS
9 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Photoshop
1 10 (7.04%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (3.52%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.04%) GitHub
1 10 (7.04%) Heroku
1 10 (7.04%) Amazon S3
2 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.70%) IaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (26.76%) TCP/IP
2 33 (23.24%) SSL
2 33 (23.24%) DNS
3 32 (22.54%) HTTP
4 31 (21.83%) FTP
5 25 (17.61%) Firewall
6 24 (16.90%) HTTPS
7 19 (13.38%) VPN
7 19 (13.38%) SAN
8 16 (11.27%) LDAP
9 11 (7.75%) SNMP
9 11 (7.75%) SMTP
10 10 (7.04%) DHCP
11 9 (6.34%) NAS
12 8 (5.63%) PuTTY
12 8 (5.63%) Internet
13 7 (4.93%) IPsec
14 6 (4.23%) Network Security
14 6 (4.23%) LAN
14 6 (4.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.01%) MySQL
2 15 (10.56%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (7.75%) RDBMS
3 11 (7.75%) Relational Database
4 10 (7.04%) MongoDB
4 10 (7.04%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.63%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.23%) Ingres
7 5 (3.52%) JasperReports
8 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.82%) DB2
8 4 (2.82%) MS Access
8 4 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.41%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.41%) NonStop SQL
9 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.70%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (9.86%) Subversion
2 10 (7.04%) Karma Test Runner
2 10 (7.04%) Sublime Text
2 10 (7.04%) Cucumber
2 10 (7.04%) RSpec
3 9 (6.34%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.23%) JIRA
5 5 (3.52%) GCC
5 5 (3.52%) PHPUnit
6 3 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.11%) Maven
7 2 (1.41%) JUnit
8 1 (0.70%) NUnit
8 1 (0.70%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.70%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.70%) Ant
8 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (14.79%) Banking
1 21 (14.79%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.34%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.23%) Retail
5 4 (2.82%) Marketing
6 3 (2.11%) Publishing
6 3 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.41%) Front Office
7 2 (1.41%) Automotive
7 2 (1.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (28.87%) Developer
2 24 (16.90%) Analyst
3 16 (11.27%) Administrator
4 14 (9.86%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (9.15%) Java Developer
5 13 (9.15%) Linux Administrator
6 12 (8.45%) Support Analyst
7 11 (7.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 9 (6.34%) Applications Support
8 9 (6.34%) Software Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) Applications Support Analyst
8 9 (6.34%) Designer
9 8 (5.63%) Architect
10 7 (4.93%) Network Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) Consultant
11 6 (4.23%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) UNIX Administrator
11 6 (4.23%) Security Specialist
12 5 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (24.65%) HTML
2 28 (19.72%) CSS
3 24 (16.90%) XML
4 19 (13.38%) HTML5
5 14 (9.86%) jQuery
5 14 (9.86%) AngularJS
5 14 (9.86%) SOAP
6 13 (9.15%) Web Services
7 11 (7.75%) Hibernate
7 11 (7.75%) Backbone.js
8 10 (7.04%) Ruby on Rails
9 9 (6.34%) JSP
9 9 (6.34%) Java EE
10 8 (5.63%) Spring
10 8 (5.63%) Struts
10 8 (5.63%) .NET
11 6 (4.23%) Laravel
11 6 (4.23%) JDBC
11 6 (4.23%) Middleware
12 5 (3.52%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.45%) Clustering
2 9 (6.34%) PKI
3 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.23%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.52%) IVR
4 5 (3.52%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.52%) Open Source
5 4 (2.82%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.82%) EFT
5 4 (2.82%) Equities
6 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.41%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.41%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.41%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.41%) VLE
7 2 (1.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 89 (62.68%) Linux
2 62 (43.66%) UNIX
3 41 (28.87%) Windows
4 32 (22.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (16.90%) Solaris
6 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (7.04%) Mac OS
8 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.93%) VMS
10 6 (4.23%) AIX
10 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (3.52%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.82%) CentOS
12 4 (2.82%) HPUX
12 4 (2.82%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.82%) SUSE
13 3 (2.11%) Debian
13 3 (2.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.41%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.38%) Migration
2 15 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (10.56%) OO
3 13 (9.15%) Configuration Management
3 13 (9.15%) TDD
3 13 (9.15%) ITIL
4 10 (7.04%) Software Engineering
4 10 (7.04%) Scrum
4 10 (7.04%) MVC
5 8 (5.63%) Validation
6 7 (4.93%) E-Commerce
6 7 (4.93%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (4.93%) Change Control
7 6 (4.23%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (3.52%) Information Security
8 5 (3.52%) Business Continuity
9 4 (2.82%) Security Architecture
9 4 (2.82%) Capacity Management
9 4 (2.82%) DevOps
9 4 (2.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.46%) Java
2 35 (24.65%) Perl
2 35 (24.65%) SQL
3 28 (19.72%) JavaScript
4 25 (17.61%) PHP
5 24 (16.90%) Bash Shell
6 21 (14.79%) Korn
7 16 (11.27%) Shell Script
8 15 (10.56%) Ruby
9 14 (9.86%) PowerShell
10 13 (9.15%) Python
10 13 (9.15%) XPath
11 8 (5.63%) C++
12 7 (4.93%) C
13 5 (3.52%) C#
14 3 (2.11%) ActionScript
14 3 (2.11%) COBOL
14 3 (2.11%) PL/SQL
14 3 (2.11%) sed
14 3 (2.11%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 10 (7.04%) Degree
2 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.82%) CISSP
3 4 (2.82%) CISM
4 3 (2.11%) CCSA
4 3 (2.11%) RHCE
4 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.11%) CCSE
5 2 (1.41%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.41%) HNC
5 2 (1.41%) MCSE
5 2 (1.41%) CCNA
5 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) COBIT
1 2 (1.41%) QA
1 2 (1.41%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (13.38%) NFS
1 19 (13.38%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (5.63%) OpenSSH
5 7 (4.93%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.41%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.41%) qmail
7 2 (1.41%) Postfix
7 2 (1.41%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.41%) Samba
8 1 (0.70%) Firmware
8 1 (0.70%) XenApp
8 1 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.70%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.70%) Squid
8 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.70%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 17 (11.97%) Puppet
2 6 (4.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 5 (3.52%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.82%) SCCM
5 3 (2.11%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.11%) Nagios
5 3 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.11%) SCOM
5 3 (2.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.11%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.11%) SCSM
6 2 (1.41%) YaST
6 2 (1.41%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.41%) Hyperic
6 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.41%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.41%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 49 (34.51%) Oracle
2 31 (21.83%) Red Hat
3 25 (17.61%) VMware
4 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
5 13 (9.15%) Symantec
6 11 (7.75%) IBM
7 10 (7.04%) Veritas
8 8 (5.63%) CheckPoint
8 8 (5.63%) HP
9 7 (4.93%) Sun
10 6 (4.23%) Cisco
10 6 (4.23%) Citrix
10 6 (4.23%) NetApp
11 5 (3.52%) Dell
11 5 (3.52%) EMC
12 4 (2.82%) F5
12 4 (2.82%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (2.82%) Zend
13 3 (2.11%) Remedy
13 3 (2.11%) SAP
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