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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 506 562 510
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -52
Contract jobs citing SSH 137 84 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 1.06% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 32 64
Median daily rate £475 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £266 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.87% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £49.19 £187.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.76% +525.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 £187.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-73.76% +525.00%

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
8767 7959 7409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 13.98% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4545 3929
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 483 431
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +28 124 £475 +26.66% 35
London +38 65 £468 +28.96% 15
South East 0 27 £488 +44.44% 7
North East - 11 £450 - 1
Scotland +12 10 £284 -
Croydon - 10 £375 -
Surrey -8 8 £475 +40.74% 1
East of England +8 7 £500 +32.49% 2
Norfolk - 7 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £525 -
Norwich - 7 £500 -
South West +4 6 £343 -41.70% 5
Milton Keynes - 6 £525 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £500 - 1
City of London +50 5 £500 -39.39% 2
Yorkshire +7 5 £400 - 1
Hampshire +4 5 £325 -1.21% 4
Durham - 5 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £500 - 1
Berkshire +1 4 £353 -29.50%
Edinburgh -3 4 - -
Renfrewshire - 4 £266 -
Erskine - 4 £266 -
Leatherhead +14 3 £475 +40.74%
Staines -7 3 £613 -
York - 3 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £363 - 3
West Yorkshire +2 2 £350 - 1
Basingstoke +2 2 - -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 152 (62.55%) Linux
2 117 (48.15%) Oracle
3 102 (41.98%) DNS
4 97 (39.92%) Unix
5 83 (34.16%) DevOps
6 80 (32.92%) Git (software)
7 79 (32.51%) Windows
8 77 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (31.28%) Apache
10 73 (30.04%) Maven
11 71 (29.22%) Security Cleared
12 70 (28.81%) Firewall
13 66 (27.16%) Configuration Management
13 66 (27.16%) VMware
14 63 (25.93%) Puppet
15 62 (25.51%) JIRA
15 62 (25.51%) SSL
16 60 (24.69%) SC Cleared
17 59 (24.28%) Amazon AWS
17 59 (24.28%) Jenkins
18 56 (23.05%) Ansible
18 56 (23.05%) Docker
18 56 (23.05%) Java
19 54 (22.22%) FTP
20 51 (20.99%) TCP/IP
21 49 (20.16%) HTTP
22 48 (19.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 47 (19.34%) Confluence
24 46 (18.93%) OpenLDAP
25 45 (18.52%) Red Hat

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 76 (31.28%) Apache
2 47 (19.34%) Confluence
3 39 (16.05%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (8.64%) Tomcat
5 18 (7.41%) JBoss
6 13 (5.35%) MS Exchange
7 11 (4.53%) SharePoint
8 10 (4.12%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.88%) WebSphere
10 6 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (2.06%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.65%) nginx
12 4 (1.65%) WordPress
13 3 (1.23%) CMS
13 3 (1.23%) iPlanet
13 3 (1.23%) lighttpd
13 3 (1.23%) Moodle
13 3 (1.23%) MQSeries
13 3 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
14 2 (0.82%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 41 (16.87%) HipChat
2 22 (9.05%) MS Excel
3 18 (7.41%) MS Office
4 14 (5.76%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.23%) MS Project
7 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (24.28%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.82%) GitHub
5 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.41%) IaaS
5 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (41.98%) DNS
2 70 (28.81%) Firewall
3 62 (25.51%) SSL
4 54 (22.22%) FTP
5 51 (20.99%) TCP/IP
6 49 (20.16%) HTTP
7 46 (18.93%) OpenLDAP
8 40 (16.46%) OpenVPN
9 38 (15.64%) LDAP
10 34 (13.99%) VPN
11 31 (12.76%) Internet
12 25 (10.29%) SMTP
13 22 (9.05%) SAN
14 21 (8.64%) NAS
15 18 (7.41%) IPsec
16 16 (6.58%) BGP
17 15 (6.17%) BIG-IP
17 15 (6.17%) SNMP
17 15 (6.17%) Telnet
18 14 (5.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.23%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (13.99%) MySQL
3 33 (13.58%) Hadoop
4 24 (9.88%) SQL Server
5 12 (4.94%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.88%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.47%) DB2
8 3 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.23%) Riak
9 2 (0.82%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 80 (32.92%) Git (software)
2 73 (30.04%) Maven
3 62 (25.51%) JIRA
4 59 (24.28%) Jenkins
5 43 (17.70%) JUnit
6 42 (17.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 39 (16.05%) Ant
8 37 (15.23%) JIRA Agile
9 36 (14.81%) SonarQube
10 34 (13.99%) Liquibase
11 29 (11.93%) Bitbucket
12 18 (7.41%) Subversion
13 7 (2.88%) Eclipse
14 5 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (2.06%) GitLab
14 5 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (1.65%) git-flow
15 4 (1.65%) IntelliJ
15 4 (1.65%) Zephyr
16 3 (1.23%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (9.88%) Finance
2 11 (4.53%) Banking
3 6 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.06%) Electronics
4 5 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.06%) Marketing
5 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.82%) Games
6 2 (0.82%) Military
6 2 (0.82%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) French Language
7 1 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (17.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (11.52%) Developer
3 25 (10.29%) Consultant
4 20 (8.23%) Administrator
5 18 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
6 17 (7.00%) Applications Support
7 16 (6.58%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (6.17%) Lead DevOps
8 15 (6.17%) Support Engineer
8 15 (6.17%) Unix Support
9 14 (5.76%) Linux Support
10 13 (5.35%) Java Developer
11 12 (4.94%) Network Engineer
11 12 (4.94%) Senior DevOps
11 12 (4.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.53%) Analyst
13 10 (4.12%) Linux Administrator
13 10 (4.12%) Linux Support Engineer
13 10 (4.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 10 (4.12%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.64%) MCollective
2 37 (15.23%) ELK Stack
3 33 (13.58%) Software Packaging
4 27 (11.11%) SOAP
5 24 (9.88%) LAMP
5 24 (9.88%) Web Services
6 20 (8.23%) REST
7 17 (7.00%) SAML
8 15 (6.17%) XML
9 13 (5.35%) Middleware
10 12 (4.94%) CSS
10 12 (4.94%) HTML
11 7 (2.88%) JDBC
11 7 (2.88%) RESTful
12 6 (2.47%) J2EE
12 6 (2.47%) Java EE
12 6 (2.47%) JMS
13 5 (2.06%) IBM Integration Bus
13 5 (2.06%) jQuery
13 5 (2.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.05%) Client/Server
2 21 (8.64%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.64%) PKI
3 20 (8.23%) Management Information System
4 17 (7.00%) Cryptography
5 15 (6.17%) Computer Science
6 14 (5.76%) Wiki
7 13 (5.35%) CESG
8 9 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.70%) Clustering
8 9 (3.70%) DataPower
9 8 (3.29%) Derivative
9 8 (3.29%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.65%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.23%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.23%) HP Storage
11 3 (1.23%) HP StoreVirtual
11 3 (1.23%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.23%) Replication
12 2 (0.82%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 152 (62.55%) Linux
2 97 (39.92%) Unix
3 79 (32.51%) Windows
4 48 (19.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (17.28%) CentOS
6 21 (8.64%) Windows Server
7 16 (6.58%) Windows XP
8 15 (6.17%) AIX
9 13 (5.35%) Solaris
9 13 (5.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (5.35%) Windows Vista
10 7 (2.88%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.65%) Debian
11 4 (1.65%) SUSE
11 4 (1.65%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (34.16%) DevOps
2 77 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (27.16%) Configuration Management
4 44 (18.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 44 (18.11%) Scrum
5 43 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (16.46%) Identity Management
7 39 (16.05%) Service Management
8 34 (13.99%) Workflow
9 30 (12.35%) Case Management
10 29 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (11.11%) Coaching
12 23 (9.47%) Migration
13 22 (9.05%) Change Management
14 21 (8.64%) Open Source
15 20 (8.23%) ITIL
15 20 (8.23%) Patch Management
16 19 (7.82%) Cybersecurity
17 17 (7.00%) Load Balancing
17 17 (7.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (23.05%) Java
2 44 (18.11%) Ruby
3 41 (16.87%) Shell Script
4 37 (15.23%) Bash Shell
5 35 (14.40%) Perl
6 34 (13.99%) SQL
7 27 (11.11%) Python
8 25 (10.29%) PHP
9 16 (6.58%) PL/SQL
10 13 (5.35%) Groovy
11 12 (4.94%) JavaScript
12 11 (4.53%) Korn
13 3 (1.23%) C++
13 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.41%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.41%) C#
14 1 (0.41%) COBOL
14 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 71 (29.22%) Security Cleared
2 60 (24.69%) SC Cleared
3 26 (10.70%) CISSP
4 18 (7.41%) CTC Cleared
5 17 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (5.35%) CESG Certified Professional
7 10 (4.12%) CEH
7 10 (4.12%) Degree
8 9 (3.70%) CCNP
9 8 (3.29%) CCNA
9 8 (3.29%) MCSA
9 8 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (2.88%) CCIE
10 7 (2.88%) MCSE
11 5 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.06%) RHCE
12 4 (1.65%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (1.65%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.23%) GCIA
13 3 (1.23%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.12%) RMADS
2 6 (2.47%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.65%) COBIT
4 4 (1.65%) COSO
4 4 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.65%) SAS 70
4 4 (1.65%) SLA
5 3 (1.23%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.82%) QA
6 2 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (23.05%) Docker
2 41 (16.87%) Postfix
3 40 (16.46%) Active Directory
4 38 (15.64%) Squid
5 35 (14.40%) vCloud
6 23 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (5.35%) Sendmail
8 12 (4.94%) NFS
9 9 (3.70%) iptables
10 3 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.23%) RHEV
10 3 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.82%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.41%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.41%) Snort
12 1 (0.41%) Varnish
12 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (25.93%) Puppet
2 56 (23.05%) Ansible
3 44 (18.11%) Kubernetes
4 42 (17.28%) ZABBIX
5 40 (16.46%) logstash
6 39 (16.05%) Rancher
6 39 (16.05%) Terraform
7 37 (15.23%) Kibana
8 21 (8.64%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (4.94%) Packer
10 11 (4.53%) OpenView
11 9 (3.70%) Nagios
12 7 (2.88%) yum
13 5 (2.06%) NetBackup
13 5 (2.06%) SELinux
14 4 (1.65%) CA Single Sign-On
14 4 (1.65%) Control-M
14 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 3 (1.23%) BMC PATROL
15 3 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 117 (48.15%) Oracle
2 66 (27.16%) VMware
3 45 (18.52%) Red Hat
4 43 (17.70%) Microsoft
5 37 (15.23%) Sonatype
6 32 (13.17%) Cisco
7 29 (11.93%) Atlassian
8 24 (9.88%) HP
9 23 (9.47%) F5
10 15 (6.17%) NetApp
11 13 (5.35%) Citrix
12 10 (4.12%) Opsware
13 8 (3.29%) BMC
13 8 (3.29%) Sun
14 7 (2.88%) IBM
15 6 (2.47%) Apple
15 6 (2.47%) CA
15 6 (2.47%) EMC
16 5 (2.06%) CheckPoint
16 5 (2.06%) Veritas
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