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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 531 496 484
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -12
Contract jobs citing SSH 46 65 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.13% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 1.00% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 47 25
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£361 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £280 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £508 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.33% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £10.00 £22.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -55.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £10.00 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -55.94%

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
7410 6490 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.33% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4167 3461 3435
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 638
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £21.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -15.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -43 46 £361 -3.66% 14
South East -15 18 £420 +40.00% 3
London -29 10 £369 -11.94% 7
North West +1 8 £350 +40.00%
Surrey +3 6 £325 -13.33%
East of England - 6 £363 - 2
Berkshire +1 5 £408 +16.42%
Reading +9 4 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £363 -
West Midlands +2 3 £360 +30.90%
Epsom - 3 - -
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
Watford - 2 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
City of London +1 1 - -
Manchester -5 1 - -
Hampshire -20 1 £550 +83.33% 1
Nuneaton - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £360 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Wetherby - - - -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 69 (57.02%) Linux
2 52 (42.98%) UNIX
3 41 (33.88%) Oracle
4 39 (32.23%) Windows
5 35 (28.93%) Java
6 34 (28.10%) Perl
6 34 (28.10%) SQL
7 31 (25.62%) Apache
8 30 (24.79%) TCP/IP
8 30 (24.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (23.97%) SSL
10 28 (23.14%) FTP
11 27 (22.31%) Red Hat
12 25 (20.66%) HTTP
12 25 (20.66%) VMware
13 24 (19.83%) DNS
13 24 (19.83%) Solaris
13 24 (19.83%) PHP
13 24 (19.83%) Bash Shell
14 22 (18.18%) HTML
15 21 (17.36%) Finance
16 20 (16.53%) Banking
17 19 (15.70%) Migration
17 19 (15.70%) MySQL
17 19 (15.70%) HTTPS
17 19 (15.70%) SAN
17 19 (15.70%) Korn
18 18 (14.88%) CSS
19 17 (14.05%) Active Directory
19 17 (14.05%) NFS

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 31 (25.62%) Apache
2 11 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 11 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 7 (5.79%) JBoss
4 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.48%) IIS
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (2.48%) Moodle
5 3 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.65%) Drupal
6 2 (1.65%) WordPress
6 2 (1.65%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.83%) CICS
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.83%) nginx
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.65%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project
4 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.65%) Magento
2 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.65%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.65%) Heroku
2 2 (1.65%) GitHub
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.79%) TCP/IP
2 29 (23.97%) SSL
3 28 (23.14%) FTP
4 25 (20.66%) HTTP
5 24 (19.83%) DNS
6 19 (15.70%) HTTPS
6 19 (15.70%) SAN
7 14 (11.57%) VPN
8 13 (10.74%) Firewall
9 12 (9.92%) LDAP
10 11 (9.09%) SNMP
11 10 (8.26%) SMTP
12 9 (7.44%) NAS
13 8 (6.61%) Internet
14 7 (5.79%) DHCP
15 6 (4.96%) PuTTY
16 4 (3.31%) LAN
16 4 (3.31%) Telnet
17 3 (2.48%) Wireless
17 3 (2.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.70%) MySQL
2 10 (8.26%) RDBMS
2 10 (8.26%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.44%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.96%) Ingres
6 5 (4.13%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.13%) JasperReports
7 4 (3.31%) DB2
7 4 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (3.31%) MS Access
8 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.65%) NonStop SQL
9 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.83%) DTS
10 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (9.09%) Subversion
2 10 (8.26%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.13%) PHPUnit
3 5 (4.13%) GCC
4 2 (1.65%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (1.65%) Sublime Text
4 2 (1.65%) RSpec
4 2 (1.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.65%) JUnit
5 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.83%) NUnit
5 1 (0.83%) JIRA
5 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (17.36%) Finance
2 20 (16.53%) Banking
3 9 (7.44%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.79%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.96%) Retail
6 4 (3.31%) Marketing
7 3 (2.48%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.65%) Publishing
8 2 (1.65%) Automotive
8 2 (1.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.83%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 35 (28.93%) Developer
2 24 (19.83%) Analyst
3 12 (9.92%) Administrator
3 12 (9.92%) Java Developer
4 10 (8.26%) Support Analyst
4 10 (8.26%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (7.44%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (7.44%) Designer
6 8 (6.61%) Architect
7 7 (5.79%) Consultant
7 7 (5.79%) Applications Support
7 7 (5.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.79%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) UNIX Administrator
8 6 (4.96%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) Security Specialist
8 6 (4.96%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Applications Developer
9 5 (4.13%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.18%) HTML
2 18 (14.88%) CSS
3 16 (13.22%) XML
4 13 (10.74%) SOAP
5 11 (9.09%) Web Services
6 10 (8.26%) jQuery
7 9 (7.44%) JSP
8 8 (6.61%) Struts
8 8 (6.61%) Java EE
9 7 (5.79%) HTML5
9 7 (5.79%) Middleware
10 6 (4.96%) JDBC
10 6 (4.96%) .NET
10 6 (4.96%) Hibernate
10 6 (4.96%) Laravel
11 5 (4.13%) REST
11 5 (4.13%) CGI
11 5 (4.13%) DAO
11 5 (4.13%) J2EE
12 4 (3.31%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) Clustering
2 9 (7.44%) PKI
3 6 (4.96%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.13%) Open Source
4 5 (4.13%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.13%) IVR
5 4 (3.31%) EFT
6 3 (2.48%) Equities
6 3 (2.48%) VLE
6 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.48%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.65%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.65%) Tandem
7 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.65%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.83%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 69 (57.02%) Linux
2 52 (42.98%) UNIX
3 39 (32.23%) Windows
4 30 (24.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (19.83%) Solaris
6 17 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (5.79%) AIX
8 7 (5.79%) VMS
9 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (4.13%) CentOS
10 5 (4.13%) Windows 7
11 4 (3.31%) SUSE
11 4 (3.31%) HPUX
12 3 (2.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.65%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.65%) FreeBSD
13 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.83%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.70%) Migration
2 14 (11.57%) OO
3 13 (10.74%) Configuration Management
4 9 (7.44%) ITIL
4 9 (7.44%) MVC
5 8 (6.61%) Validation
6 7 (5.79%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (5.79%) Software Engineering
6 7 (5.79%) Change Control
7 6 (4.96%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (4.96%) Information Security
8 5 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.13%) TDD
8 5 (4.13%) Business Continuity
9 4 (3.31%) ITSM
9 4 (3.31%) Identity Management
9 4 (3.31%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.31%) Security Architecture
9 4 (3.31%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.93%) Java
2 34 (28.10%) Perl
2 34 (28.10%) SQL
3 24 (19.83%) PHP
3 24 (19.83%) Bash Shell
4 19 (15.70%) Korn
5 16 (13.22%) JavaScript
6 14 (11.57%) Shell Script
6 14 (11.57%) PowerShell
7 13 (10.74%) Python
8 12 (9.92%) XPath
9 8 (6.61%) C++
10 7 (5.79%) Ruby
11 6 (4.96%) C
12 4 (3.31%) C#
12 4 (3.31%) sed
13 3 (2.48%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (2.48%) COBOL
13 3 (2.48%) ActionScript
13 3 (2.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.44%) Degree
2 5 (4.13%) CISSP
3 4 (3.31%) CISM
4 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.65%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.65%) HNC
5 2 (1.65%) MCSE
5 2 (1.65%) CCNA
5 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.83%) RHCE
6 1 (0.83%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (0.83%) CCSA
6 1 (0.83%) GCIA
6 1 (0.83%) GCIH
6 1 (0.83%) CCSE
6 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) SLA
1 2 (1.65%) COBIT
1 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.83%) COSO
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.05%) NFS
1 17 (14.05%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 7 (5.79%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.13%) OpenSSH
5 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.65%) PowerHA
6 2 (1.65%) Samba
6 2 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.83%) Firmware
7 1 (0.83%) XenApp
7 1 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.83%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.83%) vSphere
7 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.83%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 17 (14.05%) Puppet
2 6 (4.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 5 (4.13%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.31%) SCCM
5 3 (2.48%) SCOM
5 3 (2.48%) Nagios
5 3 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.48%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.48%) SCSM
5 3 (2.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.65%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.65%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.65%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.65%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.65%) YaST
7 1 (0.83%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.83%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 41 (33.88%) Oracle
2 27 (22.31%) Red Hat
3 25 (20.66%) VMware
4 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
5 13 (10.74%) Symantec
6 11 (9.09%) IBM
7 10 (8.26%) Veritas
8 9 (7.44%) Sun
9 8 (6.61%) HP
9 8 (6.61%) EMC
10 7 (5.79%) Cisco
11 6 (4.96%) NetApp
12 5 (4.13%) CheckPoint
12 5 (4.13%) Citrix
12 5 (4.13%) Dell
13 4 (3.31%) Zend
13 4 (3.31%) Cyber-Ark
14 3 (2.48%) 3PAR
14 3 (2.48%) F5
14 3 (2.48%) Remedy
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