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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Shell (SSH)
Rank 515 554 501
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -53
Contract jobs citing SSH 108 39 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.076% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.47% 0.51% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 19 43
Average daily rate £400 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £327 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £444 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-60.00% -

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
7370 7607 6728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.54% 14.87% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4346 4206 3499
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 449 391
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSH within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +63 98 £375 +4.16% 22
London +27 34 £338 -15.62% 8
South East +24 34 £438 +2.94% 9
North West +1 17 £338 -3.57%
Hampshire +27 16 £275 -50.00%
Cheshire +4 14 - -
Warrington - 14 - -
Surrey 0 9 £561 +72.69% 3
Birmingham +3 7 £428 -
West Midlands -12 7 £428 +18.75%
Leatherhead - 7 £600 - 1
Berkshire +12 6 £425 +1.19% 6
Reading +1 6 £425 +14.40% 4
Scotland - 6 £600 -
Hertfordshire +10 4 - -
Basingstoke +5 4 £588 +6.81%
East of England +2 4 - - 1
Stevenage - 4 - -
Manchester -12 3 £338 -
Wales - 3 £463 -
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £530 -
Milton Keynes +5 2 £530 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Farnborough - 2 £275 -
City of London - 2 £300 - 2
South Wales - 2 £450 -
Staines +12 1 £450 -
South West -2 1 £313 - 1
North East -21 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £450 -

SSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 135 (60.00%) Linux
2 98 (43.56%) Unix
3 85 (37.78%) TCP/IP
4 79 (35.11%) FTP
5 73 (32.44%) Firewall
6 68 (30.22%) SSL
7 63 (28.00%) DNS
7 63 (28.00%) Windows
7 63 (28.00%) Oracle
8 62 (27.56%) Cisco
9 59 (26.22%) VPN
10 56 (24.89%) Finance
11 51 (22.67%) HTTP
12 47 (20.89%) Perl
12 47 (20.89%) LDAP
13 46 (20.44%) Python
14 45 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
15 40 (17.78%) DHCP
16 39 (17.33%) Solaris
17 37 (16.44%) Red Hat
18 35 (15.56%) Apache
19 34 (15.11%) Ansible
20 33 (14.67%) Security Cleared
21 32 (14.22%) MySQL
21 32 (14.22%) Web Services
22 31 (13.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 30 (13.33%) JIRA
23 30 (13.33%) PHP
23 30 (13.33%) Shell Script
24 29 (12.89%) VMware

SSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 35 (15.56%) Apache
2 20 (8.89%) CMS
3 17 (7.56%) Confluence
4 9 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.56%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.56%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.11%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.67%) nginx
8 5 (2.22%) Drupal
8 5 (2.22%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.78%) SAS
10 3 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.33%) IIS
10 3 (1.33%) JBoss
10 3 (1.33%) Node.js
11 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.89%) WordPress
12 1 (0.44%) CICS
12 1 (0.44%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
Applications
1 16 (7.11%) MS Excel
1 16 (7.11%) MS Office
2 12 (5.33%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.22%) HipChat
4 5 (2.22%) MS Project
5 2 (0.89%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.44%) Maple
6 1 (0.44%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Magento
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.78%) GitHub
5 3 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.44%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.44%) Datadog
7 1 (0.44%) IaaS
7 1 (0.44%) PaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 85 (37.78%) TCP/IP
2 79 (35.11%) FTP
3 73 (32.44%) Firewall
4 68 (30.22%) SSL
5 63 (28.00%) DNS
6 59 (26.22%) VPN
7 51 (22.67%) HTTP
8 47 (20.89%) LDAP
9 40 (17.78%) DHCP
10 29 (12.89%) LAN
10 29 (12.89%) Network Security
11 25 (11.11%) IPsec
11 25 (11.11%) SMTP
12 24 (10.67%) Telnet
13 22 (9.78%) SNMP
14 21 (9.33%) BGP
14 21 (9.33%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (8.89%) OSPF
15 20 (8.89%) SAN
16 18 (8.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.22%) MySQL
2 26 (11.56%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.89%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (3.56%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.78%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.33%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.33%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.89%) Big Data
8 2 (0.89%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.89%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.89%) DB2
8 2 (0.89%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.89%) SQLite
9 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.44%) QlikView
9 1 (0.44%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.44%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 30 (13.33%) JIRA
2 29 (12.89%) Git (software)
2 29 (12.89%) Jenkins
3 20 (8.89%) Subversion
4 19 (8.44%) Maven
5 15 (6.67%) GitLab
6 11 (4.89%) IntelliJ
7 8 (3.56%) Hudson
7 8 (3.56%) JUnit
8 7 (3.11%) Gradle
9 6 (2.67%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.67%) Vagrant
10 5 (2.22%) Ant
11 4 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.78%) Gerrit
12 3 (1.33%) git-flow
12 3 (1.33%) RSpec
12 3 (1.33%) Toad
13 2 (0.89%) Firebug
13 2 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (24.89%) Finance
2 22 (9.78%) Banking
3 10 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.11%) Front Office
5 5 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.78%) Games
7 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.89%) Law
9 1 (0.44%) Billing
9 1 (0.44%) French Language
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Retail
9 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (15.56%) Administrator
2 33 (14.67%) Developer
3 25 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (8.89%) Architect
4 20 (8.89%) Network Engineer
5 15 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 15 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
6 14 (6.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 13 (5.78%) Analyst
7 13 (5.78%) Linux Administrator
8 12 (5.33%) Applications Support
9 11 (4.89%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 10 (4.44%) Security Engineer
11 9 (4.00%) Linux Specialist
11 9 (4.00%) Security Architect
12 8 (3.56%) AWS Engineer
12 8 (3.56%) Storage Administrator
13 7 (3.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 7 (3.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.22%) Web Services
2 28 (12.44%) Middleware
3 24 (10.67%) CSS
3 24 (10.67%) HTML
4 21 (9.33%) jQuery
5 20 (8.89%) .NET
6 19 (8.44%) HTML5
6 19 (8.44%) SOAP
7 17 (7.56%) REST
8 16 (7.11%) RSS
9 14 (6.22%) LAMP
10 11 (4.89%) SAML
11 9 (4.00%) XML
12 8 (3.56%) IBM Integration Bus
13 7 (3.11%) JMS
14 6 (2.67%) Java EE
15 5 (2.22%) LAPP Stack
16 4 (1.78%) Drush
16 4 (1.78%) Pandas
16 4 (1.78%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.56%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.11%) Social Media
3 15 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 14 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.22%) Data Centre
4 14 (6.22%) DataPower
4 14 (6.22%) Management Information System
5 13 (5.78%) PKI
6 12 (5.33%) Cryptography
7 7 (3.11%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (2.22%) Derivative
9 5 (2.22%) Statistics
10 4 (1.78%) CLARiiON
10 4 (1.78%) DTV
10 4 (1.78%) IPTV
10 4 (1.78%) MPEG
10 4 (1.78%) Streaming Video
10 4 (1.78%) Video on Demand
11 3 (1.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 135 (60.00%) Linux
2 98 (43.56%) Unix
3 63 (28.00%) Windows
4 39 (17.33%) Solaris
5 31 (13.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (9.78%) AIX
7 18 (8.00%) Mac OS
8 17 (7.56%) Windows Server
9 13 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (5.33%) SUSE
11 8 (3.56%) CentOS
12 7 (3.11%) Ubuntu
12 7 (3.11%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.67%) Windows 8
14 5 (2.22%) Debian
14 5 (2.22%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.33%) Android
15 3 (1.33%) CoreOS
15 3 (1.33%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (1.33%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (12.44%) Load Balancing
3 27 (12.00%) DevOps
4 26 (11.56%) Open Source
5 25 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 22 (9.78%) High Availability
6 22 (9.78%) Information Security
6 22 (9.78%) SDLC
7 21 (9.33%) ITIL
8 20 (8.89%) Change Control
9 18 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
9 18 (8.00%) Migration
10 17 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (7.56%) Identity Access Management
11 16 (7.11%) Content Management
11 16 (7.11%) Identity Management
11 16 (7.11%) SEO
12 15 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (6.22%) Analytics
14 13 (5.78%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.89%) Perl
2 46 (20.44%) Python
3 30 (13.33%) PHP
3 30 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 29 (12.89%) Java
5 28 (12.44%) Bash Shell
6 25 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 16 (7.11%) ActionScript
7 16 (7.11%) VB
8 13 (5.78%) Ruby
8 13 (5.78%) SQL
9 11 (4.89%) Korn
10 7 (3.11%) AWK
10 7 (3.11%) C++
10 7 (3.11%) PowerShell
10 7 (3.11%) sed
11 5 (2.22%) C
11 5 (2.22%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.33%) Bourne shell
12 3 (1.33%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 33 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 27 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 24 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (10.67%) CISSP
4 16 (7.11%) CCNA
4 16 (7.11%) Degree
5 9 (4.00%) CCNP
5 9 (4.00%) RHCE
5 9 (4.00%) RHCSA
6 7 (3.11%) GCIA
6 7 (3.11%) GCIH
6 7 (3.11%) MCSA
6 7 (3.11%) MCSE
6 7 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.67%) JNCIA
8 4 (1.78%) CCIE
8 4 (1.78%) CCSA
8 4 (1.78%) CISM
8 4 (1.78%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.22%) COBIT
2 5 (2.22%) COSO
2 5 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.22%) SAS 70
3 4 (1.78%) SLA
4 3 (1.33%) QA
5 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 28 (12.44%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.67%) NFS
4 13 (5.78%) iptables
4 13 (5.78%) Squid
5 9 (4.00%) Samba
5 9 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (4.00%) vSphere
6 8 (3.56%) Docker
6 8 (3.56%) Sendmail
6 8 (3.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (2.67%) RHEV
7 6 (2.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (2.22%) oVirt
9 4 (1.78%) KVM
10 3 (1.33%) Btrfs
10 3 (1.33%) LXC
10 3 (1.33%) Postfix
10 3 (1.33%) Varnish
10 3 (1.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (15.11%) Ansible
2 27 (12.00%) Puppet
3 22 (9.78%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (9.33%) Nagios
5 14 (6.22%) CFEngine
6 10 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (4.00%) ZABBIX
8 8 (3.56%) Control-M
8 8 (3.56%) Oracle ZFS
9 7 (3.11%) CA Single Sign-On
9 7 (3.11%) RSA Security Analytics
9 7 (3.11%) Salt
9 7 (3.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 6 (2.67%) systemd
11 5 (2.22%) BladeLogic
11 5 (2.22%) Cobbler
11 5 (2.22%) yum
12 4 (1.78%) Graphite
12 4 (1.78%) HAProxy
13 3 (1.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 63 (28.00%) Oracle
2 62 (27.56%) Cisco
3 37 (16.44%) Red Hat
4 29 (12.89%) VMware
5 26 (11.56%) Microsoft
6 24 (10.67%) IBM
7 18 (8.00%) CA
8 17 (7.56%) Palo Alto
9 15 (6.67%) EMC
10 13 (5.78%) F5
11 12 (5.33%) BMC
11 12 (5.33%) Remedy
11 12 (5.33%) Sun
12 10 (4.44%) Brocade
13 9 (4.00%) Fortinet
13 9 (4.00%) HP
13 9 (4.00%) Intel Security
14 8 (3.56%) Tandberg
14 8 (3.56%) Veritas
15 7 (3.11%) Juniper
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £125 - £150 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Jonathan Garth
Posted: 5 days ago