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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 533 572 514
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -58
Contract jobs citing SSH 113 73 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 0.88% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 38 64
Median daily rate £425 £369 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -6.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £247 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £440
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £49.19 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 - £30.00

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
8519 8251 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.73% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5166 4605 3901
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 478 403
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.10 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +38 98 £450 +24.13% 25
London +20 39 £450 +24.13% 10
South East -2 20 £475 +11.76% 3
North East - 14 £310 -
Tyne and Wear - 14 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £310 -
Scotland - 10 £284 - 1
South West +3 9 £343 +5.38% 8
Buckinghamshire - 9 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £525 -
West Midlands - 7 £425 -
Hampshire +1 6 £411 +67.75% 1
North West +2 5 £400 +45.45%
Gloucestershire - 5 £363 - 6
City of London +41 4 £525 +45.32% 2
Surrey -9 4 £450 +5.88% 2
Birmingham - 4 - -
Erskine - 4 £266 -
Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Renfrewshire - 4 £266 -
Swindon +4 3 £305 -6.15% 1
Wiltshire -2 3 £305 -6.15% 1
Manchester -8 3 £400 +45.45%
Basingstoke -8 3 £702 -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - -
Farnborough +3 2 - -
Liverpool -1 2 £400 -
Merseyside -1 2 £400 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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.

1 121 (56.28%) Linux
2 96 (44.65%) Unix
3 91 (42.33%) Oracle
4 89 (41.40%) Firewall
5 86 (40.00%) Windows
6 76 (35.35%) DNS
7 64 (29.77%) SSL
8 56 (26.05%) Cisco
9 54 (25.12%) FTP
9 54 (25.12%) Java
10 53 (24.65%) TCP/IP
11 49 (22.79%) Security Cleared
11 49 (22.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 48 (22.33%) VPN
12 48 (22.33%) Active Directory
13 45 (20.93%) Microsoft
14 44 (20.47%) HTTP
14 44 (20.47%) Red Hat
14 44 (20.47%) DevOps
15 43 (20.00%) SC Cleared
16 39 (18.14%) Git (software)
16 39 (18.14%) Bash Shell
16 39 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
16 39 (18.14%) Apache
17 38 (17.67%) Perl
18 37 (17.21%) LDAP
19 36 (16.74%) Maven
20 34 (15.81%) Python
20 34 (15.81%) SQL
20 34 (15.81%) SMTP

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 39 (18.14%) Apache
2 18 (8.37%) Confluence
3 16 (7.44%) SharePoint
4 14 (6.51%) MS Exchange
4 14 (6.51%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.12%) JBoss
6 9 (4.19%) WebLogic
7 7 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (2.79%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (2.33%) WebSphere
9 5 (2.33%) WordPress
10 4 (1.86%) nginx
11 3 (1.40%) lighttpd
11 3 (1.40%) Moodle
12 2 (0.93%) CMS
12 2 (0.93%) Drupal
12 2 (0.93%) iPlanet
12 2 (0.93%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (10.23%) MS Office
2 20 (9.30%) MS Excel
3 15 (6.98%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.72%) HipChat
4 8 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.40%) MS Project
6 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.47%) Maple
7 1 (0.47%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 4 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.93%) Magento
3 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.93%) GitHub
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 89 (41.40%) Firewall
2 76 (35.35%) DNS
3 64 (29.77%) SSL
4 54 (25.12%) FTP
5 53 (24.65%) TCP/IP
6 48 (22.33%) VPN
7 44 (20.47%) HTTP
8 37 (17.21%) LDAP
9 34 (15.81%) SMTP
10 33 (15.35%) DHCP
11 32 (14.88%) IPsec
12 29 (13.49%) Network Security
13 24 (11.16%) Internet
14 20 (9.30%) LAN
15 18 (8.37%) Telnet
16 16 (7.44%) Intrusion Detection
17 15 (6.98%) SAN
18 14 (6.51%) SNMP
19 12 (5.58%) BGP
19 12 (5.58%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.49%) MySQL
2 24 (11.16%) SQL Server
3 15 (6.98%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.79%) DB2
6 5 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.93%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.47%) Riak
Development Applications
1 39 (18.14%) Git (software)
2 36 (16.74%) Maven
3 29 (13.49%) Jenkins
4 26 (12.09%) JIRA
5 17 (7.91%) Subversion
6 13 (6.05%) JUnit
7 9 (4.19%) Eclipse
7 9 (4.19%) IntelliJ
8 5 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.86%) Ant
9 4 (1.86%) Zephyr
10 3 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.40%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.40%) GitLab
10 3 (1.40%) Gradle
10 3 (1.40%) Liquibase
10 3 (1.40%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.40%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.40%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (12.56%) Finance
2 13 (6.05%) Banking
3 4 (1.86%) Electronics
3 4 (1.86%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.86%) Marketing
3 4 (1.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.40%) Law
5 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.93%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
6 1 (0.47%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (14.88%) Administrator
2 22 (10.23%) Developer
3 20 (9.30%) Consultant
3 20 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (9.30%) Systems Administrator
4 19 (8.84%) Network Engineer
5 18 (8.37%) Applications Support
6 16 (7.44%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (7.44%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.98%) Unix Support
8 13 (6.05%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (5.58%) Analyst
9 12 (5.58%) Linux Administrator
9 12 (5.58%) Linux Support
9 12 (5.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 11 (5.12%) Architect
10 11 (5.12%) AWS Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) Applications Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) Security Engineer
12 9 (4.19%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.16%) LAMP
2 23 (10.70%) SOAP
3 21 (9.77%) SAML
4 20 (9.30%) Web Services
5 16 (7.44%) REST
6 14 (6.51%) XML
7 12 (5.58%) CSS
7 12 (5.58%) HTML
7 12 (5.58%) Middleware
8 10 (4.65%) Java EE
9 7 (3.26%) jQuery
10 5 (2.33%) IBM Integration Bus
11 4 (1.86%) .NET
11 4 (1.86%) Gherkin
11 4 (1.86%) JMS
11 4 (1.86%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (1.86%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (1.86%) MCollective
11 4 (1.86%) OCX
11 4 (1.86%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.63%) PKI
2 23 (10.70%) Client/Server
2 23 (10.70%) Cryptography
3 17 (7.91%) Data Centre
4 16 (7.44%) Wiki
5 13 (6.05%) Computer Science
6 12 (5.58%) CESG
7 11 (5.12%) DataPower
8 10 (4.65%) Management Information System
9 9 (4.19%) Derivative
10 8 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (2.33%) Clustering
12 4 (1.86%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.40%) Replication
13 3 (1.40%) Statistics
13 3 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.93%) Grid Computing
14 2 (0.93%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.93%) HP Storage
14 2 (0.93%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 121 (56.28%) Linux
2 96 (44.65%) Unix
3 86 (40.00%) Windows
4 49 (22.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (10.23%) AIX
6 21 (9.77%) Windows Server
7 20 (9.30%) Windows XP
8 15 (6.98%) Solaris
9 14 (6.51%) Windows Vista
10 13 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (5.58%) CentOS
12 8 (3.72%) Windows 8
13 7 (3.26%) Mac OS X
14 6 (2.79%) SUSE
15 5 (2.33%) Ubuntu
16 4 (1.86%) Debian
17 3 (1.40%) Android
18 2 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.93%) VyOS
18 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.47%) DevOps
2 39 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (13.02%) Configuration Management
4 26 (12.09%) ITIL
5 22 (10.23%) Open Source
6 18 (8.37%) Patch Management
7 17 (7.91%) OWASP
8 16 (7.44%) Change Management
8 16 (7.44%) Migration
9 15 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (6.98%) Defect Management
9 15 (6.98%) Information Security
9 15 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (6.98%) Load Balancing
9 15 (6.98%) Mentoring
10 14 (6.51%) Identity Management
10 14 (6.51%) Validation
11 13 (6.05%) Change Control
11 13 (6.05%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (5.58%) Fuzz Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.12%) Java
2 39 (18.14%) Bash Shell
3 38 (17.67%) Perl
4 34 (15.81%) Python
4 34 (15.81%) SQL
5 27 (12.56%) PHP
6 20 (9.30%) PL/SQL
7 14 (6.51%) Groovy
7 14 (6.51%) Korn
8 13 (6.05%) JavaScript
8 13 (6.05%) Shell Script
9 9 (4.19%) Ruby
10 7 (3.26%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.86%) C++
12 3 (1.40%) AWK
12 3 (1.40%) sed
13 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.47%) C#
13 1 (0.47%) COBOL
13 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 49 (22.79%) Security Cleared
2 43 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 25 (11.63%) CISSP
4 21 (9.77%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (6.05%) CCNA
5 13 (6.05%) CCNP
6 12 (5.58%) CESG Certified Professional
7 11 (5.12%) Degree
8 7 (3.26%) CEH
8 7 (3.26%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.26%) MCSA
8 7 (3.26%) MCSE
8 7 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.79%) CCIE
10 5 (2.33%) GCIA
10 5 (2.33%) GCIH
11 4 (1.86%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.86%) RHCE
12 3 (1.40%) ISEB
12 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.72%) RMADS
2 6 (2.79%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.86%) COBIT
3 4 (1.86%) COSO
3 4 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.86%) QA
3 4 (1.86%) SAS 70
3 4 (1.86%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) JSP 440
System Software
1 48 (22.33%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.44%) Docker
4 14 (6.51%) Sendmail
5 11 (5.12%) iptables
6 10 (4.65%) NFS
7 7 (3.26%) Postfix
8 5 (2.33%) vSphere
9 4 (1.86%) Squid
9 4 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.40%) RHEV
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.93%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.47%) KVM
12 1 (0.47%) LXC
12 1 (0.47%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.47%) Samba
12 1 (0.47%) Snort
12 1 (0.47%) Varnish
12 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (11.16%) Ansible
2 20 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (9.30%) Puppet
3 13 (6.05%) Nagios
4 12 (5.58%) Packer
5 11 (5.12%) yum
6 7 (3.26%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.79%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (2.79%) Control-M
7 6 (2.79%) RSA Security Analytics
8 5 (2.33%) Kibana
9 4 (1.86%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.86%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.86%) logstash
9 4 (1.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (1.40%) Cacti
10 3 (1.40%) Graphite
10 3 (1.40%) Munin
10 3 (1.40%) OpenView
10 3 (1.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 91 (42.33%) Oracle
2 56 (26.05%) Cisco
3 45 (20.93%) Microsoft
4 44 (20.47%) Red Hat
5 26 (12.09%) VMware
6 22 (10.23%) F5
7 16 (7.44%) HP
7 16 (7.44%) Palo Alto
8 14 (6.51%) Citrix
9 9 (4.19%) BMC
10 8 (3.72%) Fortinet
10 8 (3.72%) NetApp
11 6 (2.79%) CA
11 6 (2.79%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.79%) Remedy
12 5 (2.33%) Apple
12 5 (2.33%) Brocade
12 5 (2.33%) EMC
12 5 (2.33%) IBM
12 5 (2.33%) Sun
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