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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 544 509 524
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +15
Contract jobs citing SSH 50 91 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.16% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 1.26% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £308 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £29.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £29.80
% change year-on-year
- +0.68%

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
8185 7226 7463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.69% 13.09% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4470 3816 3720
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 399 579
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -40 45 £369 -7.81% 25
London -8 19 £381 -1.61% 11
South East -10 18 £344 -16.66% 4
Berkshire -4 7 £425 -
City of London +10 6 £361 -9.68% 5
Hampshire -8 6 £245 -48.42%
Reading +4 5 £425 -
Croydon - 5 £425 -
East of England +21 3 £363 - 1
North West -18 3 £408 - 2
Farnborough - 3 £240 -
Wales - 3 £380 - 1
West Wales - 3 £380 - 1
Swansea - 3 £380 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £363 -
Basingstoke +4 2 - -
Surrey -5 2 £425 +58.13% 2
Manchester -12 2 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 2 £363 -
Swindon +10 1 £325 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 1 - -
Wiltshire +9 1 £325 -2.98% 3
Tyne and Wear +4 1 - -
North East -5 1 - -
Cheshire -7 1 £408 -
South West -11 1 £325 -27.77% 4
West Sussex -21 1 £50 -
Middlesex - 1 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £50 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 50 (50.00%) Linux
2 44 (44.00%) UNIX
3 40 (40.00%) Oracle
4 30 (30.00%) Windows
5 26 (26.00%) TCP/IP
5 26 (26.00%) Red Hat
6 25 (25.00%) Java
7 23 (23.00%) Solaris
7 23 (23.00%) FTP
8 22 (22.00%) Finance
8 22 (22.00%) SQL
8 22 (22.00%) SSL
9 21 (21.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (20.00%) HTTP
10 20 (20.00%) VMware
11 19 (19.00%) Python
12 18 (18.00%) Perl
12 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
12 18 (18.00%) DNS
12 18 (18.00%) HTTPS
12 18 (18.00%) Bash Shell
13 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (16.00%) Apache
14 15 (15.00%) Sun
14 15 (15.00%) Shell Script
15 14 (14.00%) VPN
15 14 (14.00%) HP
15 14 (14.00%) AIX
15 14 (14.00%) SMTP
16 13 (13.00%) Banking

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 16 (16.00%) Apache
2 9 (9.00%) WebLogic
2 9 (9.00%) Tomcat
2 9 (9.00%) JBoss
3 8 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.00%) CMS
4 4 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.00%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.00%) Moodle
5 3 (3.00%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.00%) IIS
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) MS Office
1 7 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (2.00%) GitHub
3 2 (2.00%) IaaS
3 2 (2.00%) PaaS
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.00%) TCP/IP
2 23 (23.00%) FTP
3 22 (22.00%) SSL
4 20 (20.00%) HTTP
5 18 (18.00%) DNS
5 18 (18.00%) HTTPS
6 14 (14.00%) VPN
6 14 (14.00%) SMTP
7 12 (12.00%) SNMP
8 10 (10.00%) LDAP
8 10 (10.00%) SAN
9 9 (9.00%) Firewall
10 7 (7.00%) Telnet
11 5 (5.00%) DHCP
11 5 (5.00%) NAS
12 4 (4.00%) OSPF
12 4 (4.00%) BGP
12 4 (4.00%) Internet
13 3 (3.00%) Ethernet
13 3 (3.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.00%) MySQL
2 11 (11.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.00%) InfluxDB
7 2 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.00%) NonStop SQL
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.00%) DTS
8 1 (1.00%) MS Access
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.00%) DB2
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.00%) Subversion
2 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.00%) JIRA
3 2 (2.00%) JUnit
4 1 (1.00%) Ant
4 1 (1.00%) Maven
General
1 22 (22.00%) Finance
2 13 (13.00%) Banking
3 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.00%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Games
4 2 (2.00%) Publishing
5 1 (1.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.00%) Front Office
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (23.00%) Analyst
2 20 (20.00%) Developer
3 13 (13.00%) Support Analyst
3 13 (13.00%) Administrator
4 11 (11.00%) Java Developer
5 10 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (9.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 9 (9.00%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (6.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Applications Support
7 6 (6.00%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.00%) Consultant
9 4 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.00%) UNIX Support
10 3 (3.00%) Python Developer
10 3 (3.00%) UNIX Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.00%) XML
2 10 (10.00%) SOAP
3 9 (9.00%) Middleware
3 9 (9.00%) HTML
4 8 (8.00%) JSP
5 7 (7.00%) Struts
5 7 (7.00%) Web Services
5 7 (7.00%) J2EE
5 7 (7.00%) Java EE
6 4 (4.00%) SailPoint
7 3 (3.00%) CSS
7 3 (3.00%) HTML5
7 3 (3.00%) Application Packaging
7 3 (3.00%) jQuery
8 2 (2.00%) Silverlight
8 2 (2.00%) RESTful
8 2 (2.00%) Apache Camel
8 2 (2.00%) Regular Expression
8 2 (2.00%) REST
8 2 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.00%) PKI
3 6 (6.00%) Open Source
4 5 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.00%) Clustering
5 4 (4.00%) EFT
6 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.00%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.00%) Video on Demand
7 2 (2.00%) VLE
7 2 (2.00%) Streaming Video
7 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.00%) Tandem
7 2 (2.00%) STB
7 2 (2.00%) IPTV
7 2 (2.00%) DTV
7 2 (2.00%) MPEG
8 1 (1.00%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 50 (50.00%) Linux
2 44 (44.00%) UNIX
3 30 (30.00%) Windows
4 23 (23.00%) Solaris
5 21 (21.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (14.00%) AIX
7 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (7.00%) CentOS
8 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (6.00%) HPUX
10 4 (4.00%) Debian
11 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
12 2 (2.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (2.00%) SUSE
12 2 (2.00%) FreeBSD
13 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.00%) zOS
13 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.00%) ITIL
2 10 (10.00%) SIEM
3 7 (7.00%) Migration
4 6 (6.00%) Cyber Security
4 6 (6.00%) Capacity Management
4 6 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (6.00%) Information Security
4 6 (6.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (5.00%) Identity Management
5 5 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.00%) DevOps
6 4 (4.00%) Service Management
6 4 (4.00%) Change Management
6 4 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.00%) OO
7 3 (3.00%) PRINCE
7 3 (3.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.00%) Document Management
7 3 (3.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.00%) Java
2 22 (22.00%) SQL
3 19 (19.00%) Python
4 18 (18.00%) Perl
4 18 (18.00%) Bash Shell
5 15 (15.00%) Shell Script
6 12 (12.00%) PHP
7 11 (11.00%) PowerShell
8 9 (9.00%) XPath
9 8 (8.00%) C
10 7 (7.00%) Korn
11 6 (6.00%) sed
11 6 (6.00%) Bourne shell
12 5 (5.00%) C++
12 5 (5.00%) JavaScript
13 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
13 3 (3.00%) C#
13 3 (3.00%) ActionScript
13 3 (3.00%) Ruby
13 3 (3.00%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 8 (8.00%) Degree
2 5 (5.00%) RHCE
3 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) CISSP
4 3 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.00%) GCIA
4 3 (3.00%) GCIH
4 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) HNC
5 1 (1.00%) MCSE
5 1 (1.00%) CCNA
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.00%) CISM
5 1 (1.00%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.00%) COSO
1 3 (3.00%) COBIT
2 2 (2.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (11.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.00%) NFS
2 7 (7.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (4.00%) Postfix
4 4 (4.00%) vSphere
4 4 (4.00%) PowerHA
4 4 (4.00%) SpamAssassin
4 4 (4.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.00%) Samba
5 3 (3.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.00%) qmail
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.00%) iptables
6 2 (2.00%) Firmware
7 1 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.00%) XenApp
7 1 (1.00%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) Puppet
2 5 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.00%) SELinux
3 4 (4.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 4 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (3.00%) Nagios
4 3 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.00%) SCOM
5 2 (2.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.00%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.00%) Hyperic
5 2 (2.00%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.00%) YaST
5 2 (2.00%) logstash
5 2 (2.00%) Kibana
5 2 (2.00%) Ansible
5 2 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (40.00%) Oracle
2 26 (26.00%) Red Hat
3 20 (20.00%) VMware
4 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (15.00%) Sun
6 14 (14.00%) HP
7 9 (9.00%) IBM
8 7 (7.00%) Cisco
9 6 (6.00%) BMC
9 6 (6.00%) Dell
9 6 (6.00%) EMC
10 5 (5.00%) Symantec
10 5 (5.00%) Cyber-Ark
10 5 (5.00%) ArcSight
11 4 (4.00%) ForgeRock
11 4 (4.00%) CA
11 4 (4.00%) Veritas
12 3 (3.00%) McAfee
12 3 (3.00%) Citrix
12 3 (3.00%) NetApp
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